The UK Border Agency has today published the “Tier 4 (student) application forms, to be used for applications made on or after the 31 March 2009”.
The forms can be used for all types of applications made on and after 31 March 2009, including those in person at the public enquiry office.
Applications currently in the system should be considered under the current rules, not Tier 4.
Refused Visa (VAF) Applications
If you are refused entry clearance under the current rules you have the ‘right of appeal’ to the AIT (Asylum and Immigration Tribunal), where your case will be heard before an independent Immigration Judge in the UK.
Appeal specialists Bison UK has successfully overturned over 95% of visa and other refusals on appeal.
Applications made under Tier 4 – after 31 March – will not carry the right of appeal. Refusals will instead be dealt with by an Entry Clearance Manager (ECM) under a controversial new internal review system.