How to apply for Tier 4 visa

The process for how to apply for your visa differs slightly if you are applying from outside the UK (Entry Clearance) or applying to extend your visa from inside the UK (Leave to Remain). Click on the relevant tab below to see an overview of the application process.


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Next Steps

Click on the relevant section below for our advice and guidance when applying for a Tier 4 visa.  We provide advice and support for all Tier 4 applications and provide a visa extension service if you are in the UK.

» Application form

A guide to completing your Tier 4 application form.

» 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.

» Dependants

This section provides guidance for your spouse and children to apply for visas as your dependants.