|How do I qualify to travel to the UK as a visitor?
You must be able to show that:
Living legallyincludes having a visit visa for the member state. For all other types of visa, you should apply in the country of which you are a national or where you legally live. In some countries, if you are applying for a visa to stay in the UK for more than six months, you may need to be tested for active tuberculosis before we will accept your application. You can find out if you need to be tested by using the Do I need a UK visa? on this website, or by contacting your nearest British mission overseas which has a visa section. What are visa application centres? In some countries, we are working with commercial companies to run visa application centres (VACs). The VACs are in largely populated areas, making it easier and more convenient for people to apply for a UK visa. Trained staff at each VAC deal with all visa enquiries and applications. They collect your biometric information (see the relevant section of this leaflet) along with the relevant fees, and provide unbiased, face-to-face advice on the application process, including whether or not you have included all the necessary documents. Entry clearance staff at the British mission will then consider your application and decide whether to issue or refuse your visa. VAC staff have no say in this decision. What do I need to make my application? You will need to make your application online or fill in the following visa application form:
|Application form VAF1 - Visitor (PDF, 225K)|
|Visitor form guidance notes (PDF, 150K)|
|Border and Immigration Agency|
trial, or an entertainer going for an audition.
visit for marriageor
visit for civil partnershipvisa.
More advice and informationat the end of this guidance. The Border and Immigration Agency will charge a non-refundable fee for any extension application. You are not allowed to enter or stay in the UK to receive treatment on the National Health Service (NHS). You must make sure that you have enough medical insurance for the whole of your stay. Click here for United Kingdom Visa Information
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