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Arriving in the UK

All passengers arriving at a UK port of entry are checked through immigration control. You will need to fill out a landing card on your flight and hand this to the immigration officer. You may need to show the immigration officer additional evidence, so make sure you carry these documents in your hand luggage.

Make sure you have the following in your hand luggage

  • Your passport and visa (if contained within your passport)
  • Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) (if you already have one)
  • A print-out of your CAS (Confirmation for Acceptance of Studies) email
  • Evidence that you have sufficient funds available to support yourself (e.g. bank statements, sponsor letter)
  • Evidence of accommodation (if available)
  • Evidence of TB Certificate (if required)
  • Police Registration Certificate (if this was required for previous study in the UK).
  • Documents used to support your visa application as mentioned in your CAS, i.e., original degree certificate/transcripts or ATAS certificate

 Click here for 10 top tips to help you speed up your journey through passport control


In the unlikely event of being refused admission to the country at the port of entry you should ask the Immigration Office to contact the international student support office ( Denise Keable or Monica Kumwenda via email or  Tel: +44 (0) 1784 27 6168 or +44 (0) 1784 443 663

They will be available on this number during office hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).

Make sure that you also carry with you the following telephone numbers in case you have problems there is nobody available

  • College switchboard (during working hours)                  +44 (0) 1784 434 455
  • College security (outside working hours - ask to speak to a Duty Warden) +44 (0) 1784 443 063

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