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If you are from one of the countries listed under the ‘differential evidence requirement’, you do not need to submit financial evidence or academic qualifications with your visa application. However, if the UKVI ask for these documents (outlined below), you must make sure you are able to provide them. If you cannot provide them, then your application will be refused. (In the link, go to the section called Eligibility Requirements for a Student' and then to 'Differential Evidence Requirement' to check if your country is listed here.)
You will need to submit your finance documents with your visa application, unless you have been in the UK with a valid immigration permission for at least the last 12 months and are applying inside the UK. If you are required to show finance
documents, you will be contacted for the finance documents after you have submitted your CAS request form.
If you are starting a new course, to be issued with your Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) you must prove you can read, write, speak and understand English Language by meeting the minimum Home Office requirements. Your CAS will show how you have met the English Language requirements. The English Language evidence listed on your CAS must be provided with your visa application.
Please see our pdf guides for completing your application forms for guidance on how to show this:
If you are applying to continue on the same course, you do not need to provide your English language qualification for your visa application. The CAS will show that the university has assessed your level of English.
If you are applying for your visa inside the UK and your most recent immigration permission has the condition to register with the police, you must provide an up-to-date police registration certificate with your Student visa application. Make sure your police registration certificate is up-to-date and shows your current address and current immigration status.
For more details, see
If you will be studying or researching
one of the subjects
at postgraduate level in the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) that includes science, engineering and technology, you must have a valid ATAS certificate. If you need an ATAS certificate you must get this before we can issue your CAS.
Check out the
requirements of ATAS and how to apply for it. Students from the EEA, EU, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea & USA do not require an ATAS.
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