Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an electronic number that you will access from your College Student e-Service record to include on your student visa application. This number will enable the UK Visas and Immigration caseworker to access information that the College has placed on a secure database about you and the course you will study at Imperial College London.

New Students

You do not need to request a CAS. You will be provided with your CAS number when your offer becomes unconditional and you have uploaded a copy of the passport you intend to use with your visa application to Student e-Service. The CAS is created by your Registry Admissions team and the majority will be generated from June/July onwards (please note, it is not possible to start applying for your visa more than 3 months in advance of your course start date).

Once your CAS has been issued, we will send you an email notification informing you that you can view your CAS number in your Student e-Service record, as well as details of any documents that you will need to present with your student visa application. You will not be sent a CAS letter in hard copy as this is not required for the visa application. 

The information contained in the CAS is the same as the information about you and your course that is held in your Student e-Service record, so you may need to refer to Student e-Service in order to answer some of the questions on your Tier 4 student visa application.

Important: It is your responsibility to review your information in Student e-Service to ensure that all details are correct. If you identify an error in your details or you have any questions about the information, please contact the appropriate Registry Admissions team so that corrections can be made.

If you pay any of your tuition fees in advance of applying for your student visa, it is essential that your CAS is updated to reflect the payment. Please email international@imperial.ac.uk with your CID number and evidence of the payment to ensure the CAS is updated correctly.

Scholarship Holders

If you are in receipt of an Imperial College scholarship, you will need a letter confirming this. Please request this letter from either the Student Financial Support Team in the Registry or from your department.

Student e-Service information

Personal Details tab

Course Information tab

Make sure you have uploaded copies of your passport and current visa (if you have one) to your Student e-Service.

Check the details on this screen - in particular the course title, qualification aim, the start/finish date and the campus location.

Check that your name appears as it is on your passport (including all middle names). Please note that if you change your name on the Student e-Service to match the name on your passport, this will be the name under which you are registered with the College and in which any certificate (e.g. graduation) will be issued.

Please note that all international students should be full time.

Check that all other personal details are correct (e.g. date of birth, nationality, passport number).

For PhD students your planned end date will be the final submission date of your thesis (normally 4 years after your course start date). You can find this by clicking on "Research" in the Course Information section of Student e-Service. Please remember this when completing your visa application form.

Tuition Fees

Check your tuition fee invoice to make sure the figure quoted is correct (if you do not have an invoice you will need to request a copy from the Student Hub). If you pay any of your tuition fees in advance of applying for your student visa, it is essential that your CAS is updated to reflect the payment. Please email international@imperial.ac.uk with your CID number and evidence of the payment to ensure the CAS is updated correctly.