Visa application (Part III): How does it work?

United Kingdom Border Agency visa application form. Image shot 2009. Exact date unknown.

By now you must think you know everything about applying for a Tier 4 student visa in Malaysia? Well, bear with us for one more post and you’re there but first, let us take you through the entire process so at every stage of the application, you know what to expect and spare yourself the unwanted surprises!


ONE To begin the process, you first need to go to the website here to fill out the visa application form, note that it must be completed in English only, book an appointment at your chosen visa application centre and pay the accurate amount of fee.


TWO After that, you can start putting together your application package with all the documents we mentioned in the previous blog post (if you haven’t see, please take a look here) that you will bring with you at the time of your appointment. Even though it is not listed, it should go without saying that you need to bring your passport, possibly other forms of identity proof and a passport size photo.


THREE Once you have all the paperwork together, all that’s left to do is to pay visit visa application centre a visit hand in your application and submit your biometric data and a possible brief interview.


FOUR If all goes to plan, this will be the end of the application process and you’re done! Yay! Now you can just sit back, relax and wait for your visa to turn up at your doorstep. The processing time is usually within three weeks and the visa will look something like this:


Any incorrect details must be reported to the centre immediately.

Quick word of warning: don’t get caught out by the British way of writing calendar date, which goes day/month/year so 08/09/16 means the eighth of September 2016 and NOT the ninth of August 2016. Regardless of how your native country does it, your UK visa will always comply with the British system.


Bonus: Don’t forget, you can seek professional guidance from our consultants at Xinlung Immigration, a student visa service provider accredited by OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner) via email or telephone 0161 236 3502.


Be truthful when it comes time to applying for a visa because false information and forged documents can potentially lead to refusal of your application and a 10 year ban from entering the country. If after all of this information, you’re still unsure whether you’ve made the right choice picking the UK, click here to look at the top 5 reasons that make the UK the best study destination.

We hope you have learned some tips and tricks that you may find useful. If you have, don’t forget to let us know in the comment section below but if you need more information, shoot us a message on social media, we’re always on there to answer any questions you may have regarding studying in the UK!

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