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Apr 19, 2024

Things To Know Before Applying For A UK Visa

TN Lifestyle Desk, Times Now Digital

UK Visa

Before you pack your bags and dream of Big Ben chimes, there's one crucial step: securing a UK visa. Here's your essential guide to navigating the application process

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Apply early

You can apply for your visa up to three months before you travel. Summer is their busiest period for processing visas so apply as far in advance as you can.

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Choose the right visa

There are different types of visa for visiting the UK. These vary according to the purpose of your trip and how long you plan to stay. It’s important you choose the right visa for your trip

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Documents you need

Required documents vary depending on the visa type, but common ones include a valid passport, completed application form, photos, proof of finances, accommodation details, and travel itinerary. Make sure you have the documents ready when you apply

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Visa interview

Book your appointment carefully because you’ll have to restart the process if you change your visa date. So carry the original as well as photocopies of your education, identity and address proof.

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Visa fees

Visa fees vary according to the type of visa and how long it lasts for. But a 6 months visa will cost you INR 12, 441. When you apply, ensure you have sufficient funds to pay the visa fee, including those for dependents, who usually pay the same amount as the main applicant.

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Go priority

If you are on a tight schedule, apply for a priority visa. In many countries UK offers a range of fee-paid services and options for additional flexibility. These include their Super Priority visa processed in 24 hours, or the 5 day Priority visa

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Booking your travel

Do not to make any travel arrangements until your visa is granted since summers is a busy time for agencies and visa can take time

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Overstaying your visa

It is important that you understand and comply with the conditions of your visa and do not overstay.

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