How to renew your visa?

Thanks to the legal changes that have happened in the United Kingdom recently, immigrants are obliged to prepare a couple of documents before entering the country. That refers to, for instance, residence permits and visas. Let’s focus today on the visa issue. How to renew your visa? Where to do it? What conditions apply? If you are interested in coming to Great Britain soon or you just find it vital to know, we invite you to read this article.

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How to renew your visa?

Everything depends on what type of visa you currently own. That is why we advise you to have a look at the official site. You can find there any type of visa that suits your expectations.

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However, the core of each procedure is similar. That refers to:

  • having a valid visa of a proper type (Student visa if you are a student, Family visa if you come with your family, etc.)
  • confirming that your stay will be reasonable (there is a place on a university course, you earn enough to provide for yourself, you are employed and your contract will not expire soon, etc.)
  • in case of studies, providing documents that you are at a higher academic level (to avoid ‘everlasting students’ problem).

To check what conditions apply to you, have a look at the website mentioned above and follow the steps described.

Do I need to speak English?

In some cases, you will be obliged to prove your knowledge of English. You should take an exam and provide a certificate issued by:

  • IELTS SELT Consortium
  • Pearson
  • LanguageCert
  • Trinity College London
  • if outside of the UK, PSI Services (UK) Ltd.

Is it necessary to prove your income to renew your visa?

Once more, in some cases – yes. For example, if you apply for a family visa, you and your partner have to:

  • earn together at least £18,600 a year
  • earn more if your child or children are neither British nor Irish citizens, do not have pre-settled status, or do not permanently reside in the UK.

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