If you are a student from the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, and will be studying at Kingston University after 1 July 2021, please read the important information below.
From 1 October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can only travel to the UK using a valid passport, unless they have:
To support you in providing essential guidance about this change to your network, the partner packs have been updated with the latest information and guidance:
Customers using the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check' app when applying to work, study or live in the UK as part of their identity stage of their application, will not receive a vignette (sticker) in their passport, if their application is successful.
The guidance on using the UK Immigration: ID check app including how to use the app and completing your applications can be found on GOV.UK.
The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021 and has now passed.
However, if you or a family member were living in the UK by 31 December 2020 and you meet one of the criteria to apply late or have 'reasonable grounds' as to why you did not apply before the deadline of 30 June 2021, you and your family may still be able to apply.
You might also be able to apply if you are the family member of an eligible person of Northern Ireland.
You can also apply if you already have pre-settled status, and you are applying for settled status. If your application is successful, you will get either settled or pre-settled status.
In some cases, you can still apply after 30 June 2021.
For example, if you are joining a family member who was living in the UK by 31 December 2020, your deadline will be based on when you arrive in the UK, as long as:
You can also apply if you can show ‘reasonable grounds' (such as medical reasons or being the victim of domestic abuse) for why you did not apply by 30 June 2021.
Check if you can still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, including further examples of what counts as reasonable grounds for not applying by the deadline.
Read the full information at this link: EU Settlement (settled and pre-settled status).
If you have been granted pre-settled or settled status and you are asked to prove your immigration status you can do so by using the service here on the Government's website.
You will need:
You can also use this service if you applied for a visa and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check' app to scan your identity document on your phone
You cannot use this service if you have a vignette in your passport or a biometric residence permit to prove your immigration status.
If you made your application by the 30 June 2021 deadline your existing rights will be protected, pending the outcome of your application. Applicants are issued with a Certificate of Application, which can be relied on to evidence your rights.
Your Certificate of Application will be available in your view and prove account or you will be sent it by post. The Home Office will contact you where they need further information to progress your application.
If you have not been granted pre-settled or settled status and are not eligible to apply late and are coming to study at Kingston University for more than six months, or you are a continuing student with more than six months to complete your course, you must apply for a student visa. After accepting an unconditional offer for an academic place on one of our courses you will be able to request a CAS on OSIS to support your student visa application. You can read more about applying for a student visa here.
We advise you to follow our Guide when preparing your supporting documents and completing the student visa application form.
You can also read more information about applying on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
If you have not been granted pre-settled or settled status and are not eligible to apply late and are coming to study at Kingston University for less than six months, or you are a continuing student with less than six months to complete your course, you can enter the UK on a standard visitor visa for up to six months with a visa support letter provided to you by your faculty student office.
When you have accepted your academic offer, your faculty student office should provide you with a 'visa support letter' outlining your study period in the UK. You should carry this letter with you when you enter the UK.
If, after reading this information you have specific questions that have not been answered, please contact the Student Immigration Advisory Service at: email@example.com
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