Are you a Zimbabwean who wants to travel to the United Kingdom? Then you should be aware of the fact that the citizens of Zimbabwe are required to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa before departure. You can do so only at a British embassy, but iVisa can offer some assistance with the process. To be more specific, we can help you with the application form. If you want to know more details about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and the online part of the application process, take a moment to read the information we put together for you below.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the online application process work?
While the UK Standard Visitor Visa cannot be obtained online, there is the possibility of submitting your application online, and we can help with that. Just provide us with the necessary information and documents, and we will submit your request to the British immigration authority. Moreover, we will schedule your interview and give you a document checklist so that you can attend the interview fully prepared.
What documents and information are required for the online application process?
The online process of getting a UK Standard Visitor Visa does not require much on your part. You will only need the following:
- Biometric passport – it must have at least 6 months of validity left from your date of arrival in the United Kingdom
- Accommodation information – you do not have to provide an exact address if you do not have one
- Means of sustenance – you should be able to prove that you can support yourself during the trip to the United Kingdom. If you have any dependents traveling with you, you should be able to support them as well
- Proof of business or any other activity that justifies the purpose of your visit
- Means of payment – iVisa takes credit and debit cards, but you can use PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat too
- E-mail address – you will receive all documents and notifications via e-mail, which is why a valid address is of the utmost importance
How long does it take for my online application to be processed?
That depends on you. When you apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with iVisa, you get to choose the processing speed of your application according to your particular needs. Here is what you can pick from:
- Standard – 9 days
- Rush – 7 days
- Super Rush – 5 days
How long does it take for a UK Standard Visitor Visa to be ready?
The timeframe in which the British issuing authority processes your application form is of 15 business days. However, just to be safe, we recommend that you submit your application at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure.
How much does a UK Standard Visitor Visa cost?
The cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa is variable. It depends on your nationality and the processing speed you select for your application. The fees for each processing speed when it comes to Zimbabwean citizens are as follows:
- Standard – USD 170.00
- Rush – USD 200.00
- Super Rush – USD 220.00
How long is the UK Standard Visitor Visa valid for?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa keeps its validity for 186 days after arrival.
How many entries does a UK Standard Visitor Visa ensure?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa is a Multiple Entry visa.
What is the duration of stay of a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
With a UK Standard Visitor Visa, you can stay in the United Kingdom for a period that cannot exceed 186 days in Total.
If necessary, an extension is possible.