Visit the UK to do research

Find out what to do if you’re visiting the UK to do research. This could be academic research or research related to your work, for example if you’re a doctor or an author.

  1. 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.

    1. Check if you need a visa
  2. Step 2 Apply for a visa

    1. Find out how to apply for a Standard Visitor visa £93 to £186

    The cost of your visa is based on the length of time you need it for. You may be able to stay for up to 12 months.

  3. 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
    1. Check if you can apply for an EEA family permit
  4. or Apply for a visa waiver

    Apply for a visa waiver if you have a passport from:

    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Qatar
    • the United Arab Emirates
    1. Apply for a visa waiver £15
  5. Step 3 Check what you can bring with you

  6. Step 4 Check what you need to show at the UK border