Apply for a Standard Visitor visa: step by step
Check what you need to do before you can apply for a Standard Visitor visa and what to do when you arrive in the UK.
Step 1 Check if you need a visa
Step 2 Prepare the evidence you need
Step 3 Apply
The cost of your visa depends on how long you're staying in the UK.
You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.
You can pay an extra £212 for a decision within 5 working days or £956 for a decision within 24 working hours.
Step 4 Attend an appointment
You'll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.
Step 5 Travel to the UK