Submitted your visa application? You'll have to wait approximately 15 working days before you receive your decision from the Home Office.

Make sure you keep us updated with any communications you receive from UKVI; we'll be in touch after you've received your CAS. Here's what you need to do once you have your decision:

Send us your visa

Before you leave your home country and come to the UK, please send us a copy of your visa and BRP decision letter. This will be the visa in your passport titled ‘UK Entry Clearance’ and the decision letter sent back with your documents from the Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. It's very important to send these to us before you travel so we can double-check the information on the visa and letter is correct and does not need amending. If anything is incorrect on your visa, this may delay or prohibit your entry to the UK at the border or cause further problems once you enter the UK.

Tell us if you are delayed

It's very important that you tell us if you are going to be late arriving to the UK – this would be if you will miss the registration day where you will enrol in the university or the last course acceptance date stated on your CAS. We will then agree whether or not you are still able to join the course at a later date.

What if my visa is refused?

Firstly, don’t panic! Most refusals for Tier 4 visas are because an applicant forgets to submit a mandatory document or they have failed to hold their maintenance money for what UKVI deem to be 28 days.

The first thing to do is to send us a copy of all the pages of your refusal letter as soon as possible.  We will then read through the refusal notice and advise you quickly for your next steps.

International Compliance and Advice team

We're in place to support you through this period of preparing to travel to the UK, and if you have any concerns or questions during this time please contact us on internationaladvice@bathspa.ac.uk for specific immigration advice or visacompliance@bathspa.ac.uk for anything else related to your immigration status. 

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