Arriving in the UK
You'll find advice on what to do when you arrive in the UK on this page, including at immigration control at the airport.
Arriving in the UK
Please read the latest UK Government guidance on travel restrictions, noting particularly that:
- you will have to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before you travel; and
- you will need to complete a passenger locator form 48 hours before you travel; and
- you'll need to complete complete self-isolation periods on arrival.
When arriving in the UK you'll be required to show your passport or identity card. You'll also need to show proof that you have completed a passenger locator form that holds information about your journey and final destination in the UK and any relevant test results.
Going through Immigration Control
From 1 January 2021, the ‘blue channel’ (previously used for arrivals from EEA countries) will close. All passengers arriving from the EU will be required to make a customs declaration by selecting the green channel (nothing to declare) or the red channel (goods to declare) as rest of the world passengers do now.
EU citizens are able to use eGates if travelling on a biometric passport.
Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA can use eGates.
For more information and advice please visit the UK Government website.
Your immigration documents
You should be prepared and bring the following immigration documents that you'll be asked to present:
- your CAS statement email
- your visa decision letter
- your NTU confirmation email, which you'll receive when you've met all your offer conditions
- details of your accommodation in the UK, including your full address.
You must bring printed copies of these documents. Do not rely on electronic copies.
Travelling to Nottingham
Once you have passed through immigration control and collected your luggage you'll be ready to travel to Nottingham. Check our travel advice to plan your journey from any of the UK's major airports to Nottingham.