Are you planning a trip to the United Kingdom for business, tourism, or medical purposes? As a citizen of Sri Lanka, you will need to obtain a visa in advance. While this document is not available online, DHPL Travels can provide you with the necessary assistance to streamline the application process. Read on to find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the UK Standard Visitor Visa and how DHPL Travels can help you make your travel plans a reality.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the online application process work?
Although you cannot apply online for a UK Standard Visitor Visa, you can complete the application form online. DHPL Travels will then submit the form on your behalf to the British immigration authority, saving you an extra trip. Additionally, we will handle the interview appointment and provide you with a comprehensive document checklist, ensuring that you have all the necessary paperwork for a successful application.
What documents and information are required for the online application process?
The requirements for the online portion of obtaining a UK Standard Visitor Visa are simple and straightforward. You may already have everything you need at your fingertips. Here is what you will need:
- A valid biometric passport that remains valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of arrival in the United Kingdom.
- Accommodation information. If you don’t have a specific address, a travel itinerary will suffice.
- Means of sustenance. You must be able to prove that you can support yourself financially during your trip to the United Kingdom. If you have dependents traveling with you, you will need to provide for them as well.
- Proof of business or any other activity that justifies the purpose of your visit.
- Means of payment. DHPL Travels accepts various methods, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat.
- An active and accessible email address. All communication between you and DHPL Travels will take place via email, so please provide a valid email address.
How long does it take for my online application to be processed?
The processing time for your online application is relatively quick, and you can choose the processing speed that best suits your needs. Here are your options:
- Standard: 180 days after the visa is issued.
- Rush: 180 days after the visa is issued.
- Super Rush: 180 days after the visa is issued.
How long does it take for a UK Standard Visitor Visa to be ready?
Generally, it takes approximately 15 business days for the British immigration authority to review an application form. However, to avoid any last-minute complications, it is recommended that you submit your application at least 8 weeks before your scheduled flight. This buffer time allows for any potential delays in processing.
How much does a UK Standard Visitor Visa cost?
The cost of a UK Standard Visitor Visa is not fixed and varies based on the applicant’s nationality and the processing speed of the application. For Sri Lankan citizens, the applicable fees are as follows:
- Standard: USD $293.99
- Rush: USD $294.99
- Super Rush: USD $298.99
How long is the UK Standard Visitor Visa valid for?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa remains valid for a duration of 180 days after it is issued.
How many entries does a UK Standard Visitor Visa ensure?
The UK Standard Visitor Visa is a Multiple Entry visa, allowing you to travel to the United Kingdom multiple times during its validity.
What is the duration of stay of a UK Standard Visitor Visa?
Once you obtain a UK Standard Visitor Visa, you can stay in the United Kingdom for a total of up to 180 days.
DHPL Travels is here to assist you throughout the visa application process, ensuring that your journey to the United Kingdom is hassle-free and memorable. Start your application today by visiting DHPL Travels.