Applying for VISAS
As soon as you have received a place at LJMU you should contact the Entry Clearance Office at the British Embassy, British High Commission or Consular Office in your own country to check whether you need a visa for entry into Britain.
You are advised to do this as soon as you can as the Visa application process can take a long time. We would also advise you to apply for entry clearance before travelling, regardless of whether you are a visa national or not. This is particularly important if you intend to come with your spouse and/or children. If you do not obtain entry clearance before coming to the UK, and the Immigration Officer at the port of entry does not allow you to enter as a student, you can only appeal against the decision from outside the UK. You have no right of appeal against refusal of entry unless you were seeking entry for less than six months.
PLEASE NOTE: To obtain one of the following documents: an Entry Certificate (for Commonwealth countries), an Entry Visa (for most other non European Community foreign countries and some Commonwealth countries), or the Home Office Letter of Consent you should go to the British Embassy or High Commission in your own country and present the following documents:
- Letter of unconditional acceptance for a full-time course at LJMU
- Evidence of financial support for the programme
- Two recent photographs of yourself (passport-size)
- All relevant educational diplomas and certificates
- A declaration of your intent to return home on completion of your course of study