Visa Procedure for Indian Students | SI-UK University Fair Online
Visa Procedure for Indian Students | SI-UK University Fair Online

Visa Advice

What to expect when applying for a visa to study in the UK.

Student Visa Procedure

Visa Support at the SI-UK University Fair Online

If you wish to study at a UK university, college and language school then you will need to apply for a visa. Applying for a visa is normally the last hurdle in the admissions process; however it is essential that students start preparing for it immediately, saving stress later in time. The SI-UK University Fair Online Mumbai offers visas and immigration advice to Indian students interested in studying in the UK for the upcoming intakes.

What do I need for my visa application?

Before preparing your application, you will need a number of different documents (all original copies) to prove who you say you are. These include:

  • Your current passport and any previous passports that you have, that contain a UK visa
  • Two passport photos which meet the requirements of the Home Office
  • Financial documents which prove you have the required funds available to you
  • If you are being officially financially sponsored you will need a letter from your sponsor confirming the sponsorship arrangements
  • Evidence of previous qualifications

SI-UK can help you apply for a Student Visa required to enter the UK under the new point based immigration system. We are committed to providing expert consultation and assistance to all students who need help on their visa applications at the UK University Fair. We can help you in the following areas:

  • Applications to enter the UK as a general student
  • Applications to enter the UK as a student visitor

We will also review your personal immigration circumstances, advise on how and what to prepare for the application and also how to complete your application to a professional standard expected by the UKBA.

Two-year post-study work visa

In 2019 the UK Government announced that from 2020/21, international students who successfully complete an undergraduate degree in the UK may stay in the country for a further two years.

The new scheme aims to provide greater opportunities to international students who wish to remain in the UK after the successful completion of their degree and, after issuing over 250,000 Tier 4 study visas to international students wishing to study in the UK last year - 13% higher than the preceding 12 months - the UK remains a premier global study destination.

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Types of Student Visa Who can apply?
Tier 4 (Child) Student You can apply as a child student under Tier 4 of the points based system if you are between the ages of 4 and 17. If you are between 4-15 years old you must be coming to the UK to be educated at an independent fee-paying school.
Child Visitor You can apply for a child visitor visa if you are 17 years old or under and want to study in the UK for up to 6 months.

You cannot switch to a Tier 4 child visa. If you want to apply for a Tier 4 child visa you must apply from your home country.
Tier 4 (General) Student You can apply as an adult student under Tier 4 (General) of the points-based system if you are coming to the UK for your post-16 education.
Student Visitor You can apply as a student visitor if you are 18 years old or over, you want to study in the UK for up to 6 months, and you do not want to work while you are here.

You cannot switch and apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa while you are in the UK. If you want to apply for a Tier 4 (General) student visa, you must apply from the country you live in.
Prospective Student You can apply as a prospective student if you want to come to the UK to help you decide which course to study, or if you plan to start a course of study within 6 months.

You will be able to switch and apply for a Tier 4 (General) or Tier 4 (Child) student visa while you are in the UK.
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