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United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and student visa are required for enrolled study in the United Kingdom. For a stay of more than more than six months, or 11 months for an English language course, a British Student Tier 4 Visa is required. For a stay of up to 6 months a British Student Visitor Visa is required.

Those who are 16 or over and have been accepted into a course offered by a qualified education provider, have a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for studies (CAS) and can meet English language requirements are eligible to apply for a Tier 4 General Student visa. Those sponsored to do a recognized foundation program are also eligible to apply for a Tier 4 Student visa provided that applicant has finished a recognized UK degree in medicine or dentistry, received that degree from a registered Tier 4 sponsor and spent the final year and at least 1 year of studies leading to that degree in the UK.
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Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for UK visa stamp(s).
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British Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant. Please note: The Consulate of the United Kingdom has introduced a web-based visa application form. Applicants must follow the step by step instructions and pay visas fees online.
Important Information: Upon completion of the application form, the applicant will be prompted to schedule an appointment to submit biometric information. This biometric information consists of scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph. The visa application must be submitted no earlier than 24-36 hours after and no later than 2 weeks after biometric submission.

VAF9 Personal Details Form: You must fill out this form and submit a printed copy along with any UK student visa application.
Student Visa Appendix 8: You must fill out this appendix form and submit a printed copy along with any UK student visa application.
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Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
- Copy of the applicant’s Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the educational institution the applicant intends to attend. A visa application should be placed no more than 6 months from receiving the CAS.
- Copies of any English language ability or qualifications, test certificates, award certificates of degrees taught in English. These are not required if the applicant is a national of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
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Minors:
Notarized proof of parental or other legal guardian consent for those under age 18 along with original certified birth certificate.
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Financial Requirements:
Evidence that the applicant has adequate financial support during their stay is required which includes bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months.
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Residency Status:
Notarized copy of Permanent Resident Card or valid visa. US visa holders should have original I-94 or I-20 stapled to their passport.
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Other Requirements:
Certificate translations are required for any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
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Special Instructions:
Travisa can submit British visa applications only for priority processing. This requires a $170 priority fee that must be paid directly through VFS service. This fee is in addition to the fee paid directly on the application form. Please visit VFS Payment Page, select the United States as country of residence, visa category, and New York as the application center. You may need to scroll right to submit in order to make the payment.
The payment receipt must be included with visa application materials.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
United Kingdom Visa Validity:
Visa validity will be for a period of up to 3 years, based on supporting documentation and at the discretion of the consulate.
British Visa Processing Time:
Priority rush processing normally takes 24 to 48 hours. The processing time can begin 24-36 hours after biometric information is submitted and Travisa has received complete application materials.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

United Kingdom Visa Application Procedures

  1. Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to United Kingdom
  2. Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form
  3. Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.

    United Kingdom Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):
 
Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223