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BERMUDIAN STUDENTS PLANNING TO STUDY IN UK: PASSPORTS - as at March, 2017

Bermudian students intending to study in UK on a BDTC (Bermuda) passport can stay in UK not more than 6 months and if they wish to stay longer they must apply for a VISA at www.gov.uk (search UK VISA). This application can take a few months.

Bermudian students intending to study in UK on a BDTC (Bermuda) passport with the hope of applying for a UK passport when they are actually in the UK stand the chance of being refused or unnecessary delays (as they are applying from inside UK) so that route is not recommended. Best advice is to apply for the UK passport from Bermuda.

Bermudian students intending to study in UK on a UK passport will be treated as a UK citizen and will pay home fees and can stay as long as they like. This is the best option. For a Bermudian student to obtain a UK passport they need to visit www.gov.uk (search UK passports). It currently takes about 3 months to obtain this passport if the application is 100% complete.

For a renewal of a UK passport, the application is found at www.gov.uk and currently takes about 1 month to renew. Bermudian students who have any thought about study in the UK to get the home fees advantage should get their UK passport as early as possible.

** above info obtained from Barry Bobin Martin, the executive officer at Government House. His email is executiveofficer@gov.bm and his telephone number is 292-3600 x 241