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Visas

Remember that it is extremely important that you apply for the correct visa before you enter the UK /Canada /New Zealand or the USA. Each country has different rules and regulations.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you apply for and hold the correct visa when leaving your country to learn English on one of our courses.

There are different rules depending on your age, where you live and the passport that you hold. 

Visas for the UK

Vacation Study / Activity Programmes / Full time Educational Courses

If you are coming to the UK, follow these simple steps to find out what visa you need.

Click on the links below that take you directly to the relevant pages of the UK Border Agency site. These pages tell you precisely what visa you need based on your age, nationality and reason for coming to the UK.

What type of visa do I need ?

Under Eighteen years old

Follow these easy to use links. The first link answers ‘General Frequently Asked Questions’. The second link in red helps you understand what visa you need. It is very clear and easy to follow.

1.    http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ecg/visitandtransit/specialchildv

2.    http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/

Over Eighteen years old

Studying in the UK ? For a general overview click on this link – What Visa Do I need? This takes you to a flow chart that outlines what type of visa you will need depending on how long your course is and how long you plan to stay in the UK .

You will then need to follow these easy to use links. The first link answers ‘General Frequently Asked Questions’. The second link in red helps you understand precisely what visa you need. It is very clear and easy to follow.

1.    http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/ecg/visitandtransit/studentvisitor

2.    http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/

If you need further help with visas you should contact your local visa office in the country in which you are normally resident. Arriving with the wrong visa may mean that you will not be allowed to attend lessons or you will be refused entry into the country altogether.

It is your responsibility, and it is very important therefore, to ensure that you have the right visa prior to leaving your home country.


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