Apply in the UK
When can I apply?
You must apply before your current Tier 4 permission expires, and no earlier than 3 months before the course start date on your CAS.
You will need to apply online.
- £475 for a Standard application (usually decided within 8 weeks)
- £952 for a Priority application (usually decided within 5 days of date of appointment)
- £1,085 for a Super Priority application (usually decided on the day after you have enrolled your biometrics. You will normally receive your plastic Biometric Residence Permit with your new immigration permission up to 10 working days after your appointment).
Please read the guidance prepared by UK Visas and Immigration about the process for booking and attending an appointment: UKVCAS quick guide for students Sept 2019 [PDF 711KB]
If you attend a UKVCAS core service centre, your appointment will be free. The nearest UKVCAS core centre is in Croydon. If you choose an enhanced service centre, there will be an additional cost, which we understand to be between £60- £125. Enhanced service centres are available in Canning Town, Stratford and East Ham. For further information about locations, please see the UKVCAS website.
You must make an appointment within 45 working days of submitting your application online.
Completing the application form
Read our guidance to help you to register for, and complete the Tier 4 application form inside the UK: Apply to extend your Tier 4 visa in the UK [DOC 510KB]
The following video will help you complete the sections of the visa application form from inside the UK which you may find difficult or do not know how to answer.
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