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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.

Students from countries outside of the EEA will have their documentation checked at this time.  In addition to your passport, you may need to show the immigration officer your original acceptance letter, evidence of finance and accommodation as well as any medical certification, so make sure you carry these documents in your hand luggage.

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 Denise Keable on telephone number:

+44 (0) 1784 443 663

Denise 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 and Denise is not 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
Immigrant Adviser Service (IAS) +44 (0) 207 357 6917
UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) +44 (0) 207 288 4330

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