Visa Extension

Visa Extension

UK Visa Extension

You may be able to extend your visa as long as the total time you spend in the UK is less than 6 months – For example: if you apply for a 3 month visa, you can apply to extend it for 3 more months.

You should apply before your current visa expires.


You must be in United Kingdom ( UK )

How to extend your visa

You can:
• download the form and guidance and apply by post – the address is on the form
• download the form and apply in person at a premium service Centre


You must pay:
1. £601 if you apply to extend your visa by post
2. £1,001 if you apply in person

Processing Time: 

 A decision will be made:
1. within 8 Weeks / 60 days for Postal Applications.

2. usually on the same day if you use the premium service

You will be contacted if your application is complex and will take longer, example:

1. if your supporting documents need to be verified

2. if you need to attend an interview

3. because of your personal circumstances (for example if you have a criminal conviction)

Once you have applied you can stay in the UK until you’ve been given a decision, as long as you applied before your last visa expired.

How long you can stay

You can stay in the UK for a maximum of 6 months. If your original visa is for less than 6 months, you can only extend it to the maximum of 6 months.