United Kingdom – Visitor Visa

Visitor Visa

The United Kingdom, also known as the UK, Great Britain and Britain, is a sovereign state made up of four nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Two world wars and the end of empire diminished its role, but the UK remains an economic and military power, with considerable political and cultural influence around the world. Britain was the world’s first industrialized country.

Its capital and largest city is London, but other large cities are Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh. The UK has a total area of 94,058 square miles (243,610 sq. km). Much of the topography of the UK consists of rugged, undeveloped hills and low mountains but there are flat and gently rolling plains in the eastern and southeastern areas of the country.

The weather in England is temperate, with warm wet summers and cool wet winters. Weather varies from day to day and throughout the country as a whole. In general, the west coast and mountainous areas receive the most rain.

English is most widely spoken language of United Kingdom; however there are 11 indigenous languages spoken across the British Isles including Celtic, Germanic and Romance.

About UK Visitor Visa

Are you wondering how to succeed in your dream of visiting rolling green hills of Wales or breathtaking landscapes of the UK?

The only way through which you can successfully realize your dream is with a UK Visit Visa. The visa is a short-stay visa and popularly known as a Standard Visitor visa.

If you’re looking at making a trip to the United Kingdom for a short period of time, for a holiday, to visit friends/family or for business purposes, British law mandates that you would have to Apply for a visa.

This visa, referred to as a Standard Tourist Visa, can be used by individuals who wish to visit the UK for short periods of time (up to 6 months). In certain cases, individuals can be issued visas extending up to 10 years, subject to certain conditions.

The Standard Visitor visa has replaced the following types of visas:

  1. General Visitor Visa– given to general visitors, who wanted to visit the UK for holidaying and other such purposes
  2. Family Visitor Visa given to people, who wanted to visit family in UK
  3. Business Visitor Visa given to people, who wanted to go to the UK to conduct or expand business etc.
  4. Child Visitor Visa visitor visa given to anyone below 18 years of age and want to go to UK for a short stay
  5. Sports Visitor Visa given to sports persons and to those who are going to UK to visit sport events etc.
  6. Prospective Entrepreneur Visa given to those who want to establish a business in UK
  7. Approved Destination Status (ADS) visa given to visitors going from destination nations, which are approved by UK (e.g.: China)
  8. Private Medical Treatment Visitor Visa given to persons, going to UK to get medical treatment in the world renowned hospitals of the Great Britain.
  9. Entertainer Visitor Visa given to entertainers who go to UK to participate in short term events.

Eligibility Conditions for UK Visitor Visa

      • Have a valid Passport and other travel documents
      • Be in good health
      • Good moral character
      • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as incentive to come back to your home country.
      • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before expiring of your visa.
      • Have sufficient funds to support yourself in UK and the amount depends on how long you will stay in UK and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.

You may also require:

  • Temporary Resident Visa based on your citizenship
  • Medical examination depending on the age
  • Letter of Invitation or statutory declaration
  • Savings of approximately £10000 to bear the expenses of your trip.

What is the UK Long-Term Standard Visitor Visa?

This is a visitor visa with validity period 2, 5 up to 10 years, issued if you’re someone who needs to travel regularly to the UK for temporary visits.

To apply for a UK Long-Term Standard Visitor Visa you need to provide the following documents:

      • Evidence of regular temporary visits to the UK.
      • Proof of intention to leave the UK at the end of the visa period.
      • Confirmation that you won’t change the reason for which you’re requiring this visa.


UK Tourist Visa Fees

The visa fee depends upon the duration of your stay in UK. You can apply for 6 months, 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years under visit visa. The most used among all the visas is the 6 months stay visa.


The following table shows the fees structure in a detailed manner:

Visa Application Type

Fees in GBP

6 Months


2 Years


5 Years


10 Years



Note: The visa fees and other associated charges are subject to change periodically by the respective immigration authorities and other relevant entities. So, to confirm the latest visa fees and charges, get in touch with the migration expert at Fasttrack to Success.

If you want to apply for the Visitor visa you may coordinate with Fasttrack to success migration agent as we are specialized in Student-visa and immigration.