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 International Research Symposium on Engineering and Technology, please click HERE
or contact the British Embassy in your home country to receive guidance on the application process and necessary documents.
Letters of Invitation
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 by your university for administrative purposes, and will likely form one of the documents required for visa application if you are from a country that does not have a visa exemption agreement with the UK.
In order to qualify for a Letter of Invitation, you must meet both of the following criteria:
Be registered as a regular* audience member or an author of an accepted abstract and/or paper (*we are unable to offer this service to student audience)
Have paid the conference registration fee in full
SICASE will not, under any circumstances, provide a Letter of Invitation or visa application paperwork to any interested party who does not meet the two criteria listed above.
If your application for a Letter of Invitation is successful, your Letter of Invitation will be sent to you by email as a PDF attachment.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your application to be processed.
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.
If your visa application is denied, please note that SICASE will not be able to change the decision of the British immigration authorities, nor will SICASE engage in discussion or correspondence with the British immigration authorities or the British Embassy on behalf of the applicant.
▲SICASE is not authorized to assist with the visa process beyond providing a Letter of Invitation.