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

Information on the documents accepted by the UKVI 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