Priority service for the UK standard visitor visa is a service that allows you to fast-track your visa application. This means that your application will be given priority status and processed more quickly than it would otherwise. You will be able to choose how quickly your application is processed when you begin the application process.
You can find out more information about the standard visitor visa for the United Kingdom below!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the time restrictions placed on visits to the UK?
Currently, the United Kingdom places a max stay limitation of 186 days Total for the standard visitor visa. If you would like to extend your stay, you will need to apply while still in the United Kingdom. Leaving before a decision has been reached about your request for an extended stay will result in your application being withdrawn.
When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?
Your visa will expire in 186 days after arrival.
How Long Does Processing Take for the application?
The speed at which your visa application will process will depend on the processing speed you choose:
- Standard: 9 days
- Rush: 7 days
- Super Rush: 5 days
How Much Does the Standard Visitor Visa Cost?
The cost of your visa will depend on the processing speed of your application:
- Standard: USD 170.00
- Rush: Visa Cost: USD 200.00
- Super Rush: USD 220.00
Is Multiple Entry Allowed with the United Kingdom Standard Visitor Visa?
The current policy enforced by the UK allows Multiple Entry for the standard visitor visa.
What does the application process involve?
You first need to apply. The United Kingdom standard visitor visa application is only offered online except for citizens of North Korea. You will be required to set up an appointment to have your biometrics taken. After the appointment, you'll simply wait for a decision to be made about your application.
What are the rules for applying for an extension?
You can apply for an extension while you are in the United Kingdom. You cannot leave the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man until your extension application has been processed. If you leave before a decision is made, your application will be withdrawn.
Can people under the age of 18 travel to the UK alone with a standard visitor visa?
Yes but certain documents are required when you fill out the application. You will need to submit the following documents:
- birth Certificate
- a copy of your parent(s) or legal guardian's details page of their passport
- written consent
- contact details
- the name and date of birth of the person you will be staying with
- address of where you will be staying
- details of your relationship to the person who'll be looking after you