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A Visitor visa is a document that allows multiple visits to the UK during the validity period of the visa.

The standard validity period of a Visitor visa is 6 months.
It is also possible to apply for a Visitor visa valid for 2 years, 5 and 10 years.

Acceptable grounds for obtaining a long-term visa may be: a need to regularly visit the UK during the entire period of the visa validity, financial ability to make multiple visits.

Who can apply for a Visitor visa?

Main difference

Visa type Consular fees in USD
Short-term for 6 months 118
Long-term for 2 years 449
Long-term for up to 10 years 1023


We will help to collect a complete package of documents for a visa

Correctly fill out the application form in English and sign up for the submission of documents to the visa center

We will help with the translation of documents and the preparation of all necessary cover letters

We will provide support throughout the visa process

What is the difference between a Tourist Visitor visa and a Private Visitor visa?

A Tourist Visitor visa allows you to travel to the UK in order to get acquainted with the sights and culture of the country.

– If an applicant has close or distant relatives / friends who live in the UK and he is planning to visit them, then a letter of invitation from relatives / friends is required.

– Relatives / friends may fully or partially sponsor the trip or just invite an applicant to stay at their home for the period of stay in the country. In case someone sponsors the trip, it is necessary to provide their financial documents, as well as documents confirming the ownership of the accommodation they provide.

– If an applicant is visiting relatives, then documents to prove the relationship are required.

Processing time

The processing time for a Visitor Visa is up to 6 weeks. 

Priority Visa Service is temporarily not available for applicants applying from the Russian Federation. The process takes longer (from 3 months).

General requirements

Before applying for a Visitor visa, an applicant must check that he meets the basic Home Office requirements listed below.

To apply for a Visitor visa, you must:

– Have and be able to provide all general documents (please refer to the Documents section below on this page)
– Prove that an applicant is planning to leave the UK after his visit
– Have enough money for the trip, including the cost of the return ticket
– Prove a connection with the home country

How long can I stay in the UK on a Visitor visa?

A Visitor visa is issued for a period of 6 months (2 years, 5 and 10 years), during which an applicant can enter the UK multiple times, and then he must return to his country of residence before the visa expiry date.
An application for a Visitor visa must be submitted from the country of residence, for example, from the Russian Federation.

Financial Requirements

The Home Office does not have any specific requirements for the amount of money required to apply for a Visitor visa. However, the amount shown on the bank account must be realistic for the trip, including the cost of the return ticket.

The entire amount must be deposited into a bank account, since it can be problematic to prove cash savings.

Relatives or friends of an applicant may also fully or partially sponsor the trip. In this case, it is necessary to provide documents confirming the sponsors’ source and amount of income.

Our visa specialists successfully passed trainings and tests provided by companies accredited with OISC. 

How much will it cost?

– Home Office fee – £100 – for applicants from the Russian Federation paid in dollars

– Priority Services – not included, paid separately at the Visa Application Center
*Please note that Priority Services are temporarily not available in Russia.

– Translation of documents into English – translation services are paid separately
Our certified translators will help you to translate necessary documents into English. This service is not included in the cost and is paid separately. Please contact us for advice.

– Services of a visa agent – the cost of our services is listed below

Main documents for a Visitor visa:

Please note that there is no standard package of documents for a Visitor visa. A list of documents is created individually for each case.

1. A visa application form (in English)
2. An applicant’s foreign passport (must be valid until the expiry date of the visa and have at least 2 blank pages)
3. An applicant’s Russian national passport
4. Letter from the employer confirming the position, monthly income and the start date when of work
5. Bank statements from an applicant for the last 6 months, showing the movement of funds and the receipt of salary
6. If an applicant has a sponsor – a scan of the sponsor’s passport
7. Cover letter from the sponsor
8. Documents confirming the source and amount of the sponsor’s income
9. Documents confirming the relationship of an applicant and his sponsors for the trip
10. Certificates of divorce of an applicant, and birth certificates of minor children (if any)


Cost of services

Initial consultation is a separate service that you can use to clarify your questions about visa processing.
The cost of the consultation: 100 euros

Full support — 400 euros

Support after refusal – 500 euros

The “Royal Premium” tariff


“Full support of the client in the process of obtaining a visa to the UK from the moment of collecting documents until receiving a response from the visa center.

You choose this tariff because you value your time and are ready to entrust the complex process of obtaining a visa to the UK to a team with many years of experience – 17 years in the market. Our specialists have received professional training and have an official certificate from agencies accredited by the OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner).

We will make a brief and a list of documents for you, taking into account your data, according to which you will be able to quickly collect the necessary materials. You will have clear and detailed instructions for each document from the list. Leave all the difficulties with registration and paperwork to our team. You will only have to come to the consulate on the specified day and time for the delivery of biometrics.”

The package of services includes:

— consultation in two languages (English and Russian);

— detailed analysis of each stage in the visa processing process;

— list of requirements for submitted documents;

— analysis of your situation, determination of disputable points and provision of possible solutions;

— assessment of your chances of obtaining a visa;

— answers to your questions on the topic;

— drawing up a list of documents for your case

+ instructions for payment of consular fees;

+ registration for the delivery of biometrics;

+ uploading documents to TLScontact’s personal account (our specialists will check and translate all documents into the required format before uploading to the website);

+ final instructions before submitting documents;

+ support during the preparation and waiting for a decision on a visa.”

As a bonus, you receive instructions from our team on how to independently check the status of the application on the website: how to log in to your personal account, when you can check the status of the application, what stages your documents go through, etc.

Additional service “Express preparation in 3 working days”:

In addition to each tariff, you can purchase the service “Express preparation in 3 working days” – this is a service aimed at speeding up the process of registration and submission of documents to the consulate. Your application will be processed by our specialists first of all. That is, the standard period for consideration of 1 package of documents is 10 days, and with this service, the consideration period is reduced by 2 times*

Cost: +50% of the cost of the selected tariff

“You choose this service because you want to get a quick response from the visa application center or you need to apply for an urgent visa to the UK.

 Our specialists process your case, prepare a list of documents taking into account your data and make the necessary adjustments. Uploading documents to the website, recording for the submission of biometrics and other services for you are also performed first of all.”

*The standard review period and work with one case is 10 days. When purchasing the “Express preparation in 3 working days” service, the application is considered first.


The processing speed of your case also depends on you. Our specialists prepare documents for uploading to the website, and your task is to be in touch and promptly supplement the package of documents, update information and provide the necessary information.

Contacting the Royal Visa company is your contribution to your future. You have been entrusting your stories to our team for 17 years, and we are glad to be involved in the creation of new international families, the reunion of lovers and tourist discoveries. Each story is individual, but everyone has something in common – a starting point. We invite you to start your journey with us so that it is easy and convenient. Our specialists will take care of everything, and you just have to choose the right package for the road.

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