Leave to Remain
If you are joining York St John University from another UK institution (switching sponsors) or if you are applying for a visa extension to finish your current studies, this is called applying for Leave to Remain.
All Leave to Remain applications are handled through our visa advisors. You will have an in-person appointment with an advisor to prepare the application form and have your documents checked. Students must bring the following things to a visa appointment:
- Passport and any previous visa(s)
- Original academic certificates (and any relevant translations)
- 2 new UK-style passport photos (these can be taken at a UK photo booth and must be less than 1 month old)
- Police Registration Certificate (if applicable)
- Bank statement, evidencing:
- £9,135 maintenance funds
- Any unpaid tuition fees
- Money must be held for at least 28 consecutive days
- Balance end date cannot be more than 30 days old
- Credit or debit card for paying the online fees:
- Immigration Health Surcharge: £300 per year of study
- Visa application fee: £475 (Standard Service)
- If you wish to use Priority Visa Service: £952
- If you wish to use Premium Service: £1,085
- Super Priority Service: £10,500
- £5 cash for the Special Delivery posting fee
Once your form is complete and paid for and the advisor has approved your documents, the advisor will send your documents to the Home Office from the University on your behalf.
For more information about applying for Tier 4 Leave to Remain, please see the UK Visas & Immigration website.
UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs)
Students seeking advice about their in-UK applications can also contact the UKCISA helpline.
The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 1.00pm to 4.00pm.
UKCISA Helpline number: 0207 1079922 (from within the UK only)
The UKCISA website also provides helpful and up-to-date information for international students.
Important Advisory for International Students: Fraud and Scams
Unfortunately, there are individuals who seek to exploit international students who are trying to study in the UK. The Home Office has compiled some information about what to watch out for with regard to possible scams, please view their website to read this important information.
If you have any questions about making a Tier 4 application from inside the UK, or if you wish to set up an appointment to speak to an advisor, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visa Advice Drop-in Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12.00-1.00pm at the Student Information Desk in Holgate.