Pre-Arrival

Entry via Republic of Ireland

Entry to the UK via the Republic of Ireland

If you are subject to immigration permission, you should avoid entering the UK through the Republic of Ireland.

You will need a short-term study visa, but there are different options applying for it, in advance or at the border.

A Short-term Student visa that is applied for overseas before you travel (Entry Clearance) is a multiple entry visa, whereas a Short-term Student visa issued at the port of entry to the UK (available only to non-visa nationals, check the Home Office website before you travel) is a single entry visa.

If you enter as a Short-term student at the border and then leave the UK during your Newcastle registration period you will need to re-apply as a Short-term student when you re-enter; for this reason you should always travel with your Short-term student visa support letter. Alternatively if you think you are likely to leave and re-enter the UK during your course you should apply for a multiple entry Short-term student visa in advance of travelling to the UK.

If you do enter the UK through the Republic of Ireland, you will not have the correct immigration permission to register at Newcastle University, as there are no immigration controls between the UK and the Republic of Ireland. This means that students with entry clearance will not have their visas activated on arrival.

Students who have not obtained entry clearance before travelling to the UK, and who arrive with visitor leave for the Republic of Ireland only, will not be allowed to register at Newcastle University.

For further information please contact us.