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*For example, if your tuition fees for a 1 year course are £14,880 and you have paid £1000 deposit, you would need to show £14,880 - £1000 + £9135 = £23,015.
If you have paid Oxford Brookes money for accommodation, you can subtract up to £1265 from your total.
Students who are not from a low risk country will need to submit evidence of this money before we can issue your CAS and with your visa application.
You need to provide ONE of the following:
1. A bank letter or bank statement
2. Official financial sponsorship
3. Loan from a regulated financial institution
Your money needs to be cash funds in the bank
(this includes savings accounts and current accounts even when notice must be given).
Other accounts such as shares, bonds, overdrafts, credit cards and pension funds are
acceptable, regardless of notice period. Certificates of deposit are usually acceptable if the dates cover the required 28 day period. You can check these with ISAT.
Your finance evidence must cover a consecutive 28 day period ending no more than 31 days before the date you submit and pay for your visa application.
The balance cannot drop below the total amount of money you need to show for any of those 28 days and you must have the minimum required amount on the day you apply.
If you are using more than one account
then the same 28 period must be used for all accounts.
If you want to use a joint account
as proof of your money, you must be named on the account along with one or more other person.
You can use a parent's account - see details below. If you need to use your account and a parent's account then there is nothing in the immigration rules that says you cannot do this, however the questions on the Tier 4 application form only give
you the option to choose one or the other, not both. Please contact ISAT for help with this.
All documents submitted for your visa application must be on the official letter-headed paper or stationery of the organisation that they are from.
From 5 November 2018 you can use originals or copies of these documents.
Any document that is not issued in English (or Welsh) must be officially translated. The translation document must include the following:
If you are applying
the UK, you must also provide details of the professional translator/translation company’s credentials.
If you are
the UK, the translation must be able to be independently verified by the Home Office.
Your bank statements must cover a consecutive 28 day period ending no more than 31 days before the date you submit and pay for your visa application. The balance cannot drop below the total amount of money you need to show for any of those 28 days.
Your personal bank or building society statements must show:
Example bank statement
Instead of showing transactions in a bank statement, you can use a bank letter.
Your letter from a bank or building society must show:
Example bank letter
If you are relying on money held by your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) - you cannot show money from any other relatives - you must show that you are related to them by providing one of the following:
i. your birth certificate showing the names of your parent(s)/legal guardian(s); or ii. your certificate of adoption showing names of both parent(s) or legal guardian(s); or iii. a Court document naming your legal guardian(s). The document used must be the original legal document or a notarised copy.
You must also show that your parent(s)/legal guardian have given their permission for you to use this moneyYou must provide a letter from your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) that confirms:
Example parental consent letter
Your parent's bank statements or bank letter must meet all the requirements as described above.
You can only receive official financial sponsorship from:
If your financial sponsor is only covering some of your course fees or living costs, you must show that you have the rest of the money needed.
If you are being given Official Financial Sponsorship, you must provide a letter of confirmation:This letter must be on official letter-headed paper or stationery of the your financial sponsor and must have the official stamp of that organisation on it. The letter must show:
If you are applying with dependants then their names must also be on the letter.
If you are no longer being sponsored but were sponsored before and your financial sponsorship ended within 12 months of your application being made, you will need your sponsor’s permission to stay in or re-enter the UK. You must provide us with
your financial sponsor’s unconditional consent in writing. This must confirm that your sponsor has no objection to you continuing your studies in the UK. If your financial sponsor does not give consent, we will refuse the application.
You must have a letter from the regulated financial institution confirming the loanThe loan letter from a regulated financial institution that you send us must be dated no more than 6 months before the date of your application. The letter must clearly show: