You need a passport to enter the UK. You must submit your passport information to enable the issue of your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number for your Student Visa (if you need one), verify your enrolment and to book tickets and accommodation for trips in Europe.
You should not begin your travel with a passport that will expire within six months of your return to Canada. To avoid experiencing difficulties while traveling, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before leaving if there is any possibility of extending your trip to within six months of expiry.
Regardless of your visa status, when you have the passport you will be travelling on, please submit the Passport Information Form.
If you are a dual national and hold a UK passport, we encourage you to travel to the UK on this passport. Please note however that you should bring both passports to prevent any problems returning to your home country
If you do not currently have a passport, or need to obtain a new one, apply as soon as possible. Application wait times can vary greatly depending on citizenship, place of residency and time of year. This is also a good time to have additional passport photographs taken, as you may eventually need extras for various other items.
Please note: students applying for a Student Visa can submit current passport details to obtain a CAS number even if they are applying for a new passport. Please remember to update your profile with your new passport information when you receive it.
The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community. We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives. The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC).
**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups.
***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working.
Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.