This section is designed to help you
avoid unnecessary delays in processing your visa application.
The following principles of form filling and visa planning
will be of great value to all.
Will your passport have
sufficient validity for the country or countries
you are visiting, considering the date and duration
of travel? (If you are not sure check against the
visa search facility at MyVisaAdviser)
What condition is your passport
in? If the film over the biographical (photo and
details) page of the passport is separated you
may need to replace your passport.
Before obtaining a visa,
your passport must have 1 and sometimes 2 completely
clear visa pages in your passport.
The UK passport application
must be completed in BLACK ink and signed within
the box provided.
Passport photos must be
on a white background.
'Know Before You Go' is an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging British travellers to prepare better before going overseas.
MyVisaAdviser supports the 'Know Before you Go Campaign'.
We recommend you check the travel advice on the Foreign Office website before travel, and if on an extended trip also while abroad.
Most visa application forms
can be downloaded and printed from this site. US embassy visa forms
must be completed online and then printed and signed.
Visa Applications forms
should always be completed in BLACK ink and capital
letters a few embassies will accept a form completed
in blue ink but most will not.
All application forms must
be signed………use Black Ink.
All questions on an application
form must be completed. If a question does not
apply to you put a dash – in the box or write
N/A for not applicable. Some embassies will reject
an application if some answers to questions are
If you are a foreign national
with more than one passport applying for a visa
in the UK, you must submit with your application
the passport that has your LEAVE TO REMAIN IN THE
UK stamped inside it.