A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement is an electronic document used during a Tier 4 (General) visa application; you cannot apply for a Tier 4 (General) visa without this.
When will I receive my CAS?
We cannot confirm the exact date you will receive your CAS. It will be emailed to you once:
you have met all conditions of your offer (including payment of the international deposit)
(if applicable) we have reviewed the financial and supporting documents that you will be submitting with your visa application.
We will usually only request and review financial documents from students who are required by UKVI to submit evidence of their finances at the point they apply for their Tier 4 (General) visa. You do not need to send financial documents to us unless we request them from you.
If you are classified by UKVI as a ‘low-risk’ national, you are not usually required to provide bank statements at the point you apply for your visa, although you do still need to meet the financial requirements. See our section on Tier 4 financial requirements for more information.
We aim to issue CAS within 48 hours of all checks being undertaken.
I need a CAS to extend my visa
If you need a CAS to extend your visa to complete a course of study that you have already started with us, you will need to email us to send you a CAS request form. For more information, go to Extending your Tier 4 (General) visa.
Please see the university’s Tier 4 sponsorship and CAS issuing policy.