The United Kingdom is a place of various famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Blarney Castle, and Edinburgh Castle. Because of the United Kingdom's inclusion of 4 separate nations, this country is very unique. Each sovereign nation in the UK retains individuality in dialect, culture, tradition, and more. For example, in Northern Ireland, they are still well-known for the unique style of dance known as Riverdance. In Scotland, the bagpipe is still played and kilts are still worn. There are plenty of examples and there are plenty of opportunities to experience the unique qualities of each nation when you visit.
Citizens of Angola who are traveling to the UK for the purposes of business, family, tourism, academia, and more can apply for the standard visitor visa. The standard visitor visa is the most popular visa used by travelers to the United Kingdom because of its flexibility for time-ranges, pricing, processing speeds, and more. You can access the application 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 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 Angola.
When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?
For Angolan 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 Angolan citizens.
Do I need a visa if I have a passport?
Yes. Your passport does not exempt you from the visa requirements. You will need to have both documents when you arrive in the UK and both must be valid documents in order to be accepted.
What is the United Kingdom's policy on sponsor documents?
If you are visiting family, staying with a close friend, staying with a business associate, or have been invited to attend an event, you will need to provide sponsor documents to prove your accommodations. This also applies if the person/people you are visiting are helping you financially during your trip.