Attending graduation

How you can make sure you have the right visa to attend your graduation.

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See full details about attending graduation ceremonies.

If your graduation ceremony is before your visa expiry date, then you can attend graduation using that visa.

Graduating after your visa expires

It is not possible to extend your student visa to attend a graduation ceremony, but you can usually return to the UK by applying for a standard (tourist) visitor visa.

If you have any questions about applying for a tourist visa, you can email us at immigration (

You will need a graduation letter from your School hub for your application.

If your friends or family wish to attend your graduation ceremony, you should follow the information on visits from family and friends.