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Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Visa information

If you want to study at Portsmouth English Language School, you might need to apply for a visa. We will provide you with all the information and support you need if you require a visa. 
 

Do you need a visa?

1. If you are from the EU and EA

Not required

2. If you are a visa national

You need to get a visa before leaving your country (See list below)

3. If you are a non-visa national

You are NOT required to get a visa to come to the UK for less than six months.However, if you are coming for more than six months you will have to apply for a visa to study in the UK.

 

Visa national countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Albania, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Burkina, Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican, Republic Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (North), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Sao Tome e Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  • South Africa (except those who have already visited the UK using this passport)
  • China (except for Hong Kong and Macao)
  • Venezuela (Venezuelan visitors who have new secure fingerprint passports issued since 2007 will be allowed to enter the United Kingdom without applying for a visa)
  • The territories formerly comprising the socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Non-visa national countries

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia/Herzegovina, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, South Korea, Taiwan, Tibet, Uruguay

 

Short term study visa for our students:

  • You can stay in the UK for up to 6 months (extended visa - for up to 11 months)
  • You do not need to present evidence of your English level.
  • You cannot renew your visa in the UK.
  • You cannot bring dependants with you.
  • You will not have to pay the health surcharge if your course is shorter than 6 months.
  • You will not be able to open a bank account.

Visa Refusal

If a student's Visa is refused, he/she needs to send the relevant documentation to the school by email or fax. We will check it with The Home Office and will refund his/her tuition fee according to our Terms and Conditions.

If you have any further questions regarding visas, please contact us directly or visit UK Border Agency website.

UKVI 

Portsmouth English Language School

Testimonials

“I came to PELS as a part of the Erasmus+ project. In the morning I had lessons with Marc and in the afternoon I worked as an intern helping the administration and marketing deparment. Lessons with Marc were always interesting and pleasant. He is an excellent teacher. He helped me to improve my English better. I had a really good...

Virginia, 18 y.o. from Italy

“The atmosphere at Portsmouth English Language School is very pleasant. My teacher Claire is very experienced. I like her because she always smiles and tries to help us in a different way. The members of the staff are very helpful and friendly as well. If you come to PELS you will feel at home because it is similar to a...

Desiree, 24 y.o. from Italy

 “I came to PELS to improve my English and I can now talk in English more easily. Asa is the best teacher. I like my host family. The City of Portsmouth is very nice and I want to come back.” Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece, A2

Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece

“I came to PELS because I won a scholarship and I wanted to improve my English. In class, we did games and a lot of very helpful activities. At PELS, there were people from around the world so it was easy to learn to communicate in English with everybody. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are so beautiful. I’ll...

Roberta, 22 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS to improve my English. Here I met students from different countries. Now I can speak English easily thanks to the Speaking Session during the lessons. The host family is kind and they are always ready to help me. I really enjoyed in Portsmouth.”  Meyrem, 26 y.o from tunisia

Meryem, 26 y.o. from Tunisia

“I came to PELS because my brother had studied at the school before. I learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary. My teacher was excellent and he helped me a lot. I like Portsmouth a lot and I think it is a good city to live and study in.” Rayan, 17 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A1+ “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered...

Rayan, 17 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

 “All my teacher help me to improved my English. I like the classroom, it’s good for everything. Moreover, I came to PELS because there is class lady only and there is childcare for my daughter.” Shouq, from Saudi Arabia, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the...

Shouq, from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS to learn English grammar and culture. I met a lot of people from different countries and made new friends whom I will miss when I come back home to Saudi Arabia. I will come back to PELS next year.” Mana, 18 y.o from Saudi Arabia, B1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family...

Mana, 18 y.o.from Saudi Arabia

“I had very useful lessons. The teachers try to push you to the next level.I also enjoyed the activities organised by the school which helped me to improve my English language at the same time.” Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait, B2/C1

Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait

“I came to PELS with my all family and it was really enjoyable and useful. My husband and two sons also studied at PELS. My English has improved by attending an intensive course. I think that to learn English , you need to be immersed in English life.” Wanda, 45 y.o from Italy, C1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional...

Wanda, 45 y.o. from Italy

“I enrolled at PELS for professional reasons because English is very important for my job. I needed to improve my communication skills. The lessons were very challenging. However, my English is much better now than when I first started.” Guiseppe, 54 y.o from Italy, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever...

Giuseppe, 54 y.o. from Italy

“My agent recommended Portsmouth English Language School where I studied for 6 weeks. I met lots of friends and had a nice coffee with my teachers. My homestay family was great. I loved my stay in Portsmouth and want to come back next year.” Asami, 31 y.o from Japan, B1

Asami, 31 y.o. from Japan