Applying from outside 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 application from outside the UK. If you are applying for a visa extension from within the UK, please follow the advice on our ‘Inside the UK’ pages instead. Biometric Residence Permits have now been introduced for applications made outside the UK.

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 if you have any questions.


Changes to the Immigration Rules affect applications from 11 January 2018.

Areas include: Tier 4 for part time study, Tier 4 pilot scheme, change of programme. We will update our guidance on 11 Jan.