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Booking your CAS eligibility interview

Please read this section carefully to understand if this part of the CAS issuing process is relevant and contact us if you have any questions.

When you apply for a Student Route visa, a UKVI caseworker may invite you to an interview to assess whether you are genuinely coming to the UK to study. This interview will consider various factors and the caseworker must be satisfied that on the balance of probabilities you intend to study and comply with all relevant requirements.

In order to comply with the University’s UKVI compliance responsibilities we must conduct a similar genuine student rule based interview before a CAS can be issued to a student who is not from a country that benefits from the ‘differential evidence’ requirement. Please see below for more information on this. 

 

Who does not need a CAS eligibility interview?

If you are from a country listed below that benefit from the ‘differential evidence requirement’ concession, you do not need to book an interview.

Who needs a CAS eligibility interview?

If your country of nationality is not listed below, you will need to book a CAS eligibility interview. 

List of countries benefitting from the ‘differential evidence requirement’ (Appendix ST 22.1 of the Immigration Rules)

Australia 

Cambodia 

Estonia 

Ireland 

Macao 

Peru 

South Korea 

Austria 

Canada 

Finland 

Italy 

Malaysia 

Poland 

Spain 

Bahrain 

Chile 

France 

Japan 

Malta 

Portugal 

Sweden 

Barbados 

China 

Germany 

Kazakhstan 

Mauritius 

Qatar 

Switzerland 

Belgium 

Croatia 

Greece 

Kuwait 

Mexico 

Romania 

Taiwan 

Botswana 

Republic of Cyprus 

Hong Kong 

Latvia 

Netherlands 

Serbia 

Thailand 

Brazil 

Czech Republic 

Hungary 

Liechtenstein 

New Zealand 

Singapore 

Tunisia 

Brunei 

Denmark 

Iceland 

Lithuania 

Norway 

Slovakia 

United Arab Emirates 

Bulgaria 

The Dominican Republic 

Indonesia 

Luxembourg 

Oman 

Slovenia 

United States of America 

When to book your interview?

You will need to take these steps before you can book your interview:

  1. Have an unconditional offer.
  2. Pay your tuition fee deposit.
  3. Complete and submit your CAS request form via Chiview applicant portal. Remember to also submit your passport and evidence of funds. Your evidence must show that you have enough money to pay your tuition fees (less deposit paid) and living costs £9,207 for the first year of your studies.  These funds must have been in your bank account for a consecutive period of 28 days. Please visit the Applying for your Visa section for more information. 

How to book your interview?

Our booking form link will be available by the end of May 2024.

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