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Standard Visitor Visa

Standard Visitor Visa for tourism
Bring your family to visit the UK for less than 6 months

If your friend or family member is coming to visit you for a holiday or to attend your graduation, they may need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa before they travel to the UK

Before travelling to the UK, your visitor should check if they need to apply for a visa to enter the UK.

Visa nationals

If your visitor is a passport holder from a country on the 'Visa national' list, they will need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa before travelling to the UK to visit you.  

Your visitor will need to apply online for a Standard Visitor Visa. The fee for this application is currently £115.  If this application is successful, your visitor will be permitted to come to the UK for a maximum of 6 months. 

Non- visa nationals

If your visitor is a citizen of a country not included on the visa national list, they are not required to apply for a visa in advance of travelling to the UK, however they may still need to provide information to the Immigration Officers at the airport about the purpose of their visit.

Your visitors can find all the information they need about visiting the UK on the UK Visas & Immigration website.