Visa Registration Requirements

To study and graduate in the UK, you have to take it step by step and slow and steady, firstly you have to choose your schooling institution, secondly you have to be approved and admitted into your choice of institution, the last step is to register a student visa. You can do so by acquiring help from an admission counselling agent, some schools will also hire immigration/visa registration specialists to help, or students can also register a visa by themselves. Regardless of whether you are registering the student visa by yourself or hiring an agent to do so, both students and parents should try to under- stand and acquire more information about the process of registering a student visa for the UK, to prepare related and useful information, diligently prepare documentations, allows a smooth and unhindered registration process. A lot of students believe that by receiving an offer from their school they are able to register for a student visa, but that is not entirely the case, UK’s immigration office only accepts visa processing that is done 3 months prior to the school’s start. Students are required to visit the UK immigration office’s website and fill in the registration form, book a time slot with a visa officer and hand in documentations, as well as pay the registration fee via credit card online, on the website, typically in 3 weeks time the notice of approval will be sent.

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Student registration fee: HKD 3819
(two years of GCSE/ A-level course)

02.

Priority registration service: HKD 2,225
(suitable for students who require immediate visa registration/approval)

03.

National health service fee: around 350 pounds per year

As of 2015, English government requires students enrolling in a course that lasts more than 6 months to pay a prerequisite medical surcharge, in order the maintain the national health service. When applying for the visa the applicant must pay the medical surcharge revolving the duration of the visa. Documents needed to apply for the student visa is listed below.

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Student’s valid passport, the passport needs to have a double-sided page that is blank, for the purpose of printing the visa. If the applicant has an old passport, the applicant is required to state if he has previously visited the United Kingdoms, if so list details of said trip.

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2 copies of the applicants colored passport photos, the background needs to be white or grey

03.

The CAS documentation, 3 months before school begins, the school will send out a document (confirmation of acceptance for studies) to the student

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A tuberculosis medical report issued by a designated medical clinic.

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An agreement letter from the student’s parent or guardian, HKID or passport of said guardian or parent. Must include: relation with the student, birth certificate of student, adoption documentation, legal documentation of guardianship). Guardian or parent must clearly state by name that they agree for the student to apply and live in the United Kingdoms.

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Banking information

As of 2015, English government requires students enrolling in a course that lasts more than 6 months to pay a prerequisite medical surcharge, in order the maintain the national health service. When applying for the visa the applicant must pay the medical surcharge revolving the duration of the visa. Documents needed to apply for the student visa is listed below.

As of 2015, English government requires students enrolling in a course that lasts more than 6 months to pay a prerequisite medical surcharge, in order the maintain the national health service. When applying for the visa the applicant must pay the medical surcharge revolving the duration of the visa. Documents needed to apply for the student visa is listed below.

This expense needs to be saved up 28 days prior to the registration of the visa, then proof needs to be issued at the bank. After the proof of said saving is issued at the bank, within 31 days this proof needs to be submitted along-side other documentations required for the visa registration, if overdue the proof becomes invalid. After successfully acquiring a student visa, the student may travel to England at any given time.

If the student enrolled in a short course, 6 months or less the student may arrive in England 1 week prior to the start of the course, but no more than 1 week. If the student enrolled in a longer course, 6 months or more the student may travel to England 1 month prior the start of the course, but no more than 1 month.

On Monday, 3 December 2018 the UK Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong is moving to Units B&E, 6F @Convoy, 169 Electric Road, North Point, Hong Kong. Appointments will be closed on 29-30 November, although passport collection will continue from existing Application Centre

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