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On this page you will find general information to help you complete your Student Visa application plus clarification on answers for the application form. Please contact us if you have further questions about how to apply for a Student Visa.
You will need to enter a personal email address on the Visa application. Please do not use a QQ email address. The Home Office will use the email you put on your application form to contact you if necessary and a QQ email is not reliable.
If you are starting a new course at Kingston University, you will be able to request your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) after you accept an unconditional offer. The admissions team will provide you with the relevant log in and password details.
Please send any queries relating to your CAS to the CAS team at email@example.com
If you have taken a break in studies, you must re-enrol on your course before you are able to request a CAS via OSIS.
As part of your application, you'll need to prove your identity. How you do this depends on where you're from and the type of passport or resident permit you have.
You'll be told what you need to do when you apply for your student visa.
Your supporting documents should be scanned copies of the original documents. You are required to have all your original supporting documents in date when you submit your Student Route Visa application and upload scanned copies of the originals. If you qualify under differential evidence, the Home Office caseworker can ask to see this evidence at any time during the application process. If you are asked to provide any evidence and fail to provide it by the deadline, your student visa application may be refused. If you are asked to scan and upload supporting documents these must be clear copies of the original documents.
Nationals who hold a passport which shows they are registered as a British National (Overseas), or which was issued by the competent authorities of Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR or Taiwan (which includes the number of the identification card issued by the competent authority in Taiwan), or nationals from the countries on the list below do not have to upload evidence of their qualifications, or finances at the time they submit their student visa application.
* Those who hold a passport issued by Taiwan that includes the number of the identification card issued by the competent authority in Taiwan.
If any documents are not in English, you are required to have the documents officially translated into English.
The original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. This translation must include:
For all the latest information and advice to help protect yourself against possible frauds and scams, we recommend reading the guidance on the UKCISA website.
Save each page as you complete the Visa application.
When you wish to leave the application click on, ‘return to this application later' and then tick the green email box. An email will be sent to your email address that you used on your Visa application form. When you want to go back into your Student Visa application you click on the link in the email.
Do not go past the page where it asks you to check your answers if you need help to complete the form. You will see the word ‘change' all down the right-hand side. At this point if you have questions for the Student Immigration Advisory Service, you can download a pdf copy of the application, for reference. Just click on your name on the top right-hand corner of the application where a dropdown will show 'download pdf' or 'sign out'. You can then contact us with any questions you have before submitting your visa application online.
If you do not require assistance you can complete and submit your application.
The Immigration Health Surcharge is currently £470 per year and £235 for any additional period up to 6 months.
You will find the academic level on your CAS information.
If you are going to study:
Please select Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance.
Check the information on your CAS and tick YES to the correct answer.
Tick NO to all the other questions about English.
The Sponsor licence number is W31HWWPAX
The Sponsor address is:
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames
Your study address is different, and it will be one of the following – please check your CAS and
insert the correct study address:
Knights Park Campus
Kingston upon Thames
Penrhyn Road Campus
Kingston upon Thames
Kingston Hill Campus
Kingston Hill Road
Kingston upon Thames
Roehampton Vale Campus
Details of your international identity card number from your home country (if you have one).
Authorising authority: Start and end dates.
You are not required to submit your international ID card with your Visa application.
If you have lived in the UK before and applied for one for work.
If you are an undergraduate student and applied through UCAS the number will be on your CAS.
If you know where you will be living, write the full address and post code.
If you do not know where you will be living, tick NO and provide details of what you intend to do if asked.
There is also a box at the end of the application form to add more information if necessary.
At the end of your Student Visa application, you will be asked to enter a post code of a post office where you can collect your BRP in the UK.
Please enter KT1 1TP – this is Kingston upon Thames Post Office, Unit L7, Bentall Shopping Centre, Dolphin Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1TP.
If you wish to collect your BRP at another post office, you must enter the post code of that post office.
DO NOT enter the University post code as Kingston University is not an Alternative Collection Location for BRPs.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your Student Visa application. Remember to always include your full name and Kingston University student number.
Please note that we cannot answer any questions relating to your CAS. Queries about your CAS should be sent the CAS team at email@example.com.
Please visit the following websites for information on Visa Application Centres overseas:
For more information on applying for a Student Route Visa from overseas please see: