The CAS process

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Requesting a CAS statement and applying for a student visa

A Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) statement is an electronic document used during a Tier 4 visa application, and you need this to apply for a student visa.

We will write to you around 3 months before your programme starts to ask you to formally request a CAS from us.

 

 

Important dates relating to the CAS process

Start date of your programme
The earliest date a CAS can be issued
Deadline for a CAS to be issued
The earliest date you could travel to the UK
Important information
17 June 2019 (12-week pre-sessional programme) 17 March 2019 10 June 2019 17 May 2019 Make sure you submit your request in good time as requests made on the deadline date cannot always be processed.
8 July 2019 8 April 2019 26 June 2019 8 June 2019 Make sure you submit your request in good time as requests made on the deadline date cannot always be processed.
5 August 2019 5 May 2019 24 July 2019 5 July 2019 Make sure you submit your request in good time as requests made on the deadline date cannot always be processed.
23 September 2019 26 June 2019 If you are overseas, 13 September 2019 and inside the UK 20 September 2019 23 August 2019 If you are eligible to apply for a visa inside the UK then you will need to do that through our team (a CAS won't be provided to you directly in this situation but the team will help you make your application).

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