Newcastle University London

Visa and Immigration

Visa and Immigration

Find out if you need a visa or entry clearance to study in the UK alongside information on what to do when you arrive.

Visa and Immigration Information

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The Newcastle University Visa & Immigration Information page has useful information on the following topics:

  • Visa requirements
  • Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies letter (CAS)
  • Arriving in the UK and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • Tier 4 Pilot

If you have applied to Newcastle University London and cannot find the information you are looking for on the above page, please contact the dedicated visa team at the London campus:


Visit our Statement of Service page for more information about the services provided by the Newcastle University and Newcastle University London visa teams.

Visa Advice: Virtual Drop-in Service

Students that are studying at Newcastle University London can take advantage of our virtual visa drop-in service.

To request an appointment for our virtual drop-in service, please contact us at Please include your name, student number and details of your query in the email. Appointments normally run on Tuesday and Thursday.

Police Registration

Once you arrive in the UK, you must register with the police within seven days. This requirement will be stated on your visa, biometric residence permit or Home Office letter approving your application for leave.

Latest update: 19/06/2020

Overseas Visitors Records Office (OVRO) has recently confirmed that as a result of COVID-19 their services are still being suspended, students as well as non-students will not be penalised for late registration and they should not experience any difficulties at border control in respect of police registration upon re-entry to the UK for those students who are currently abroad.

 As per the Home Office guidance:

‘The Home Office and its Ministers are very clear that no one will have a negative outcome through the immigration system due to a circumstance that was beyond their control. Tier 4 students who are required to register with the police as a condition of a grant of leave, or who need to notify the police of a change of circumstances, do not need to attend a police station during the period in which the Government advises people not to leave home unless it is essential to do so. This policy applies from 21 March while social distancing restrictions are in place. Such students must register with the police or update their information once social distancing measures are lifted. Students who have already registered with the police and are making a new application in the UK should submit their Police Registration Certificate along with any other documents in support of their application as normal.’


If you intend to return to the UK for graduation we advise that you apply for a Standard Visitor visa. Further information is available on the Home Office website. Visa letters for congregations in London for you or your family members can by requested by completing the Visa Letter Request Form. If you are a current registered student you can contact the Congregation Team via their dedicated online student enquiry form