You can apply for extension / renewal of your student visa from inside the UK if you are already in the UK on student visa provided you do not exceed the maximum period limit for staying in the UK on student visa.

Specialist Student Visa Solicitors

Our expert team of student visa solicitors in LondonManchester and Birmingham specialise in applications for extension of student visa from inside the UK. Our specialist student visa solicitors have successfully helped thousands of clients with their student visa applications. Our best team of student visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee immigration services concerning your student visa application from inside the UK. Ask a question to our expert student visa solicitors for free immigration advice or submit an online request to book an appointment for detailed legal advice for your application for extension of student visa from inside the UK.

Eligibility Requirements For extension of student visa

To qualify for extension of student visa from inside the UK, you should meet the following requirments of the Immigration Rules:

  • The applicant should be in the UK with leave to enter or remain as a student; 
  • The applicant should make a valid application for extension of student visa;
  • The application for extension of student visa must be made no more than 3 months before the start date of the course on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.
  • The application for extension of student visa must be for study on a course with a start date no more than 28 days after the expiry date of the applicant’s previous UK visa (leave to remain).
  • The applicant must meet all the requirements related to Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS);
  • The applicant must all the requirements related to course of study;
  • The applicant must meet the academic progression requirement;
  • The applicant must meet the points based criteria and score 70 points to qualify for extension of student visa;
  • The applicant must be a genuine student and meet the genuineness test for student visa;
  • The applicant's application for extension of student visa should not fall for refusal under general grounds for refusal as set out in part 9 of the Immigration Rules;
  • The applicant must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws, except that, where paragraph 39E applies, any current period of overstaying will be disregarded.

Valid Confirmation Of Acceptance For Studies (CAS)

For an application for extension of student visa to be successful, the student's Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) must be valid. According to Immigration Rules, student must satisfy the following requirements for the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to be valid:

  • The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) must have been issued by a student sponsor whose licence is still valid on the date on which the application is decided;
  • The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) must not have been issued by the student sponsor more than 6 months before the date of application;
  • The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) must not have been used in a previous application which was either granted or refused (but could have been relied upon in a previous application which was rejected as invalid, made void or withdrawn);
  • The student sponsor must not have withdrawn the offer to the applicant after the date that the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) was issued;
  • The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies must contain the necessary information to confirm all the following requirements are met:
    • the course requirement; and
    • the Approved qualification requirement; and
    • the level of study requirement; and
    • the place of study requirement.
  • The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies must state the cost of accommodation and fees (and any payment already made) so that the financial requirement can be assessed;
  • The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies must show how the English language requirement has been met, and where the sponsor has assessed the applicant’s language ability, must include the information in ST 13.3. and ST 13.4.
  • The student sponsor must provide all the following information about the course of study on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies:
    • title of course; and
    • academic level of course; and
    • course start and end dates; and
    • hours of study per week, including confirmation on whether the course is part-time or full-time; and
    • the address of the main place of study; and
    • the cost of accommodation and fees; and
    • if the student sponsor has assessed the applicant by use of one or more references, the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Checking Service entry must include details of the references assessed; and
    • if the course involves a work placement, details of any work placement relating to the course; and
    • if the course will be provided by an education provider that is not the student sponsor, details of the partner institution; and
    • if the ATAS requirement in Annex ATAS applies; and
    • confirmation if the course is a recognised Foundation Programme for postgraduate doctors or dentists, and requires a certificate from the Postgraduate Dean; and
    • a statement of how the student sponsor has assessed the applicant’s English language ability including, where relevant, the applicant’s English language test scores in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening); and
    • if the course is part of a study abroad programme, the name and address of the partner institution; and
    • if the applicant is applying for a full-time, salaried, elected executive position as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer and is part-way through their studies or being sponsored to fill the position in the academic year immediately after their graduation; and
    • if it was issued for the Doctorate Extension Scheme, that it was issued within 60 days of the expected end date of a course leading to the award of a PhD and the applicant is sponsored by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; and
    • if the applicant has previously been granted permission as a Student, confirmation that the new course meets requirements concerning academic progress as from the previous course of study undertaken as required by ST 14.1. to ST 14.5.

Course Of Study Requirements

The applicant must meet the following requirements in relation to his/her course of study:

The application must be for a single course of study that meets the requirements in ST 8.2. unless it is one of the following:

  • a combined pre-sessional course which meets the requirements in ST 15.1. to 15.3; or
  • a full-time, salaried, elected executive position as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer, where the applicant is either part-way through their studies or will fill the position in the academic year immediately after their graduation; or
  • to enable the applicant to stay in the UK on the Doctorate Extension Scheme and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies has been assigned by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance and issued within 60 days of the expected end date of a course leading to the award of a PhD to the applicant.

The application must be for a course which is one of the following:

  • full-time course at degree level or above that leads to an approved qualification; or
  • full-time course below degree level involving a minimum of 15 hours per week of organised daytime study (08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday) that leads to an approved qualification; or
  • a full-time course involving a minimum of 15 hours per week of organised daytime study that is a pre-sessional course; or
  • a part-time course above degree level that leads to an approved qualification where the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) has been issued by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; or
  • a full-time course at degree level or above that is recognised by UK NARIC as being equivalent to a UK higher education course where the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies has been assigned by an overseas higher education institution or a higher education provider with a track record of compliance.

If the course is an Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) qualification or an ACCA Foundations in Accountancy qualification, the student sponsor must be an ACCA approved learning partner – student tuition at either Gold or Platinum level.

If the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) requirement in Appendix ATAS applies, the applicant must have a valid ATAS certificate for the course and provide it with the Student visa application.

Approved Qulification Requirement

The course of study, unless it is a pre-sessional course, must lead to an approved qualification which is one of the following:

  • validated by Royal Charter; or
  • awarded by a UK recognised body; or
  • covered by a legal agreement between a UK recognised body and another education provider or awarding body, which confirms both:
    • the UK recognised body’s independent assessment of the level of the student sponsor’s or awarding body’s programme compared to the Regulated Qualifications Framework or its equivalents; and
    • that the UK recognised body would admit any student who successfully completes the education provider’s or the awarding body’s named course onto a specific or a range of degree-level courses it provides; or
  • recognised by one or more recognised bodies through a formal articulation agreement with the awarding body; or
  • in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, is at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 or above; or in Scotland is accredited at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 6 or above; or
  • an overseas qualification that UK NARIC assesses as valid and equivalent to Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 or above; or
  • an aviation licence, rating or certificate issued by the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Level Of Study Requirement

Unless it is a pre-sessional course, if the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies has been assigned by a probationary sponsor the course must meet one of the following requirements:

  • the course will be studied in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, and the applicant is aged under 18, and the course is at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 or above; or
  • the course will be studied in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, and the applicant is aged 18 or over, and the course is at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 4 or above; or
  • the course will be studied in Scotland, and the applicant is aged under 18, and the course is at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 6 or above; or
  • the course will be studied in Scotland, and the applicant is aged 18 or over and the course is at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 7 or above.

If the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies has been assigned by a student sponsor, the course must meet one of the following requirements:

  • the course will be studied in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and it is at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 or above; or
  • the course will be studied in Scotland and it is at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 6 or above; or
  • the course is a short-term study abroad programme in the UK as part of the applicant’s qualification at an overseas higher education institution outside of the UK, and that qualification is recognised as being at UK bachelor’s degree level or above by UK NARIC; or
  • the course is a pre-sessional course in English language at level B2 or above of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; or
  • the course is a recognised Foundation Programme for postgraduate doctors or dentists; or
  • the course is being delivered under a partnership between a higher education institution and a research institute and is accredited at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 7 or above, or at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Level 11 or above.

Academic Progression Requirement For Student Visa Extension

An applicant who has or previously had permission on the Student route and is applying for extension of stay as a Student must have successfully completed the course of study for which they were last granted permission on the Student route, unless one of the exceptions in ST 14.4. applies, or they are applying to progress to a higher level course as specified in ST 14.3.(a) or (b).

An applicant who has or previously had permission on the Student route and is applying for permission to stay as a Student must show academic progress from the previous courses of study unless one of the exceptions in ST 14.4. applies.

An applicant will show academic progress if they are applying for any of the following:

  • to progress from a bachelor’s to master’s level course which is part of an integrated master’s course, where the applicant has been offered a place on a higher-level course by the student sponsor after an assessment of their academic ability; or
  • to progress from a master’s to a PhD which is part of an integrated master’s and PhD programme, where the applicant has been offered a place on a higher-level course by the student sponsor after an assessment of their academic ability; or
  • a course which is above the level of the previous course of study for which they were last granted permission unless:
    • the student sponsor is a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; and
    • the course is at degree level or above; and
    • the new course is at the same level as the previous course of study; and
    • the student sponsor confirms that either:
      • the new course of study is related to the applicant’s previous course of study (meaning that it is either connected to the previous course, part of the same subject group, or involves deeper specialisation); or
      • the combination of the previous course of study and the new course of study support the applicant’s genuine career aspirations.

An applicant does not need to show academic progress where they:

  • are applying to re-sit examinations or repeat modules under ST 14.5; or
  • have previously re-sat examinations or repeated modules under ST 14.5. and are applying to complete the course for which those examinations were re-sat or modules repeated; or
  • are applying to continue studying with their current student sponsor for the purpose of completing the PhD or other doctoral qualification for which study was undertaken during their last period of permission as a Student; or
  • are making an application to move to a new student sponsor to complete a course of study begun at a student sponsor that has subsequently had its licence revoked; or
  • are applying to undertake a role as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer; or
  • after undertaking a period as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer are applying to complete the qualification for which the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies was assigned before that period; or
  • are applying for permission to stay under the Doctorate Extension Scheme or as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme; or
  • are applying to undertake an intercalated bachelor’s or master’s degree course or PhD where they are studying medicine, veterinary medicine and science, or dentistry as their principal course of study, or to complete their principal course, having completed a period of intercalation; or
  • are applying to undertake a study abroad programme or work placement which is both integral to and assessed as part of the course, or to complete their course, having completed a study abroad programme or work placement.

If the applicant is re-sitting examinations or repeating a module of a course, the applicant must not previously have re-sat the same examination or repeated the same module, more than once (they can only do so twice), unless the sponsor is a student sponsor (and is not a probationary sponsor).

Place Of Study Requirement

All study that forms part of the course of study must take place on the premises of the student sponsor or a partner institution unless the applicant is on a course-related work placement, a study abroad programme overseas, or a presessional course.

Financial Requirement

If the applicant is applying for extension of student visa from inside the UK and has been living in the UK with permission for 12 months or more on the date of application, they will meet the financial requirement and do not need to show funds.

If the applicant is applying for extension of student visa from inside the UK and is applying as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer or to study on a recognised foundation programme as a doctor or dentist in training, they will meet the financial requirement and do not need to show funds.

If the applicant is applying for extension of student visa from inside the UK and has been in the UK with permission for less than 12 months, the applicant must have the following funds:

(a) Studying in London

Type of Study Funds required
Residential Independent School Sufficient funds to pay outstanding fees (course fees and boarding fees) for one academic year
Doctorate Extension Scheme £2,530
All other cases Sufficient funds to pay any outstanding course fees as stated on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, and £1,265 for each month of the course (up to a maximum of 9 months)

(b) Studying outside London

Type of Study Funds required
Residential Independent School Sufficient funds to pay outstanding fees (course fees and boarding fees) for one academic year
Doctorate Extension Scheme £2,030
All other cases Sufficient funds to pay any outstanding course fees as stated on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, and £1,015 for each month of the course (up to a maximum of 9 months)
  • If the length of the applicant’s course includes a part of a month, the time period will be rounded up to the next full month.
  • If the applicant has paid a deposit to the student sponsor for accommodation the sponsor is providing, this deposit (up to a maximum of £1,265) can be offset against the funds required in ST 12.3.
  • If the applicant has paid all or part of their course fees to their student sponsor this must be confirmed on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, or the applicant must provide a receipt issued by the student sponsor confirming the amount of fees paid.
  • Unless the applicant is relying on a student loan or an award from a Government or international sponsorship agency, they must show that they have held the required level of funds for a 28-day period as calculated in Appendix Finance, FIN 7.1 to FIN 7.3.
  • Unless ST 22.1. applies the applicant must show that they met the financial requirement as specified in Appendix Finance.

English Language Requirement

The applicant must show English language ability on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening) of at least:

  • level B2, where the applicant is studying a course at UK bachelor’s degree level or above; or
  • level B1, where the applicant is studying a pre-sessional course or a course below UK Bachelor’s degree level.

The applicant must show they meet the English Language requirement as specified in Appendix English Language.

  • Where the student sponsor has assessed that the Student meets the English language requirement, they must state this and the method of assessment on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.
  • Where a Secure English Language Test is required, the name of the test provider, the unique reference number for the test and the score for each component tested (reading, writing, listening, speaking) must be included on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.

Combined Pre-sessional Course Requirement

A single Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies can be assigned for a combined pre-sessional course and a main course at degree level or above by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance if:

  • the pre-sessional course lasts no longer than 3 months; and
  • the main course will begin no more than one month after the pre-sessional course ends.

If the applicant has been assessed as having at least level B2 in order to meet the English language requirement at ST 13.1, the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies must confirm that the applicant has an unconditional offer of a place on the main course.

If the applicant has been assessed as having at least level B1 in order to meet the English language requirement at ST 13.1, the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies must confirm that the student sponsor is satisfied that the applicant will have at least level B2 at the end of the pre-sessional course.

Work Placement Requirement

A course that includes a work placement must lead to an approved qualification and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies must be assigned by a student sponsor (who is not a probationary sponsor).

A work placement must be assessed as an integral part of the course and must not be longer than one third of the total length of the course, except when there is a statutory requirement that it must be so, or where ST 17.3. applies.

A work placement on a course that is at degree level or above at a higher education provider with a track record of compliance or at an overseas higher education institution must not be longer than half of the total length of the course.

Maximum Period Of Study Requirement

If the course is below degree level, the grant of permission must not lead to the applicant being granted more than two years on the Student route to study courses below degree level from the age of 18 unless ST 19.2. applies.

If the course is below degree level but is subject to a regulatory requirement by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency that the applicant must spend at least 12 months at sea as a part of that course, the grant of permission must not lead to the applicant being granted more than 3 years on the Student route from the age of 18 to study courses below degree level.

If the course is at degree level, the grant of permission must not lead to the applicant being granted more than 5 years on the Student route from the age of 18 to study courses at degree level unless the course of study is one of those listed at ST 19.4.

The five-year maximum period of study at degree level will not apply if the applicant has a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies that has been assigned for a course of study in one of the following subjects:

  • architecture; or
  • medicine; or
  • dentistry; or
  • veterinary medicine and science; or
  • music at a music college that is a member of Conservatoires UK; or
  • law, where the applicant has completed a course at degree level or above and is applying for a course of study which is:
    • a law conversion course validated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board in England and Wales; or
    • Masters in Law (MLaw) in Northern Ireland; or
    • an accelerated graduate LLB in Scotland.

If the applicant has previously been granted permission as a postgraduate doctor or dentist, the grant of permission to the applicant must not lead to the applicant having been granted more than 3 years as a postgraduate doctor or dentist.

When calculating the period of permission granted under ST 19.1. to ST 19.5, any period of permission on the student route extended under section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 will count towards the period of permission granted.

Documents Used To Obtain An Offer Requirement

The applicant must provide evidence of the qualifications or references they used to obtain the offer of a place on the course of study from the student sponsor, unless either:

  • the applicant is applying for a course of study at degree level or above and is sponsored by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; or
  • ST 22.1. applies.

The evidence of each qualification must be one of the following:

  • the certificate(s) of qualification; or
  • the transcript of results; or
  • a print out of the qualification or transcript results from the awarding body’s online checking service.

Where the applicant has provided a print out of qualifications or transcript results from the awarding body’s online checking service, the decision maker may require the applicant to provide the certificate of qualification or transcript of results.

Parental Consent Requirement

If the applicant is aged 16 or 17, they must have written consent from:

  • both parents; or
  • one parent, if that parent has sole legal responsibility for the applicant; or
  • the applicant’s legal guardian.

The written consent must confirm support for all of the following:

  • the application; and
  • the applicant’s living and care arrangements in the UK; and
  • if the application is for entry clearance, the applicant’s travel to, and reception arrangements in, the UK.

Differential Evidence Requirement

Evidence to show that the applicant meets the financial requirement and the requirement to provide documents used to obtain an offer does not need to be provided with the application (but may be required by the decision maker) if the applicant is applying from the country or territory where they are living, or from in the UK, and the applicant either:

  • holds a valid passport which shows they are registered as a British National (Overseas), or which was issued by the competent authorities of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR or Taiwan (which includes the number of the identification card issued by the competent authority in Taiwan); or
  • is a national of any of the following:

Australia | Austria | Bahrain | Barbados | Belgium | Botswana | Brazil | Brunei | Bulgaria | Cambodia | Canada | Chile | China | Croatia | Republic of Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | The Dominican Republic | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Indonesia | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Kazakhstan | Kuwait | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malaysia | Malta | Mauritius | Mexico | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Oman | Peru | Poland | Portugal | Qatar | Romania | Serbia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Thailand | Tunisia | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | United States of America (USA).

Duration Of Grant Of Student Visa

The applicant will be granted permission for the duration of the course as specified on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies plus the relevant periods which will be as follows:

Type of Course Period granted before course start date Period granted after course end date
A course of 12 months or longer 1 Month 4 Months
A course of 6 months or longer but shorter than 12 months 1 Month 2 Months
A pre-sessional course of less than 6 months 1 Month 1 Month
A course as a Postgraduate doctor or dentist 1 Month 1 Month
A course of less than 6 months in length which is not a pre-sessional course 7 Days 7 Days

Permission to stay on the doctorate extension scheme will be granted for 12 months from the expected end date of the course shown on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.

Work Rights And Work Conditions

The applicant will be granted permission with the following employment conditions:

Type of study Employment conditions
Student following a full-time course of degree level or above study:

· sponsored by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; or

· sponsored by an overseas higher education institution to undertake a short-term study abroad programme in the UK
20 hours per week during term-time (full-time employment permitted outside of term-time)
Student undertaking a full-time course below degree level study sponsored by a higher education provider with a track record of compliance 10 hours per week during term-time (full-time employment permitted outside of term-time)
All other study, including all part-time study No employment permitted
  • Students are permitted to undertake work related to a work placement, assessed as an integral part of the course, that meets the requirements at ST 17.1. to ST 17.3.
  • Employment as an elected Student Union Sabbatical Officer or elected National Union of Students (NUS) position is permitted for up to two years if the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies was assigned for this purpose.
  • Where a Student has successfully completed a PhD at a higher education provider with a track record of compliance, and has been granted permission to stay as a Student on the Doctorate Extension Scheme or has made a valid application for permission to stay as a Student on the Doctorate Extension Scheme but has not yet received a decision on that application, the Student is permitted to work in any role, except for:
    • employment as a Doctor or Dentist in Training; and
    • employment as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach).

A Student is not allowed to do any of the following:

  • be self-employed or engage in business activity unless ST 26.4. or ST 26.8 apply; or
  • work as a Doctor or Dentist in training unless ST 26.7. applies; or
  • work as a professional sportsperson (including as a sports coach); or
  • work as an entertainer unless ST 26.4. applies; or
  • work in a position which would fill a permanent full-time vacancy.

If a Student makes an application for permission to stay under Tier 2, supported by a Certificate of Sponsorship assigned by a licensed Tier 2 Sponsor, the Student can start the employment for which the Certificate of Sponsorship was assigned, for up to 3 months prior to the course completion date, provided:

  • the applicant is studying a full-time course of study at degree level or above with a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; and
  • the applicant has permission as a Student; and
  • a decision has not been made on the Tier 2 application, or where a decision has been made, any administrative review against a refusal has not been finally determined.

Employment as a postgraduate doctor or dentist is permitted if the Student is on a recognised Foundation Programme.

A Student may be self-employed, if:

  • they have applied for permission on the Start-up route; and
  • the application is supported by an endorsement from a Start-up route endorsing body which is a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; and
  • the application was submitted when the applicant had permission as a Student; and
  • a decision has not been made on the application, or where the application has been refused, any administrative review against a refusal has not been finally determined.

Study Condition

A Student must only study with the student sponsor which assigned the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies unless either:

  • the Student is studying at a partner institution of their student sponsor; or
  • the Student has made an application for permission to stay while they have permission as a Student:
    • which is supported by a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies assigned by a student sponsor; and
    • the application has not yet been decided, or any administrative review against that decision has not been determined; and
    • the Student will be studying at the student sponsor that assigned the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.

A Student must only study on the course of study, or courses where a combined pre-sessional course is being taken, for which the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies was assigned unless ST 27.3. applies.

A Student may begin studying on a new course with their current student sponsor if:

  • the student sponsor is a higher education provider with a track record of compliance; and
  • the Student has not completed the course that the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, was assigned for; and
  • the new course is not at a lower qualification level than the course the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies was assigned for; and
  • the course is at degree level or above; and
  • any new course at degree level can be completed within the current period of permission; and
  • the student sponsor confirms that new course is related to the course that the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies was assigned for or supports the Student’s genuine career aspirations.

The Student may study on a study abroad programme overseas that is an integral and assessed part of the course of study named on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.

Supplementary study is permitted.

Study is subject to the ATAS condition in Appendix ATAS.

The Student must not study at a State School or Academy except for voluntary grammar schools with boarding in Northern Ireland or, if the Student has been granted permission as a Student to study at a student sponsor which becomes a State School or Academy during that period of permission, in which case the Student may complete the course for which the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies was assigned.

Super Priority Service (Decision Within 24 Hours) For Extension Of Student Visa

As the expert immigration solicitors based in London, Manchester and Birmingham, we are registered with the Home Office, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) and its commercial partners UKVCAS Sopra Steria to provide Super Priority Service (SPS) for your application whereby decision on your application will be made by the Home Office UKVI within 24 hours of the enrolment of biometrics at a designated service centre.

Our immigration solicitors can prepare and submit your application to the Home Office, UKVI through Super Priority Service (SPS) and get decision on your immigration application within 24 hours. This way, you will not have to wait for the decision on your application for months (sometimes years).

How Can We Help For Extension Of Student Visa?

Our specialist team of student visa solicitors can provide fast, friendly, reliable and fixed fee legal services for your application for extension of student visa from inside the UK. As your appointed legal representatives for student visa application from inside the UK, our work can include the following:

  • assessing your eligibility for extension of student visa from inside the UK by considering all the relevant eligibility requirements;
  • advising on relevant documents to be submitted in support of the application;
  • assessing the documentary evidence including the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to ensure that the documents are in line with the Home Office UKVI requirements for extension of student visa from inside the UK;
  • completing online application form for extension of student visa from inside the UK;
  • preparing a detailed cover letter in support of your application to explain in detail how all the relevant requirements for extension of student visa have been satisfied by the applicant;
  • submitting the application online, paying the Home Office UKVI fees for student visa application and booking applicant's appointment with the UKVCAS application centre;
  • uploading all the supporting documents online in support of the application;
  • doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office UKVI until decision is reached on your application.

Our Fee For Extension of Student Visa

Unless your matter is very complicated, our fees for providing expert legal help and assistance with an application for extension of student visa from inside the UK are given in the fee table below:

Our Service Our Fee
Complete help with application for extension of student visa to cover all the work until decision by the Home Office UKVI From £700 + VAT To £1,200 + VAT

The agreed fixed fee will depend on the complexity of the application for extension of student visa and the volume of casework involved in the application. In addition to our fixed fee for helping with an application for extension of student visa, the applicant will also have to pay the Home office UKVI fees for the application.