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: