In case you are a citizen of the Central African Republic, know that if you plan on traveling to the United Kingdom for business, tourism, or medical reasons, you have to first apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa. You cannot do so online. However, what you can do is use iVisa’s services to make the entire application process a lot easier. To learn more about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and the means iVisa uses to assist with the application process, you should read the answers to the most commonly asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
You may not be able to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa online per se, but you can use iVisa as a means to facilitate the application process. By that, we mean that iVisa can submit the application to the British Immigration Authority so that you do not have to do so yourself. All the effort required on your part is to fill in an online application form. It is an easy task, but if you need help, please do not hesitate to contact iVisa’s customer support. It is available 24/7 and free of charge. Furthermore, iVisa will also take care of the interview appointment for you. To be fully prepared for it, we will send you a complete document checklist.
What requirements must I meet to fill in the online application form?
Before you proceed to the application page to fill in the online application form, you have to make sure that you have a few documents and some information at hand. They are as follows:
- 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. However, please note that iVisa allows you to select a processing speed for your application. You are given three choices so that you can pick the one that best fits your needs. They are as follows:
- Standard – your application form is processed within 186 days after arrival
- Rush – it takes 186 days after arrival for your application to be processed
- Super Rush – you have to wait 186 days after arrival for your request to be reviewed
Does it cost much to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa online?
No, but the cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa is established by your nationality and the processing time you choose for your application. Therefore, the faster the processing, the higher the amount you are going to be charged. The fees that apply to the citizens of the Central African Republic are:
- Standard – USD 170.00
- Rush – USD 200.00
- Super Rush – USD 90.00 Service fees are already included.
How long is the UK Standard Visitor Visa valid for?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa is valid for 186 days after arrival 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 allowed to spend no more than 186 days Total in the United Kingdom.