Visa Requirements for Entering the United Kingdom

Visitor visa

Mandatory

Visitor visa

Travelers need a visa to visit United Kingdom for Business or Tourism. A paper or embassy visa is the only visa available for travelers visiting United Kingdom. The visa is typically a stamp or sticker added to the passport. Travelers must obtain this visa from a local embassy, consulate, or visa center before traveling.
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Transit visa may be required

Mandatory

Transit visa may be required

International travelers don’t need a visa to transit through United Kingdom if they stay within the airport’s international departure area. Visit the government site to check the permitted length of stay and other entry requirements.
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Transit visa

Mandatory

Transit visa

Travelers need a visa to transit through United Kingdom. A paper or embassy visa is the only visa available for travelers transiting through United Kingdom. The visa is typically a stamp or sticker added to the passport. Travelers must obtain this visa from a local embassy, consulate, or visa center before traveling.
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Visitor visa

Electronic travel authorization

Mandatory

Electronic travel authorization

Travelers need a travel authorization to visit United Kingdom for Business or Tourism. Visa-exempt visitors entering United Kingdom must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Travelers can submit the eTA application online. Once the application is approved, travelers receive their eTA confirmation electronically. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport and valid for up to 180 days. If travelers receive a new passport, they must apply for a new eTA. A valid eTA is required to board the flight. If the eTA is expired or doesn’t match the traveler’s passport information, travelers will not be able to board their flight.
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Visa is not required

Not Required

Visa is not required

Travelers don’t need a visa to visit United Kingdom for Business or Tourism. Travelers must have a passport with a national identification number.
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Visa is not required

Transit visa is not required

Transit visa is not required

Not Required

Transit visa is not required

International travelers don’t need a visa to transit through United Kingdom. Travelers must have a passport with a national identification number.
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