Your step daughter can be considered as a dependent on your wife's spouse application, therefore, she would not need to make an application as a Tier 4 student.
Further to this, once she turns 18, she will still be able to remain as a dependent on any future applications so long as she is not leading an independent life and she is still financially dependent on you and your wife for support.
@ka97 the guidance is not very helpful, but don't worry - this will not cause you a problem. The Home Office just mean that if you have a letter from your sponsor stating they will give you £5k, but then you receive that £5k and show personal bank statements, this won't count as £10k (it will only count as £5k)
As your son is 18 it is not an issue if he stays outside of the boarding school as long as this is an arrangement with the boarding school. He would also only need to notify the police if he is required to register with the police as part of the conditions of his visa. This will either be stated on his BRP or alternatively in his original approval letter.
HI, I applied for my Tier-4 extension on 21 March 2016. I received my refusal letter on 10 May 2016 with appeal right. I made appeal on time and had a hearing on 1 December 2017 then received the decision on 08 December 2017. My appeal was allowed.
My course (diploma level 7) started date - 29 March 2016 and end date 31 January 2017. I successfully completed my course. my college was revoked on April 2017.
I am still waiting for Home Office decision. Now, my first question is - what kind of decision will i get from HO?
Some of my friend are saying that i will receive a 60 days letter to find another sponsor and some are saying that i will receive 4 months visa with which I will not be able to make anymore Tier-4 extension application.
My second question is - How long do I have to wait for Home Office decision? It has been almost 4 months already.
Please advise me with your expertise and experience. Thanking you in advance.
I cannot advise on Subways internship programs, however, if you wish to be sponsored by the company for a Tier 2 visa in the future I can advise that they do not currently hold a sponsor license in order to employ overseas workers.
You are correct that you are not able to be self-employed when in the UK as a Tier 4 (General) visa holder. Self-employment is any work undertaken that is not directly working for a company that is already registered and paying the relevant corporation tax.
The work you are stating you would be undertaking would be deemed as freelance work and would therefore be self-employed work which means you could not do this and be paid, however, you could do this voluntarily without payment.
The fact that your husband is in the UK should not affect your application for a Tier 4 visa as long as you have a CAS from the University and meet all of the requirements.
Visit visas are considered differently and the caseworker assessing your visit visa may not have been satisfied that you planned to leave the UK at the end of your visit due to having family ties in the UK.
In order to be eligible for a Tier 4 (General) visa you must have a certified CAS from the University and evidence that you have the funds in order to maintain yourself in the UK. The funds you will need to evidence would depend on where the University is within the UK and the length of your course.
If you have not yet paid your tuition fees you would need to show that you have held the fees, along with the maintenance funds, for the minimum of 28 days prior to making the application. Your previous refusal should not affect your application as this is in a different visa category.
If you have any further questions or would like assistance with this application please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
You could put down both addresses on the application form and explain this in a supportive letter, however, as only one of the properties was yours you could just put down that address, rather than your partners.
You are able to switch from a Tier 2 (General) visa into the Tier 4 category from within the UK.
However, it is worth noting that you can only spend a maximum of 5 years studying in the UK on a tier 4 visa. You must also be able to show academic progression, meaning that during your last grant of leave you obtained a master’s in business administration, your next course must be at PhD level. Although, exceptional consideration may be given to someone who wishes to study at the same level if the course supports their career aspirations.
On a Tier 4 visa you are only permitted to work for 20 hours per week.
Your dependents are permitted to work as long as the main applicant has leave for at least 12 months and is studying at degree level.
In regards to finances, you must first be able to show that you have enough funds to pay for the first year of your course. You will also need to show enough funds to cover 9 months living costs. This rate is set at £1015 for any areas outside of London and £1265 per month within London. You will also have to show another 9 months living costs at £845 per month within London and £680 per dependent from areas outside of London. This money must have been held for at least 28 days.
Unfortunately I would not be able to advise you on which University to choose.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Unfortunately, it is not permitted for a person to spend more than 5 years in the Tier 4 (General) category (excluding 1 year working in a student sabbatical role), therefore you would be unable to study your degree beyond these 5 years under this category.
Before your visa expires you would be able to explore options to switch into another category that you may be eligible to make an application for, such as the spouse/partner of a person present and settled in the UK. If you are in a relationship that would mean you were eligible to make an application for this visa, it is worth noting that you would be able to study freely whilst on this visa.
Another option is a Tier 2 (General) visa, where you would need to obtain an offer of employment from an employer who holds a sponsor license or is willing to obtain one.