04 March 2010

Changes for Tier 4 Student Visa now in effect

The UK Border Agency new requirements for student applications under Tier 4 of the points-based system are now in effect.

Tier 4 Student Visa

Tier 4 Student Visa changes are now in effect for applicants.

Changes to the Tier 4 system are part of an ongoing review of the points-based UK immigration system, designed to further strengthen the system and aid legitimate students in entering the country.

The changes mean new requirements and some restrictions for Tier 4 Student Visa applicants, but those applicants who have submitted and paid for their application before 3 March 2010 will be considered against the rules at the time of application.

The new Tier 4 requirements include:

Further changes to the UK immigration system for Tier 4 is expected to be introduced from April 2010.


The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge UK Visa applications with the British Embassy.


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