Thanks for the kind explanations. I haven't "received" my CAS (does it come via post?), but my school sent me an email with the CAS number, as well as a few other details they said I might need to apply for the visa. Thing is, I had recently gotten a new passport, and I did update my university (although no scanned images... just typed up the information), but the email I received does not contain my passport information. Hence, I cannot check whether my university has updated my passport information prior to drafting this CAS, or I will need this "sponsor's note"
(Original post by jonobebe)
i renewed my passport recently as the expiry date of my old passport is in 2015, whereas my course will only end in 2016. i did this because i don't want the hassle of traveling to the embassy in london when my passport expired (in 2015) to get the visa reapplied to my new passport (if i renew at that time).
as my cas letter was issued before my new passport is done, it contains my old passport number. let's say E1234567A.
after i renewed my passport, my passport number changed to E7654321Z.
so i scan in my new passport biometric info page, mail to the uni, and tell them i renewed my passport and my passport number is changed.
the uni will notify UKBA and also issue u a sponsor's note.
the note is for the visa agency people to know that your passport number has been changed, and that your uni have verified your identity. so they will go check with the info that your uni notified the UKBA, once it matches, tadah!!! u are safe.
if u don't have a sponsor's note, and/or never notify your uni if your passport number has been changed, then your visa won't be approved.
Either way, does this "sponsor's note" come through post?
Last edited by ofssinfoxes; 21-06-2012 at 06:56.