What is a student visa?

A student visa allows international students to come to the UK for authorised educational purposes. The student visa is intended for individuals aged 16 and above, while the child student visa is for those under 18. A student aged 16 to 17 can choose between the student visa or the child student visa.


Criteria for a student visa

You are eligible for a student visa if:

• You hold an unconditional offer of admission from an institution listed as an approved sponsor.

• You possess appropriate academic qualifications for your chosen course of study.

• You can provide support for any accompanying family members or dependents that join you.

• You demonstrate sufficient financial capability to sustain yourself throughout your studies.

At AMT Lawyers, we offer assistance with your Student visa application preparation. Our skilled Immigration Law solicitors will guide you through the process, ensuring your application meets all eligibility criteria and that you submit all necessary supporting documents accurately.



£1,500 – £2,500 plus VAT at 20%.

The approximation of legal fees listed above is our legal fees only based on a fixed fee basis. This does not include disbursements such as home office applications fees. These fees can vary depending on the route taken and type of application. For all home office application fees, please visit; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visa-regulations-revised-table/home-office-immigration-and-nationality-fees-10-april-2024


Estimated Time Frame

The processing time for your application varies based on whether you are applying from within or outside of the UK:


Outside the UK:

If you are applying for a Student Visa from outside the UK, your application typically takes around 3 weeks to process. You can submit your application up to 6 months prior to the start of your course.


Inside the UK:

For those applying for a Student Visa within the UK, the processing time is approximately 8 weeks. You can start your application up to 3 months before your course begins

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