Standard Visitor Visa uk
You must apply online before you travel to the UK. As part of your online application, you need to book an appointment at a visa application centre. You will have your biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) taken at your appointment.
Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks.
You may be able to extend your stay as long as the total time you spend in the UK as a visitor is no more than 6 months.
There are also special circumstances where you may be able to extend your visa past 6 months, for example if you are receiving private medical treatment in the UK or are an academic.
You can apply for a Transit Visa. Apply for a Direct Airside Transit visa (DATV) if you will be changing flights in the UK and will not be going through UK border control.
Apply for a Direct Airside Transit visa (DATV) if you will be changing flights in the UK and will not be going through UK border control.
You will need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa if you need to stay longer in the UK, or you can prove you need to frequently pass through the UK over a longer period.