Visa Refusal

To apply for a Student Route visa you will need to make an application online. In certain cases visa applications may be refused, if your Student Route visa application has been refused, please do not worry and contact the International Students Team (IST) as soon as possible.

If you use a University of Birmingham Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and your Student Route visa application is refused, please let us know so that we can give you further advice on what you will need to do next.

Visa refusal outside of the UK

If your Student Route visa is refused outside of the UK, you will receive a letter explaining why the entry clearance officer has refused your visa. You will also find the information on administrative review in the letter which will explain if you are allowed to submit an administrative review and how you can submit it.  An administrative review is a process which can be used to reconsider the original visa application.

You must contact us if your visa has been refused and we will be able to provide you with information and advice on what to do next. Please email us briefly explaining the details of  your application, please also attach a scan of the refusal letter to the email. 

Visa refusal in the UK

If your Student Route visa application has been refused in the UK, you will receive a refusal decision letter with your visa application. The decision letter will explain the reasons for the refusal.  Your continued enrolment will be affected if your Student Route visa has been refused, it is essential that you contact us as soon as possible to seek advice. 

The immigration rules require that the University of Birmingham only enrolls and continues to enroll students who have valid permission (a valid visa) to study in the UK and continue their course. For more information on visa refusal, please refer to the faqs page.

FAQs on visa refusal


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