Student Visa for UK
A UK student visa allows a person to come to the UK for the purpose of studying.
There is no set duration for a UK student visa, however visas for students in the UK are usually granted for a period of one year and are usually determined by the length of course to be studied.
Course of Study
A UK student visa applicant must show that they have been accepted into a course of study at:
a publicly-funded institution of further or higher education (for example a university); or
a bona fide private education institution that maintains satisfactory records of enrolment and attendance for students and offers courses that are leading to qualifications recognised by the appropriate accreditation bodies; or
an independent fee-paying school outside the maintained sector.
And the UK student visa applicant must intend to follow:
a recognised full-time degree course; or
a weekday course at a single institution that involves at least 15 hours of organised daytime study a week; or
a full-time course of study at an independent fee-paying school.
UK student visa applicants must be able to meet the costs of their course and accommodation and the maintenance of themselves and any dependants without undertaking full-time employment or engaging in business or having recourse to public funds.
Study Visa For Australia
If you intend to study in Australia for more than 3 months, you must apply for a Australian student visa. You are not permitted to travel to Australia if you intend to study for longer than 3 months without the appropriate student visa that will allow you to study whilst you are in Australia!
To be able to obtain the correct visa to study in Australia you must be fully enrolled in an Australian institution and have received a Confirmation of Enrollment (COE). This will be issued by the Australian institution you will be attending. The forms are usually issued after the tuition fees have been received.
In addition to requiring your confirmation of enrolment you will require Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). OSHC is compulsory and you will not be able to apply for your Australian student visa until you have purchased a policy that is recommended by your host university. For more information on (OSHC) please visit medibank.com.au.
All applicants are required to meet health and character requirements as part of the application, please find further information concerning these requirements below.
An Australian Prospective Marriage visa is a temporary visa valid for nine (9) months that enables fiance(e)s of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter Australia to marry their fiance(e).
Prospective Marriage visa holders must marry their fiance(e) within the visa's validity period and are required to apply for an Australian Spouse visa if they wish to remain in Australia permanently with their spouse.
Ministers are to scrap the right of appeal for more than 80,000 relatives of British families who are refused visas to visit them each year, according to a leaked Home Office policy paper seen by the Guardian.
Senior Whitehall officials have warned that the move is considered highly controversial, particularly within Britain's Asian communities, as well as being legally risky.
Home Office ministers have been told they need to "warm up colleagues in government for these potentially controversial changes", starting with the Conservative party co-chairman, Baroness Warsi, the only British Pakistani in the coalition government.
This new category of visa was introduced in November 2008 for entertainers who wish to take part in certain major arts festivals, music competitions and charity events in the UK .
To qualify for an Entertainer Visitor visa, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Must want to visit the UK for up to six (6) months;
- Have the intention to leave the UK at the end of their visit;
- Have enough money to support and accommodate themselves;
- Do not intend to charge members of the public for services provided or goods received;
- Do not intend to study; and
- Can meet the cost of the return or onward journey.
Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate that they intend to take part a particular event, including charity events and that they will not be paid other than cash prizes or for board and lodging expenses.
The Tier 1 Investor visa caters to those who wish to invest a substantial sum of their wealth in the United Kingdom and also make the UK their main home. The investment must be productive and generate wealth for the UK economy.
The Tier 1 Investor visa is initially granted for a maximum period of three (3) years, allowing the applicant to conduct market research and identify an appropriate business to invest in. This visa is extendable, assuming all relevant requirements are satisfied, and it may eventually lead to permanent residence and UK Nationality.
To qualify for a Tier 1 (Investor) visa, applicants must have at least £1 million of their own funds which is held in a regulated financial institution that is disposable in the UK, or have personal assets which, taking into account any liabilities, have a value exceeding £2 million and at least £1 million under their control held in a regulated financial institution that is disposable in the UK. Under this category, they are exempted from the English language and available maintenance (funds) requirements.
Under this visa, visa holders can work in the United Kingdom , however there is no absolute requirement that they should work.
Employers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can sign up for UK Corporate Immigration Services.Applicants who are granted temporary residence under the Sponsored worker (Tier 2 General) visa scheme are permitted to live and work in the UK for the duration of their employment for a maximum three (3) year period.The Sponsored worker (Tier 2 General) visa is for medium and highly skilled workers with a job offer in the United Kingdom to fill a position that could not be otherwise filled by a UK or EEA national. The Sponsored worker (Tier 2 General) visa allows UK companies to fill existing labour shortages. Specific sponsored worker visas for Intra-Company Transfers, Ministers of Religion and Sportspersons are available under Tier 2.Sponsored WorkerEmployers seeking to sponsor or hire foreign workers can sign up for UK Corporate Immigration Services.There are five subcategories of Temporary Worker ñ Creative and Sporting, Charity Workers, Religious Workers, Government Authorised Exchange and International Agreement.The Temporary workers (Tier 5) are available to those want to come to the United Kingdom to undertake short-term, temporary work. This category accommodates certain categories of temporary workers immigrating to the UK who do not qualify for a Sponsored Worker (Tier 2) visa.