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Applying for a Student Visa in the UK

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Supporting documents (document checklist)

Remember all documents should be the originals, and if not in English, you must also include a certified English translation.


Applies to

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Insert your CAS number on your visa application.

All applicants

Passport/travel document

Your current (valid) passport/travel document and any previous (expired) documents

All applicants

Bank statement, sponsor letter or loan letter

Must be original documents in the correct Home Office format and held an account approved by the Home Office.

If submitting parents/legal guardians bank statements you must also submit your original birth certificate/adoption certificate/court document and letter of consent from parents/legal guardian.

Remember the funds you need to show must have been held for 28 day consecutive days.

All applicants - EXCEPT

‘Low risk nationals’ (unless requested). See paragraph ST 22.1 for list of ‘Low Risk Nationals’

Complete online visa application form

Download and save a copy of your completed visa application form for your records.

All applicants

Academic transcripts/certificates

Submit your original qualifications stated on your CAS, including your Secure English Language Test (SELT) if this applies to you.

All applicants - EXCEPT

‘Low risk nationals’ (unless requested). See here for list of ‘Low Risk Nationals’

Translated documents

If any of your documents (including bank statements) are not in English, you must submit official translations

All applicants

ATAS certificate

You must have an ATAS certificate before you apply for your visa.  Print and submit a copy of your ATAS certificate.

All applicants who require it – see here.

Proof of parental/legal guardian consent

A written letter from your parents/legal guardian giving their consent for you to travel and live independently in the UK.

All applicants who are under 18 years of age

Useful resources

UK Council for International Student Affairs website

Home Office website

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