Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

In order to obtain your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), LSBU will assess whether you meet visa immigration regulations

In order to apply for a Student visa you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from LSBU.

This is a virtual document generated by the Home Office. It contains information about you and your course of study. You will need your CAS number - a unique reference number - to make an application for entry clearance or leave to remain as a sponsored student.

Please ensure that you read the Sponsorship and the issuing of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) Policy (PDF File 324 KB) which outlines LSBU’s position on the issuing of CAS to students.

If you are new to LSBU or starting a new course with us (having completed a course with us) then you will need to complete the following steps before we can start the process of issuing you with a CAS.

  1. Accept an unconditional offer from the University
  2. Pay a non-refundable deposit of £3500 *** some exceptions apply***
  3. Start the Pre-CAS process

You can find further guidance about the first two steps in your offer letter.

Key dates

Overseas applicants can request a CAS up to 3 months in advance.

Applicants applying from overseas with standard service

Applicants applying from inside the UK

Please note that the dates above are subject to change.

Once the deposit has been paid and confirmed you will receive an email outlining the pre-CAS process. It is important that you complete these steps as early as possible to ensure that you can complete our pre-CAS process.

If you have any questions about your CAS request, email cas@lsbu.ac.uk.

Pre-CAS process

The pre-CAS process is for new applicants to LSBU and students at LSBU who wish to start a new course after successfully completing one with us. The process enables us to check you meet the requirements for a Studenr visa in order to reduce the likelihood of a visa refusalt

Step 1

Pay the deposit

Step 2

Prepare your documents

Document checklist (PDF File 290 KB) *if you are from a differentiation nationality, you will not have to provide financial documents or qualifications, see link here under ST.22.1 b*

You will be sent a link to register on our Pre-CAS platform to upload your Immigration History and required documents.

The documents will be assessed by a member of the International Office team. If necessary, we may contact you to request further documentation if we do not think it meets the visa application requirements.

Step 3

Interview

Overseas - interview via Skype. You need a computer with a microphone and webcam which has Skype installed. If you are unable to use Skype for any reason, email us on cas@lsbu.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 7815 6189.

You will also be expected to send your supporting documents to cas@lsbu.ac.uk either before or after the call.

In the UK - you will be expected to attend an appointment in-person at LSBU as we will need to see originals of all of your supporting documents.

Please email the CAS Team on cas@lsbu.ac.uk with the date and time (GMT) you would like to have your pre-CAS Credibility and English Interview, along with your Skype ID, and we will book it for you.

Read our guidelines on Credibility interviews (PDF File 363 KB).

Step 4

CAS Panel - decision

All the pre-CAS information will be reviewed at a CAS Panel. We will re-check all your supporting documents and review the answers to your Interview (if applicable). We may request further documentation or conduct a second interview before a decision has been made.

If you are successful, your CAS will be assigned and sent via email. The CAS can be used to apply for a Student visa to study at LSBU.

If you do not meet the Student Sponsor visa financial requirements, demonstrate you are a genuine and credible student and meet other visa immigration regulations, LSBU holds the right not to assign a CAS.

The International Office is available to help and support you through the pre-CAS process. If you have any questions, please email cas@lsbu.ac.uk

Continuing students

If you need a CAS to extend your visa please contact the International Student Advice Team at international.advice@lsbu.ac.uk

Please allow plenty of time for it to be issued as each request for a CAS is assessed on a case by case basis. You will need to book an appointment with an International Student Adviser so that they can check your supporting documents meet all the requirements.

*You can find further guidance about these two steps in your offer letter.*

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