Visa support letters

If you or your guests are coming from a country that is outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we can produce a letter to confirm that we are expecting you and your named guests to attend the ceremony. This letter can be used to support your visa application or a visa application for your guest(s).

It is essential you book your place by the deadline if you wish to attend, even if you are unsure if you will be able to travel. You will need to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements, but we would recommend that you don't make these until you definitely know you can come.

We understand that you may be unsure if your visa application will be accepted. If you are in this situation, we would advise you book your place along with your two free guest tickets, without purchasing additional guest tickets, photography, or hiring robes. This would be free of charge and will guarantee your place at the ceremony if you complete your award.

You would then be able to purchase additional guest tickets, photography, and hire your robes via the Ede & Ravenscroft website closer to the time of your ceremony, as long as it is before the booking deadline. If you miss the deadline you will be able to purchase photography and hire robes on the day of your ceremony, along with additional guest tickets (subject to availability).

Request the letter

Please email the Graduation team with the following information if you require an official letter to support a Visa Application for yourself or any of your guests. Please note that requests typically take seven to ten days to be completed. We politely ask that you do not double email to chase any requests as we will respond as quickly as possible and this can slow down our response time.

  • Your full name
  • Your student ID
  • Confirm if the letter is just for yourself or for any guests.

For any guests please also confirm:

  • Their full name
  • Their date of birth
  • Relationship to you (for example: brother, mother).

Please ensure all information is available and correct at the time of your request, as any missing or incorrect details could cause delays to the issuing of your letter.

In your letter

If your award has not been confirmed by an Award Board, the letter will state that you will be attending on the condition that you have successfully completed your award before the appropriate deadline.

If your award has been confirmed by an Award Board then the letter will state that you are eligible to attend the Graduation Ceremony.

Refunds and cancellations

In the event that you do purchase guest tickets, photography or hire robes and your visa is not facilitated, you will be eligible for a refund. Please check our cancellations and refunds page to see how to claim a refund, or see our terms and conditions for more information.

Further information

If you need any more information on coming to the UK, we recommend you contact our Immigration Advice team at

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