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Proof of identification for applications to college

When applying or enrolling at Nottingham College as part of the application process, you will be required to provide certain identification or evidence. This page covers the various scenarios of when this is required and what you need to provide.

Proof of identity

At a certain point during your application you will be asked to provide evidence for identification purposes (usually when you enrol). This is a standard check to confirm your identity which Nottingham College must carry out for all students.

You will only need to provide one item from the list of accepted identification documents outlined below for a standard identity check. Depending on your age, there are different forms of identity documents which can be used.

Proof of VISA and immigration status

For some students with applications, we will request proof of VISA/​immigration status evidence. This evidence is requested by the college when proof of residency in the United Kingdom is required. If this is applicable to you, you will receive an email from the college requesting this. If you have been contacted to provide this information, you should follow the guidance below.

If you have not yet applied for a VISA to study in the United Kingdom, please visit the GOV.UK website for further information.

What documents do I need?

The following are valid documents that Nottingham College can accept for residency/​VISA evidence requirements.

If you are aged 16-18, please provide your own documents, birth certificate and also your parents/dependents documents.

In circumstances where you are a family member of a UK/EU/EEA national, please also provide the family members documents and also any marriage or birth certificates.

If you are unsure about what evidence you need to provide regarding your application, please get in touch with our admissions team.

Telephone: 0115 9100100
Email: feadmissions@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk

Uploading evidence

Evidence for general identification purposes or VISA/​residency can be uploaded through your student account. If you require help accessing your student account, please visit our application support page.

When accessing the Upload Evidence screen, you will need to select an option from Evidence Type menu. Make sure to select the correct category for the evidence you are uploading.

For example: If you are uploading Proof of Visa and Immigration status” documents please use Residency evidence” category. If you are uploading Identification” documents please use Enrolment Identity Evidence” category.