Increase to visa application fees from 6th April 2017
Visa application charges will rise by 2% from 6th April 2017, UK Visas & Immigration have announced.
The cost of a Tier 4 application (standard service) submitted in the UK will rise from £448 to £457.
The cost of applying for a Tier 4 visa outside the UK will rise from £328 to £335.
(4 Apr 2017)
UKVI define working 'week' for Tier 4 students
UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has defined the working 'week' for Tier 4 students for the first time.
Tier 4 students permitted to work part time, must ensure that they work any permitted hours (as stated on their visa) into a 7-day period starting on a Monday and ending on a Sunday.
This change becomes law on 6 April 2017.
(4 Apr 2017)
Increase in maintenance required for Tier 4 Dependant applications
Changes to the Immigration Rules on 24 November 2016 saw an increase to the amount of money a dependant needs to show when they submit their visa application. The amount now required is based on the length of the student's leave (visa), not the length of the student's course.
This was reported on 1st December 2016 by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and means that dependants are now required to show that they have held at least £680 per month for each month of the student's course remaining plus an additional four months (for 28 consecutive days before the visa application is submitted).
This applies to all applications submitted on or after 25th November 2016.
(5 Dec 2016)
Enrolling your biometric details: Changes to Post Offices
It is now possible to give the biometric details required for a visa application at Durham Post Office. The Post Office is now located within WH Smith market Place, Durham.
(14 Nov 2016)