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Visa

DECLARATION: In order to ensure the information is correct and up to date, there may be changes which we are not aware of. And different countries have different rules for the visa application. It is always a good idea to check the latest regulations in your country. This page just gave some general information of the visa application.


Visit the UK as a Standard Visitor

You must have a passport or travel document to enter the UK. It should be valid for the whole of your stay.

You must be able to show that:

  • You'll leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • You're able to support yourself and your dependants during your trip (or have funding from someone else to support you)
  • You're able to pay for your return or onward journey (or have funding from someone else to pay for the journey)
  • You'll not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home

Check if you need a visa to visit the UK

Depending on your nationality, you'll either:

  • have to apply for a Standard Visitor visa before you travel to the UK
  • be able to visit the UK for up to 6 months without needing a visa

You can check if you need a visa before you apply.

If you do not need a visa, you must still meet the Standard Visitor eligibility requirements to visit the UK. You may be asked questions at the UK border about your eligibility and the activities you plan to do.


Apply for a Standard Visitor visa

You must apply for a Standard Visitor visa online before you travel to the UK.

A Standard Visitor visa costs £100 for up to 6 months. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

If you visit the UK regularly, you can choose to apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa instead.


Apply online

Once you've started your application you can save your form and complete it later.

If you're applying with family members, each person must have their own application and pay the fee. They need to attend their own appointment at a visa application centre.

You can apply on behalf of your partner and child, if they cannot apply for themselves.


You'll need to provide the following information in your online application:

  • the dates you're planning to travel to the UK
  • where you'll be staying during your visit
  • how much you think your trip will cost
  • your current home address and how long you've lived there
  • your parents' names and dates of birth (if known)
  • how much you earn in a year (if you have an income)
  • details of any criminal, civil or immigration offences you may have committed

Depending on your circumstances, you might also need to provide:

  • details of your travel history for the past 10 years
  • your employer's address and telephone number
  • your partner's name, date of birth and passport number
  • the name and address of anyone paying for your trip
  • the name, address and passport number of any family members you have in the UK
  • a certificate proving that you've had a tuberculosis (TB) test if you're visiting for more than 6 months

You must provide certified translations of any documents that are not in English or Welsh.


Proving your identity and providing your documents

As part of your online application, you need to book an appointment at a visa application centre. Allow time to attend your appointment, as the visa application centre could be in another country.


At your appointment, you'll need to:

  • prove your identity with your passport or travel document
  • have your fingerprints and photograph (known as 'biometric information') taken
  • provide the required documents that show you're eligible for a Standard Visitor visa

The visa application centre may keep your passport and documents while processing your application.


How long it takes to get a decision

Once you've applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you'll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.

You can check to see if you can get your visa decision faster - this depends on what country you're in.

It's currently taking 6 weeks on average to get a decision on Standard Visitor visas. Find out visa decision waiting times.

You'll get an email or a letter containing the decision on your application. This will explain what you need to do next.


NOTICE:Should your application be denied, the organizing committee cannot change the decision of visa officer, nor will CONF-MSS engage in discussion or correspondence with the visa application center on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee CANNOT be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.