The UK Home Office introduced a new immigration system which came into effect from 5 October 2020. The new “Student Visa” route replaced the “Tier 4 (General)” visa route. Please read our article New Student Visa Immigration Route for more information.
If I'm already on a Tier 4 visa, do I need to switch into the new Student Route?
If you are already in the UK studying with a valid Tier 4 visa, you will not need to take any action to switch into the new Student Visa route.
Important to know:
- If you need to submit a Tier 4/Student Visa application around this time, please contact the Advice & Guidance team so that we can advise you on your options.
- Take a look at our ‘New Student routes’ sub-category under Immigration and visa advice, where you can still find guidance on relevant topics for all Tier 4/Student Visa students such as collecting your BRP and if you are returning from an interruption.