A Tier 4 Visa is valid throughout your qualification and for a further four months upon completion, which is a good chance to look for work or to look into further study.
How long is a Tier 4 student visa valid for?
When must you leave the UK?
|Course length||Additional months granted at end of course|
|12 months or longer||4 months after course end date|
|6 months – 12 months||2 months after course end date|
|Masters courses covered by the Tier 4 Pilot (if you applied for your student visa prior to 5 October 2020)||6 months after course end date|
How long does a UK Tier 4 visa last?
How long you can stay depends on the length of your course and what study you’ve already completed in the UK. If you’re 18 or over and your course is at degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to 5 years. If it’s below degree level, you can usually stay in the UK for up to 2 years.
How long does a UK student visa last?
Types of UK student visa
If you’re studying a short course and are over 18 years old, you may be eligible for the short-term study visa. This is valid up to six months for most short courses and can be extended for a stay of up to 11 months for English language courses.
What happens when my Tier 4 visa expires?
If you stay in the UK after your visa has expired and you have not made a new application, you will be classed as an ‘overstayer’. You will not have legal permission to be in the UK, which means that you will not be allowed to study or work, and you may not be able to access other services, such as healthcare.
How long can I stay in the UK with a 2 year visa?
You can choose to apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa if you visit the UK regularly. This visa lasts 2, 5 or 10 years. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit.
Can I stay in UK after my masters?
Yes, you will be able to stay in the UK after you finish studying and that’s with the new post study work visa. So for undergraduate master students, that’s up to two years following your graduation. And for PhD students up to three years.
How long can a Tier 4 stay outside UK?
If you are not attending up to your programme end date, the University is required to remove sponsorship and notify the UKVI. From that day you can not re-enter the UK on your tier 4 visa. If you are in the UK you will be given 60 days to leave the country.
How long can you stay after student visa expires?
F-1 visa holders have 60 days after their program end date to leave the United States. For F-1 students who participate in post-completion optional practical training, they have 60 days after their employment ends to depart.
Can I extend my visa after it expires?
Extension of Stay
If you came to the United States on a nonimmigrant visa and you want to extend your stay you must apply with USCIS before your authorized stay, denoted on your admission stamp or paper Form I-94, expires. It is recommended you apply well in advance of your expiration date.
How long can international students stay in UK after graduation?
International students can stay in the UK for 2 years after graduation with new visa. The UK government has confirmed that from 1 July 2021, international students can apply to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years after graduating with the new Graduate Route visa.
What happens if your UK visa expires?
It is a criminal offence to overstay your visa without good reason. You will not be lawfully allowed to work, and if caught doing so, could face a prison sentence. If your period of overstay exceeds the 90 day limit, you will more than likely face an exclusion on re-entering the UK for at least one year.
Can Tier 4 students work full time in UK?
you cannot work in the UK on your Student / Tier 4 visa if you go into suspense or withdraw from your course. if you complete your course early your visa will be cut short. You can work full-time after your new course end date for the amount of time you were given on your original visa (usually four months).
How do I extend my Tier 4 visa UK?
To extend your visa you must: be in the UK on a Student visa or a Tier 4 (General) student visa.
After you apply
- your supporting documents need to be verified.
- you need to attend an interview.
- of your personal circumstances (for example if you have a criminal conviction)
Can I apply for ILR after my visa expires?
Unfortunately, this changed some years ago, and the rules around applying for ILR after visa expiry tightened. Now, applications may be refused if you have stayed after your visa has expired. However, you may have a small period of overstay disregarded if you apply within 14 days of the end of your visa.
How far in advance can I renew my UK visa before it expires?
You can extend at any time before your current permission to stay in the UK expires. If you’re extending to stay with the same family member, you’ll only get up to 28 days left on your current stay added to your new visa.