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Student Visa Policy Guidance and information

Read the UKVI Student visa Policy Guidance here

For more advice and guidance, please see the Study UK: British Council website.

General Grounds for Refusal

Even if you meet all the financial and qualification requirements, your application can still be refused on general grounds, such as criminal history, immigration history, forgery and giving false information in your application (known as deception) etc. Please visit the UKCISA webapages and read the sections called 'Criminal convictions' and 'General grounds for refusal' under 'Requirements'. 

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Biometric Enrolment

Biometric enrolment centres in the UK have been reopening, but the UKVI are currently operating an alternative system that allows them to re-use previous biometric data for eligible student visa applicants. This means that most applicants will not need to attend an appointment while these temporary measures are in place. Please visit this page for latest information. UK visa application centres overseas have been re-opening in most countries but not in all locations - please check the website of your nearest visa centre for further details using the links below:

  • TLS Contact if you’re in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East
  • VFS Global for all other countries
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