The University of Cambridge welcomes visitors from across the world to undertake a variety of academic activities, including conducting research, giving lectures and acting as examiners. EEA nationals do not require a visa to visit the UK, but non-EEA nationals may be required to apply for a visa in advance of a visit. To determine the appropriate visa for the required visit, we would advise first reading the document below:
If the activity or reason for the visit is not covered within the above guidance, please contact the Compliance Team for further advice. Please include full details of the proposed visit.
More detailed information on each visitor visa route can be found below:
- Visitor (Standard)
- Visitor for permitted paid engagements
- Tier 5 (GAE)
- Visitor for marriage or civil partnerships [UKVI webpage]
- Transit visitor [UKVI webpage]
Right to work checks
Where the University has invited a visitor to come to the University to undertake certain activities, departments/institutions should refer to the visitor right to work policy for guidance regarding when and how to undertake a check.