I am from China, and I need go to the UK for three weeks next month. Since a visit or business visa could allow me to enter within 6 months, the visa I obtained will be valid until April.
However, I am going to apply for a General Student Visa in February to study, which means my business/traveling visa will still be valid when applying for the student visa.
As far as I know, one cannot obtain two visas at the same time, so I have two questions:
- Which visa type (visit or business) is it better to apply for, the first time going to the UK?
- Would it be risky to apply for a student visa if another visa is valid, when applying for the second time?