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General Guidelines for Visas

The information provided on this page is to be considered indicative and, by its nature, may change without prior notice. Always remember to confirm the validity of procedures with the relevant embassy or consulate; it is your responsibility.

Applying for a Visa for the USA

Do you need a Student Visa?

  • NO, if your country is on THIS list, and you are taking a General English group course (20 lessons/week) for less than 90 days, you must get your ESTA online HERE.
  • Student Visa (F1): Generally required for courses exceeding 90 days or for special cases. For short courses, apply for ESTA online if your country is on the list.

General guidelines* for when an F1 Student Visa is required:

  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don’t have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds ($3500 per month of stay) to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the I-20 (Invitation) from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.

*Refer to the U.S. Embassy for official detailed procedures.


Applying for a Visa for the UK

Do you need a Student Visa?

  • FIND OUT IN 30 SECONDS: Use the official VISA QUESTIONNAIRE to determine if you need a UK visa.

General guidelines* for when a visa is required:

  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don’t have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the visa documentation/invitation from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.

*Refer to the UK Embassy for official detailed procedures.


Applying for a Visa for Canada

Do you need a Student Visa?

  • NO if staying less than 6 months – generally a Tourist Visa (eTA) is needed. More information and exceptions at the Canadian government website.
  • Study Permit required for stays over 6 months.

General guidelines* for when a Study Permit is required:

  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don’t have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the LoA (Invitation) from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.

*Refer to the Canadian Embassy for official detailed procedures.


Applying for a Visa for Ireland

Do you need a Student Visa?

  • NO if you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national or from selected visa-exempt countries.
  • Student Visa required for certain countries; check if your country is on THIS list.

General guidelines* for when a visa is required:

  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don’t have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the LoA (Invitation) from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.

*Refer to the Irish Embassy for official detailed procedures.


Applying for a Visa for Malta

Do you need a Student Visa?

  • NO if you’re an EU/EEA/Swiss national or a “Latin America” national of certain Countries (for stays up to 90 days – check exceptions here).
    • Student Visa required for certain countries; check if your country is on THIS list.

General guidelines* for when a visa is required:

  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don’t have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the LoA (Invitation) from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.

*For official detailed procedures, refer to the Embassy of Malta.


Applying for a Visa for South Africa

Do you need a visa?

  • YES if you are from Hungary, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia.
  • NO For other nationalities, visitor’s visas are typically granted for 90 days on arrival, extendable for another 90 days. Longer studies require a Study Visa. Official detailed information and exceptions HERE.

General guidelines* for when a visa is required:

  1. Book Your Course in Advance: Plan your course well in advance to ensure availability.
  2. Medical Insurance: If you don’t have medical insurance, you can obtain it through our website.
  3. Financial Proof: Prepare proof of direct access to sufficient funds to cover your stay, as required by immigration rules.
  4. Payment: Pay at least 30% of the total package cost (it will be fully refunded if your Visa application is rejected and you notify the school in time).
  5. Visa Documentation: Await the LoA (Invitation) from your chosen school.
  6. Visa Interview: Book your visa interview at the respective embassy or consulate.

*For official detailed procedures, refer to the South African Embassy.