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Arriving late

Information for students arriving after Welcome Week

If you will be arriving at King's after your course start date, you must complete the steps below. 

  • Inform your academic department that you will be late
  • Contact your hall of residence (if applicable) 
  • Complete online enrolment and collect your student ID once you arrive 

Term-time ID card collection 

If you arrive outside of Welcome Week in September or January, you can collect your ID card at one of our regular enrolment sessions held each week throughout the year. Please be aware that these sessions do not run during any main ID card collection period.


 every Tuesday and Thursday


 1pm - 4:30pm


 4th Floor, Bush House (South East Wing)

What to bring when collecting your ID card:

  • Your Welcome Email (the email you were sent inviting you to complete your enrolment process)
  • Photo ID (as detailed below)
  • UK/EU/EEA/Swiss Passport holders - please bring one of the following original photo documents
    • passport; or
    • photo driving license; or
    • National Identity card.
  •  Non UK/EU/EEA/Swiss Passport holders
    • the passport that you used to gain entry into the UK, which will contain any visa information that we require
    • any separate Biometric card issued by the Home Office
    • If you are currently applying for a Visa from inside the UK, you must bring evidence of your visa application. (NB. If you applied for your visa outside the UK, you need to wait for the visa to be granted before you travel)

If you have any questions, please email

Have you visited our other webpages for information about your arrival?

When you arrive

When you arrive

Collect your Student ID Card and attend your academic induction.

Your first weeks

Your first weeks

Start your academic programme, meet your personal tutor, and sign up for clubs and societies.

Watch videos from Welcome Week events

Thriving in London - September 2019 



British Academic Culture - September 2019  



Principal's Welcome Address - September 2019