Things You Need to Know...


If you require a visa to travel to Edinburgh, UK please ensure you allow plenty of time to obtain it from the Embassy. 

PhUSE can issue you with a visa letter to submit with your application, detailing the reason for your trip. If you require a letter please contact the PhUSE Office and provide the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Place of Issue
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Company
  • Dates of Travel
  • Full Name and Address of Embassy

An example of a visa letter can be downloaded here. Please note that some Embassies require an original copy of the letter, you will therefore need to factor in time for PhUSE to produce and post the letter to you.

For full guidelines on traveling to Edinburgh and the required documentation please visit the GOV.UK website.


  • Visa applications can take up to six weeks to process
  • The PhUSE Office require five working days to process a visa letter.

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