Visitor visas for graduation ceremonies

Visitor visas for guests

If you are inviting guests from overseas to attend your award ceremony and they require a visitor visa, you should make sure to refer to the Home Office information on visitor visas.

A few months before your scheduled award ceremony, the Awards Ceremony department will send you information about how to book attendance at the ceremony.  It is necessary to book places for yourself and any guests if you wish to attend. 

You can give your guests copies of your official results letter and also a copy of the information you receive from the Awards Ceremony department when they are applying for their visitor visa/s, to demonstrate the reason for their visit to the UK.  You should also write a letter of invitation to them.  The campus Student Centres do not produce special invitation letters for this purpose as it is not specifically a required document for the visitor visa application.

Visitor visas for students wanting to return to the UK for the ceremony

If you have left the UK, you can apply to re-enter the UK to attend your graduation ceremony by making a General Visitor visa application.  If you wish to bring guests with you they should also make visitor visa applications (see Home Office link above.)

You can use your official results letter and also a copy of the information you receive from the Awards Ceremony department when applying for your visitor visa, to demonstrate the reason for your visit to the UK. The campus Student Centres do not produce special invitation letters for this purpose as it is not specifically a required document for for the visitor visa application.

 

 

More about Awards Ceremonies

Awards ceremonies

Visit the awards ceremonies website for information and downloads for graduates and their visitors.