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Applying for a visa to enter the UK Current information

Important information about the application for a visa for the UK

Please note that the availability of priority appointments in the Visacenters is limited!


24.04.2023 | New acceptance of UK tourist visa applications stopped

UPDATE 05.09.2023: The processing of UK tourist visas has been resumed!

Recent events such as the reopening of travel opportunities after the pandemic and the Brexit has led to a high volume of applications being received by Visas United. To cope with increased the demand we are temporarily accepting only a limited number of applications. This route has temporarily been closed and will be available once the workload is manageable. This affects only for TOURIST VISA. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

13.02.2023 | TLS visa center in Düsseldorf will move

The TLS Contact visa center in Düsseldorf is moving. As of March 3, 2023, the Visa Center will be located at the following address: Signature by Regus - Düsseldorf, Heinrich Heine - Breite Str. 3 - 40213 Düsseldorf - Floor 6.

Please note that there may be problems with appointment availability during the relocation of the Visacenter. This is a preliminary information based on our experience and does not correspond to any official information. Travelers with urgent travel needs may have to switch to the visa centers in Berlin or Munich.

09.01.2023 | Resumed services for UK

The processing of tourist visas for Great Britain has been resumed by the Visas United team after suspension of almost half a year. For more information, please go directly to the corresponding info page: APPLY FOR YOUR VISA > Your visa for UK > Tourist Visa - General Visitor.

General information on entry and UK visa

Tourist Visa - General Visitor

You intend to travel as a tourist or to visit family or friends.

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We provide information on the most important questions about visas and entry to the UK.

Different types of visas for Great Britain

EEA Family Visa

The EEA family permit is for dependents of EU nationals for example spouses, partners, children and dependent parents.

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Van Der Elst Visa

For this visa you must be resident and working in the EU for an EU employer, you are allowed to temporarily provide a service in the UK on behalf of your EU employer without the need to obtain a work permit.

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Business Visa

You intend to travel to the UK for short business visits. This includes meetings, visit trade fairs and deliver goods for example as a lorry driver.

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Student Visitor Visa

You can apply for a Student visitor visa if you are undertaking a short course of study in the UK. You will not be allowed to work.

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TIER 2 - Skilled Workers

You can apply if you are a skilled worker and your company is sending you to the UK branch, sports persons and religious workers can also apply (You will require a certificate of sponsorship COS to qualify).

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TIER 4 - Student

You can apply if you intend to undertake long term studies in the UK, some work is also permitted ( You will require a confirmation of Acceptance For Studies (CAS) ).

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TIER 5 - Temporary Worker

You can apply for this visa if you intend to work on a temporary basis in the UK as a sports person, entertainer, charity worker or working holidaymaker (You will require a certificate of sponsorship COS to qualify unless you are applying for the youth mobility scheme).

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Transit Visa

You can apply if you wish to travel over the UK to your next destination.

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Settlement Visa

You wish to enter the UK for an indefinite period to join or accompany a family member.

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All information provided  is based on information from the respective Consulates. We are unable to provide a guarantee for the Consulate fees and processing times as they  may vary. The consulates reserve the right to update provisions at short notice and in some cases invite the applicant for a personal interview . Additionally the respective consulates will  determine whether a visa is approved. If you send our form by mail, your order is considered to be granted withput a signature.