Your application

Your application for Call should consist of:

  • a Petition for Call to the Bar, Call Declaration and QS requirement Form (editable document)
  • payment (see below)
  • ​certified copy of final undergraduate degree certificate (if applicable, see below) 
Call documents will be accepted by email. However, we must receive your certified undergraduate degree certificate via post. You may include this with your electronic application and we will then confirm if the document has been certified correctly. Email your documents to Member Services. 
We no longer require references for your Call application.


In order to be called in absentia, you will need to complete the application form and submit by email. Please note that allowance for call in absentia is rare.  You will need to submit your application by emailing Member Services., outlining your request and reason(s) behind not being able to attend Call


You will be invited to pay your call fees via your Gray’s Inn Booking Account (GIOS) a month before the ceremony.  
For a common scenario – being called in person with 2 guests – the fees broken down are:
Call fee £75
Your attendance at the reception £28
Guest 1 (optional) £30
Guest 2 (optional) £30
Total £163

Degree Certificate

For student members, if you did not submit a certified copy of your final undergraduate degree certificate when you applied to join the Inn, (i.e. you applied to join before your final result was conferred), we will require a certified copy of your final conferred undergraduate degree result in order for you to be Called. 

The copied certificate should hold an official stamp (such as the University seal) and the certifier should state that it is a true likeness of the original. Some Post Offices provide a document certifying service, for more information visit the Post Office website


Due to the capacity of Hall you will only be allowed to invite 2 guests to the Call ceremony and reception. 

At Trinity Call you will be able to invite additional guests to the reception (in the Walks) only.

All guests must be over 11 years of age.


For all Call days you:
  • must submit your Call papers by the relevant deadline, or during the specific time period.

  • are expected to be called in person

  • may be granted the right to be called in absentia, but permission for this is rare; please contact Roberta Lai  to discuss further

Barrister card photograph

The photograph that currently appears on your student membership card will be used for your barrister card. If you would like a different photograph to be used, please provide an updated passport photograph with your Call papers. 

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Dress Requirements

All callees must wear


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