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COURSES  D  &  E<br />Tier 4 Student Visa<br />Peter Hough, Katrina Abatis & Julia Coats<br />Welfare Officers (Internatio...
Student Welfare Service<br />Visa information should only be given by trained advisers<br />Immigration (visa) rules chang...
Can I apply for a visa for my new course?<br />You can only apply when you have:<br />A Confirmation of Acceptance for Stu...
C.A.S.<br />Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies<br />
Your CAS Statement<br />Expires after 6 months<br />Unique CAS number<br />Passport / personal details<br />Course details...
How do I get my CAS?<br />Your CAS Statement will be sent to your <br />University email address (@le.ac.uk) <br />by 21st...
FINANCES<br />
How much money do I need?<br />1) Fees for first year of new course<br />If you pay before Friday 9th September your fees ...
How do I show enough money?<br />Bank statements<br />	CAS Statement<br />	Sponsor letter<br />
How do I show enough money?<br /><ul><li>Your name
 Account number
 Date (less than 1   	month old)
 Bank name and logo
 Money in one account 	28 days (minimum)
 Original or stamped</li></ul>Bank statements<br />CAS Statement<br />	Sponsor letter<br />
Bank statement 1 - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Name
 Account number
 Date
 Bank’s name and logo
 Amount of money
 28 days</li></li></ul><li>Bank statements - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Name
 Account number
 Date
 Bank’s name and logo
 Amount of money
 28 days</li></li></ul><li>Bank statements - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Name
 Account number
 Date
 Bank’s name and logo
 Amount of money
 28 days</li></li></ul><li>How do I show enough money?<br />Bank statements<br />CAS Statement<br />	Sponsor letter<br /><...
 Course fees paid
 Accommodation fees 	paid</li></li></ul><li>How do I show enough money?<br />Bank statements<br />	CAS Statement<br />Spon...
 Stamped and dated
 Your name
 Sponsor’s name and 	contact details
 Length of sponsorship
 Amount of money 		/ ‘fully sponsored’</li></li></ul><li>Sponsor letter 1 - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Official letterhead
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Tier 4 (General Student) Visa Information Sessions - Course D & E

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Tier 4 (General Student) Visa Information Sessions - Course D & E

  1. 1. COURSES D & E<br />Tier 4 Student Visa<br />Peter Hough, Katrina Abatis & Julia Coats<br />Welfare Officers (International)<br />Email: welfare@le.ac.uk<br />
  2. 2. Student Welfare Service<br />Visa information should only be given by trained advisers<br />Immigration (visa) rules change<br />The Tier 4 visa rules are available on the UKBA website <br />We can send your application but you must check it is correct<br />If there are mistakes your visa may be refused and you may have to stop studying and leave the UK<br />
  3. 3. Can I apply for a visa for my new course?<br />You can only apply when you have:<br />A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)<br />and<br />Enough money for new course fees <br />and living costs<br />
  4. 4. C.A.S.<br />Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies<br />
  5. 5. Your CAS Statement<br />Expires after 6 months<br />Unique CAS number<br />Passport / personal details<br />Course details<br />Fees paid <br />IMPORTANT<br />Send ALL documents listed here with your application<br />
  6. 6. How do I get my CAS?<br />Your CAS Statement will be sent to your <br />University email address (@le.ac.uk) <br />by 21st September <br />(after you pass Course D or E)<br />If there are any mistakes on your CAS, reply to the email<br />
  7. 7. FINANCES<br />
  8. 8. How much money do I need?<br />1) Fees for first year of new course<br />If you pay before Friday 9th September your fees will show on your CAS.<br />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. <br />and<br />2) £5,400 for living costs<br />
  9. 9. How do I show enough money?<br />Bank statements<br /> CAS Statement<br /> Sponsor letter<br />
  10. 10. How do I show enough money?<br /><ul><li>Your name
  11. 11. Account number
  12. 12. Date (less than 1 month old)
  13. 13. Bank name and logo
  14. 14. Money in one account 28 days (minimum)
  15. 15. Original or stamped</li></ul>Bank statements<br />CAS Statement<br /> Sponsor letter<br />
  16. 16. Bank statement 1 - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Name
  17. 17. Account number
  18. 18. Date
  19. 19. Bank’s name and logo
  20. 20. Amount of money
  21. 21. 28 days</li></li></ul><li>Bank statements - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Name
  22. 22. Account number
  23. 23. Date
  24. 24. Bank’s name and logo
  25. 25. Amount of money
  26. 26. 28 days</li></li></ul><li>Bank statements - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Name
  27. 27. Account number
  28. 28. Date
  29. 29. Bank’s name and logo
  30. 30. Amount of money
  31. 31. 28 days</li></li></ul><li>How do I show enough money?<br />Bank statements<br />CAS Statement<br /> Sponsor letter<br /><ul><li>Total course fees
  32. 32. Course fees paid
  33. 33. Accommodation fees paid</li></li></ul><li>How do I show enough money?<br />Bank statements<br /> CAS Statement<br />Sponsor letter<br /><ul><li> Official letterhead
  34. 34. Stamped and dated
  35. 35. Your name
  36. 36. Sponsor’s name and contact details
  37. 37. Length of sponsorship
  38. 38. Amount of money / ‘fully sponsored’</li></li></ul><li>Sponsor letter 1 - good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Official letterhead
  39. 39. Official stamp
  40. 40. Student’s name
  41. 41. Name / contact details of sponsor
  42. 42. Date
  43. 43. Length of sponsorship
  44. 44. Amount of money / </li></ul> “fully sponsored”<br />
  45. 45. Sponsor letter 2 – good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Official letterhead
  46. 46. Official stamp
  47. 47. Student’s name
  48. 48. Name / contact details of sponsor
  49. 49. Date
  50. 50. Length of sponsorship
  51. 51. Amount of money / </li></ul> “fully sponsored”<br />
  52. 52. QUALIFICATIONS<br />
  53. 53. Certificates<br />You must provide all <br />certificates listed on <br />your CAS statement.<br />For most students:<br /><ul><li> Course E results
  54. 54. Certificate for your </li></ul> previous studies <br /> (eg. Undergraduate <br /> degree certificate)<br />
  55. 55. Qualifications<br />Original certificates or transcripts (no copies allowed).<br />Certificates that the University checked will be listed on your CAS.<br />If the original is not in English, send a professional translation too.<br />
  56. 56. OTHER DOCUMENTS<br />
  57. 57. Translations<br />A professional translation must include:<br />Translator / translation company’s credentials <br />Confirmation of accuracy: “I confirm that this is a true and accurate translation from the original document”<br />Translator / translation company’s contact details<br />Original signature of translator<br />Date of translation<br />The translator must be qualified as a translator<br /> Wendy Wei Gibson (Mandarin translator): info@twowei.co.uk<br /> Talking Heads (all other languages): www.translatemydoc.co.uk<br />
  58. 58. Translation – good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Professional translator (qualified)
  59. 59. Confirmation of accuracy
  60. 60. Contact details of translator
  61. 61. Original signature
  62. 62. Date</li></li></ul><li>Translation – good or bad?<br /><ul><li> Professional translator (qualified)
  63. 63. Confirmation of accuracy
  64. 64. Contact details of translator
  65. 65. Original signature
  66. 66. Date</li></li></ul><li>ATAS – for PhD Students only<br />If you are going to begin a Postgraduate Research degree (PhD) in these subjects you will need an ATAS Certificate (and your offer letter will explain how to get this).<br /><ul><li>B2 Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy
  67. 67. C1 Biology
  68. 68. C4 Genetics
  69. 69. C7 Biochemistry
  70. 70. F1 Chemistry
  71. 71. F3 Physics
  72. 72. F8 Physical Geography & Environmental Sciences
  73. 73. G1 Maths
  74. 74. G4 Computer Science
  75. 75. H1 Engineering</li></ul>If your course is not listed, you do not need an ATAS Certificate.<br />
  76. 76. 2 Photographs<br />Strict rules<br />2 identical photos<br />Grey / cream background<br />Taken during last month<br />No smiling<br />No glasses Full guidance on UKBA website<br />on Granby Street (with University discount) <br /> on London Road (near train station)<br />
  77. 77. Police Registration Certificate (PRC)<br />If you were required to register with the Police, you need to send your PRC with your application.<br />Check:<br /> - Address is up-to-date<br /> - Any change of course <br />If your visa does not refer to police registration you do not need this document.<br />
  78. 78. YOUR NEW <br />VISA<br />
  79. 79. Your new visa (Biometric Residence Permit)<br /><ul><li> Biometric appointment </li></ul> (Finger-prints, digital photograph and eye-scans)<br /><ul><li> BRP replaces visa sticker in passport
  80. 80. Take your new BRP to Registry
  81. 81. Keep BRP safe – replacement cost</li></ul>DO NOT CARRY IT IN YOUR WALLET / PURSE<br /><ul><li>Must use BRP and passport to travel
  82. 82. Keep a photocopy</li></li></ul><li>Ways to apply<br />In Person (PEO):£702<br />(10 working days from appointment)<br />Obtain proof of making application from PEO – required to register for your course.<br /> Biometrics at visa appointment.<br />Via Student Welfare (by post):£386<br />+£25 Welfare administration fee(20 working days<br /> from Biometrics)<br />Adviser (not student) can communicate with Home Office. <br />Welfare receipt can be used to register for your course.<br /> Book a biometric appointment later. <br />
  83. 83. Application fee<br /><ul><li>Pay by Postal Order (small fee)
  84. 84. Safest way of payment
  85. 85. Buy from any Post Office
  86. 86. Payable to ‘Home Office’</li></ul>In Person applicants can pay by credit / debit card<br />
  87. 87. THE APPLICATION PROCESS<br />
  88. 88. Visa Renewal Process<br />Document checking sessions <br />Dates and times will be posted on the Welfare website<br />Tier 4 Lecture <br />(Today)<br />2. Visa Workshop<br /> (We will email details)<br />3. ½ hour appointment with Adviser<br /> (We will book this at the Workshop)<br />
  89. 89. Adviser time<br /> 703 Visas expiring 16th October <br />÷ 3 Immigration Advisers<br /> = 234 visas to process<br />1 visa = ½ hour appointment + ½ hour checking<br /> 234 hours for each adviser <br />÷ 4 weeks<br /> = 58 hours per week<br />
  90. 90. How long will it take?<br />We cannot guarantee how quickly the Home Office will return your documents<br />Visas may not come back in the same order as they were sent<br />Do not book any tickets for travel until your passport and visa are both returned to you.<br />
  91. 91. Following the Tier 4 Rules<br />Your new visa will show your University of Leicester CAS number so you cannot use it to study anywhere else.<br />The University must tell the Home Office if you:<br /><ul><li> Do not start your course
  92. 92. Do not attend class regularly
  93. 93. Stop studying</li></ul>Please contact Student Welfare if you are having problems or need to stop studying for any reason.<br />
  94. 94. Checklist<br /><ul><li>Valid application form
  95. 95. CAS Number
  96. 96. Bank Statements or Sponsorship Letter
  97. 97. Passports and visas
  98. 98. 2 x passport photos
  99. 99. Certificates / transcripts (and translations)
  100. 100. Police Registration Certificate
  101. 101. ATAS Certificate
  102. 102. Postal Orders
  103. 103. £25 cash (Welfare administration fee)
  104. 104. No objection letter if you were sponsored within last 12 months (but no longer sponsored now)</li></li></ul><li>If you have questions, <br />please send an email to welfare@le.ac.uk<br />or speak to your adviser at your appointment.<br />

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