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Travelling and leaving the United Kingdom

If you need to leave the UK for any reason during your studies (for example, for visa or health issues, PhD data collection or family emergencies), there are some requirements to be aware of.

Preparing your documents

To ensure that you have no issue re-entering the UK, you should take with you written authority from your academic supervisor/personal tutor/programme leader.  This should also clearly state the dates of your intended trip.  You should carry this with you in your hand luggage so that you can show this to an immigration officer if necessary.  

Please note: If you have finished your studies and are leaving the UK but have time left on your Tier 4 visa and intend to return for graduation, you should request a graduation letter. You should carry this with you in your hand luggage so that you can show this to an immigration officer if necessary.

Updating the University

If you are sponsored by the University under Tier 4 we need to be aware of your situation.  Once you have left the UK, you should provide flight details to the University.  You must provide an e-ticket and either boarding card or passport stamp to homeofficecompliance@salford.ac.uk.

Please note: You only need to send us flight details if this is during your study periods.  For example, if you are an undergraduate student you do not need to send us this information for the Christmas, Easter and summer vacation periods.

When re-entering the UK, you should carry your written permission with you in your hand luggage so that you can show this to an immigration officer if necessary.

Updating the University

If you are sponsored by the University under Tier 4 we need to be aware of your situation.  Once you have returned to the UK, you should provide flight details to the University.  You must provide an e-ticket and either boarding card or passport stamp to homeofficecompliance@salford.ac.uk.

Please note: You only need to send us flight details if this is during your study periods.  For example, if you are an undergraduate student you do not need to send us this information for the Christmas, Easter and summer vacation periods.