You can apply to the Home Office, UKVI to extend your stay in the UK if you are already in the UK with a Tier 4 Student Visa. The UK Immigration Rules require that there should not be more than 28 days gap between the expiry of student's leave to remain in the UK and the start date of his new course. If there is more than 28 days gap between the expiry of your leave to remain as a student and the start date of your new course, you are required to leave the UK and apply for Tier 4 General Student Visa from your country of nationality by submitting an entry clearance application to the British Embassy or High Commission.

What is UK Tier 4 General student visa?

The Tier 4 General student visa category is for those international students who wish to study in the UK and have been offered a place on a course in the UK. Tier 4 General is a point based category and points are awarded for Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and Funds for Maintenance. You can apply for a Tier 4 General student visa to study in the UK if you are 16 or over and you are from a country that's not in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. If you are outside the UK, you can apply for entry clearance as a Tier 4 General Student from your country of nationality by submitting an entry clearance application to the British Embassy or High Commission.

Switch to Tier 4 General student visa

You may be able to switch into a Tier 4 General student visa category, if you are in the UK under any of the following visas or schemes:

  • Tier 2 (General)
  • Tier 2 (Intra-company transfer)
  • Tier 2 (Minister of religion)
  • Tier 4 (Child)

You should include any dependants who are on your current visa on your application to extend - including children who have turned 18 during your stay.

Our fee

Our expert UK immigration lawyer will guide you through every step of the extension of Tier 4 General student visa application process including advice about legal requirements and eligibility criteria.

Our fixed fee

We charge a fixed fee starting from £1000 for our professional legal services in relation to extension of stay as Tier 4 General student. The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.

Do you need legal help?

Contact Rex Law Chambers, if you have any questions or need legal help with any UK immigration law related matter. At Rex Law Chambers, we specialise in a wide range of UK visas and nationality applications and our principal immigration lawyer has wealth of experience and expert knowledge to deal with all types of UK visas and immigration applications. He has successfully handled many complex and high-profile cases and also represented clients in their immigration matters.

We can provide one-off FREE general legal advice via live chat or our "Enquiry Form". The FREE advice does not cover the advice in relation to complex legal issues or advice about documents to be submitted in support of the application. If you would like to to get detailed legal advice then please schedule an in-person, Zoom, Skype or phone consultation by using our "Appointment Request Form".

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