Apply from outside the UK online
You must apply online. As part of your online application, you need to book an appointment at a visa application centre. You’ll have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at your appointment.
You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre.
Apply from within the UK
You might be able to extend your visa if you’re already in the UK.
Apply from North Korea
You cannot apply online if you’re from North Korea. You must instead:
Step 1 Check if you need a visa
Step 2 Prepare the evidence you need
Step 3 Apply
The cost of your visa depends on how long you're staying in the UK.
- You are currently viewing: Apply for a visa and book an appointment £93 to £798
- Check where your visa appointment will be
You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.
You can pay an extra £212 for a decision within 5 working days or £956 for a decision within 24 working hours.
Step 4 Attend an appointment
You'll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.
Step 5 Travel to the UK