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Tier 4 visa - Application form guide

We know that international students will be worried by the Covid-19 situation and what it means for their immigration status and their studies in the UK.

Attend a live webinar for the latest visa advice and how to prepare a Tier 4 visa application. Register HERE.

Key updates (22 September):

Read the latest information on travellng to the UK (England) and self-isolating.

BRP Collection if you have chosen to send your BRP card to the University, we will contact you as soon as it arrives with instructions on how to collect it.  Please do not come to campus as building are not yet open.

Visa Application Centres are re-opening with reduced services, check VFS or TLS Contact for information specific to your country or UKVCAS for UK information. 

Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) increases from £300 to £470 per year from 1 October 2020.

Tier 4 Pilot Scheme closes 04 October 2020.  Masters students starting in October 2020 must submit their visa application on or before this date to qualify.

05 October 2020 new Immigration Rules take affect.  'Tier 4' becomes 'Student' visa.

The new Hong Kong BN(O) visa route opens January 2021.

The Graduate Route, the UK's new 2 year working visa, opens summer 2021.

Useful links: 

Remote study for students based in mainland China: request access to Alibaba Cloud.

The University’s information for students returning to campus.

Self-isolation activities programme The University have put together several activities during this 14-day period. Exeter Based Students and Cornwall Based Students.

Full Home Office concessions for students is outlined here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tier 4 sponsors, migrants and short-term students.

UKCISA regularly updates their advice for students here: Coronavirus (Covid-19): info for international students.

Contact us:

Finally, the trained immigration advisers in International Student Support are here to help with any questions or concerns you have during this difficult time. Please email us at visaadvice@exeter.ac.uk and one of our advisers will respond as soon as possible.

Unless you are in North Korea, you will need to apply online for your visa.  Use the relevant guide below to help you access and complete the application form correctly.  

Applying outside the UK

For applications made from outside the UK (Entry Clearance), use our guide below to answer key questions. You can access the online visa application form here.

 

If you are having trouble viewing this guide, you can download it here: EC form guide


Extending inside the UK

For applications made from inside the UK (Leave to Remain), use our guide below to answer key questions. If you are in the UK we provide a free Tier 4 Visa Extension Service and will check your application form during your appointment. You can access the online visa application form here.

 

If you are having trouble viewing this guide, you can download it here: In-country application form guide


» Money

Find out the amount of money required and how you can show this.

» CAS & Qualifications

Describes how you meet the visa conditions using your unconditional offer and previous qualifications.

» Document list

A comprehensive final checklist for your Tier 4 visa application.