Visas and Letters of Invitation

Currently, UK Visas and Immigration grants visa waivers/exemptions to nationals of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

If you live in an area that is not eligible for a visa waiver/exemption or are unsure of whether or not you need to apply for a short-term visa to enter the UK in order to attend UKARISE, please click here or contact the British Embassy in your home country to receive guidance on the application process and necessary documents.

As part of the visa application process, you may be required to submit a Letter of Invitation from UKARISE.

A Letter of Invitation is an official document that confirms payment of registration fees and extends an official invitation to the paid registrant to attend and participate in the upcoming conference. In other words, it provides the holder with an official reason to come to the UK. It may be required and will likely form one of the documents required for a visa application if you are from a country that does not have a visa exemption agreement with the UK.

Letters of Guarantee are different then Letters of Invitation, UKARISE cannot provide Letters of Guarantee.

Entry Visas

Letters of Invitation

Further Visa Assistance

All questions/concerns regarding the status of your visa should be directed to the British immigration authorities or British Embassy in your home country.

UKARISE cannot change the decision, nor engage in discussion with the British immigration authorities or the British Embassy on behalf of the applicant.

UKARISE is not authorised to assist with the visa process beyond providing a Letter of Invitation.

Letter of Invitation Application Process

If you would like a Letter of Invitation to attend UKARISE please send us an email with your name, country of residence and why you want to attend the conference. We will prayerfully consider your request and get back to you. It is at UKARISE's discretion whether we choose to accept you or not.

If you are accepted, we will ask you to pay the conference registration and a £10 administration fee. You will then be sent a Letter of Invitation by email as a PDF attachment. Keep in mind, UKARISE is not responsible for any of the registrants expenses if the application is accepted.

If your visa application is denied, please note that UKARISE cannot offer a refund.

Please allow ample time for the Letter of Invitation application process.