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Applying for a Student route visa inside the UK

Last updated: 27 October 2023

STEP 1: Request a CAS

If you are applying for a new course of study at the University, you will have been instructed to request a CAS as part of the admissions process. For further information please visit our page about requesting a CAS.

Please note: Your CAS, once generated, will be retained by the university’s International Student Services Team, ready for use at your one-to-one appointment.

STEP 2: Prepare your supporting documents

The supporting documents required will vary according to your precise circumstances. For further information, including a list of documents ordinarily required, please see the relevant section of our FAQs using the link below.

STEP 3: Attend one-to-one appointment with the International Student Services Team

Once your CAS request and any related documents (passport scan, visas scans, financial document scan) have been received, a member of the Team will contact you to schedule a one-to-one Microsoft Teams appointment for submission of your visa application. At this appointment, a member of the team will:

STEP 4: Attend your biometric appointment at a UKVCAS service point (if required)

If you have not been able to use the integrated “UK Immigration: ID Check” app, you will need to attend a UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) service point to register your biometric information (fingerprints and iris scan). Appointments are normally chargeable (prices start from £132), but most service points also offer a limited number of free appointments. The nearest service point to the University is in Gloucester Main Library, postcode GL1 1HT.

STEP 5: Receive decision from UKVI

If your application is successful, you will be notified by email and your BRP sent to you via secure delivery.

Unsuccessful applications are rare, but in the event your application is refused, you will receive an email explaining the reasons for refusal and outlining any rights of appeal.

Need more help?

If you have further questions about applying for a Student visa inside the UK, you may find they are covered in the relevant FAQs. View them using the link below.

For anything else, please email

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