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The UKVI have different requirements for what evidence needs to be submitted for finance and previous study for 'low-risk' nationals. This applies to you if you are applying for your visa using a passport from one of the following countries:
Australia • Bahrain • Barbados • Botswana • Brazil • British National (Overseas) • Brunei • Cambodia • Canada • Chile • China • The Dominican Republic • Hong Kong • Indonesia • Japan • Kazakhstan • Kuwait • Macau SAR • Malaysia • Mauritius • Mexico • New Zealand • Oman • Peru • Qatar • Serbia • Singapore • South Korea • Taiwan (if your passport includes your identification card number) • Thailand • Tunisia • United Arab Emirates • United States of America
These document are the main reason that student’s visas are refused as the UKVI have extremely strict requirements.
If you are NOT a low-risk national, then we will need to see your finance documents before we issue you with a CAS. You will be contacted for these after you have submitted your CAS request form.
If you are a low-risk national, then we will not need to see your finance documents before issuing your CAS, however, the UKVI will contact some low-risk nationals and ask for their documents before deciding their visa. If you are one of those who
are asked then contact us immediately. If you cannot provide them in the time the UKVI give you to send them, then your application will be refused.
If you are a low-risk national and you are applying outside the UK then you do not need to submit evidence of any previous study with your visa application, however, the UKVI will contact some low-risk students and ask for evidence of any
qualifications that are on their CAS before deciding their visa. If you are one of those who are asked then contact us immediately. If you do not provide them in the time the UKVI gives you to send them, then your application will be refused.
You do not need to send any evidence of previous studies.
To get your academic offer for your course you will have needed to evidence your English language level. In addition to this there are visa requirements to evidence your English language. This evidence is also in addition to the evidence of
previous study above and needs to be checked by all students.
If you are applying from outside the UK you will need your current passport and any old passports if they have a UK visa in them and you are asked for them.
If you are applying from inside the UK you will need your current passport and your previous passport if it has your current visa in it. You will also need your current Biometrics Residence Permit (BRP visa ID card) if you have one.
If you are applying from outside
when you get your visa, and your UKVI letter confirming your visa details, check them to see if there is a requirement to register with the police. If there is you will need to do this within 7 days of arriving in the UK.
If you are applying in the UK and you needed to register with the police you will need to send an up-to-date registration certificate with your visa application.
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