UK Study Visa Extension - Eligibility, Application, and Fee


Cyril Zachariah
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 02:04 PM IST

Willing to extend your UK Study Visa for further education? Check out the eligibility criteria, application process, and fee to apply for UK Study Visa Extension here:

UK Study Visa Extension - Eligibility, Application, and Fee

The data from Office for National Statistics show that 59% of students who complete their first degree in the UK wish to remain in the United Kingdomto pursue further studies. Many choose to pick up a graduate course at a Masters or a Doctorate level.In that case, a student needs to apply for a visa extension before the commencement of a new course in the UK. To apply for a Study Visa Extension, a student must meet certain eligibility criteria, complete the application process and make payment of a fee.

Check all details related to UK Study Visa Extension here:

Eligibility Criteria for the Extension of the UK Visa

You are eligible to apply for UK Visa Extension if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are in the UK on Student Visa

  • You have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that shows you have an unconditional offer from a university in the UK

  • The new programme of study in which you are enrolled must show a higher academic level than the current one. It is also called the academic progression requirement.

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You are exempted from the academic progression requirement under the following conditions:

  • You need to resist your exams or repeat a module for your current programme

  • You are applying for a PhD or doctoral degree that you started studying in your current university

  • You are applying for the first time at a news institution to complete the course that you started at an institution that lost its student scholarship license

  • You have taken a role as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer

  • You are studying medicine, veterinary medicine and science or dentistry and taking a bachelors or masters course.

  • You are applying to extend your stay in the UK after undertaking a study abroad programme or work placement as a part of the course

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When to Apply for a UK Visa Extension Application?

You can apply for UK Visa Extension as early as three months before the beginning of the new course start date. But, you must apply before your current student visa expires and also six months after getting the new CAS. Your new course must begin within 28 days of your current visa expiring date.

Documents Required for Extension of Visa in the UK?

Here is the list of documents needed to apply for an extension of UK Visa:

  • The CAS from the university

  • Financial proof to show that you have sufficient funds to support your studies

  • Passport

  • Biometric Residence Permit

  • Police Registration Certificate that shows your current address, passport and visa details

  • An ATAS Certificate

  • Previous Qualification Certificate or Transcript

How to Apply for the UK Visa Extension?

Once you meet the eligibility criteria, have all required documents and finances, you can apply online for the UK Visa Extension application process.It takes around eight weeks for the decision of the application. Meanwhile, you must make sure to not travel outside of the UK. On successful processing of the visa application, you will either get a new BRP or digital immigration status.

Fees to Extend the UK Visa

The fee to apply for an extension of a UK Visa is 475 Pounds. The additional charges include:

  • immigration healthcare surcharge

  • 19.20 pounds for biometric information

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Source: Study International

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