Planning a trip to the United Kingdom may also imply a visa application process. As a Chadian citizen who travels for business, tourism, or medical purposes, you have to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa. It is not possible to obtain it online. Nevertheless, iVisa can provide some assistance with the application process. In case you wish to know more about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and how iVisa can be of help, you should read the answers to the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
Although the UK Standard Visitor Visa itself cannot be obtained online, you can still fill in the application form online. Basically, if you use the services provided by iVisa, you do not have to go to the nearest British embassy to submit your application. As long as you provide us with all the necessary documents and information, we can do that for you. Just fill in an online application form, and iVisa will submit it to the British Immigration Authority. iVisa is more than happy to schedule the interview for you as well. Not only that, but we will help you get ready for it by giving you a complete document checklist.
What requirements must I meet to fill in the online application form?
For the online part of the process, you do not have to meet many requirements. In fact, the list is not very long, and the items on it are easily accessible. Here is what you must have on hand before you proceed to filling in the online application form:
- Biometric passport – valid for another 6 months from the date of arrival
- Accommodation information – a travel itinerary is enough if you do not have a precise address
- Means of sustenance – for you and your dependents
- Proof of business or any other activity that justifies the purpose of your visit
- Means of payment – credit/debit card, PayPal, Alipay, WeChat
- E-mail address
Does it take long for my online application to be processed?
No. But please note that you are given a chance to select a processing speed for your application according to your particular needs. For that to be possible, iVisa created three options:
- Standard – 9 days
- Rush – 7 days
- Super Rush – 5 days
Does it cost much to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa online?
Not at all. However, you should be aware of the fact that the cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa depends on two factors: your nationality and the processing speed of your application, which you get to choose. As you can imagine, the quicker you want for the processing to go, the more money you’ll spend. Here are the fees that are applicable to the citizens of Chad:
- Standard – USD 170.00
- Rush – USD 200.00
- Super Rush – USD 220.00
Service fees are already included.
How long is the UK Standard Visitor Visa valid for?
The validity period of a UK Standard Visitor Visa is 186 days after arrival.
How many entries does a UK Standard Visitor Visa cover?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa is a Multiple Entry visa.
How long can I stay in the United Kingdom with a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
With a UK Standard Visitor Visa, you are free to spend up to 186 days Total in the United Kingdom.