Applicants do not need to have friends or family in the UK in order to visit the country. A Standard Visitor visa for tourism purposes allows applicants to travel to the UK for leisure, for business or for another reason such as to visit family and friends, take part in sports and creative events, receive private medical treatment or purely to visit the country for up to six (6) months. The UK is extremely diverse in its landscape and people and has a wealth of culture, history and scenic beauty that can be discovered and explored.

All applicants in this category must show to the UK Immigration Authorities that they can financially maintain and accommodate themselves in the UK without recourse to public funding or working. They can show however that they have assistance from family member(s) living in the UK.

Standard Visitor Visa Basic Requirements

To qualify under a Standard Visitor Visa for tourism purposes, there are basic requirements that must be met. Applicants must only visit the UK for a maximum of six (6) months at a time, show that they will be able to financially support themselves, and meet the cost of their onward journey. They must not take up any paid or unpaid employment in the UK.

Standard Visitor Visa Entitlements

This visa entitles holders to visit the UK for up to a maximum of six (6) months allowing them to experience life and culture in the UK. They may be allowed multiple entries to the UK during this six (6) month period.

What are the Processing Time and Costs?


Choose from either a fully managed service for peace of mind, or a purchase an in-depth application guide to help you manage your own visa application with minimal difficulites. Click below for a more detailed overview of what is included in the fees.


These services include:

Consultations Unlimited
Online support Unlimited
Stage 1 - Personalised Assessment
A detailed assessment of your personal circumstances to see if you meet the visa requirements
Advice about any factors that may increase the likelihood of the application being successful
Recommendations of alternative visa types more aligned with your personal circumstances
A personalised assessment summary for your own records and to use for future reference.
Step-by-step advice on collecting necessary supporting documents so that you don't miss any important details.
Stage 2 - Pre-application Preparation
Your migration consultant working with you to ensure you obtain and provide the necessary documents
A detailed check of all the supporting evidence you provide; ensuring the basic requirements can be satisfied
A personal consultation with you to prepare your application; making certain that all information is thorough.
Assistance with completing the required application forms to make sure that all your forms are filled in accurately.
A Practical guide to United Kingdom with relevant information to help you settle into your new life with ease.
A customised in-depth visa application guide designed to help you manage your visa application with minimal difficulties.
Stage 3 - Visa Application Submission
A final review of your draft application forms and all the necessary documentation to ensure your application is complete
A supporting letter written to relevant Government authorities (where required).
Preparation and guidance on submitting your application to the relevant Responsible United Kingdomn Authorities
Advice on what to expect after the visa application is submitted.
Stage 4 - Visa Application Processing
Detailed advice at each stage of the application processing
Your migration consultant closely monitoring the progress of your application until the Government authorities reach a decision and providing you with regular updates.
Your migration consultant dealing with and responding to Government requests on your behalf.
Stage 5 - Post Government Decision
Notifying you of the results of your application once a decision has been made
Guidance on best practices and future options on the next phase of your journey.


Government Main Application Fee £93 £1033
Government Partner Application Fee £93 £1033
Government Child Application Fee £93 £1033
Processing Time 1-3 weeks 1-8 weeks

* All fees and processing time are obtained from government sources