CAS stands for Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies. New UK immigration rules require the College to sponsor your application for a student visa (note that this is not the same as financial sponsorship). This involves the College confirming to the UK Border Agency (UKBA) that we have made you an unconditional offer of a study place at DAL, and that you have accepted this. The UKBA will then issue a CAS number for you. They will send this to the College and we will let you know what this is.
Why do I need a CAS number? You will need a CAS number to apply for a visa to allow you to study in the UK.
When will the College apply for my CAS number? The College will only apply for your CAS number 1) when it is less than six months until your course is due to start, 2) when you have accepted an unconditional offer of a study place at the College and 3) when you have paid any fee we have requested (for undergraduate & postgraduate taught applicants only).
Do I have to pay a fee deposit before the College applies for my CAS number? If you have applied for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course and we have asked you to pay a fee deposit, we will only be able to apply for your CAS number when you have paid your fee deposit.
When you have accepted an unconditional offer to study at DAL, we will send you a CAS Application Email. The CAS Application System contains the information about you that we need to send to the UKBA (CAS Application Information). We will need to check that this information is all present and correct, as it appears on your passport and in the supporting documents you will use when you apply for your visa. Please note that we will be required to upload a scan of your passport photo page. We may also require a scan of the documents confirming the qualifications on which our offer of a place to you is based. If this is the case, this will be indicated within the CAS Application System.
Your visa application will be refused. It is essential that all the relevant information must be present and the same as on your passport and supporting documents. This is why it is important that you check your CAS Application Information very carefully.
We will send your CAS details to the email address you provided when you submitted your application. Please make sure that the email address you used in your application is still valid, and that your account is set to trust emails from www.docklandsacademy.co.uk.
Your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number; Your personal details (full name, nationality, passport number); DAL’s Sponsor License Number (SLN); Details about your course (course name and level, start and end dates, mode of study); Finances (tuition fees, amount of deposit paid or the name of your sponsor); Details of the documents we saw when we made your offer. You must take the originals and certified translations of these documents with you when you apply for your visa because they will be checked by the Entry Clearance Officer.
You should make your payment by wire transfer into DAL’s bank account. For more information please Contact Us. You must quote your student number when making a payment (the number on the top of your offer letter) or we may not be able to match your deposit to your application.
If you already have a visa which names a different College, you can still come to DAL once we have sent you a CAS statement. BUT, depending on the date your visa was issued, you may have to ask for permission from the UK Border Agency or apply for a new visa before you can begin your studies at DAL.
If your email address is your agent’s, then they will receive your CAS Application Email. They will need either to confirm the information themselves if they can, or to contact you for you to confirm your information.
The start date in your CAS Application Information has changed from the date in the offer letter to include the College’s Induction Week, when you will be expected to register at the College. This does not affect your CAS application.
Induction Week is a programme of welcome events that new students should attend.
You CAS number will be valid for six months. This means that you should apply for your visa within six months of being issued with a CAS number. Please note that you will only be able to apply for your visa a maximum of three months before the date your course is due to start.
No. Applicants must meet all the other requirements of the UK’s immigration rules. You can find more information about this on the UKBA website. Please note that you will only be able to apply for your visa a maximum of three months before the date your course is due to start.
No. If your visa application is unsuccessful, you will need a new CAS number to re-apply. Before a new CAS number can be assigned, you will need to email a scanned copy of your refusal notice to us. Our admissions adviser will then confirm whether a new CAS can be assigned. If a new CAS is assigned, you should use this number when you re-apply for a visa.
You do not register, You are absent without authorisation from teaching sessions, You withdraw from your course, You change your course of study, We know that you have broken the terms and conditions of your visa
Once you have been allocated a CAS number, the College is required to report you to the Home Office if you break the terms and conditions of your visa. This requirement applies to all colleges and universities, not just DAL. You can ensure that you comply with the terms and conditions of your student visa by doing the following:
Enrol for every year of your studies. If you are unable to enrol, you must inform the College so that we know where you are. Keep good attendance at all teaching sessions. If you are in the UK on a student visa, you must study full time. The minimum attendance requirement is 80% throughout the academic year.