If your current Tier 4 student visa expires before Convocation, you may have to leave the United Kingdom and apply for a visitor visa to be able to enter the country to attend the event. Please follow this link for details on how to apply:
Please follow this link for a list of documents needed when applying for a visitor visa to the UK.
Please be aware, if you are a national of any of the following countries, then you will not need to apply for a visa prior to arrival in the UK.
However, you may be required to provide the same documents required for a visitor visa application at the UK Border:
The current list of low risk nationalities is: Argentina; Australia; Botswana; British National Overseas; Brunei; Canada; Chile; Croatia; Hong Kong; Japan; Malaysia; New Zealand; Singapore; South Korea; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago; and the USA.
We will only issue a letter of invitation to support your visa application if you have passed your degree and have booked to attend your ceremony. If your guests require a visa to enter the UK, we cannot issue a letter until you have purchased their guest tickets. It may take up to two weeks to process some letters, especially during our busy periods.
The following information must be provided:
- Your full name
- Course title
- Ravensbourne Student ID Number
- The full names of your guests that require a visa, and their relationship to you
- Full postal address for letters
Please be advised that the letter of invitation from Ravensbourne is not required or necessary for your visa application.
NOTE: We reserve the right to stop issuing letters if we are too busy. We will not write letters for people who issue us with unreasonable demands, or are rude to our staff.