The United Kingdom has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world today. When you travel to the United Kingdom, you are given a rich experience of culture that dates back hundreds of years ago. The UK has become a unified nation of diverse people rooted in different histories. The historical context that is provided by the UK is well-known and is enriched by its outstanding architecture, tradition, and language.
Citizens of Gambia who obtain a visa are able to visit the great country that is the UK. Their visa will include access to all four nations that the United Kingdom is made of: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, and England. For most travelers, the standard visitor visa is required.
You can only apply for the standard visitor visa online. When you use iVisa for your application, you can avoid the embassy because we will handle relations with them for you.
You can find the application here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do I need for the application?
Use this checklist for your visa application. Please note that not all of these items are applicable to every traveler.
- Old travel documentation
- Proof of residence
- Proof of employment
- Proof of educational enrollment
- business registration documents
- Proof of intended business activities
- Birth Certificate
- A copy of your parent(s) or legal guardian's details page of their passport
- 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
What is the max stay enforced for this visa? How Long is it valid for?
Currently, the United Kingdom allows a max stay of 186 days in Total for the standard visitor visa. Your visa expires in 186 days after arrival.
How Long Does Processing Take for the application?
The speed at which your visa application will be processed depends on the processing speed you choose:
- Standard: 9 Business Days
- Rush: 7 Business Days
- Super Rush: 5 Business 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: USD 200.00
- Super Rush: USD 220.00
Is Multiple Entry Allowed with this Visa?
The current policy enforced by the UK allows Multiple Entry for the standard visitor visa.
What do I have to do during the interview for the application?
Nothing! There is no interview for the standard visitor visa. Your application process will, however, include a trip to your local visa application center to record biometrics. This appointment is in no way an interview and is simply to verify identification.
Can the Standard Visitor Visa be used to live in the UK?
No. you cannot use your Standard Visitor Visa to live in the UK according to current policy. Doing so may result in a long-term travel ban that prevents you from future visits to the United Kingdom.