Student Visa

Your student visa will allow you to live and study for the duration of the course you will be attending.

Depending on your circumstances you may also hold a part time job or partake in an internship program.

Applying for a student visa can be a complex process, and depending on your circumstances you will need to provide certain evidence to support your application.

With AWH Solicitors on your side, applying for a student visa can be as straight-forward as you need it to be.

With our extensive experience our solicitors can offer you the best chance at getting your student visa application approved.

Passing your English Test

Before you apply for a student visa you must have been accepted onto a course at a UK university and be able to pass an English test.

If you are worried about the English test and your English language skills then get in touch with our solicitors today. They know exactly what is required and can recommend you to a language training centre if they feel you may need further assistance.

Specialist Immigration Services for Students in the UK

The specialist immigration solicitors at AWH Solicitors will be able to help applicants apply for their student visa, so they may study and live in the UK.

To allow our clients the best chance at success we have created unique specialist student services that will maximise the likelihood of the applicants’ student visas being accepted.

  • Improve your application: Pre-entry clearance service

    Some students may require specific preparation to maximise their chances of their application being successful.

    We have developed a service designed to assist you in meeting minimum entry requirements to eliminate the chances of your application being delayed or denied.

    Arranging an English test at a local test centre is just one example of how we can help you meet the minimum entry requirements.

    We are also able to provide assistance with finding a suitable UK-based course across our affiliated universities, helping you secure an acceptance of study letter faster.

  • Improve your application: Entry clearance

    Our team of visa experts understand precisely what the Home Office is looking for in a successful applicant.

    With our knowledge we can guide you and give you the appropriate advice on how to improve any weaknesses within your application.

    We will also complete your Tier 4 application form and devise a covering letter to the British High Commission, making further representations on your behalf. Our team will be there along every step of the way until a decision has been made regarding your student visa application.

  • Fast track your application

    We understand that in certain situations a final decision regarding your visa application is required urgently.

    For this very reason we have created a same-day service for switching to a Tier 4 visa. We are able to offer this service as we have good connections to both the Home Office and the Public Enquiry Office.

    A decision made on the same day

    A decision is generally made on the very same day when you choose this service and attend a meeting at the Home Office accompanied by a member of our team.

    We currently offer a range of fixed-free and fast-track packages to meet your needs, whether you require student visa advice, a review of your application or guidance with preparing your visa to study in the UK.

    Read more about our fast track services
  • Extending a student visa

    You may require additional time in the UK after your visa has expired. Our immigration solicitors can assist you in extending your visa or help you switch to a general student visa.

    We can guide you through the individual requirements for a successful extension and ultimately work towards achieving the outcome you desire.

  • Appealing a decision

    A visa application can be denied if the necessary documentation is not provided, if you applied for the wrong type of visa or if you do need meet the general requirements of the visa you applied for.

    In some cases we might be able to help you appeal that decision.

    Assessing the possibility to appeal

    We can assess your right to appeal or further analyse what would be required for you to make a successful application.

    Our solicitors will review the grounds of refusal and prepare your appeal for you. For more information on appeals, please visit our appeals page.

    Read more about appealing a decision

If you are Aged 4 to 17

If you are aged between the age of 4 and 17 you may want to apply for either a long term or a short term study visa, depending on your requirements.

Long Term Study Visas

Children wishing to study in the UK who are between the ages of 4 and 17 must apply as a child student under Tier 4 of the points-based entry system and students aged 4-15 are only eligible if they are relocating to the UK to receive education from an independent fee-charging school.

Short Term Study Visas

Individuals under the age of 18 who wish to come to the UK to study for up to six months can apply as a child visitor.

There are several unwavering conditions to be met when it comes to applying for a child visitor visa, and these will be explained to you in great detail during your consultation.

Visa Requirements

You must meet the minimum requirements of the visa to be granted permission to study in the UK.

Examples of the requirements of a short term study visa include:

  • Having sufficient funds to support yourself throughout your stay
  • Having suitable accommodation in the UK
  • Be able to meet the cost of your return or onward journey once your visa expires

Same-Day Student Visas

We appreciate that time tends to be of the essence when it comes to organising studies, so we are able to offer a premium same-day student visa application service which will increase the speed of your submission notably.

The visa application process is complicated and subtle weaknesses in your case could lead to major delay or rejection.

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Our Fees

Due to the large amount of services and the complexity of each case we cannot provide any standardised fees without knowing a little bit more about your situation.

However, if you get in touch with us we can discuss in detail what charges you can suspect and what fees we will charge.

Full transparency at all times

We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.

Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.

This is why we provide competitive prices across our range of services.

Immigration solicitor fees
30 minute initial consultation £60 + VAT
Additional 30 minutes where consultation runs over £60 + VAT
Initial consultation + advice letter £300 + VAT
Visa checking service(no drafting) £250 + VAT
Extension applications settlement From £1,000 + VAT

Entry clearance fees - out of country
Visit Visa £600 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Employed £700 + VAT
Spouse Visa Sponsor Self Employed £800 + VAT
Dependants (Parent/Relatives) From £800 + VAT

What is included:

  • Advice on procedures and law
  • Completion of the paper and on line application form
  • Advice on all documents required to submit with application
  • Consider the contents of all documents supplied to submit to the British Embassy and follow up
  • Advice on strengths and weaknesses of the case
  • Preparation of the covering letter
  • Attendances and follow up

In country applications (extensions)
Extension applications for:

  • Spouse visa
  • Tier 4 student
  • Application for discretionary leave/humanitarian protection
  • Applications for long residence
  • EEA Applications
  • Domestic violence applications
Services include:

  • Attendance and advice on procedure and legal procedure
  • Advice and completion of forms
  • Advice on documents required
  • Preparation of covering letter
  • Submission to Home Office
From £800 + VAT
Points based system - applications and extensions applications
  • Extension applications
  • Tier 1
  • Tier 2
  • Tier 4
All cases are individually assessed and if additional dependants are placed on application they will be charged seperately.

From £900 + VAT

Other Immigration applications
Application for transfer of visa into biometrics card £400 + VAT
Travel document application £400 + VAT
Entry clearance forms (completion only) £70 + VAT
Home Office Forms (completion only) £200 + VAT
Asylum From £2,000 + VAT
Asylum - fresh claim £1,200 -£1,500 + VAT

British Citizenship
Application for British citizenship/children registration £500 + VAT

Corporate fees
Employers licence for businesses (online) From £1,000 + VAT
Tier 1 entry clearance (Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Tier 1 extension application(Entrepreneur) From £2,000 + VAT
Business audit services Price available upon request

Lodge appeal only £400 + VAT
Lodge appeal and representation £1,200 - £1,500 + VAT
Asylum appeal £1,500 - £2,000 + VAT
Bail application and representation at hearing From £1,000 + VAT
Application for permission to appeal to upper tribunal From £900 + VAT
Review of decision and counsels opinion £350 + VAT

Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.

The consultation fee is discounted at the end of the case if we are instructed.

Our Promise to You

  • Approachable and friendly solicitors

    We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.

  • Award-winning service across our fields of expertise

    Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.

  • Advice tailored to your needs

    We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.

    There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.

  • Outstanding customer service and care

    Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.

    Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.

  • Transparent on fees and processes

    Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.

    We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.