To successfully apply for a Student visa, you may need to provide evidence with your application to show how you met the conditions of your offer and that you can meet any financial requirements.
You don’t need to provide evidence to show how you met the conditions of your offer (English language or entry qualifications), or that you meet the financial requirements if:
(Taken from the Student Immigration Rules)
Please note: Even if evidence is not required, you must still meet all requirements, including having the required amount of money in your account. You could be asked for evidence of this later.
You’ll be asked to enter your unique CAS reference number during your application but you don’t need to provide the CAS as a supporting document
Use the information on the CAS statement to answer questions in the application. Course title, start and end dates should be given exactly as stated on your CAS.
Find out more about CAS
Your CAS will state the English Language evidence you used to obtain your offer from Durham.
If you’re from one of the countries listed under the differentiation arrangements (above) you’re not required to provide evidence of your English language ability when you apply although you could be asked to provide it later.
In addition, you’re not required to provide evidence of your English Language ability if:
Whatever evidence of English language the University accepts will be acceptable for your Student visa application.
Student Visa : Knowledge of English
Your CAS will list the qualification you used to obtain your offer from Durham.
Durham University is a ‘Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance’ and because of this, you’re not required to provide evidence of qualifications with your visa application
Student Visa : Documents you'll need to apply
If any of your documents are not in English, they must be translated and fully certified by a professional translator or translation company that can be verified by the Home Office.
Translations must include all of the following:
Your offer and your CAS will tell you if you need to have permission from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS), though it usually applies to postgraduate students studying certain Science, Engineering or Technology subjects.
ATAS applications require a CAH code which can be found on your offer letter.
Apply online as soon as possible and allow at least 6 weeks for them to email your certificate to you.
Once received, you should provide the certificate with any other supporting evidence required.
Please note: ATAS have advised that you may have trouble receiving your certificate if you use a 126.com, 163.com or qq.com email address. We advise that you use a different email address when you apply.
Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)
Your CAH Code:
When you apply for ATAS clearance you will need a CAH Code specific to your programme of study from the the University. You can find the appropriate CAH Code for your programme (matching your programme code) from the list below:
CAH3 ATAS Codes
If you’re applying in the UK and your current visa requires you to register with the Police, you should already have a Police Registration Certificate and you must provide this with any other mandatory supporting documents.
Your certificate must be up to date and show the address where you are living before you apply for your visa.
If you apply for a visa outside the UK, you’re not required to provide a Police Registration Certificate, even if you have held one previously.
If you’re applying from one of the countries listed as having a high incidence of TB, you may be required to provide a valid medical certificate as part of your visa application.
Your application will be refused if you are required to have a test, but you refuse or fail the test.
If you have recently studied in the UK and returned home to apply for a new visa, you’re not required to provide a new medical certificate if you will return to the UK within 6 months.
Tuberculosis tests for visa applicants
When you arrive Tuberculosis (TB) screening
If you apply for a Student visa that will be more than six months long, you’ll be required to pay an Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) of £470 for every year of your permission to stay in the UK (pro rata). The IHS is paid online during your visa application.
Paying the IHS is compulsory and entitles you to use the UK National Health Service (NHS) without additional charge (on the same basis as anyone ordinarily resident in the UK) although some services may still require payment.
If you apply in the UK and for some reason have pay the IHS for the same period twice, you should be refunded automatically.
However, refunds will not be issued if you apply for a new visa outside the UK (permission to enter) and you:
If you still feel you’re entitled to a refund for any other reason and this doesn’t happen automatically, please contact the Student Immigration Service with details of the payments made and we’ll follow it up for you.
Pay for UK healthcare as part of your immigration application
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