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UK Tourist Visa

Plan your visit to UK now with the easiest way to get UK Tourist / Visitor Visa at your disposal.

The island nation of the United Kingdom, which is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is located in northwest Europe. The Irish Sea, English Channel, North Sea, and Atlantic Ocean are all around this island nation. See a nation that is home to breathtaking scenery, fairy-tale castles, and thriving, modern cities that are brimming with wonderful experiences to share.

As a Standard Visitor, you are allowed to travel to the UK for leisure, business, educational purposes (up to six-month courses), and other acceptable pursuits.

You are usually allowed to stay in the UK for a period of six months. In some situations, such as when receiving medical care, you may be eligible to apply for a longer stay.

Types of UK Visitor Visa

There are two categories of UK Tourist/ Visitor Visa listed below available to anyone requesting to visit the UK:

  • Short-Term Visa: Usually for up to 6 months.
  • Long-Term Visiting Visa: A maximum of 2, 5, or 10 years. The applicant may submit an application for a long-term visitor visa if they can show that several trips to the UK would be required over time and that the goal of those trips would remain the same during the validity of the visa.

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UK Tourist/ Visitor Visa Requirement

Mention below are the UK Tourist / Visitor Visa Requirements that one must fulfil if he or she plans to visit the UK:

  • Provide return documentation on time.
  • Provide evidence that you can handle your financial obligations while in the UK.
  • Provide evidence of any activity (business or otherwise) you wish to engage in during your visit to the UK and which are permissible under the relevant laws.
  • When applying for a long-term visa, the applicant must demonstrate that they will continue to have a continual need to enter the UK during the validity of the visa.
  • Applicants must demonstrate they have the required documentation, have made financial arrangements to cover the cost of the treatment, and will leave the UK once it is finished when requesting a visa for medical treatment.

What is the process for applying UK tourist visa?

One must follow the steps mentioned below when initiating the process for applying UK tourist Visa:

  • Filling out the application – Submit your request for a visit or tourist visa to the UK. It is essential that you enter your information accurately. Any erroneous information could result in the denial of your visa.
  • Pay the UK visa processing fee – After completing your application, pay the UK visa fees using a legitimate debit or credit card. You should expect to pay about GBP 100 for the typical UK tourist visa from India.
  • Schedule your interview – Following the completion of your payment, you will be prompted to schedule your interview date. Be sure the date of your appointment is one that works for you. You will have to start anew on the UK visa application if you wish to change your appointment time!
  • It is extremely important that you print off your application form, your UK visa fee receipt, and your passport.
  • Other Documents – In addition, it’s useful to have extra documentation on hand, such as tentative reservations for flights and hotels, world cup tickets, copies of your passport, and so on, just in case. The strength of your application for a UK visiting visa from India is always increased by supporting documentation.
  • Processing Time for UK Tourist Visas – A typical UK tourist visa from India should typically take up to 2 weeks to process. Nonetheless, it’s usually preferable to apply at least three weeks in advance, just to be cautious.

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Documents Required for UK Visitor Visa

Mentioned below are the basic documents required for UK Visitor Visa:

  • The dates planning to travel to the UK
  • Where will be staying during the visit
  • How many trips will cost just an estimate
  • Current home address and how long lived there
  • Parents’ names and dates of birth (if known)
  • How much earning in a year (if have an income)
  • Details of any criminal, civil, or immigration offenses that may have been committed
  • Details of travel history for the past 10 years
  • Employer’s address and telephone number
  • Partner’s name, date of birth, and passport number
  • The name and address of anyone paying for the trip
  • The name, address, and passport number of any family members in the UK
  • A certificate proving that one had tuberculosis (TB) test if visiting for more than 6 months
  • Prove identity with passport or travel document
  • Have fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information) taken

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UK Tourist Visa Processing Time

The table demonstrates the UK tourist/ visitor visa fee for different tourist/visitor visa types.

Visa Type Fee Maximum length of stay
Standard Visitor visa £100 6 months
Standard Visitor visa for medical reasons £200 11 months
Standard Visitor visa for academics £200 12 months
2 year long-term Standard Visitor visa £376 6 months per visit
5 year long-term Standard Visitor visa £670 6 months per visit
10 year long-term Standard Visitor visa £837 6 months per visit

FAQ

  • You will be permitted to do the following while visiting the UK for tourism or recreational purposes:
  • Participate in educational exchange programmes,
  • Attend leisure courses for a maximum of 30 days, and
  • Spend a maximum of 30 days volunteering for a recognised charity

You must have access to enough resources to support yourself for your whole stay in the UK. There is no minimum amount of money that must be demonstrated but it is a general suggestion to at least maintain a bank balance of 6 to 7 lakhs.

If your application for a Regular Visiting Visa is denied, you probably won’t have the option to appeal. It is possible that you will have to use judicial review if you need to contest a refusal.p>

No, the Immigration Office does not reimburse the visa cost if your application is rejected.

It is preferable to apply for a UK visa at least three months before your anticipated departure date.

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