Before you travel, make sure you are prepared for your arrival and know what to expect. You must have valid UK immigration permission in place and carry all required documents in your hand luggage. The Home Office recommend that travel is only booked once you have been granted your visa.
We recommend you read the guidance from the following sources to help you prepare:
Travelling to the UK during COVID-19 has meant there are additional considerations and requirements that you will need to be aware of, please read the following additional guidance:
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You must make sure you have valid UK immigration permission that allows you to study your course with us and must bring the correct documentation you will require to prove it.
When you arrive at the UK border you will need various documents, including:
If there is a problem when you try to enter the UK and UK Border Force need to contact the University, they can do so as follows:
The SSH telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm in term time and 10am to 4pm in vacations, except for public holidays and during the University Christmas closure period.
The International Services team office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, except for public holidays and during the University Christmas closure period. If we are contacted outside these hours, we will deal with the enquiry the next working day.
Before a response can be sent, our International Services team will need to verify that the contact has come from UK Border Force and check University records, in some cases it may be necessary to liaise with other departments. We will always prioritise these enquiries and respond to UK Border Force as soon as we have all the information required.
If you are allowed to enter the UK but restrictions or conditions have been imposed by UK Border Force, you should email the International Services team immediately for urgent advice.