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UK Visa Guidelines
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UK Student Visa Application Form is VAF 9.
UK Student Visa Application Fee is Rs. 21,700.
Proof of financial sources:
The candidate has to show funds which must be minimum 28 days old from date of
visa application.The funds must be in the name of student or a joint account
shall exist for both financial sponsor (parents) and student.If the funds are as fixed deposit then, bank must issue a letter confirming the
availability of same and encashment can be done within 28 days maximum.Bank
letter must be dated less than 30 days from the date of visa application.If the funds are shown as education loan then, sanction letter of loan dates
less than 30 days must be produced with a copy of terms and conditions or loan
Funds to be shown:
If studying within London borough – First year tuition +
7,200 Pounds (Nine months max.)Outside London borough – First year tuition +
5,400 Pounds ( Nine months max.)
Points for getting Visa:
For admission in A
tier universities – 30 Points (registered in UK Border Agency Sponsor Register)
For Money evidence (maintenance requirement) – 10 points Total 40 points have to
be obtained to get the student’s visa.Students can take up further education in
the same college without another visa. However, if they change the college or
apply for another visa tier, they have to apply a fresh for another visa.
of documents to be taken (required) for Visa in the same order as given
1. VAF 9 + Appendix 8 Form (Tier 4 – Student) and Guidance Notes
3. One Passport size photo (45 x 35 mm Color, less than 6 months old)
4. Biometric Details
5. Visa Fees of RS. 21700
6. CAS Number
8. ATAS Certificate
9. Receipt of fee payment towards accommodation & Tuition.
Bank Statements - ORIGINAL for the last 28 days from all sponsors
Transcripts (Mark sheets -from 10th class till the last degree obtained)
Affidavit of Support to be given by the sponsor on Rs.20 stamp paper
13. Work experience certificate
14. Fixed Deposit Receipts (if
15. Bank loan sanction letter (if necessary)
Visa application may be
submitted personally at the VFS UK local office, after obtaining appointment by
Email from them. If the authenticity of documents is confirmed, issue of visa
will not take more than 7 days to 15 days. In case the visa officials consider
that an interview may be required, there will be a personal visa interview
before a visa could be granted or denied.
Presently, the visa application fee is
Rs.21,700. This may be paid in the form of Bankers Cheque only at Standard
Chartered Bank branches at no extra fee. (Applicant with original passport has
to visit for this purpose) If D.Ds are to be taken, please take (from any bank)
in the name of ‘British High Commission, New Delhi’ or ‘British Dy. High
Commission, in Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata. To get Bankers Cheque made at VFS,
Rs.100 extra is payable.
In case the visa officials consider that an interview
may be required, there will be a personal visa interview before a visa could be
granted or denied.
It is best to apply for a visa at least 3 months before the
start of semester in UK. Students can reach UK up to one month before start of