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Top 10 Tips for Travelling to the UK by RGU

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Many students will be getting ready to study in the UK, especially Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.  As part of your preparations for studying in Aberdeen this year, the university wants to make sure you have everything you need in order to get through the UK border as efficiently as possible.  Please make note of these top tips for a smooth journey through the border:

  1. Have your passport ready
  2. Ensure you complete a landing card (if you are a non EEA National)
  3. Have your University Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) number ready
  4. Keep any medical documentation, recent bank statements and details of where you are staying in your hand luggage, a UKBA Officer may ask to see this information
  5. Do not bring any meat or dairy products from outside the EU
  6. There are also restrictions on other food products such as fish, eggs and honey, as well as some fruit, vegetables and plants (e.g. bulbs, seeds, cut flowers and tree bark)
  7. There are also restrictions on the amount of tobacco, alcohol and gifts you can bring in the UK.  If you exceed your duty-free allowance and do not declare them, all of your items could be taken away from you
  8. Never bring in counterfeit goods, illegal drugs, offensive weapons or indecent or obscene material.  Some items are restricted and will require a licence or permit
  9. You must declare any sums of cash of £10,000 or mroe (or the equivalent in another currency) if you are travelling from a country outside the European Union
  10. Never give false or misleading information (including forged or counterfeit documents)

Contact KOM Consultants for more information on studying in the UK or Robert Gordon University.

If you have any questions please visit the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.