Can ABLE Manchester help me to apply for a visa?
Yes, ABLE Manchester can currently help you to apply for two visas these are:
Student Visitor Visa - 6 months
Extended Student Visitor Visa - 11 months
Both visas are simple to obtain provided that you follow the correct procedure.
How do I apply for the visa?
You need to enrol on a full time course (15 hours per week or more). You also need to find accommodation ABLE Manchester can help you to do this.
Once you have enrolled on the course you need to:
- pay 50% of your course fee + £100 administration fee if your course is over 12 weeks in length
- pay 100% of your course fee + £100 administration fee if your course is under 12 weeks in length
When this has been completed ABLE Manchester will issue you with an unconditional offer letter which you will need to apply for your visa.
What do I do next if I am applying for a Student Visitor visa?
If you are a visa national (list of visa national countries here) you will need to apply for your visa before you arrive in the UK. You will need to provide evidence that you have a return ticket home and have enough money to support yourself while in the UK, approximately £600 per month.
If you are a non-visa national (list of non-visa national countries here) you can travel to the UK as a student visitor without applying for a visa beforehand. At the border you will need to provide evidence that you have a return ticket home and have enough money to support yourself while in the UK, approximately £600 per month.
Can I work with a student visitor visa?
No, you cannot work during your stay in the UK.
Do you have an attendance policy?
Yes, you must attend 80% of your course or ABLE Manchester must inform the government that you are absent - please see our attendance policy for more information.
How long does it take to obtain a visa?
This depend on your situation but it is generally between 4 and 14 weeks.
What happens if my visa is rejected?
If your visa is rejected we will refund the amount paid i.e 50% of course fees for over 12 weeks, 100% of course fees for less than 12 weeks. The £100 administration fee will not be refunded.
Please note if you have attempted to use deception in applying for a visa through ABLE Manchester or a judged to have done so by an immigration office you will not receive a refund of any kind. This is to discourage bogus students from trying to use our school as a way to fraudulently enter the UK.