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You need to complete the
UKVI online application form. Here is a summary of how you apply online:
For more details, see below.
which includes registering your email address and creating a password. You will receive an email from the UKVI and you will need to click the link to verify your email address. You can use any email address, it doesn't have to be your Brookes one.
Answer as many of the questions as you can in
section 2. You can save your application and come back to it later. You will also have received an email from the UKVI with a link to your application. You can use this to go back to your application.
You will not be able to progress to section 3 without your CAS number.
To get your CAS number
come to an ISAT drop-in
where we will check your form and documents and then help you complete the rest of the form which includes payment, booking your biometrics appointment and uploading your documents.
If you already have your CAS number you should still come to see an adviser to check your form before going past section 2 because if you continue too far your answers will be fixed and we will not be able to correct them.
If you are not in Oxford then we can still check your documents before giving you your CAS number. Please email them to email@example.com
We are available from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 15.00, Monday to Friday in Student Central, John Henry Brookes Building. Please forward the UKVI email with the link to your application to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can log in with you on
our PC to check your questions and complete your form.
The visa application fee is £475 plus the biometric enrolment fee of £19.20. The
Immigration Health Surcharge
(IHS) is £300 a year (plus £150 for part of a year up to six months).
Check how much you should pay for the IHS.
The UKVI say they decide most applications within eight weeks of your biometrics appointment. If you want to get a decision on your visa application within five working days of your biometrics appointment there is an option to pay an additional
£500; to get a decision in one working day it will cost an extra £800. Please note that it will take about a week to actually receive your new BRP visa card after you get your decision.
You will need a payment card to pay online at the end of your visa application form. An adviser can help you do this at our drop-in.
After paying for your application online you will need to book an appointment for your biometrics. An adviser can help you do this at our drop-in.
You will need to register your email and a password on
the Sopra Steria website
and then log in using a code sent to your email. You can then choose a location for your appointment and then find an available appointment time.
Free appointments are available at Birmingham and Croydon (South London). Earlier paid appointments (£60 to £100) may be available; these are also available at
the Reading centre.
(near Birmingham International train station): Sopra Steria, Ground Floor, T3, Trinity Park, Bickenhill Lane, Birmingham, B37 7ES
South London: Bedford Point, 35 Dingwall Road, Croydon, CR0 9XF. (use this post code to search for this centre when booking your appointment online)
You should be able to choose a free appointment within five working days of making your application, but at the moment (May 2019) it is more likely to be around three weeks.
You are given the option to purchase 'added-value' services. You do not need to buy any of these.
Please note that ISAT provide document checking and immigration advice free of charge. Also you should be able to get translation services that are cheaper than that offered.
At your appointment you will:
We strongly recommend that you make your visa application with the help of ISAT as it is our job to keep up to date with the immigration rules and these change frequently. For most students we will also need to check your finance documents before
we issue you with your CAS number. This is because most refusals are because of students not havng the correct evidence for their finances.
If you choose not to get our help you must read carefully the information below:Tier 4 requirements (UKCISA)Making an application (UKCISA)Tier 4 requirements (UKVI)Making an application (UKVI)More detailed guidance (UKVI)