If you are a new student, we must confirm your documents before we can issue your student card. Continuing students do not need to complete this stage.

New on-campus students

After finishing online registration, new on-campus students will need to complete their Document Checks.  This will include:

  • An online check of your qualifications by email (documentchecks@gre.ac.uk)
  • An on-campus check of your identification and any relevant immigration documents

Qualifications

To start your Document Checks, new on-campus students should email scans or clear photographs of all their qualifications, including any GCSEs or level 2 qualifications (notably English, Mathematics and Science subjects) to documentchecks@gre.ac.uk.

Please include your full name, Student ID number (i.e. 00XXXXXX) and course in the subject header of your email.

Students should aim to send all required documents to us at least 10 working days before the start of the course.   If documents are not of a suitable quality, certain documents are missing or there is no reference to your Student ID number we might not be able to complete the check and may have to contact you for more information which will delay your registration.

You will need to provide evidence of your qualifications, even if you have provided these at the admissions stage, to make sure that your Document Checks are completed.

We will need any qualifications that form part of the entry requirements to your course and if this evidence is not presented in English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation.

If your qualifications are in a different name, we will need to see evidence showing your current and previous names (such as a marriage certificate or deed poll).

New students on an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme or Degree Apprenticeship will also need to show the original document when they complete the identification stage of the Document Checks when they collect their Greenwich Gateway card.

Identification

New on-campus students will need to provide original, valid, in date, authentic identification when they arrive on campus to collect their Greenwich Gateway Card.  The acceptable forms of identity that we will accept is as follows (out of date or expired documents cannot be used):

Student TypeAcceptable forms of Identity
Home (born in the UK)Current valid and in date passport or UK driving licence (where it shows you were born in the UK or one of the four home nations) or original UK birth certificate (only if you are a UK national).
Home (born outside the UK)

Current valid and in date passport or "Travel Document"

plus

Relevant immigration document (e.g. indefinite leave to remain BRP)

EU National

Current valid and in date passport

plus one of the following:

Evidence of Settled or Pre-Settled Status to the EU Settlement Scheme (e.g. share code) or
Relevant immigration documents (e.g. stamped entry visa, current visa or BRP)

International student (non-EU and Tier 4 visa holder)

Current valid and in date passport

and 

Relevant immigration document (e.g. stamped entry visa, current visa or BRP)

(If you have entered the UK using the eGates at the ports you will also need to provide additional information, such as your boarding pass and tickets).

Students on professional health related degrees, Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes or a Degree Apprenticeship are required to provide a passport which will need to be scanned and attached to their student record.

New distance-learning students

After finishing online registration, distance-learning students should email scans or clear photographs of their identification and qualifications to documentchecks@gre.ac.uk.

Please include your full name, Student ID number (i.e. 00XXXXXX) and course in the subject header of your email.

Identification

You will need to provide original, valid, authentic identification, as follows.

Student TypeAcceptable forms of Identity
Home (born in the UK)Current valid passport or UK driving licence or birth certificate  (if a UK national)
OverseasCurrent valid passport or EU identity card or "Travel Document". If your passport is being held by the immigration authorities, provide the original official receipt and a letter confirming your name, place and date of birth.

Qualifications

You will need to provide original, valid, authentic qualifications. Even if you have provided these at the admissions stage, we ask that you please still complete this step.

We will need any qualifications that form part of the entry requirements to your course.

This will usually include GCSEs (notably English Language, Mathematics and Science), as well as Level 3 qualifications such as BTECs and A levels.

If this evidence is not presented in English, it must be accompanied by a certified translation.

If your qualifications are in a different name, we will also need to see evidence showing your current and previous names (such as a marriage certificate or deed poll).

New Partner and Network College students

After finishing online registration, you will need to contact your college about your identification and qualification checks. Once these have been completed by your college, confirmation will be sent to the university for processing.

Continuing students

Continuing students only need to complete online registration at the start of each year.

Provided there are no issues with your account (overdue fees, pending health checks, etc), your account will remain active and your Student Card will re-activate.

If you are a new student, please now proceed to Part 3: Collecting your student card.