Student Immigration Service

How to complete International Check-in

How you complete International Check-in will depend on the type of immigration permission you have.

Book an appointment for International Check-in - before booking or attending an in-person appointment, please read the information below to find out what you need to do to complete international check-in

Students must complete Online Registration before we can complete your international check-in

Students with visa permission as a Standard Visitor

All students coming to the UK with Standard Visitor visa permission must complete the required International Check-in.

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals with a new Student visa

All non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals entering the UK need to attend an in-person appointment for International Check-in.

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals with a new Student visa

You will need to upload a copy of your passport and attend an in-person appointment for International Check-in after you enter the UK.

Students with pre-settled or settled status (EU Settlement Scheme)

If you hold EU pre-settled or settled status, you will still need to complete International Check-in, but you don’t need to attend an appointment. 

Pre-sessional English language students

If you are coming to the UK for a Pre-sessional English language programme, you will need to attend your first International Check-in appointment after you arrive in June. The process is different depending on whether you received a single or a combined CAS.

Students applying for a visa in the UK (extending or switching)

If you are making an application for a Student visa in the UK, you will need to attend two in-person appointments for International Check-in.

Students with other types of visa

Find out the process for International Check-in if you have another type of visa, for example Hong Kong BN(O) or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), or if you are bringing dependants.