Student Immigration Service

Unless you have pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you must attend International Check-In. You will need to book an appointment before you attend.

What to do before attending

Book an appointment

If you chose to collect your Biometric Residence Permit from the University, it will be issued at this event. You should not attend until you have completed any period of self-isolation that is required. You will not be penalised if you cannot collect your BRP within 10 days of arrival.

Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

If you need to register with the Police you should make an appointment as soon as possible, after any period of self-isolation required. It is not necessary to complete registration within 7 days at this time of year.

How to register with the Police

Russia/Ukraine conflict

Please be assured that there are no changes to Student visa conditions as a result of the ongoing situation in Ukraine. If you currently hold a Student visa, this will not be affected. 

If you have a question about your Student visa, please get in touch with our team.  You can also read about other support available in the University’s Statement on Ukraine:


Statement on Ukraine

A University of Sanctuary

Support for those affected by global conflict


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Answers to your questions about making changes to your studies, working in the UK, and more.

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Information on how to request a CAS for your Student visa application


Information abour your BRP card: how to collect it, what to look out for and what to do if your card is lost

Careers students

Important information on applying for a visa to study at the University of Edinburgh

The Graduate Immigration Route launched on 1 July 2021.  This page provides full information on eligibility, requirements and the application process. 

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Visa options for those who wish to work in the UK during or after their studies.

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Information for students from the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

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Immigration for family members and dependants.

immigration advice

How to get in touch with the Student Immigration Service

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Advice and guidance for University of Edinburgh staff working with non-UK students.