United Kingdom - Temporary Work - Service: Visa Requirements

Single Entry / Visa Valid for TBD days

1Required Documents

  • image description Valid Passport
    Valid Passport

    Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

    If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

    (Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

  • image description Completed United Kingdom Visa Application
    Completed United Kingdom Visa Application

    1. Please click here to register with the UK Consulate. This must be completed prior to filling out an application and the application will follow. There will be an application fee that will have to be paid at the end of the application.

    2. Please click here for important information on how to apply for a visa online and schedule a biometrics appointment. Please follow all instructions listed.

    NOTE: All government visa fees should be paid through the consulate's website when completing an application.

  • image description Two Passport-style Photographs
    Two Passport-style Photographs

    You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer.

  • image description Proof of Departure
    Proof of Departure

    Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering United Kingdom and exiting United Kingdom.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to United Kingdom and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

  • image description Proof of Financial Ability
    Proof of Financial Ability

    Please provide 3 most recent bank statements or proof of sufficient funds to be used during your travels. Applicant's name should appear on statements.

  • image description Certificate of Sponsorship
    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Please submit a copy of you Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) containing a reference number which holds information about the job and the applicant’s personal detail.

  • image description NOTE ON VALIDITY
    NOTE ON VALIDITY

    The validity of your visa will be determined by the consulate based on the circumstances of your work arrangement and Certificate of Sponsorship.

  • image description Notarized Supporting Documents
    Notarized Supporting Documents

    You will need documentation notarized supporting any relationship you outline on your application. Examples: If you are married and you list this on the application, you will need to submit a notarized copy of your marriage certificate with your application. If you have children and you input that into the application, you will need to provide notarized copies of their birth certificates.

  • image description Additional Documents
    Additional Documents

    Additional documents may be required based on the circumstances of your work arrangement.

2Consular and Service Fees

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $30
2 Service Fee $149

3Ship Documents

1.) Place the above mentioned documents in a FedEx Letter.

2.) Send the FedEx Letter to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

347 Fifth Avenue, Suite 610
New York, New York 10016

The expected processing time for this visa application is 12 business days.

Please note that processing times, fees, and requirements are based on government rules and are subject to change without notice.

1Gather Documentation for a United Kingdom Visa

1. Valid Passport

Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

(Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

1. Completed United Kingdom Visa Application

1. Please click here to register with the UK Consulate. This must be completed prior to filling out an application and the application will follow. There will be an application fee that will have to be paid at the end of the application.

2. Please click here for important information on how to apply for a visa online and schedule a biometrics appointment. Please follow all instructions listed.

NOTE: All government visa fees should be paid through the consulate's website when completing an application.

1. Two Passport-style Photographs

You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer.

1. Proof of Departure

Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering United Kingdom and exiting United Kingdom.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to United Kingdom and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

1. Proof of Financial Ability

Please provide 3 most recent bank statements or proof of sufficient funds to be used during your travels. Applicant's name should appear on statements.

1. Certificate of Sponsorship

Please submit a copy of you Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) containing a reference number which holds information about the job and the applicant’s personal detail.

1. NOTE ON VALIDITY

The validity of your visa will be determined by the consulate based on the circumstances of your work arrangement and Certificate of Sponsorship.

1. Notarized Supporting Documents

You will need documentation notarized supporting any relationship you outline on your application. Examples: If you are married and you list this on the application, you will need to submit a notarized copy of your marriage certificate with your application. If you have children and you input that into the application, you will need to provide notarized copies of their birth certificates.

1. Additional Documents

Additional documents may be required based on the circumstances of your work arrangement.

2Consular and Service Fees

2.1 Consular and Service Fees

United Kingdom visa fees are as below :

# Detail Fee
1 Consulate Fee $30
2 Service Fee $149

3Ship your Application to Passports and Visas.com

3.1 Place the above documents in an Overnight Envelope

Enclose the documents from Section 1 (Gather Documents for your United Kingdom  Visa) and a print out of your order confirmation in an Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc).

3.2 Send the Application Materials to Us

Please Note: If you paid for an inbound shipping service your account manager will contact you to provide a FedEx shipping label via email to send us your completed application. 

Send the Overnight Envelope (Fedex, UPS, etc) to us at :

Passports and Visas.com
Attn: Processing

347 Fifth Avenue, Suite 610
New York, New York 10016