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Status letter request for immigration purposes

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 below.

Please note that if you are applying for a Tier 4 visa or Tier 4 visa extension, you no longer require a status letter because the CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) has replaced the status letter.

Please also note that if you have successfully completed your course, and hold a valid Tier 4 visa, you may now use your Tier 4 visa to re-enter the UK to attend the Graduation Ceremony. Please find more information here:

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 International Student Office about one of these. You can also request one using the following link:

If you are on a distance learning MBA course (including the Executive MBA) and require a letter in support of your application for a General Visitor Visa to attend Graduation Ceremony, please contact and they will be able to produce the letter for you.

Letters should be ready for collection from 2.30pm five working days following the request from the International Student Office. You will be contacted by email as soon as your letter is ready to collect. If you have requested us to post the letter to you, you should also allow time for the document to be delivered. As no charge is made for this service, we will always use second class post to local addresses in the UK. Standard airmail will be used for the rest of the world. Please do not ask us to post a letter by courier or expect a tracking number.

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.


For What Purpose Do You Require This Letter

How Would You Like The Immigration Service to Send You This Letter?
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The student status letter will state your name, details of the course you are studying, the start and end date of your course plus information relevant to the type of letter you have requested. If you happen to request a letter that is the incorrect letter for the purpose you require, the International Student Office is unable to accept any responsibility for this or for the outcome of any immigration application you make.
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