UK Standard Visitor Visa

Visit the UK as a Standard Visitor (UK Standard Visitor Visa)



Canada belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations, so it is easy to apply for a UK standard visitor visa in Canada. The United Kingdom does not belong to the Schengen visa area union, so whether you are traveling to the United Kingdom alone or a European itinerary that includes the United Kingdom, you need to apply for a British visa in Canada in advance. Compared with the Schengen visa, it is very convenient to apply for a UK visa in Canada. There are a total of 6 British visa centers that can accept applications (including Toronto, Vancouver and other cities); generally, UK visitor visa applications will be processed and issued in New York, USA. When your trip is urgent, the UK Embassy provides expedited service.

With a UK visa, you can also travel to the following countries:

  • Visa-free: Ireland, Costa Rica, Albania, Bermuda, Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Panama, Dominican Republic.
  • Visa-free for 7 days: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro.
  • Transit without visa: Singapore, South Korea.


Travelers holding Canadian passports do not need to apply for a UK visa. Canadian citizens can stay in the UK for up to 180 days

Anyone who holds legal status in Canada (For example, Canadian permanent resident, a Canadian study permit, a Canadian work permit, a Canadian work permit, a Canadian visit visa, Visitor Visa, etc.) can apply for Standard Visitor Visa.

Applying for a British visa in Canada with a Canadian legal identity does not need to prepare extra materials (identity card, bank statement, etc.) from the country. Just like other Canadian applicants, you need to prepare same materials.

How to Hand in

  • Online application, all materials only need to be scanned. After submitting the application, it will be accepted and issued in New York, USA.


  • Unlike applying for a Canadian visa, applicants need to fill in all personal information when applicants create an account on the official website, and applicants can submit the materials after filling in the questions online.
  • valid passport
  • ID documents in Canada (Permanent Resident Card, Study Permit, Work Permit, etc.)
  • Proof of study/employment
  • Proof of funds
  • travel plan
  • round-trip air tickets
  • Proof of hotel or residential address
  • (if available) driver’s license

Application Fees

The UK tourist visa application fee varies according to the application program and time:

(Please note that all applications for UK visas in Canada are issued by the UK visa center in New York, USA, so all fees are showed in US dollars)

Short-term (valid for up to 6 months, single or multiple entry)134
Long-term (valid for up to 2 years)508
Long-term (valid for up to 5 years)921
Long-term (valid for up to 10 years)1156
Visiting Academic (valid for 6-12 months)267
Marriage visitor visa134
Private medical treatment (valid for 6-11 months)134

At the same time, the UK Embassy also provides expedited services:

Processing TimeFee(USD)
5 days300
24 hours1304


Q: What is the processing time of a UK visitor visa?

A: Normally, the processing time for a UK standard visitor visa is 6 weeks. If you need to get your visa as soon as possible, you can choose the expedited service.

Q: Do I need an interview for a UK visa?

A: It is not required, but you need to go to the local or the nearest visa center for biometric and photography. This service requires an appointment.


  • Global Visa Firm only charges service fees, the fees do not include government fees, translation fees, notarization fees, courier fees and other third-party fees
  • The service fee is charged according to the customer’s situation. If the customer’s situation is more complicated, there may be additional fees (refer to customer evaluation)



Processing Time

Program Categories Online On Paper
Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
97 Days 97 Days
Visitor Record
82 Days 126 Days
Super Visa 94 Days 94 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
10 Weeks 10 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
4 Weeks 4 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 131 Days 63 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 11 Weeks 11 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 130 Days 17 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
130 Days 17 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months 5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
15 Months 15 Months
Self-employed Immigration
52 Months 52 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months 5 Months
Start-up Visa
37 Months 37 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
12 Months 12 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
23 Months 23 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
16 Months 16 Months
PR Card
66 Days 66 Days
PR Card Renewal
71 Days 71 Days

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