UK visa requirements: list for carriers

Information for international carriers about visa requirements for passengers travelling to the UK.


UK visa requirements

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This information is to help carriers check their passengers’ travel documents. It lists the countries and territories of citizens who need a visa for the UK.

Published 22 January 2014
Last updated 14 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated contact details for Birmingham Airport, Bristol Airport, Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, Portsmouth Docks and Stansted Airport. Also added telephone numbers for Teesside Airport and Humberside.

  2. Footnote 3 updated from 'Passport not recognised by HM Government - visa should be issued on a uniform format form (UFF)' to 'Passport not recognised by HM Government - visa should be issued on a Form for Affixing a Visa (FAV).' Footnote 9 removed from 'El Salvador' in the list of countries and from footnote list.

  3. Saudi Arabia added to list of countries that do not require a visa for official visits, tourist visits or transit. Bahrain and Saudi Arabia added to list of countries where holders of ordinary passports do not require a visa if they hold a valid electronic visa waiver (EVW) document.

  4. Added El Salvador to list of nationals of countries and territories who need a visa to enter or transit the UK. Includes details of a transition period.

  5. Updated Southampton Airport telephone number.

  6. Updated Gatwick Airport telephone number.

  7. Updated phone numbers for Cardiff and Harwich.

  8. Updated Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 telephone number.

  9. Updated phone numbers for Cardiff and Harwich.

  10. Updated helpline phone numbers for Manchester Airport.

  11. Updated airport details.

  12. Updated contact details.

  13. New HTML version on UK visa requirements.

  14. Updated UK visa requirements.

  15. Updated guidance.

  16. Poster updated.

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  27. Updated list for UK visa requirements, July 2014.

  28. Updated version April 2014

  29. New version of the requirements published for use on or after 6 April 2014

  30. First published.