United Kingdom Visa – How to apply for a British visa

Does the United Kingdom sound like your next destination? If so, you will not need to obtain a United Kingdom visa in order to travel there for up to 6 months. If you are not traveling to the United Kingdom for tourism or business purposes, you may need to obtain a United Kingdom visa. You should visit the United Kingdom Visa and Immigration site for more information.

If you will be traveling on tourism purposes, you will need to present a valid passport when entering the United Kingdom. Below are requirements that your passport should fulfill prior to your trip to the United Kingdom.

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United Kingdom Visa Information and Requirements

Check Passport Validity- Oftentimes, countries will require every traveler to have a certain amount of validity time on their passport before they are allowed to enter the country. The United Kingdom does not require any minimum validity time from travelers who are United States Citizens

Blank Visa Pages- The United Kingdom, along with many other countries will require a minimum of (2) blank visa pages. This will allow for any visa stamps that will be needed during your trip.

Transit Visa- Occasionally, a transit visa may be required when connecting flights in another country en route to the United Kingdom. You should inquire with your airline company about your flight details prior to taking your trip.

NOTE: Countries that are not included in the United Kingdom but border the United Kingdom may need a certain amount of validity time on traveler’s passports before they are allowed into the country. Verify these details prior to traveling to bordering countries of the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & Consulate Address Phone Number
Embassy of the United Kingdom
3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States
Phone
202.588.6500
202.588.7800
202.588.7830
Fax
202.588.7870
202.588.7850
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
Illinois
625 N Michigan Avenue,
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Phone
312.970.3800
Fax
312.970.3852
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
California
1 Sansome St, Suite 850
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
Phone
415.617.1300
Fax
415.434.2018
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
Florida
1001 Brickell Bay Dr
Miami, FL 33131
United States
Phone
305.400.6400
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
Colorado
World Trade Centre
Tower 1625 Broadway,
Suite 720
Denver, CO 80202
United States
Phone
303.592.5200
Fax
303.592.5209
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
Texas
Wells Fargo Plaza,
1000 Louisiana Suite 1900
Houston, TX 77002
United States
Phone
713.659.6270
Fax
713.659.7094
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
Massachusetts
One Memorial Dr,
15th Floor Suite 1500
Boston, MA 02142
United States
Phone
617.245.4500
Fax
617.621.0220
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
Georgia
Georgia Pacific Center,
Suite 3400,
133 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
Phone
404.954.7700
Fax
404.954.7702
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
New York
845 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States
Phone
212.745.0200
Fax
212.745.0362
Consulate General of the United Kingdom
California
2029 Century Park East, Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90067
United States
Phone
310.481.0031
Fax
310.481.2960

Additional United Kingdom Information

Capital London
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language English
Electricity Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type G
Country Code +44
Time Zone GMT

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