Before you enrol on your course, you will need to attend in-person right to study registration to verify your immigration documents. It is very important that you register your passport and immigration documents in person as soon as possible after your arrival in the UK. When your documents have been registered you can then enrol online.
International registration and BRP card collection is by appointment only
Check where your course is based and book an appointment to register your immigration documents and/or collect a BRP card from offices in Bay or Singleton Park campuses. You will be notified via email when appointments are available to book.
You will be required to bring your passport and supporting documentation to evidence your immigration status in the UK. These documents will vary depending on your personal situation, but some of the most common documents are listed below:
- Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
If you need to collect a BRP when you arrive in the UK, you will have received a letter detailing where to collect it when you received your visa decision. Please see the section on Biometric Residence Permit card collection below for further details. If you already have your BRP, please bring this to your Right to Study registration together with your passport.
- Electronic immigration status
Some students (for example EU/EEA nationals) will not receive a BRP but will instead receive a digital immigration status (eVisa). If you have been issued an eVisa, you will find confirmation of this on your visa decision letter. You will be able to generate a ‘share code’ that the University will be able to use to verify your immigration status online. To make your Right to Study registration as easy as possible, we would request that you generate your share code ahead of coming to see us for your Right to Study registration.
You can generate your share code on the UK Government website View and prove your immigration status - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). When prompted to give your reason for generating the share code, please select ‘other’ (NOT work or rent). Please bring your passport and share code to your Right to Study registration.
If we issued you with a letter to apply for a Visitor visa, or advised that you apply for a Visitor visa, please bring your passport containing your Visitor visa stamp. If you entered via eGates and did not receive a stamp in your passport, please see the information below.
- Entering the UK via eGates
Some students are not required to see an immigration officer and receive a stamp in their passport and are instead permitted to enter the UK via eGates. If you enter the UK via eGates, we will still need to evidence when you arrive in the UK, so please bring your passport and proof of your entry (boarding pass / copy of your flight details) with you to Right to Study registration. Your proof of entry can be emails or scans if you do not have hard copies.
Student Route – Original Documents
If you have applied for a Student Route visa using a CAS issued by us, then we will also need to verify your original certificates that you used to apply for your visa, as listed on your CAS. Please bring your certificates with you to your right to study registration
Biometric Residence Permit card collection (BRP)
If you have applied for a new Student Route visa you will find information about where to collect your BRP on your visa decision letter. This will either be from Swansea University or from a local Post Office (if you did not request for it to be delivered to us). You will need to bring your BRP Collection letter and your passport to collect your BRP.
We strongly advise that you request your BRP is delivered to Swansea University and collect it when you attend your in-person right to study registration. Having your BRP sent to the University also enables us to help you should the card be delayed or missing.
Request delivery to Swansea University by entering our Alternative Collection Location (ACL) code on your visa application. The correct ACL code for your course will be on your CAS.
- The Swansea University ACL code for courses on Singleton Campus is 2HE544.
- The Swansea University ACL code for courses on Bay Campus is 2HE987.
If you do not enter this code, you will have to collect your BRP card from somewhere else and it can be difficult to get there by public transport.
If you have any queries about right to study registration or picking up your new BRP card, please email Student Compliance Services.