Visa Guide Advice and guidance to help students with their visa applications.

Are you unsure about what visa you require? Complete this quick questionnaire asking about where you are coming from and how long you are staying in the UK. Your results will tell you which visa you need to apply for, and you can find guidance on each visa below.

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Standard Visitor Visa (Non-visa Nationals)

Standard Visitor Visa (Visa Nationals)

Short-Term Study Visa

Student Visa (previously Tier 4)

Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW)

Argentina

Australia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Honduras

Hong Kong

Israel

Japan

Malaysia

Mexico

New Zealand

Panama

Paraguay

South Korea

Taiwan

Uruguay

All EU & EEA

Requirements

Am I eligible? Must be a non-visa national coming to the UK for tourism, study or family visit for up to 6 months.
Duration Stay up to 6 months.
Application Process No application is required for non-visa nationals. Arrive in UK and get stamp at border control.
Extra Information Students may still be rejected entrance at border control. Please bring a letter from the school, a bank statement, proof of payment for accommodation/your course and/or evidence of activities after the end of your course.

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Requirements

Am I eligible? Must be a visa national coming to the UK for tourism, study or family visit for up to 6 months.
Duration Stay up to 6 months.
Application Process Apply up to 3 months before date of travel.

In the application, you must provide proof:

  • of acceptance onto a course that is no more than 6 months (e.g. letter from the school)

Be as detailed as possible with your application and provide as much evidence as you can.

Application Cost Application: £115
Extra Information Bring a letter from the school, a bank statement, proof of payment for accommodation/your course and/or evidence of activities after the end of your course.

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Requirements

Am I eligible? Must be aged 16+ and accepted onto an English Language course lasting 6-11 months at an accredited school.
Duration Stays between 6-11 months for non-visa nationals or visa nationals. Students can stay in the UK for the length of their English course plus 30 days.
Application Process Apply up to 3 months before date of travel. Receive a decision within 2-6 weeks.

In the application, you must provide proof:

  • of acceptance onto a course (e.g. letter from the school)
  • that you have enough money for your stay and return journey (e.g. bank statement)
  • of your study plan (e.g. letter from University)

If you are under 18 years old you also need to show:

  • you have booked your travel and accommodation (e.g. accommodation/travel confirmation)
  • you have permission from your parent or guardian (e.g. letter)

Be as detailed as possible with your application and provide as much evidence as you can.

Application Cost Application: £200

Healthcare Surcharge: £470

Extra Information Visa is non-transferable.

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Requirements

Am I eligible? Must be aged 16+, have a minimum B2-level of English and be accepted onto a full-time English language course that lasts for any period by a licensed student sponsor.
Duration Students can stay in the UK for the length of their English course plus 2 months after the end of their course.
Application Process Apply 6 months before you start your course. Receive a decision within 3 weeks.

To apply for a Student visa you must:

  • Request a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) from IH London. International House Trust Limited is a licensed sponsor under the UK Visas and Immigration points-based system (license no 5BY3ENNA5) for people coming to the UK to train or study.
  • Show that you have enough money for your stay (e.g. bank statement)
  • Show acceptable proof that you have a suitable B2-level of English (e.g. IELTS or Cambridge Exam Certificate). For more information about tests and levels see: https://www.gov.uk/student-visa/knowledge-of-english
  • Have consent from your parents if you’re 16 or 17

Please contact us (info@ihlondon.com) for more information about applying for this type of visa.

Application Cost Application: £363

Extending/Switching Visa: £490

Healthcare Surcharge: £470

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Requirements

Am I eligible? Open to students from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Duration Stay in the UK for up to 6 months for tourism, business, study or medical treatment.
Application Process Apply between 2 months and 4 days before you travel. ETA should be issued within 3 working days.

Requirements before you apply (you need to apply in one go, you cannot stop and save progress)
  • a photo of your passport 
  • a photo of your face 
  • your travel dates 
  • a credit card 
Application Cost £10
Notes ETA is valid for 2 years. If you get a new passport you will need a new ETA. The ETA does not guarantee entry to the UK. You still need to speak to a Border Force officer on arrival to explain your reason for travel.

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It is also possible to study at IH London on some other visa types, for example:

  • Tier 1 – Investor / Entrepreneur visa
  • Tier 2 – General work visa
  • Tier 5 – Youth mobility visa
  • Diplomatic visa
  • Some Dependent visas

However, IH London is NOT able to provide advice or assistance in obtaining these.