UK Visas

Made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is a diverse country that offers travellers an exciting journey through bustling cities and picturesque countryside.


United Kingdom

A global hub of culture and commerce, the United Kingdom attracts over 30 million visitors each year for tourism, work, study, and family reasons. Whatever your reason for travelling to the UK, it’s important that you understand which visa is right for you. UK visas are diverse, ranging from short-term tourist visas to long-term work and study permits so you will need to understand the requirements and the visa application process you must follow to get the visa you need.

At Travelisa we want to make the visa application process as clear and simple to understand as possible, giving you all the information you need so that you know what you need to do and when you need to do it. Following a simple guide to what’s needed, you’ll have more time to enjoy the richness of British culture from visits to world-renowned museums, theatres, and traditional pubs to the tranquillity of the Lake District. Whether enjoying the cosmopolitan cities of the UK or the natural beauty of the countryside, we’re here to help ensure that you have an enjoyable and stress-free trip!


UK Visas

An overview of tourist, business, and student visas.

Tourist Standard Visitor

Whether you’re travelling for leisure and tourism, for business purposes, or to study abroad, you are classed as a ‘Standard Visitor’ and can apply for a Tourist Standard Visitor visa. This will let you stay in the UK for up to 6 months (if you’re a student, you just need to make sure you choose a 6-month course). 

Marriage Standard Visitor

If you want to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK, you might need to apply for a Marriage Visitor visa. It lets travellers stay in the UK for up to 6 months. 

Transit Standard Visitor

If you’re travelling through the UK on your way to another country, you might need a transit visa. It could be that you have a layover in the UK between flights, for example.

Academic Standard Visitor

Are you an academic excited to visit the UK? We’re here to offer help at every step of the visa application process. 

Medical Standard Visitor

If you’re looking to study in the UK, you’re probably in the middle of planning and researching your exciting adventure ahead! It’s a good idea to have ‘apply for Student visa’ high up on your to-do list. Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start, that’s why we’re here to help.

Business Standard Visitor

Key information and requirements for standard business visas. 

Business Skilled Worker

Key information and requirements for skilled worker visas.

Business Health and Care Worker

A Health and Care Worker visa allows medical professionals such as doctors and nurses to stay in the UK to work for the NHS, an NHS supplier or in adult social care.


 Key information and requirements for a student visa.

Child Student

Key information and requirements for a child student visa.

Student Visitor

Key information and requirements as a student visitor.

Student - Study English in the UK

Key information and requirements for a student studying English in the UK.

Last updated 28 June 2024