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You do not need to get the UKBA's permission if you want to do a different course of study with your Tier 4 sponsor and the new course will finish before your current permission to stay expires. Your Tier 4 sponsor will tell the UKBA that you have changed course.
If your new course will end before your permission to stay expires, you must tell the UKBA by sending an email message to email@example.com.
If your new course will end after your current permission to stay expires, you will need to make a new Tier 4 application to the UKBA. You will therefore need a new confirmation of acceptance for studies from your Tier 4 sponsor.
You can make this new application at any time before your current permission to stay expires, but I recommend that you do this as soon as possible.
The UKBA usually inform you by letter if your visa has been curtailed but I suggest you do the above and inform your Tier 4 Sponsor to inform the UKBA of your change of course, or if your leave to remain expires before your course ends, send them an email.
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The UKBA usually notify you in writing, if not then you may wish to access your records under the freedom of information act which allows you to see what the UKBA hold on your file, there is a fee of £10 payable for the service. You will need to write to the following address, enclosing a cheque:
UK Border AgencyFreedom of Information Act Policy Team11th FloorLunar House, Short Corridor40 Wellesley RoadCroydonCR9 2BY
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