Section 1: Purpose and Contents of this page:
This page has been created to give guidance for Warwick offer holders and current Warwick students regarding their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
Please ensure you have carefully read the guidance provided for your situation BEFORE you contact Student Immigration.
Section 2: What is a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
Section 3: Who needs a CAS and when is it issued
Section 4: Who will issue your CAS
Section 5: If you have had a visa refusal
Section 6: What is the deadline for the university to issue a CAS
Section 7: What does the 'latest arrival date' on my CAS mean
Section 8: FAQs
Section 9: If you have further queries and useful links
Section 2: What is a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS):
A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies number, otherwise known as a CAS, is an electronic record that the the UKVI requires the University to produce for each applicant we are sponsoring under the Student Route of the Immigration Rules.
You cannot make a Student Visa applciation without a valid, unused CAS.
The CAS confirms the following details:
your CAS number
the start and end date of your course
our Sponsor Licence Number
our Sponsor Licence Address (our registered address)
the address of your primary site of study
The qualifications we have used to assess your eligibility for a place on your course
confirmation that your course represents academic progress if you have already studied in the UK
confirmation of your English language ability
the fees for your course
The fees you have already paid
your name as it appears on your passport
your passport number
your scholarship information (if applicable)
Once assigned with the UKVI, a student will be emailed their CAS number, along with the details used to obtain the CAS.
Once you have your CAS, assuming you meet the other requirements of the Student Route, you can submit your applciation.
Section 3: Who needs a CAS and when is it issued:
All students at Warwick MUST have the right to study already for their course at WarwickLink opens in a new window.
The University can sponsor any student that does not already have the right to study for their courseLink opens in a new window, if their course is a full time, residential course, and the total length of that course is more than 6 months.
If an eligible student requires sponsorship, the University will issue a CAS.
The University will issue a CAS in the following circumstances:
For any student who has an unconditional offer for a residential course of study that is more than 6 months longLink opens in a new window, but does not already have the right to study for that course.
For any student who has started their course overseas at a partner university, and now requires a UK student visa to continue their studies at Warwick.
For any student who is required to make a new student visa application due to a course transferLink opens in a new window.
For any student who is required to make a new student visa applciation due to academic extension.Link opens in a new window
For any student who is required to make a new student visa application due to returning from a period of temporary withdrawal.Link opens in a new window.
For any student who is required to make a new student visa application due to returning from a period of resit without residence.Link opens in a new window
For any student who is required to make a new Student Visa application due to switching from another immigration categoryLink opens in a new window.
Section 4: Who will issue your CAS:
If you are a new Student who has an unconditional offer but has not yet enrolled on your course at Warwick:
Between 3 to 4 months before your course start date, your admissions team will send you your "your details" email.
This email will confirm the details the university has for you, which we will use to create your CAS.
Please read this email carefully and check for any errors.
Follow the instructions in the email on how to confirm the details, or, if there are error(s), how to advise your admissions team of the error(s).
The email will also advise you how to confirm that you require a CAS.
Your admissions team cannot assign a CAS until you have confirmed the details are correct
Once you have responded to the 'your details' email, your CAS request will be processed and you would normally receive your CAS within 10 working days.
The university academic year runs 01 August to 31 July.
The UG and PG visa teams will normally only begin to process any CAS requests from 01 August, even if you have confimed your details before this date.
This could mean your CAS takes longer than 10 working days to issue from the date you have confirmed your details.
Any queries regarding your CAS issuence MUST be made to ther relevant admissions teams.
Please see the FAQs and contact details of the various admissions teams below:
UG Admissions - after you have appliedLink opens in a new window
UG Admissions - FAQsLink opens in a new window
PG Admissions - after you have appliedLink opens in a new window
PG Admissions - FAQsLink opens in a new window
PG Admissions - CAS FAQsLink opens in a new window
IFP Admissions - offer holdersLink opens in a new window
IFP Admissions - contact usLink opens in a new window
Study Abroad Admissions - FAQsLink opens in a new window
Study Abroad Admissions - contact usLink opens in a new window
If you are a current student who needs to make a student visa application to retain or gain the right to study for your course at Warwick:
Your CAS will be assigned by the Student Immigration Team, on receipt of a valid CAS Request submission.
A CAS request received by Student Immigration will usually be processed within 5 working days of the request submission.
Student Immigration occasionally requires further information from a Student, their Department, Student Finance or Student Records, in order to process the CAS request.
In these situations, the request can take an additional 5-10 working days to process.
To avoid such delays, all students who require a CAS should contact their Department / Student Records / Student Finance and make sure that their Student Records are up to date BEFORE they submit their CAS Request to Student Immigration.
To submit your CAS request, please click on the the relevant link below:
Student Immigration - CAS request for current students for a student visa application made outside of the UKLink opens in a new window
Student Immigration - CAS request for current students for a student visa application made in the UKLink opens in a new window
If you have submitted your CAS request to Student Immigration and would like to contact us about your CAS request, please click on the following link and submit the online form - please do not submit a duplicate query within 5 working days:
Student Immigration - contact usLink opens in a new window
Section 5: If you have had a visa refusal:
If you have received a refusal for a Warwick sponsored student visa application:
Please read the guidance on the following link:
Warwick | Student Immigration | Student Visa | Student Visa Rejections and RefusalsLink opens in a new window
You must notify your department and notify Student Immigration of your refusal.
To notify Student Immigration, please click on the following link, complete the online form, attach your UKVI Refusal Notice, and submit:
Warwick | Student Immigration | Student Visa | Student Visa Rejections and Refusals | Student Visa refusal notification and new CAS request formLink opens in a new window
Once student immigration have received your refusal notification submission, an Adviser will check your UKVI Refusal notice to see the reason for refusal.
They will respond via email to advise you if the refusal will allow you to make a new application, and provide you with advice on how to make a new successful application.
If your refusal allows for a new application, and, if you have enough time to make a new application - see Section 6 below, student immigration will notify your admissions team to issue a new CAS, or, if the CAS was issued for a continuing student, student immigration will issue your new CAS.
Student immigration CANNOT issue a CAS where the student will not have a chance of making a successful application AND travel to the UK in time for their CAS latest arrival date - see Section 7 below.
Section 6: What is the deadline for the university to issue a CAS:
The deadline for the university to issue a CAS is dependant on if you are making your application within the UK or from outside of the UK.
If you are applying from outside of the UK:
The university will not issue a CAS if you do not have enough time to make a successful application AND travel to the UK by your CAS Latest Arrival Date.
To determine this, we start with your CAS Latest Arrival Date, and count backwards, based on your application type:
If you are making a standard visa application: 4 weeks + 2 days traveling.
If you are making a priority visa application: 2 weeks + 2 days traveling.
If you are making a super priority visa application: 5 working days + 2 days traveling.
* See a list of visa application centres managed by VFS Global and a list of visa application centres managed by TSL which offers Priority Service or Super Priority Service.
If you are applying from within the UK:
Most student's should have already requested their CASs well in advance of the Course Start Date.
If you have requested a CAS after your course start date, but before your online enrolment deadline, your admissions team will contact student immigration to advise of this.
Student immigration will then request that the student book a 15 minute Help Desk appointment with an adviser.
In this request, the adviser will check your evidence to confirm that you are able to make a successful application submission.
if the adviser is satisfied, they will instruct your admissions team to issue a CAS.
Section 7: What does the 'latest arrival date' on my CAS mean:
The 'Latest Start Date' on a CAS indicates the last day you need to physically arrive in the UK and upload a scanned copy of evidence of travel (for example, a UK immigration entry stamp, if you applied for your visa overseas).
This means you must have completed:
- The Course Registration (Enrolment) - see the central Arrival page for deadline to enrol.
- Uploaded evidence of your immigration documents to meet the Right to Study Check requirement (including proof of entry to the UK)
- Physically arrived in the UK by your CAS Latest Arrival Date.
If you fail to provide all the required immigration documents to be fully enrolled, including if you fail to arrive in the UK by this 'latest start date', you will be temporarily withdrawn from the course under University regulation 36.4 and the University will need to stop sponsoring your visa.
Please refer to the 'Temporary withdrawal' section of our website for further information.
Section 8: FAQs:
Please click on the following link to see our CAS FAQs:
Warwick | Student Immigration | Student Visa | CAS Frequently asked questions
Section 9: If you have further queries and useful links:
If, after reading the guidance above, and you are still unsure of what you should do next, please contact Student Immigration to discuss your situation via the following methods:
- Online Contact form
- Book a Help Desk Appointment
Please click on the following links for more information
University of Warwick:
- Warwick | Student Immigration | I am a Student | Visa Portal | Right to Study / Visa that allow study at Warwick
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Do you have a confirmation of acceptance for studies CAS number? ›
What is a CAS? CAS stands for 'Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies'. The CAS is an electronic record that the University produces for the Home Office and it is required for your Student visa application.Where can I get confirmation acceptance for studies? ›
A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter is an electronic document issued by the university in support of your application for a student visa. The CAS letter is typically issued after you have accepted an offer and paid the required deposit to secure your place.How long does it take for CAS to be issued? ›
How long will applying for a CAS number take? The University and UKVI process thousands of student cases each month, so it can be 10 working days between when you confirm your CAS Application Information and when we email you with your CAS number.What is the process after getting CAS letter? ›
Step 6: Receive your CAS statement
We will send you a CAS Statement email, which will contain your CAS number and other information you will need to include with your online visa application. Once you receive your CAS statement, you can make your Student visa application.
It is unlikely that we will issue a new CAS if we believe a further application will also be refused. If your visa has been refused because of credibility, we usually recommend that you submit an administrative review to get the decision overturned rather than issuing you with a new CAS to make a fresh application.Does CAS letter guarantee UK visa? ›
Getting a CAS number does not guarantee visa issuance. The university reserves the right to not issue a CAS if there is not adequate time left for the processing of the CAS letter. The CAS letter may not be issued if the student cannot furnish proof of sufficient funds.What does CAS confirm to UKVI? ›
Your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies ( CAS )
Once they've offered you a place on the course, your education provider will send you a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies. You must enter this reference number on your visa application.
- Download and complete a CAS Request Form, ensuring you complete all required fields.
- Sign and date the Declaration (Section F) – signature may be written, typed or digitally signed.
A pre-CAS interview is an interview we conduct to help every student who is willing to apply for a UK study visa or preparing for a UKVI interview, to reduce your chances of visa refusal. Interviews will be conducted on video or telephonic.How long does it take to get visa after CAS letter? ›
Once you agree to the offer of the university, the institutions will verify the required documents and provide you a CAS letter via email. Most universities usually take up to 10 days to send the CAS Number after confirming the details in the statement.
Why is my CAS delay? ›
Some reasons which can cause a delay in the issue of your CAS letter are: Not enough time left to apply for the Tier 4 visa. You are not able to arrive at the university before the start of the course. The applicant is already enrolled in a part-time course.When did you receive your CAS? ›
Your CAS will be sent to you after you have accepted your offer and met all of the conditions, and no earlier than six months before the start of your course. We usually aim to send your CAS as soon as we can.Is there any interview for CAS letter? ›
You must pass the pre-CAS credibility interview in order to be issued with a CAS. You will be given two chances to pass the interview for each intake. If you fail the interview for a particular intake you will be asked to join the next available intake.How do I know if my UK visa is approved 2022? ›
You'll be given either: a sticker (called a vignette) that goes in your passport - if you gave your biometric information at a visa application centre. access to view your immigration status information online - if you used the smartphone app to prove your identity.Is Cas an offer letter? ›
What is a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)? A CAS letter is an electronic document issued by the university in support of your application for a UK student visa. It is issued after you have accepted an offer and paid the deposit to secure your place in a course.How do I know if my UK student visa is approved? ›
You will receive a communication from UK Visas and Immigration regarding whether your visa has been approved or denied, typically in the form of a letter, a text message, and/or email. If you are outside of the UK, you will receive a sticker (called a “vignette”) that allows you to travel to the UK.Is CAS deposit refundable? ›
Your CAS deposit will only be refunded if your visa is refused, or there are other very exceptional reasons why you cannot take up your place.What is the success rate of UK student visa? ›
UK sponsored study visa grant rate is overall 98% for all nationals applied from outside the UK for entry clearance in 2022 – top countries that were granted most visas for UK.Is CAS enough for UK student visa? ›
You need enough money to pay for your course for 1 academic year (up to 9 months). The amount you need to pay will be on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies ( CAS ). If you've been in the UK with a valid visa for at least 12 months, you do not need to prove you have this money for your visa application.How long is UK CAS valid? ›
These visas are valid for 2, 5 or 10 years. However, note that you are only allowed to stay a maximum of 6 months during any given year.
How long does CAS letter take UK? ›
It typically takes up to 15 working days to issue your CAS once we have received all required information from you (either your pre-CAS check if you are a new applicant, or your CAS request if you are an existing student). Please note that at peak times the CAS processing team are very busy and there may be delays.Is credibility interview and CAS are same? ›
The credibility interview is an integral part of the university's decision to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) letter, which you will need to apply for a visa.How long does it take for UKVI to make a decision? ›
You should usually get a decision on your visa within 8 weeks once you've applied online and either attended your appointment at a visa service centre or submitted your documents using the ID Check app to switch to a Graduate visa.How long does UKVI take to process a student visa? ›
Study in the UK
You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or use the ID Check app, if you are applying for a: Student visa. Child Student visa.
You must pay the CAS deposit so that an electronic Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) can be issued. A CAS is an essential document for students applying for a visa under the Student route.Is TB test required for CAS letter? ›
Prior to being issued with a CAS, we will request a copy of the TB certificate, if required. Your TB certificate must be valid at the time of your visa application.Do people fail pre-CAS interview? ›
If a Pre-Cas interview is not successful, a student can be denied CAS regardless that they have paid the stipulated deposit and would be unable to go further and process their UK Student Visa.How long is a CAS interview? ›
A Pre-CAS interview will be held electronically and take approximately 30 minutes to complete.How many CAS interviews are there? ›
There is a minimum of three scheduled CAS interviews during a student's DP. Ideally, the first interview is scheduled during the very early stages of the DP.How do I check my CAS status? ›
When your draft CAS is ready, you will receive an email asking you to check and confirm that the details on your draft CAS are correct. Log into OSIS. Go to the Your Visa page on OSIS. Click View draft CAS against your CAS request record.
What happens if CAS is rejected? ›
The most common reason for refusal is submission of incorrect financial documents. If an application is refused on financial grounds we will need to see new financial documents before a new CAS number can be issued. Most students who re-apply with a second CAS with the correct documents are successful.Can university Update CAS? ›
Once your payment shows in our University accounting system, we will be able to update your CAS to show the additional payments and an updated CAS Statement will be re-issued to you.WHO issued CAS letter? ›
CAS is an electronic document issued to you by the college or university that you have chosen to study at. Your CAS will be valid for student visa application for six months from the date of issue.How long will it take to get a CAS letter after deposit? ›
The earliest you can receive your CAS is 3 months before the start of your course, as long as all the other conditions have been met. Once you've accepted your unconditional firm offer, it will take a minimum of 3 working days to issue the CAS.Why is a confirmation of acceptance for studies CAS letter important? ›
A CAS number is required due to the norms set up by UK immigration which need the university to sponsor the student's application for a student visa. This number confirms the student's acceptance of the unconditional offer made by the university.What is a confirmation of study letter? ›
A 'Confirmation of Studies' letter is proof of your attendance and studies at the University and can only be obtained if you are currently a registered student. It will provide details of your: Name. Student ID number.How do I know if I have CAS? ›
You will receive your CAS Statement by email. There is no hard copy document. You do not need to submit your CAS Statement when applying for your visa but you will need to use the details to complete the application form. Your CAS Statement contains links to other important information which you are advised to read.What happens if you fail the CAS interview? ›
You must pass the pre-CAS credibility interview in order to be issued with a CAS. You will be given two chances to pass the interview for each intake. If you fail the interview for a particular intake you will be asked to join the next available intake.What are the reasons for CAS rejection? ›
The Visa application form is the main document and it is important that all information be entered correctly. Quite a few applications are refused when the applicants entered information incorrectly, this can range from Passport numbers, Date of birth or even recording CAS information on the form.What can be used as proof of study? ›
In the U.S., often "transcript" is the document shows the courses you've taken and the grades you received, whether or not you obtained a degree. If you completed even a single course (in the U.S.) the university/college can send "official transcripts" to other institutions to prove what you've done.
Is study permit and letter of acceptance same? ›
It is important to note that a Letter of Acceptance from a DLI is not a guarantee that the study permit application will be approved. It is at the discretion of IRCC to approve an application for a study permit.What should a letter of confirmation include? ›
- Include a letter header. ...
- Start with your explanation. ...
- Add detailed information about the confirmation. ...
- Highlight anything you might have attached. ...
- End with a supportive statement.
Points to help you avoid a visa refusal
A CAS is only valid for six months from the date it is issued.