How do I get a visa to attend an event?

Visa Application Support Letter (VASL)

The Financial Crime Forum will issue a letter in support of your attendance at a training course to be held by the company in the UK or certain other countries.

We are not always able to issue such letters.

You should complete the attached form and submit it through this website.

If we are able to issue a Visa Application Support Letter for the event, this will be shown on the information page for that event.

NB: we can issue a VASL only after confirmation of booking and payment has been received by us..

Note that the UK Authorities say that the time to process a visa, where required, will be approximately six weeks. We therefore recommend that you make your visa application at least eight weeks before the event.

We take up to seven days to process a VASL request, and so your booking must be confirmed and your payment received by us at least nine weeks before the event. This means that for UK events, you should submit your VASL request using the attached form not less than two months before the event so that we may advise you whether we can issue VASL in your case.

The UK requires applicants for visas to present themselves at the mission (Embassy, Consulate, etc.) in their country of residence (or, in limited circumstances a third country) where biometric data will be collected and used for identification at the port of entry to the UK.

Note: we do not enter into correspondence or discussion about Visas and applications for a VASL are accepted only on the attached form. e-mail, fax and telephone requests will not be acknowledged and will be disregarded.

Delegates who have registered and paid for attendance at a seminar of Forum may apply for a VASL. If we are able to provide a VASL, the acknowledgement of your booking will provide a link to the dedicated. We charge GBP plus VAT (where applicable) for each VASL. Note that a VASL does not guarantee that a visa will be granted. If your visa application is rejected, then upon submission of satisfactory evidence of rejection, we will recredit (less an administration fee of GBP30 plus VAT which includes our credit card, etc. charges) to your payment card the amount paid in respect of that delegate.