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What do I do if I have resits?

Extend your Tier 4 visa in the UK for your resits and again for your main course

If your resits are scheduled to take place after your visa expires then you can extend your Tier 4 visa in the UK for your resits. You must submit your new visa application before your current visa expires. 

You must meet all of the Tier 4 requirements for your application, including showing the funds for one month, £1265. If you have paid for Queen Mary University of London accommodation before making your Tier 4 application, a maximum of £1265 can be deducted from the amount you need to show for your living expenses.

You will then need to make a new Tier 4 visa application for your main course, once you have the results for the resits and the CAS for your main course.

If you apply from outside the UK, you will need to receive a decision on your application before you travel to the UK.

If you apply from inside the UK, and your previous Tier 4 visa application has already been decided when you are ready to make an application for your new course, you will need to pay for a new application and submit all the documents which meet the Tier 4 requirements at that time.

If your previous Tier 4 application has not yet been decided when you are ready to make an application for your new course, you may be able to make a ‘Variation of Leave’ application, which means that you will be refunded one of the visa application fees. You will still need to send additional documents which meet the Tier 4 requirements at that time (including financial documents showing sufficient funds for your main course for 28 days before the new visa submission date). Please note, you will need to show the outstanding tuition fees for your main course plus living expenses of £11385 (if your course is 9 months or longer), for at least 28 days before the new application is made.

In this case, it would be in your interest to try to delay enrolling your biometrics for the first application as late as possible, whilst still ensuring that they are enrolled before the stipulated deadline. This will make it more likely that the first application will not have been decided at the time you are ready to make a new application, so that you can make a ‘Variation of Leave’ application, and be refunded one of the visa application fees.

You will not be able to travel outside the UK until your second Tier 4 visa application is decided.

You can find information about the evidence that you will need to provide at enrolment if your Tier 4 visa application for Queen Mary is still pending on the this website

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