Visitor Visa to the U.K.
Like with a visitor visa to the U.S., a visitor visa to the U.K. may be a hit-and-miss phenomenon for a Russian citizen, however, if a Russian applicant demonstrates strong ties to Russia and every intention to go back to Russia after their stay, the chances of their U.K. visa to be granted are a possibility. If a lady has a steady job, owns property and has family ties in Russia, these circumstances increase her chances of obtain a visitor visa. A Volga Girl has been able to assist many clients in helping their ladies obtain Visitor Visas in the past.
A Visitor visa is usually valid for up to 6 months and is multi-entry.
A decision on the visa is usually made within 3 weeks, though most applications are processed by UK Visas & Immigration in Russia within 10 days.
A Standard Visit visa costs £85 GBP as charged by the British government. The Return Courier Service of extra £30 GBP allows applicants to have their passport returned to them by express courier at the end of the application process and save the travel cost for making a second trip to one of the locations: Moscow, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don.
The cost of our U.K. Visitor Visa support consists of:
- fixed cost of USD $100 for paperwork preparation (visa application form online) for an applicant, review of an invitation letter whose sample we will provide (a Russian applicant is required to provide an invitation letter from the person they are visiting in the U.K.), unlimited consultation on supporting documentation to be submitted to the visa application centre, email and phone service for any questions or concerns, help in scheduling the date for the visa application documents submission at the visa centre (submitted in person by the applicant)
- variable cost for certified translations of any documents that aren't in English or Welsh, which depends on the amount of Russian supporting documents a visa applicant will be providing and whose usual estimate is another USD $100-200
You can order our UK Visitor Visa Support service here