APPLYING FOR VISA
You can apply in a number of ways, for example, by post, by courier, in person and online. Staff at the visa application centers will tell you about the ways in which you can apply.
Some visa sections will only accept applications made online. To find out if you can apply for your visa online please visit the
visa for UK
If you cannot apply online you will need to fill in a visa application form (VAF 3 - Student). You can get a form free of charge from your nearest visa application center
or from the visa application forms
page on our website.
You should apply for a student visa in the country of which you are a national or where you legally live.
You can take part-time or holiday work, but you must not:
- work for more than 20 hours a week during term time unless your placement is part of your studies, has been agreed with your educational institution and leads to a degree or qualification awarded by a nationally recognized examining body
- do business, be self-employed or provide services as a professional sports person or entertainer, or
- work full-time in a permanent job