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Your first days

Confirming your identity

As part of the registration process, students are required to prove their identity before they are able to take their new student ID. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to certify that every student has permission to study in the UK.

New UK/EU/EEA/Swiss/Islands students (Taught)

You will be required to show one of the following documents/combinations of documents when you collect your ID card.

  • UK/EEA/Swiss Passport
  • UK Visa/Biometric Residence Permit (must still be valid)
  • Refugee Status Letter/Travel Document
  • UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man/Republic of Ireland Birth Certificate and evidence of National Insurance number (NI card/letter from government body/employer)
  • UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man/Republic of Ireland Adoption Certificate and evidence of National Insurance number (NI card/letter from government body/employer)

If, for any reason you cannot provide the above evidence when collecting your ID card, you should bring the appropriate document(s) to the Student Enquiries Counter in the Rutland building within the first four weeks of term (i.e. no later than Friday 27th October 2017).

If you are unable to provide the appropriate evidence by this time, the University may be required to place you on a Leave of Absence.

 

UK/EU/EEA/Swiss/Islands students (Research)

You will be required to show one of the following documents/combinations of documents when you collect your ID card;

  • UK/EEA/Swiss Passport
  • UK Visa/Biometric Residence Permit (must still be valid)
  • Refugee Status Letter/Travel Document
  • UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man/Republic of Ireland Birth Certificate and evidence of National Insurance number (letter from government body/employer)
  • UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man/Republic of Ireland Adoption Certificate and evidence of National Insurance number (letter from government body/employer)

Further information for research students is available here

International students

All new non-UK/EU students will be required to have their passport and visa/Biometric Residence Permit scanned by the University. You can do this between 9.30am and 5pm in Room CC029a, inside the Exhibition Area in the James France Building. This will be available on weekdays from Wednesday 27th September 2017 to Wednesday 4th October 2017. ID cards can be collected alongside visa scanning. If you have arranged to receive your Biometric Residence Permit from a Post Office, please ensure you collect it before attending a session to confirm your identity.

Overseas Visa Applications

If you applied for a Tier 4 visa lasting more than 6 months in your home country, you are likely to have received a 30 day entry clearance stamp in your passport to allow you to enter the UK. You must travel to the UK whilst this is valid and then collect your Biometric Residence Permit (visa) within ten days of arrival in the UK from a named Post Office. If you have arranged for your Biometric Residence Permit (visa) to be delivered to the University, you can collect it during this period. Please remember to bring with you the letter sent to you confirming your visa application was successful.

Where possible, all students are encouraged to collect their BRP before attending the visa scanning event. If this is not possible, you should bring your passport and entry clearance letter to the registration event. Providing your 30 day entry clearance stamp has not expired, you will be able to collect your ID card but will need to return with your BRP at the earliest possible time to complete registration. Failure to do so will result in the University withdrawing your Tier 4 sponsorship and placing you on a Leave of Absence.

Visa Applications within the UK

If you have applied for a new visa within the UK and have not yet received a decision, please bring a copy of the Home Office letter confirming receipt of your visa application. You should then bring your passport and BRP to the Student Enquiries Counter in the Rutland Building when your documents are returned. Failure to do so may result in the University placing you on a Leave of Absence and if you are a Tier 4 visa holder, withdrawing your Tier 4 sponsorship.

If you currently hold a Tier 4 visa for another UK institution, you must apply for a new Tier 4 visa using a CAS from Loughborough University before you can complete your registration.

If you require advice about your immigration status, our specialist Student Advisors will be pleased to assist you. You can find more information here