If you or your guests are travelling from outside the European Union to attend a graduation ceremony then you may require a visa to enter the United Kingdom. If your student visa has expired you will need to apply for a visitor’s visa.

We cannot issue a visa letter for you or your family until you have booked your place and purchased any guest tickets.  

Letters to support your Visa application

The Graduation Team can produce a letter in support of visa applications for you or your family and other guests.

To request this letter, please complete the form at the bottom of the page.

  • Please do not use block capitals
  • Please ensure you fill in all fields using proper text i.e. capitalising the first letter of your first name and surname
  • Ensure you complete every field
  • Ensure you have to hand your CID number and passport number, and if you are applying for guest tickets that you have their passport number and date of birth to hand

Failure to supply all the requested information may result in a delay in the issuing of your visa support letter. Please allow seven working days for the issue of any visa letter.

Please note that visa letters are sent to the email address provided in PDF format. If you wish to request a hard copy of the letter please email the team. Please note that international postage of the hardcopy letter may take over two weeks.

Find out more about applying for a visa