The UK government has now created two categories of 'student' visas. Please read each category THOROUGHLY to decipher which visa you will need for your time in Northern Ireland.
1. Student Visitor Visa
Student Visitor Visas are issued upon arrival in the UK, and allow students to study for a maximum of 6 months.
You ARE eligible for the student visitor visa if:
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.
There is a Consulate of the United States located in Belfast, however in case of emergencies, you should contact the US Embassy for the United Kingdom in London.
The U.S. Embassy works to maintain and broaden this relationship which is characterized by successful cooperation across a wide range of political, economic and security issues. The Ambassador to the Court of St. James's is the personal representative of the President, and oversees the Embassy. Representatives from the State Department and 26 other U.S. government agencies manage portfolios concerning economic, commercial and agricultural affairs, consular and immigration issues, customs, transportation, and law enforcement activities, as well as political and military relations, and public affairs.
Entry clearance will be required for nationals of the following countries who intend to stay in the UK for longer than six months: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and the USA. Please contact your nearest UK Overseas Mission that offers a visa service for more information.