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UK Visitor Visa

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A Standard Visitor  Visa to UK is for tourism, business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other permitted activities.

You can usually stay in the UK for up to 6 months. You might be able to apply to stay for longer in certain circumstances, for example to get medical treatment.


Check your eligibility requirements

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

Documents and information you’ll need to apply

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

·         intended dates to travel to the UK

·         intended place of stay during your visit

·         estimated amount 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

How much will it take?

It takes almost 3 weeks from the day your file is picked for assessment.


Maximum length of stay

Standard Visitor visa


6 months

Standard Visitor visa for medical reasons


11 months

Standard Visitor visa for academics


12 months

2 year long-term Standard Visitor visa


6 months per visit

5 year long-term Standard Visitor visa


6 months per visit

10 year long-term Standard Visitor visa


6 months per visit

Proof of Funds

The UK government does not provide any specific amount of money you need to have when travelling to the UK.

A daily budget of about
£100 to £150 per day per visitor, as the UK is an expensive country. Monthly
disposable income should make up a significant percentage of net monthly
income. Funds should be twice the expected UK trip cost. The monthly salary
should at least cover half of the expected visit expenses.


You can also show proof of funds with a bank letter or balance certificate confirming the balance in your savings account, or an original fixed deposit (FD) plus an FD balance
certificate confirming that the FD can be liquidated at any point of time. The FD should be older than 28 days and should not mature until you get your student visa