Visiting the UK this Summer?

Get ready for your Great British Adventure

Make sure you apply for your visitor visa in good time as a standard application can take up to 15 working days to process.

Remember, the 15 day timeframe starts from when you attend your appointment at the visa application centre.

If you’re heading to the cricket this summer, you may want to use our priority or super priority service for a decision within 5 working days or 1 working day.

You can apply up to 3 months in advance.



1. Check what you need

Read the guidance on GOV.UK to find out what you need to do before you apply.


2. Tailor your application

Get a quicker decision with our priority services. Depending on where you apply, you can get a decision within 5 days or 24 hours using our priority and super priority visa services. You can choose a service at the end of your application.

3. Apply online

Make your application using our new and improved online application form.

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UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to visit or stay in the country, with a firm emphasis on national security and a culture of customer satisfaction for people who come here legally.

UKVI is part of the Home Office.