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: