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Academic Visitors

Queen Mary University of London welcomes visitors from across the world to undertake a variety of academic activities, including giving lectures, conducting research, and acting as examiners.  To ensure that Queen Mary is compliant with UK Immigration Law we are required to undertake a righ to work check on every person we intend to engage to ensure they are lawfully allowed to work in the UK. 

Right to Work Checks

All visitors no matter their nationality are required to show their Passport or National Identification Card, and where necessary, a visa appropriate for the activity they are undertaking. 

EEA Nationals will not require a visa, anyone coming to the UK from outside the EEA may require a visa in advance of a visit.  

Visitor Visas

Visitors coming to the University from outside of the European Economic Area will be required to gain entry to the UK under an immigration category appropriate for the agreed activity.  To determine the appropriate visa for the required visit, we would advise first reading the document below:

Visa Advice for Academic Visitors [PDF 478KB]

If the activity or reason for the visit is not covered within the above guidance, please contact your local HR Team for further information. Please include full details of the proposed visit.

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