UK Visa ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) + Northern Ireland

Since January 1, 2021 and the formalization of the Brexit, the rules for visiting the UK have changed. Before planning a trip to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or even Wales, it's therefore imperative to find out about the conditions for entering and staying in British territory.

Do I need a visa for the UK, depending on my nationality? If so, how do you obtain a visa for the UK? Visamundi helps you plan your trip with peace of mind.

Who needs to apply for a UK visa?

All citizens of European Union member states are now required to have a passport valid for the duration of their stay in the UK.

Even though the UK had not joined the Schengen Agreement when it was still a member of the European Union, it was nevertheless subject to EU law, particularly in relation to the free movement of travelers for long stays or the absence of border controls. With the Brexit, is it therefore necessary to apply for a visa to visit the UK?

Nationals of European Union member states do not need to obtain a visa for a stay in the UK of less than 180 days. However, once in the UK, they may be asked to provide documentary evidence of the reason for their trip, their accommodation address, etc. Visas are required for all family, tourist, school and business visits to the UK over 6 months. If you intend to live or work in the UK for more than 6 months, you must obtain a long-stay visa.

For citizens of countries outside the European Union, the agreements between the UK and each country determine whether or not you need to apply for a visa to stay in the UK. Please contact the relevant consular authorities for further information.

How do I obtain a visa for the United Kingdom?

There are many different types of visa available for long stays in the UK. Whether you're a skilled worker, student or entrepreneur, you'll need to go through a specific procedure to obtain the right visa for your situation. Visit the UK government website now to find out about all the visas available to work, study or settle in the UK, especially if you are a national of a European Union member state. In all cases, obtain a multiple-entry visa, which will allow you to leave and return to the UK during the period of validity of your leave to remain.

You can apply for your UK visa at the UK embassy or consulate in your country of residence. Thanks to the e-visa, the application process is entirely paperless, making it even easier to organize your trip to the UK.

Soon electronic travel authorisation for the UK?

Compared with a conventional visa application, an e-visa application does not require you to visit an embassy or consulate. It's done online, remotely, and results in the issuance of a residence permit in electronic format (PDF). For even greater simplicity, you can entrust your e-visa application to an agency such as ours, which specializes in travel documents for individuals and businesses, and will take care of all the administrative procedures involved in your UK visa application.

Since February 1, 2024, the UK has been offering citizens of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and Jordan the opportunity to apply for an Electronic TravelAuthorization- or ETA- to visit England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. This measure is due to be extended to all international travelers from the end of 2024.

With the aim of reinforcing the protection of its borders, the UK will ask its visitors to fill in an online form several days before their departure date, with information relating to their identity, passport and stay, and to pay taxes, based on the American model. With a validity of 2 years, the British ETA should eventually become automatic for visa-exempt nationalities.

Visamundi We'll be happy to help you with these procedures in the near future, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.