Apply for a visa to travel through the UK: step by step

Uk Visas Immigration

January 14
13:54 2020

Check what you need to do before you can apply for a visa to pass through the UK in transit (on your way to another country).

  1. Step 1 Check if you need a visa

    You might be eligible for different visas depending on why you're visiting the UK and how long for.

    1. Check if you need a visa
    2. Compare the different types of short stay visa
  2. Step 2 Check what type of transit visa you need

    The transit visa you need depends on if you need to go through UK border control. You can check this with your airline or travel company.

    1. Check which type of transit visa you need
  3. Step 3 Prepare the evidence you need

  4. Step 4 Apply for a transit visa

    1. Apply for a Direct Airside Transit visa 35
    2. Apply for a Visitor in Transit visa 64
    3. Check where your visa appointment will be

    You should get a decision within 3 weeks of your appointment.

    You might be able to pay an extra 220 for a decision within 5 working days or 956 for a decision within 24 hours (not including weekends or bank holidays). Check with your visa application centre.

  5. Step 5 Attend an appointment

    At your appointment youll have your fingerprints and photograph (biometric information) taken.

    After your appointment you'll be told when a decision has been made about your visa.

  6. Step 6 Travel to the UK

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