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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR UNITED KINGDOM VISA

1. Indian National holding a valid Indian passport can apply for United Kingdom Visa.
2. Person wishes to travel to United Kingdom for the purpose of Tourism/Family or friends Visit/Business can apply visa through Visa Lounge. Person who seeks employment in United Kingdom is not eligible to apply through Visa Lounge.
3. Travel insurance is mandatory requirement for passengers traveling to United Kingdom. Visa Lounge also provides Travel Insurance to passengers at an additional cost.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Tourist :

1. You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to the United Kingdom.
2. Passport: Valid for at least six months with a minimum of 2 blank pages available. (Please attach all old passports)
3. Application Form: One application form, has to be filled online and have to scheduled an appointment for submission of visa application. Kindly provide us the attached form (filled manually) we will do the online and schedule an appointment. Please note that applicant need to come for submission and biometric on the scheduled date & time at the application centre.
4. Photographs: Two recent color photographs in white background close up of full face and 35 mm x 45 mm in size.
5. Covering Letter: Covering letter on company letter head (if self-employed) from the applicant addressed to, the visa officer, British High Commission, Mumbai stating name of the applicant, personal profile, nationality, passport details, purpose of visit, period of stay with dates and also to be noted that all the expenses including medical, boarding & lodging will be borne by the applicant / sponsor. (attached covering letter format)
6. If visit relative/ friend: Invitation Letter: Invitation letter to addressed to, the visa officer, British High Commission, Mumbai stating name of the applicant, relationship, nationality, passport details, purpose of visit, period of stay with dates and also to be noted that all the expenses including medical, boarding & lodging will be borne by the applicant / sponsor.
7. Invitee person’s passport copy first and address page and valid visa copy
8. Hotel voucher & ticket copies… if have already arranged
9. Hotel voucher… if have already arranged.
10. Proof of occupation:
11. If company employee
   a) Company leave letter- (attached company Noc letter format)
   b) Salary slip for last 06 month
12. If self employed
   a) Company memorandum copy/ company registration copy Company shop establishment copy or any company registration certificate copy which is showing that owner of this company
   b) Company bank statement for last 06 month with bank seal and sign.
   c) ITR last 03 years with computation sheet A.Y. 2018-2019
13. For student- School/ College id card copy
14. Financial documents: Updated bank statement for last 6 month and ITR copy last 3 years and other financial papers such as investment in shares or funds, property paper, Fix Deposit Receipts, Copy of the applicant’s international credit card etc.


Business :

1. Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months and minimum One page should be blank from both side for visa stamp.
   a) Attach all previous passport to show previous travel history (If any).
2. UK Visa Application Form: Visa application form has to be filled online. Please contact Udaan team for more details.
3. Photo Specification: Two recent passport size photographs with matt finish, 60%-80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm)
   Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old,scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.
4. Covering Letter : Covering-letter from applicant on company’s letter head stating his name, designation,passport number, purpose and duration of visit duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to – The Visa Officer, British Deputy High Commission, New Delhi.
5. Invitation Letter: Invitation Letter from UK host / inviting Company on its letter head stating the purpose of travel and duration of stay and should be duly signed with signatory’s name and designation.
6. Financials
   a) Original and copy of Personal ITR for 3 yrs.
   b) Original and copy of Salary slip for the last Three months
   c) Original and copy of Personal Bank Statement for last six months mentioning the Bank’s name, Bank’s Telephone Number clearly.
7. Proof Of Occupation
   a) Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation
   b) Brief Company
   c) Articles of Memorandum (Incase the applicant is MD/Director)
   d) Fixed deposit/Investment/Property Papers
   e) Company Balance sheet.
   f) Evidence of previous dealing with the UK Company e.g. Business meeting, email conversation etc
8. Please Note:
   a) Applications are being accepted through online appointment, we advise you to send your application well in advance so that we can arrange for an appointment.
9. Accommodation : Accommodation proof with complete details.
10. Applicant will have to personally collect their documents or can opt for courier service at the time they submit their documents at VFS.
Applicants can submit an authorization letter only in the following cases:
   a) If a parent collecting for a dependent child.
   b) A member of a family group collecting the passports for the whole family.
   c) Government Ministry representatives and a Business Express Programme (BEP) company representative, approved by the company’s authorized signatories.
11. Please Note:
   a) Applications are being accepted through online appointment, we advise you to send your application well in advance so that we can arrange for an appointment.
   b) Applications are accepted through respective outsourced visa application centres. Kindly refer to the link “Outsourced Visa Application Centres” on the left side of the page for details.
   c) Fingerprints and facial photograph (known as 'biometric information') are required by the UK Border Agency as part of your applicant.
12. British Irish Visa Scheme: Indian citizens can now apply for one travel permit to visit both the UK and Ireland through British-Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) in India. As per BIVS, applicants should apply for the visa of the country they wish to visit first. If you have an Irish short stay visa and you also want to visit the United Kingdom you must travel to Ireland first. If you have a British short stay visa and you also want to visit Ireland you must travel to the United Kingdom first. The BIVS issued visas will have BIVS coding endorsed on it. For more information kindly click on the following link BIVS Scheme


PROCESSING TIME

First Time Travellers: Minimum 20 - 25 working days
Well Travelled Applicants: Minimum 5 - 7 working days
Fast Track Applications: Minimum 2 - 3 working days


PAYMENTS

Applicants can pay Visa and other fees through Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking and IVR.
* Note: Charges will be applied.



UNITED KINGDOM VISA COST

 

United Kingdom Visas Visa Fee (INR)* VFS Fee (INR)* Service Charges (INR)* Total (INR)*
Tourist Visa Single Entry / Multiple Entry 9122 750 2360 12232
Long Term Multiple Entry (2 Years) 34161 750 2360 37271
Long Term Multiple Entry (5 Years) 61981 750 2360 65091
Long Term Multiple Entry (10 Years) 77784 750 2360 80894
Business Visa Single Entry / Multiple Entry 9122 750 2360 12232
Long Term Multiple Entry (2 Years) 34161 750 2360 37271
Long Term Multiple Entry (5 Years) 61981 750 2360 65091
Long Term Multiple Entry (10 Years) 77784 750 2360 80894


 


IMPORTANT POINTS FOR FAST TRACK VISAS

All submission is through VFS only and all pax must come in personal for Biometric at VFS Centre at Apsara Theatre, Lamington Road, OR at Next to Garware house, Near HDFC Bank, Andheri [East], Mumbai-400 059.

Demand Draft addressed to “The Office of the British Deputy High Commission” payable at Mumbai.

"For all category visa minimum Validity of passport should be 6 months"


JURISDICTION

Maharashtra, GOA, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh ,Dadra and Nagar Haveli ,Daman and Diu , Lakshadweep



CONSULATE

British Deputy High Commission
Address: 20, Anderson Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600006
India Telephone: 044-42192151
Fax: 044-42192320
Passports are submitted through VFS

Mumbai Address: Naman Chambers,G Block,Plot C-32 Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East), Mumbai-400021
City: Mumbai
Country: India
Telephone: 022-66502222
Fax: 022-66502324

Submission Details: Passports are submitted through VFS
Submission Timings : 0800 hours - 1300 hours and 1400 hours - 1600 hours (Monday - Friday)
Collection Details: Passports are collected through VFS
Collection Timings : 1830 hours - 1930 hours (Monday - Friday)
Email: web.newdelhi@fco.gov.uk
Website: www.ukinindia.com

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