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Visa Errors

Visa Refusals and Errors

What to do if your visa is refused or your visa contains errors

Visa refused and applied Overseas

If you find your visa application has been refused you have two options:

  • Apply for an administrative review (the letter about your refusal has information on what to do)
  • Make a new application for immigration permission

In each case, scan and email your refusal notice in full to internationaladmission@hope.ac.uk so that we can advise you about what to do.


Administrative Review

The administrative review process can take up to 28 days, which may delay you starting your studies in the UK. If you decide to make a new application and you believe your refusal was incorrect it is a good idea to appeal against the decision by requesting an administrative review as well as submitting a new application. You need to do this no more than 28 days after the date that you received the refusal notice. There is more information about the administrative review process in the Tier 4 Policy Guidance which is available on the UKVI website.
 

Making a new application

If you make a fresh application for a Tier 4 General Student Visa, you must ensure that you address each point on the refusal notice. You will not be able to use the same CAS number you used in the original application (if you try to use the original CAS number your visa will be refused again). Please email internationaladmission@hope.ac.uk to request a new CAS number. You will need to pay the application fee and ensure that all your documents, e.g. bank statements, are up to date and no more than one month old when you re-apply. The university reserves the right to refuse to issue a new CAS number depending on your individual circumstances.

 

Visa refused and applied for in the UK

If you find your visa application has been refused you have two options:

  • Apply for an administrative review (the letter about your refusal has information on what to do)
  • Make a new application for immigration permission

In each case, scan and email your refusal notice in full to internationaladmission@hope.ac.uk so that we can advise you about what to do.


Administrative Review

The administrative review process can take up to 28 days. If you decide to make a new application and you believe your refusal was incorrect it is a good idea to appeal against the decision by requesting an administrative review as well as submitting a new application. You need to do this no more than 14 days after the date that you received the refusal notice. There is more information about the administrative review process in the Tier 4 Policy Guidance which is available on the UKVI website

Making a new application

If you make a fresh application for a Tier 4 General Student Visa, you must ensure that you address each point on the refusal notice. You will not be able to use the same CAS number you used in the original application (if you try to use the original CAS number your visa will be refused again). Please email internationaladmission@hope.ac.uk to request a new CAS number. You will need to pay the application fee and ensure that all your documents, e.g. bank statements, are up to date and no more than one month old when you re-apply. You must ensure that you do not overstay your current leave to remain by more than 28 days. Please note that the university will only sponsor a student who has overstayed by less than 28 in exceptional circumstances.

 

 

Problems with Your Visa

If your Tier 4 Visa contains any errors, such as incorrect length of leave and incorrect sponsor number, please arrange an appointment with our Compliance Officer by emailing internationaladmission@hope.ac.uk, or by phoning (+44) 0151 291 3331. It is important to do this as soon as you receive your visa, as you have a very limited amount of time to apply for an administrative review.