Am I even eligible for home fees ????

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I'm an 18 year old British and Pakistani national who has been offered a place at a university however I have been classified as an international student. My parents sent me to Pakistan to do my GCE's and A levels. So I lived at a hostel and attended an institution. However during these 5 years I didn't go back to the UK since my parents kept visiting because some of my relatives live here and they thought they could visit them too. So anyways I also accidentally wrote the address of my hostel as the permanent address and I think that's why I've been classified as an international student. Also to make matters worse my British passport expired midway too. I've requested a fee status questionnaire but I'm confused what evidence should I send them and how should I explain them.
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I'm an 18 year old British and Pakistani national who has been offered a place at a university however I have been classified as an international student. My parents sent me to Pakistan to do my GCE's and A levels. So I lived at a hostel and attended an institution. However during these 5 years I didn't go back to the UK since my parents kept visiting because some of my relatives live here and they thought they could visit them too. So anyways I also accidentally wrote the address of my hostel as the permanent address and I think that's why I've been classified as an international student. Also to make matters worse my British passport expired midway too. I've requested a fee status questionnaire but I'm confused what evidence should I send them and how should I explain them.
You have to show them you were resident in the UK for the three years preceding the course you intend to start. You will need to provide evidence to support that claim.

From what you said you will have a very difficult time as for all intents and purposes you left the UK to live in Pakistan. Not visiting the UK is hard to get past.
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You have to show them you were resident in the UK for the three years preceding the course you intend to start. You will need to provide evidence to support that claim.

From what you said you will have a very difficult time as for all intents and purposes you left the UK to live in Pakistan. Not visiting the UK is hard to get past.
True but that's where I think you're missing the point. I was sent here by my parents because they thought I would be better off getting higher education in Pakistan (which is sort of true got 11A's in my GCE's) because of the competitive environment there. I'm not planning on staying here rather i am supposed to go back to the UK after my A level results .
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True but that's where I think you're missing the point. I was sent here by my parents because they thought I would be better off getting higher education in Pakistan (which is sort of true got 11A's in my GCE's) because of the competitive environment there. I'm not planning on staying here rather i am supposed to go back to the UK after my A level results .
Not missing the point at all. It is a case if evidence and you being able to persuade sfe that it was only ever temporary. Without evidence you have an uphill struggle.
Evidence showing you retained contact with the UK and always intended to return (not just you saying so) is what they require.
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Not missing the point at all. It is a case if evidence and you being able to persuade sfe that it was only ever temporary. Without evidence you have an uphill struggle.
Evidence showing you retained contact with the UK and always intended to return (not just you saying so) is what they require.
Oh ! Really sorry for the misunderstanding.
So what sort of evidence will I require to persuade them that I always intended to return ?
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Oh ! Really sorry for the misunderstanding.
So what sort of evidence will I require to persuade them that I always intended to return ?
Normally its anything official to link you to being resident in the UK and keeping your life going there i,e returning to visit etc plus evidence your absence was temporary i.e temp job or a temp contract for schooling, return ticket home. Its up to you to convince SFE.

From what youve posted I get the impression you will be a challenge providing such evidence.
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Normally its anything official to link you to being resident in the UK and keeping your life going there i,e returning to visit etc plus evidence your absence was temporary i.e temp job or a temp contract for schooling, return ticket home. Its up to you to convince SFE.

From what youve posted I get the impression you will be a challenge providing such evidence.
To be honest I don't think it's worth the hassle as I not only have to convince SFE but for loans but also convince universities to consider me for home fees. My parents are able to afford the home fees so I'd rather just convince universities to consider me for home fees? How much easier would it be to convince them instead ?
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To be honest I don't think it's worth the hassle as I not only have to convince SFE but for loans but also convince universities to consider me for home fees. My parents are able to afford the home fees so I'd rather just convince universities to consider me for home fees? How much easier would it be to convince them instead ?
I believe its the same test applied by the uni as by sfe. Try but I dont think it will be any easier as they apply the same rules based on residency.
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