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Visa images

The table below provides a sample of various visa types you may hold. If you have a query about your visa, please do not hesitate to contact the Immigration Service. This list is not exhaustive and is for illustrative purposes only.

Visa Type

Image
Tier 4 General Student (issued in the UK) Tier 4 General (BRP)

Tier 4 General Student (issued overseas).

- If your visa length is longer than 6 months then this visa will usually be

valid for 30 days only and you will need to enter the UK within the validity of

this visa (temporary travel visa) and collect a BRP card when you arrive in the UK.

 Tier 4 (overseas)
General Student (issued overseas) - no longer issued Tier 4 visa (overseas)

Tier 4 Dependant Visa (issued overseas)

- If your visa length is longer than 6 months then this visa will usually be

valid for 30 days only and you will need to enter the UK within the validity of

this visa (temporary travel visa) and collect a BRP card when you arrive in the UK.

Tier 4 Dependant (overseas)

Short Term Student Visa (previously known as 'Student Visitor Visa')

- issued at port of entry to UK to Non-visa Nationals

The Border force official might annotate it with 'VST' (as shown on the image

of the sample visa) or 'STS'.

Student Visitor Visa (on entry)

Short Term Student Visa (issued overseas)

- issued when you apply for this visa before you travel to the UK

Student Visitor Visa (overseas)
Tier 1 Post Study Work (issued in the UK) - no longer issued Tier 1 PSW
Tier 1 Post Study Work (Biometric Residence Permit issued in the UK) - no longer issued Tier 1 PSW - BRP
Work Permit (issued in the UK) - no longer issued Work Permit (UK)
Work Permit (issued overseas) - no longer issued Work Permit (overseas)
Tier 1 General (issued overseas) - no longer issued Tier 1 General (overseas)
Tier 1 General (issued in the UK) - no longer issued Tier 1 General (UK)re
Tier 1 General Dependant (issued overseas) - no longer issued Tier 1 General dependant (overseas)

Tier 2 Dependant (issued overseas)

- If your visa length is longer than 6 months then this visa will usually be

valid for 30 days only and you will need to enter the UK within the validity of

this visa (temporary travel visa) and collect a BRP card when you arrive in the UK.

Tier 1 Post Study Work
Indefinite Leave to Remain (issued in the UK) Indefinite Leave to Remain

Doctorate Extension Scheme (issued in the UK)

- Only available to PhD students

Doctorate Extension Scheme (issued in the UK)

British National Overseas (Leave outside of rules)

 

Valid for 6 months - issued only to British national overseas who normally live in Hong Kong