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Everything you need to know about getting a UK Visa

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  • The UK visa gets you entry to as many as 25 countries

  • And applying for the visa online is both simple and easy

  • Read our handy guide about the application process and documentation for UK visa and manage your travel hassle-free

With striking architecture, historical landmarks, sporting events, and a buzzing nightlife, the United Kingdom is a popular holiday destination for tourists in India and abroad. And as the 2019 Cricket World Cup kicks off in England and Wales on May 30, now is as good a time to book your tickets and travel to the United Kingdom.

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But before you do, get acquainted with the basic norms of applying for a UK visa. Read this handy guide on the application process and learn about the steps you need to follow to ensure it goes smoothly.

What is the UK visa? What countries can I visit with the UK visa?

A visa to visit the UK is an official endorsement stamped on your passport that allows you to visit the UK – namely England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland – as well as 21 other countries. Visitor visas are usually multiple entry visas and have a validity of 6 months.

So, whether you plan to visit the UK for the love of cricket or pack in a holiday during this period, your UK visa is the gateway to the country.

How much is the UK visa fee?

The fee for a short-term (6-month) visitor visa to the UK is Rs. 7,981. Long-term visas (validity up to 10 years) cost more. The fees for business visas and study visas vary from Rs. 8,339 to Rs. 16,051.

What are the requirements for the UK visa?

You can apply for a UK visa online on the official UK Visas and Immigration website. Just follow these steps to get through the simple process.
- Log on to the official website
- Choose your language preference, type of visa, and your country
- Choose your nearest visa application centre for biometrics
- Set up login credentials
- Sign the form of declaration
- Pay your visa fee
- Submit the filled-out application
- Print the submitted visa application for reference
- Set up an appointment with your nearest centre for a UK visa and attend it
- Submit your supporting documents
- Receive your visa with your passport
After filling the application form online, you can collaborate with VFS Global. This partner of the UK visa and immigration services can help you schedule the appointment you need with ease.

What are the documents needed for the UK visa?

To apply for a UK visa, you need to keep the following documents handy:
-The online visa application form, completed with its GWF number
-Proof of employment
-Proof of enrolment or leave as a student, if applicable
-Proof of sufficient funds with bank statement of the most recent 6 months
-Proof of income
-Proof of residence
-Passport-sized photograph
-Booking of hotel and flight itinerary

What is the processing time for a UK visa application?

The processing timeframe of your UK visa will depend on when you submit your application. The standard processing timeframe can range from 15 days to 30 days.

You can finance your visa, tickets and booking arrangements easily when you book in advance.

However, with the Cricket World Cup 2019 dates drawing near, prices are already soaring. Get the funding you need to fuel your passion for attending the World Cup live in UK with a personal loan from Bajaj Finserv. With funding up to Rs.25 lakh available to you in just 24 hours thanks to an online approval within 5 minutes, this option is tailor-made for your travel needs.

With the Flexi Loan facility, you can borrow from your sanction multiple times and pay interest only on the amount you utilise. What’s more, you can choose to pay interest-only EMIs and repay the principal at the end of the tenor.

So, attend your favourite matches this May and June, and keep some time aside to discover the beauty of UK, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland too! To get started today, check your pre-approved offer and view a customised deal that offers instant and hassle-free approval.

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