Do you plan on traveling to the United Kingdom? Then you should know that as a Zambian citizen, you are required to get a visa before departure. According to the United Kingdom’s visa policy, if you travel for tourism, business, or medical purposes, a UK Standard Visitor Visa is in order. iVisa can help with the application process. For more information about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and how iVisa can be of assistance, the answers to the most commonly asked questions below should be of help.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can iVisa help me get a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
iVisa cannot help you get the UK Standard Visitor Visa itself, but we can help you with the application form. Instead of going to the British embassy to submit one, we can do it for you. At the same time, we will handle your interview appointment. In order to be prepared for the interview, we will send you a complete document checklist as well.
How do I apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa?
For iVisa to submit the visa application for you, you must fill in an online application form. It consists of two steps, and you should be able to finish in just a few minutes. iVisa’s customer support is at your disposal 24/7 and free of charge should you need help. Step number one requires information about you and your trip, and it is also when you have to choose a processing speed for your application. The second step wants you to handle the payment and carefully review your form. When both steps are complete, submit your application, and you are done.
What are the requirements for the online application process?
The requirements you have to meet before you fill in the online application form 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 choose. To that effect, iVisa gives you three options when it comes to the processing speed of your application. As a result, you are free to select the one that best satisfies your particular needs. Here is what you can choose from:
- 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?
About 15 days. However, we recommend that all our clients apply for their UK Standard Visitor Visa at least 8 weeks before departure. It should give you a margin of error just in case any delays occur.
What are the fees for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa depends on your country of origin, as well as on the processing speed you choose for your application. The fees that apply for the citizens of Zambia 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 maintains its validity for 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.