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The Sethi Partnership Solicitors

The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way,
Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex
England, HA4 8TB

Call now: 0208 866 6464
Existing clients tel: 0208 866 6464

The Sethi Partnership Solicitors

The Barn House, 38 Meadow Way,
Eastcote, Ruislip, Middlesex
England, HA4 8TB

Tier 4 Visa


There are over 750,000 students who come to the UK to study each year – in higher and further education, in independent and language schools. Some come for short English language courses, others for PhDs at the frontier of scientific research.

There is currently no cap on the numbers of international students able to come to the UK to study, however an international student is required to have the correct requisite visa covering the duration of the student’s study in the UK.  The visa the Student is required to have is Tier 4 General Student Visa.

 Tier 4 - General Student visa

The Tier 4 General Student visa is part of the points-based system in the UK immigration route for migrants from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).  The category is open for students aged over 16 only, there is a separate category for children aged 4-16 who wish to come to the UK and attend an independent school to continue their education.

Under Tier 4 students need to score a total of 40 points for the student to be granted with the visa. The 40 points consist of;

  1. 30 points -for a full-time place on a course with an approved education provider.
  2. 10 points – for maintenance in the UK without recourse to public funds.

The education provider should provide you with a confirmation of acceptance of studies (CAS) once they have offered you a place on a course. This would be required for the Tier 4 visa application which cannot be made more than 6 months after you receive the CAS.

The earliest an international student can apply for a visa is 3 months before the start of their course.

Family members

Spouse, partners and children of international students can accompany the student into the UK, providing there are adequate maintenance funds available.


The home office fees from outside the UK is £348 per person.

Applicants are also required to pay the health Surcharge which is £400 per year per person and is therefore dependent on the duration of the course.

Our Immigration team will be able to advise and assist you in relation to the complex Visa rules.

Refusal of Tier 4 Student visa application does not carry a right of appeal, the Sethi Partnership can assist in challenging the refusal through a judicial review.

Contact our Tier 4 immigration solicitors in London & Ruislip, Middlesex

For guidance on Tier 4 student visas, call The Sethi Partnership Solicitors on 0208 866 6464 or complete our online enquiry form.

Coronavirus COVID19 

In light of the Coronavirus and in an effort to assist our clients and the economy, we are offering reduced rates on our fees* in some areas of work valid for the month of April.

We are open for Business as Usual with mindful protection. 

Our lawyers are still fully able and equipped  to assist existing clients and new clients by telephone, email, facetime and online meetings. We are not encouraging face to face appointments but we do have an outside office that can be utilised for signatures etc. whilst keeping in line with social distancing.

Existing Clients
As our legal team are following government advice and working from home, if you need to contact them please call the office or email them directly. All our contact details can be found on our website at ‘Our Team’.

New Clients
At this time we encourage all of our prospective clients to contact us via telephone, e-mail or our online new client enquiry on our website. Your matter will be received by our legal team and they will call or email you back as soon as possible.

If any of our Local Eastcote Residents are alone, struggling or self- isolating and in need of any supplies/food/medicines/ please get in touch with us on 0208 866 6464 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Reduced rates include: preparation of Wills, initial 1 hour fixed fee for Employment matters, Landlord &Tenant matters, Conveyancing matters for first time buyers and key workers.

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