RegistrationUpload your documents - International (including EU/EEA & Swiss) students

Document checks will take at least three days to complete at peak periods.

If you are subject to UK immigration control, and therefore require a visa, or leave to remain, to either be in the UK or come to the UK, you will need to provide evidence of this at registration.

If you are a student with a Student Visa or other immigration status (for example, you may have a dependent BNO or refugee visa) we are required by the Home Office to carry out a check of relevant documents as part of the registration process.

If you are settled in the UK, (Refugee settlement, Indefinite Leave to remain, EUSS etc) you will also need to provide evidence of this status, either a BRP or share code so that this can be checked.

These will be reviewed by the Visa Compliance Team who will confirm your Right to Study/UKVI check (red cross to a green tick) on Pegasus once all documents have been checked.

What documents do I need to upload?

Please click on the dropdown boxes below for more information.

If you have applied for your visa outside the UK

If you have been issued a CAS, you must only travel to the UK when your application has been successful and you have received entry clearance.

You must upload the following documents to be checked in order to prove you have the appropriate permission to study. Please see below:

1. Passport

A copy of the biodata page with your passport number, photo, issue and expiry date.

2. Visa

Upload one of the following depending on your situation:

Option 1: Stamped Entry Clearance Vignette
  • a copy of your 30-day entry clearance vignette with the immigration stamp of the date you entered the UK (please note, this may be valid for 90 days due to COVID-19 concessions)

The University's Visa Compliance team will also complete final checks on your immigration permission, including your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), when you arrive in the UK. Please check BRP collection for further instructions.

Option 2: Immigration Status Share Code and Travel Details

If you applied for your visa using the ID check app, you will not receive an entry clearance vignette or a BRP, instead you will be issued with digital status. Please provide the following:

  • A screenshot of your immigration status share code. You can do this by following the instructions on the UK Government website.
    (Please Note: You need to choose ‘something else’ for requesting the code, not work or rent related. We require it for study). Please ensure the code begins with the letter 'S', indicating it is for study
  • You must upload a copy of your travel documentation (boarding pass/flight ticket) confirming when you arrived in the UK

If you did not use the app to apply for your visa, this is usually the case where you do not have a passport with a biometric chip, you will be issued with a visa sticker and BRP (see above).

3. Qualifications

A copy of each of the qualifications exactly as listed in the evidence/assessment details section of your CAS statement. This may include one or more of the following:

  • Degree certificate
  • Degree transcript
  • Letter of successful completion
  • IELTS or another English language qualification

4. ATAS certificate

A copy of your certificate if applicable (only for certain courses/nationalities).

You will have applied for an ATAS before submitting your visa application.

5. Under 18s - permission letter

A copy of your permission letter used in your visa application if applicable (only required for those under 18 at the time of submitting visa application).

You must upload the letter from your parent or legal guardian, this should consent to the arrangements of your application and travel to the UK.

Police Registration

The general requirement under the Immigration Rules for certain foreign nationals to register with the police (the “Police Registration Scheme”) has ceased.

This means that international students are no longer obliged to register with the police.

Find out more about the End of Police Registration Scheme.

If you have made a visa application in the UK or have a current visa for the University of Strathclyde

You must upload the following documents to be checked in order to prove you have the appropriate permission to study. Please see below:

1. Passport

A copy of the biodata page with your passport number, photo, issue and expiry date.

2. Visa

Upload one of the following depending on your situation: 

Option 1: Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

  • A copy of both sides of your BRP card (if you have yet to receive your BRP, please check BRP collection for further instructions)

Option 2: Submitted Visa Application from Inside the UK and Current BRP Card

  • If you have completed UK studies at a different institution to the University of Strathclyde and are extending your visa in the UK, you must upload a copy of your submitted visa application
  • You will also need to submit a copy of your current BRP for your previous place of study

Students who have recently completed studies at the University of Strathclyde:

  • You can register on your existing BRP with our sponsor license (P8KB0DJU9) but must upload a copy of your visa application once submitted - this should be before your current BRP expires or within 6 weeks of your course start date if this is sooner
  • If you were not issued with a BRP, you must upload a copy of your submitted visa application and entry clearance vignette

3. Qualifications 

A copy of each of the qualifications exactly as listed in the evidence/assessment details section of your CAS statement. This may include one or more of the following:

  • Degree certificate
  • Degree transcript
  • Letter of successful completion
  • IELTS or another English language qualification

4. ATAS certificate

A copy of your certificate if applicable (only for certain courses/nationalities). You will have applied for an ATAS before submitting your visa application.

Police Registration

The general requirement under the Immigration Rules for certain foreign nationals to register with the police (the “Police Registration Scheme”) has ceased.

This means that international students are no longer obliged to register with the police.

Find out more about the End of Police Registration Scheme.

If you have any other immigration permission, you will need to upload:

1. Passport

A copy of the biodata page with your passport number, photo, issue and expiry date

2. Visa

Upload one of the following depending on your situation:

Option 1: Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)

  • A copy of both sides of your BRP card (eg dependent visa, Refugee etc)

Option 2: Immigration Status Share Code

If you are EU/EEA/Swiss student and have pre-settled or settled status OR if you applied for your visa using the ID check app, you will not receive a BRP. You will be issued with digital status. Please provide the following:

  • A screenshot of your immigration status share code. You can do this by following the instructions on the UK Government website.
    (Please Note: You need to choose ‘something else’ for requesting the code, not work or rent related. We require it for study). Please ensure the code begins with the letter 'S', indicating it is for study

Option 3: Entry Clearance Vignette or Travel Details

This option only applies to those studying in the UK for up to 6 months (Visit Visa).

  • If you are from a visa national country and applied for your Visit Visa before travelling to the UK, you must upload a copy of your stamped entry clearance vignette
  • If you are a non-visa national and did not apply for your Visit Visa before travelling, you must upload a copy of your travel documentation (boarding pass/flight ticket) confirming when you arrived in the UK

3. ATAS certificate 

A copy of your certificate if applicable (only for certain courses/nationalities). You will have applied for an ATAS before submitting your visa application.

Students with Asylum status only

You will need to upload a copy of your current BAIL 201. This is the document the Home Office issued you with that tells you when to report to the Home Office, and the conditions that apply to your asylum claim.  This is an addition to your Asylum Registration Card (ARC) and ATAS if required.

How to upload your documents

You will upload your documents during the registration process. Staff will check these and update your cross to a green tick only after you have uploaded all the required documents and the checks completed. This will take a few days during the registration period due to the number of registrations taking place.

What happens when my documents are approved?

Once your documents have been approved, and all the other sections have also been completed and updated to green ticks, you need to complete registration by logging in to Pegasus and clicking ‘Register now’ on the online registration page.