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Status letter request for immigration purposes

Section 1: Purpose and Contents of this page:

Page Last Reveiwed 25/Apr/2022

This page has been created to give guidance if you require a status letter to use for immigration purposes, except travelling overseas or applying for indefinite leave to remain, you should complete the form which can be found below the guidance listed below.


Please ensure you have carefully read the guidance provided for your situation BEFORE you contact Student Immigration.


We aim to process all requests within 5 working days.


If we are unable to do so, because of the need for further information, we will email you to inform you about what we need to find out, using the email address on your form.



Section 2: If you require a status letter to confirm your degree conferral:

This can be downloaded from your Student Records Online account.


Please see the guidance on the following link:


Warwick | Student Records | Certificate of Status

Section 3: If you are a PhD student who has completed 12 months of their PhD:

You can download a status letter from your Student Records Online account to confirm you have completed 12 months of studies.


Please see the guidance on the following link:


Warwick | Student Records | Certificate of Status

Section 4: If you are requesting this letter for a Student Visa application:

If you are applying for a Student Visa visa or extending it, you no longer require a status letter because the CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) has replaced the status letter.


If you have successfully completed your course, and hold a valid student visa, you can use your student visa to re-enter the UK to attend the Graduation Ceremony.


Please find more information here:


https://warwick.ac.uk/study/international/immigration/current/reentry

Section 5: If you are requesting this letter for use in a Schengen Visa Application:

Status letters for Schengen visas and general purposes (for example, as evidence of address), should be requested from the student reception desk on the ground floor of Senate House - these can be prepared while you wait.


There is no need to contact the Immigration Service about one of these.


Please see the guidance on the following link:


Warwick | Student Records | Certificate of Status

Section 6: If you are on a Distance Learning MBA or Executive Learning MBA:

If you are on a part-time MBA course, and require a letter in support of your application for a General Visitor Visa to attend the Graduation Ceremony, please contact your Programme Team and they will be able to produce the letter for you.


For Distance Learning MBA students:


dlmba@wbs.ac.uk


For Executive MBA students:


execmba@wbs.ac.uk


Once you have received this letter you should follow the guidance provided in the Graduation Portal.

Section 7: If you have further queries and useful links:

If, after reading the guidance above, and you are still unsure of what you should do next, please contact Student Immigration to discuss your situation via the following methods:




    Please click on the following links for more information


    University of Warwick:


    UK Government:


    Other contacts:

    Section 8: Status Letter Request Form:

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