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Tier 4 (Child) Student

Tier 4 (Child) student visa is for children between four and 17 years of age who come to the UK to study at an independent fee-paying school. Tier 4 (Child) student can come to the UK up to one month before the start date of the course. The maximum length of stay without extension is six years.  Where the visa is granted for the duration of the student’s course, four months are added to the visa after the end of the course. A Tier 4 (Child) student may apply for extension of his visa within the UK if his existing

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Tier 4 (general)

The Tier 4 (General) Student visa is for non-EEA nationals over 16 years of age, who wish to pursue a full time course of study in the UK. In order to qualify for Tier 4(General) visa students have to produce a valid certificate of acceptance for studies (CAS) and demonstrate availability of maintenance funds at appropriate level. Currently, maintenance level is £800 per month of studies for inner London students, and £600 per month eslewhere; up to a  maximum of nine months, or two months, if the student has “an established presence”.  Additional funds required for dependants of students are £533 per

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Tier 4 Student Visa

UK Student Visa is issued in the following categories: Tier 4 (general), Tier 4 (Child), and Student Visitor. Changes to UKBA student policy are announced to come into effect on 6 April 2012. Ministerial Statement of Intent published on 13 February 2012, lists important changes in the Immigration rules and Policy Guidance, affecting points-based system migrants.  Some may potentially create retrospective effect unless transitional arrangements are made. New maintenance requirements and limits on the time permissible to spend in the UK studying at a graduate level will be incorporated into the Immigration Rules affecting Tier 4 migrants from April 2012. With the withdrawal of the

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Academic progress in Tier 4 applications

The Court of Appeal has ruled in Pokhriyal v SSHD [2013] EWCA Civ 1568 that “academic progress”, as one of the requirements for extension of stay for Tier 4 General migrants, is a matter to be assessed by the academic institution. CAS issued to a student is a confirmation of “academic progress” even if the college had failed to explicitly confirm this in the CAS. The ruling may assist Tier 4 migrants whose application for extension of stay was rejected for failure to show academic progress.

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“Genuine student” test to be introduced into the Immigration Rules

Yet another statement of changes to the immigration rules has been announced this week. The new rule requires that before Tier 4 visa is granted the Entry Clearance Officer is to be satisfied that he is dealing with a “genuine student”. Students from “low risk” countries will not be affected by this requirement. Others may expect to be interviewed. From the introductory announcement by the UKBA it appears that the interview would concentrate on the applicant’s ability to understand and speak English. Failure to communicate adequately with the Entry Clearance Officer, as well as failure to attend the interview without a reasonable

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