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Journey Preparation Guide and Checklist

Please print off this useful checklist:

• A valid passport and visa (Entry Clearance granted by the British Home Office (useful website )

•  Immigration Helpline 0207 378 9191

•  Air tickets

•  Onward journey travel tickets if necessary

•  Some British pounds

•  Ensure that your mobile phone is unblocked for use with a UK Pay As You Go SIMcard

•  Vaccination certificates if appropriate

•  X-ray and x-ray report (if required)

•  Letter of acceptance from place of study

•  Documentary evidence of enough funds to pay for your tuition and living costs in the United Kingdom normally £800 per month for 9 months of the year, and some British Pounds in cash or Traveller's Cheques

•  Make a note of the numbers of your Traveller's Cheques if you have them

•  Proof of scholarship, if you have one

•  Sponsorship letter from your university, college or school (if appropriate)

•  Certified copies of previous degrees and other academic certificates

•  3 months' bank statements

•  Proof of previous home address, e.g. original copies of utilities bills

•  Book your temporary accommodation if your long-term accommodation is not finalised

•  Work out your route (see to plan your onward travel from your destination airport.

•  A few certified copies of your picture page of your passport and visa, and relevant certificates

•  Certified passport-size photographs, as you often need these for student discount cards, driving licence and other travel cards

•  Travel insurance documents

•  UK Electrical Plug adapter

•  Contact details for your landlord, student advisor and agent

•  Accommodation address

•  University/College/School address

•  Your bank account details

•  Confirmation of accommodation and travel bookings and receipt of payment


This information is supplied by UK Work Study specialists in helping international students come to the UK.

Contact for more details on our UK Study Pack.
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