Application for UK visa as general visitor: form VAF1A

Form to apply for a visa to visit the UK as a tourist or to visit friends.


Form VAF1A: General visitor

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Use this form if you are outside the UK and cannot apply online. It is to apply for a general visitor visa to come to the UK as a tourist or to visit friends.

Guidance notes on applying for a UK visa using VAF1 forms are available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Russian, Thai and Turkish.