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UK visa

Apply to get information about the types of UK visa, UK visa documents and United Kingdom visa fees.

United Kingdom e-visa

There is no United Kingdom e-visa; you need to apply for a standard visa. However, nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates can get an electronic visa waiver (EVW) instead of a visa. It costs 30 GBP and allows visiting the United Kingdom for the purposes of tourism, business, study or medical treatment for up to 6 months. 


UK visa types

There are several UK visa types that vary based on the purpose of your trip and its duration.

The most common visa type is UK Standard visitor visa, it covers UK Tourist visa and UK Business visa. So, if you are travelling to UK for tourism or business purposes, you need to apply for UK Standard Visitor Visa. 

International students coming for less than six months, also need to apply for UK Standard Visitor Visa. International students coming for more than six months will apply for UK Student visa, previously known as Tier 4.

There are also additional visa types for other specific travel purposes. 

 

Do I need a UK visa? 

UK visa requirements change based on your nationality. There are different types of United Kingdom visa. Depending on the purpose and duration of your trip, you may need a specific visa type.

Do I need a UK visa for a connecting flight? 
You may need a transit visa to pass through the UK airport on your way to another country. 

There are 2 types of transit depending on if you pass through the UK border control.

If you pass through UK border control, you need to leave the UK within a short amount of time (usually 24-48 hours).

A transit visa is usually valid for 48 hours and allows you to change terminals and pass through the UK border control.

 

How to apply for a UK visa?

You need to apply for a visa online through an official UK government website. You need to choose the visa type and your nationality to get access to an online application form. To submit an application form, you will need to pay fee online. After submission, you will get redirected to the official UK visa centre website to book an appointment there. On the day of your appointment in the UK visa centre, you need to provide your original passport and all other required documents.\

 

How much is UK visa fee?

UK visa fees vary depending on the visa type and visa duration. UK visitor visa fee for 6 months is 97 GBP. 

 

What questions are asked in UK visa interview?

The UK visa process is online; there is no interview. However, you might get a call during the visa process if the consulate officers have additional questions regarding your visa application.