What to bring to Registration

Information on what to bring for registration for taught students starting new programmes at LSE

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When you register we need to check that you have valid permission to study at LSE. You will not be permitted to attend any teaching until you have formally registered with the School. 

If you are registering on a taught (non-executive) programme you must bring your pre-registration pass AND the documents listed below.

Your pre-registration pass will be emailed to you in mid-September. you can download it to your mobile device to access LSE buildings and Welcome events before you get your LSE ID card at registration. You should receive your pre-registration pass by Monday 16 September.

Executive MSc students will not receive a pre-registration pass so should instead bring their offer letter.

Students from the UK 

  • Your Passport
    A driving licence does not verify nationality and is therefore not sufficient for registration purposes.

UK citizens who do not hold a passport can register with alternative documents but this will take significantly longer. If you are registering without a passport we will need to see the the same combination of documents as required for a DBS application (any route is acceptable).

Students from EU/EEA countries

  • Your Passport or National ID Card
    A driving licence does not verify nationality and is therefore not sufficient for registration purposes.

Executive Masters Students with Short Term Study visas

  • Your Passport which must contain a short term study visa.

Depending on your nationality Short Term Study visas can either take the form of a stamp or a vignette (sticker). Fore more information please consult the ISVAT Information Sheet.

Students with Tier 4 (General) visas

  • Your passport
  • Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • Your UKVI decision letter/email confirming your Tier 4 visa has been granted.

Your BRP will show the LSE sponsor licence number and should be valid for the full length of your programme.  You should try to collect this before registration.

You should attempt to collect your BRP before coming to register. However, if the post office do not have your BRP then we can temporarily register you without it providing you can show us the decision letter from the UKVI confirming the full period of leave.  You will then need to register again once your BRP arrives.

If you have just completed a previous programme at LSE, you will need to apply extend your stay in the UK within 6 weeks of registering for your programme or by 1 November 2019 whichever is sooner. 

Tier 4 Students who enter the UK via the e-Gates

From May 2019, the following nationalities are now able to use the e-Gates at the UK border:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • USA

If you are an e-Gate national, your passport will not be stamped upon entry to the UK.  Please print either a copy of your boarding card or your flight details as evidence of your arrival date in the UK. You will need to bring a  hard copy of either of these documents to show staff at registration. 

If you enter the UK when your Tier 4 visa is valid, then your visa will be activated simply by going through the e-Gates or speaking to a Border Force Officer.

If you enter the UK before the start date of Tier 4, you will only be entering the UK as a tourist and you will be unable to register for your programme.  You will need to leave and re-enter the UK on your Tier 4 visa after its start date in order to activate it. It is not possible to automatically switch from being a visitor to Tier 4 from within the UK. You do not need to travel home to do this, you can simply travel to Europe (but not the Republic of Ireland). However, you must re-enter the UK when your Tier 4 visa is valid.

Students with a Tier 4 application in process in the UK

  • Your Passport
  • Your previous visa 
  • Printed evidence that you have made an application for a Tier 4 visa sponsored by LSE. You can do this by providing a copy your online application document confirming the visa cateory you have applied for, payment has been made and the date the application was submitted or a printed copy of the email confirming your Tier 4 visa has been granted. We cannot accept evidence shown to us on a phone.

You will also be required to sign a declaration confirming your application details.

Students with Tier 1 visas

For details of what to bring if you are planning to register with a Tier 1 visa please submit an enquiry.

Students with Tier 2 visas

You can only register using a Tier 2 visa in certain situations, such as when you are studying part-time.

For details of what to bring if you are planning to register with a Tier 2 visa please submit an enquiry.

Students with Tier 5 (Youth Mobility) visas

For details of what to bring if you are planning to register with a Tier 5 visa please submit an enquiry.

Students with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

  • Your passport
  • Evidence of your Indefinite Leave to remain
    This will normally be a BRP, sticker in your passport or certificate. We need to see the original document, copies are not acceptable.

Students with other Visa Types

For details of what to bring if you are planning to register with another type of visa please submit an enquiry.

 

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