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How long does it take to apply for a UK visa?

Posted by Avisa:   10.04.2020

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a unique country in every way. It is worth noting It’s useful to note that the UK is not a member of the EU and the Schengen area, so Ukrainians with biometric passports cannot use them to visit this country. Everyone needs to apply for a visa.

Where should you start to plan and what are the deadlines? It is necessary to decide on the purpose of the visit and plan the details of the trip.  For example, if you need a visa to England tourist - think about the details of the trip (where you want to go and for how long), if you want to visit your relatives or friends, you should get a letter of invitation from them.  You should make a copy of this letter for your application.  If you are planning a trip for business purposes, you should get an invitation or a ticket to the event or exhibition.

We strongly recommend NOT buying flights and hotel rooms before your visa is approved.

It is advisable to submit documents 2 months in advance, because:

  • the British Embassy reviews documents for 15 working days, sometimes the review of documents stretches for longer,
  • your documents will be reviewed after you give your biometric data,
  • fingerprints (biometric data) can be taken only by appointment, the queue for which can be a week in advance.

The preparatory process also plays a role because before applying for a visa, you will need to:

  • fill out an online application,
  • pay the consular fee,
  • prepare all the documents,
  • translate documents into English,
  • download documents online,

        There may be situations when you urgently need a visa to England.  If this is the case, you can speed up the process as follows:

  • use the emergency review service. In this case, your documents will be reviewed in 5 working days, and in addition to the consular fee you will need to pay 360 EUR,
  • you can also use a special service of the Visa Center, which allows you to take fingerprints on any working day without a queue, and without a prior appointment, which also saves time. For such a service will need to pay an additional 2400 UAH.

A visa to England for Ukrainians during 2020 can be issued opens from 6 months to 10 years, but the cost of consular fees will depend on the period for which the visa will be issued.

Getting a visa to England is realistic, but do not forget that there are some nuances that an applicant may not know, which often leads to refusals. The most common reasons being denied a visa are:

  • errors in the application;
  • providing unreliable data about yourself, your relatives, etc.;
  • residence of relatives in the UK who have not legally entered the country;
  • not enough money;
  • there is no attachment to the homeland;
  • no prior evidence of proper use of a visa to another country (mainly for tourist and guest purposes).

Our company has 6 years of experience working with visas to the UK.  We can help you avoid the most difficult issues and answer all the questions you will have.

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