You may be able to extend your Tier 4 visa to either:
- study another programme at the University of Hull following your current programme
- come to study at the University of Hull from another UK university
Whether or not you can make your next visa application in the UK may depend on your previous study, including where you studied your previous programme (Higher Education Institution, embedded college offering pathway institution, Further Education college), what visa you had while studying there, whether or not you completed your previous course, and the level of that programme. For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When to apply
You must apply:
- within 6 months of getting a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS)
- before your current visa expires - but no more than 3 months before the course start date on your CAS
- before you can register onto your new programme of study
You can make your next visa application in the UK if your new programme starts within 28 days of your visa expiry date.
If the gap between your current visa expiry date and the start of the new programme is longer than 28 days, or if there are other conditions preventing you from applying in the UK, you will need to leave the UK before your visa expires and apply for your next Tier 4 visa from your home country or country of residence.
How to apply
There are three ways to submit your Tier 4 visa application depending on how quickly you want UKVI to decide your visa application.
Standard – it could take up to 8 weeks, but costs less. Original documents are submitted by post. Biometric details (photos, fingerprints) are enrolled separately at extra cost.
Premium – a decision is made the same day (in most cases), but is more expensive. Original documents are checked and scanned during the appointment. Biometric details are enrolled during the appointment.
For Standard and Premium service, you can apply online.
Priority – a decision is usually made within 10 days, providing you comply with strict time restrictions. You must complete and submit a request form and receive a UKVI confirmation email with further instructions before you can proceed to completing your online application.
Whichever service you choose, please remember to download and print your Tier 4 Document checklist and/or Tier 4 application and submit these together with your original documents to the UKVI by post or in person.