Visa for Tourist & visiting friends

If you want to visit the UK as a tourist or to stay with friends in the UK, you should apply to come here as a general visitor (or as a child visitor if you are under 18).

General visitor

General Visitor Visa

If you are an adult and you want to come to the UK as a tourist or to visit friends, you should apply to come here as a general visitor. If you want to visit members of your family in the UK, you can apply as a family visitor.

Studying in the UK

Child Visitor Visa

If you are below 18 years old and you wish to visit the UK on a holiday, tour or visit friends in the UK then you should apply for a Child Visitor Visa to the UK. The leave that will be granted for a tourist visitor visa will not extend beyond 6 months period. There are Immigration Rules are specific for an accompanied child visitor and unaccompanied child visitor.

 

Studying in the UK

UK/China Approved destination status (ADS Visitor Visa)

ADS Visitor
If you are a Chinese national and you will be coming to the UK as part of a group for a maximum of 30 days, you can apply for a visa as an ADS visitor/ Visitor Visa under the UK/China Approved Destination Status (ADS) agreement.