If you’re an Indian resident in Oman planning to visit the U.K, you require a permit from the government of the United Kingdom technically called the standard visitor visa.

Do Indians need a U.K visitor visa?

Yes, All Indians must obtain a standard visitor visa. Under this visa, they are allowed to stay up to 6 months

British Irish Visa Scheme 

Apart from the standard visitor visa, the British Irish visa scheme allows Chinese and Indian nationals to visit the UK and Ireland using a single visa when traveling on a certain short stay and visitor visas. All Indian and Chinese nationals who hold an eligible UK visitor visa (except ‘visitor in transit’ and ‘visitor for marriage or civil partnership’) are covered by the scheme.

Standard visitor visa -Overview

A Standard Visitor visa is usually applied for

a) Tourism purpose, for example, to go on a holiday or to visit your family or friends.

b) Business – Attend meetings or conferences or take part in business-related activities.

c) Sports or creative events, academic research purposes. d) Also to receive private medical treatment.

Standard visa application processing time.

Apply at least 3 months before the date of travel.

Stay period

The validity of a Standard Visitor visa is up to 6 months.

However, you can extend this visa for:

· For private medical treatment - up to 11 months

· For academic research, while you are on sabbatical- you, your spouse or civil partner may be able to stay for up to 12 months.

Standard Visitor visa fees

When you apply for a visit visa for the U.K, through houseoftours.com. Depending on your preference, you can choose either standard, express or premium process.

The embassy processing time may vary as the final decision is up to the discretion of the embassy.

Standard visitor visa requirements

Documents that prove that you have enough funds in your bank account to support your travel and stay in the U.K.

One recent photograph as per specifications.

Valid Passport with at least a blank page on both sides and a minimum of 6 months validity from your date of travel.

Previous travel documents to verify any travel experience for the past 10 years (as per your passport.)

Documents that prove your legal residence in the country (Since you are an Indian expatriate.)

How to apply for U.K standard visitor visa

You can apply for your standard visitor visa online. But applying without the proper guidance of visa consultants can be challenging. Firstly the application is a bit long and secondly, a long list of documents. If you’re applying for the first time, filling the form will be time-consuming and you may also make mistakes resulting in a delay of visa approval and in the worst-case scenario, may lead to visa rejection. Houseoftours.com has a much more simplified process and our visa experts will navigate you in the right direction. You can also apply via the visa application center or  VFS UK in your country.

Ensure you meet all the basic requirements for a UK tourist visa.

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