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Arriving in Belfast

Arriving in Belfast

Getting Ready to Come to the UK
Top Tips & Essential Information

Are you an international student getting ready to come to the UK to study? 

Read UKCISA's blog for students which is full of tips and essential information on packing, your arrival at the airport, and planning your onward journey.

Essential Packing Tips

Packing Guide
Get Tips from our Students

Packing to live and study in another country can be an exciting and scary time.

Our students have put together the below useful guide for you.

29 Things you Need when Moving into Queen's Accommodation

UKCISA faster travel advice
Arriving at the UK Border

UKCISA recommend that you follow the faster travel advice outlined below to help improve your experience at the UK border.

See the below information to ensure that your passage to Belfast is as smooth as possible.

Guide to faster travel through the UK border

Immigration Control
Going through Immigration Control at a UK airport

When you arrive at a UK airport you will pass through Immigration Control where you will present your passport and visa to the Border Force Officer.

We recommend that you carry documents showing where you will be staying in the UK, evidence of your finances eg. bank statement and evidence of your course of study in the UK e.g. CAS statement in your hand luggage. Find out more below.

Going through Immigration Control

International Visitor Registration
Am I required to register with the Police upon arrival?

Please refer to the below page for important updates and information relating to International Visitor Registration:

Click here for more information

Get a room

Elms BT1, Elms BT2, Elms BT9 and Queen's Houses offer you the all-important space to live and enjoy student life to the full.

Queen’s currently has over 3,400 places in their student accommodation, which means you can take advantage of the most affordable, purpose-built student accommodation in the city.

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If you require information relating to private housing, Advice SU provide impartial advice to students and can advise further on this front:

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