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UK visa for Indians
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on July 27, 2023 Share on

UK Visa For Indians – The Complete Guide For Your Perfect Trip.

The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and is definitely a treasure box for all the travel freaks. If you want to go back in time and feel like you are in a fairytale world, the UK is just perfect for you. You can explore some enchanting sites like Stonehenge, Jurassic coast, Snowdonia National Park and more. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to the UK asap, but before planning scroll down for the complete guide providing you with the information related to the UK visa for Indians.

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Where to get a UK visa for Indians?

VFS Global manages the visa application centres in India so UK visa applicants can apply in any of the branches whichever is closer to them. To apply for the visa you have to fill in the application form and provide the required documents along with the biometric details. Visa on arrival facility is not available for Indian passport holders, hence applying for the standard UK tourist visa is the only option to avail.

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Features of UK Visa

  1. You can travel to four European countries by just one visa (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales)
  2. Visas are available for short, long or permanent stay
  3. Standard visitor visa for short stay is available for 6 months and 11 months
  4. Long term standard visitor visa is available for 2, 5 and 10 years
  5. Pay the extra amount to get your UK visa within 1 to 5 days (in India)
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Types of UK Visa

  1. Standard Visitor Visa,
  2. Marriage Visitor Visa,
  3. Permitted Paid Engagement Visa,
  4. Tier 4 (General, Child or Marshall and Commonwealth scholars) Student Visa,
  5. Tier 2 (General or Sportsperson) Visa and Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) Visa – Long-term Staff or Graduate Trainee,
  6. Short-term Student Visa,
  7. PBS Dependant – Partner Visa,
  8. PBS Dependant – Child Visa.

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Documents Required For UK Visa For Indian Residents

  1. Download the form, fill it accurately and sign the visa application form and carry it with you
  2. Passport should be valid for more than 6-months and also make sure you have at least two blank pages available for the visa.
  3. Two passport-sized photographs (45mm x 35mm)
  4. Financial proof like – Bank statements, income tax returns, etc to prove you have enough funds for your travel.
  5. Proof of accommodation and complete travel itinerary
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UK Visa Fees for Indians

UK Visa fees may differ according to the need of the traveller. Here are some common types of visas with the visa fees in rupees

  1. Short-term (up to 6 months) INR 8,010,
  2. 2 years of long-term INR 30,330,
  3. 5 years of long-term INR 55,080,
  4. 10 years of long-term INR 69,030

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Visa Processing Time for UK visa for Indians

UK Visa processing time depends on the type of the visa; some visas are processed faster whereas some take more time. On average, UK visas are issued within 15 days but depending on the embassy workload, additional documentation requirements, fast track processing, etc it may take 30 days also. So, do apply for the permit in advance to avoid any delays.

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Travel Insurance

A travel insurance policy acts as a safety and protecting shield. It guards the traveller against uncertainties like – loss or delay of check-in baggage, medical treatment, trip cancellation, trip delay, personal accident and more. Travel insurance can also be customized according to the traveller’s need for example – Family travel Insurance, Single or Multi-trip travel insurance, Student travel insurance, etc. You can visit the official website of a travel insurance provider and get your policy. Yet it is not mandatory but it is recommended for you to stay protected from any unforeseen emergencies. The coverage is up to 180 days and also you can compare the covers and premiums charged by various travel insurance policies online.

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Traveller Tips

As a tourist, there are certain things you should keep in mind, which are as follows –

  1. Always carry extra cash or bank card with you
  2. Carry all your important documentation (original and photocopies both) like – passport, identity proof, etc
  3. Be friendly with locals
  4. Carry a first aid box to cope up in an emergency
  5. Explore the cities as locals do
  6. Be patient and respectful
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Facts and figures of UK

  1. Tea is one of the most popular drinks among Brits and it is estimated that they drink 165 million cups of tea every day.
  2. Stonehenge, the very famous monument, is claimed to be one of the oldest monuments in the world (3,000 B.C.)
  3. The typical UK food is roast beef and Yorkshire beef. But the Brits love Chicken Tikka more and have voted it as their national dish; It is actually an Indian recipe.
  4. Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch is the name of a town in Wales and also it is the longest name of any city in the world.
  5. UK does not have a written constitution.
  6. The largest and most expensive city in the UK is London.
  7. The second-largest city in the UK is Birmingham

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Stonehenge, United Kingdom
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Frequently asked questions on UK visa for Indians

Is visa on arrival available for Indians?

No, a visa on arrival facility is not available for Indian passport holders.

What is the capital city of the United Kingdom?

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom.

Where is the famous monument Stonehenge located?

This historical landmark is located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England.

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