University of Bath

Document checking for international undergraduate and postgraduate students

If you have an international fee status, you must attend a document-checking session to complete your registration.

Why you must have your documents checked

If you have international fee status, you must show us documents that prove you can study in the UK. If you're a postgraduate student, you may also have to show us documents proving your qualifications.

You have not completed registration until you have attended a document-checking session.

If you have Home or EU fee status, you should follow the separate process.

Upload copies of your documents before travelling

Before you come to the UK, you should upload scans of these documents to Application Tracker:

  • the 30-day travel vignette in your passport
  • the letter confirming you have been granted a Tier 4 visa

Once you have uploaded your documents, we will contact you about beginning the registration process online. This means it will be quicker to complete document checking when you arrive at the University.

If your fee status is international but you are travelling on something other than a Tier 4 visa (like a UK or EU passport), we will contact you to tell you which documents to upload.

Collect your biometric residence permit (BRP)

When you arrive in the UK, you must collect your biometric residence permit (BRP). You will have chosen where to pick it up from when you applied.

If you have not chosen to pick it up from the University, you can find out how to collect your BRP on gov.uk.

BRP collection points at the University

You must collect your BRP before you come to a document-checking session.

Sunday 25 September to Friday 30 September 2016

You can collect your BRP from the desk at the 2nd floor of the Library.

Day Time
Sunday 25 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Monday 26 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Tuesday 27 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Wednesday 28 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Thursday 29 September 2016 10:00 to 14:00 (10am to 2pm)
Friday 30 September 2016 10:00 to 14:00 (10am to 2pm)

Monday 3 October to Friday 7 October 2016

You can collect your BRP from Student Services at The Roper Centre.

Day Time
Monday 3 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Tuesday 4 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Wednesday 5 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Thursday 6 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Friday 7 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)

Come to a document-checking session

When you arrive, you must come to a document-checking session to complete your registration.

What to bring

You must bring your original:

  • passport
  • BRP

You must also bring any original qualifications that were part of your offer, like:

  • degree certificates
  • transcripts
  • English language certificate, if English is not your first language

Log in to Application Tracker to get a list of documents you need to bring.

Dates and times of sessions

Make sure you have your BRP before you get your documents checked.

Document-checking sessions are during induction week and the first week of term. You should come to the earliest session you can so you can complete your registration.

All sessions are on the 3rd floor of the Library.

Day Time
Sunday 25 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Monday 26 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Tuesday 27 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Wednesday 28 September 2016 10:00 to 16:00 (10am to 4pm)
Thursday 29 September 2016 10:00 to 14:00 (10am to 2pm)
Friday 30 September 2016 10:00 to 14:00 (10am to 2pm)
Monday 3 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Tuesday 4 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Wednesday 5 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Thursday 6 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)
Friday 7 October 2016 12:00 to 14:00 (12pm (midday) to 2pm)

If you miss these sessions, you should contact the Student Immigration Service.

What to do if UKVI has your documents

If UKVI is still processing your visa application and has your passport, visa and qualifications documents, you must still come to a document-checking session.

You must bring evidence of your application to the session. This could be:

  • a letter from UKVI confirming they have received your application
  • a letter from UKVI asking you to make an appointment to give your biometric data
  • confirmation from the Student Immigration Service that they have checked your visa application and helped you send it

You cannot complete registration until you have a visa for the University of Bath.

If you have a visa for another institution, you must apply to UKVI for a visa at the University of Bath before you can register.