FAQ's

Privacy Policy

Welcome to the ATAS Online Application System

From this page you will be able to register as an ATAS user for the first time or log into your account. Note that a new online service is scheduled to replace this service shortly but that your application should not be affected.

You should ensure that you have read the guidance on the ATAS website before completing the form.

After you have initially registered for access to the ATAS application you will receive an email giving details of your username and a link to activate your account for the first time. YOU MUST USE THIS LINK TO ACCESS YOUR APPLICATION FORM FOR THE FIRST TIME. Once you have completed this registration process you will be able to access the ATAS application form as many times as you wish by logging in from this page.

Please note: When you have submitted your ATAS application your login details will be deleted and you will no longer be able to access your application. Failure to accurately complete the form could result in delay and possibly refusal of your application.

New Users - If you would like to register to start using the ATAS form please select the "Start Registration" button below. Most successfully completed applications are processed in 20 working days. A decision will be sent to you by email (no hard copies will be sent). You should therefore check your inbox on a regular basis. Please ensure that you have your offer letter from a University / Higher Education Institution containing a JACS code and agreed research proposal or modules if you are applying for a Masters course.

Data Protection: For details on our data protection obligations please refer to our Privacy Policy Ensure that you have read this and all relevant guidance notes and confirm this by ticking the checkbox below.

I can confirm that I have read and agree to my data being used as set out in the Privacy Policy.

If you are returning to this page to complete your ATAS application, please enter your Username (this is the email address you used to register) and Password here:

Username:    Password:   

If you have forgotten your password please click here

If you have a question which is not addressed on the ATAS website www.fco.gov.uk/atas then please email atas@fco.gov.uk