How to get a UK Tourist Visa in simple steps
Dreaming of visiting the United Kingdom but confused about how to apply for the visa? Worry not! Here I will guide you through the exact steps to follow so that you can get the UK visa(6months, two years or five years) on your own easily!
Step1: Visit the https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor/apply-standard-visitor-visa website and select the type of visa. The tourist visa is called the Standard visitor visa. The six months single or multiple entry visa costs 95 pounds(approximately Rs 9926).
Step 2: Click on the "Apply Now" button and start a new application. Fill in all your personal details and upload your bank statements(proof of funds). Submit your passport details. Remember, your passport should be valid for 6 months beyond the time when you visit the UK.
Step 3: You will need to enter your employment details, including name of your employer, your salary, your income, if you have any additional sources of income or savings. You will also be asked how much do you plan to spend on your visit to the UK. You do not need to give an exact answer. An approximate idea will do. You will also be asked how much do you spend in a month on an average. You will need to upload your salary slips for the last three months.
Step 4: You will be asked to fill in if a part of your visit is being sponsored by someone else. You will be asked to enter your tentative date of entry and exit from the UK. You will be asked the main purpose of your visit to the UK and here you will have to select "Tourism". In the next step you will need to give a rough itinerary of the time you will spend in the UK visiting various places. It need not be exact, a rough sketch would be sufficient.
Step 5: In the next step you will be asked to fill if there are people dependent on you who will be travelling with you or in general if there are people dependent on you for financial support. You will be asked to fill in your parent's details. You will be asked if any family of yours live in the UK or not and if you will be travelling to the UK as a part of a organized group or another person.
Step 6: Give your accommodation details in the UK. Just search the name of a hotel on google and give the address listed there. You don't have to book any accomodation before you get your visa.
Step 7: You will be asked if you have ever been to the UK before in the past 10 years and then you will be asked to list the countries you have visited in the past 10 years, including the countries in the EU zone. After you have provided all these information, you will be asked miscellaneous questions about whether you have ever been deported or convicted of war crimes or been a part of terrorist organizations etc. After you have answered all the questions truthfully, you will be asked which visa you want to apply for, the 6months visa or 2 or 5 years visa. The six monthe visa cost Rs 9926. After you have selected the option, you will be directed to the payment page where you will pay the visa fee(which includes the vfs handling charges). Take a print out of the application.
Step 8: The mandatory document to upload are a copy of your passport and other supporting documents include a copy of your bank statement and your salary slips.
Step 9: Take appointment at vfsglobal and submit a print out of the application. Than wait to submit your biometrics. Once that is done, you are set to go! Then its only a few weeks wait to get your passport back with a brand new UK visa stamp shining on in!!!
Hope this guide will help you in applying for and obtaining a Standard UK tourist visa with ease. For any further guidance, please feel free to reach me on my instagram handle www.instagram.com/Travelrevelation.