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You may need a visa to come to the UK to visit, study or work.
You might be eligible for different visas depending on why you're visiting the UK and how long for.
The cost of your visa depends on how long it's valid for.
You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.
You might be able to pay an extra £220 for a decision within 5 working days or £956 for a decision within 24 hours (not including weekends or bank holidays). Check with your visa application centre.
You'll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.
Keep the documents that prove why you're visiting the UK in your hand luggage so you can show them if asked.
If your visa allows you to stay in the UK for longer than 6 months, you'll need to collect your biometric residence permit soon after you arrive.
Check your visa to find out when you must leave the UK. If you break the conditions of your visa you may not be able to return to the UK again.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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