Extending your Visa after Completing the in-person Pre-sessional course

Once you have successfully completed the in-person Pre-sessional course, you will need to apply for a new visa to study your academic course. Due to the time constraints many students will be applying for a new visa from inside the UK. If this is the case for you, it is important that you apply for your next visa before your current one expires. Otherwise, you may become an overstayer and have no legal right to remain in the UK or study your academic programme. Please review the information below to prepare for your visa application.

Financial Requirements 

Even if you are applying under the Differential Evidence Arrangement, you must make sure that you meet the financial requirement before you apply for the visa. By the date of your application you need to have held the necessary funds in your or your parents' bank account for a minimum of 28 days. Please visit this webpage as soon as possible to learn about the financial requirements and how much money you may need to be able demonstrate. If you have any questions, please contact us to clarify. Please note that if you are applying under the Differential Evidence Arrangement, evidence of finances should not be submitted unless requested by the UKVI caseworker. 

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

You cannot apply for your next visa without a new CAS number. Your CAS will be emailed to you by the relevant Admissions team soon after your Pre-sessional course results are finalised and your offer becomes unconditional. CAS to your cohort should be released in the first days of September 2021. 

The Application Process 

Please refer to this webpage for the information on the visa application process inside the UK. The link to the application form can be found on the same page. We will have two Zoom workshops in late August and early September to talk you through the application process. The  times are 1:00pm on 27 August and then 11:00am on 3 September. The workshop on the 3rd of September will provide an overview of the application form and you will be able to ask us any questions about the application form before submitting. Please open this Zoom link at those times to access the events. 

Please see the presentation from 27 August Pre-sessional visa workshop (PDF, 285kB).

After submitting the application, you will need to complete the biometric enrolment step. Please follow the instructions on your UKVI application account. You may either be invited to book and attend a biometric appointment at one of the UKVCAS centres or use an app to complete the step at home. The UKVI should email with instructions that will apply to you. 

Registration on your Academic Course

You will need to upload a copy of your current visa and passport along with the proof of your visa application for your academic course on the Right to Study online form. This will be necessary in order to register for your next course with us. You can upload either the application checklist or a copy of the completed application form. Both are PDF documents generated on your UKVI account at the end of your application process.

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