After 18 March 2016, visa application fees have risen. An overseas Tier 4 visa application will now cost £328. This does not include the Immigration Health Surcharge Payment.
Tuberculosis testing: Please check if you need a Tuberculosis test certificate before you apply for your visa. Countries including Nigeria, China, India, South Korea, Hong Kong, Pakistan and many others now need a test before applying. Your visa will be refused if you do not have a TB Certificate when required to do so. Check if you need a test here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-t-tuberculosis-screening
1)The cost of a Tier 4 visa from outside of the UK is currently £328
2) Most countries (except North Korea) require you to complete an online Tier 4 application; you can access the online application form here
3) We have written a detailed guide with instructions about how to complete the Visa application form here
4) You can find out the likely processing times here: https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times
5) Please note that some countries may ask you to "Register with a Commercial Partner" in order to proceed with your visa application. This will usually be in countries where there are a low number of visa applications to the UK or the Home Office presence is low. You may be asked to pay an extra administration charge equivalent to £55 which should be paid at the same time as the visa application fee.
Please see the presentation at the top of the page.
As well as your completed online form and bank statements (plus birth certificate and parental letter if using parental bank statements); you also need to provide several other documents with your application.
You will also need to provide professional translations of documents which are not written in English.
Please ensure your documents meet the criteria as listed in the Tier 4 application guidance before applying; if you have any worries please contact us for advice. The Tier 4 application guidance is available here.
You are strongly advised to keep and take photocopies of all documents you will be providing for your Tier 4 visa application. This includes copies of your passport and photographs. This is so you have a record of everything you are submitting in case the Home Office do not consider a document. Some overseas posts will expect to see photocopies as a part of your application anyway.
Example bank statement - Click here to see an example of a bank statement showing the requirments for a visa application
Please note from 6th April 2014 nationals of all countries, including low risk, may be invited to attend a credibilty interview.
We suggest reading pages 142 - 144 of the Tier 4 Modernised guidance for a list of factors that the Home Office will look to consider when conducting a credibility interview. The Tier 4 modernised guidance is the guidance a caseworker will follow to assess a Tier 4 visa application.
Along with the Prezi Presentations at the top of the page. We have created this Sway Checklist which will consolidate all the above information (With example documents and excerpts from the Official Policy Guidance) and into one flowing checklist. It is formatted to be easily read on mobiles and tablet screens. Please press the full screen button to open the checklist in a new window
We offer free confidential immigration advice and support for applicants for Aston University; if at any point in the application process you need further advice or support please do not hesitate to contact us.