Non-visa nationals wishing to study as short-term students for a period of six months or less, may either apply for prior entry clearance or at the port of entry on arrival in the UK.
Eligible nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America who are permitted to use eGates, are instructed to see a Border Force Officer in order to obtain a short-term study stamp for the purposes of studying as a short-term student for a period of six months or less.
Should you lose your passport after receiving a short-term study stamp on arrival in the UK, you will firstly need to replace your passport by making the appropriate arrangements with your embassy in the UK. In order to obtain a further short-term study stamp, you will need to leave and re-enter the UK and obtain a further short-term study stamp by seeing a Border Force Officer once again on re-entry.
Until you depart the UK and obtain a further short-term study stamp, you still remain a valid short-term student. It is recommended however that you make arrangements to depart and return as soon as possible so that you can evidence the basis for your stay in the UK. You should also keep a copy of some evidence of the initial date of your arrival in the UK, for example flight tickets or your boarding pass.
Short-term study students who obtained prior entry clearance, should follow the instructions for vignette for full length of leave if you lose your passport following entry to the UK.