UK Immigration News
UK Border Agency Gives Advice for International Students
Monday, 6 August 2012
UK Border Agency (UKBA) issues a statement for international students arriving in the UK this September to help them make their arrivals smooth.
According to the UKBA's spokesperson, they want to make sure that international students to the UK are well prepared to get through the UK border as securely and quickly as possible. The agency has issued advice to make it easier for students arriving at ports and airports.
Students are advised to make a note of a suitable UK contact including full name, address and a phone number which will be required for completing landing cards. They should complete the landing card before meeting the Border Force officer in the UK.
"Never give false or misleading information including forged or counterfeit documents to a Border Force officer and have your university confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) letter and medical card (if you have one) in your hand luggage that you carry with you on to the aircraft. If you don't have a CAS letter, please bring thorough details of your course of study," says the statement.
The statement also reminds international students of some restrictions on food products brought to the UK. Restrictions apply to products made from meat, dairy, fish, eggs and honey, as well as some fruit, vegetables and plants, for example bulbs, seeds, cut flowers and tree bark; in addition to the amount of goods such as tobacco, alcohol and gifts.
Students are also required to declare any sums of cash of €10,000 or more, or the equivalent in another currency, if they are travelling from a country outside the European Union, according to the statement.
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