Please find below helpful leaflets and brochures available to download.
Download our Visa and Immigration Student Journey Guide which will provide information and guidance to help you through the process of applying for your visa to study at GCU and prepare you for life in the UK as a GCU Tier 4 student.
Our comprehensive booklet offers advice and support to prospective, new and returning students walking you through the visa application process, providing advice in line with current UK Immigration Law and Home Office Legislation, including the VISA Team’s ‘12-Step Visa Process’ and ‘Top Advice’ sections.
You may be invited to undertake a credibility interview as part of your visa application. This is to assess your genuine desire to study in the UK and your English language ability. This CREDIBILITY INTERVIEWS leaflet will help you prepare and understand what to expect.
The visa process can seem daunting and it is common to feel stressed and anxious when applying for your visa. The VISA Team are here to help and support you throughout the visa application process. Our handy postcard with tips to reduce stress and contact details for helpful resources and the GCU Counselling Team can be obtained from the VISA Team and the Campus Life Desk. You can download our Finding the visa application process stressful?
My BRP is lost or stolen – what should I do? What if my passport is lost or stolen?
You should keep all your documents safe and avoid carrying your BRP on your person unless you are travelling with your passport. If either document is lost or stolen you should report this to the police as soon as possible and notify the VISA Team.
Our handy postcard provides advice on what to do if you lose your BRP or passport or if it is stolen. You can pick up the postcard from the VISA Team or the Campus Life Desk or download the What if I lose my BRP or passport? leaflet.
If you are travelling with your BRP and passport we recommend you carry this postcard in your hand luggage or wallet for advice if you should lose or have either stolen.
How do I register with the police?
Some students are required to register with the police after arriving in the UK with the visa or after extending a visa to stay longer in the UK. Your entry clearance Vignette, BRP card or conditions letter will inform you if you are required to do so.
You must register within seven days of arriving in the UK. You can find information and advice on the process and how to keep your certificate up to date by reading our How do I register with the police? leaflet.