Request a CAS statement

for continuing students

a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies statement is how LSE tells the Home Office that we're going to sponsor you

Please be sure to make sure that you read all of the information on this page before requesting a CAS for continuing students. CASs are only available to certain students at certain times of year. 

  • Please do not use this page is you have been a made an offer for a new programme of study at LSE. The relevant admissions team will automatically issue you a CAS for this programme when you have met the requirements.

Who can request a CAS for continuing students?

This process is for:

  • unregistered LSE students returning to the School to undertake assessments in Summer Term 2019
  • currently registered LSE students who need to extend their existing student visa and require a CAS
  • LSE students currently on interruption and expected to return to the LSE to resume their studies or take assessments
  • incoming LSE students on double/dual degree programmes who will to join the LSE for the second year of their programme and require a CAS
  • currently registered LSE PhD students who need a CAS to apply for the Doctoral Extension Scheme

Double and Dual Degree Programmes

If you are coming to LSE for the second year of a double or dual degree then you should use this process to request your CAS. 

You need to use this process because you are considered to be continuing your programme having already been registered in the first year. Please bear in mind though that you will need to register as a new student because this is the first time that you have studied in the UK on your programme.

When to request your CAS and when to apply for your visa

(updated May 2019)

The following students can request a CAS statement at any time:

  • Currently registered LSE undergraduate students who are not undertaking repeat teaching in the 2018/9 academic year and require a CAS to extend their student visa.
  • Currently registered LSE MPhil / PhD students who need a CAS to extend their student visa
  • Currently registered LSE PhD students who require a CAS to apply for the Doctoral Extension Scheme

The following students can ONLY request a CAS statement on or after Tuesday 5 February 2019:

  • Unregistered LSE students who are returning to undertake assessments in Summer Term 2019

The following students can ONLY request a CAS statement from 15 July 2019:

  • Taught LSE students who are expected to return in Michaelmas Term 2019 after an Interruption of Studies
  • Incoming LSE students on double/dual degree programmes who will join LSE for the second year of their programme in the 2019/20 academic year
  • Currently registered LSE undergraduate students who undertook repeat teaching in 2018/19

When to make your application to the UKVI (Home Office):

Your CAS number is valid for six months from the date of issue

If you are eligible to apply to extend your Tier 4 visa from within the UK you can submit your application at any time before the expiry date of your current visa

If you are applying from outside the UK you can submit your application up to three months before the sponsorship start date shown on your CAS.

How to apply for your CAS for continuing students

Continuing students can use the form below to request a new CAS. 

Please have your passport and current visa with when completing this form. It is your responsibility to fill in this form using correct information. If you submit incorrect information to us, we will send it to the Home Office and if your application does not match, your Tier 4 application could be refused.

Please complete all of the mandatory fields.

Please make sure you double check all of the information before submitting your request. 

For further advice on the type of documentation to submit with your application please contact the International Student Visa Advice Team

 

Request a CAS for continuing students

Request a CAS for continuing students

Applicants and Offer Holders should not use this form

  • Your Details
  • Your Name
  • Are you in receipt of an LSE scholarship of LSE financial award for the academic year you are requesting this CAS for?
  • Your Programme
  • Is your programme of study a double/dual degree programme?
  • Is your programme at doctoral research level?
  • If you answered Yes to the previous question, please indicate which of the following immigration permits you intend to apply

 

What happens next?

  • Providing your request has been made within the correct time period, your CAS statement will be emailed to you within two weeks of submission.
  • Current students can contact 020 7955 7130 if they have any questions about the status of their request.
  • For further advice on applying for a Tier 4 visa please contact the International Student Visa Advice Team

 

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