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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
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

Tourist :
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 passports to show previous travel history.
2. UK Visa Application Form: Visa application form has to be filled online by the applicant.
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 business letter head mentioning name, designation,passport number, purpose and duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to – The Visa Officer,British Deputy High Commission, New Delhi
    Please Note: Covering-Letter on Letterhead if applicant is Self Employed or on plain paper if Employed.
5. 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.
6. Proof Of Occupation 
        Self Employed 
        a) Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation 
        b) Brief Company Profile 
        c) Articles of Memorandum (In case the applicant is MD/Director) 
        d) Proof of Proprietorship / Partnership (In case applicant is Proprietor / Partner in a firm 
        e) Balance sheet of the Company. 
        Employed: 
        a) Proof of employment like Salary Slip or Appointment Letter 
        b) NOC from Employer 
        Student
        a) Leave Sanction Letter from school 
        b) Parents have to provide ITR, Bank statement and NOC letter
7. Proof of Accommodation : Hotel confirmation and Invitation letter/Sponsor letter.
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. 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.
10. Please Note
        a) 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.
11. 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
1. First Time Travellers: Minimum 20 - 25 working days

2. Well Travelled Applicants: Minimum 5 - 7 working days

3. 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

(Inc. GST)

Total

(INR) *

Tourist

Visa

Single Entry / Multiple Entry

8628

0

2360

10988

Long Term Multiple Entry (2 Years)

32845

0

2360

35205

Long Term Multiple Entry (5 Years)

59684

0

2360

62044

Long Term Multiple Entry (10 Years)

74887

0

2360

77247

Business Visa

Single Entry / Multiple Entry

8628

0

2360

10988

Long Term Multiple Entry (2 Years)

32845

0

2360

35205

Long Term Multiple Entry (5 Years)

59684

0

2360

62044

Long Term Multiple Entry (10 Years)

74887

0

2360

77247

 

IMPORTANT POINTS FOR FAST TRACK VISAS 

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

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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