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UK Standard Visitor Visa for Indonesian citizens: Complete guide for 2024
8 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Dreaming of exploring the picturesque landscapes of the United Kingdom, experiencing its rich cultural heritage, and creating unforgettable memories? The UK Standard Visitor Visa offers Indonesian travelers the gateway to their British adventures.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the essential steps and requirements to successfully apply for the UK Standard Visitor Visa, empowering you to make the most of your travel aspirations while ensuring a smooth application process.

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So, let's embark on this exciting journey together and discover the wonders that await you in the enchanting realm of the United Kingdom. Once ready, apply directly via our easy online process or download the user-friendly iVisa app.

Do Indonesian citizens need a Standard Visitor Visa for the United Kingdom?

If you're an Indonesian citizen eager to experience the wonders of the United Kingdom, having a Standard Visitor Visa is a requirement. This specialized visa caters to short-term stays and opens the doors to exploring the beauty of the UK, participating in business meetings, attending conferences, seeking medical treatment, and more.

While the UK Standard Visitor Visa opens up a world of opportunities for various short-term activities, it doesn't permit any form of employment or residence in the country, ensuring that visitors adhere to the temporary nature of their stay. For more info, please check out the UK government website.

Benefits of the UK Standard Visitor Visa for Indonesians

Here's a glimpse of the exciting opportunities that await you with a valid Standard Visitor Visa:

1. Tourism and leisure: Immerse yourself in the UK's rich history, culture, and tourist attractions, from the iconic landmarks of London to the breathtaking landscapes of Scotland and beyond.

2. Business opportunities: If you're an Indonesian entrepreneur or professional, this visa allows you to attend business meetings and conferences and explore potential business ventures in the UK.

3. Family and friends visits: Strengthen personal bonds and create cherished memories by visiting family members or friends in the UK, sharing special moments together.

4. Enroll in short courses: As a student, the Standard Visitor Visa enables you to participate in school exchange programs or short courses of up to 30 days, for example, dance or English language classes.

5. Seek healthcare: Access medical treatment and consultations with British doctors, ensuring your well-being while traveling.

6. Volunteer work: Engage in volunteer activities with a registered charity institution for up to 30 days, contributing to meaningful causes in the UK.

7. Transit in the UK: Enjoy convenient stopovers at UK airports without the need for additional transit visas, making your travel connections seamless and hassle-free.

The application includes an appointment at a UK visa application center or Embassy where you'll provide biometric information, submit your documents, and, if necessary, undergo an interview.

UK Visitor Visa: Eligibility criteria for Indonesian citizens

While you must have this visa, you first must adhere to certain eligibility requirements to qualify for it, such as:

  • Intention to leave the UK: You must prove that you'll depart the UK before your visa expires.

  • Financial capability: You must have the means to support yourself and any dependents during your trip. If someone else is funding your journey, you must provide evidence of their ability to do so.

  • Return or onward journey: You must show that you can pay for your return or onward trip from the United Kingdom.

  • Short-term stay: Your visit shouldn't involve living in the UK on a long-term basis or for extended periods through frequent or successive visits.

UK Standard Visitor Visa: Required documents for citizens from Indonesia

To ensure a successful UK visa application, it's crucial to provide the documentation proving your travel purpose and eligibility.

Once you go through the application process, we'll send you a complete document list outlining all the items you must gather for your visa appointment. However, here's an overview of the general UK visa requirements for Indonesian citizens:

  • Valid Indonesian passport: It must be valid for up to six months beyond the arrival date.

  • Completed visa application form: We offer a simplified form with fewer questions and more understandable information.

  • Proof of enough funds: There's no specific amount, but you must be able to cover your trip costs as stated in your itinerary by presenting bank statements.

  • Travel itinerary: A detailed itinerary outlining the accommodation, dates, purpose, and planned activities during the stay in the United Kingdom.

  • Details of any criminal, civil, or immigration offenses: Be honest about your past.

Please remember that additional documents may be required based on your circumstances. We'll contact you by email if additional information is required.

How long can Indonesian citizens stay in the UK with the Standard Visitor Visa?

The UK Standard Visitor Visa presents exciting possibilities for Indonesian citizens, allowing them to stay in the United Kingdom for up to 180 days in Total. This Multiple Entry visa remains valid for 180 days after issued, offering flexibility for multiple trips within the designated period.

However, it's essential to note that the actual allowed duration of your stay will be determined by the immigration officer, considering the purpose of your visit and individual circumstances.

Costs and processing time for the UK Standard Visitor Visa for Indonesians

Our streamlined UK Standard Visitor Visa application process for Indonesian citizens comes is USD $290.99. This fee covers our efficient iVisa service at USD $163.99 and the government processing fee at USD $127.00.

However, these fees can change over time, so make sure to double-check them by starting the application process on our platform.

The application time is divided into two stages, designed to make it hassle-free for you:

  • iVisa processing time: Takes up to 30 days. Our iVisa Experts will review your application and arrange your visa appointment during this stage.

  • Government processing time: Government processing usually takes 1 to 3 weeks, but the actual time can vary, depending on your application location and the workload of the visa center.

With our expertise and efficient processing, obtaining your UK Standard Visitor Visa has never been easier. Begin your journey to the United Kingdom with confidence, knowing that we're here to assist you every step of the way.

Benefits of applying for a UK Standard Visitor Visa with us

You'll get the following benefits when applying through us, included in our fees:

  • Best chances of visa approval – We'll assist you in submitting a flawless application, increasing your chances of getting your UK Visa approved.

  • Flexible form completion – Take your time to complete the visa application form at your own pace. Take breaks whenever you need them and save your progress for later.

  • Guaranteed appointment scheduling – Save time and effort as we promptly secure your visa appointment, sparing you the hassle of searching for available dates.

  • Expert agent support – If you have any doubts or worries during the application process, our team of iVisa Experts is here to provide you with end-to-end assistance and support.

  • Real-time order tracking – Easily monitor the progress of your visa application through your iVisa account, staying updated at all times.

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How to apply for the UK Standard Visitor Visa in Indonesia?

Applying for the United Kingdom Standard Visitor Visa with our expert assistance is straightforward. Follow these simple steps to ensure a smooth application:

  • Step 1: Begin by providing your basic and travel information on our website or user-friendly iVisa app. Double-check the details to avoid errors, and pay the visa fees with a debit or credit card.

  • Step 2: Complete the simplified UK visa application form and upload all the required documents. Rest assured that our iVisa Experts will carefully review your submission and schedule a convenient visa appointment for you.

  • Step 3: Attend your visa appointment at the UK Embassy or Visa Application Center (VAC). During this stage, you will provide your biometric data and participate in an interview.

We're here to assist you throughout this process, helping you find the nearest location, prepare for the interview, and provide valuable tips for a successful appointment.

Once your interview is complete, wait for the immigration authorities to grant your visa. Once approved, they require your passport to issue your UK Visitor Visa.

Tips for a successful UK Standard Visitor Visa application in Indonesia

To ensure a stress-free UK Standard Visitor Visa application, keep the following essential tips in mind:

1. Provide complete and accurate information: Submit all required details on the visa application form with utmost accuracy and truthfulness. Any discrepancies or incorrect information could lead to delays or rejection.

2. Include extensive supporting documents: Include all relevant supporting documents to substantiate the purpose of your visit and demonstrate your financial sufficiency to cover your stay in the UK.

3. Explain your travel itinerary: Present a comprehensive travel itinerary that outlines your planned activities during your stay in the United Kingdom. This must match the info you provided in the application and demonstrate that you'll return to Indonesia before your visa expires and adhere to the conditions of the visa.

4. Prove your ties to Indonesia: Emphasize your strong ties to Indonesia, such as family relationships, employment commitments, or property ownership. This will assure the authorities of your intention to return to Indonesia after your visit.

5. Seek professional guidance: Rely on the knowledge of our iVisa Experts for guidance throughout the application process. Their assistance will ensure all aspects of your application are properly addressed, increasing the chances of a successful outcome.

Common reasons for UK Standard Visitor Visa refusals in Indonesia

To avoid disappointment, it can be useful to know why applications typically get denied. Some of the typical grounds for refusal include:

  • Insufficient financial proof: Failure to provide satisfactory evidence of financial capability to cover the expenses of the visit, including accommodation, transportation, and living costs.

  • Lack of genuine intentions: Not convincingly demonstrating the true purpose of the visit, leading the authorities to doubt the sincerity of the applicant's intentions.

  • Previous visa violations: A history of violating visa rules, overstaying, or engaging in unauthorized work in any country can negatively impact the UK Visitor Visa application.

  • Criminal record: Applicants with a criminal record or previous convictions and those who fail to report them in their application may face visa refusal, particularly if the offenses are serious or raise security concerns for UK society.

More information about the UK Visitor Visa

Our visa experts have carefully compiled this guide using official sources, such as the UK government website. For questions regarding the UK Standard Visitor Visa or other travel documents, contact us via online chat or email at [email protected]. We're here to help!

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