Visiting Family in the UK

Visit the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends

Find out what you need to do if you are visiting the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends.

Step1: Check if you need a visa

Depending on the country you are from, you might be able to visit the UK without a visa or by applying for a visa waiver.

Step2: Apply for a visa

 
There is a different way to apply if:

Or apply for an EEA family permit

You may be able to visit on an EEA family permit if you have a family member who is a citizen of:
  • an EU country
  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland

Or apply for a visa waiver

Apply for a visa waiver if you have a passport from:
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • the United Arab Emirates

Step3: Check what you can bring with you

Step4: Check what you need to show at the UK border

For Further Information: