UK TOURIST Visa, MUMBAI India

UK Tourist Visa For Indians

The United Kingdom 10th biggest tourist destination in the world, with plenty of breathtaking locations, soothing nature, architecture, lively atmosphere, adventurous sports, ancient forests, contemporary nightlife and a lot more to offer makes it one of the favorite tourist destination for Indians.

Planning to travel to the UK for tourism purposes and unaware of the visa process, documentation and guidelines. Here is a brief description of the same

How to Apply for the UK Tourist visa for Indians?

The UK Visa for Indians is likely an easy process if you pay proper attention to your selection, purpose, and category for the visa you need to apply. UK visa is an offline process wherein form is filled up online but you need to visit the center to complete other formalities which include submission of documents and biometrics.

Eligibility for applying for UK Tourist Visa

  • You must hold a passport with the validity of 6 months on arrival in the UK.
  • You must be able to support the finances while in the UK and able to prove your strong financial status in the home country.
  • You need to prove your purpose of visit and return to your home country.
  • You need to prove your social and economic ties, residence and family in your home country.

Procedure for the UK Tourist Visa Application

  • While starting with the process for a UK visa online form you need to have certain details such as personal, education, employment, family, and travel history as this all will help to complete the online form when traveling to the UK for tourism purposes or to meet family & friends.
  • The UK visa category for tourists is a standard visitor visa which is to be filled online on the UK Government website. The standard visitor visa category is for people who intend to visit the UK for tourism, to meet family and friends.
  • Once you start with an online form you don’t need to finish it at one go you can save the form and continue later by logging in through your mail id and password. After completion of the online form, the next step is to submit this form. On submission, you need to pay online fees of UK Immigration and VFS charges with the help of debit/credit card.
  • After submitting the form you need to make an appointment and later a unique GWF number will be generated which will be used for further communication by the Immigration office as well as for your reference to track the status on the application. Once the form is submitted by making the payment and generating an online application you will be able to download the form and the document checklist by logging into your account.
  • The next step in line will be collecting all the required documents as per the checklist. On visiting the VFS center you need to submit all the documents wherein after scanning it will be uploaded with your application. On successful completion of uploading the documents you, will be guided for biometrics. After this you need to wait around for 13 -15 days to get the visa done. You will be intimated through the mail once the passport is ready for the collection.

Documents required for UK Tourist Visa for Indians

  • Original Passport (Current & Expired if any)
  • Appointment Letter
  • Visa form
  • Document Checklist
  • Detailed Cover letter
  • 3 Photographs as per international standards
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodations covering the entire stay

If Employed

  • Offer Letter/ Appointment Letter
  • Last 3 months salary slips
  • Leave Letter / NOC from the company
  • Bank statement for the last 6 months attested by the bank
  • Income tax returns for the last 3 years
  • Any other financial documents

If Self-Employed

  • Last 6 months attested Personal bank statement
  • Last 6 months attested Company bank statement
  • Last 3 years Personal Income Tax Returns
  • Last 3 years Company Income Tax Returns
  • Company Registration Certificate

If Retired

  • Retirement Certificate
  • Pension Statement
  • Any other related documents

If Sponsored

  • Sponsorship Letter
  • Sponsor’s last 6 months bank statement attested by the bank
  • Sponsor’s Income Tax Returns of the last 3 years
  • Sponsor’s Employment proof
  • Sponsor’s Passport Copy

If Invited

  • Invitation Letter
  • Passport Copy
  • PR copy/Visa copy
  • Employment papers
  • Residence papers

If student

  • School/College ID Card
  • Leave application
  • Fee Receipt of current Academic year

People who Visit UK for Tourism / Visit Purpose, often visit to Schengen area, Apply Schengen Tourist Visa with Fly For Holidays

UK Tourist Visa Fees 2020

Visa TypePurposeValidityConsulate FeeVFS FeesService Fee
StandardTourist/ Visit06 Months9,0841,0002,000
StandardFamily/Friend Visit06 Months9,0841,0002,000

Where to apply?

  • Once you are ready with all the documents and appointment letters, on the scheduled appointment day you need to visit the VFS center where your appointment is booked. You need to carry all the documents in the original/copy while visiting the center. Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jalandhar are some of the centers wherein the UK Visit Visa applications are accepted.

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How to check the status online?

  • Once you have submitted your application at the VFS center you need to wait for the mail from the immigration department after around 13-15 days intimidating you on your passport is ready for collection. You can either collect it personally from the center of submission or opt for the courier service by paying charges for the same. Once you receive the Passport with an approved visa you are ready to fly. The maximum stay period will be of 6 months on your arrival to the UK.

Points to Remember

  • All the details filled in the online form must be true and correct.
  • Documents submitted for processing an application must be genuine. Fake, Altered, Misleading or Invalid Documents may lead to refusal of the visa.
  • Mistakes in the online form may cause a delay in the processing of the application, to avoid such delay take proper guidance and advise before submission of the application.
  • Rejection of the visa may cause a problem in the future for applying the UK Visa as well as any other visa. Hence, it becomes necessary to provide the right details to the best of your knowledge.
  • It is advisable to take proper guidance from the Travel Agent.

 

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UK Visit / Tourist Visa FAQ’s

1. How Earlier Can I Apply For The Uk Visit Visa?

You can apply 90 days before the intended date of travel.

2. How Long Can I Stay In The Uk On Visit Visa?

You can stay for a maximum of 6 months from the date of arrival or visa expiry whichever is earlier.

3. Do I Need To Have Travel Insurance While Applying For The Visa?

No, Travel Insurance is not a mandatory document for applying for the visa. However, it is advisable to have travel insurance while going on an international trip.

4. Do I Need To Have Confirmed Air Tickets & Hotel Bookings While Applying For The Visa?

No, Air Tickets & Hotel Bookings are not mandatory to book till you receive the visa. However, if you intend to book, do not make any non-refundable bookings.

5. Can I Reapply If My Visa Gets Rejected?

Yes, you can reapply immediately on the rejection of the visa. However, while reapplying make sure to submit all the documents which if mentioned is insufficient on the rejection letter. Also, take the guidance of the travel agent for the hassle-free application process.

6. Are The Consulate And Vfs Charges Refunded In Case Of Rejection?

No, Consulate charges and VFS charges are not refundable in case of the visa getting rejected.

7. Do I Need To Have Any Medical Tests Done Before Traveling To The Uk?

If you are visiting for tourism purposes or going to meet family and friends it is not necessary to get the medical tests done. If you plan to stay for more than a period of 3 months it is advisable to get the medical tests done before traveling.

8. Is There Any Express Service Available For The Uk Visa?
  • Yes, there is an express service available for processing the UK Visa. Following are the details:

Normal Processing, 13 -15 days with the charges of INR 11,000/-

Express Processing wherein you get to know the status in 5 working days by paying an extra charge of INR 21,500/- above the application fee.

Super Express Processing wherein you get to know the status in 2 working days by paying an extra charge of INR 91,000/- above application fee.

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Terms & Conditions

Grant of visas are at the sole discretion of the visa officer at the consulate. We at Fly for Holidays will provide you guidance and advise to submit your visa application to the best of our knowledge and as per our information and experience. Possible time taken to process visas and turnaround time as advised by us to you is as per an estimate that is provided by Consulates. Applications are reviewed based on the information and documents submitted by you. Fly for Holidays is not responsible for the validity ,approval or rejection of your visa application at any point of time.

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