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 overseen by our visa advisors. You will need to have your academic and financial documents approved by the Visa & Compliance team before your new CAS can be issued. Full list of documents required for a Leave to Remain application:
- 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:
- £11,385 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
After your documents have been approved, the Visa & Compliance team will issue your new CAS and you will then submit the online Tier 4 application. You will send your application submission sheet to the Visa & Compliance team by e-mail: email@example.com
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