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Requirements to obtain VISA to enter UK

Passport Information

U.S. Passport or passport of any other nationality, must have at least 6 months remaining validity from the day of entry into the country for which VISA has been applied for. If validity is less than 6 months ETS will renew your passport (Fee’s apply).
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter the United Kingdom for tourism or business purposes.

UK Tourist Visa

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining
  • 1 visa application form, completed and signed – Click Here. All application forms must be typed in.
  • One fully completed, signed and dated application form
    All applications should be submitted and paid for online. You will then be directed to make an appointment at one of the Application Support Centres in your area in order to submit your biometric data ( finger scans )
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Evidence of your Immigration Status in the USA and permission to re-enter the USA after your trip. Examples are Permanent resident card, Valid U.S. visa, valid I-20 etc Please submit all original documents
  • Employment Letter / Confirmation of Employment
  • If going for vacation, please include length of service and vacation dates
  • Evidence of funds: e.g., Recent bank statement (within last 30 days), travelers cheques. (Credit card statements are not acceptable)
  • If you are visiting family or friends you will need:

    - a letter from your sponsor (the person you are visiting) explaining your relationship with them and the purpose of your visit

    If your sponsor will be supporting you during your visit, or paying for the cost of the visit, you will need: pay slips, bank statements, or some other evidence to show that they have enough money to support you

  • Onward/return ticket or confirmed itinerary
  • Starting June 1, 2010 the U.K. consulate general requires applicants to a pay a Priority Service fee of $170.00 in addition to the online payment made for the consular fees. Please go to http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/usa/ to make the online payment
  • ETS Order form Click Here

Please provide original documents and copies of all requested documents in support of your application.

UK Business Visa

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining
  • 1 visa application form, completed and signed – Click Here. All application forms must be typed in.
  • One fully completed, signed and dated application form. All applications should be submitted and paid for online. You will then be directed to make an appointment at one of the Application Support Centres in your area in order to submit your biometric data ( finger scans )
  • One recent passport size photograph
  • Evidence of your Immigration Status in the USA and permission to re-enter the USA after your trip. Examples are Permanent resident card, Valid U.S. visa, valid I-20 etc Please submit all original documents
  • Employment Letter / Confirmation of Employment
  • Please give full details of proposed business visit and stating employer will be financially responsible
  • Letter of invitation from the host company in U.K.
  • Evidence of funds: e.g., Recent bank statement (within last 30 days), travelers cheques. (Credit card statements are not acceptable)
  • Starting June 1, 2010 the Uk consulate general requires applicants to pay priority service fee of $150.00 in addition to the online payment made for consular fees. Please go to ” Worldbridge Services ” to make the online payment.
  • Onward/return ticket or confirmed itinerary
  • ETS Order form Click Here

Please provide original documents and copies of all requested documents in support of your application.

Other Information

  • Please call ETS for latest updates and questions.

Please note: The embassy/consulate may request additional paperwork as deemed necessary

Processing Instructions

  • Please forward the completed requirements as detailed above to:

Express Travel Services

5945 Pacific Center Blvd, Suite 510

San Diego, CA 92121

Toll Free Number: 1-866-376-1125

Fax Number: 1-858-225-0786

Email: info@etsonweb.com

Your application will be sent in to the Embassy.

Fees for Express Travel Services

  • $100.00 – Per Visa
  • $150 – Expedite

Consular Fees

  • Please contact ETS for fees.

Consular fees are subject to change at any time by the Embassy.

Postage

  • $14 Courier Service 2nd Business Day
  • $20 Courier Service (Priority Overnight)
  • $40 Courier Service (Saturday Delivery)
  • $55.00 Courier service (First Overnight)

We use only Fedex services
Please note: Fed-ex charges may vary by location.

For Further Information Contact

Tourist Visa

British Consulate General – New York

845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 745-0200
http://ukinusa.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/other-locations/ny/

Business Visa

British Consulate General

11766 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90025-6538
Main Tel: (310) 481-0031
Visa Telephone: 1-900-990-8472
http://www.britainusa.com/la

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