Visa registration

Visa Registration and BRP collection for students starting in academic year 2021/22 takes place at the below location, dates and times. You must book an appointment to attend here.

Location: Level 3, Fraser Building (E2 in the red part of the campus map)
Dates: From Tuesday 7th September 2021 onwards
Times: 09:00-16:30

 

 

If you are starting a new programme of study at the University of Glasgow, and you are not a national of the UK or Ireland, the University is required to check your passport and immigration permission for the UK before you start your studies. Universities are required by law to hold copies of these documents for the duration of your studies and ensure they remain valid.

If you are a national of any country not in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you will need to book an appointment for Visa Registration using the link at the top of this page. You can also collect your BRP (if required) and your Campus Card at your appointment.

If you are a national of a country in the EEA or Switzerland, you do not need to book an appointment and you do not need to attend Visa Registration in person. If you have a visa (or if you have settled/pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme), you should be able to obtain view your status online and get a share code. Please give us your share code by completing the form on the UofG helpdesk. This will allow us to check your status online.

 

You will be asked to upload a copies of certain documents when completing academic registration online. If you have not travelled to the UK, you only need to upload a copy of your passport.

Please note that in the 2021/22 academic year, you are able to complete academic and financial registration and enrol for courses before you have attended Visa Registration in person.

Information for Student Visa and Tier 4 visa holders starting their studies in the 2021/22 academic year:

  • If you are not able to travel to the UK before the start of your studies, you can begin your programme online and travel to the UK later. You should let your school know when you can arrive in the UK.
  • Ensure that you travel to the UK:
    • before the latest arrival date on your CAS (check your CAS carefully to see what the latest arrival date is), and
    • Within the dates shown on your 30 or 90-day Entry Clearance vignette/visa sticker. If you need to change these to a later date, see the Home Office webpages for information on how to apply for this, and contact International Student Support if you require further advice
  • You do not need to complete Visa Registration in order to start your studies online. However you must complete it after you arrive in Glasgow (remember that you may need to self-isolate or undergo hotel quarantine on arrival in the UK).
  • If you are already in the UK and are progressing to the University of Glasgow from previous study, please see "If you have extended your visa" below. Please note that you will also require an appointment to complete Visa Registration.

If you have a student visa and wish to collect your BRP from us, please see our BRP information here. If you have arrived in the UK and are expecting to collect your BRP from us, but have not heard from us, please complete our form here.

 

 

 

 

 

Uploading images of your immigration documents

All students are required to upload copies/scans/images of their immigration documentation while completing Academic Registrration online. Students will then be required to bring their original documents in person to their Visa Registration appointment.

If you are completing Step 11 of Academic Registration, please see our guide for more information on what you are required to upload.

 


If you have extended your visa inside the UK

 

If you previously studied in the UK and have applied to extend your visa for your University of Glasgow course, please note that you will need to provide the following document(s) at Visa Registration. Your requirements will depend on if you previously studied at the University of Glasgow or at a different insitution:

If you previously studied at the University of Glasgow (including EAS pre-sessional)

You will be able to complete visa registration by providing a copy of your Document Checklist. This is the pdf you downloaded from your online application at the time of submission. You can commence your studies while your visa application is in progress.

If your visa is still valid from your previous course and you have not yet submitted your new visa application, you are permitted to commence your new course on this visa, but remember that you must submit your application within 6 weeks of commencing your new course, or before your existing visa expires - whichever is earlier.

If you previously studied at or any other college/university (including GIC)


You will be able to complete visa registration by providing two things:

1.   Your passport and BRP (the ones you used to study your previous course)
2.   A copy of your UKVI 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 Student visa or Tier 4 visa with a different insititution's sponsor licence number and you have not yet submitted your new Student Visa application for the University of Glasgow.


Non-Student visas:
If you have made a visa application in a non-student immigration 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 your passport and most recent visa, or a copy of these if you have sent them to the Home Office.

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.


Nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, USA and the European Economic Area/Switzerland

If you are a national of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, USA or any country in the European Economic Area (including Switzerland), you may be offered use of the electronic eGates when passing through UK immigration, instead of having to present your passport to a Border Force Officer.

Please be aware that using the eGates will mean you do not receive an entry stamp inside your passport. This is not a problem, but please remember to keep a copy of your flight details (boarding pass or e-ticket) to upload when you complete academic registration. You should also keep this safe for the duration of your time in the UK so you have proof of when you entered the UK in the absence of an entry stamp.

If you are planning to be in the UK for 6 months or less (e.g. if you are a one-semester exchange/erasmus/study abroad student or undertaking a short period of research), you may not have applied for a visa prior to travelling. In this case, using the eGates will automatically grant you immigration permission for the UK under the Standard Visitor category, which permits you to study for up to 6 months.

For more information on e-gates, see International Student Support's webpages.


Dumfries Campus

Students studying at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries should refer to its webpages or contact school staff there to confirm where and when Visa Registration takes place.