The United Kingdom is known for being a dominating world force. Comprised primarily of four sovereign nations, the UK is a history-rich country that accounts for thousands of tourism and travel each year. The United Kingdom includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. There are also some islands that they occupy that are included in the national status.
If you are citizen of Afghanistan, you will need to apply for a visa before you travel to the United Kingdom. For most purposes, the standard visitor visa suffices. You can start the application here. Below, you can find more information about the application and the process of obtaining a visa in our FAQ section.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do Afghans need to have a passport when we apply for the standard visitor visa?
Yes. Everyone who is required to have a visa must also have their passport for identification purposes.
Can the standard visa's max stay limit be extended?
Yes. You are able to get an extension on your visa's allowed stay per visit. However, in order to be eligible for an extension, you must stay in the United Kingdom while your application is being processed. You will need to submit your application with the UK Immigration Department while you are visiting. If you leave the UK before your application is processed, your application will be withdrawn.
Can I work while I am in the UK on a visitor visa?
No. The rules for this visa do not permit you to engage in work, regardless of whether you are paid or not. You will need to adhere to the approved list of activities while in the United Kingdom. For instance, you can go to a conference, volunteer, be a tourist, etc. The possibilities are endless!
What do I need for the application?
Please use this checklist for the standard visitor visa application for the United Kingdom. Please note that some of these items may not apply to you.
- 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
- The name and date of birth of the person you will be staying with
- Address of where you will be staying
- Details of your relationship to the person who'll be looking after you
- Sponsor documents
What is the max stay for visits to the UK that is enforced for this visa?
Currently, the United Kingdom allows a max stay of 186 days in Total for the standard visitor visa for citizens of Afghanistan .
When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?
For Afghans, your visa will expire in 186 days after arrival.
How Long Does Processing Take for the application?
The speed at which your visa application will process will depend on the processing speed you choose:
- Standard: 9 Business Days
- Rush: 7 Business Days
- Super Rush: 5 Business Days
How Much Does the Standard Visitor Visa Cost?
The cost of your visa will depend on the processing speed of your application:
- Standard: USD 170.00
- Rush: USD 200.00
- Super Rush: USD 220.00
Is Multiple Entry Allowed with the United Kingdom Standard Visitor Visa?
The current regulations that are enforced by the UK Immigration Department allow Multiple Entry for the standard visitor visa for Afghans.