The United Kingdom is a country of incredible variety. It has so much variety that all you have to do is travel 25 miles to find a new accent and in London alone there are over 300 languages spoken. The UK is made up of four very different nations: England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. When you travel to the UK, you are sure to never be bored.
Iranian citizens will need an approved United Kingdom visa and a valid Iranian passport in order to travel to the UK. Most travel to the UK is covered under the Standard Visitor Visa. If you are traveling to the UK with the intention of working there or establishing residency, you will need to apply for a different visa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the max stay allowed with this visa?
Currently, the United Kingdom allows a max stay of 186 days Total for the standard visitor visa.
When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?
Your visa will expire in 186 days after arrival.
What Processing Speeds Options Are Available to Me?
You are able to choose from three processing speeds for your standard visitor visa application:
- Standard: 9 days
- Rush: 7 days
- Super Rush: 5 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 170.00
- Rush: 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.
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 sponsor bank balance.
What permitted uses are covered under the standard visitor visa?
The standard visitor visa replaced several previously offered visas:
- Family Visitor visa
- General Visitor visa
- Child Visitor visa
- Business Visitor visa
- Private Medical Treatment Visitor visa
- Approved Destination Status (ADS) visa
- Sports Visitor visa
- Entertainer Visitor visa
- Prospective Entrepreneur visa
If your travel needs fall under any of these visas, you will need to apply for the standard visitor visa.
Can those under 18 travel alone to the UK?
Yes. People under the age of 18 are allowed to travel alone as long as they are approved for a United Kingdom visa. Their visa application will require a consent letter from their legal guardians, proof of where they are going, proof of ability to fund the trip, proof of accommodation, and more.