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Tamari Kokrashvili, Immigration Lawyer
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Experience:  OISC, LLB (Hons) with International Law, Foundation in the UK Law
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My mum is a british citizen living in the UK, I currently am

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my mum is a british citizen living in the UK, I currently am with her. I am an australian citizen and I have all the documents for my tier 4 student visa however do i have to return to australia to sumbit my form? My course starts next week at university
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the UK government? What country do you live in? What is your citizenship?
Customer: I am Australian and have filled out my student visa application but it says I have to return to Australia to submit it.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the student visa?
Customer: yes but haven't recieved much help
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: that my mum is a british citizen and I am currently in the UK with her
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 12 days ago.

On what type of visa are you currently in the UK?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
tourist
Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 12 days ago.

Then, unfortunately, it is true, you need to leave the country and apply for Tier 4 visa from outside the UK. sorry that I could not provide a positive answer to your questions.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Is it possible to be allowed to apply here if my mum is a citizen living here?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Can I go to Ireland instead of all the way back to Australia?
Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 12 days ago.

You need to apply form your home country or where you are resident. Have you lived in Ireland before?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
no, but as an australian citizen we are allowed to be there for six months under a tourist visa. So I thought if I applied from outside the UK in Ireland it might work?
Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 12 days ago.

No, the thing is you can not apply from the country where you are not resident or national of. Also switching from tourist to tier 4 visa is not allowed from within the country.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
ugh that is so frustrating. When I lived in the UK as a child we were able to get a settlement visa which was much easier
Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 12 days ago.

Do you have a settlement visa in the UK?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
not currently
Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 12 days ago.

I am sorry I could not provide a positive answer you were expecting.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
thats ok thank you
Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 12 days ago.

I would appreciate if you could kindly provide a positive 5-star rating if your question has been answered. It is very important for my profile. Good luck

Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 11 days ago.

This is a kind reminder to provide a positive rating, if possible.

Expert:  Tamari Kokrashvili replied 5 days ago.

This is the kind reminder to provide a positive rating, Thank you