Visas & immigration

UK points based immigration (PBI) requirements

Under the terms of the UK's current Points Based Immigration legislation, overseas students who need a visa to study in the UK are required formally to register with the University and College when they arrive at the start of their course and at the beginning of each term thereafter during their programme of study. At Churchill this registration takes place in the Tutorial Office (undergraduates) or the TAS Office (postgraduates). At first registration students must present their passport and visa for recording. At subsequent registrations they have to provide proof of identity by presenting their Cambridge University membership card and they also have to update their contact details if these have changed since last registration. Any new visas or passports acquired during the period of study must also be recorded by the relevant tutorial office. If a student fails to carry out any of his/her responsibilities, the College is required to notify the authorities. Students who fail to satisfy the requirements of the PBI legislation are at risk of deportation.

International students will be contacted to tell them when they must report to the office to sign in. This is not optional.

Detailed information about Points Based Immigration is available at: