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When you arrive in the UK, you will go through immigration and customs control.
If you are on a short course of 6 months or less and are
from a visa national country (check
Appendix 1 of the Immigration Rules), you may be able to get your visa on arrival in the UK as a
visitor visa. You will need to show the immigration officer:
If you are national of an EU country, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland or the USA you can get a visitor visa by going through the eGates and the officials may direct you this way. If you go through the eGates, you will not get a stamp in your passport. You will need to keep documentation of your arrival into the UK as you will need to have a record of the date you entered. This could be your flight ticket/boarding pass/booking confirmation for the Channel tunnel. You will need to make sure you do not stay in the UK longer than 6 months after the date on this document.
If you already have your visa you can either see a Border official or some nationalities can go through the e-Gates (EU country, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States of America). If you don't get a stamp in your passport, you will need to provide evidence of the date you arrived in the UK e.g. boarding pass.
They may talk to you to check that your English language is good enough, and ask questions about why you are coming to the UK, your studies and how much money you are paying to study in the UK. You will need to be able to answer these questions without an interpreter, even if they say you can have one.
In this situation it is best to apply for your visa for Brookes before you travel so you can enter the UK on this visa.
However, if this is not possible to do and ISAT have advised that you can travel into the UK on your current visa, you must carry your Oxford Brookes CAS letter with you. You will have to apply for a new Student Route visa in the UK before you can enrol
If you have any questions, contact the
International Student Advice Team
before your travel.
European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals who have Pre Settled or Settled status through the EU settlement scheme need to show a valid passport or national identity card. If you have a new passport or National Identity Card since you made your application, you must add a new document on the government view and prove your immigration service before travelling into the UK.
Otherwise, EEA and Swiss nationals need a Visitor visa or Student visa as detailed above. If you are unsure what you should show, please contact ISAT.
After going through immigration, you will go through customs. There are rules about
bringing goods into the UK.
When you have gone through customs, you can use our Meet and Greet Service or make your own way to Oxford.
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