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COURSES D & E Tier 4 Student Visa Peter Hough, Katrina Abatis & Julia Coats Welfare Officers (International) Email: email@example.com
Student Welfare Service Visa information should only be given by trained advisers Immigration (visa) rules change The Tier 4 visa rules are available on the UKBA website We can send your application but you must check it is correct If there are mistakes your visa may be refused and you may have to stop studying and leave the UK
Can I apply for a visa for my new course? You can only apply when you have: A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and Enough money for new course fees and living costs
Your CAS Statement Expires after 6 months Unique CAS number Passport / personal details Course details Fees paid IMPORTANT Send ALL documents listed here with your application
How do I get my CAS? Your CAS Statement will be sent to your University email address (@le.ac.uk) by 21st September (after you pass Course D or E) If there are any mistakes on your CAS, reply to the email
How much money do I need? 1) Fees for first year of new course If you pay before Friday 9th September your fees will show on your CAS. If you pay after Friday 9th September your fees will not show on your CAS so you should keep the money in your bank account until we send your visa application. and 2) £5,400 for living costs
How do I show enough money? Bank statements CAS Statement Sponsor letter
Qualifications Original certificates or transcripts (no copies allowed). Certificates that the University checked will be listed on your CAS. If the original is not in English, send a professional translation too.
Translations A professional translation must include: Translator / translation company’s credentials Confirmation of accuracy: “I confirm that this is a true and accurate translation from the original document” Translator / translation company’s contact details Original signature of translator Date of translation The translator must be qualified as a translator Wendy Wei Gibson (Mandarin translator): firstname.lastname@example.org Talking Heads (all other languages): www.translatemydoc.co.uk
If your course is not listed, you do not need an ATAS Certificate.
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Police Registration Certificate (PRC) If you were required to register with the Police, you need to send your PRC with your application. Check: - Address is up-to-date - Any change of course If your visa does not refer to police registration you do not need this document.
Ways to apply In Person (PEO):£702 (10 working days from appointment) Obtain proof of making application from PEO – required to register for your course. Biometrics at visa appointment. Via Student Welfare (by post):£386 +£25 Welfare administration fee(20 working days from Biometrics) Adviser (not student) can communicate with Home Office. Welfare receipt can be used to register for your course. Book a biometric appointment later.
Visa Renewal Process Document checking sessions Dates and times will be posted on the Welfare website Tier 4 Lecture (Today) 2. Visa Workshop (We will email details) 3. ½ hour appointment with Adviser (We will book this at the Workshop)
Adviser time 703 Visas expiring 16th October ÷ 3 Immigration Advisers = 234 visas to process 1 visa = ½ hour appointment + ½ hour checking 234 hours for each adviser ÷ 4 weeks = 58 hours per week
How long will it take? We cannot guarantee how quickly the Home Office will return your documents Visas may not come back in the same order as they were sent Do not book any tickets for travel until your passport and visa are both returned to you.
Following the Tier 4 Rules Your new visa will show your University of Leicester CAS number so you cannot use it to study anywhere else. The University must tell the Home Office if you: