Am I eligible for a General Visitor Visa/Tourist Visa?
Eligibility to apply for a General Visitor Visa will depend on what you intend to do whilst you are in the UK. You must also have sufficient funds to support and accommodate yourself and to be able to meet the cost of your return or onward journey.
If you want to come to the UK as a tourist or to visit friends you should apply as a general visitor (or child visitor if you are under 18). This visa is for those who want to enter the UK but are not engaged in any professional activity such as business, sport or entertaining.
You will need to obtain a General Visitor Visa if:
- you will need to travel to the UK for a short period (six months or less, usually) to visit friends, family, for a holiday, to conduct business, to study, to get married or for a special medical practice;
- you can support yourself, including travel home after your visit;
- you have proof of the reason you are coming to the UK.