General information on making a visitor visa application
For more information about visitors’ visas go to the UK Government website.
If your friends and family members are visiting the UK as a tourist or to attend your Graduation, they will need to apply online using the GOV.UK website.
The earliest they can apply is 3 months before they travel.
The applicant will need to attend an appointment at a Visa Application Centre in their home country.
If you want to sponsor their visit to the UK you should produce an invitation letter and supporting documents.
- An applicant is the person who will apply for a visitor visa.
- A sponsor is the person inviting the applicant to visit the UK.
The sponsor should send their invitation letter and any supporting documents to the applicant so the applicant can include these documents in their visitor visa application.
The sponsor should not send any documents directly to a British Embassy or High Commission.