Please download and read our Guide to extending your student visa under Tier 4 of the Points Based System together with any important stop press information below.
We have also produced a Template Sponsor’s Letter for you to use if you are planning on relying on parental sponsorship. Please see page 9 of the above guide for further details.
When your new visa is returned all students must update the Home Office with their current home address (even if it is the same as the one you put on your form). Please see the Change of Circumstance page for details about how to do this.
There have been no amendments to the guidance since the publication of our above guide.
If you are applying by post you will need to complete the Tier 4 (General) application form online.
To complete your application you will have to create an account before you attend a visa workshop. We will then help you with completion of the application form in the workshop.
To create an account, go to the Home Office website and click ‘apply online’. The next screen gives you two choices:
Click on 'I already know the service I need’ and then click on ‘T’. Choose 'Tier 4 Student Online Application’, then click on ‘Log in to apply online’. This takes you through to a screen which allows you to log in with you user name and password OR allows you to register.
Click on 'register’ and enter:
Please make a note of these log in details as you will need this information when you come to your workshop appointment to make your application.
If you are applying in person, you will need to contact us so that we can send you the correct form to fill in. This is because the form is no longer available to download from the Home Office website.
Please then see the Annotated Tier 4 Application Form for help completing this.