Downloadable visa information, forms and guidance notes

Type of applicationApplication formGuidance notes (International Student Support)Guidance notes (Home Office)More information
Tier 4 (General) student entry clearance application Apply online via the Visa4UK website Flowchart guide to preparing for a Tier 4 visa application overseas [pdf] Home Office Tier 4 policy guidance Home Office list of supporting documents for applications overseas [pdf]
    Imperial guide to completing the entry clearance Tier 4 (General) application‌ [pdf]    
Short-term Study visa Apply online via the Visa4UK website Imperial guide to completing the Short-term Study visa online application [pdf]   Home Office list of supporting documents for visit visa applications
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Apply online via the Visa4UK website   Home Office Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) policy guidance  
Standard Visitor visa (required route for family, friends and academic visitors) Apply online via the Visa4UK website For an example of an invitation letter please refer to our Family and friends [pdf] information sheet.   Home Office list of supporting documents for visit visa applications
Visa for dependants of a student on a Tier 4 visa Apply online via the Visa4UK website   PBS Dependant guidance [pdf]