Visa and pre-arrival support services from INTO

Help with study visas for the UK, US and China

INTO offers visa help and pre-application support, wherever you're looking to study.

US Pre-Arrival Support Service (PASS) advisors can answer any questions you may have on the US visa process. They offer financial guidance for F-1 student visa, bank statements, financial guarantee letters etc, and can ensure that you have all the documents needed to successfully apply for your F-1 student visa.

In the UK we have a 98% success rate for students applying for UK study visas. We offer a range of visa help including:

You can read more general information about visas and pre-arrival support in our frequently asked questions area.

Applied for a course and need help with your visa?

UK study visas

The majority of non-EEA nationals will require a Tier 4 (General) student visa in order to study in the UK. The EEA includes the European Union countries, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

To study in the UK, you'll also need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement. INTO will produce and send this to you once you hold an unconditional offer, and have sent us your signed acceptance forms and deposit.

Visas to study in the UK

US study visas

Once your application is accepted, your chosen university will create and mail you a physical I-20 form. You'll  need to pay a $200 fee to activate your I-20 in the SEVIS database, and then your SEVIS ID number can be used to complete the I-901 form.

Once you have done this, you can make an appointment with your local US Embassy/Consulate for a visa interview. You'll need to take your documents to this interview, and should wait until you receive your visa before making travel arrangements.

Visas to study in the US

China study visas

  • If you're studying a programme with INTO China that lasts less than six months, you should apply for an X2 visa.
  • For degree studies or a programme with INTO China that lasts six months or more, you'll need to apply for an X1 visa.

You'll also need to apply for a residence permit that will allow you to enter and leave China multiple times, for example for holidays.

If you're studying for longer than 6 months, you'll need to do a medical check once you’re in China. For some nationals, the Foreigner Physical Examination is a visa application requirement, which means having the examination in advance of your arrival in China.

Visas to study in China

Meet Hami, one of our visa experts

Have you ever lived or studied abroad?

I lived in Sweden for 8 years, after which I moved abroad and  lived and studied here ever since. I'm originally Iranian, so I come from a multicultural background, and am always delighted to speak to students from all around the world.

What are the most common questions you get asked?

Different questions are asked at the different process stages, such as "what are the entry requirements?", "what accommodation options are available?" and "what documents are required to apply for my visa?".

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