Applying from inside the UK

Our Tier 4 Super Guide will ensure that you have all the information you need to submit your Tier 4 (General) Student visa extension application from inside the UK. If you are applying for a new students visa from outside the UK, please follow the advice on our ‘Outside the UK’ pages instead.

Follow the steps below and you will have a thorough understanding of the visa rules and the process for submitting an excellent application. The Videos and Application Form Guides will give you the basics for a standard application, but make sure you refer to the Questions and Answers if your particular situation isn’t covered or you need further information about any aspect of the application process. Our Checklists will help you double-check that you have prepared everything correctly. Finally, you can contact our expert immigration advisers to ask questions and book an appointment to submit your application to the Home Office.

From 12 November 2015: students will need to show £1,015 per month towards the Tier 4 visa’s maintenance requirement (living expenses). The Home Office is also removing the ‘established presence’ provision so all students will need to show £1015 per month for the duration of their course or 9 months, whichever is shorter.

Special Delivery Posting

We recommend that students who submit their visa extension applications through our office post their documents to the Home Office by Special Delivery.  For this option there is a charge of £6 which can be paid through the online store here ahead of your submission appointment with an adviser.