Ryan Immigration can assist you in applying for a Tier 4 student visa or a Short-term study visa.
We can check your documents and provide you with professional advice. You will be invited to register on our platform where we can work together online.
Your dedicated UK immigration adviser will make sure that you will have the best chance of a positive result. Your adviser will also assist you with all of the documents you will require for your visa application. Ryan Immigration will always be there to assist you with any further UK immigration requirements.
Tier 4 (General) Student
The Tier 4 (General) Student category exists under the points based system for students seeking to study at universities, colleges, and other UK educational providers. All international students arriving in the UK and wishing to enter as a Tier 4 (General) Student - must have valid entry clearance. For best results use the Ryan Immigration service. If you will want to extend or prolong your stay we will be available to assist...
This category provides for those of you who wish to go to the UK for short-term study purposes, which will be completed within the period of your leave, to a maximum of 6 months or alternatively 11 months. The rules do not make provision for an extension to be granted after entry. Prior entry clearance is not mandatory for non – visa nationals but mandatory for visa nationals. Applications must be made from outside the UK...
Options Available after a Tier 4 Student Visa
Tier 4 Students have options if they wish to prolong their stay in the United Kingdom. Current or new clients should contact us for the most up-to-date options and advice but we will summarise the important points below.
Tier 2 (General) visa
Known as a work visa for which you will need a Certificate of Sponsorship from a licensed Sponsor (employer). If you have finished your degree you can apply from within the UK, the job must have a skill level of NQF6 or above and pay an appropriate salary. Your new visa would be secured for 3 years but this can be as high as 5 years depending on your employer's willingness to facilitate. Extensions can occur, maximum time under this category is 6 years. Since 2016, a salary of £35,000 is required when applying for permanent residency.
Tier 4 Student visa
Usually, there is an overall time limit of 3 years up to degree level and 5 years for degree level or above. Progression in an academic sense has to be shown or evident when taking on such an option and a new Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) issued.
Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa
Both options of standard Entrepreneur and Graduate Entrepreneur are available. View the relevant section on our website for more information and contact us if you have any questions regarding an application or switching.
Spouse/Partner - British citizen or permanent resident
Living together for a 2 year period is an essential requirement if unmarried. This can be in the UK or abroad and would need to be proved e.g. joint bill or tenancy agreement. 2.5 years is granted initially, and an extension of another 2.5 years is available - during which you can work and/or be self-employed. Settlement can be available after 5 years.
Spouse/Partner - European partner
Less requirements exist for this application in comparison to the above. Government application fees are significantly less and you can work and/or be self-employed. Applications must be made by post but can take some time to get back (3 - 6 months). Have a look in our EU/EEA related section for more information.
10 years of continuous and lawful living in the United Kingdom on various visas may mean you can apply for permanent residency.
On a Dependent Visa
If your Spouse or Partner is currently on a Points Based System visa you can become a dependent on his/her visa. It might be possible for you to obtain a Dependant visa by switching visas inside the UK.