UK Visitors Visa

Overview:
The majority of UK visitor visas are granted at the port of entry. However, if you are a citizen or national of one of the visa national countries, you will require a visitor visa before you arrive in the UK.
In order to qualify for a UK visitor visa you must be able to show that:
  • You intend to leave the UK at the end of you visit
  • You do not intend to take up employment, either paid or unpaid
  • You do not intend to produce goods or provide services within the UK, including selling goods or services directly to the public
  • You do not intend to study at a state-maintained school
  • You are able to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants without recourse to public funds
  • You can meet the cost of your onward or return journey
    Visa nationals:
    Subject to paragraph 2 below the following persons need a visa for the United Kingdom:
    (a) Nationals or citizens of the following countries or territorial entities:
    Afghanistan
    Albania
    Algeria
    Angola
    Armenia
    Azerbaijan
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Belarus
    Benin
    Bhutan
    Bosnia Herzegovina
    Burkina Faso
    Burma
    Burundi
    Cambodia
    Cameroon
    Cape Verde
    Central African Republic
    Chad
    People’s Republic of China
    Colombia
    Comoros
    Congo
    Cuba
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Djibouti
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    Equatorial Guinea
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    Fiji
    Gabon
    Gambia
    Georgia
    Ghana
    Guinea
    Guinea Bissau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Iraq
    Ivory Coast
    Jamaica
    Jordan
    Kazakhstan
    Kenya
    Korea (North)
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos
    Lebanon
    Liberia
    Libya
    Macedonia
    Madagascar
    Malawi
    Mali
    Mauritania
    Moldova
    Mongolia
    Morocco
    Mozambique
    Nepal
    Niger
    Nigeria
    Oman
    Pakistan
    Peru
    Philippines
    Qatar
    Russia
    Rwanda
    Sao Tome e Principe
    Saudi Arabia
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    Somalia
    Sri Lanka
    Sudan
    Surinam
    Syria
    Taiwan
    Tajikistan
    Tanzania
    Thailand
    Togo
    Tunisia
    Turkey
    Turkmenistan
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    United Arab Emirates
    Uzbekistan
    Vietnam
    Yemen
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
    The territories formerly comprising the socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    (b) Persons who hold passports or travel documents issued by the former Soviet Union or by the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

    (c) Stateless persons.

    (d) Persons who hold non-national documents.

    Note that South Africa will be included as visa nationals from 03 March 2009.

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