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UK Standard Visitor Visa for Citizens of India

iVisa | Updated on Sep 10, 2022

Indian citizens traveling to the United Kingdom will need a visa unless they hold an Irish visa endorsed by BC BIVS. Your Irish visa must have biometrics and must also have a valid Irish entry stamp. If you do not have an Irish visa, then you will need to apply for a United Kingdom visa. For most travel purposes, you will need the standard visitor visa.

Your application for a standard visitor visa will ask you for several documents to provide proof of your ability to support yourself during your trip. There are different requirements depending on your reasons for traveling to the UK. If you are ready to apply for the standard visitor visa, you can click here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the max stay allowed with this visa?

Currently, the United Kingdom allows a max stay of 180 days in Total for the standard visitor visa. You can learn more about extending your stay below.

When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?

Your visa will expire in 180 days after issued.

What Processing Speed Options Are Available to Me?

You are able to choose from three processing speeds for your standard visitor visa application:

  • Standard: 30 days
  • Rush: 30 days
  • Super Rush: 30 days

What are the fees and prices associated with this visa?

Pricing options for the visa application are based on the processing speeds they correspond to:

  • Standard: USD $172.99
  • Rush: USD $220.99
  • Super Rush: USD $274.99

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.

Do I need to submit sponsor documents?

If you are visiting a close friend, family members, or business associates who are providing you with accommodation and financial support, you will need to obtain sponsor documents for your visa application. You will need: proof of accommodation and proof of your sponsor's bank balance.

When I travel to the UK, what will I need to bring with me to gain entry?

You will need to present your approved visa and a valid passport.

Can I extend my stay in the UK beyond what the visa allows?

In order to extend your stay beyond what your visa allows, you will need to apply for an extension while you are in the United Kingdom. If you leave the country before your application is completely processed, your application will be withdrawn and you will not be granted an extension. The extension application does carry a fee. This fee will not guarantee that your extension will be granted and is a nonrefundable fee. If you stay beyond your visa's allowed max stay, you could potentially be pinned with a travel ban that prevents you from entering the UK in the future.

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