Identity check and visa checkpoint

Once you have completed online registration, to finish your registration you will need to attend either an ID check (UK/EEA and Swiss students resident in the UK) or a visa checkpoint (international students) when you arrive. 

If you are a UK citizen or EEA/Swiss citizen, currently resident in the UK, please ensure you have emailed a copy of your passport, national identity card, or full UK birth certificate to ahead of your arrival. If you have other immigration permission to be in the UK you will need to provide documentation to prove this; email your passport and visa to Once this is done, and you have attended your ID check or visa checkpoint you are officially a University of Leicester student and will receive your student ID card so you can start accessing the library and your student finance.

If you opted to collect your biometric residence permit from the university (rather than the post office) when you applied for your visa, you will receive it at visa checkpoint too. We will let you know when it has arrived.

Documents to bring with you

Make sure to bring to University with you the documents you need:

  • UK students: passport or full UK birth certificate
  • EEA/Swiss students resident in the UK: passport or national identity card
  • International students: passport and visa 


Registration deadlines vary from course to course – so check when you need to register by. But don't leave it till the deadline - we recommend that you register as soon as you can after you arrive.