During the process of planning a trip to the United Kingdom, one of the first things you need to think about is the fact that you may need a visa in advance. As a Thai citizen, you must obtain a UK Standard Visitor Visa. To do so, you must go to the nearest British embassy. However, if you want things to run a little bit smoother, you can use iVisa’s services and take one less trip to the embassy. To learn more about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and how iVisa can help with the application process, take a look at the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can iVisa help me get a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
While iVisa cannot get the UK Standard Visitor Visa for you, we can help with the application form. All you must do is provide us with some information and a couple of documents, and we will submit the application to the British immigration authority. We will also handle the interview appointment and offer a document checklist. That way, you will not forget anything when you go for your interview.
How do I apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
All you have to do is fill in an online application form. As you will notice, there are two steps you have to go through. During the first one, you have to offer a wide range of information about yourself and your trip. It is at this point that you have to decide on a processing speed for your application. The second step requires you to handle the payment and review your form so that it does not contain mistakes. Once you do all that, you can hit the submit button, and iVisa will handle the rest. If you need any help with the application form, do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer support. The service is at your disposal 24/7 and free of charge.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
Before you start to fill in the online application form, please make sure that you have at hand the following documents and information:
- 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. When it comes to the processing speed of your application, iVisa presents you with three options. That way, you can choose one that best fits your needs. They are as follows:
- Standard – your application form is reviewed within 186 days after arrival
- Rush – you request is processed within 186 days after arrival
- Super Rush – it only takes 186 days after arrival for your application to be processed
How much time does it take for the British immigration authority to review my application?
It takes about 15 days. However, our recommendation is that you apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa at least 8 weeks before your flight.
What are the fees for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The amount you are going to be charged for a UK Standard Visitor Visa depends on your country of origin and the processing speed you choose for your application. Here are the fees for Thai citizens:
- Standard – USD 170.00
- Rush – USD 200.00
- Super Rush – USD 90.00 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 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 ensures a stay of no more than 186 days Total.