UK Tier 4 Student Visa – Required Documents and Bank Statements

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List Documents for UK Student Visa

study in ukThe documents (ALL IN ORIGINAL) to be submitted for student visa are

  • Main Application form fully filled up
  • CAS letter
  • Educational documents (10th, 12th and Degree certificates along with convocation certificate received after completion of Final year)
  • Bank documents, if savings then passbook and bank certificate.
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • NOC (No-objection Certificate) from parents; that they don’t have problem utilizing their funds.


CAS or Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies, it’s a 14 digit number issued by British High Commission to the College confirming that student is been accepted.

For receipt of CAS, university needs to pay certain amount to British High Commission, for every change done by college will draw some amount/ fees towards issuing of revised CAS letter. CAS letter is replacement to VISA letter.

CAS number would be issued only to those students who are admitted to license holder universities registered with UK border agency (check out if your university is registered with UK Border agency).

CAS letter consists of CAS no., Sponsor’s number, and total tuition fees, amount any paid to universities, course name, start date and end date.

Without this letter, one cannot apply for VISA.

Bank Documents

This is the most critical and important part of entire VISA process. It was a great pain to go through this section of VISA process as it was mental torture. I remember having sleepless nights.

Option, As How One Can Show Funds

My Parents Had Joint Account And Later My Name Was Added In Nationalized Bank.

In Saving Accounts

The Funds To Be Shown In Saving Account includes

Total Tuition Fees + Living Expenses

It Should Be Present In Your Account For 28 continuous Days.

If Any Break, In Between Would Lead To Another 28 Days Wait.

After completion of 28 days, one needs to get certificate from bank on their letter head mentioning final amount (the amount on letter and passbook should match) as on date (letter should mention date of one day before the VISA appointment date).

Educational Loan Against Property

Loan Should Be Only Taken By Nationalized Bank.

According To Visa Rules, Any Loan From Any Private Organization Would Not Be Accepted.

In This Case One Doesn’t Need To Wait Till 28 Days.

One Can Directly Apply For Visa After Receipt Of CAS No.

UK Tier 4 Student Visa Processing Time

The experience was just great for me, as it took 15 days for me to receive the Tier 4 student visa.

UK may not be a suitable option for all, but those who are still looking for it, may use it as a guideline.

Want to learn about Higher Education in UK, read this UK Higher Education Demystified.

Andy recently completed his Master’s degree from Royal Holloway, University of London. He will be sharing his experiences about UK. He is now an IT Professional working in London.

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