The IAS Visa Wizard is the easy way to find the correct visa for you
If you want to study in the UK for a period longer than six months, you must obtain a UK Student Visa, also known as a Tier 4 Student Visa.
You can apply for this visa if you are looking to come to the UK from the US to study for your post-16 education. With this visa, you will be able to remain in the UK so long as you are enrolled in a course of study in a regulated institution, like a University. This visa covers your course length and a short period after. It can be extended or switched from if you wish to remain in the UK for further study or work once your course is finished.
Our team of specialist lawyers can assist with your Tier 4 Student Visa application. Your lawyer will work one-on-one with you to assess your study options, advise you on your requirements on next steps. They will also guide you through your entire application process. From getting your Certificate of Acceptance of Study (CAS) to organizing your documents into a portfolio, we can help. Contact us now on +1844 290 6312 or make an inquiry online to speak with a lawyer about your UK Student Visa.
To meet the requirements for the UK Adult Study Visa, you need:
Once you have graduated you will have a short period left where you can remain in the UK, but after this, you must return to your home country.
According to the Home Office, there is a 28-day period to apply for a Tier 4 extension. Otherwise, you will have to make a fresh application for a different visa (i.e. a work visa).
You are permitted to switch onto a Tier 4 Visa from a number of different scenarios and visa categories.
These include if you are:
Yes – students on Tier 4 Visas are permitted to work during their studies. However, there are limits to the hours you can work.
If you are an adult student on a UK degree course, you can work a maximum of 20 hours per week and it must not interfere with your studies.
If you stop studying before you have completed the full length of your course, you cannot continue to work. If you do, you will be in breach of your Tier 4 Visa conditions.
You (or your child) can apply for a Tier 4 Study Visa, providing the child meets the following conditions:
This application must be made from outside the UK. This type of visa lasts for the full length of the child’s course, with four extra months following this. After this time, they must return home unless they have applied to switch to another visa category.
Read more on Tier 4 Child Study Visas.
If you (or your child) want to go to the UK to study for a period of six months or less, you can apply for a Child Visitor Visa.
To make an application for this visa the applicant needs to have:
This visa route is not required for US citizens.
If you intend to go to the UK to study for a period of six months or less, you can apply for a Student Visitor Visa.
To make an application for this visa, you must:
Our immigration lawyers are experienced in assisting international students coming to study in the UK.
As part of our advice and application services, you will be paired with one of our specialist advisers.
Your lawyer will:
Get in touch now on +1844 290 6312 or make an inquiry online to get advice about your application for a UK Student Visa.
Comprehensive immigration advice tailored to you, with written confirmation
Full assistance throughout your entire application process
A premium service which allows your application to take priority position in your lawyer's workload
Full representation through your appeal, including physical representation if your case is heard by a tribunal
Marcus is a Dominican Republic national who overstayed in his previous Spouse Visa when last in the UK due to a relationship breakdown.
He wanted to return to the UK… Read More
Moira was an Australian National who had been working in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa and brought her husband over as a dependant.
Her Work Visa was… Read More
Guy was an international student about to finish his university course and had his sights set on starting a company in the UK. His spare time was very limited and… Read More
Priyanka was an Indian National who wanted to visit her daughter, of whom she had had very little contact with, in the UK.
However, she was unsure of what the… Read More
Gosia, an EEA national, wanted to tour the UK while seeking work, however, she was unsure if she was permitted to do so.
Gosia contacted IAS and arranged a… Read More
Harriet is dual Canadian-British Citizen who was currently living in the UK. She needed guidance on whether her Canadian Citizen parents would need a visa to enter the UK… Read More
Ms Houri Zahedi had endless patience during our telephone consultation and gave us high quality advice!
Accurate, up to date information with very useful advice.
Change of Status: Q&A Read More
PERM Labor Certification: Requirements and Eligibility Read More
Visa Waiver Program FAQs Read More