If you are a citizen of the Congo, you are able to visit the United Kingdom by obtaining a visa. For travel to the United Kingdom, the standard visitor visa is valid for most travel purposes. When you apply for this visa, you will need to prove that you are financially able to support your stay in the United Kingdom and that you intend to leave before your max stay is up.
Throughout the application process, you will be asked to present several documents. In order to make the application process go smoothly, it is a good idea to have the documents handy. It is also a good idea to keep in mind that being under the age of 18 does not exempt one from the visa requirements.
If you would like to learn more about the standard visitor visa, the fees associated with it, processing options, and more, please keep reading as we address these issues and many more in the FAQ below.
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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 Total for the standard visitor visa for citizens of the Congo.
When Will My Standard Visitor Visa Expire?
For Citizens of the Congo, 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 citizens of the Congo.
Can I use the standard visitor visa to find work in the United Kingdom?
Visitors who hold the standard visitor visa are not eligible to work in the United Kingdom during their visit. This includes both paid and unpaid work. Additionally, you are not permitted to use the standard visitor visa for the intention of living in the United Kingdom. If you are caught using this visa for either of those purposes, you could face a long term travel ban.