Immigration Rules

Immigration Rules Appendix H: Tier 4 documentary requirements

Applicants who are subject to different documentary requirements under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.

An applicant will be subject to different documentary requirements under Tier 4 of the Points Based System where they are a national of one of the following countries and they are applying for entry clearance in the country or territory where the applicant is living or for leave to remain in the UK:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • The Maldives
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Qatar
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America

Where an applicant is a dual national, and only one of their nationalities is listed above, they will be able to apply using the different documentary requirements that apply to these nationals, provided they are applying either for entry clearance in the country or territory where the applicant is living or for leave to remain in the UK.

An applicant will be subject to different documentary requirements under Tier 4 of the Points Based System where they are the rightful holder of a passport, which has been issued by one of the relevant competent authorities listed below, and where the applicant is applying either for entry clearance in the country or territory where they are living or for leave to remain in the UK.

  • British National (Overseas)
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau SAR
  • Taiwan (those who hold a passport issued by Taiwan that includes the number of the identification card issued by the competent authority in Taiwan).

Where an applicant is the rightful holder of a passport issued by a relevant competent authority listed above and also holds another passport or is the national of a country not listed above, they will be able to apply using the different documentary requirements that apply to rightful holders of those passports listed in this Appendix provided they are applying either for entry clearance in the country or territory where the applicant is living or for leave to remain in the UK.