Registering with a visa application

You may not be able to provide your visa at the visa checkpoint or during your studies because you have made a new visa application and are waiting for a decision. In this case, you must provide evidence that you made a valid application before your previous visa expired by providing:

  • your current passport or travel document.
  • your previous visa (or permission) that the expiry (valid until) date can be seen.

You also need to evidence that your application has been submitted online or that it has been received and acknowledged by the Home Office. We will not accept a letter from a solicitor and you will need to provide one or a combination of the documents listed below;

  • a checklist and UKVCAS appointment letter with barcode OR
  • a biometrics letter OR
  • an acknowledgement letter from the UKVI.
You will also be asked to provide your consent for us to track your application with the Home Office. We will make periodic checks to ensure that your application remains valid. If you receive any updates or are notified of a change in your status you should tell as soon as possible. If you receive your new visa you should take it to the Student Services Centre in the Charles Wilson building so it can be copied for our records.

To successfully pass the visa checkpoint and avoid delays please ensure you print the documents above and have them ready to present at the checkpoint. If you have any concerns around documentation please contact in advance providing any relevant documentation so they can advise you correctly.

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