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Is anyone on this board familiar with the guidelines for submitting a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa Application to the British Consulate?
My daughter will begin a 3 year degree program in the UK this Fall, and I thought we had all the supporting paperwork together for the student-visa application, only to come across a seemingly new rule which requires the student-applicant to present proof of access to 100% of the full tuition payment for the entire year, PLUS an additional $9K USD of estimated living expenses, in an account which includes the student's name and which has been in existence for at least 28 days preceding the visa application.
If I am reading the guidelines correctly, then proof of the immediate availability of these funds must be presented when the student-visa application is submitted to the British Consulate for processing.
I have funds available in an account which does not include my daughter's name, but if I transfer those funds to a new account which includes my daughter's name, it looks like we're going to have to wait another 28 days before we can submit the visa application, and that will be too late.
Has anyone else had experience with this? It seems to be a new requirement for student-visas (UK schools) - maybe only since June 1st 2009?
Thanks for reading and hopefully responding to this message ...