UK Tier 4 Student Visa – Does UKBA accept provisional degree certificates in India?

Several of our visitors from India have asked us whether or not UKBA India accepts provisional degree certificates in support of PBS Tier 4 student visa applications. This following an article in the Hindu Times earlier this summer in which UKBA’s regional manager stated that, in India, UKBA exceptionally accepts provisional degree certificates in support of Tier 4 Student applications (please see the article in the Hindu Post here).

We have since sought further clarification from UKBA. UKBA confirms that:

Quote:

“In India the UK Border Agency exceptionally accepts provisional degree certificates with Tier 4 applications, but only if the education sponsor has recorded on the CAS that the course offer was made on the basis of the provisional certificate.”

Unquote

(published on 5 September 2012)

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