UK Visit Visa 

If you are coming to the UK as a visitor, you are allowed to stay for up to 6 months in most cases

Tourism and visiting friends
If you want to visit the UK as a tourist or to stay with friends in the UK, you should apply to as a general visitor (or as a child visitor if you are under 18).
If you are a Chinese national and you will be coming to the UK as part of a group for a maximum of 30 days, you can apply for a visa as an ADS visitor

 
 

To come to the UK as a general visitor, you must be able to show that:

  • You are 18 or over
  • You intend to visit the UK for no more than 6 months (or 12 months if you will be accompanying an academic visitor
  • You intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • You have enough money to support and accommodate yourself without working or help from public funds, or you and any dependents will be supported and accommodated by relatives or friends
  • You can meet the cost of the return or onward journey
  • You are not in transit to a country outside the ‘Common Travel Area’ (Ireland, the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

You must also be able to show that, during your visit, you do not intend to:

  • Take paid or unpaid employment, produce goods or provide services, including the selling of goods or services directly to members of the public
  • Do a course of study
  • Marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership
  • carry out the activities of a business visitor, a sports visitor or an entertainer visitor
  • Receive private medical treatment.

You should provide documents to show that you meet the above requirements

Documents you need as a general visitor:
If you apply for a visa, you should provide these documents with your visa application. You should provide as many relevant documents as you can to show that you qualify for entry to the UK. You must decide which documents will best support your application. We advise you to consider providing documents that contain:

  • INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
  • INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR FINANCES AND EMPLOYMENT
  • YOUR ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL DETAILS
  • INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR VISIT TO THE UK