Visa registration

Visa registration

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

You can collect your student ID card and begin your studies after you have completed this and all other parts of the registration process.

If you will be commencing your programme in January 2018, please see below for information on where and when Visa Registration will take place.

Visa Registration, January 2018

Visa Registration and BRP collection for students commencing their programme of study in January 2018 will take place at the following location, dates and times:

Location: McMillan Reading Room (E1 on the Campus Map)
Dates: Monday 8th January - Friday 19th January
(Weekdays only)
Times: 09:30 - 16:30

If you are collecting a BRP from the University (using the ACL scheme), 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.

For students:

  • Starting a new course of study following completion of a Pre-sessional course at EAS, or

  • Starting a new course of study following completion of another course at the University of Glasgow
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.
For students:

  • Starting a new course of study following completion of another course at GIC, or

  • Starting a new course of study following completion of another course at any other college/university
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.


Christie's Education & Dumfries Campus

Students undertaking courses at Christie's Education in London or the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries should contact staff there to confirm visa-checking procedures at Registration.