What do I need to get my CAS?
If you are an overseas student, it is likely that you will need a Tier 4 (General Student) visa to come and study at Lancaster University. If this is the case, you may already be aware that you will need a “CAS” from Lancaster University (a “Confirmation of Acceptance for Study”).
If you are required to obtain a Tier 4 Student Visa for your studies, our Visa and Immigration Team will send you a CAS. The process for issuing a CAS cannot start until your offer is unconditional and we have received your passport details.
It is important to note that the earliest you can apply for your visa is three months before the start of your studies. Therefore, the Visa and Immigration Team will not begin issuing the CAS documents for October entry until around July if you are coming directly onto the academic course, or earlier if you are taking a pre-sessional English language programme first or if your course start date is earlier.
The CAS will be sent by email and will include the CAS reference number you need for your visa application, you do not need to contact us to request your CAS, we will send this to you as soon as it is ready. While waiting to receive your CAS, you can find full details of the student visa application process on the Gov.UK website at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration and you can also find more information about visas on our visas and immigration web pages.
Upload a copy of your passport
This should be valid for one month after your course start date and your details (full name, date of birth, nationality and country of birth) should match the details on your application. If any of the details are different, please contact us to change them. Please upload a copy of your passport to MyApplications and if you renew your passport at any time, please remember to upload a new copy.
h4>Tell us about any previous study in the UK
Before we issue a CAS, we need to know if you have previously studied in the UK, or if you are currently studying in the UK.
If you have studied in the UK previously, or you are currently studying in the UK:
Please upload a copy of any Tier 4 visas you have been issued. Please include any vignettes that are in your passport and any BRP cards (Biometric Residence Permit). If you have studied in the UK under a different visa (other than Tier 4), please let us know, and also provide us with a copy.