Take a holiday or visit your friends and family in a UK with the UK visit visa. The UK visit visa is known as the Standard Visit Visa and is used by millions of visitors to the UK for their travel. OSI can help you get your documentation and application right and increase your chances of getting a visa.
The UK visit visa is officially referred to as the UK Standard Visitor Visa.
With a Standard Visitor visa, you can do any of the following in the UK –
· visit family
· meet up with friends
· pass through or ‘transit’ to another country
· attend a meeting
· attend an interview
· volunteer for up to 30 days with a registered charity
· take part in a school exchange programme
· study in an accredited UK institution (for up to six months), do a placement or appear for an exam
· take up a recreational course (such as a dance course) for up to 30 days
· for medical reasons
· an academic from an academic institution overseas can take part in formal exchange arrangements or carry out their own research during a sabbatical
· a dentist or senior doctor can take part in research, teach, or undertake clinical practice (as long as it’s not on a permanent basis)
If you need a prior visa to visit the UK (depending on your nationality), the Standard Visitor visa will have to be applied online, before traveling to the UK.
The earliest that you can apply is three months before the date of your intended travel to the UK. A Standard Visitor visa costs £95 for up to 6 months.
Generally, you can stay in the UK for up to six months as a standard visitor. You might be able to apply for a longer stay under certain circumstances.
A long-term visit visa (multiple entries) visa for the UK allows multiple visits of up to six months at a time across a period of two years, five years, or ten years.
The UK visit visa is an online visa with an appointment at VFS to submit your documents. The process typically takes 3-4 weeks and once the visa is issued you can stay up to 6 months in the UK. The UK visit visa is applicable for:
The documentation required for the UK visit visa includes:
Apply for the visa at least three months before your intended date of travel.
You can stay for up to six months on this visa. You can extend your stay if you have come to the UK for private medical treatment by paying additional charges.
You can also extend your stay if you are in the country to attend an academic program.
If you need to visit the country for a longer period, you can apply for the long-term Standard Visitor visa with duration of either 2, 5 or 10 years. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months during every visit.
OSI is one of the world’s leading visa and immigration companies. Our experience and expertise in the UK immigration process makes us your partner of choice for your visa application. Our teams will help you with:
Talk to a OSI visa consultant to get your process underway today.
You will have to provide certified translated copies of documents that are not in Welsh or English.
You may have to provide extra documents if you are re-arriving at the UK:
Other details that you will require include:
You can also require:
You have to apply for the UK Tourist Visa online from India. You will have to book an appointment at a VAC in India as a part of your online application. You must also make payment of the required Visa fee.
Your biometric details must be submitted at your appointment. This includes digital face photograph and your fingerprints. The following information must also be carried:
The UK Tourist Visa fee from 29 March 2019 is as follows:
The Standard Visitor visa has replaced the:
With the UK standard visitor visa, you can:
However, with this visa you cannot: