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UK Visa information for organisers and delegates travelling to Leeds for a business event
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Do you need a visa?

Whether a conference lasts a day or a week your delegates will need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa.

There are some countries that can enter the UK without a visa, but there are various terms and conditions. The UK Government have provided a useful online tool to help you find out if you need a visa.

Online tool to check if you need a visa

How long does it take to get a visa?

Give yourself plenty of time to acquire a UK visa. The UK Government estimates that a Standard Visitor visa should be processed within 3 weeks. The earliest you can apply for a visa is 3 months before you travel.

Processing times vary for each country. You can find out how long it takes to process a visa for your country using an online tool provided by the UK Government

UK Visa Processing Tool

How much does a Visa cost?

Visa fees vary for different countries. There is also an online tool for this, provided by the UK Home Office, but be aware that this is quite new and is still being developed.

UK Visa Fee Tool

How do you Apply for a Visa?

Your delegates can apply for a visa online through the UK Government’s website.

Online application for visas



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