Mauritanian citizens who plan to travel to the United Kingdom for business, tourism, or medical purposes need to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa in advance. While you cannot apply online, you can start the application process online, and iVisa is here to help you out. For more information about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and how to apply for one with iVisa, please take a look at the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can iVisa help me get a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
As mentioned above, a UK Standard Visitor Visa cannot be obtained online. However, what iVisa can do for you is assist you with the application form and schedule your interview appointment. Moreover, for you to attend the interview fully prepared, we will send you a document checklist.
How do I apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
So that iVisa can submit an application with the British Immigration Authority, you have to fill in an online application form. It should be an easy task, but if you need help, iVisa’s customer support can be reached 24/7 and is free of charge. The form you have to go through has two steps. The first one is interested in a wide range of information about yourself and your trip, but you also have to choose a processing speed for your application. The second step requires you to cover the payment and review your form so that it does not contain mistakes. When both steps are done, you are free to submit your application, and iVisa will take it from there.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
You will need a few documents and some information to fill in the online application form, but they are easy to acquire. They are as follows:
- 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?
As long as you decide. For your convenience, iVisa created three processing speed options for your application. Here is what you can opt for:
- Standard – 9 Business Days
- Rush – 7 Business Days
- Super Rush – 5 Business Days
How much time does it take for the British immigration authority to review my application?
About 15 days. However, we recommend all our clients to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa at least 8 weeks before their intended day of departure. Delays can occur sometimes, and you want to be on the safe side.
What are the fees for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa is determined by your nationality and the processing speed you want for your application. Therefore, the quicker the processing, the higher the cost. The fees that apply to the citizens of Mauritania for all three processing speed options 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 comes with a validity of 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?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa covers a stay of no more than 186 days in Total.