Depending on the country where you live, you may need to make your application online or using application form VAF9. All applicants must also complete and submit the relevant version of Appendix 8 of the form. The date of your application must be no more than 6 months after the date when your Tier 4 sponsor assigned your confirmation of acceptance for studies to you.

As part of your application, you will need to enrol your fingerprints and facial image (known as 'biometric information') at a visa application centre.

Select your country in UKBA country finder to find out:

  •  how to apply in your country
  • the location of our visa application centres
  • how long the UKBA generally takes to process visa applications
  • how your documents will be returned to you

Permission To Work As A Tier 4 General Student

Where a Tier 4 (General) student is following a course at NQF 6/QCF 6/SCQF 9 or above with a sponsor which is:

  • a Recognised Body or
  • a UK Higher Education Institution, or
  • is undertaking a short-term study abroad degree programme at an overseas Recognised Body or Higher Education Institution, the following work is allowed:
      • part-time during term-time, which is no more than 20 hours a week;
      • full-time during vacations;
      • on a work placement as part of the course, providing the work placement does not amount to more than 50% of the course;
      • as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme;
      • as a student union sabbatical officer for up to two years.

Where a Tier 4 (General) student is following a course at NQF 3, 4 or 5/QCF 3, 4 or 5/ SCQF 6, 7 or 8, with a sponsor which is a UK Higher Education Institution, the following work is allowed:

  • part-time during term-time, which is no more than 10 hours a week;
  • full-time during vacations;
  • on a work placement as part of the course, providing the work placement does not amount to more than 33% of the course;
  • as a student union sabbatical officer for up to two years.

Where a Tier 4 (General) student is following a course at any level with a sponsor which is a publicly funded further education college, the following work is allowed:

  • part-time during term-time, which is no more than 10 hours a week;
  • full-time during vacations;
  • on a work placement as part of a course, providing the work placement does not amount to more than 33% of the course;
  • as a student union sabbatical officer for up to two years.

Where a Tier 4 (General) student is following a course at any level with a Tier 4 sponsor which is not:

  • a UK Higher Education Institution, or
  • a short-term study abroad degree programme at an overseas Higher Education Institution or
  • a publicly funded further education college,

he/she is not allowed to work whilst in the UK as a Tier 4 General Student.

Our Services For Entry Clearance Application As A Tier 4 General Student

We can represent you in your entry clearance application and do all the work until decision by the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) on your application. Our work will include:

  • the completion of the paper or online application form;
  • advising you on the relevant requirements, relevant laws and procedures;
  • advising you on the relevant documents to be submitted in support of your application;
  • considering the contents of such documents and discussing the same with you;
  • advising you on the weaknesses and strengths of your application; and
  • preparing a cover letter wherein we will explain in detailed how all the relevant requirements of the entry clearance are being satisfied.

The completed application will be forwarded to the applicant outside the UK who will sign the same and forward the application along with all the supporting documents to the relevant British Embassy/High Commission/Consulate for a decision to be made by them.

Where necessary, we will also liaise with the Entry Clearance Officer for an expeditious decision on your application.

Why Sunrise Solicitors For Your Entry Clearance Application As Tier 4 General Student?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for  UK Visa as Tier 4 General Student. The quality of our service is self-evident from the reviews of our clients about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for UK Visa as a Tier 4 General Student and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

Our Fees For Entry Clearance Application As A Tier 4 General Student

  • We will charge you a fee from £1000 (No VAT) for our professional immigration services in relation to your entry clearance application as Tier 4 General Student. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly installments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by the company on your behalf e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.