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Different types of UK visa
The UK is one of the best places to study. Securing a place at a university and the UK visa to go with it can be a confusing process. In this article, we look at the process of applying for a visa to study as an international student. There are 2 types of UK student visas. These are
- Short-term study visa.
- Tier 4 (General) student visa.
If you are looking at studying for longer than 6 months then it is likely you will require a Tier 4 (General) UK Student Visa.
If you are studying a short course in the UK you can apply for a short-term study visa. This visa will allow you to study in the UK for 6 months, or 11 months if you are studying an English language course.
The majority of international students from outside the EU will need a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. You can apply for this if you are 16 or over and:
- You have been offered a place on a course.
- You can understand English, including reading, writing and speaking.
- You can prove you have enough money to pay your course fees and support yourself for the duration of your studies.
You can arrive in the UK up to 1 month before your course starts if the course lasts more than 6 months. On a Tier 4 (General) Visa you can work most jobs and also apply to extend your stay. You may also be able to bring family members.
What is UK Sole Representative Visa?
For most business investors, the United Kingdom is a dream destination. With a single representative visa, you can now work and live in the UK and become a British citizen with minimal paperwork. This program is for senior executives & managers who work for a company that is not based in the UK and does not have a branch. Sole representative visa is a business visa which can be applied by representative of an overseas business (business outside of United Kingdom) if the overseas business is planning to setup either a UK branch or wholly owned subsidiary in UK.
UK Visitor Visa
The UK visitor visa which is also known as the Standard Visitor Visa is a UK short stay visa that allows its holder to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. However, the embassy has the right to issue visas for a shorter period of time. This visa is established for those that wish to travel to the United Kingdom for purposes of:
- To visit family members.
- Medical treatment.
- For professional reasons.