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Supporting documents

This guidance is for students applying under the Student Route, from 9am on 5th October 2020. If you applied for Tier 4 before this, you must have met the requirements in place at the time you applied, which may have been different. 

You will need to provide the applicable supporting documents with your Student immigration application. The documents for you will depend on your individual circumstances, so please read all of the information below to check what you will need to provide. 

Requirements for all students

Documents some students must provide (depending on your situation)

  • Qualifications and English language assessment, unless you are applying for permission to study a course at degree level (RQF level 6) or above at Queen Mary
  • Evidence of your finances showing sufficient funds for the stipulated period in the correct format, unless you are applying in the UK and have held permission to be here for 12 months or longer, or if you are from an exempt country. If you are from an exempt country, you still need to prepare the documents, but only need to provide them if later requested by UKVI.
  • Additional evidence if you are showing funds in your parent's account, unless you are applying in the UK and have held permission to be here for 12 months or longer, or if you are from an exempt country. If you are from an exempt country, you still need to prepare the documents, but only need to provide them if later requested by UKVI.
  • TB test certificate if applying from overseas and resident in an applicable country
  • Official translation of any documents not in English or Welsh
  • ATAS clearance if studying an applicable course 
  • Letter of permission from your parents if you are 16 or 17
  • Legal documents as evidence of a name change if you have changed your name (NB an affidavit would NOT be acceptable)
  • Evidence of permission to be in third country if you are applying in a country other than your country of nationality 
    • (NB you CANNOT apply in a country which you are visiting)
  • Current BRP card (if you have one)
  • Current up-to-date Police Registration Certificate (if applicable)
  • Additional documents if you are planning to bring family members with you as your dependants
  • Letter of consent if you are currently in the UK and are financially sponsored by a government or an international scholarship agency or if you have been financially sponsored by a government or international organisation within the last 12 months
  • Any other documents relevant to your application
  • If you are applying from within the UK for a course at Queen Mary, your CAS should confirm that you have successfully completed your previous course. You do not need to include evidence with your supporting documents, but you may be asked for further evidence when a decision is being made on your application. 

The required documents for an application can be original or high quality copy. UKVI reserve the right to see the original documents or contact the issuing authority to verify any documents submitted in support of an application.

Passport or travel document

You will need to submit your current passport or travel document. Make sure that it has not expired.

Make sure your name and other details are correct in your passport. When Queen Mary University of London issues you with any documents (such as your degree certificate and your CAS) we will copy your name and other details exactly as they appear in your passport.

If you are applying from overseas, you will also need to submit any previous passports you’ve held unless they have been lost, stolen or returned to the issuing authority.

You will need to take your passport to your biometric appointment to be scanned and you can usually keep your passport whilst your application is pending. 

*You cannot travel outside the UK before you have a decision on your visa application. If you travel before you receive a decision, your application will be withdrawn, and you must make a new application before being able to return to the UK*

Evidence of your qualifications and English language assessment

Queen Mary is a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance, so if you are studying a course at degree level (RQF level 6) or above, you do not need to provide evidence of your qualifications, including English language. Your CAS should include details of your qualifications and English language assessment.

If you are studying below degree level, you will need to provide the qualifications listed on your CAS, unless you are a national listed under the 'Differential evidence requirement' under paragraph ST 22.1 of Appendix ST of the Immigration Rules. If you are studying below degree level, you should provide educational qualifications listed in your CAS, or a print-out from the online checking service.

Translations

If a document is not in English or Welsh, you must provide an English translation of the document. You must provide a fully certified translation from a professional translator or translation company that can be independently verified by the Home Office. The translation must include all of the following information:

• confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the document

• the date of translation

• the full name and signature of the translator or an official from the translation company

• the translator or translation company’s contact details

Keep copies of your documents

Warning: You must keep a copy of your online application form, and everything you submit with your immigration application, as well as any correspondence you receive from the Home Office. This includes your passport and any supporting documents you submit (e.g. bank statements and certificates).

This is very important as you may need to refer to the exact documents you submitted in support of your application in case of a refusal of your application, if you wish to challenge the decision or submit a new application.

If there is a problem with your application, you may need to show copies to a Welfare Adviser so that they can provide you with advice.


Disclaimer:
Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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