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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 the International Student Advice Team or telephone 01865 484681 or 01865 741111.
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
short-term student. You will need to show the immigration officer:
On arrival in the UK, you must see a Border Force officer at passport control. Do not use the eGates.
If you are from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America you can get a visitor visa by going through the eGates and the officials may direct you this way.
However, to get a short term student visa, you
get a stamp from a Border Force officer so make sure you go to an official NOT through the eGates. You might have to tell the Border Officials that you need a stamp,
will explain why.
Do 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.
If you already have your visa and you are from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America you can either use the e-gates or see a Border Force official when
travelling to the UK. All other nationalities will need to see a Border Official to get a stamp showing when you entered the UK.
You will need to show your valid passport with your entry clearance visa sticker.
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 you are entering on a Tier 4 visa for a different college or university, you must carry your Oxford Brookes CAS letter with you. You will have to apply for a new Tier 4 visa in the UK before you can enrol
If you have any questions, contact the
International Student Advice Team
before your travel.
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.