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 it’s valid for.
- Apply for a visa and book an appointment £93 to £798
- Check if you'll need a biometric residence permit
- Check where your visa appointment will be
You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.
You might be able to pay an extra £212 for a decision within 5 working days or £956 for a decision within 1 working day. Check with your visa application centre.
Step 4 Attend an appointment
You'll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.
Step 5 Travel to the UK
Keep the documents that prove why you're visiting the UK in your hand luggage so you can show them if asked.