How to apply for a UK Electronic Visa Waiver
Citizens from eligible countries can complete their UK online visa application form between three months and 48 hours before travelling to the UK.
The UK EVW application form requires applicants to enter information such as their name, address, date of birth, passport details, and travel plans. There are also some security-related questions.
Applicants need to provide their passport information, the address in the UK where they are planning to stay, and their journey details (including the departure and arrival dates and times).
The personal details provided on the UK EVW form must match the information on the applicant’s passport exactly. This includes punctuation, such as hyphens, spaces, and apostrophes. Travel details must also be correct. If any of this information is incorrect, the applicant will not be allowed to enter the UK.
United Kingdom EVW registration process
Applicants can apply for a UK online visa in a matter of minutes. The registration process takes just a few simple steps:
- Complete the online visa application for the UK
- Pay the EVW fee using a credit or debit card
- Download the EVW and print a copy
Children cannot be included on their parent’s or guardian’s UK EVW. Each traveller, regardless of age, must have their own travel authorisation. It is possible to complete the UK EVW registration on someone else’s behalf.
To enter the UK with a UK EVW, visitors need to present a printed copy of the eVisa. You cannot show the border authorities your EVW on a phone or tablet.
What information can I update?
To avoid complications, applicants should make sure they complete the UK EVW application form accurately. Any incorrect information could cause delays or visa rejections. The information entered during the application must match those on the traveller’s passport; otherwise, they could be denied entry into the UK.
The travel plans listed on the EVW also need to be correct. Visitors will need to update their travel plans if they are going to leave or arrive at a different airport than planned or if they arrive in the UK more than eight hours earlier than planned. Travel plans can be updated using the EVW number and the applicant’s date of birth.
UK online visa waiver validity
A UK EVW allows visitors to enter the United Kingdom for periods of up to six months for tourism, business, studying, or medical treatment. If you need to visit the UK for another reason, there are other types of UK visas available.
International visitors can apply for a UK online visa waiver between 6 months and 48 hours before the planned trip. The UK EVW can only be used to enter the country once.