Reusing the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies in a new application

The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies which you use in your application for a Student Visa must not have been used previously in a similar application which was either granted or refused.

Example

Monica has been issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and applied for a Student Visa relying on this CAS. Her application has been refused because she did not meet the financial requirement, as she did not show she has sufficient funds. Monica is now able to provide evidence of funds and decides to submit a new application for a Student Visa. She uses the same CAS. Her application will be refused again, because she cannot use the same CAS where a previous application in which the CAS has been used has been decided (either granted or refused).

However, you can use again the same Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies if the previous application was neither granted nor refused, but rejected as invalid, made void or withdrawn before a decision was made.

Example

Luis has been issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and applied for a Student Visa relying on this CAS. His application has not been granted or refused, because before being decided, Luis withdrew it. Luis can use the same CAS in a new application for a Student Visa.

Daniel has been issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and applied for a Student Visa relying on this CAS. He did not provide his biometrics. His application is invalid, and cannot be considered and decided (it cannot be granted or refused, because it is as it has never been submitted). Daniel can use the same CAS in a new application for a Student Visa.

If you want to apply for a Student Visa and need specialist advice, feel free to contact me. Please note that I am an accredited immigration adviser, not an employee of the UK Visas and Immigration. I charge fees for the advice provided.