The visa process is an application - and sometimes applications can be refused.
If you use a University of Edinburgh CAS and your visa application is refused, you must let us know so that we can give you further advice on what to do.
If your visa is refused outside of the UK, you will be sent a standard notification that your application has been refused. The notification will detail why the visa officer has not granted your visa. It will also detail if and how you can submit an administrative review - a process by which the original application can be reconsidered.
For information and advice on what to do if your visa is refused, please send an email, briefly summarising the details of the application you made and attaching a scan of the refusal notice to the email to:
If your visa has been refused from an application made in the UK, you will be sent a decision letter with your application. You should carefully read the notice of decision because it will explain why your visa has been refused and whether you have the right of appeal.
There is a deadline for appeal and it is important that you seek advice immediately you know that you have been refused.
Please contact the International Office and book an appointment with an adviser. You should ensure that you see an adviser as soon as you possibly can after a refusal - we will prioritise refusal cases and make sure that you are able to get advice quickly.
Call in to the International Office (33 Buccleuch Place) and book an appointment with an adviser.
The Immigration Rules require that the University only enrols and continues to enrol students who have valid permission (a visa) to be in the UK.
If your visa has been refused, your continued enrolment will be affected.
As in the case of all visa refusals, it is essential you seek advice. You can notify us of a refusal at:
An adviser will contact you and arrange an appointment for you to discuss the refusal and plan your next steps.
This article was published on Feb 28, 2012