The United Kingdom is a country of diversity. The geographical makeup of the country is composed of Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Scotland, and Wales. Your first step to traveling to the United Kingdom will be applying for a visa. You can apply for your United Kingdom visa as early as three months before your trip. For most travelers, you will need to use the standard visitor visa. This visa includes trips for family, business, tourism, volunteering, and more. It is by far the most inclusive visa offered by the United Kingdom. You can learn more about the application process and requirements below. Want to start the application? Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do I need for the application?
Please use this checklist for the standard visitor visa application for the United Kingdom. Please note that each type of visitor may have different requirements.
- Old travel documentation
- Proof of residence
- Proof of employment
- Proof of educational enrollment
- Business registration documents
- Proof of intended business activities
What is the max stay for visits to the UK allowed with this visa?
Currently, the United Kingdom allows a max stay of 186 days in Total for the standard visitor visa for citizens of Algeria.
When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?
For Algerian citizens, your visa will expire in 186 days after arrival.
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: 9 days
- Rush: 7 days
- Super Rush: 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: 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 Algerian citizens.
Do I Need to submit biometrics?
Yes. Your biometrics are required as a part of the visa application process. You will submit biometrics at the appointment you make at the visa application center in your country.
Can I use public funds while in the UK?
No. Foreigners in the UK are not permitted to use public funds during their visit and must display sufficient financial capability to support themselves during their trip.
Are citizens of Algeria allowed to work in the UK with this visa?
No. The standard visitor visa is not sanctioned for the purposes of working in the UK. You are not allowed to engage in any work while in the UK, regardless of whether it is paid or unpaid. However, you may attend business conferences, seminars, and other very specific business activities. If you engage in work while visiting the UK, you might face a travel ban.