Visa for Resits
On 31 March 2009, the Points Based System for student immigration was introduced. Under the new rules, in order for students to apply for immigration permission, student’s applications must be supported by the College. The UKVI calls this ‘sponsorship’. This is not financial sponsorship.
On 05 October 2009 the UKVI published an up-dated document to explain when the College can sponsor students and when it cannot.
Where the Tier 4 sponsor does not require the student’s continued participation within 60 days of the start of the next academic period (with the exception of recognised institutional vacation periods), the Tier 4 sponsor should not continue to sponsor the student.” UK Border Agency Guidance for sponsor applications (05 October 2009)
If you are
re-sitting examinations not in attendance for the May resits (Late April –
June) then you are not required to participate in studies until the exam period
begins towards the end of April. Therefore the above guidance from the UKVI does not allow the College to continue to sponsor you. The Academic Registry will not be able to issue you with a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) in this situation.
If you are not eligible to stay in the UK for any other reason, then you will have to return home.
It will not make a difference if you undertake to study or attend voluntarily, as you are not required to attend under such an arrangement and so College cannot issue a CAS. If on the other hand you enrol on an additional course with us to study further, or to repeat certain modules, then you may be eligible for sponsorship. This option is dependent on a course existing that is suitable for you and on you being willing and able to pay the appropriate fees.
Returning to the UK for the exam period
If you have
left the UK at the end of your period of eligibility and then you need to
return to the UK for your re-sits, you can apply for a Short Term Study Visa up to
three months before the start of the exam period.
To help you
apply for a Short Term Study Visa , you need to request for a Student Status
letter from Student Services Centre via the online form here.
You also need to provide details of your exam, and you will need to include
this with your visa application. If you are a visa national you need to
apply in your home country. Non visa nationals can either obtain the visa in
advance or apply on re-entry to the UK.
apply for this visa from within the UK.
on this category of visa can be found on our Short Term Study Visa webpage.
Please contact the staff in the International
Student Support Office as they will be able to advise you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
application is successful, you will be allowed to return to the UK up to one
month before the exam period begins.
|| Tier 4 (General)
|Short Term Study VIsa (previously Student Visitor Visa )
| Can be Granted Entry
||YES, but only if you are not a visa national. You can find a list of visa nationals on the UK Visas website
| Visa Application Fee
£322 Outside the UK
£439 in the UK
|£85 of free if granted on Entry ( Visa Nationals)
|Length of Immigration Period
| You should be able to come to the UK up to one month before your
studies. You should be granted permission to stay until the expected end
date of your course as stated on your CAS plus additional time as
defined in the UKBA policy guidance
|| Six Months
| Can Be Extended in the UK
| Can I Switch to other catagories (Tier 2 General Visa (Work Permit))
| Do I have to Pay theNHS Subcharge
| YES - The exact amount you have to pay depends on how much leave you’re granted. You cancalculate how much you’ll have to pay before you apply.