Russian citizens who wish to travel to the United Kingdom should know that such a thing is possible only if a visa is acquired. If your trip is for tourism, business, or medical purposes, you will need a UK Standard Visitor Visa. It is impossible to get it online, but iVisa can help with the application process. To learn more about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and how iVisa can help you, please take a look at the information provided below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can iVisa help me get a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
We can submit the application form at the British immigration authority for you. So, instead of going personally to the embassy, you simply provide us with some information and a few documents, and we can submit the application for you. But we will not stop there. We are more than happy to schedule the interview for you and send a document checklist so that you will be fully prepared.
How do I apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
What we need from you is to fill in an online application form. As you will notice, it has two steps, but you should not have any issues going through them. Besides, if you do happen to need help, iVisa provides customer support 24/7. The service is entirely free of charge. Step one requires you to provide a wide range of information regarding yourself and your trip to the United Kingdom, and you also have to pick a processing time for your application. Step two expects you to fill in your payment details and review your form so that it does not contain inaccurate information. When you are done, submit your form, and that's it.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
Before you fill in the online application form, please make sure to have on hand the following:
- 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?
That depends. It is up to you to decide on a processing speed for your application. To that effect, iVisa gives you three options:
- 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?
Approximately 15 business days. Nevertheless, for your peace of mind, you should apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa at least 8 weeks before your departure. That way, if delays occur, you are on the safe side.
What are the fees for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The amount you pay for your UK Standard Visitor Visa depends on your country of origin and the processing speed you pick for your application. The faster the processing, the higher the amount. As a Russian citizen, the following fees apply:
- 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 validity period of a UK Standard Visitor Visa is 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, your stay in the United Kingdom cannot exceed 186 days in Total.