Student Route - Previously studying at another UK Institution

This page will tell you what documents you would need to upload if you previously studied at another university in the UK and made an application for a new Student Route visa to study at the University of Birmingham.

You will be asked to upload serveral documents. Please upload your documents after your arrival in the UK. You do not need to upload these all at the same time but as soon as you receive each of them. 

Using the upload pages

You must upload each document to the correct page. Make sure you read all the information provided carefully.

When you upload a document, you should make sure that the images you upload are in colour, in focus, and that all information is clearly readable without any reflection or glare. Images can be a scan or a good quality photo of the document. If you are taking a photo of your document, you should make sure that the document is fully included in the image, and that information is not obscured. Please note that PDF format is not accepted. JPG and PNG formats are recommended.

Each time you upload a document, you will be asked to enter your:

  • Family name, as per your passport
  • Given names, as per your passport
  • Student ID number, which you can find on your offer letter or Online Registration email
  • Your email address, which should be the same on each form

Documents to upload

If you have not received a new BRP, please use the button below to upload:

Biometric (photo) page of your passport

  • As soon as you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) you will need to upload your biometric (photo) page of your passport.
  • You will need to provide details of your passport including your nationality and validity dates.

Upload your passport

Current Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card

  • Upload images of your current Biometric Residence Permit that allows you to study in the UK. 
  • You will need to provide information including the BRP reference number, the date of issue, and the valid until date.

Upload your current BRP card

Evidence of visa application

Online Application Coversheet

  • Upload the coversheet of the application form you submitted to UKVI. You will be able  to access the form as a PDF document when you completed your online application for a new Student Route visa. The coversheet is the first page of this PDF. You do not need to upload the other pages.
  • The coversheet should clearly state the date that you submitted the application and must not state that the application is only partially completed.

Sopra Steria Appointment Confirmation

  • Upload the appointment confirmation you receive when you book your biometrics appointment with Sopra Steria.
  • The confirmation should state the date of your appointment.

You should upload both of these documents as soon as you have received your Sopra Steria appointment confirmation.

Please note, you may be unable to book an appointment at this time. Instead we ask you to upload evidence from the Home Office confirming that there are currently no available appointments.

Upload your documents

Supporting documents (fill in your BRP collection point)

  • Please use to button below to inform us of your BRP collection point.
  • If you have any other supporting documents such as your university offer letter, please use the button below to upload.

If you have been given a new BRP, please use the button below to upload:

Biometric (photo) page of your passport

  • As soon as you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) you will need to upload your biometric (photo) page of your passport.
  • You will need to provide details of your passport including your nationality and validity dates.

New Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card

  • You need to upload the front and back of your new BRP Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card as soon as possible after you have collected it. (Note: If you collected your BRP card from the University of Birmingham, you do not need to upload a copy. The International Student Team have already taken copies for their records.)
  • You will need to provide information including the BRP reference number, the date of issue, and the valid until date.

 

If you use an online visa, please upload:

Biometric (photo) page of your passport

  • As soon as you have received your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) you will need to upload your biometric (photo) page of your passport.
  • You will need to provide details of your passport including your nationality and validity dates.

Share code

  • If you were given an online visa instead of the vignette and BRP, please upload the image of the share code and the image of the 'Your immigration status' page which include your biometric photo.
  • Please provide the details of the online share code, the type of permit and the validity dates.

What happens next

Each time you submit a document, it is sent to the International Student Team (IST) to check and verify. The International Student Team will check your document(s) and confirm if they are approved or not. If a document is not approved, you will be told why and will be asked to upload a new version.

When all of your documents have been approved you will receive confirmation that you have completed your Right to Study check. You should keep a copy of this email for future reference.

Please make sure to regularly check your Spam folder for emails sent at each step of the process, as University emails can be incorrectly blocked by certain mail providers.

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