UK Standard Visitor Visa: How Long Can I Stay?

UK Standard Visitor Visa: How Long Can I Stay?
iVisa | Updated on Feb 08, 2020

Traveling, regardless of the location, is an experience to be had. The United Kingdoms is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and is full of interesting history, ancient architecture, and people. Even better is that the UK is actually four sovereign nations! The UK standard visitor visa will let you travel to all four of them!

When you are traveling to the United Kingdom on a standard visitor visa, you will be limited to a max stay of 186 days Total. When you are in the UK, you will want to keep your passport and your visa on you for identification purposes. Apply here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What Documents am I required to present with my application?

The application will require various documents:

  • Old travel documentation
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of employment
  • Proof of educational enrollment
  • Business registration documents
  • Proof of intended business activities
  • Birth Certificate
  • A copy of your parent(s) or legal guardian's details page of their passport

What are the time restrictions placed on visits to the UK?

Currently, the United Kingdom places a max stay of 186 days Total for the standard visitor visa. You can extend your stay online.

When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?

Your visa will expire in 186 days after arrival. Expired visas are not considered to be valid documents. Please apply for a new visa if yours has expired.

How Long Does Processing Take for the application?

The speed at which your visa application is processed will depend on the processing speed you choose:

  • Standard Processing: 9 days
  • Rush Processing: 7 days
  • Super Rush Processing: 5 days

How Much Does the Standard Visitor Visa Cost?

The cost of your visa will depend on the processing speed of your application:

  • Standard Processing: USD 170.00
  • Rush Processing: USD 200.00
  • Super Rush Processing: USD 220.00

Is Multiple Entry Allowed with the United Kingdom Standard Visitor Visa?

The current policy enforced by the UK allows Multiple Entry for the standard visitor visa.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply here. The United Kingdom Standard Visitor Visa can only be applied for online. Make sure you have the documents you need handy to ensure a smooth application process!

Part of the application process includes an appointment at a visa application center. When you arrive at the appointment, you will give your biometrics.

This is not an interview

Please Note: citizens of North Korea are not allowed to apply online. You will need to get a form from the UK Immigration services.

Can I extend my Visa?

Yes! You can apply for an extension online. However, you must apply while still in the UK. You may be asked to resubmit documents. It takes about 8 weeks (or less) for your extension application to be processed if you use their standard service. Special circumstances can cause your application to be processed more quickly.

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