The UK Visa Helpline is for those who need advice on how to obtain a UK Visa and how to apply for a Visa via the dedicated government website. Calling 0844 826 8363 will connect you to a member of the UK Visa staff who can help you with any queries you may have regarding obtaining a UK Visa.

About UK Visa

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The UK Visas and Immigration sector of the government was founded in 2013. The sector ensures that immigrants hold the right visas for their intended stay. You can apply for a UK Visa to study, work, and live in the UK. Prices and lengths of UK Visas vary, however, the dedicated government websites aim to ensure that you can find the right Visa for you quickly and efficiently.

Other UK Visa Contact Numbers

Department Contact Number Opening Hours
UK Visas and Immigration  0843 596 3601 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm
UK Visa Application  0843 596 3602 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm
UK Visa Fees  0843 596 3603 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm
UK Tourist Visa  0843 596 3604 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm
UK Visa Tracking  0843 596 3605 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-1pm

UK Visas and immigration

A UK Visa allows you to visit, study, or work and live in the UK. To apply for a UK Visa, you must live outside of the UK. For general information about UK Visas and how to apply for one, you can call the general UK Visa number on 0843 596 3601 or 0844 826 8363 both numbers will connect you through to a member of staff who can assists you further. You will be charged if you are calling these numbers from outside of the UK.

UK Visa application

Before applying for a UK Visa, you must find out which Visa you need to apply for. You must also find out if you need to take a Tuberculosis test, this is to avoid an outbreak in the UK if you have the disease. You can check which visa you need to apply for over on the dedicated government website. You will need information about your date of birth and home country before doing this. If you need help with your application, call 0843 596 3602 and someone will help you right away.

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UK Visa fees

Depending on which Visa you intend to apply for, and the country you originate from, you UK Visa fee may differ in price from that of someone else. Prices may also differ if you are choosing a Visa which allows you to live in the UK for work. If you are at an academic level, you could be paying around £170 a year. If your job relies on a labour intensive role, you may only have to pay £87 a year. Other visas can cost between the amounts of £200 – £1500. If you are confused or are unsure about which Visa applies to you, or how much you should be paying, ring the number above and we will put you in contact with a member of the UK Visa team. Calling 0843 596 3603 will connect you to someone who can help if you’re struggling to understand Visa fees.

UK Tourist Visa

Tourist and short-stay study visas can be applied for via the dedicated government website. This site can be used if you wish to apply for a marriage visa, a parent of a tier 4 child visa, a permitted paid engagement visa, short-term study visa, and standard visitor. If the visa you are looking for cannot be found on the government website, ring 0843 596 3604 and we will put you in contact with a member of the UK Visa team, who can handle your query.

UK Visa Tracking

Depending on the type of Visa you have applied for, and from which country you originate from, the waiting time for Visa’s can be from anytime between 15 to 60 days. If 60 days have passed and you have not yet received your Visa, ring the number above and we will put you through to a member of the UK Visa team. We advise having all of the information you had when applying for your visa handy with you when ringing 0843 596 3605.

If you have applied for a Visa and wish to track its progress on its way to you, you can do so on this dedicated government website.

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Other ways to contact the UK Visa Office

You can contact the UK Visa office by addressing a letter to the following address.

Direct communications unit
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

You can also contact the UK Visa Office on their Twitter account. If you tweet to this account, someone will aim to reply to you as soon as possible.