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Upload your identity documents

Every student must upload their identity documents before starting their studies with us.

What you need to do depends on your nationality and the type of visa you have, if you have one.

UK and Republic of Ireland nationals

You need to upload proof of your identity on Banner, our student records system.

To do this:

  1. Log into Banner with your University IT account details
  2. Select ‘View action items’
  3. Follow the instructions for ‘Identity Check’
  4. Upload your identity document

Log into Banner and upload your document

All other nationalities

You need to upload proof of your nationality and your immigration status on Banner, our student records system.

If you have a student visa, you also need to come to an in-person appointment to complete your 'Right to Study Check'.

You can book your appointment for this after uploading your documents.

Upload your documents

Make sure you upload clear, colour photos of your passport and immigration status.

  1. Log into Banner with your University IT account details
  2. Select ‘View action items’
  3. Follow the instructions for ‘Right to Study Check’
  4. Upload your passport or travel document photo page to Stage 1
  5. Upload the immigration documents Banner asks for to Stage 2

Log into Banner and upload your documents

The documents you'll be asked for depend on your personal circumstances.

Book an in-person appointment

You must book an in-person appointment to complete your Right to Study Check if you have a student visa. You should book the earliest appointment available after you arrive in Southampton.

The appointment is free and takes 15 minutes. You'll be able to cancel or reschedule, if you need to.

If you have a different visa or immigration permission, you don't need to come to an in-person appointment.

You will need your biometric residence permit (BRP) at your appointment.  

Book your in-person appointment

Collecting your BRP card

You can collect your BRP at the University during your appointment if you chose this option when you applied for your visa.  

If you chose to collect it from the Post Office, you need to collect it and bring it with you. 

If you applied for a new visa from within the UK, your BRP card will be sent to the address on your application. Don’t forget to bring it to your in-person appointment.  

If you used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ app:

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