UK - Tier 4 Student Visa

UK Tier 4 Student Visa

The UK's Tier 4 Student Visa allows you to study in the UK for the duration of a specified course/program.

Are you eligible?

To qualify for the UK Tier 4 Student Visa you must:

  • You have been offered a place on a course with a licensed Tier 4 sponsor;
  • English speaking country or fluent in English;
  • Have enough money to support yourself and pay for your course- the amount will vary depending on the school;
  • Meet other eligibility requirements.

How long you can stay?

You can arrive in the UK before your course starts:

  • up to 1 week before, if your course lasts 6 months or less;
  • up to 1 month before, if your course lasts more than 6 months.

How long you can stay depends on the kind of course you’re doing and what study you’ve already completed.

You can:

  • study;
  • work as a student union sabbatical officer;
  • apply from inside or outside the UK;
  • apply to extend your stay;
  • work in most jobs - depending on what level your course is and what kind of sponsor you have.

You can’t:

  • get public funds;
  • work in certain jobs, eg professional sportsperson or sports coach;
  • study at an academy or a local authority-funded school (also known as a maintained school).

You may be able to bring in family members (dependants).

Why use Restless World?

The answer is an easy one! No visa = no fee! That's right, we are guaranteeing that we will successfully lodge your visa application correctly. 

Restless World will also:

  • Provide you with the correct documentation & Restless World application forms;
  • Assist you step-by-step with completing the Restless World application forms;
  • Review your application to ensure it is correct and complication free
  • Complete your visa application and lodge with the British High Commission on your behalf;
  • Book your biometric scanning appointment at a time that suits your busy schedule;
  • Ensure your visa is processed within 3-4 weeks*, including your biometric appointment;
  • Plus you will receive a complimentary 'Restless World - ESSENTIALS PACK' valued at $95.00!


In addition to the Restless World service fee, all recipients of the Tier 4 Student Visa are required to finalise the below fees directly to the UK Boarder Agency at the time of their visa lodgement:  

Visa Lodgement Location: Visa Fee: Biometric Surcharge
Adelaide, AU
Auckland, NZ
Brisbane, AU
Canberra, AU
Christchurch, NZ
Melbourne, AU
Perth, AU
Sydney, AU
Wellington, NZ

*Prices correct at 1st February 2017 & subject to change without notice.

Mandatory Biometric Appointment

All applicants are required to partake a mandatory Biometric Appointment with British Authorities (or their appointed representatives). Locations are listed above. Please note that some locations are required to pay an additional processing surcharge for your biometric appointment. All Canadian applicants are charged an additional USD$100.00 for their biometric appointments. 

A Word of Warning

Whilst it may be easy, the application is littered with questions that, if answered correctly, will cancel your application. The British High Commission are a (very) cautious bunch and don’t leave room for errors. If they’re not happy with your application, they’ll simply turn you down without a refund. OUCH!

It’s harsh, we know, that’s why our resident visa guru's spend their time getting to know all the ins and outs when it comes to applying for visas and are only too happy to pass on their expertise to you during the application stages of your visa lodgement. 



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