Visa refusals

The majority of visa applications are successful, but occasionally there are times when a visa application is refused.

If your visa application is refused, you must let the University know immediately, so that we can give you further advice on what to do next. You should scan a copy of your visa refusal to the Tier 4 Compliance Team here at the University.

IMPORTANT: If you get a visa refusal, do not attempt to reapply for a new visa with using the same Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). This is because you can only use a CAS number once. If you submit another Tier 4 application with the same CAS number, that application will be refused. If you want to reapply for a visa then contact the University first, so we can offer advice.

Visa refusal outside of the UK

If your visa is refused outside of the UK, you will be sent a letter explaining why the Entry Clearance Officer has refused your visa.

The letter will also detail if and how you can submit an administrative review. There is a strict time limit in which to submit an administrative review.

Visa refusal from within the UK

If your visa has been refused from an application made in the UK, you will be sent a decision letter with your application which will explain why your visa has been refused and whether you have the right to request an administrative review.

Please contact the International Student Support team to see an adviser. You should ensure that you see an adviser as soon as you possibly can after the refusal as there is a strict time limit in which to submit an administrative review.