You can apply online for a:

  • UK visa - to visit, work, study or join a family member or partner in the UK
  • certificate of entitlement to prove your right of abode in the UK

You must be outside the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Before you apply

First check what kind of visa to apply for and what documents you’ll need.

Also check if you need to get a tuberculosis (TB) test.

When you apply online you need to:

You can save your application form and finish it later.


What service you use depends on the visa you’re applying for.

Apply for a tourist or short stay visa

You can apply using the new service for:

  • Standard Visitor visa
  • Marriage Visitor visa
  • Permitted Paid Engagement visa

Apply for all other visas

Apply on the Visa4UK service for all other visas, including study and work visas.

Create an account on Visa4UK to apply for the first time.

Sign in to Visa4UK to apply if you already have an account.