The University is required by law to hold on file evidence of the immigration status of all international students. Only those with valid immigration permission that permits study in the UK able to register onto their programme.
At Visa Registration, you will be asked to present your passport and whatever UK immigration permission you have (this may be inside your passport or in the form of a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)). If you do not have your passport and/or BRP because they are with UKVI as part of an ongoing visa application, please see "Evidence of a visa application" below, for details of what you must provide.
To complete Visa Registration and or/collect your BRP, please visit the Student Services Enquiry Desk, Level 2, Fraser Building during the following times:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm
- Wednesday: 9.30am to 12pm, 2pm to 4pm
If you will be commencing your programme in September 2018, please below for further details of where and when you can register your visa.
Visa Registration, September 2018
Visa Registration and BRP collection* for students commencing their programme of study in the 2018/19 academic year will start on Tuesday 4th September and will take place at the following location, dates and times:
Tuesday 4th September - Friday 14th September (weekdays only): Hunter Hall East, Main Building (A14 on the Campus Map)
Monday 17th September - 12th October (weekdays only): McMillan Reading Room (E1 on the Campus Map)
*If you are collecting a BRP from the University (using the ACL scheme) on or after Tuesday 4th September, you can do this at the same time you complete visa registration. Please look out for an email which will tell you your allocated date and time to collect it. Remember that you must collect your BRP within 10 days of arrival in the UK; if you need to collect it from us outwith the dates given above, you can do this at the Student Services Enquiry Desk (see main part of this page for opening times and location).
Evidence of a visa application
If you have applied to extend your Tier 4 visa and you do not have your passport, you can still register if you provide the documents specified below.
||You will be able to complete visa registration if you give us a copy of your Document Checklist. This is the pdf you download from your online application and send to UKVI. You can commence your studies while your visa application is in progress and you will need to bring your new BRP to the Student Services Enquiry Desk, Level 2 after you receive it.
You must submit your application in-time (i.e before the expiry of your most recent visa) to be permitted to register.
||You will be able to complete visa registration by providing two things:
1. A copy of your passport and most recent visa AND
2. A copy of your Document Checklist
These must show that you have submitted your application in-time (i.e before the expiry of your most recent visa). If you have made an out of time application, you will not be able to complete registration or commence your studies.
Please remember that you cannot complete registration or commence your studies if you hold a Tier 4 visa with a different insititution's sponsor licence number and you have not yet submitted your Tier 4 application for the University of Glasgow.
Non-Tier 4 visas:
If you have made a visa application in a non-Tier 4 category, you will need to provide proof of a valid in-time application. This can be the Document Checklist if the application was submitted online, or posting receipts/UKVI acknowledgement letters etc. You will also need to provide a copy of your passport and most recent visa.
If you cannot show that you have made an in-time application, we may be able to request a check on your status with UKVI, however this will delay your registration and commencement of your studies.
Students studying at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries should refer to its webapges or contact school staff there to confirm where and when Visa Registration takes place.