Some info on VISA Applications
For many students around Trinidad and Tobago, the anxious wait for examination results has begun. Many will be looking forward to receiving the results which will allow them to continue their education at various universities and colleges. The United Kingdom offers some of the finest Universities and Colleges in the World, with two of the top 10 and nine of the world’s top 20 universities. For those talented enough to enroll in courses offered in the United Kingdom, thoughts are also turning towards visa applications. Last year, 94% of Trinidad and Tobago students applying to study in the UK were successful. The British High Commission is once again expecting large numbers of applications from Trinidad & Tobago’s gifted young minds, and is keen to offer some advice on what to expect from the visa application process.
The current processing time for straightforward application is 20 working days and over 90% of Student visa applications are processed within that period
For all guidance on Tier 4 General Student applications please visit the following website: -
Point Requirements - Points required: 40
Having a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies from a Tier 4 sponsor =30 points
Having enough money to cover course fees and monthly living costs
(also known as maintenance or funds) =10 points
Fund – Tuition Fees/Maintenance
The sum of money a Tier 4 (General) student will need to show for course fees will be given
by the Tier 4 sponsor on the Tier 4 (General) student’s Confirmation of Acceptance for
The amount of money a Tier 4 (General) student must show for living costs will depend on
where he/she is studying in the UK; e.g. £1000 per month if you are studying in London or
£800 per month if you are studying outside of London.
A Tier 4 (General) student must show that he/she has held the required money for a consecutive 28-day period (finishing on the date of the closing balance) ending no more than one month before his/her application. E.g., if you submitted your online application on 29th June 2012 and the total amount you need for tuition and maintenance is £10,000, then from 1st June to 28th June your bank balance should not drop below £10,000. Each case is different, so for more in depth details please check the guidance at the web link above.
The British High Commission does not take calls on visa enquiries. If you have any questions about an application or existing application, please visit the WorldBridge website – visainfoservices.com and select the ‘email enquiry service’.
WorldBridge Service is a commercial company providing services to help people apply for visas. WorldBridge operates in partnership with the United Kingdom Government (United Kingdom Border Agency).
Preparation is the key to any visa application to the UK, so to avoid unnecessary anxiety, ensure that applications are made in good time and all documentation is in order, up-to-date and valid.
The British High Commission wishes all students the very best of luck in their exam
results, and hopes many will choose to continue their education in the UK.