Student Immigration Service

Applying for a Tier 4 visa

How to apply for a Tier 4 visa from inside or outside the UK

Applying to extend or switch to a Tier 4 visa from the UK

If you already have a UK visa, you may be able to apply for a Tier 4 visa from inside the UK. This is known as 'extending' or 'switching' your visa.

Applying for a Tier 4 visa outside the UK

If you are making your Tier 4 visa application from outside the UK, you must apply in your home country or normal country of residence. This is also known as applying for a 'new' visa.