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What documents do I need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa?

Information on the documents accepted by the UKBA can be found on their web page Standard Visitor visa documents required.

On this page you can view a full list of supporting documents that you may wish to provide.

Normally you should expect to provide the following documents as a minimum for a Visitor visa application:

  • Information about you (current valid passport, passport photo as appropriate)
  • Information about your finances (bank statements covering a period of several months or payslips)
  • Accommodation and travel details (providing information of where you intend to stay e.g. in a hotel or with friends. If staying with friends you should provide a letter from them confirming this. You should also provide details of when you expect to arrive and leave the UK)
  • Information about your visit (letter from the University to confirm course details and the graduation ceremony dates, transcript of results to show you have successfully completed your course)
  • Evidence that you do not intend to stay in the UK after your visit


    More information on the application process from your country can be found on the UKVI web page Standard Visitor visa – how to apply.