Student Immigration Service

Applying for a Student route visa outside the UK

If you are making your Student route 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.

When to apply for a Student route visa outside the UK

You can apply up to 6 months before your programme starts, and the process normally takes around 3 weeks.

Student route visa application process outside the UK

The four steps to making a Student route visa application outside the UK, what happens next and what to do if your visa is refused.