Tier 4 (Students) visa

Tier 4 student visas

The Tier 4 (student) visa is for people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who wish to study in the United Kingdom. Our experienced team can assist you with your application for Entry Clearance if you are outside the United Kingdom or for leave to remain if you are already in the United Kingdom.

Tier 4 (General) student visas

If you are over the age of 16 and wish to study at a Tier 4 sponsored institution you must obtain a Tier 4 (General) student visa before travelling. The rules governing students have become more complex in recent years and it is therefore advisable to seek expert advice to ensure your application is prepared properly.

Tier 4 (Child) student visas

If your child is aged between 4 and 17 and you want them to study at an independent school in the United Kingdom they must obtain a Tier 4 (Child) student visa before travelling. The rules governing students have become more complex in recent years and it is therefore advisable to seek expert advice to ensure your application is prepared properly.

Appeal rights

Unfortunately, there is no longer a full right of appeal if a Tier 4 student visa application is refused, instead an applicant must apply for administrative review. In an administrative review a refusal will not be overturned if the applicant has failed to provide a specified document or made an error with their application. It is therefore crucial to ensure that any application made under the Points Based System is prepared, thoroughly checked and submitted by a qualified and experienced immigration specialist to avoid refusal of the application and loss of fees paid.

Further information and advice

If you have any questions about Tier 2 (Sportsperson) visas or if you would like to talk about your case and to discuss how we can help you, please call us on 0121 698 2187 or alternatively email us at info@hsic.co.uk.

You can also use our free immigration advice service (this is suitable for general enquiries about immigration requirements and not for preparation of an application for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom).