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.

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.

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.