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hi there i have received a 1 year visa in the uk can i change

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hi there i have received a 1 year visa in the uk can i change the course or the college i want to attend i have not enrolled as yet.thank you
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi

What visa do you have please?

Kind regards

Tom
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

1 year visa

Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi

Yes, but what type? Visit visa, temporary student visa etc..


Tom
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

it is a student visa for one year but funded by my mother but the college is a far distant away.


 

Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi

I will answer at 9qm

Kind regards

Tom
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok

Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.

Hi

Thank you for your question and patience, I’m Tom and I’ll try to help you.

If you have obtained a student visitor’s visa for a course of study with a particular sponsor then you cannot automatically change the course or study or the sponsor.

If you wished to do a different course or study at a different college then you would have to apply to the UKBA to for a new visa with permission to study at a different course/college

If you did not make an application to the UK on the basis of a different college/course and simply attended the new college or course then you would be in breach of your visa conditions and the UKBA would be entitled to curtail your visa and deport you.

I am sorry


My goal is to provide you with a good service. If you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up issues specifically relating to your question.


Kind regards,


Tom
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

would i or my sponsor have to pay for a new visa application

Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
Hi,

Yes, I'm afraid so.

Before 2009 a person could simply apply to switch sponsor/course but now you have to submit a fresh application.

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I have a meeting now for 45 mins.

Tom
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you very much

Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.
You're welcome.

Please remember to rate my answer once you are finished though.

Tom
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Expert:  Thomas replied 3 years ago.

Is there any further information you require?

I just want to ensure that you are satisfied, so please let me know if you have any further queries on the information I have provided.


Kind regards,


Tom