International check-in

All new international students who require a visa to enter the UK must complete international check-in as a requirement of registration at the University.

If you will start your course online from outside the UK, you should complete international check-in after you have arrived in the UK.

BRP Collection

If your Tier 4 student visa application decision letter says that your BRP card will be delivered to the Student Services Centre, we will email you when your card is available for collection and invite you to book a collection appointment. You should be able to complete international check-in at your appointment. If your travel to the UK is delayed, we' ll keep your card for you and you should book a collection appointment when you have a confirmed travel date.

If your Tier 4 student visa application decision letter says that your BRP card will be sent to a Post Office, you should collect your card and email a scan of the front and back of your card and your passport to visa@manchester.ac.uk. We will respond to confirm that you have completed international check-in.  

Students with other forms of immigration permission

If you're a short term-visiting student, your immigration permission may be a visa sticker in your passport or a short term student arrival stamp in your passport. You should email a scan of your passport and either your vignette or entry stamp to visa@manchester.ac.uk

If you have another type of immigration permission that permits study, for example a dependant visa, you should also email a scan of the front and back of your BRP card to visa@manchester.ac.uk

Visa applications made in the UK

It is possible to start your course at Manchester while your application for a Tier 4 visa is being processed providing you can legally make the switch from your current visa to Tier 4 while in the UK. You should send the evidence to visa@manchester.ac.uk. You will be permitted to study while your visa application is being processed.

We recommend that you use the Student Services Centre address in your visa application for the delivery of your BRP card; we will contact you when your card is available for collection. If you choose to have your card delivered elsewhere, you must provide a scan of your passport and the front and back of your BRP card to visa@manchester.ac.uk within seven days of receipt to complete international check-in.