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London Passport and Visa

Passport Required?
Visa Required?
Return Ticket Required?
British Yes N/A N/A
Australian Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
USA Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No
Japanese Yes No No

PASSPORTS: Passport valid for whole period of the visit to the UK required by all except:

1. nationals of EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland with a valid national ID card.

Note: (a) A passport is not required for travel between Great Britain and Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. (b) Passengers transiting the UK destined for the Republic of Ireland are advised to hold return tickets to avoid delay and interrogation.

VISAS: Required by all except the following:

(a) nationals listed in the chart above;

(b) nationals of Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Kiribati, Korea (Rep), Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macau (SAR), Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Venezuela.

Note: Nationals not requiring visas are advised to be in possession of either a return ticket or, if arriving on a one-way ticket, proof of sufficient funds to accommodate and support themselves for the duration of stay.

Types of visa and cost: Standard visit, student and visitor in transit: £36. One-year visit: £60. Two-year visit: £70. Five-year visit: £88. Ten-year vist: £150. Direct Airside Transit: £27. Fees are usually payable in the local currency and are subject to variation in both price and method of payment. Enquire at nearest High Commission/Embassy. Visa fees are not refundable.

Validity: Visit visas: Six months, one year, two years, five years or ten years; all visit visas are valid for multiple entries within the period of validity. Visitor in transit visas are not required by those continuing their journey to a third country by the first connecting aircraft within 24 hours