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Applying for a UK student visa in the US and Canada

米 Are you going to study in the UK? You may need a UK visa. Here are some questions for students in the US and Canada to ask themselves before heading across the pond! Do you have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)? Yes No Yes Check with your student advisor to You must apply for a confirm whether you need a CAS. Tier 4 Student Visa. Do you need a CAS? No Depending on your nationality, you may need a Student Visitor visa. Find out at Do you need a Yes Student Visitor visa? Complete the appropriate visa application online and book a biometrics appointment at No Pay the application fee, print a copy of the completed application, and sign it. You're ready to go! Remember to bring Attend your biometrics appointment. You will the appropriate documents to show receive a stamped confirmation that your at the UK border! biometrics have been enrolled. Are you planning to travel to the UK within the next three weeks? 00000 0000000 000000O 0000000 0000 Yes No Consider purchasing Priority Service at This means your visa application will be processed ahead of other applications. In most cases, Priority Service applications are processed within 5 business days, rather than the standard 15 business days. Assemble your application package. Be sure to include: Application • Signed print-out of your online application form. PASSPORT • Stamped receipt from your biometric appointment. • Original passport with one completely blank page. We cannot place a visa on a passport page reserved for observations, comments, etc. of Amee Your Sr • Two recent passport-style photos with a light, neutral background that show your entire face. Photos taken at pharmacies, photo labs, and other retailers are generally acceptable. For examples, check Your Name Biometrics • Health Surcharge reference number, if applicable. • Priority Service receipt, if you purchased it. • Supporting documents, if necessary. * • A return shipping label, so we can send your documents back to you (see below.) All student visa applications must be mailed to: UK Visas and Immigration British Consulate General 845 Third Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10022 For your convenience, you can purchase shipping through our official partner, VFS Global. This provides UPS Next-Day Air service with tracking for a flat rate. Using VFS's round-trip courier service will generate two labels, one to send the package to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and the other for UKVI to return your documents to you. Visit and click on "User Pay Services" to purchase or learn more. You will receive updates on the progress of your application via email. * US and Canadian citizens applying for Tier 4 Student visas do not normally need to provide any supporting documents. All other nationalities applying for Tier 4 Student visas are required to submit documentation. See for guidance. Student Visitor applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to provide supporting documents. We strongly recommend you seek guidance from your school's advisor to determine what supporting documents you should send with your application. If you disclosed a criminal offence in your application, we encourage you to provide court or legal documents that show your sentence, as well as documents that show your sentence has been disposed. If you are under the age of 18, you must supply: Your birth certificate or guardianship document; An original letter signed by both parents/legal guardians that confirms they consent to your travel and study in the UK; and a copy of an ID document for each parent or guardian that shows their name and signature. If you are not a US or Canadian citizen, you should provide evidence of your immigration status, such as a copy of your permanent resident card and a valid student visa with all pages of your l-20. UK Visas and | Immigration British Consulate-General New York

Applying for a UK student visa in the US and Canada

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