Do you have the financial resources and time
to apply for your new Tier 4 visa?
As soon as you apply for an optional placement, your Tier 4 visa
will no longer have enough time on it to allow you to complete your degree. You
will need to extend your visa to cover the placement either before you start
your placement, or before your current visa expires.
Please note: The Home Office may be changing the option of extending your visa after your placement. Until further notice, it is strongly advised that you extend your visa before your placement starts.
You will need to make sure
that you have thought about the following questions:
- Have you applied for a new
Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)? This is needed for your visa
application. You apply for it through ISA and it can take 2–3 weeks to
- Do you have the money for
application fee, the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS),
the maintenance (which could be up to £9,135 required for 28 consecutive days) and to
pay any outstanding tuition fees?