If you are from a country which does not need to apply for a visa before travelling as a tourist, you can request to enter the UK as a Standard Visitor at the border.
You will need to ask the Border Force Office to enter as a Standard Visitor and show them the letter you have been given by LSE if you are just entering for studies. Please make sure you have this in your hand luggage.
The stamp you receive at the border is only for a single-entry. If you plan to travel outside of the UK and have further sessions of teaching to attend, you will need to request to enter as a Standard Visitor each time you arrive at the UK border.
If you are travelling through Ireland, this is known as the Common Travel Area. You will not go through UK immigration controls so you will need to show that you have entered Ireland (e.g. a stamp in your passport) and provide your boarding pass as evidence of how you travelled to the UK.
The following nationalities can enter the UK using the e-Gates :
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- EU/EEA/Swiss nationals
Please bring a printed copy of either your boarding pass or flight details to enrolment. If you enter via the e-Gates, LSE will need to take a copy of these to record your date of arrival.