Visa Requests


International students can request a Visa Invitation Letter at the time of registration via the Student Portal between 1st March and 31st May.  Please go to the Apply Here tab on the Graduation Home Page.

​If you are experiencing any difficulties with the online form, please direct your enquires to the email addresses below:

If you study in Cardiff please contact the International Office Welfare Team on:

If you are a Partner Institution Student and study outside of Cardiff, please contact the Partnership Office on:

We are not permitted to confirm the name of your friends or family members on the letter. If you would like them to join you in the UK please use your supporting letter (issued by the university) plus your own letter addressed to the British Embassy stating the following to support their visa application:

  • Your name and reason for coming to the UK
  • Names of people that you would like join you
  • Approximate date of arrival and length of stay
  • Accommodation arrangements made

Please note that your visa support letter does not guarantee that your visa application will be successful. All applicants must meet the requirements of the UK's Immigration Rules.  Further information of the visa application procedure and requirements can be found on the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) here.