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Visa Information

Graduation Ceremonies Visitor Visas

If you or your guests are travelling from outside the EU to attend a UCL Graduation Ceremony you will need a visa to enter the UK. If your student visa has expired and you have left the UK, you will need to apply for a general visitor visa.

If you are attending the graduation ceremonies this year you will be sent a letter in late May confirming the date and time of your graduation ceremony. This letter will also confirm the number of guest tickets you have been allocated. This 'Confirmation Letter' can be used to support your visitors visa applications.

Please note that UCL is unable to provide any kind of additional invitation letter to support visa applications.

We strongly advise all graduands and guests to read through our guidance document and consult the relevant pages of the UK Visa and Immigration website before applying for their visa.

Your UCL Graduation Ceremony


Congratulations! You have or are about to, complete a degree or graduate diploma at UCL.

Your graduation ceremony is a celebration of your achievement. It is a time to get together with family, friends and colleagues to acknowledge your success before moving on to the next phase of your career.

The best way to get the most from your day is to plan!

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