To enrol with us, we need to see your proof of residence in the UK. In all cases below, your proof must be in date and cover you for the duration of your course.
If you cannot provide evidence of your residency please contact us to discuss.
To show that you have lived in the UK for a certain number of years before your course starts, we need to see some documents. However, if you are between 16 and 18 years old or fall into some special categories, you won’t need to provide these documents. We cannot accept driving licenses as proof.
Here are the different types of documents we accept:
a) Biometric Residency Cards (BRC): If you have one of these cards and it says “Limited Leave to Enter or Remain,” “Leave to Enter or Remain,” “Stateless status,” or “Self-Employed visa,” we will accept it. If you are the husband, wife, civil partner, or child of someone with a BRC, we will need to see your Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate, your spouse’s/civil partner’s/family member’s passport/visa, and your own passport/visa. We will also need to see evidence that your spouse/civil partner/family member has lived in the UK for 3 years. Both your visa and your spouse’s/civil partner’s/child’s visa should cover you for at least 12 months after your course starts
b) British or Irish passports: If you hold a British or Irish passport and have renewed it in the last 3 years, we will need to see evidence that you have been living in the UK since August 1, 2020.
c) British Birth Certificate with photo ID: If you are 16 -18 years old, we may ask to see your parents’ passports or documents of residency in the UK
d) EU/EEA/Swiss applicants: We will need proof of your EUSS Pre- or Settled Status. We can no longer accept your EU/EEA/Swiss passport or ID card as proof of residency. Your EUSS document must state that you can study. We also need evidence that you have lived in the EU/EEA/Switzerland and the UK for the 3 years before your course starts. If you have a Spouse or Family Member visa, we will need to see your Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate, your spouse’s/civil partner’s/family member’s British passport or EUSS document, and evidence that your spouse/civil partner/family member has lived in the EU/EEA/Switzerland and the UK for 3 years. Both your proof of residency should last for at least 12 months after your course starts.
Please make sure to have the original document you used for your EUSS application with you. This will allow you to access your Home Office account and generate a Share Code for us. If someone else, like a family member or parent, made the application for you, you will need them to provide the share code.
If you fall into any of the residency statuses listed below, you won’t need to show evidence of 3 years of residency. We only need to see your valid Biometric Residency Card (BRC) for enrolment:
Contact us if you have any questions or if you are not sure which category you fit in.