This page contains a checklist of documents you should have before you arrive in Canada, as well as arrival information.
The following documents must be obtained before you come to Canada:
- Valid passport
- Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa - TRV), if applicable
- Study Permit
- Letter of acceptance from King's University
- Proof that you can support yourself for the duration of your studies
- Health Immunizations (if applicable)
Under no circumstance you should come to Canada to study for six months or longer without a valid Study Permit and a Visitor Visa (if applicable). More information on Study Permits and Visitor Visas is available online at the Citizenship and Immigration Canada webpage:
It is a good idea to make photocopies of important documents such as plane tickets, passport, Study Permit, Visitor Visa, prescriptions for drugs, and keep them separate from your original documents. It is also a good idea to carry your original documents and money with you - do not put them in your checked luggage!
Please note that there are two major International Airports (Detroit and Toronto). Connecting flights to London are available from both airports. You can also use the Robert Q AirBus service from either Toronto or Detroit: www.robertq.com
King’s Toronto Airport Arrival Service (for Bridging participants only)
If you would like us to meet you at the Toronto arrivals area and book your Robert Q bus service, we will be happy to do it. The cost of $100 for this service is included in exchange student fees. International students can pay the fee upon arrival. We will only be able to meet you at Toronto airport on the two official arrival days prior to Bridging, but we can book the Robert Q Airbus for you on any day. To book your Airbus, we will need the following information to be emailed to us no later than August 1st:
- Would you like to be picked up at the airport?
- Are you arriving to London or Toronto airport?
- Flight number
- Arrival time
If you are participating in the Bridging Program and would like to use the King’s arrival service, student volunteers will be meeting you at the airport and taking you to the Robert Q check-in counter. The Robert Q bus will deliver you from Toronto straight to King’s College in London. If you cannot see the volunteers, please go to the Robert Q check-in counter and travel on your reserved bus to King’s. It is only 5-7 minute walk from the arrivals. In London, the same bus will take you to King’s University College. You do not need to leave the bus.
Please report to ABOUTOWN check-in counter at the Ground Transportation Desk, located on Ground Level of the airport, one level below the arrivals level, between Post R and Post S. Exit the arrivals area and turn to the right, go to the elevator that is along the same wall as the arrivals doors and go one floor down to the ground transportation area. Exit the elevator and turn to your left. Robert Q terminal check-in counter will be the second one you see.
Please report to the Out of Town Vans area on the arrivals level under the domestic escalator located in the center of the terminal.
If you are arriving to London airport, we will be unable to meet you but you can easily get to campus on your own. Once at the London Airport, please make your way to Ground Transport. Checkers Limousine offers a service from the airport. Please give them the King's address provided below, and tell them to drop you off in front of King’s Alumni Court Residence. Phone number for Checkers cabs: 519-659-0400. The cost of the cab ride will be around $35CDN.
Once you have arrived at King’s College, please go into the Alumni Court building. If you arrive from 9:00am-4:30pm, your keys will be at the Residence Office.
If you are arriving on a weekday after hours or during the weekend, you will need to contact King’s security and they will give you the keys to your room. Their phone number is: 519-521-6215
You can use the phone located inside the Alumni Court residence building located at the Residence Information desk and accessible to anyone around the clock.
Suggested arrival dates for Bridging participants – January 2016 start
- January 2nd and January 3rd 2016
Please note that we are not able to send volunteers to meet you at Toronto airport in January
Suggested arrival dates for Bridging participants – September 2016 start
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