Tier 4 Application Process

All students who require a Tier 4 visa as outlined inĀ Students Visa Information must all apply for a Tier 4 entry visa as soon as they are accepted onto the programme.

  • You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months duration at the point of entry to the UK.
  • You must then apply for a CAS number that will be available on your London Personal Page once you have logged in.
  • You must then follow the formal procedure for obtaining a biometric appointment and completing the on-line forms. You will need to make a payment on-line as part of the process.

The biometric information, passport and forms must be sent to the UK Consulate in New York for processing.

You must allow 20 working days for the passport to be processed and returned. In an emergency you can pay for this process to be expedited.

BU London is on the UKBA Register of Sponsors: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/employersandsponsors/pointsbasedsystem/registerofsponsorseducation.

As a sponsor we have to comply with the sponsorship duties and ensure that our students comply with the terms of their visas.