United Kingdom

Visa Information
Passport requirements

All nationals require a valid passport.

Only exception are nationals of the following countries who may also present an alternative document of identification instead of a passport: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Passport months: during whole period of the visit to the UK. Entry clearance is required for nationals of the following countries who intend to stay in the UK for more than 6 months: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong (SAR), Japan, Korea (Rep), Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the USA.

Visa requirements
Who does not require a visa?
Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa when entering as a tourist:

Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, East Timor, El Salvador, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Vatican City, Venezuela.

Nationals not requiring visas are advised to be in possession of either a return ticket or, if arriving on a one-way ticket, proof of sufficient funds to accommodate and support themselves for the duration of stay.

Required documents for visa application
Tourist Visa:
  • Application form
  • 1 Passport-size photo
  • Valid passport with 1 full blank page
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for stay
  • Visa fee payment
Validity of Visa
  • Tourist Visa: 180 / 360 days.
Costs of Visa
  • Student Visa: 79 EUR
One-year Visit: € 80.
Time required to issue visa
  • Tourist Visa: 1 to 10 days
  • Student Visa: 1 to 10 days
Duration dependent on nationality of applicant.
Embassy contact information
  • Embassy of United Kingdom in USA: 
  • High Commission of United Kingdom in Australia: 
  • High Commission of United Kingdom in Canada: 

All information on this page has been carefully investigated. However visa requirements change frequently and the information is provided without any guarantee.
Before departure it is recommended to check the website of the embassy. For further questions regarding visa requirements contact directly the embassy of United Kingdom in your country.
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