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Essential Document Checklist

The table below will tell you the documents you will need for tasks which you will do before and after coming to Belfast.

You should carry these documents in your hand luggage.

Documents Visa
Application
Immigration
Control
Open a
Bank Account
University
Enrolment
Police Registration
(if required)
Doctor
Registration
Families
(schools etc)

Passport(s)

 ✔ ✔  ✔  ✔   ✔  ✔

CAS Statement

 ✔ ✔           

Evidence of fees paid
(if paid in advance)

✔   ✔    ✔      

Original transcripts/certificates (previous qualifications)

 ✔ ✔    ✔       

Sponsorship/
Scholarship letter

 ✔ ✔  ✔  ✔       

Proof of sufficient money to support yourself and your family and evidence that you have enough money to pay your first year of fees (if you are not getting Sponsorship/ Scholarship and haven't paid your fees yet)

 ✔ ✔          ✔ 

Visa

   ✔ ✔  ✔   ✔  ✔  ✔ 

Marriage and birth certificates (if travelling with your family)

✔   ✔      ✔ ✔  ✔ 

Proof of your UK address
(letters are issued in the Student Guidance Centre)

    ✔    ✔  ✔  ✔ 

Passport sized photographs

✔         ✔    

Essential Things-To-Do Checklist

Essential things you will need to do (1) before you leave your home country and (2) when you arrive in the UK:

To do:(1) Before leaving your home country(2) When you arrive in the UK
Ensure you and your family have a current valid passport  ✔  
Get your CAS Statement from the University and print a copy  ✔  
Check your finances to make sure you have enough money in your bank account for 28 days before you apply for your visa  ✔  
Apply for your ATAS certificate (*if applicable)  ✔  
Pay the Immigration Health Surcharge  ✔  
Gather receipts (for any fees or accommodation you may have paid in part or full.  These must be original documents  ✔  
Get sponsorship/scholarship letter (to prove you can pay your fees for the first year)  ✔  
Get proof of sufficient money to support yourself and your family and evidence that you have enough money to pay your first year of fees (if you are not getting sponsorship/scholarship and haven't paid your fees yet)  ✔  
Get marriage and birth certificates (if travelling with your family)  ✔  
Get UK passport sized photographs (by a photographer and not printed on a computer)  ✔  
Apply for your visa(s) (only do this when you have your CAS statement, finances and ATAS certificate*)  ✔  
Make accommodation arrangements (especially if you are bringing your family)  ✔  
Make childcare/school arrangements (if you are bringing your family)  ✔  
Make travel arrangements to come to the UK  ✔  
Buy travel insurance ✔   
Register your details online for the airport welcome service and for Welcome and Orientation  ✔  
Prepare if you have any medical requirements
(bring sufficient amount of medications and if you will be studying for less than six months in the UK buy medical insurance)
 ✔  
Luggage (keep a list of everything in your suitcase)  ✔  
Pack hand luggage  ✔  
Buy GB Sterling (£)   ✔  
Make a list of essential contact telephone numbers  ✔  
Contact your family   ✔ 
Pay tuition fees
(if not yet paid)
 
Submit passport/visa for enrolment and right to study checks  
Complete enrolment and registration  
Pay accommodation fees   ✔ 
Open a bank account   ✔ 
Register with the Police    ✔
Register with a Doctor    ✔
Visit your creche/School
(if you are bringing your family)
   ✔
Find out where to buy food/shop    ✔
Attend your briefing session    ✔
Find out place of worship
(if you practice religion)
   ✔
Collect your biometric Residence Permit within 10 days of arriving in the UK    ✔

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