United Kingdom visa application and requirements

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                    United Kingdom Visa

United Kingdom Visa

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VisaHQ provides consultancy and document review, pre-check only. Please do not send any original documents to VisaHQ. You must reserve an appointment and appear in person to submit your documents and Biometrics at the nearest Consulate in your jurisdiction.


Travelers are advised to consult current appointment availability prior to committing to any travel plans as waiting times vary in all jurisdictions. Do not make any non-refundable purchases or reservations prior to getting your visa approved.



Please make sure that application forms are not printed on double-sided paper.
These are a general requirement, but more documents will be requested after starting the online application.

You must provide certified translations of any documents that are not in English or Welsh.

United Kingdom tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada for a stay up to 180 days.

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United Kingdom visa is required for

Mostly requested by citizens of Russia, China and India
Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to United Kingdom?

  • First, check the current validity of your passport.

    We strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times. Citizens of Canada can refer to www.canada.ca for forms and instructions for Canadian passport renewals.

  • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

    Most destinations, including United Kingdom, require that you have adequate unused pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel. Canadian citizens cannot add extra passport pages to their passports. Please refer to www.canada.ca for forms and instructions for Canadian passport renewals.

  • Finally, confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

    Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to United Kingdom. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country.

  • United Kingdom visa for citizens of Canada is required. For more information please contact the nearest United Kingdom embassy.

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