What to bring to Campus Enrolment

Information on what to bring to campus enrolment for taught students starting a new programme at LSE

 

a passport

When you campus enrol we need to check that you have valid permission to study at LSE.  If you are campus enrolling on a taught (non-executive) programme you must bring your pre-enrolment pass AND the documents listed below.

Please remember that you will not be able to campus enrol unless you bring all the required in-date original documents with you to campus enrolment.

Students from the UK 

 A driving licence does not verify nationality and is therefore not sufficient for campus enrolment purposes.

  • UK citizens who hold an in-date UK passport must bring this to campus enrolment as it is essential to present this document to complete your enrolment.
    This must be your original passport. We cannot accept electronic or hard copies of passports at campus enrolment.
  • If you hold a UK passport but this has expired, you must bring the original expired passport plus two additional documents.  You can find the list of accepted documents here
  • If you have never held a UK passport please contact us via the Student Services Enquiry form for further guidance.

Students from Ireland

Irish Citizens should bring an in-date Irish passport to campus enrolment. It is essential to present this document to complete your campus enrolment. 

This must be your original passport. We cannot accept electronic or hard copies of passports at campus enrolment.

A driving licence does not verify nationality and is therefore not sufficient for campus enrolment purposes.

Students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland with a status under the EU Settlement Scheme

 EU/EEA and Swiss nationals and their dependents may hold one of the following statuses on the EU Settlement Scheme:

  • EU Settlement Scheme: pre-settled status
  • EU Settlement Scheme: settled status
  • EU Settlement Scheme: family member

Documents to bring if you hold EU Settlement Scheme Pre-settled or EU Settlement Scheme Settled status or a Student Route Visa (digital status). 

EU Settlement Scheme Pre-settled Status

  • Valid in-date original passport
  • Share Code (please select 'other' as the reason when generating the share code)

EU Settlement Scheme Settled Status

  • Valid in-date original passport
  • Share Code (please select 'other' as the reason when generating the share code)

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss national, you must hold - and evidence - one of these statuses or you will be unable to campus enrol. Contact the Student Advice and Engagement Team for visa advice if you have any concerns.

You can find more information on the following web page:

Advice for EU/EEA Students

If you require a Student visa to join LSE, you must apply for and obtain this before campus enrolment.  If you enter the UK as a tourist without having applied for your visa/with your visa application still in progress, you will not be able to enrol or attend teaching until your visa is in place. Contact the Student Advice and Engagement Team for advice if you have any concerns.

Executive Masters Students with Standard Visitor visas

 Your Passport which must contain a Standard Visitor visa. 

Depending on your nationality your visas can either take the form of a stamp or a vignette (sticker). For more information please consult the Student Advice and Engagement web pages. 

If you are an E-gate national you will need to bring evidence of the date you arrived in the UK e.g. a boarding pass. 

Student visas

 

  • Your current in-date passport
    Please note that your passport must be the original document. We cannot accept electronic or hard copies of your passport for campus enrolment.
  • Your entry clearance sticker (where applicable) 
  • Your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • Your UKVI decision letter/email confirming your Student visa has been granted - this will have been included in the envelope when your passport was returned.
  • EU/EEA nationals only: your current in-date passport; your share code (please select 'other' as the reason when generating the share code); a copy of your Boarding Pass to confirm the date of entry into the UK

If you require a Student visa to join LSE, you must apply for and obtain this before campus enrolment.  If you enter the UK as a tourist without having applied for your visa/with your visa application still in progress, you will not be able to enrol or attend teaching until your visa is in place. Contact the Student Advice and Engagement Team for advice if you have any concerns.

Your BRP will show the LSE sponsor licence number and should be valid for the full length of your programme. EU/EEA/Swiss students are unlikely to have a BRP as they will have been granted a digital status.

You must attempt to collect your BRP before coming to campus enrol. However, if the post office do not have your BRP then we can temporarily enrol you without it. You will then need to enrol again once your BRP arrives.  

If you have previously studied in the UK on a Student visa at another institution and plan to extend your visa in the UK, you will need to provide evidence that you have applied for your visa using your LSE CAS before you will be permitted to campus enrol.

If you have just completed a previous programme at LSE, you will need to apply to extend your stay in the UK within 6 weeks of campus enrolling for your new programme or before the end date of your current visa, whichever is sooner. 

Students who enter the UK via the e-Gates

The following nationalities are usually able to use the e-Gates at the UK border:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • USA
  • EU/EEA and Swiss nationals

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 campus enrolment. 

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

Students with a Student visa application in process in the UK

 If you require a Student visa to join LSE, you must apply for and obtain this before campus enrolment.  If you enter the UK as a tourist without having applied for your visa/with your visa application still in progress, you will not be able to enrol or attend teaching until your visa is in place. Contact the Student Advice and Engagement Team for advice if you have any concerns.

If you have previously studied in the UK on a Tier 4/Student visa at another institution and plan to extend your visa in the UK, you will need to provide evidence that you have applied for your visa using your LSE CAS before you will be permitted to campus enrol.

If you have just completed a previous programme at LSE, you will need to apply to extend your stay in the UK within 6 weeks of campus enrolling for your new programme or before the end date of your current visa, whichever is sooner. 

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

Students with Start-up and Innovator visas

  • Your current passport 
  • Digital Status
  • Your entry clearance sticker (where applicable) and/or your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 

If your visa expires before the end of your programme please submit an enquiry to the Student Advice and Engagement Team.

Students with Tier 2/Skilled Worker visas

  •  Your current passport 
  • Your entry clearance sticker (where applicable) and/or your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 

You can only campus enrol using a Tier 2/Skilled Worker visa in certain situations, such as when you are studying part-time. 

If you do not intend to remain employed and/or if you have not made your employer aware that you are undertaking a programme of study with us please submit an enquiry to the Student Advice and Engagement Team.

Students with Youth Mobility visas

  •  Your current passport 
  • Your entry clearance sticker (where applicable) and/or your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 

If your visa expires before the end of your programme please submit an enquiry to the Student Advice and Engagement Team.

Students with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

  •  Your current passport 
  • Your entry clearance sticker (where applicable) and/or your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 

Please note that your passport must be the original document. We cannot accept electronic or hard copies of your passport for campus enrolment.

Evidence of your Indefinite Leave to remain 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

 Visas, including, Diplomatic Dependant visa, Sponsored Tier 5 visa, PBS Dependant visa and BNO visa

  • Your current passport 
  • Your entry clearance sticker (where applicable) and/or your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 
  • Print out of your digital status if your have the BNO visa

Ancestry visa: 

  • Your current passport 
  • Your entry clearance sticker (where applicable) and/or your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) 

If your visa expires before the end of your programme please submit an enquiry to the Student Advice and Engagement Team.


Other visas 

Holders of other types of visas, for example, Military visas, Asylum seekers, should contact the Enrolment team for further information, please submit an enquiry.

 

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