Passports & Visas

  • Passports & Visas

    If you are visiting London from overseas, you will require certain documentation and possibly a visa.

    This section provides you with information on the passport and visas requirements for visiting RetailEXPO.

  • Passports

    On arrival in the United Kingdom, you must show a valid national passport or other equivalent official document that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality.

    More details on customs & travel information


    Visitor Visa Letters

    You will be able to request a Letter of Invitation once you have registered for the event. Once your registration is complete, you will be directed to a confirmation page. On this page, there will be a link to request your letter of invitation. You will also receive a confirmation email that includes a link to request your letter of invitation. Once you have requested this, our team will vet your application and if approved, you will receive your letter of invitation via email. To register, click here.


    Exhibitor Visa Letters

    Registered exhibitors can obtain a visa letter from customer services.



    If you are not a British citizen or a citizen of one the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, you may need to acquire a visa – entry clearance certificate – before you travel to Britain. If you have a valid passport and UK visa, you will normally be granted entry to the UK. Please allow plenty of time to make an appointment for your visa application before you travel to avoid disappointment.

    Please visit the UK Border Agency if you need to confirm if you acquire a visa and for full details about visa requirements, biometric information and application procedures.

    When you arrive in Britain, your visa tells UK immigration:

    • The reason you are travelling to Britain
    • How long you are allowed to stay
    • The last day you are allowed entry

    Entry clearance follows strict rules and procedures.

    Find out more about UK visa requirements

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