Find out what you need to do if you’re visiting the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends.
Step 1 Check if you need a visa
Depending on the country you're from, you might be able to visit the UK without a visa or by applying for a visa waiver.
Step 2 Apply for a visa
or Apply for an EEA family permit
You may be able to visit on an EEA family permit if you have a family member who is a citizen of:
- an EU country
- Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland
or Apply for a visa waiver
Apply for a visa waiver if you have a passport from:
- the United Arab Emirates
Step 3 Check what you can bring with you
Step 4 Check what you need to show at the UK border