The citizens of the Philippines, as many other nationalities, cannot travel to the United Kingdom unless they obtain a visa in advance. If your trip is for business, tourism, or medical purposes, you have to acquire a UK Standard Visitor Visa. It is not possible to apply for and receive one online. However, iVisa can still facilitate the application process for you. To learn more details about how that is possible and to learn more about the UK Standard Visitor Visa, the answers to the most frequently asked questions below should be of help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
The way iVisa can facilitate the process of getting a UK Standard Visitor Visa is quite simple. You provide us with all the information we need, we will put it together in a completed application form, and then we will submit it to the British Immigration Authority. Furthermore, we will schedule the interview appointment at the nearest British diplomatic mission and send you a document checklist so that you do not show up unprepared. If you have more questions about the online part of the application process, please contact iVisa’s customer support. The service can be reached via online chat and phone 24/7, free of charge.
What requirements must I meet to fill in the online application form?
The online application form is an easy task to complete. However, before you do so, you need to make sure that you have at your disposal a few documents and some information. As you will see, there is nothing on the requirements list that is challenging to obtain. What you need are the following:
- 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?
Not at all. Besides, one of the benefits of using the services provided by iVisa is that you are given a chance to choose the timeframe in which your application is processed. For that to be possible, iVisa gives you three options, and you are free to select the one that you think is best for you. Here are your choices:
- Standard – 9 days
- Rush – 7 days
- Super Rush – 5 days
Does it cost much to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa online?
No. But you should know that the cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa is not fixed. It varies depending on nationality and the processing speed of your application. As you can probably imagine, the quicker you want your request to be processed, the more you have to pay for your visa. Here are the fees that apply to Filipino citizens:
- Standard – USD 170.00
- Rush – USD 200.00
- Super Rush – USD 220.00
Service fees are already included.
How long is the UK Standard Visitor Visa valid for?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa maintains its validity for a period of 186 days 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?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa has a duration of stay of no more than 186 days Total.