People from some countries are defined as 'low risk' nationals, meaning that they may not need to provide evidence of previous academic qualifications and finances with their Tier 4 (General) application.

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'Low risk' criteria

You are a 'low-risk' applicant if you are both applying in either your country of nationality or in the UK and a national of one of the countries listed: 

Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan (your passport must have a residence card number), Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United States of America or a British National (overseas).

It is very important that as a 'low-risk' applicant you still obtain the evidence of your qualifications and your money, even though you do not need to send them. The Home Office can request this evidence as part of their decision process at any time and will refuse your application if you are unable to provide it.
Visit GOV.UK for more information on 'low-risk' nationals

Please note that the above information is subject to change; please check the GOV.UK website for updates. This information is provided is given in good faith for information purposes only. This information is not intended constitute legal advice. St George’s, University of London does not warrant the accuracy of the information provided and accepts no liability whatsoever on any claims arising from it.


Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:38