Getting your CAS

Step 1 Prepare your documents

A CAS number is an electronic document the University will send you to support your visa application. A new CAS number is required for every new Tier 4 visa application you make. Manchester Met issue a CAS number to you when you are ready to make a successful Tier 4 visa application.

This means that you will need to prepare some things in advance, much like preparing yourself for a Tier 4 application. This will include:

We strongly recommend that you read UKCISA’s website to prepare for your CAS application. UKCISA have also created a short video below to remind students of the type of information they need to prepare before making a Tier 4 application:

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UCKISA) have prepared a short video about the Tier 4 application process which you may find useful: 

We also recommend that you read the relevant Manchester Met CAS policy before you begin your CAS request:

You can request your CAS number from us 3 months before your course begins. If you are extending your existing visa, you can request a CAS as soon as your circumstances have changed.

Visas and Immigration