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Understanding your visa

Arriving in the UK

Arrival in the UK

Studying in the UK is an exciting experience! To ensure that you are well organised and prepared for your journey, please check our pre-arrival page

Once you are in Hull, you will need to register at the University and may need to collect your BRP card and/or register with the police (if stated on your UKVI decision letter or vignette visa).

You will be assisted with these tasks during our International Welcome Week.

  1. Collecting your BRP card »
    • BRP card is a Biometric Residence Permit (visa) that confirms your right to be in the UK for the duration of your studies. When you receive your BRP, it is important to check if there are any errors. Please also make sure that you comply with the conditions listed on your new BRP card.

      Tier 4 visa application outside of the UK

      If you applied for your Tier 4 visa outside of the UK and your programme is longer than 6 months, you will be issued a 30 day entry clearance (a sticker in your passport) and a letter with details of your visa and instructions where to collect your BRP from. You must travel to the UK as soon as possible and within the validity of this entry clearance and collect your BRP card within 10 days of arrival into the UK.

      Collecting your BRP from the University of Hull

      If you entered the University of Hull ACL code (2HE437) on your visa application form, you will be able to collect your new BRP from the University during your registration process (if you are a new student) or as soon as you arrive in the UK (if you are a continuing student).

      Please contact AskHU team for more information. You will need your passport and a UKVI letter to enable you collect your BRP.

      Collecting your BRP from the local Post Office

      If you choose to collect your BRP from the local Post Office, UKVI letter will have the address and the date your BRP will be available from. It is important that you collect your BRP on the date stated. You will need your passport, UKVI letter, your UK address and contact number to enable you to collect it. You will be given help and information on, e.g., where the local Post Office is, when you arrive at or register with the University.

      Tier 4 visa application inside of the UK

      If you made your Tier 4 visa application in the UK, your BRP will be sent to you by courier once UKVI has successfully processed your visa application. When you receive your BRP, please take it to the AskHU team for it to be scanned so the University has your updated visa details.

  2. Police registration »
    • Depending on your nationality, you may need to register with the police if you will be studying in the UK for more than 6 months. 

      Please check your visa, your BRP and your UKVI letter carefully. If it states that you need to register with the police, you must do so within 7 days of arriving into the UK. If you believe there is a mistake with this, please click here.

      Please check with the AskHU team whether there are on campus police registration events. If yes, they will book you a place on it. If not, they will advise you how to apply for your Police Registration Certificate. In order to register with the police, you will need:

      1. a completed application form for registration of a foreign national
      2. your passport (including your BRP card if you have one)
      3. your UKVI decision letter stating you need to register with the police (if applicable)
      4. two recent passport size photographs
      5. proof of your student status and address
      6. a payment of £34

      Once you obtain your Police Registration certificate it is very important to keep it updated. You must inform the police when you change your address or passport, receive a new visa, change your university, etc. Please check the back of your Police Registration Certificate for more information on what changes must be reported. At present, there is no need to pay to update your certificate. However, if you need to obtain a new Police Registration Certificate, you will need to pay for it.

  3. Course registration »
    • You need to register on your programme at the start of your programme and before its last registration date (also known as latest start date). You cannot start attending your classes until you formally register with us.

      Documents that you need to provide during your registration

      Your original valid passport;
      Your original valid visa/BRP card allowing you to study in the UK OR your current Tier 4 visa/BRP issued using your University of Hull CAS number ;

      IMPORTANT: If you are in the UK and have to apply for a new visa before you can register on your programme of study at the University of Hull, please contact our Visa Compliance Team to find out how they can check your original documents before you send these to UKVI.

      If you sent your original passport and visa to the UKVI for an extension before you registered on your programme of study, please notify our Visa Compliance Team as soon as possible. They will need your permission to contact UKVI to check what visa application you have made and whether you are allowed to study while waiting for your visa application to be decided.

      Your original qualifications listed on your CAS in the section ‘Evidence provided’ unless these have already been checked by our Admissions Service;
      ATAS certificate (if applicable) for your programme of study;
      Evidence that you submitted your visa application before your current visa expired (if relevant). This is applicable to students who made their visa applications in the UK before the start of their programme and are still waiting for a UKVI’s decision.  Depending on the visa application that you made, it could be a copy of your Tier 4 Document checklist, application form and a special delivery receipt, UKVI acknowledgement/biometrics letter, etc). Our Visa Compliance Team may also need your permission to contact the UKVI to check what visa application you have made and whether you are allowed to study while waiting for your visa application to be decided.

      Late registration

      There may be instances when, due to circumstances outside of your control, you may not be able to register at the start of your programme. It is important to check with your school what your latest date is for you to join the programme and whether you can arrive and register before it.

      If you need more time, you must apply to your school to extend your last registration date. Your application will only be approved if there are exceptional circumstances for the delay and if the University believes that your late arrival and registration will not have a negative impact on your academic progress and successful completion of your programme. In some cases, you will need to consider a deferral (postponing the start of your programme till our next available start date) to ensure that you do not miss a significant part of your programme of study.

      Non-registration for Tier 4 General visa holders

      University of Hull, as your Tier 4 visa sponsor, is obliged to notify UKVI if you do not register by your last registration date. This will have serious implications on your visa application (if it is still under consideration) or on your Tier 4 visa (if it has already been issued). Therefore, it is extremely important to contact your school, Immigration Team and our Visa Compliance Team as soon as you realise that you are unable to register in time.


      Please check these links for more information about registration, arrival and welcome:

      When you arrive - Frequently Asked Questions

      Registration – Postgraduate Research Students

      Coming to Hull

  4. Accessing healthcare/GP registration »
    • While you are studying in the UK, it is important to look after yourself and to know where to get help from when you are not feeling well.

      All non-EEA nationals who come to study here for more than 6 months, have to pay an Immigration Health Surcharge.  For international students, it is currently set at £150 per year of stay in the UK and is paid at the time of your Tier 4 visa application. This will enable you to access UK National Health Service (NHS) at no extra cost.  Please note, however, that you will need to pay for any medication that you may be prescribed with, any dental treatment, eye tests and eye care.

      If your programme of study is less than 6 months, you will still be able to access UK healthcare, but will need to pay for any consultations and/or treatment. Therefore, it is advisable to arrange adequate medical insurance before you travel.

      If you are an EEA national and are insured in your country of residence, please obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) before you travel to the UK and have it with your during your studies.

      GP (General Practitioner – Doctor) Surgery/Health Centre

      When you arrive in the UK, you should register with the GP practice near your accommodation or campus soon after you arrive.  GPs are doctors who are experienced in assisting with a range of medical conditions and it advisable to register with them before you start feeling ill as the registration process takes some time.  They usually work in GP practices or Health Centres. Please click here for more information about the UK GP services and how to find your nearest GP practice.  When you register, you will need to provide your passport, visa, proof of your address and registration at the University. GP registration is free, but you can only be registered with one GP or health centre at a time.

      Accidents and Emergency Service (A&E)

      A&E is a medical school within a local hospital that deals with serious accidents and life-threatening emergencies. Please click here for more information.

      You can find more information about Health and Healthcare available in the UK on the UKCISA website.

      On campus services

      Health and wellbeing service
      We are here to support you through your time at the University of Hull and to help you to achieve your academic success. At times you may feel that you need to talk to someone in confidence. Please get in touch with our Health and Wellbeing Team for a free and confidential advice and support service.

      Occupational health service
      If during your studies, you develop a health issue that may have an impact on the progress you make, our Occupational Health team may be able to support you through this.

  5. Rights to rent checks »
    • If you plan to live in a private rented accommodation during your studies at the University of Hull, your landlord/letting agency will ask you to provide evidence that you have a right to stay in the UK, in addition to other relevant documentation. They are required to do so by law for all new tenancy agreements from 1 February 2016. The process of checking your immigration status by your prospective landlord is called ‘right to rent check’. 

      UKVI guidance for landlords and tenants

      Your landlord/letting agency will ask to see and will take a copy of your original passport, current visa or BRP card (if applicable) in order to check whether you have permission to stay in the UK. They must do this within 28 days before the start of your tenancy. If you arrange your accommodation before arriving to the UK, then your landlord/letting agency will check your immigration status before you move in. Please note that landlords/letting agencies are not allowed to keep your original documents.

      If you apply for your visa extension and submit your original passport to UKVI, your landlord/letting agency can access UKVI Landlords Checking Service to check your current immigration status. Please contact us for further assistance if you sent your original documents to UKVI to extend your visa and cannot provide these to your landlord/letting agent or if you have any questions regarding the above.

During your studies

We would like you to enjoy your student experience at the University of Hull and to successfully complete your course.

You may find that studying in the UK is different to studying in your home country. Please check here for some useful information.

During the course of your study here, you may also encounter various challenges. Some of these will have a positive impact and will enhance your life experience. Others may have a negative impact on your personal life, academic progression and/or immigration status.

Whatever challenges you are facing, the University may be able to support you through these. It is also important to know how various changes may impact your status. Please read through the sections below to help you to make an informed decision and to comply with the conditions of your visa.

  1. Changing your programme of study»
    • You may wish to change your programme of study for various reasons during your study at the University of Hull. There are a lot of factors that you need to consider before deciding whether or not it is possible. You will need to meet current academic and immigration requirements. Hence, it is important that you have sought and understood all the relevant information, guidance and advice on this before going ahead. As a starting point, you may contact your academic support tutors or Immigration Team to discuss about this in detail.

      If you have decided to change your study programme, you must obtain both the approval from the department offering the new programme and the permission to leave your existing programme from the other department (where the two are different). Please check the current procedure with the department(s) or the student handbook.

      If you hold a Tier 4 General visa (obtained using a CAS issued by the University of Hull), the University of Hull is required by law to report this new change to the UKVI. What you will need to do next will depend on your current visa expiry and new course end dates.

      As a result of your change of programme and depending on your circumstances, you may need to apply for a new ATAS certificate (if your new course requires one), notify UKVI of this change and/or apply for a new Tier 4 General visa. Unfortunately, due to recent immigration changes, you may have to leave the UK to make a new Tier 4 visa application.

      Please contact either the Immigration Team or the University Visa Compliance Team for relevant information, advice and guidance relating to your specific circumstances.

  2. Changes to personal details»
    • It is important to keep the University, the UKVI and other relevant agencies informed of any changes in your personal details while you are in the UK.

      University of Hull

      If you change your address or contact details, please update your student record in Myadmin or by contacting our AskHU team.

      When you receive a new passport and/or new BRP card, you must take it to our AskHU team to be scanned.

      If there are any other important changes to your personal details (for example: change of name, immigration status, etc), please provide evidence of this change to our AskHU team as soon as possible.

      UKVI

      At the same time, you must also keep the UKVI informed of any changes in your personal details.

      How you report these changes depends on the change itself and whether your visa is in the form of a vignette (a sticker in your passport) or a BRP card.

      UKVI Electronic form - use this form to inform the UKVI of your new address or to update your dependants’ details.

      Migrant Change of Circumstances – complete this form to notify the UKVI of your new passport, changes to relationships with your dependants, criminal convictions, etc.

      UKVI website  – check this link for up to date information on how to inform the UKVI of any changes of your name, date of birth, nationality, facial appearance, etc.

      Other relevant organisations

      Please consider who else may be affected by changes in your personal details. For example, if you change your address, it may also be practical to notify your UK bank, GP surgery, dentist, your insurance company and your official sponsor (if you have one).

      Important: If you have a PRC (Police Registration Certificate), you must keep it updated with details of your new address, visa, passport and others. Please check the back of your PRC for details of what changes must be reported to the local police.

  3. Authorised absence »
    • Regular attendance and continuous engagement with your studies are key to successful completion of your programme of study!

      If you hold a Tier 4 visa, the University of Hull is also obliged to monitor your attendance in accordance with current UKVI regulations.

      It is important that you comply with the University of Hull attendance policy and any special Tier 4 attendance monitoring requirements. Please check with your department and our Visa Compliance Team (vct@hull.ac.uk) to ensure that you are aware of what your attendance responsibilities are.

      If you need to be absent from the University outside the official vacation period, you must complete a relevant form and seek approval from your department and our Visa Compliance Team.

      UK re-entry

      If you plan to be away from the UK during your authorised absence, you should be able to return using your current visa, providing it is still valid. You may be interviewed by the UKVI immigration officer upon your return and will need to prove that you are returning to the UK to resume your studies. It is advisable to carry with you in your hand luggage your student status letter, a copy of your completed and signed authorised absence form and/or any other relevant documentation.

      Support Services

      You may be experiencing temporary difficulties that impact your attendance. Please contact us or the following services as we may be able to assist you with the issues you are experiencing:

      Student Health and Wellbeing advisers and/or HUU Advice Centre 

      Important: Failure to comply with the University of Hull general and our Tier 4 attendance policy can have serious implications on your visa. The University of Hull as your Tier 4 sponsor must report students whose attendance is deemed to be poor to the UKVI. This may result in your Tier 4 visa been curtailed (shortened).

  4. Travelling during studies»
    • Travel during official vacation periods

      If you wish to travel outside of the UK during the University’s official vacation periods, it should not be a problem as long as you continue to have a valid passport and visa at the time of your travel and return to the UK.

      Please check with the embassy of the country you intend to travel to whether or not you need a visa. Visa and document requirements vary from country to country and it is advisable to make enquiries in good time. You may also need to provide evidence that you are a student in the UK. You can obtain a student status letter from the AskHU team.

      Travel during term-time

      Good attendance is very important for the successful completion of your study with us and we would not recommend travelling during term-time.

      If there are exceptional circumstances for you to travel during term-time (eg: personal or medical reasons) or if you need to attend a conference that is part of your study programme (eg: research students), it is important that you obtain a permission from your department and our Visa Compliance Team. You will also be expected to provide evidence of why you need to be away from the University.

      UK re-entry

      If you plan to be away from the UK during your authorised absence, you should be able to return using your current visa, providing it is still valid. You may be interviewed by the UKVI immigration officer upon your return and will need to prove that you are returning to the UK to resume your studies. It is advisable to carry with you in your hand luggage your student status letter, a copy of your completed and signed authorised absence form and/or any other relevant documentation.

      Travel safety

      Travelling is a wonderful experience. However, it is important to look after yourself and your personal belongings when travelling. It is advisable to keep copies of your passport, visa and student status letter separately from your original documents.

      There are criminal gangs operating in big cities and major tourist attractions that target travellers in order to steal their passports, bank cards and passports.

      If your passport and/or visa do get lost or stolen while you are outside of the UK, please check what you need to do here.

  5. Working during studies»
    • You may want to gain some working experience while studying in the UK.

      Whether or not you are allowed to work during your studies, depends on your immigration status and the conditions of your visa.

      EEA and Swiss national students

      You can work in the UK during your studies.

      If you are a Croatian national, you will need to obtain a relevant registration certificate before you can start working, unless you are exempt from this requirement. You will be restricted to working up to 20 hours per week during semester time and up to full time during our official holiday period.

      Tier 4 General visa holders

      If you are studying on a degree programme, you should be allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during semester time and up to full time during our official holiday period.

      If you are studying on a programme below a degree programme, then you will only be allowed to work up to 10 hours during semester time.

      IMPORTANT

      Please note that you are not allowed to undertake the following types of work:

      Engaging in self-employment and business activity;
      Working as a professional sportsperson or entertainer;
      Taking a permanent full-time job;
      Working as a doctor or dentist in training (unless you are on relevant foundation programme).

      Other visas

      Please check your visa (a vignette in your passport or a BRP card) to find out whether or not you are allowed to work and for any limitations as to the type and hours of work that you can do. If you are not sure or have any questions about your working restrictions, please contact our team.

      Further sources of information

      Hull University Union Job Shop

      UKCISA

  6. Break from studies - suspension of studies»
    • You may need to take some time off for personal, financial, medical or other reasons. The official break from studies is called suspension of studies. The agreed period of time taken as suspension of studies will be added to the end of your programme to ensure that you do not lose the time that you need to take to focus on the issues that you are facing.

      If you have a Tier 4 visa, the University of Hull has a responsibility to report your period of suspension of studies to the UKVI. Following this report, the UKVI will expect you to leave the UK and will curtail (shorten) your visa. This is because a Tier 4 visa is intended for full-time studies in the UK and you will be taking a break from studies. The UKVI usually emails their curtailment notice to the student’s last known email address. You can update your contact details with the UKVI electronically. Please click here for more information. You do not need to wait for the UKVI to email you before you leave the UK. However, you need to provide details of your departure to our Visa Compliance Team (vct@hull.ac.uk).

      Before you return to the UK, you will need to request a new CAS from the Visa Compliance Team and apply for a new visa.

      IMPORTANT: Please do not return to the UK using the visa you had before you left the UK. You will not be allowed to enter the UK and/or resume your studies on that visa.

      If you are unable to leave the UK for medical reasons, please let us know. It is also advisable to seek expert advice from an external immigration specialist to check what options you have to ensure that you do not remain in the UK in breach of the immigration rules. The University of Hull cannot remain your Tier 4 sponsor during your period of suspension of studies and you must check what other visa options are applicable to your circumstances.

      You may wish to seek further information and support from the following services before you decide to suspend your studies:

      Academic Support Tutors - (please check with your department for further details);
      Immigration advisers;
      Student Health and Wellbeing advisers;
      HUU Advice Centre;
      Visa Compliance Team

      Please remember to keep your contact details up to date with us and the UKVI to ensure that you receive the latest correspondence from us and the UKVI in respect of your immigration status.

      IMPORTANT: Please note that suspension of studies may not be automatically deducted from a maximum time limit that the UKVI allows you to study in the UK on a Tier 4 visa. If you receive your curtailment letter/email, it is important to keep it as evidence that your visa has been shortened. Please contact us if you have any concerns about it.

  7. Time limits to study in the UK»
    • You may need more time to complete your programme of study because you experienced some difficulties or changed your course (see section above on 'changing your programme of study').

      The UKVI has introduced strict limits on the time international students can spend in the UK on a Tier 4 and pre-Tier 4 student visa. Please check this website for more information.

      Furthermore, the UKVI requires Tier 4 students to meet strict academic progression requirements at the time of their Tier 4 visa applications.

      This means that it will not always be possible to extend your Tier 4 visa in the UK. Please contact us to discuss your individual circumstances and to consider your options.

  8. Resitting exams»
    • You may need to resit one or more of your exams during your studies with us.

      Resitting exams in the UK

      If you have a visa allowing you to study in the UK and it is valid for the duration of our resit period, you should be ok to retake your exams/assessments here.

      If your visa expires before your resit exams, please contact our team for more information. Depending on the type of your visa and your visa expiry date, it may be possible to extend your visa in the UK.

      If you cannot extend your visa in the UK, you will need to leave the UK before your visa expires and obtain a relevant visa in time for your resits.

      The following visas are suitable for re-sitting:

      Short-Term Student Visa;
      Tier 4 General visa with a CAS issued by the University of Hull Visa Compliance Team;
      Any other UK visa that allows studying;

      Resitting exams in your home country

      It may also be possible for you to undertake your re-assessment(s) in your home country. Please check our overseas exam process for more information.

  9. Withdrawal from studies»
    • There may be circumstances where you may need to consider withdrawing from your programme of study and/or from the University of Hull.

      Leaving your programme and/or the University can have serious implications on your finances, your future career aspirations and on your immigration status.

      If you hold a Tier 4 General visa, the University of Hull must report any withdrawals to the UKVI. The UKVI will expect you to leave the UK as soon as you have stopped studying. Depending on how much time you have got left on your visa, the UKVI will curtail (shorten) your visa as you will no longer be studying with us. The UKVI usually emails their curtailment notice to the student’s last known email address. You can update your contact details with the UKVI electronically. Please click here for more information.

      In view of the above, it is extremely important that before you decide to withdraw from your programme of study, you have an opportunity to discuss the possible implications with the following services as we may be able to assist you with the challenges you are facing:

      Academic Support Tutors - (please check with your department for further details);
      Immigration advisers;
      Student Health and Wellbeing advisers;
      HUU Advice Centre;
      Visa Compliance Team.

      You may also find some useful information in our Student Handbook

      IMPORTANT: Please remember that if you are allowed to work, your permission to work will stop as soon as you leave your programme. Please also remember to keep your contact details up to date with us and the UKVI to ensure that you receive correspondence from us and the UKVI in respect of your immigration status.

After your studies

  1. Attending your graduation»
    • On behalf of the University of Hull, we would like to congratulate you on the successful completion of your degree programme. To celebrate this special occasion, you may want to invite your family and friends to join you at your graduation ceremony. If your family and friends are visa nationals, they would need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa.

      If your degree programme was 12 month or longer and you are a Tier 4 visa holder, you should have been granted 4 extra months by the UKVI. This extra period should cover your graduation ceremony. If your student visa does not cover your graduation ceremony, you will need to obtain the appropriate visa to attend your graduation ceremony.

      Some of our students would need to return home and apply for a Standard Visitor visa there, because the UK immigration law does not allow a student visa to be changed into a visitor one in the UK.

      If you are starting a new course (see section below) soon after successfully completing your previous programme of study, you may be able to extend your student visa in the UK (depending on when your current visa expires and your next new course starts). This in turn would allow you to attend your graduation ceremony.

      For further information or query regarding attending your graduation, please contact the University of Hull's Immigration Team.

  2. Starting a new course»
    • You may be thinking about studying further after completing your current programme of study.

      It is important to start planning in good time as you may need to extend your current visa, change to another visa category or leave the UK and apply for a suitable visa to start your new programme with us.

      If you have a Tier 4 visa for your previous programme, you will need to apply for a new Tier 4 visa using a new CAS issued by the University of Hull. Whether you can apply to extend your Tier 4 visa inside the UK will depend on various factors, e.g. how soon your new course starts following your visa expiry date, the UKVI academic progression and other requirements.

      The first step is to check whether you can make your application inside the UK. If the start date of the new course is later than 28 days after the expiry date of your current valid Tier 4 General student visa, you must apply from outside the UK. If the gap between your visa expiry date and the new course start date is less than 28 days, you can apply inside the UK, provided you meet the other relevant requirements.

      If you have already been studying in the UK and are unsure whether other factors may prevent you from applying for your next visa in the UK, you are welcome to contact the University's Immigration Team for further assistance.

      If you have previously studied in another UK university and will be starting a new course with us, you will need to apply for your visa extension in the UK (providing you can do so) before you can register on your new programme of study with us. Please click here for more information about the visa application process inside the UK. If you need to apply from outside the UK, you must obtain your new Tier 4 visa using a CAS issued by the University of Hull, come to the UK and register on your new programme before its last registration date. Please click here for more information. If you need any further immigration assistance, please feel free to contact us.

  3. Working after studies»
    • If you are a Tier 4 visa holder and are looking for opportunities to work in the UK upon completion of your studies, please check the following options that may be applicable, depending on your circumstances and whether you can meet the relevant immigration requirements. Please also note that it is not always possible to change into another visa category in the UK.

      Tier 4 General visa

      If you completed your course on time and have a couple of months left on your Tier 4 visa, you can work in the UK for the duration of your visa, providing you are allowed to work. However, you will be subject to the same working restrictions as during your studies.

      Tier 4 DES (Doctorate Extension Scheme) visa 

      Tier 1 GE (Graduate Entrepreneur)

      If you have a viable business idea, the University of Hull may sponsor you for this visa. It is a one year visa with an opportunity to extend it for another year. Please click here for more information.

      Tier 1 Entrepreneur

      If you have ideas about setting up a business in the UK and have access to a minimum of £50,000 investment funds, please check the UKVI website as you may be eligible for this visa.

      Tier 2 General

      This is probably the main visa category for those who seek to work in the UK. You must have a job offer from an employer who has a Tier 2 licence and meet the other immigration requirements. Please check the UKVI website for more information.

      Tier 5

      There are two types of Tier 5 visa:

      Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa is for those who are looking for specific types of work (for example: in the creative and/or sporting field, Government Authorised Exchange scheme, internships, etc.) in the UK for one to two years for an employer who has a Tier 5 licence. Please check the UKVI website for more information.
      Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa may be suitable for you if you would like to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years. You do not have to have a job offer to apply, but must be aged between 18 and 30, be a national of one of these countries and comply with other UKVI requirements

      If you have not done so already, please check what our Careers and Employability Service can offer you to enhance your potential, whether you are looking for job opportunities inside or outside of the UK.

      Further sources of information:

      UKVI 

      UKCISA

      British Council

Leaving the UK

Your visa and your studies with us may be coming to an end soon and you may need to start making arrangements to leave the UK. We hope the following checklist will help you to plan a smooth departure.

  1. Arrange your travel»
    • What to consider:

      Ensure that your passport is valid.
      Travel before your visa expires.
      Check if it would be cheaper to send your luggage separately (in case you have a lot of personal possessions).
  2. Accommodation, utility and banking»
    • What to consider:

      Pay any outstanding utility bills and let the utility companies know when you intend to leave the UK.
      Give your landlord/letting agency a notice to leave and prepare your room/house for final inspection.
      Arrange for any deposit to be returned.
      Transfer any remaining funds from your UK bank account to your overseas account.
      Make arrangements to cancel any standing orders/direct debits/subscriptions and to close your UK bank account if necessary.
  3. Tax and VAT refunds»
    • What to consider:

      If you were working and paying income tax in the UK during your studies, check with the HM Revenue & Customs website whether you are entitled for some of your taxes to be refunded.
      Check here if you qualify for a VAT refund for certain purchases that you have made within three months of your leaving date and that you intend to take home with you.
  4. Let others know»
    • What to consider:

      Keep your friends/family informed.
      Give a notice to your employed (if you are working).
      Let your dentist/GP surgery know that you are leaving.
      Arrange redirection of your post with Royal Mail if necessary.
      Return your police registration certificate (if you have one) to the local police station.
  5. The University of Hull»
    • What to consider:

      Return your library books and/or equipment.
      Update your contact details via myadmin.
      Check our Visa Compliance Team page in case you need to provide them with any information.
      Check with your department if you need to submit any outstanding assignments from your home country.
      Check our Careers and Employability page for some useful information.
      Become a member of our Alumni network.

      Please also check with UKCISA for more useful information.

      We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for studying with us and to wish you every success for the future!

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