Generally, you need to apply for your UK visa from a country in which you are a citizen or permanent resident. When you apply, you’ll need your original passport. You’ll also need to remain in your home country while your application is processed.
Application processing times fluctuate throughout the year and can take two to three months. We recommend that you make arrangements for your visa well in advance of any planned travel. We also advise against booking non-refundable or non-flexible travel prior to visa approval.
There are a number of switching rules imposed by UK Visas and Immigration; in many instances, you cannot switch visa status within the UK. It is important to make sure that you apply for and obtain the most appropriate visa for your circumstances before travelling.
Our Visa Assessment form can tell you which visa or nationality status you qualify for.
Fill out the form to see your options.