Upload your passport and visa information

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) , which is part of the Government Home Office responsible for immigration, requires that Higher Education Institutions retain a copy of visa information for all International (non-European Econmic Area) students.

In early 2015 the Home Office introduced the Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) for International applicants applying to come to the UK for more than six months. You will have applied for your BRP at the same time as you applied for entry clearance and will be given a vignette valid for 30 days which allows you to enter the UK.

Various options for collecting your BRP will be offered to you and we STRONGLY ADVISE that you select the option of collecting your BRP from the University of Sheffield. Please follow this link for details on how to do this.

If you have elected to collect from the Post Office then you will need to do this BEFORE attending your registration event. Please note that if you have chosen to collect your BRP elsewhere YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER WITHOUT IT.

In order to speed up the Registration process, it is helpful if you can provide a scanned copy of your visa or BRP before you register. You can do this by uploading an image in your pre-registration account, but will need to ensure that you upload valid documents by checking the following:

  • You have uploaded your visa after entering the UK and your visa has been stamped by a UK immigration official (where appropriate).
  • You have uploaded the front AND back of your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).
  • The document you have uploaded is a valid form of leave to remain in the UK.
  • The image is clear.

Do not worry if you do not have a visa yet, this task will be available for you to undertake until you register.

You must bring the original documents with you to your Registration Event so the University can verify the scanned copies.

If you have any questions about this process, please email studentadmin@sheffield.ac.uk for further information.