How to invite your family to visit you or attend your graduation ceremony

 Do my family members need a visa to visit me in the UK?


Your family and friends should check the following website to confirm if they need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.  UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) website  

What documents will they need

To assist your family and friends visa application you should send the following

  1. A copy of your visa or BRP card
  2. A letter from Registry confirming that you are a registered student
  3. Your tennancy agreement
  4. If, you are financing their visit, you should send copies of your last 3 month bank statement


If you need further advice and guidance please make an appointment to see an Immigration Adviser in the Student Welfare Service, Charles Wilson building. Contact details 

Whilst my family are visiting me in the UK can they also travel to Europe with me ?

Your family can travel with you in Europe but they will need to apply for any necessary EU (Schengen ) visas before they leave their home country

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