Study in the UK

The UK, as the second most popular study destination in the world, it hosts over half a million international students at secondary and higher education institutions. Our team understands that obtaining the correct immigration permission can be challenging, and we work with qualifying students to ensure they can achieve their goal of pursuing an education in the UK. We are certified by the British Council and Student Counsellor and Agent, therefore apart from the immigration work, we can also assist in the admission process from application, university vetting, university selection and to the issuance of the CAS.

The two routes available for international student are adult student and child student.:

Adult Student Route

What is the Student route?

The Student route enables EEA, Swiss and non-EEA nationals aged 16 and over to study at a licensed UK university, college or other higher education provider.

Key features

  • Work: in some instances, Student migrants may work while in the UK. Where permitted, this right is restricted to a specified number of hours per week during term time, while full-time employment may be allowed out of term time (subject to limitations and exceptions). In most cases, neither permanent employment nor self-employment is allowed.
  • Dependants: provided they meet certain criteria, Student migrants may bring dependent partners and/or children to live with them while they study in the UK.
  • Switching: applicants can switch into the Student route from any immigration category, unless the applicant is in the UK as a visitor, Short-term Student, a Parent of a Child Student, a Seasonal Worker, a Domestic Worker in a Private Household, or was granted leave outside the Immigration Rules.
  • Settlement: the Student route does not lead to settlement in the UK, but time spent under the category can count towards ten years lawful residence for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) purposes.

How we can help

We assist prospective students with obtaining their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the licensed sponsor and manage the entire immigration application process. Once the application is approved, we provide advice on the criteria students would be expected to meet on future applications.

Our legal fees

Fixed fees
We work on a fixed fee basis. Our fees for individual Student Visa applications typically range between £1,000 – £2,000 and disbursements depending upon the issues, urgencies and complexities involved. Whilst the fee for admission services typically ranges from £750 – £1500 for student’s counselling and representation.

Disbursements
You can expect the main disbursements to include:

  • Home Office filing fees
  • Immigration Health Surcharge fees, if applicable;
  • Optional premium service fees for in-countryand out-of-country applications; and
  • other ancillary disbursements such as UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), biometric enrolment, translations, courier and postage charges, etc.

Dependants
For our fees on advising on dependant applications, please refer to our Dependants section. Dependants typically incur the same disbursements as main applicants.

An overseas parent of a British child or a child settled in the UK may apply to join them in the UK. The child must be under 18 and the applicant must have sole or shared parental responsibility.

Key features 

  • Migrants eligible to apply as partners must apply via that route rather than as parents.
  • Family members can receive leave for up to 2.5 years and may apply to extend their stay.
  • Settlement:leave under this category may lead to settlement.

How we can help

Ensuring our clients are able to live in the UK with their loved ones is of the utmost importance to Barking & Brighton. From the planning stage through to the arrival of their relatives in the UK, we help clients navigate the complex application process.

Our legal fees

Fixed fees
We work on a fixed fee basis. Our fees for individual parent of a person settled in the UK applications typically range between £2000 – £3000 and disbursements depending upon the issues, urgencies and complexities involved.

Disbursements
You can expect the main disbursements to include:

  • Optional premium service fees for in-countryand out-of-country applications; and
  • other ancillary disbursements such as National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) fees, biometric enrolment, translations, courier and postage charges, etc.
  • other ancillary disbursements such as DNA Tests and other evidence.

What is the Child Student route?

The Child Student route enables EEA, Swiss and non-EEA nationals aged 4-17 years to study at licensed UK independent educational institutions.

Key features

  • Dependents: Child Students are not permitted to bring dependants to the UK during their course of study, however those under the age of 12 years may be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Work: once the Child Student is aged 16 or over, he/she may be permitted to work up to ten hours per week during term time or full-time during the school holidays (note exceptions and limitations may apply); and
  • Settlement: the Child Student route does not lead to settlement in the UK, but time spent under the category can count towards ten years lawful residence in the UK for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) purposes.

How we can help

Helping a child prepare for the beginning or continuation of an overseas education can be a daunting task. We guide clients through the process and help obtain all required immigration permission for the child to attend school in the UK.

Our legal fees

Fixed fees
We work on a fixed fee basis. Our fees for individual Child Student applications typically range between £1,000 – £2,000 and disbursements depending upon the issues, urgencies and complexities involved. Whilst the fee for admission services typically ranges from £750 - £1500 for student’s counselling and representation.

Disbursements
You can expect the main disbursements to include:

  • Home Office filing fees
  • Immigration Health Surcharge fees, if applicable;
  • Optional premium service fees for in-countryand out-of-country applications; and
  • Other ancillary disbursements such as UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), biometric enrolment, translations, courier and postage charges, etc.

We understand that the ability to bring family is a vital consideration when thinking about moving abroad. Therefore, we offer comprehensive services for the dependants of migrants in all UK immigration routes.

Fixed fees
We work on a fixed fee basis. Our fixed fees for dependants applying at the same time as the main applicant range from £500 – £1,500 and disbursements, depending upon the type of application (for example, Skilled Worker spouses and children are likely to be on the lower end of the range, whereas complex cases involving unmarried partners or sole responsibility of a child are likely to be on the higher end of the range).

Our fees for dependants applying separately from the main applicant start from £1,000 and disbursements.

Depending on the circumstances of each case, we may be able to offer a reduction if more than one dependant is applying at the same time.

Disbursements
Dependants typically incur the same disbursements as main applicants (see individual sections for more details).

*Fee ranges are provided as an indicative guide only. Fees quoted may be lower or higher than the ranges given, depending on the individual circumstances of each case. For a bespoke quote, please contact us.