LONDON VISA FAQs

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LONDON VISA
FAQs


Submitting Online Application

Complete Appendix 8: Tier 4 (General) Student Self
-
Assessment Form

Supporting documents, and Maintenance Funds

Visa Sponsorship Letter from FIE

Mail application materials to British Consulate

Receive visa in mail



Submitting

O
nline
A
pplication


I’m not a US citizen, do I still need to apply?

If you have a passport of an EU country you will not need to apply. All other nationalities should follow the
same procedure.

There is a section

on the form
that does not apply to me but I can’t skip past it.

If there is a section which says it needs to be: “…
completed by dependants wishing to accompany those
entering, or already in the UK as students,” then you are filling out the wrong online f
orm. Make sure you have
selected “PBS Tier 4” at the beginning of the process.


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Complete Appendix 8: Tier 4 (General) Student Self
-
Assessment Form


What is the address I will be living at?

Some

students ask for this information in order to complete
Qu. 2.9
:


Give the full address of where you will be
residing in the UK
.
” However,
Section 2 is only for students who are 16 or 17 years old, therefore
FIE students

do
not need to answer this questio
n.

Can I put down my travel dates for the start and end dates of my course? I want to travel
before and after the

course.

When answering
Qu. 4.2
:


Give start and end dates for your course of study
,” students should put in their
programme dates as listed

on the FIE letter
.

Visas will be issued to start 7 days before the programme, and will
give a week

I’ve completed Appendix 8


what is the personal details form it mentions on part 7?

This is the online form which you completed at the same time as schedu
ling your biometrics appointment.

For question
6.7
, a
m I inside the inner London boroughs?

Yes. Your borough is within inner London.

I applied more than 3 months before the start of my programme, is this a problem?

You should not have applied more than 3
months before arrival to the UK. If you do so, Worldbridge Services
who run the visa application website say the following:



You should submit a fresh entry clearance application. This means new form, new photograph, and new fee.
The start date of entry

clearances may be post
-
dated by a maximum of 3 months. For example if you wish to
travel on the 1
st

of December, do not submit your application until the 1
st

of September.”

If you have already submitted your supporting documents in the mail you can cancel

the application in order
to have the documents sent back to you within a few days.

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Supporting documents, and Maintenance Funds


The list of documents asks for: “Documents used to obtain your vi
sa letter.” What is this?

You would need to provide a copy of your transcript or something similar to give official record of your studies
in the US. This would need to come from your home institution.

My money is in an investment account, will this be o
kay as proof of funds?

The money should be in a checking account or instantly accessible savings account.

Is my financial aid proof of maintenance funds?

You can use official financial sponsorship as proof of funds. Please refer to page 13
,

section 41
,

f
or the
definition of a financial sponsor, and page 41
,

section 170
onwards
for details of what
your document should
show:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.
gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/pbs/Tier4migrantguidance.pdf



The money hasn’t been in my account for 28 days, is this a problem?

There is a temporary waiver in place so if you are applying before 1 October 2009 you will only need to show
proof that
you have the money needed, on the day that you apply. You must still provide the correct
documents to support your application.

Can I use financial aid as proof of funds?

This should be possible

if you have a letter from the Financial Aid Office.

Please

t
ake a look at the “Official
financial sponsorship or government sponsor” section of the policy guidance on page 41

where it lists what
needs to be contained in the letter:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/applicationforms/pbs/Tier4migrantguidance.pdf



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Visa Sponsorship Letter from FIE


I’ve lost my copy of the immigration/accep
tance letter from FIE. Can I have another mailed
to me?

Students need to use the original of the letter for the application, and therefore will need the letter sent again
by FedEx.

If you have already applied for the visa and just want a copy of the let
ter for your records then we will send you
a scanned copy.


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Mail application materials to British Consulate



I left more than
15 days between my biometrics appointment & submitting my document
s, is
this a problem?

Worldbridge Services who run the visa application website say the following:



Please be advised that all applicants have 14 days after their biometr
ics appointment to submit their
documents to the consulate before the application bec
omes invalid.

If you cannot submit your documents before the 15th then it will then be necessary to submit and pay for a
new application and attend another biometrics appointment.



If you have already submitted your supporting documents in the mail you c
an cancel the application in order
to have the documents sent back to you within a few days.

Is there any way of processing my visa application faster?

There are a number of courier services which you can use who are able to get a decision for you within a

matter of days. None of these can be vouched for as reliable etc but here are some options:

http://www.abriggs.com/

http://www.globalvipservices.com/


http://www.ambassadorpassportandvisa.com/visas_countrydetails.asp?countryid=215


http://visasasap.net/


h
ttp://www.perryvisa.com


http://www.g3visas.com/v2/index.html


http://www.itseasypassport.com/services/visas/visas.htm

I have alrea
dy sent my passport and application off but I don’t think it will come back in
time. Can the courier companies help?

Once an application has been made via mail it can still be pulled and then re
-
submitted with expedited
service via courier agency. A Brig
gs seem to do this a lot. However it will mean cancelling it and starting
again, which includes paying again and having more biometrics. Students should contact the courier
companies to find out further details.

I sent my application off a few days ago b
ut haven’t heard anything. Should I be worried?

You will

get an e
-
mail when they start the application and a second e
-
mail once they've made a decision.

For processing times follow this link:

www.uk
visa
s.gov.uk/resources/en/docs/10368946/processingtimescustomers



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Receive visa in mail


My visa application has been denied because I failed to submit some
of the supporting
documents. Can I

appeal?

There is no right to appeal as you failed to submit the necessary documentation. You will need to start the
process from scratch, including paying again.


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