Visit the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends.
You’ll need to prove that you meet the eligibility requirements, for example that you’ll leave the UK at the end of your visit.
You can usually stay in the UK for up to 6 months
Visit the UK on a business trip
Visit the UK to do research
Visit the UK for private medical treatment
Come to the UK to get married
Apply for a visa to travel through the UK
If you need to visit the UK regularly, you can apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa that lasts 2, 5 or 10 years if you need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit. If you’re under 18 years old when you apply, your long-term Standard Visitor visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18. You cannot get a refund on the fee.
A Standard Visitor visa costs £95. The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length: