Last updated: 12 February 2021
Note: visa nationals must apply in advance for a Standard Visitor visa, while non-visa nationals can apply for a Standard Visitor Visa at the UK border.
Visit the UK Government’s Standard Visitor visa web page – link below. Everything you need to know about applying as a Standard Visitor should be available there. There are also links to a number of important documents, including the full guide to supporting documents.
You will need to book an appointment at your nearest visa application centre as part of your application. If you wish to submit your application via a premium route, please check that such an option is available by contacting the visa application centre direct.
At the appointment you will need to:
*Please make sure you submit ALL required documents. We recommend that you keep photocopies of your completed application and all submitted documents, including your passport.
When you get your visa, it is essential that you check it carefully to ensure that:
If any of the above details are incorrect, you should contact the Visa Application Centre that handled your application and request an amendment prior to travelling to the UK.