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Police registration & travel over Christmas: Important advice from Durham Police

If you are required to register with the Police as a condition of your visa and you have not already registered, or you changed visa or address and your Police registration certificate has not yet been updated, you must book an appointment online as soon as possible.

Durham Police have confirmed that:

  • If you are leaving the UK during December or January and your appointment to register or update your Police registration (following a change of visa and / or address) is not until after you return to the UK, you can re-enter the UK with confirmation of your Police registration appointment, if you are asked to provide it. As long as you can provide the email confirming your Police registration appointment, you should have no problem re-entering the UK.

Please also read their advice on our website which is summarised as follows:

  • If you have already booked an appointment to register or update your Police registration and you receive an email telling you that your appointment has been cancelled, you must book another appointment online as soon as possible
  • DO NOT visit the Police Station without an appointment as you will not be seen
  • DO NOT miss your Police registration appointment. It is the only time you will be seen

Please also note that all appointments with the Police are now held at Durham City Police Station. Even if you have previously received an email stating that your appointment is at the University, you should go Durham City Police Station at the time stated.

This information and further intructions for registering with the Police

(19 Sep 2019)

International students targetted by telephone scam

We have been made aware of a number of different scams targetting Tier 4 students.

The scams involve telephoning students, pretending to be from organisations like the Police or the UK Home Office with the aim of getting students to pay money to them.

Details of recent scams and what to do if you think you have been targetted

(6 Jun 2018)

Brexit: Information for students

Information about Brexit preparations both by the UK Goverment and Durham University:

UK Government information for Higher Education Institutions 

Information from the University for current students

(4 Mar 2019)

Using eGates when arriving in UK

UK Border Force announced the expansion of eGates will be from Monday 20th May 2019, which saw millions of eligible nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America benefiting from faster access to the UK.

As part of the eGate expansion they also confirmed the withdrawal of landing cards for all non-EEA passengers, across all routes, from the same date.

The University advises that where you enter through an eGate or do not receive an immigration stamp in your passport, you should keep the boarding card or flight itinerary of your flight into the UK. This will be required at your Permission to Study check.

(23 May 2019)

Tier 4 pilot scheme for 2019/20 Master's applicants

Durham University will continue to participate in a Tier 4 Pilot scheme gives applicants for one-year Master's programmes in 2019/2020 the following benefits:

  • a streamlined visa application process
  • an additional six month's leave after study in order to look for work in the UK

Further information on eligibility and requirements

(31 Jan 2018)

The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this page is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website as early as possible.

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