Country wise VISA


United Kingdom

Harbouring a wide diverse crowd of people, the UK possesses some of the best mixes of medieval and modern architecture. Travellers from across the world with a UK visa can encounter the country's uniqueness.

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Naturalised Indians

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Indians Students

UK VISA Guidance with FAQs

Become Eligible This Way

You must have a valid and good intention behind travelling to the country.

You must possess sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents throughout the stay.

You must have strong ties in your home country that will ensure that you will return after your stay.

You must have a clean criminal track record and be of good character. You may have to provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.

You must at least meet the minimum health requirements required by the authorities.

How to apply for UK Visa from India ?

Before starting the application process for the visa, you will need to decide the right type of visa you are applying for. It is important to meet the eligibility criteria for a particular type of visa. Once this is done, you will have to gather the necessary documents required for the process. These may vary depending upon the UK Visa types. Please note that in the case of North Korea, there is only an offline application. However, most countries have online application mode. 

How to apply for UK visa online from India?

The process of applying for a UK Visa for Indians online is described as below. 

  1. Create an account on the UK Visa application portal called Visa4UK. If you are applying for a visitor visa, you can also apply it via the visa immigration service portal too.
  2. Complete the UK online visa application form with your details.
  3. Proceed to pay the UK Visa fees online.
  4. Book your visa appointment at a visa application centre (VAC) for the visa and biometric submission.
  5. Take a print out of the confirmation of the appointment you receive in your email. 
  6. Along with this, attend the appointment at the VAC with your documents to finally submit your application.

Please note that in certain cases, you may be required to submit to an interview. Also, it is necessary to ensure that you submit genuine and correct documents. Any false information can lead to visa rejection. A refusal for the permit can affect your future applications.



There are a number of types of permits issued to visit the United Kingdom. For the temporary visas; Based on the purpose of visit, the major types can be classified into the following. 

  • UK Tourist/Visitor Visa - This type allows you to visit the country for a short term visit. These are normally issued for a duration of 6 months. However, in certain cases where the applicant requires to travel to the country multiple times over a few years, it may be issued for even 2,5 or 10 years. However, you will only be allowed to stay for a maximum of 6 months per entry. Based on the type of visit, these can further be classified into the following -
    1. Standard Visitor - This is issued to visitors travelling for the purpose of tourism, business, medical treatment, and other similar short term visit purposes.
    2. Marriage Visitor - This type is required if you are visiting the country to get married or get into a civil partnership in the UK.
    3. Transit - This is only required if you have to travel through the UK as a transit to visit another country.
  • Student - This type of permit is issued to people who want to pursue a course in the UK. This is generally based on the Point Based System (PBS). The types of student permits are as follows -
    1. Short-term study - Used for students doing short term courses or research for 6 or 11 months. 
    2. Tier 4 General Student - This is issued in cases where you have been offered a place on a course. Since this is a PBS type, you will need to meet the necessary eligibility points. The visa is issued as per the duration of your course.
    3. Tier 4 Child Student - Children between the ages of 4 and 17, visiting the UK to take part in studies in an independent school will require this type.
  • Work - The work permit is issued to individuals who are visiting the country to take part in work or employment activities. This is also a PBS system and requires the individuals to meet the eligibility points. The types of work visas are as follows.
    1. Tier 2 - This is issued to individuals who are moving to the country to take part in long term work.  You will be required to be sponsored by a licensed sponsor for this. There are several sub-divisions of this visa too.
    2. Tier 5 - A 5th tier permit is issued for short term work. These can be unpaid voluntary work, religious work, sports-related, etc. These can further be split into multiple types based on the purpose.
    3. Tier 1 - For individuals performing long term business activities, and planning to set-up their business, a tier 1 type is the apt one. This can be issued for entrepreneurs, start-ups, etc based on the eligibility.
  • Family - You can apply for a family visa is you are going to the UK to live with your spouse, parent, child, or a relative who will be providing for you for a long term. These visas are issued for more than 6 months. If you require to visit them for a period of fewer than 6 months, you can apply for a standard visitor visa instead.

Documents Required for UK Visa

As per the UK Visa documents requirements for Indian citizens, the documents needed for UK Visa depends on the type of visa. Each one of the UK Visa types has a certain set of documents specific to it. However, the general requirements for most types are as follows - 

  • UK visa application form - Online completed application form on Visa4UK
  • 2 recent passport size photographs
  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of return, along with at least one blank page
  • Proof of financial means to support your stay in the UK
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Complete travel itinerary
  • Biometric information, if applicable
  • Visa fees receipt
  • Proof of occupation

UK VISA Photo Requirements

According to the regulations, the photos have to be as per the following instructions -

  • Recently taken
  • Dimensions- 35mm X 45mm
  • Clear basic cream or light grey background
  • Glasses - allowed only for medical reasons
  • Eyes - directly gazing at the lens
  • Headgear - not permitted except in religious cases
  • Facial expression - neutral
  • No “Red-eye effect” from the camera flash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Normally, you do not have a visa interview. However, if you are called for one, you will have to ensure that you answer honestly. The main questions will revolve around your purpose of visit, the duration you plan on staying, your future plans once your purpose has been finished, and your source of funds. They can also ask you a few questions about the UK, as well as other questions they seem is necessary to grant you the visa. Citizenship and Immigration Services) before your current visa expires. However, the success of your application will depend upon a variety of factors such as the intention, immigration status, and so on. Also, you will have to submit all the documents that you have submitted for the original visa. If you cannot extend, you must leave the country before expiry. 

Since the UK is no longer a part of the Schengen area, you will require a Schengen visa to visit those countries. Your UK visa alone is not enough. Despite this, there are certain European countries where you will not require a visa, or be issued with a visa on arrival as long as you hold a valid UK visa. These include Turkey, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Ireland, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, and Serbia. However, to qualify for these, you will have to meet certain conditions on your visa for the United Kingdom.

Yes, you can delete your application online as long as you have not booked an appointment. You will have to log in to your visa4UK account and then delete it. However, please note that your visa will only start processing once you have submitted your documents at the appointment centre. If you do not make it to your appointment, the application will be automatically deleted.

You will have to mention the number of funds you possess, in this field. You will have to show a minimum sum to prove that you can support yourself during your stay in the UK. Along with this, you will have to submit financial documents to prove the same. 

The medical tests depend on the UK Visa types. For a visitor permit lasting less than 6 months, you normally do not require a health check-up. However, if you are applying for a visa longer than 6 months, depending on the country you are travelling from, you may require tests to be taken. Indian citizens visiting the UK from India for more than 6 months will need a Tuberculosis test to be taken. Apart from this, it is suggested to have a health check-up before you travel to any country for safety reasons.

To reschedule a UK visa appointment, you will have to log in to your Visa4Uk portal. You can then click on your present appointment, and choose to update it to a new date. However, in the case that you missed your appointment, you will have to make a new application and pay the fees again.