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Immigration Document Check

Student Immigration Compliance

Student Route Visa
The Points Based System

The Student route is a points-based visa system for all international students, including EU, EEA, and Swiss students, who want to study in the UK. Under the points-based immigration system prospective students must meet a specific set of requirements for which they will score points. Visas are then awarded to those who gain enough points.

Immigration Document Check

Once you have been granted your visa and have successfully travelled to the UK to undertake your studies at Queen's University Belfast, you will need to complete an Immigration Document Check as part of the enrolment and registration process. As part of this process you will be prompted to upload pictures of your current immigration documentation. International Student Support will then check these before allowing you to proceed and complete your registration with our colleagues in Student Registry Services.

The year the process will be as follows:
1.  Complete the arrival questionnaire emailed to you
2.  Complete the registration portal steps including the uploading of your immigration documents
3.  We will contact you if we require any further information prior to undertaking the check
4.  You will receive an email confirming that your immigration document check has been completed
5.  You will now be able to proceed and finish the remaining steps of the enrolment and registration process

What Documents do I need to Upload?

How to Upload these Documents

Whilst completing the online registration process you will be prompted to upload your immigration documentation so that we can carry out an Immigration Document Check before enabling you to proceed with your registration

If you have any additional documentation to upload you can go back into the relevant Qsis page retrospectively to upload these documents by clicking on the below button:

Upload Documents

Document Naming Conventions when Uploading

Passport: PPT
Visa Decision Letter: VDL
Entry Clearance Vignette: ECV
Stamped Entry Clearance Vignette: ECS
Travel Details: TD
Share Code: SC

Our Responsibilites

Under the Points Based System the University will be obliged to tell the UK Visas & Immigration department of the Home Office about any new students who:
  • Fail to arrive and enrol at the agreed time for the start of their course
  • Defer their studies
  • Take temporary withdrawal/suspend their studies
  • Withdraw from their studies
  • Fail to attend their course for significant periods of time
  • Make significant changes to their studies (e.g. location or length of course)

Your Responsibilities

You will also have responsibilities under this system. You will be expected to:
  • Provide the University with a copy of your immigration documents when you enrol and each time you extend your visa
  • Keep your address and contact details in Northern Ireland up to date using your Queen's Online account
  • Tell us if you are not able to arrive at the University at the agreed time
  • Tell us if you want to defer your studies before you come to the UK
  • Tell us if you are thinking about withdrawing or suspending your studies
  • Attend all of your classes. If you cannot attend for any reason you must inform your School
  • Tell us if you make any formal changes to your studies
  • Register with the Police (if applicable)
  • Ensure that you do not breach the conditions of your student visa (such as working more time than is permitted or making use of public funds)

Please ensure you fully read the Terms & Conditions for Student Route students:
Click Here

International Student Support Immigration Advice Agreement:
Click Here

Visas & Immigration
V&I Webpage
International Student Support
ISS Webpage