- 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:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
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.