Guidance on applying for UK visa to visit or for short-term stay

Guidance on applying to visit or transit through the UK, and for short-term study and parents visiting their child on a Tier 4 (child) visa.



Use this guidance with form VAF1A if you are outside the UK and cannot apply online. Use form VAF1A to apply to come to the UK as a visitor or to transit through the UK. It is also for short-term students and parents coming to visit their child on a Tier 4 (Child) visa.