Tourist Visa - General Visitor

  • How can apply this type of visa?

    You can apply for this visa if you intend to travel to the United Kingdom as a tourist or if you propose to visit family or friends. The visit visa category also allows artists, sportsperson and those requiring medical treatment to enter the UK under this category. The tourist/visit visa does not allow applicants to work or carry out any business activities.

    The duration of the visit visa can vary, it is possible to obtain a visit visa with the duration of 6 months, 24 months, 60 months and 120 months. Long term visas are offered to frequent visitors and those who have a genuine reason to travel to the UK. The visa officer will decide whether you qualify for a long term visa, should a visa be granted for a shorter period you will not be refunded the difference.

    The visit categories are listed below, should you not find the category you require please contact our office for further assistance.


  • Visa categories

    General Visitor

    You are an adult and intend to travel to the UK as a tourist, for example for a holidays or to visit friends and distant relatives (Definition "distant relatives") Tooltip - Children are granted a “child visitor" visa


  • Child Visitor

    You are under 18 and wish to travel to the UK for a short language course, a short holiday or to visit friends and family. All minors are issued a child visitor visa


  • Family Visitor

    You intend to visit a family member in the UK, this family member is settled in the UK as a British national or has an unlimited residence permit (Definition "family members") Tooltip


  • Marriage Visitor

    You intend to travel to the UK to get married, after marriage you will return to take up residency in Germany


  • Sports Visitor

    You intend to come to the UK to take part in a specific sports-related event or activity or as part of the support staff or an official working on a sporting event


  • Medical Treatment Visitor

    You intend to travel to the UK for a private consultation or medical treatment for less than 6 months


  • Entertainer Visitor

    You are an entertainer and will take part in 1 or more specific performances as an inliidual amateur entertainer or as an amateur group or you will perform at a major arts festival without a work permit. A list of all approved festivals you will find here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-rules-appendix-rr


  • Permitted paid Engagement

    You intend to come to the UK to do specific paid work for less than 1 month without having to be sponsored under the points-based visa system


  • Processing times

    Interview slots are allocated by the Consulate in some cases you may have to wait longer than 5 days depending on availability. Please apply no latest than four weeks before you intend to travel.

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  • Prices

    In general, the total price is calculated as follows, the Visas United service fee + consular fees + fee of the visacenter Teleperformance.

    Visas United processing fee is € 149 for the first person. If there is any other person in the same order, the fee is € 129.
    The consulate fee is currently about € 109,00 for each person (The fees may vary depending on the rate of exchange).
    The fee of the visa application center Teleperformance is € 64,00.
    Self-pick-up is free of charge. If you wish to have you passport returned by courier there is a charge of € 30,00.


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The company Visas United is an Agency that charges a fee to prepare your Visa application. Our company neither belongs to an Embassy, Consulate or any other official government department.

You can also apply for a visa independently. In which case you will be required to pay the consular fees to the consulate. Information about the respective consular fees and further information on independent applications can be found on the official website of the Embassy.