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Request a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) statement

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The form on this page is for:

  • currently registered LSE students who wish to extend their existing student visa and require a CAS;
  • students currently on interruption, expected to return to the LSE to resume their studies or take assessments; and
  • incoming students on double/dual degree programmeswho wish to join the LSE for the second yearof their programme and require a CAS

Offer holders, or students expecting to register at the LSE, should contact either Graduate| or Undergraduate| Admissions with any CAS queries.

August 2014 - IMPORTANT: Please note that there may be a  delay in issuing CASs between 22 August 2014 and 2 September 2014. If you submit your CAS request during this time, it will be processed as soon as possible after and within 2 weeks of 2 September 2014. Please also note that the School will be closed on Monday 25 August 2014 due to a bank holiday.

August 2014 - please note that we are currently experiencing problems with sending out confirmation emails following the submission of this webform. This is due to a technical issue that we are working to resolve. It is possible that you will not receive a confirmation email even if your request form has been submitted successfully. If you are unsure whether your form has been received, please email registry.visa.queries@lse.ac.uk for confirmation.


Current student CAS Request

See International Student Immigration Service| (ISIS) for information on applying for a Tier 4 Student visa and about CAS.

Instructions for submitting a CAS Request

  • Please have your passport and current visa with you before filling in this form. It is your responsibility to fill in this form using correct information. If you submit incorrect information to us, we will send it to the UK Visas & Immigration and if your application does not match, your Tier 4 application could be refused.
  • Please complete all fields. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are compulsory.
  • Please take time to double check all information on the statement.  If any of the information is incorrect, please contact Registry as soon as possible, and state 'CAS Request Webform' in the subject line.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once we receive your CAS request.
  • If you do not receive an email confirmation, we have not received your request.
  • Your CAS statement will be emailed to you, usually within two weeks of submission. Current LSE students with CAS queries may contact 020 7955 7130.
  • For more information on the CAS statement, please refer to the International Student Immigration Service web pages.

Your CAS number is valid for 6 months from the date of issuing.

If applying for a Tier 4 visa from within the UK, you can apply to extend your stay in the UK  up to six months before your current student visa expires or before the sponsorship start date shown on your CAS.

If applying for a Tier 4 visa from outside the UK, you can apply for a Tier 4 visa up to three months before the sponsorship start date shown on your CAS.



  • Personal details
    Please complete all fields.
  • Name
  • Length of study in the UK
    How long have you been a student (undergraduate level and above) in the UK, or how many years/months did you study in the UK in previous years?
  • Passport details
    This must be the same passport that you will be using for your Tier 4 application.
  • Current / most recent UK visa details
  • If you answered Yes to the previous question, please select the reason(s) for refusal from the following list:
  • Passport and Visa Upload
    Please use the browse button to submit a scanned copy of the photograph page of your passport and your current / most recent UK visa (if applicable). We cannot process your request if you do not submit the required documentation.
  • Submit your CAS request
    CAS requests will ordinarily be processed within ten working days of submission. Please do not click 'Submit' more than once - it may take a few moments for the form to be submitted. You will receive an email confirmation when the request has been submitted.

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