Calvary Chapel Bible College York (CCBCY) is:
- On the UK Government’s Sponsor’s Register
- Licensed to sponsor students.
- Accredited by ASIC with premier status.
Entry to the UK
You need a return plane ticket, to show UK Immigration that your stay is temporary. If you try coming to Britain on a one-way ticket, you may be refused entry and put on the first flight home.
If you have an E-Ticket, (no physical return ticket) bring your itinerary to prove your return flight.
Passports are required for all students studying in the UK. If you need to apply for a passport, please check the processing time for your country.
Entry into the United Kingdom
IMPORTANT: Students from certain countries, e.g. USA or Canada, are described by UK Immigration as Non-Visa Nationals and do not require visas in advance to study for one Semester with us in the UK. You will request a Student Visitor Stamp at the border.
All other international students wishing to study at Calvary Chapel Bible College York must obtain a Student Visitor Visa.
For a list of Visa National countries click HERE. If you are from a Visa National country, you must get leave to enter the UK before you travel.
The Student Visitor Visa is a single entry visa, which is valid for up to six months. *Please note that you will be unable to work on this visa. If you leave the country to go sightseeing, you will need to request a fresh visitor stamp in your passport when you return to the UK and there is the possibility this may be refused.
Please read the guidance below and contact us if you have any questions.
All students: Please make sure you bring the following with you to the border:
1. Return Ticket
2. Acceptance Letter
3. You will need to show immigration one of the following:
- A receipt showing you have paid in full, OR
- Proof that you have sufficient funds for the semester (Original Bank Statement, or a Check made out to Calvary Chapel York for the tuition balance), OR
- A copy of a payment plan from us
see UKBA website for more information
We recommend that all returning students apply for a Student Visitor Visa before leaving their country of residence.
You will need to complete a Student Visitor Application Form. CLICK HERE
So long as you comply with the Student Visitor conditions, the immigration officer should admit you as a Student visitor. Note that immigration officers do have discretion about who they admit – if there is any problem ask the immigration officer to ring Calvary Chapel York on 01904 733888 and ask to speak to the Director or Registrar.