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When you arrive in the UK, you will go through immigration and customs control.
Very few Brookes students have problems, but if you need help contact ISAT or telephone: 01865 484681 or 01865 741111.
You will need to show the immigration officer your valid passport with your entry clearance visa sticker. They will stamp your passport to show when you entered the UK.
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.
Make sure you have these documents in your hand luggage:
If you are on a short course of 6 months or less and are not 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 Short-term student. You will need to show the immigration officer:
If you arrive without the documents you needDo not say that you are visiting the UK for a holiday or as a tourist. If you do not explain what you really intend to do in the UK the immigration officers may think you are trying to deceive them and send you home.
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.