There are three ways to submit your Tier 4 visa application depending on how quickly you want UKVI to process it.
Standard Service– it could take up to 8 weeks for UKVI to decide your visa application. Current fee is £494.20 and includes biometric enrolment fee.
Priority Service – a decision is usually reached within 5 to 10 working days. Current cost is £972.20 and includes biometric enrolment fee.
Super Priority Service – UKVI decision is expected the next working day following your appointment (in most cases). Current fee is £1104.20 inclusive of biometric enrolment fee.
Depending on the time of the day and the type of the UKVCAS service point centre (UK Visa & Citizenship Application Services) you choose, there may be additional costs between £60 to £125 (appointment fee) and travel to/from this centre.
You can choose to upload your documents before your visa appointment. Alternatively, documents in support of your Tier 4 visa application will be uploaded during this appointment.
Your biometric details will also be enrolled during your visa application appointment.
Whichever service you choose, please remember to follow the online instructions, download and print your Tier 4 Document checklist and your appointment confirmation and take these together with all the documents listed on your Tier 4 checklist to your visa application appointment.
UKVI may contact you during your visa application process by email or letter if they need further information from you. If you receive any emails or letters from UKVI and not sure what action to take, please contact our immigration team as soon as possible.