Students can apply for student visas at VFS Global Hong Kong. Application fee is approximately £348 (as of year 2019/2020). When applying, students must pay a sum of around £470 for Immigration Health surcharge (IHS) per year in order to receive National Health Service during they stays in the UK. As passports must be remained at the centre, students cannot go abroad during the application procedure. An application with regular service generally takes 15 to 20 working days to complete while an express service takes 5 to 8 working days. To collect visas, please bring identification documents, receipts and collection notices.
VFS Global Hong Kong
Room B&E, 6/F, 169 Electric Road, North Point
Office hour: Monday – Friday 0800-15:00
UMP Medical Centre 3950 8888
Room 1401-3, Wing On House, 71 Des Voeux Road Central
Tsim Sha Tsui：
Room 7, 10/F, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East
Rm 03-04, 15/F, 238 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Quality HealthCare Medical Centre 8200 8825
Units 1605-09, 16/F, Admiralty Centre Tower 1, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong
8/F, Wai Fung Plaza, 664 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Kowloon
After filling in the Britannia Visa Form, Britannia Visa team will make the visa appointment for student. Please go to VFS Global Hong Kong for submitting the application forms.
Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates are four airlines that provide flights between Hong Kong and three major airports in the UK, which are London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Manchester International Airport (MAN). Flights departing from Hong Kong usually take approximately 13 hours, therefore it would be most convenient to take the flights departing at midnight.
Students should consider the school timetables when booking flight tickets as they can only enter dormitories according to the schedule and must leave before end of semester.
To save money:
Many airlines have special offers for students. Apart from cheaper prices, they also provide more baggage allowance or special allowance for instruments.
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Book flight tickets via websites such as Expedia, Agoda and lastminute.com
Book tickets via travel agents
As there is limited space in luggage, students must decide carefully on what to bring. All they need are some necessities together with a few posters or photos for room decoration, as everyday items and food can be purchased there. For school uniforms and school ties, students can buy at schools after arrival. Due to limited space in dormitories, schools may require students to send extra items back to Hong Kong. Besides, all medicines must be handed over to the house masters at beginning of semester.
2 sets of suits (for men)
2 face towels
1 sets of suit (for women)
4 bath towels
2 pairs of formal trousers (for men)
2 sets of pajamas
1 set of formal wear (for women)
1 pair of black leather shoes
6 white shirts (Long and short-sleeves)
1 pair of sport shoes
Scarf and gloves in plain colours
3 Sweaters or hoodies
1 pair of sleepers
2 pairs of jeans
1 pair of rain boots (if any)
Two sets of bedcover
2 pairs of sport pants (long and short)
Personal hygiene products
Swim pants (for men)/ Swimsuit (for women)
6 sleeveless garment / underwear
10 pairs of underpants
Laptop (if any)
10 pairs of socks
1 Calculator (if any)
12 passport photos
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