Documents Checklist | Student Visa

What documents do you need to apply for Tier-4 Student Visa? Here, you will find the checklist of all the documents that you need to apply for the student visa. To download a PDF version of this checklist, click here.

CAS Number

This is a unique number provided to you by your university. Ensure that you download and print several copies of this document. Also, ensure that all your personal and academic details on this document are correct. For more information, click here.

Tuberculosis Certificate

Ensure that you get the TB test done from the acceptable hospitals only. For a list of the clinics where you can get your TB test done, click here.

Immigration Health Surcharge

Ensure that you have made the payment for the Immigration Health Surcharge before you apply for the visa.

All your Academic Documents

  1. Class 10th Marksheet + certificate (if you have one)
  2. Class 12th Marksheet + certificate (if you have one)
  3. UG Degree certificate/Provisional Certificate (if you’re applying for Master’s)
  4. PG Degree certificate (if you are applying for PhD)
  5. Character Certificate
  6. Medium of Instruction Certificate

Your Birth Certificate

Ensure that this has been translated to English.

IELTS Results

Supply the original IELTS marksheet.


It goes without saying that this has to be original as well.

Academic Reference Letters (LoRs)

These are your letters of recommendation by your professors.

Proof of Finances

You will have to show proof that you have the required money to support yourself in the UK. The list of documents that you would have to submit are:

  • Sponsorship Letter
  • Bank Letter
  • Loan Statement
  • Bank Statements
  • Consent Letter by parent/guardian (for child student visas)

If you have any questions about these documents, please refer to the detailed guide here.

Visa Application Form

You will need to submit a visa application form for an approximate INR 30,000. You will have to attach the acknowledgement of the same.

Accommodation Booking Reference + Contract

Ensure that you attach the contract and the booking reference of the accommodation you book. For more information, click here.