2013年英國簽證處訪客簽證核發規定改變 - 最新消息
從２０１３年１０月０１日，將訪問者簽證（VV）或商務訪問簽證（BVV）者可以在英國學習英語語言課程，課程持續時間不得超過６個星期或全部加起來超過３０天的課程。想要英國遊學的旅遊簽證或商務簽證者，就可以就讀認可機構（Highly Trusted Sponsor）的課程，而不需要申請學生訪客簽證（SVV）。欲了解更多信息，請訪問英國入出境管理局（UKBA-The UK Border Agency）的網站，讓英國遊學之路更簡單。
如果欲遊學英國學生者本來在護照上就有延長學生簽證（ESVV）、學生訪客簽證（SVV），或是學生簽證（Tier 4 Student VISA）者，此新規定將不適用於上述簽證規範，請欲使用此新條文的英國遊學生特別小心。
We are pleased to inform you that the UK Home Office has today published changes to the visa rules which will allow people coming to the UK on tourist or business visas to study for up to 6 weeks.
From 1st October 2013, it will be possible to study English in the UK with a Visitor Visa (VV) or a Business Visitor Visa (BVV) provided that your course lasts no longer than 6 weeks (30 days). You must study at an accredited institution (The London School of English meets this requirement). For more information, please visit the UKBA website.
The London School of English is accepted as a Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS) for Tier 4 of the UK government''s Points Based System.
It has also successfully completed an Educational Oversight inspection conducted by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and was rated as ‘exceeds expectations'' in all sections (click here to read the ISI report).
Do you need a visa?
This note is designed to give an overview of the UK visa system in general, and to explain recent changes. The regulations can change quickly, so we cannot guarantee that the information shown here will always be completely up to date. It is therefore intended for guidance only. You may like to check with your local Embassy or Consulate to see if there have been any changes.
This note is concerned only with adults, as we do not have any courses for children.
If you are a citizen of a country in the European Union or the European Economic Area, or of Switzerland, you do not need a visa to enter the UK. If you are from one of these countries none of this note applies to you and you can stop reading now.
If you come from anywhere else you will need a visa. There are two sorts of visa you can use for study: A General Student Visa and a Student Visitor Visa. The rules which apply to them are different. When you book a course you will need to tell us which one you want, so you need to understand the differences. These notes will help you to understand the system and decide what to do.
From 1st October 2013, it will be possible to study English in the UK with a Visitor Visa (VV) or a Business Visitor Visa (BVV) provided that your course lasts no longer than 6 weeks (30 days). You must study at an accredited institution (The London School of English meets this requirement). If you want to study for longer than 6 weeks you will still need a Student Visitor Visa (SVV). Note that it is possible to have more than one type of visa at the same time so if you already have a VV or BVV you can apply for a Student Visitor Visa (SVV) as well. This is useful if you have a multi-entry VV or BVV that is valid for many years. If you get a SVV as well as a VV or BVV you will need to make it clear when you arrive which visa you are entering the country with, so that the immigration officer stamps the right visa.
Note that you cannot hold a second visa if you have a Tier 4 General Student Visa (GSV). If you apply for a Tier 4 visa, any visitor visa (SVV, BVV) will become invalid.