UK Visa Fees 2024

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The Home Office charges UK visa applicants fees to process their applications. How much you need to pay will depend on factors such as the type of visa you are applying for, how long the visa will be valid for, and where you are applying from. In addition to the visa fee, there may also […]

UK Visa Processing Times (Latest from UKVI)

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The length of time it takes for your application to be processed can be an important factor in deciding when to apply and when to make travel arrangements. But UK visa processing times vary considerably, depending on factors such as the type of visa being applied for, the country or Embassy where the application is […]

Immigration Health Surcharge: IHS Rules

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As part of your UK immigration application, you may need to pay the ‘immigration health surcharge’ (IHS). Failing to pay the IHS where it is due will mean your application will be rejected and not processed. In this guide, we answer frequently asked questions from visa applicants, including what the immigration health surcharge is, who […]

UK Travel & Entry Rules for Russian Citizens

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If you are a Russian citizen looking to travel to the UK, either now or in the future, you will need to know whether this is possible and what type of visa you will need. Below we look in detail at the rules on Russian citizens travelling to the UK, providing up-to-date and practical advice […]

UK Visas for Turkish Citizens

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Most Turkish citizens will need a visa to come to the UK. The type of visa needed will depend on the purpose of your stay. Whether you want to visit friends and family in Britain, or are looking to work or study here, in this guide we explain the most common UK visa options for […]

UK Visitor Visa Rules to be Relaxed in 2024

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Following a change in the UK Immigration Rules, visitor visa permissible activities are to be relaxed from 31 January 2024 as follows: Individuals can undertake activities relating to their employment overseas remotely from within the UK, providing this is not the primary purpose of their visit. An employee of an overseas based company may: (a) […]

Do You Need a Transit Visa for the UK?

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Passing through an airport while on your way to another country is called “transiting”. There are two types of transiting: “airside” and “landside”. If you are passing through a UK airport while on the way to another country, you may need a UK transit visa. Transit visas are required by some nationals who are passing […]

How to Check your UK Visa Application Status

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If you are awaiting a decision on an application for a UK visa, tracking the progress of your application can be crucial to planning ahead, especially where you are time-pressured for a decision. The following guide looks at how UK visa applicants can check the status of their applications, whether you have applied to extend […]

Overstaying in the UK (Expired Visa Rules)

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If you remain in the UK after your visa or Home Office permission has expired, you may be considered an overstayer. Overstaying can create many issues, including negatively affecting your immigration record and impacting any future UK applications. You could also be detained and deported. The Home Office does not remind individuals of their visa […]

Made a Mistake on Your UK Visa Application?

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When applying for a UK visa, it’s important to provide the Home Office with information that is correct and comprehensive to avoid delays or issues with processing and to avoid a visa refusal. Mistakes can, however, happen. Once you realise you’ve made a mistake on your UK visa application, you should take steps to correct […]