Latest UK Student Visa Requirement -
Point Based System (Tier-4):
TIER-4 STUDENT VISA
NOW COMPULSORY FOR
ALL PAKISTANI TIER-4 VISA APPLICANTS AS OF 06/04/2012
UK TIER-4 VISA INTERVIEW
PREPARATION. A VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT TIER-4 VISA APPLICANTS & THEIR
CONSULTANTS OFTEN IGNORE.
There was a time when claiming 40 points in total for a
Tier-4 visa applicant was regarded a key to an absolute assurance for
their visa. But now even if you have got 40 points does not mean that
your student visa is assured. Always remember that more than anything to begin
with ... a visa interview now a days holds an utmost importance
and 50% of your case is assessed by the visa officer through your
detailed interview preparation in determining the fact as to whether a
student is really genuine or not and that is why they take your interview not
once but twice. First at FedEx after the submission of documents and
then finally at BHC Islamabad.
NEW RULES: IN ORDER
TO FILTER ONLY GENUINE STUDENTS FOR UK. THE UKBA HAS NOW
IMPLEMENTED DETAILED VISA INTERVIEW PROCEDURES BEGINNING
ALL PAKISTANI TIER-4 VISA APPLICANTS NOW IMPLEMENTED AT BRITISH
HIGH COMMISSION (BHC) ISLAMABAD.
CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS
WITH IN A 5 DAYS OR
SO AFTER APPLYING VIA FEDEX, THE TIER-4 APPLICANT WOULD RECEIVE
A TELEPHONE CALL FROM THE PHONE # 051-201-2000 (BHC /ISLAMABAD)
AT HIS / HER CELLULAR PHONE INFORMING THAT AN INTERVIEW HAS
BEEN SCHEDULED THROUGH AN INTERVIEW LETTER EMAILED ALREADY TO
THE APPLICANT'S EMAIL ADDRESS.
THE APPLICANT MUST
ACKNOWLEDGE BACK THE EMAIL ATTACHED WITH INTERVIEW LETTER ONCE
RECEIVED BY REPLYING TO THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS. IF THE
APPLICANT FEELS THAT THE DATE QUOTED VERBALLY BY THE BHC STAFF
ON THE TELEPHONE WAS NOT THE ONE WHICH WAS QUOTED IN THE
INTERVIEW LETTER THEN HE / SHE MUST IMMEDIATELY EMAIL BACK AND
NOTIFY SUCH AN ERROR.
IT MUST BE NOTED
THAT FAILING TO ATTEND AN INTERVIEW OR NOT BEING ABLE TO APPEAR
ON TIME WOULD RESULT IN ABSOLUTE REFUSAL UNDER PARA 320(8) OF UK
IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM ACT WHICH CLEARLY MEANS: AN APPLICANT
CAN BE REGARDED "AS A PERSON WHO USED DECEPTION IN AN
APPLICATION FOR AN ENTRY CLEARANCE" AND THEREFORE WOULD BE
PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING INTO UK FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS OR SO.
INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT WOULD BE SCHEDULED ONCE AN APPLICANT FAILS
TO APPEAR FOR A PROPOSED INTERVIEW SLOT AT THE BRITISH HIGH
COMMISSION (BHC) IN ISLAMABAD OR SHOW UP LATE.
AT SUCH AN
INTERVIEW; THE VISA OFFICER CAN BE EXPECTED TO ASK AS MANY AS
10-15 OF 25 DIFFERENT TYPICAL QUESTIONS IN ORDER TO CHECK AS TO
WHETHER THE APPLICANT APPEARING FOR INTERVIEW DOES HAVE A
CAPABILITY AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE COURSE
RESEARCH, THE COLLEGE RESEARCH, THE CAS LETTER DETAILS, THE
FINANCES AND MANY OTHER FACTORS. THE INTERVIEW CAN LAST FROM
7-15 MINUTES OR MAY BE MORE SUBJECT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE
REST ASSURED THAT
THE INTERVIEW WOULD BE TAKEN BY THE BRITISH VISA OFFICER
STATIONED AT BHC. THEREFORE ONE SHOULD HAVE A FULL COMMAND &
CAPABILITY NOT ONLY TO UNDERSTAND BUT ALSO IMMEDIATELY AND
SPECIFICALLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ASKED IN A BRITISH ACCENT. SO
ONCE YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR TIER-4 VISA APPLICATION AT FEDEX;
START PREPARING OR BRACE YOURSELF FOR AN INTERVIEW AT THE VISA
SECTION IN BHC ISLAMABAD.
Since qualifying an
interview is now regarded compulsory requirement for all
Pakistani Tier-4 Applicants after April 06, 2012 for UK Student
Visa therefore ...
EURO EDUCATION CONSULTANTS THE PIONEERS OF STUDENT VISA
INTERVIEW PREPARATION OFFER:
telephonic interview test in a British Accent to check your
capabilities. So call us to check yourself how much
well-prepared you are for a visa interview at BHC Islamabad.
Note that the Mock Interview test calls would only be taken
from 02:00pm through 03:00pm
candidates who have very recently submitted their Tier-4 visa
applications at Gerry's FedEx Visa Centers, but have not been
called for interview as yet, should call us.
THE NEW STRICT
STUDENT VISA CHANGES WOULD CRIPPLE UK'S ANNUAL
BILLION FOREIGN EDUCATION INDUSTRY.
here for a fresh column by Mark Easton from BBC news
Thursday, 17 March 2011).
New and tougher Tier-4
student visa policy changes are to be implemented by UKBA that
might would include the following steps:
1. Enforce UK institutions
to require foreign students to pay the full
amount of course for
one year at the minimum. OR
2. Enforce UK institutions
to require foreign students to pay the full
amount of entire course
at the minimum. OR
3. Abolishing loan letter or
running finance facility as a show money.
4. Increasing 28 days
holding time period of a personal bank
statement to minimum 90
days or may be more . OR
5. Making IELTS mandatory
to minimum of 5.5 bandwidth for an
assessment, as in
Australian PBS system, and that would include
requirement for all NQF levels above 5 as well. The
candidate would also
require to obtain a minimum bandwidth of 5.0
in all 4 components of
6.Gradually decreasing the
numbers of private colleges in UK over the
period of one year to
less than half by only authorizing government /
public funded colleges /
universities to have foreign students who
would be allowed to work
while studying in UK. This clearly means
that the foreign student
from non-EU states would not be allowed to
work at all if they
choose privately funded colleges for study in UK.
7. Enforcement of all of the
steps together as mentioned above.
LOAN LETTER OR BANK
STATEMENT !!! WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE AMONG BOTH OF THEM.
As the last date of April
21, 2012 approaches nearer and nearer, the requirement for
maintenance funds to show in order to obtain Tier-4 student visa
becomes even more important. Although there has not been any
change in post April 21, 2012 scenario as far as bank statement
or loan letter is concerned, some applicant are still confused
as to whether to use a bank statement or a loan letter.
Please CONTACT US at Euro
and we would be more than glad to enlighten you as to which of
these two documents is more beneficial to show the maintenance
funds requirements and how they are
"documented" with student visa application to UK /
... WARNING ...
The UKBA has now
come up with bunch of some new irrelevant, baseless and
ridiculous refusals for the Tier-4 student visa applicants to
"bungle-up" the 30 points to zero with one of them as given
ECO's / Visa Officer's
Horrible Comments for a visa refusal:
"You have claimed 30 points of your CAS. However this office has
not been able to verify your educational documents. The UKBA
Guidance states (page 47 of Tier – 4 policy guidance 04/2010)
that if we cannot verify that the document is either genuine or
false, we would then ignore it as evidence for scoring points.
However in this case, I am satisfied that there were reasonable
doubts about the authenticity of the educational certificates
and therefore verification was required. I am therefore not
satisfied that you achieved 30 points under Appendix A and meet
the requirements for entry clearance as a Tier – 4 general
student. I therefore refuse your application under paragraph 245
ZV (b) of the immigration rules."
AWARDED: 0 (Zero)
REMEDY FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED
The best possible way to
tackle and avoid such type of irrelevant, baseless, comments /
tactics, by the visa officers, at BHC Islamabad / Abu Dhabi,
leading ultimately to a visa refusal is to have your SSC / HSC
Mark-sheets and Certificates/ Diplomas attested / verified by
IBCC (Intermediate Board Chairman Committee) and your Degrees
(Bachelor / Masters / M-Phil / PhD ) attested / verified by HEC
(Higher Education Commission Islamabad) before you submit your
original testimonials to FedEx along with your UK Visa
Application with other documents.
Please note that any
attestation by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of
Pakistan would not be enough at all in order to avoid the above
WE CATER FREE OFFER
of the foreign education consultants charge an initial
registration fee, ranging from
the offer letters, we charge nothing on the offer letters and
cater them FREE OF COST from some of the best UKBA approved
colleges in the United Kingdom.
BEWARE ABOUT THE
FAKE CAS LETTERS WITHOUT ADMISSION CONFIRMATION.
We strongly recommend
that you make an enquiry from your college on the basis of which
you have got the CAS letter and very luckily even got the visa
to UK. Unfortunately most of the colleges in UK does not have
an online CAS verification system as they used to have before.
Even though the candidates seeking to study in UK must verify
their CAS letters before applying for a visa to UK. Please do
not leave the choice up to your consultant for verification but
do it on your own or through any THIRD PARTY.
Changes to student applications from February
From now on, Applicant who applies to study in the UK under
Tier 4 of the points-based system must have a
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from
their prospective sponsor.
UK Border Agency will accept applications that are supported
solely by CAS Letters if they have been lodged and paid for on
or before 21 February 2010. Any applications that are paid for
on or after 22 February 2010 and are not supported by a
Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies will be refused.
The date of application is the date that the fee associated
with the application is paid. This means the date shown on the
payment receipt, which depends on how the student paid for his /
her visa application, for example, at a British diplomatic
mission overseas, visa application centre or online. Applicants
wishing to apply with a CAS Letter must ensure that an
appointment to make a payment is made before 22 February 2010.
For more information about
applying to study under Tier 4 of the points-based system, see
in the UK section of the UK
Border Agency website
APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR STUDENT VISA TO UK ARE STRICTLY
ADVISED & SUGGESTED TO BE VERY CAREFUL IN FILLING-OUT BOTH
TIER-4 VISA APPLICATION & ASSESSMENT FORMS BECAUSE OF
VERY TEDIOUS, & TECHNICAL LANGUAGE USED BY UKBA EXPERTS IN
THERE AS FAILING TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN REFUSAL OF THEIR UK
STUDENT VISA APPLICATION(S).
below are the main requirements. (As of April 06,
There are 40 points in total to
qualify for the Applicant for UK visa, out of which 30
points are allocated for Confirmation of Acceptance
for Studies (CAS) in UK and 10 points are
allocated for Maintenance.
Letter from UKBA Tier-4 Certified
Colleges/Universities in UK.
with Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Deposit is mandatory for CAS
Letter depending upon the requirement by the each
Education Provider on individual basis.
Minimum requirement of
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
from Pakistan for students applying for
undergraduate courses in most of the colleges in UK. All
original testimonials needed by British High
Commission in Islamabad / UK Embassy in
Abu Dhabi UAE.
EDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATES ARE ACCEPTED AT ALL BY UKBA.
Personal / Parent's Funds
Computerized bank statement with at least 28
days or more confirming the held fund for maintenance
plus any outstanding balance after deposit that is
equivalent amount in Pak Rupees in balance as required to
stay & study in UK to cover at least nine months of
accommodation (GBP 9,000 within London Borough
or GBP 7,200 outside London Borough or other cities)
plus initially one year of tuition fee no
matter if your course is of 4 years in duration.
Loan Letter with no more
than 6 months from the date of issuance.
Although the Loan letter issued from any local
Bank does not carry a 28-days holding
condition unlike a bank statement does, there
are several cases reported in which the visa officer
awarded zero points out of 10 points for
maintenance therefore refusing the visa
application with an administrative review option.
Hence it is strictly advised to properly
streamline the required documents and fill the
personal information plus the assessment form in
such a professional way so that the visa officer
cannot find any loopholes as a part of an excuse
to award zero points to begin with even if the
loan letter has been submitted to FedEx along with
other documents within 28 days holding period which
is not a requirement (we surely can
help in that area with our professional expertise).
ADVANTAGES OF A
A Loan Letter is good
for those Applicants who (1) seek a financial help from
banks in terms of running finance for their higher
studies abroad and (2) a Loan Letter is also better for
those Applicants who although can afford a personal bank
statement with required held funds, they cannot afford to
wait for 28 days holding period
No Saving Certificates,
Bonds or Financial Securities are accepted
At least one year valid
passport with visa application form and 2 passport size
photographs on non granular paper with white to off-white
background (No Polaroid Photos accepted)
Minimum English proficiency requirements:
with at least 4.5/9.0
bandwidth in every
March 03, 2010,
the level at which Tier-4 (General) students can study
at has been raised from
above of the
Framework of Reference
for Languages to
Visa fees (now revised by UKBA
from April 06,2012) are
now accepted in Cash at FedEx
outlets for UK in equivalent of
£ / GBP = Pak Rupees / Click this link =>
to see the latest foreign currency exchange rates in
the open market courtesy: Forexpkdotcom
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as a non-refundable UK Student visa application
All of the above mentioned
original documents plus the certified / notarized
photocopies of applicant's Passport, NIC card, acceptance
letter and all educational docs through FedEx to British
High Commission (BHC) in Islamabad.
A health certificate from IOM verifying that person going for study/work/settlement to UK
is not suffering from tuberculosis. Contact main IOM
office in Islamabad through the following link:
Application forms are available from Following UKBA website
and can be downloaded in PDF format.
There is no right of Appeal
outside UK for student getting
refused in Tier-4 System, however Administrative Review
is always there as a second option.
is essential before documents submission at FedEx. Dial Call
Centre 0900-10411 (PTCL) / 8865 (Any Cellular Network / Only
details on Tier-4 Point based system, visit
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