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Immigration Rules Appendix C: maintenance (funds)

Maintenance (funds)

  1. 1A. In all cases where an applicant is required to obtain points under Appendix C, the applicant must meet the requirements listed below:
    1. (a) The applicant must have the funds specified in the relevant part of Appendix C at the date of the application;
    2. (b) If the applicant is applying as a Tier 1 Migrant, a Tier 2 Migrant or a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant, the applicant must have had the funds referred to in (a) above for a consecutive 90-day period of time, unless applying as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant or a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant;
    3. (c) If the applicant is applying as a Tier 4 Migrant, the applicant must have had the funds referred to in (a) above for a consecutive 28-day period of time;
    4. (ca) If the applicant is applying for entry clearance or leave to remain as a Tier 4 Migrant, he must confirm that the funds referred to in (a) above are:
      1. (i) available in the manner specified in paragraph 13 below for his use in studying and living in the UK; and
      2. (ii) that the funds will remain available in the manner specified in paragraph 13 below unless used to pay for course fees and living costs;
    5. (d) If the funds were obtained when the applicant was in the UK, the funds must have been obtained while the applicant had valid leave and was not acting in breach of any conditions attached to that leave;
    6. (e) Where the funds are in one or more foreign currencies, the applicant must have the specified level of funds when converted to pound sterling (£) using the spot exchange rate which appears on www.oanda.com* for the date of the application;
    7. (f) Where the applicant is applying as a Tier 1 Migrant, a Tier 2 Migrant or a Tier 5 Migrant, the funds must have been under his own control on the date of the application and for the period specified in (b) above; and
    8. (g) Where the application is made at the same time as applications by the partner or child of the applicant (such that the applicant is a Relevant Points Based System Migrant for the purposes of paragraph 319AA), each applicant must have the total requisite funds specified in the relevant parts of appendices C and E. If each applicant does not individually meet the requirements of appendices C and / or E, as appropriate, all the applications (the application by the Relevant Points Based System Migrant and applications as the partner or child of that relevant Points Based system Migrant) will be refused.
    9. (h) the end date of the 90-day and 28-day periods referred to in (b) and (c) above will be taken as the date of the closing balance on the most recent of the specified documents (where specified documents from two or more accounts are submitted, this will be the end date for the account that most favours the applicant), and must be no earlier than 31 days before the date of application.
    10. (i) No points will be awarded where the specified documents show that the funds are held in a financial institution listed in Appendix P as being an institution with which the UK Border Agency is unable to make satisfactory verification checks.
    11. (j) Maintenance must be in the form of cash funds. Other accounts or financial instruments such as shares, bonds, credit cards, pension funds etc, regardless of notice period are not acceptable.
    12. (k) If the applicant wishes to rely on a joint account as evidence of available funds, the applicant (or for children under 18 years of age, the applicant’s parent or legal guardian who is legally present in the United Kingdom) must be named on the account as one of the account holders.
    13. (l) Overdraft facilities will not be considered towards funds that are available or under an applicant’s own control.
  2. 1B. In all cases where Appendix C or Appendix E states that an applicant is required to provide specified documents, the specified documents are:
  3. (a) Personal bank or building society statements which satisfy the following requirements:
    1. (i) The statements must cover:
      1. (1) a consecutive 90-day period of time, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 1 Migrant, a Tier 2 Migrant a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant, or the Partner or Child of a Relevant Points Based System Migrant in any of these categories,
      2. (2) a single date within 31 days of the date of the application, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Migrant, or
      3. (3) a consecutive 28-day period of time, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 4 Migrant or the Partner or Child of a Relevant Points Based System Migrant who is a Tier 4 Migrant
    2. (ii) The most recent statement must be dated no earlier than 31 days before the date of the application;
    3. (iii) The statements must clearly show:
      1. (1) the name of:
      2. _i. the applicant,
      3. _ii the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian’s name, if the applicant is applying as Tier 4 Migrant,
      4. _iii. the name of the Relevant Points-Based System Migrant, if the applicant is applying as a Partner or Child of a Relevant Points-Based System Migrant, or
      5. _iv. the name of the applicant’s other parent who is legally present in the UK, if the applicant is applying as a Child of a Relevant Points-Based System Migrant,
      6. (2) the account number,
      7. (3) the date of each statement,
      8. (4) the financial institution’s name,
      9. (5) the financial institution’s logo,
      10. (6) any transactions during the specified period, and
      11. (7) that the funds in the account have been at the required level throughout the specified period;
    4. (iv) The statements must be be either:
      1. (1) printed on the bank’s or building society’s letterhead,
      2. (2) electronic bank or building society statements, accompanied by a supporting letter from the bank or building society, on company headed paper, confirming the statement provided is authentic, or
      3. (3) electronic bank or building society statements, bearing the official stamp of the bank or building society on every page,
    5. (v) The statements must not be mini-statements from automatic teller machines (ATMs);
  4. or
  5. (b) A building society pass book which satisfies the following requirements:
    1. (i) The building society pass book must cover:
      1. (1) a consecutive 90-day period of time, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 1 Migrant, a Tier 2 Migrant a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant, or the Partner or Child of a Relevant Points Based System Migrant in any of these categories,
      2. (2) a single date within 31 days of the date of the application, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Migrant, or
      3. (3) a consecutive 28-day period of time, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 4 Migrant or the Partner or Child of a Relevant Points Based System Migrant who is a Tier 4 Migrant
    2. (ii) The period covered by the building society pass book must end no earlier than 31 days before the date of the application;
    3. (iii) The building society pass book must clearly show:
      1. (1) the name of:
      2. _i. the applicant,
      3. _ii the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian’s name, if the applicant is applying as Tier 4 Migrant,
      4. _iii. the name of the Relevant Points-Based System Migrant, if the applicant is applying as a Partner or Child of a Relevant Points-Based System Migrant, or
      5. _iv. the name of the applicant’s other parent who is legally present in the UK, if the applicant is applying as a Child of a Relevant Points-Based System Migrant,
      6. (2) the account number,
      7. (3) the building society’s name and logo,
      8. (4) any transactions during the specified period, and
      9. (5) that there have been enough funds in the applicant’s account throughout the specified period;
  6. or
  7. (c) A letter from the applicant’s bank or building society, or a letter from a financial institution regulated for the purpose of personal savings accounts by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) or, for overseas accounts, the official regulatory body for the country in which the institution operates and the funds are located, which satisfies the following requirements:
    1. (i) The letter must confirm the level of funds and that they have been held for:
      1. (1) a consecutive 90-day period of time, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 1 Migrant, a Tier 2 Migrant a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant, or the Partner or Child of a Relevant Points Based System Migrant in any of these categories,
      2. (2) a single date within 31 days of the date of the application, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Migrant, or
      3. (3) a consecutive 28-day period of time, if the applicant is applying as a Tier 4 Migrant or the Partner or Child of a Relevant Points Based System Migrant who is a Tier 4 Migrant;
    2. (ii) The period covered by the letter must end no earlier than 31 days before the date of the application;
    3. (iii) The letter must be dated no earlier than 31 days before the date of the application;
    4. (iv) The letter must be on the financial institution’s letterhead or official stationery;
    5. (v) The letter must clearly show:
      1. (1) the name of:
      2. _i. the applicant,
      3. _ii the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian’s name, if the applicant is applying as Tier 4 Migrant,
      4. _iii. the name of the Relevant Points-Based System Migrant, if the applicant is applying as a Partner or Child of a Relevant Points-Based System Migrant, or
      5. _iv. the name of the applicant’s other parent who is legally present in the UK, if the applicant is applying as a Child of a Relevant Points-Based System Migrant,
      6. (2) the account number,
      7. (3) the date of the letter,
      8. (4) the financial institution’s name and logo,
      9. (5) the funds held in the applicant’s account, and
      10. (5) confirmation that there have been enough funds in the applicant’s account throughout the specified period;
  8. or
  9. (d) If the applicant is applying as a Tier 4 Migrant, an original loan letter from a financial institution regulated for the purpose of student loans by either the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) or, in the case of overseas accounts, the official regulatory body for the country the institution is in and where the money is held, which is dated no more than 6 months before the date of the application and clearly shows:
    1. (1) the applicant’s name,
    2. (2) the date of the letter,
    3. (3) the financial institution’s name and logo,
    4. (4) the money available as a loan,
    5. (5) for applications for entry clearance, that the loan funds are or will be available to the applicant before he travels to the UK, unless the loan is an academic or student loan from the applicant’s country’s national government and will be released to the applicant on arrival in the UK,
    6. (6) there are no conditions placed upon the release of the loan funds to the applicant, other than him making a successful application as a Tier 4 Migrant, and
    7. (7) the loan is provided by the national government, the state or regional government or a government sponsored student loan company or is part of an academic or educational loans scheme.

Tier 1 Migrants

  1. 1. An applicant applying for entry clearance or leave to remain as a Tier 1 Migrant must score 10 points for funds, unless applying as a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) Migrant or a Tier 1 (Investor) Migrant.
  2. 2. 10 points will only be awarded if an applicant:
    1. (a) applying for entry clearance, has the level of funds shown in the table below and provides the specified documents in paragraph 1B above, or
Category Level of funds Points
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) £3,310 10
Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) £1,890 10
  1. (b) applying for leave to remain, has the level of funds shown in the table below and provides the specified documents in paragraph 1B above, or
Level of funds Points
£945 10
  1. (c) applying as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant scores points from Appendix A for an endorsement from the Department for International Trade, and the Department for International Trade has confirmed in the endorsement letter that funding of at least £1,890 (for entry clearance applications) or £945 (for leave to remain applications) has been awarded to the applicant.
  2. 3. Where the applicant is applying as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant, he cannot use the same funds to score points for attributes under Appendix A and to score points for maintenance funds for himself or his dependants under this Appendix or Appendix E.

Tier 2 Migrants

  1. 4. An applicant applying for entry clearance or leave to remain as a Tier 2 Migrant must score 10 points for Funds.
  2. 5. 10 points will only be awarded if:
    1. (a) the applicant has the level of funds shown in the table below and provides the specified documents in paragraph 1B above, or
Level of funds Points awarded
£945 10
  1. (b) the applicant has entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as:
    1. (i) a Tier 2 Migrant
    2. (ii) a Jewish Agency Employee
    3. (iii) A member of the Operational Ground Staff of an Overseas-owned Airline,
    4. (iv) a Minister of Religion, Missionary or Member of a Religious Order,
    5. (v) a Representative of an Overseas Newspaper, News Agency or Broadcasting Organisation, or
    6. (vi) a Work Permit Holder, or
    7. (c) the Sponsor is an a rated Sponsor and has certified on the Certificate of Sponsorship that, should it become necessary, it will maintain and accommodate the migrant up to the end of the first month of his employment. The Sponsor may limit the amount of the undertaking but any limit must be at least £945. Points will only be awarded if the applicant provides a valid Certificate of Sponsorship reference number with his application.

Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrants

  1. 6. An applicant applying for entry clearance as a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) Temporary Migrant must score 10 points for funds.
  2. 7. 10 points will only be awarded if an applicant has the level of funds shown in the table below and provides the specified documents in paragraph 1B above:
Level of funds Points awarded
£1,890 10

Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrants

  1. 8. A migrant applying for entry clearance or leave to remain as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant must score 10 points for funds.
  2. 9. 10 points will only be awarded if an applicant has the level of funds shown in the table below and provides the specified documents in paragraph 1B above:
Criterion Points awarded
Meets one of the following criteria:
Has £945; or
The Sponsor is an A rated Sponsor and the Certificate of Sponsorship Checking Service confirms that the Sponsor has certified maintenance and so confirmed that the applicant will not claim public funds during his period of leave as a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant. Points will only be awarded if the applicant provides a valid Certificate of Sponsorship reference number with his application.
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Tier 4 (General) Students

  1. 10. A Tier 4 (General) Student must score 10 points for funds.
  2. 11. 10 points will only be awarded if the funds shown in the table below are available in the manner specified in paragraph 13 and 13A below to the applicant. The applicant must either:
    1. (a) provide the specified documents in paragraph 1B above to show that the funds are available to him, or
    2. (b) where the applicant is sponsored by a sponsor with Tier 4 Sponsor status, is a national of one of the countries or the rightful holder of a qualifying passport issued by one of the relevant competent authorities, as appropriate, listed in Appendix H, and is applying for entry clearance in his country of nationality or in the territory related to the passport he holds, as appropriate, or leave to remain in the UK, confirm that the funds are available to him in the specified manner. The Home Office reserves the right to request the specified documents in paragraph 1B above from these applicants to support this confirmation. The application will be refused if the specified documents are not provided in accordance with the request made.
Criterion Points
(i) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme or as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer, the applicant must have £1,265 for each month remaining of the course up to a maximum of two months.
(ii) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain on the doctorate extension scheme, the applicant must show they have two months’ worth of funds, i.e. £2,530.
(iii) In all other circumstances the applicant must have funds amounting to the full course fees for the first academic year of the course, or for the entire course if it is less than a year long, plus £1,265 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months.
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(iv) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain as a postgraduate doctor or dentist on a recognised Foundation Programme or as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer, the applicant must have £1,015 for each month remaining of the course up to a maximum of two months.
(v) Where the applicant is applying for leave to remain on the doctorate extension scheme, the applicant must show they have two months’ worth of funds, i.e. £2,030.
(vi) In all other circumstances, the applicant must have funds amounting to the full course fees for the first academic year of the course, or for the entire course if it is less than a year long, plus £1,015 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months.
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Notes

  1. 12. An applicant will be considered to be studying in London if studying at the University of London, or institutions wholly or partly within the area comprising the City of London and the Former Metropolitan Police District (as defined in paragraph 12AA below). If the applicant will be studying at more than one site, one or more of which is in London and one or more outside, then the applicant will be considered to be studying in London if the applicant’s Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies states that the applicant will be spending the majority of time studying at a site or sites situated within the area comprising the City of London and the Former Metropolitan Police District (as defined in paragraph 12AA below).
  2. 12AA. “Former Metropolitan Police District” means:
    1. (i) Greater London, excluding the City of London, the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple;
    2. (ii) in the county of Essex, in the district of Epping Forest— the area of the former urban district of Chigwell, the parish of Waltham Abbey;
    3. (iii) in the county of Hertfordshire— in the borough of Broxbourne, the area of the former urban district of Cheshunt, the district of Hertsmere, in the district of Welwyn Hatfield, the parish of Northaw; and
    4. (iv) in the county of Surrey— in the borough of Elmbridge, the area of the former urban district of Esher, the boroughs of Epsom and Ewell and Spelthorne, in the district of Reigate and Banstead, the area of the former urban district of Banstead.
  3. 12A. If the length of the applicant’s course includes a part of a month, the time will be rounded up to the next full month.
  4. 13. Funds will be available to the applicant only where the specified documents show or, where permitted by these Rules, the applicant confirms that the funds are held or provided by:
    1. (i) the applicant (whether as a sole or joint account holder); and/or
    2. (ii) the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have provided written consent that their funds may be used by the applicant in order to study in the UK; and/or
    3. (iii) an official financial sponsor which must be Her Majesty’s Government, the applicant’s home government, the British Council or any international organisation, international company, University or Independent School.
  5. 13A. In assessing whether the requirements of Appendix C, paragraph 11 are met, where an applicant pays a deposit on account to the sponsor for accommodation costs this amount, up to a maximum of £1,265, can be offset against the total maintenance requirement if he will be staying in accommodation arranged by the Tier 4 sponsor and he has paid this money to that Tier 4 sponsor.
  6. 13B. If the applicant is relying on the provisions in paragraph 13(ii) above, he must provide:
    1. (a) one of the following original (or notarised copy) documents:
      1. (i) his birth certificate showing names of his parent(s),
      2. (ii) his certificate of adoption showing the names of both parent(s) or legal guardian, or
      3. (iii) a Court document naming his legal guardian;
    2. and
    3. (b) a letter from his parent(s) or legal guardian, confirming:
      1. (1) the relationship between the applicant and his parent(s) or legal guardian, and
      2. (2) that the parent(s) or legal guardian give their consent to the applicant using their funds to study in the UK.
  7. 13C. If the applicant has already paid all or part of the course fees to his Tier 4 sponsor:
    1. (a) the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Checking Service entry must confirm details of the fees already paid; or
    2. (b) the applicant must provide an original paper receipt issued by the Tier 4 sponsor, confirming details of the fees already paid.
  8. 13D. If the applicant has an official financial sponsor as set out in paragraph 13(iii) above:
    1. (a) the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Checking Service entry must confirm details of the official financial sponsorship, if it is the Tier 4 sponsor who is the official financial sponsor; or
    2. (b) the applicant must provide a letter of confirmation from his official financial sponsor, on official letter-headed paper or stationery of that organisation and bearing the official stamp of that organisation, which clearly shows:
      1. (1) the applicant’s name,
      2. (2) the name and contact details of the official financial sponsor,
      3. (3) the date of the letter,
      4. (4) the length of the official financial sponsorship, and
      5. (5) the amount of money the official financial sponsor is giving to the applicant, or a statement that the official financial sponsor will cover all of the applicant’s fees and living costs.
  9. 14. DELETED

Tier 4 (Child) Students

  1. 15. A Tier 4 (Child) Student must score 10 points for funds.
  2. 16. 10 points will only be awarded if the funds shown in the table below are available in the manner specified in paragraph 21 and 21A below to the applicant. The applicant must either:
    1. (a) provide the specified documents in paragraph 1B above to show that the funds are available to him, or
    2. (b) where the applicant is sponsored by a sponsor with a Tier 4 Sponsor status, is a national of one of the countries or the rightful holder of a qualifying passport issued by one of the relevant competent authorities, as appropriate, listed in Appendix H, and is applying for entry clearance in his country of nationality or in the territory related to the passport he holds, as appropriate, or leave to remain in the UK, confirm that the funds are available to him in the specified manner. The Home Office reserves the right to request the specified documents in paragraph 1B above from these applicants to support this confirmation. The application will be refused if the specified documents are not provided in accordance with the request made.
Criterion Points
Where the child is (or will be) studying at a residential Independent School:
sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay boarding fees (being course fees plus board/lodging fees) for an academic year.
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Where the child is (or will be) studying at a non-residential Independent School and is in a private foster care arrangement (see notes below) or staying with and cared for by a close relative (see notes below):
sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay school fees for an academic year, the foster carer or relative (who must meet the requirements specified in paragraph 19 of this Appendix) has undertaken to maintain and accommodate the child for the duration of the course, and that foster carer or relative has funds equivalent to at least £570 per month, for up to a maximum of nine months, to support the child while he is in the United Kingdom.
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Where the child is (or will be) studying at a non-residential Independent School, is under the age of 12 and is (or will be) accompanied by a parent, sufficient funds are available to the applicant to pay school fees for an academic year, plus:
- if no other children are accompanying the applicant and the parent, £1,560 per month of stay up to a maximum of nine months; or
- if other children are accompanying the applicant and the parent, £1,560 per month, plus £625 per month for each additional child, up to a maximum of nine months.
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Where the child is aged 16 or 17 years old and is living independently and studying at a non-residential Independent School in London:
The applicant must have funds amounting to the full course fees for the first academic year of the course, or for the entire course if it is less than a year long, plus £1,265 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months.
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Where the child is aged 16 or 17 years old, is living independently and studying at a non-residential Independent School outside London:
The applicant must have funds amounting to the full course fees for the first academic year of the course, or for the entire course if it is less than a year long, plus £1,015 for each month of the course up to a maximum of nine months.
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Notes

  1. 17. Children (under 16, or under 18 if disabled) are privately fostered when they are cared for on a full-time basis by a person or persons aged 18 or over, who are not their parents or a close relative, for a period of 28 days or more.
  2. 18. A close relative is a grandparent, brother, sister, step-parent, uncle (brother or half-brother of the child’s parent) or aunt (sister or half-sister of the child’s parent) who is aged 18 or over.
  3. 19. The care arrangement made for the child’s care in the UK must comply with the following requirements:
    1. (a) In all cases, the applicant must provide a letter from their parent(s) or legal guardian, confirming:
      1. (1) the relationship between the parent(s) or legal guardian and the applicant,
      2. (2) that the parent(s) or legal guardian have given their consent to the application,
      3. (3) that the parent(s) or legal guardian agrees to the applicant’s living arrangements in the UK, and
      4. (4) if the application is for entry clearance, that the parent(s) or legal guardian agrees to the arrangements made for the applicant’s travel to and reception in the UK,
      5. (5) if a parent(s) or legal guardian has legal custody or sole responsibility for the applicant,
      6. (6) that each parent or legal guardian with legal custody or responsibility for the applicant agrees to the contents of the letter, and signs the letter, and
      7. (7) the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian’s consent to the applicant travelling to and living in the UK independently, if the applicant is 16 or 17 years old and living independently.
    2. (b) If the applicant is under 16 years old or is not living in the UK independently, the applicant must provide:
      1. (i) a written letter of undertaking from his intended carer confirming the care arrangement, which clearly shows:
        1. (1) the name, current address and contact details of the intended carer,
        2. (2) the address where the carer and the applicant will be living in the UK if different from the intended carer’s current address,
        3. (3) confirmation that the accommodation offered to the applicant is a private address, and not operated as a commercial enterprise, such as a hotel or a youth hostel,
        4. (4) the nature of the relationship between the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian and the intended carer,
        5. (5) that the intended carer agrees to the care arrangements for the applicant,
        6. (6) that the intended carer has at least £570 per month (up to a maximum of nine months) available to look after and accommodate the applicant for the length of the course,
        7. (7) a list of any other people that the intended carer has offered support to, and
        8. (8) the carer’s signature and date of the undertaking;
      2. (ii) A letter from his parent(s) or legal guardian, which confirms the care arrangement and clearly shows:
        1. (1) the nature of parent(s) or legal guardian’s relationship with the intended carer,
        2. (2) the address in the UK where the applicant and the intended carer will be living,
        3. (3) that the parent(s) or legal guardian support the application, and authorise the intended carer to take responsibility for the care of the applicant during his stay in the UK;
      3. and
      4. (iii) The intended carer’s original (or notarised copy, although the Home Office reserves the right to request the original):
        1. (1) current UK or European Union passport,
        2. (2) current passport or travel document to confirm that they are settled in the United Kingdom, or
        3. (3) certificate of naturalisation.
  4. (c) If the applicant is staying in a private foster care arrangement, he must receive permission from the private foster carer’s UK local authority, as set out in the Children (Private Arrangements for Fostering) Regulations 2005.
  5. (d) If the applicant is staying in a private foster care arrangement and is under 16 years old, he must provide:
    1. (i) A copy of the letter of notification from his parent(s), legal guardian or intended carer to the UK local authority, confirming that the applicant will be in the care of a private foster carer while in the UK, and
    2. (ii) The UK local authority’s confirmation of receipt, confirming that the local authority has received notification of the foster care arrangement.
  6. 19A.
    1. (a) An applicant will be considered to be studying in London if studying at the University of London, or institutions wholly or partly within the area comprising the City of London and the former Metropolitan Police District (as defined in paragraph 12AA above).
    2. (b) If the applicant will be studying at more than one site, one or more of which is in London and one or more outside, then the applicant will be considered to be studying in London if the applicant’s Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies states that the applicant will be spending the majority of time studying at a site or sites situated within the area comprising the City of London and the former Metropolitan Police District (as defined in paragraph 12AA above).
  7. 20. If the length of the applicant’s course includes a part of a month, the time will be rounded up to the next full month.
  8. 21. Funds will be available to the applicant only where the specified documents show or, where permitted by these Rules, the applicant confirms that the funds are held or provided by:
    1. (i) the applicant (whether as a sole or joint account holder); and/or
    2. (ii) the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have provided written consent that their funds may be used by the applicant in order to study in the UK; and/or
    3. (iii) an official financial sponsor which must be Her Majesty’s Government, the applicant’s home government, the British Council or any international organisation, international company, University or Independent School.
  9. 21A. In assessing whether the requirements of Appendix C, paragraph 16 are met, where an applicant pays a deposit on account to the sponsor for accommodation costs this amount, up to a maximum of £1,265, can be offset against the total maintenance requirement if he will be staying in accommodation arranged by the Tier 4 sponsor and he has paid this money to that Tier 4 sponsor.
  10. 21B. If the applicant has already paid all or part of the course fees to his Tier 4 sponsor:
    1. (a) the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Checking Service entry must confirm details of the fees already paid; or
    2. (b) the applicant must provide an original paper receipt issued by the Tier 4 sponsor, confirming details of the fees already paid.
  11. 21C. If the applicant has an official financial sponsor as set out in paragraph 21(iii) above:
    1. (a) the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies Checking Service entry must confirm details of the official financial sponsorship, if it is the Tier 4 sponsor who is the official financial sponsor; or
    2. (b) the applicant must provide a letter of confirmation from his official financial sponsor, on official letter-headed paper or stationery of that organisation and bearing the official stamp of that organisation, which clearly shows:
      1. (1) the applicant’s name,
      2. (2) the name and contact details of the official financial sponsor,
      3. (3) the date of the letter,
      4. (4) the length of the official financial sponsorship, and
      5. (5) the amount of money the official financial sponsor is giving to the applicant, or a statement that the official financial sponsor will cover all of the applicant’s fees and living costs.
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