UK student visa application process: How to avoid delays

UK student visa application process: How to avoid delays

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Aprant Agarwal
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 18:12 IST
UK student visa

The delay in getting UK student visas is causing huge trouble to Indian and international students planning to go there for higher studies. Earlier, we have discussed, how the delay in getting a UK student visa has hit Indian students. Now student visas are taking more than 3 weeks to process. Many students have taken to social media to grieve/express their concerns. This is affecting their assignments and joining universities to start their course.

British High Commission in India has advised students to apply for a student visa as soon as possible. They have asked students to apply in July instead of August so they can avoid delays in their decision.

As per British High Commission in India, usually, there is a high number of student visa applications in July and August, so, we encourage students to apply for the visa as early as possible to avoid any delays. They are also working with their commercial partners and the education sector to get this message delivered to students.

What you should do to avoid student visa delays?

Considering the delays and a large number of students' concerns, the British High Commission in India suggested that students should apply for visas as soon as possible to avoid delays.

UK student visa application process


  • Applicants are advised to apply up to six months in advance.
  • Submit your biometrics and documents to the visa application centre.
  • Wait for a decision and collect your passport.

List of documents to be submitted for UK student visa application

Below we have mentioned the list of documents that need to be submitted for the UK visa application.

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  • A valid passport
  • A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter
  • Proof of money: You need to show that you have appropriate funds to pursue your course and support yourself
  • Proof of parental or legal guardian consent for those under 18 years of age
  • Proof of relationship with your parents for those under 18 years of age
  • A valid ATAS certificate: This you need to submit if your course or nationality requires
  • A latest Medical report
  • Written consent for the application from the financial sponsor for those who received sponsorship
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