This page contains information to assist with the arrival and registration procedures for courses based at Shrivenham, for Cranfield Defence and Security.

Please take the time to read all the information thoroughly.

If you hold an offer for a course at our Cranfield campus in Bedfordshire, please see our Cranfield campus arrival and registration information page.

Cranfield University at Shrivenham pre-arrival information

If you are due to formally register at Cranfield University at Shrivenham, please ensure that that you have completed the following prior to your registration date:

  • Completed your online registration task through Shrivenham e:Vision EVE. The task will be sent to you at least two weeks prior to your registration date;
  • Organised your ATAS certificate (if required);
  • Organised your visa (if required);
  • Sent any outstanding documentation to meet the requirements of your offer;
  • Submitted BPSS form and related documentation (if required). 

If you are an international student, find out more about visas and immigration here.

For additional information on accessing your accommodation on your arrival, please see our Accommodation page.

To help you plan your journey, see how to find Shrivenham.

Arriving at Shrivenham

Prior to your first face-to-face module please visit the following site in Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment: Arriving at the Shrivenham Site.

On arrival at Visitor Reception (postcode SN6 8TS) you will need to produce photographic ID . You will be issued with a temporary pass to allow you access. Please allow plenty of time for this as there may be queues.

All persons wishing to access the Defence Academyof the UK must produce photographic ID (passport, UK photo driving licence, government ID card or similar).

Serving military personnel sponsored by their respective service (UK and international) may be expected to wear military dress during the working day as if in their parent unit. Please refer to your joining instructions to see if this is applicable to you.


You must complete your online registration via EVE before arrival. You will need to bring your passport and, if required, any visa documentation to complete your registration in person (even if you have already uploaded them in EVE).

Please note that we cannot accept MOD ID as photo ID for the purposes of registration.

Any outstanding conditions to your offer must be uploaded to your application record prior to arrival as they need to go through the appropriate approval process before the condition is met and we can fully register you. If you have any conditions of your offer outstanding on the date you register, we may be able to temporarily register you. This will be explained to you by the registration team.

Visas and immigration

At the registration event you will need to bring the following documents with you (even if you have already uploaded them in EVE):

  • Passport
  • BRP card OR evidence of your digital immigration status

If you have not been issued a BRP card and have instead been given digital immigration status (eVisa), or you have status under the EU Settlement Scheme, we need to verify the status you have been granted. Depending on your circumstances, you need to take one the following actions:

  • If you are on a Student visa, please generate a 'share code' for STUDY STATUS CHECK and upload it to CAS Shield (Enroly).
  • If you have status under the EU Settlement Scheme or any other visa category, please generate a 'share code' for STUDY STATUS CHECK and send it to so that we can verify your details. Please remember to include your student ID number in your email to us.

Ten top arrival preparation tips for overseas students

The Home Office Border Force has produced a helpful list of ten top tips for first time students arriving to commence their studies in the UK. The tips are designed to ensure that you are not unduly delayed as you enter the UK by helping you prepare for what you may need to present at border control.

Follow these top tips for a smooth journey through the UK border:

  1. Have your passport ready.
  2. Expect Border Force Officers to ask you simple questions about your stay in the UK when you arrive at passport control.
  3. Ensure you complete a landing card (only applicable if you are a non-EEA National).
  4. Have details about your course ready in your hand luggage, this includes your Certificate of Acceptance Studies (CAS) number. You will be asked to show paper copies of your course details, electronic versions on a phone or tablet will not be accepted.
  5. Keep any medical documentation, recent bank statement and details of where you are staying in your hand luggage.
  6. Do not bring in any meat or dairy products from outside the EU. There are also 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) which can't be brought into the UK.
  7. There are restrictions on the amount of tobacco, alcohol and gifts you can bring into the UK. If you exceed your duty-free allowance and do not declare it, 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 more (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).

View the list of restricted items here.