Attending the summit

Apply for a visa

If you require a visa to travel to the UK to attend CHOGM, the Commonwealth Forums, or any related events, you are advised to apply through your usual application route as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted no later than 15 working days before you intend to travel to the UK. 

It is the responsibility of individuals to make their own visa arrangements. 

Visit the website of UK Visas and Immigration for more information on UK visa requirements.


Attending the Forums

If you have registered to attend one of the Forums you should have received an email confirming whether or not your registration has been successful. If your place has been confirmed you should also have received details on how to log into the dedicated Forum Hub where more information can be found to help you plan your visit. 

If you have submitted your registration and have not received any email correspondence, please contact your forum's organisers.


Media accreditation

Media accreditation for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting has now closed. Media that have applied for accreditation will be notified in due course if their application has been successful. Consideration will be given to late accreditation requests on a case-by-case basis. Contact for further information.

Further information on the accreditation process, including a list of frequently asked questions is available at


Accommodation and travel arrangements

You may wish to visit the official London and Britain visitors guide at and for information on accommodation