As a citizen of Ecuador, you cannot travel to the United Kingdom unless you get a visa before departure. When it comes to trips for business, tourism, or medical purposes, what you need is a UK Standard Visitor Visa. Unfortunately, you cannot apply for it online, but iVisa is here to provide some assistance with the application process. For more details about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and the help iVisa can give you, please take a look at the information we put together for you below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can iVisa help me get a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
When you want to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa, you have to go to the nearest British embassy to submit an application. However, if you use the services provided by iVisa, we can submit the application for you. Not only that, but we will also handle your interview appointment and help you prepare for it by sending you a complete document checklist.
How do I apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
What you have to do is fill in an online application form. However, the task could not be simpler. There are two steps you have to go through, and if you need help, feel free to contact iVisa’s customer support. The service is reachable 24/7 and free of charge. The first step wants you to provide some general information about yourself and your trip, and to decide on a processing time option for your application. The second step expects you to cover the payment and review your form. When the two steps are complete, you can hit the submit button, and you are done.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
Please make sure that you have at hand the following documents and information before you go ahead and fill in the online application form:
- Biometric passport – with at least 6 more months of validity after arrival
- Accommodation information
- 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
How long does it take for my online application to be processed?
You get to decide on that. iVisa gives you three processing speed options so that you can make the best possible choice for you:
- Standard – 9 days
- Rush – 7 days
- Super Rush – 5 days
How much time does it take for the British immigration authority to review my application?
15 days. However, our recommendation is that you submit your application form 8 weeks prior to your departure. Just to be on the safe side.
What are the fees for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa depends on nationality and processing speed. Needless to say, the faster you want your application to be processed, the more you are going to be charged. The fees that apply for Ecuadorian citizens are as follows:
- Standard – USD 170.00
- Rush – USD 200.00
- Super Rush – USD 220.00
The service fees are included.
What is the validity of a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa is valid for 186 days after arrival.
How many times can I enter the United Kingdom with a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa is a Multiple Entry visa.
How much time can I spend in the United Kingdom with a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
As a UK Standard Visitor Visa holder, you are permitted to spend up to 186 days in Total in the United Kingdom.