UK border control
When arriving in the UK, you will have to go through the UK border control before you can enter the UK. This may take some time and you are likely to have to wait in more than one queue throughout the process.
You may also be questioned by UK immigration officers about your time in the UK, make sure you have all the relevant paperwork in your hand luggage so you can produce it when requested.
If you have any problems at immigration and need to contact the University of Brighton, please call us on 01273 642888.
International (non-EU) students
If you are a non-EU student, you will be given a landing card on your flight for you to complete before landing in the UK. Please make sure to have the address of where you will be staying in Brighton so you can include this information on your landing card.
When you go through UK passport control, the immigration officer will request to see the following documents:
- Your passport (containing your student visa) and ID card if applicable.
- Your acceptance letter from the University of Brighton.
- Your CAS statement email.
- Evidence of your funding.
Registering with the UK police
After arriving, students from some countries are required to register with the police within seven days of arrival. If you need to register, this should be written on your visa or Biometric Residence Permit as ‘Police Registration’ or ‘Pol Registration’. In some cases it may only written on the decision letter you received from the Home Office when the supporting documents from your visa application were returned to you, so please do check this as well.
We arrange group police registration sessions for new students. To book a place on a session email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and student number.
Visit the Sussex Police website for all information on police registration.
EU and EEA nationals
If you're a student from the EU (or EEA) you will need to travel with a valid passport or a national identity card. You may be asked questions about your stay in the UK, but your passport will not be stamped.