Please DO NOT submit this form if you cannot provide ALL of the information requested
Please note the following:
We cannot issue you with a CAS more than 5 months prior to your visa application.
You cannot apply for your visa until 3 months before the start date of your studies or the date you are returning to the UK (if applicable) .
Before you can start your CAS Request Form, you must download the CAS Data Confirmation Form and COMPLETE SECTION 1.
You must then FORWARD THIS FORM TO YOUR DEPARTMENT.
Ask your DEPARTMENT TO COMPLETE whichever part (1-7) of SECTION 2 best indicates the reason you are applying for a CAS.
Your department should also COMPLETE PART 8 OF SECTION 2 AND SIGN IT before returning it to you as a PDF file.
Once it has been signed and returned to you, please upload it and continue with your CAS Request Form.
Please DO NOT submit the CAS Request Form until you have received a signed copy of the CAS Data Confirmation Form from your department.
This is your family name as specified on your passport.
This is your given name(s) as specified on your passport.
Please provide your date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
This number begins '000' and is shown on your University campus card.
Please confirm your University email address (e.g. YOUR.NAME@durham.ac.uk). We will not correspond with personal email accounts. Please contact CIS if you do not have access to your Durham email account.
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM UNTIL YOU ARE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR DURHAM EMAIL ACCOUNT.
The Passport Number is normally found on the 'photo page' in your passport.
As specified on your passport
As specified on your Passport
Please upload a copy of the page(s) in your passport IN COLOUR which shows your photograph AND your signature.
Please note: In some passports your photograph may be on a different page to your signature.
Your passport must be valid for AT LEAST 6 months when you apply for your new visa. If your passport does not have at least 6 months remaining on the date you expect to apply for your visa, please apply for a new passport BEFORE you request a CAS.
Please ensure that documents are legible, in colour and uploaded as a PDF file
Please check with your department to see if you need ATAS permissions to continue your studies if you are not sure.
If you are changing programme AND/OR extending your current programme (and previously needed ATAS approval) then you will need a NEW ATAS certificate to continue your studies.
PLEASE NOTE: You will need a new ATAS certificate before you can apply for your visa. This may take several weeks to obtain
Check if you require ATAS permission
If you answered YES to the question above, please upload confirmation that you have applied for your ATAS certificate. A screenshot of your online ATAS application will be acceptable as evidence.
If you are eligible to apply for a visa from within the UK:
If you are unable to provide us with a copy of your ATAS certificate, please provide us with a screenshot of your ATAS approval request. If it shows that the expected decision date for ATAS approval will be before your current visa expires, we will still provide you with a CAS. However, your CAS WILL be withdrawn if you do not provide us with a copy of the original ATAS certificate when you receive it.
PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be able to apply for your new visa until you receive your ATAS certificate.
If you are NOT eligible to apply for a visa from within the UK:
If you submit this form without including evidence we will be unable to process your request for a new CAS and you will be required to complete a new form and provide this.
Information about applying for a Tier 4 visa
If you answered NO to the question above, please go to the next question
Please download this form and provide details of any CURRENT OR PREVIOUS study in the UK which is at degree level or above. Please complete it offline and upload a completed copy.
PLEASE SELECT THE REASON OR REASONS FOR REQUESTING A NEW CAS FROM THE LIST BELOW.
DO NOT select them all.
Please select the most applicable reason(s) for requesting a CAS.
Please contact us if you have any questions relating to your CAS application.
If you are interested in changing programme, please contact us regarding the implications for your visa.
This can include:
A new PhD submission dateA Thesis re-submissionMajor corrections
This section is only applicable if you are currently away from your studies for medical reasons.
This does not include short-term illnesses which meant that you were away from the University for less than 6 weeks.
In 500 characters or less, please explain why you need a Tier 4 (General) visa
It is not currently possible for students to study part-time at Durham University using a Tier 4 visa.
If you are planning to transfer to full-time study you will be required to leave the UK and apply for your new Tier 4 visa from your home country.
If your visa has been refused and you are currently in the UK, you will no longer be able to attend any university activities (including teaching events). Once you have applied for your new CAS you should contact the Student Immigration Service to request an appointment with an Immigration Advisor to discuss the implications of your refusal.
Please upload a copy of the letter you have received from the UKVI.
If you submit this form without including the COMPLETE refusal letter from UKVI, we will be unable to process your request for a new CAS and you will be required to complete a new form with the complete letter attached.
Please ensure that documents are legible, in colour and uploaded as a .pdf file
Please upload evidence which shows that you are now able to meet the Tier 4 requirements when you apply for your next visa (e.g. if your visa was refused because you did not show how you could meet the financial requirements please provide a copy of your bank statement which shows you are now able to meet the requirement).
If you submit this form without including evidence we will be unable to process your request for a new CAS and you will be required to complete a new form witht hte correct evidence attached.
We cannot issue you with a CAS more than 6 months prior to your visa application. Therefore, if you do not expect to apply for your visa within the next 6 months, please DO NOT request a CAS.
Please be aware, that you cannot apply for your new visa until 3 months before you are required to continue with your studies.
In 500 hundred characters or less please explain why you did not use your previous CAS.
Please note: If you have already had your viva, the University is not able to provide you with a CAS to apply for a visa to undertake minor corrections.
Please be aware that only PhD students and undergraduate students adding year of study abroad or work placement are eligible to apply for their visa inside the UK.
If you are applying from outside of the UK please state when you plan to apply for your visa.
If you are applying from outside of the UK please build in sufficient time to allow you to return to the UK to continue your studies.
Check visa processing times
If you are currently outside the UK you will need to specificy the date you wish to return.
Please be aware, if you have a date to return to your studies, you will not be allowed to re-enter the UK until 1 month before your date of return.
If you are currently inside the UK please ignore this question.
Information about who is allowed to 'switch' to Tier 4 in the UK
Check the UKVI Tier 4 visa requirements
If you answered YES to the question above, please provide a letter from your financial sponsor which confirms the value of the funds you will receive and that they approve your visa extension.
You must provide a letter (dated with 1 month of your CAS request) which clearly states that your sponsor is happy for you to continue with your studies and remain in the UK during the period of your new visa.
Your CAS will contain the following information and you will be required to provide evidence that you are able to meet these requirements when you apply for your visa:
If you have any queries relating to tuition or accommodation fees, please contact: email@example.com
Please confirm that when you apply for your new visa, you will be able to provide a bank statement showing that sufficient funds have been held in a bank account for at least 28 days to support your application.
The amount in the bank account will need to cover AT LEAST the tuition fees you will be charged for the next 12 months of study AND sufficient funds to cover living expences as specified by UKVI.
Details of all the Tier 4 requirements
Please tick to confirm that you understand you will receive an email confirming that you have submitted your CAS request form. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours of submitting the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have not received your CAS within 14 days of submitting this form, please email email@example.com
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