You don’t need to have worked in the UK for more than six months to apply for a student visa.
However, if you have a student or work visa, it’s important to apply on the same day that you intend to start working.
This means that if you work in a country where you’re eligible for a job-related visa, you’ll need to apply within the same month.
It also means that, if your visa has already expired, you might be unable to work until you’ve returned to the UK.
Here’s a quick guide to how to apply and how to get your student visa processed.
What you need to know about student visas What is a student Visa?
A student visa is a document that allows someone who is studying in the United Kingdom to stay and work in the country.
It’s an individual visa and can be issued to anyone with an approved visa, as well as individuals who are over the age of 18.
How to apply to get a student/work visa?
To apply for an individual student visa, the visa application must be made to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
This application process is separate from the immigration application process and requires a separate form.
You’ll need your passport and proof of your address to be able to get an individual DWP student visa (it will also need to be valid for the duration of the student visa).
To apply, you can either: Apply for a Student Visa Online: Visit the DWP website and select the Student Visa section.
Click on ‘Application for Student Visa’.
Enter your name, date of birth, and date of residence in the ‘Required Information’ box.
Click ‘Next’ to confirm the details.
Complete the forms.