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General processing time for United Kingdom Tourist Visa is 25 to 35 working days which includes 15 to 20 working days after Biometric Registration. Passport will be kept on hold by the embassy during this period of 15 to 20 working days. Express service available
Should be submitted for the processing of the United Kingdom Tourist Visa application as Visa will be stamped on the passport. Passport should have at least two blank pages one for visa stamping and other one for stamping of entry/exit stamps in passport. Passport should be valid for at least 6 months as on the day of travel to United Kingdom. If passport validity is less than 6 months passports have to be renewed before applying for United Kingdom Visa. Visa validity will be given based on passport validity for visas issued for more than one year. Previous Passports are also required as complete travel history of applicant is required for completion of United Kingdom Tourist Visa Application
Singaporean PR should enclose the copy of the NRIC and re-entry permit copy along with the United Kingdom Tourist Visa Application Long Term Pass Holders, Employment Pass Holders, Dependent Pass Holders, S Pass Holders, Work Permit Holders, Student Pass Holders, Personalised Employment Pass Holders, Entre Pass, Training Employment Pass applying for United Kingdom Tourist Visa in Singapore should attach a copy of the pass along with your United Kingdom Visa Application. It is to be noted that the pass validity should be at least two months valid at the time of submission of United Kingdom Visa. If the duration of pass is lesser than two months, applicant should produce a letter of explanation from the guarantor. Guarantor can be generally Applicant’s Employer or Spouse Employer
Travellers who apply for visa should have hotel booking in United Kingdom. Flight tickets should be provided showing the applicant name, in and out dates of United Kingdom. Travellers who are travelling by cruise can provide the cruise itinerary instead of flight ticket and hotel booking.
Applicant should provide the latest six months bank statement along with United Kingdom Visa application in Singapore to prove that they have adequate funds for their travel to United Kingdom. Applicant should make sure that they possess sufficient bank balance which shows you have adequate funds on your travel to United Kingdom. If the traveller is neither un-employed nor holding a bank account can produce the spouse or parent’s bank statements with supporting relationship documents like marriage certificate or birth certificate whichever is applicable
To apply for United Kingdom Visa, you would require one photograph. The photograph should be of white background. The photograph size required for the United Kingdom Visa Application is 35 mm X 45 mm. The photograph should be latest, front facing with most exposure is on the face. Long distanced photographs, photographs of dull and blurred visibility are not accepted
TTo apply for United Kingdom Visa in Singapore with inviter who is currently resident in United Kingdom, the applicant should produce a letter of invitation from the sponsor. The invitation letter should clearly explain the name of the applicant, relationship status with applicant, purpose of visit and proposed number of days for stay in United Kingdom. The letter should be issued in the plain A4 sheet with the signature of the sponsor. (Assistance can be provided by IVC Services)
The copy of inviter’s current passport, inviter’s United Kingdom visa copy is required to be submitted along with the United Kingdom Visa application
If the inviter in United Kingdom will act as a financial sponsor for the applicant during the travel period are required to submit their 6 months bank statement of their United Kingdom Bank Account along with the declaration letter stating the undertaking of financial needs of applicant during his stay period in United Kingdom
If the main applicant is travelling with his family, relevant relationship documents like marriage certificate and birth certificates are to be furnished along with the application.
To apply for United Kingdom Business Visa in Singapore, the applicant should produce a letter of invitation from the Company in United Kingdom. The invitation letter should clearly explain the name of the applicant, designation of the applicant in the company, purpose of visit and proposed number of days for stay in United Kingdom. The letter should be issued in the company letter head with the signature of the authorised signatory. If the financial responsibility of the trip is borne by the UK Company, the same has to be mentioned on the invitation letter. (Assistance can be provided by IVC Services)
To apply for United Kingdom Business Visa in Singapore , the applicant should produce a letter of undertaking from the Singapore Company .The undertaking letter should clearly explain the name of the applicant, designation of the applicant in the company, duration of employment with the company, purpose of visit and proposed number of days for stay in United Kingdom. The letter should be issued in the company letter head with the signature of the authorised signatory. If the financial responsibility of the trip is borne by the Singapore Company, the same has to be mentioned on the invitation letter. (Assistance can be provided by IVC Services)
Biometric Registration for UK Standard Visitor visas is mandatory for all applicants. Appointments for Biometric and Passport Submission will be done by IVC Services as per applicant’s convenient time and date. All the above stated documents are basic and sufficient requirements for processing United Kingdom Visa application in Singapore. However, case to case, nationality to nationality additional documents may be required by the Immigration Department of UK which will be notified to the applicant by IVC Services at a later stage.
Applicants are required to prepare the checklist required for the 6 months multiple entry UK Visa. Once documents are in order, applicant can visit IVC Services in Sim Lim Tower, Unit 03-44 where all documents will be verified. The visa will be processed by IVC Visa Team and submission will be made in UK Immigration System. Once application is filed, applicant will be scheduled a Bio-metric Appointment for registration of thumb print as per the convenience of applicant. Upon receiving confirmation of receiving of Passport from the UK Visa Application Center, applicant will be notified.
To apply for UK Visa from Singapore, applicant requires the below documents (6 Months Multiple Entry) Original Passport - Current & All Previous Passports One Photograph in white background Employment Letter dated less than a month Bank Statement - Last Six Months Flight Booking to UK Hotel Booking to UK Proof of Financial Statements like CPF Statements, Fixed deposits, Bank Statements in Home Country, IRAS Statements for current year or previous year It is to be noted that document checklist might change time to time.
While applying for UK Tourist Visa, It may be noted that one of the main document to show applicant's financial ability to travel to UK is Bank Statement. Hence the funds available on bank statement will be taken into consideration while registering the UK Tourist Visa application in Singapore.
For most of the Nationalities visa interview is not required for UK Tourist Visa - 6 months when applied from Singapore. However in very rare cases applicant might be called for an interview to the Embassy. Interviews are totally discretion of UK Immigration
Applicant should always be aware that while applying for UK Tourist Visa in Singapore all documents should in order and applicant should show that they are on a stable job with good salary and sufficient funds in Bank. Such cases show high chances of Visa Approval. UK Immigration Department should be satisfied with the documents provided for the application and should be confident that applicant will not overstay in the UK once visa is granted.
To apply for UK Visa in Singapore, the duration required will be minimum 25 working days to a maximum of 30 working days. However there are few cases which requires more time. Hence applicants are required to apply for the UK Visa in Singapore well in advance to avoid last minute delays in the travel schedule. There is an option of Express Visa which takes about 10 to 15 working days. For more information on Express visa, applicant can call IVC Services on +65 6904 8508
Applicant do not require return ticket while applying for tourist visa for UK from Singapore. However if the ticket is already booked the copy of the ticket shall be provided along with the UK Visa application from Singapore. Compulsory return ticket is required at the time of travel to United Kingdom. Hence applicant are required to carry confirmed return ticket if they are travelling on Tourist visa to United Kingdom
When applying for Tourist visa for United Kingdom from Singapore, invitation letter from UK is not required if travel is meant for tourism or sight seeing. However if visa is applied for visiting family and friends in UK, then invitation letter is required along with other documents of the sponsor from United Kingdom.
Applicants who hold valid international passports of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong (SAR), Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea and the USA do not require visa for United Kingdom if the stay period is lesser than 6 months.
Applicants of below country require visa to enter UK. Afghanistan,Albania,Algeria,Angola,Bangladesh,Belarus,Burma (Myanmar),Burundi,Cameroon,China (People’s Republic of),Congo,Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire),Cyprus (northern part of) Egypt,Eritrea,Ethiopia,Gambia,Ghana,Guinea,Guinea-Bissau,India,Iran,Iraq,Ivory Coast,Jamaica,Kenya,Kosovo,Lebanon,Lesotho,Liberia,Libya,Macedonia (F.Y.R of) Malawi,Moldova,Mongolia,Nepal,Nigeria,Pakistan, Palestinian Territories,Rwanda,Senegal,Serbia,Sierra Leone,Somalia,South Africa,South Sudan,Sri Lanka,Sudan,Swaziland,Syria,Tanzania,Turkey,Uganda, Venezuela (non bio-metric),Vietnam,Yemen,Zimbabwe.
Generally marriage certificate is not required for UK Tourist visa if applicant self sponsors the application. However if the Tourist visa application for UK is sponsored by spouse or if spouse is travelling along with main applicant then marriage certificate is required. Scan copy of marriage certificate is fine to proceed the application
UK Tourist Visa is issued for a minimum period of 6 months multiple to a maximum of 5 years multiple entry visa. UK Tourist Visa is generally starts from the date of issue. To apply for 6 months multiple entry visa, IVC Services provides complete assistance right from preparation of document until the fixing of Bio-metric Appointment. Applicant can write to us on email@example.com for any queries pertaining to UK Tourist Visa - 6 Months Multiple Entry
When an applicant applies for UK Tourist Visa in Singapore, to show the financial stability in account applicant are advised to provide 6 months of bank statement. Applicant can provide multiple bank accounts with different banks as long as their sufficient funds for the trip is intact
Once UK Tourist Visa application is filed, IVC Services assist its applicant in scheduling his or her Bio-metric Appointment. Bio-metric Registration for UK visa generally covers the thumb print registration and the photograph of the applicant at the UK Visa Application Center. Appointment for UK Tourist visa will be booked as per the time convenience for the applicant.