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How do you qualify for a student visa?
In order to apply for a student visa, the following requirements must be met:
Conditions of a student visa
A student visa allows those studying for a degree to stay in the UK for up to five years. For those studying below degree level, the time frame is a maximum of two years. You can both study and work as a student union sabbatical officer with this visa. It may be permissible to do some work depending on the course you are studying and whether the work is during term time or holidays. For more details on how to apply, speak with one of our student visa lawyers today.
There is a high refusal rate for visitor visas and so you must make sure you meet all the requirements:
All applications require evidence of a passport and travel documents. You may also need to provide information such as your travel history, details of your employer and any family members in the UK.
For those wanting the visa for study, as an academic, for private medical treatment or as an organ donor, there are separate requirements that will also need to be proved before the visa is granted.
How long can I stay?
If you have been granted with a visitor visa, you can stay in the UK for up to six months with most applications. For private medical treatment, this is extended to 11 months and, if you meet the necessary requirements, 12 months as an academic.
To find out if you can apply for a visitor visa, contact our friendly immigration team now.
Spouse/Civil Partnership Visa
The spouse or civil partner of a British national or someone that is settled in the UK with indefinite leave to remain can apply for a spouse or civil partnership visa. To be eligible for the visa, there are various conditions that must be met, including:
Can we apply if we intend to marry soon?
Unmarried couples that have lived together for at least two years and fiancées/fiancés that intend to marry within six months of entry into the UK can also apply for this type of visa so long as they provide the necessary proof of their cohabitation or upcoming marriage.
How long does the visa last?
The initial visa will be granted for 33 months and can be extended by another 30 months. After five years the applicant can apply for indefinite leave to remain.