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guide on getting a visa

British citizens enjoy visa exemptions for many countries around the world, but rules do change so it is always essential to check a few weeks before travelling. Often visas (for shorter stays) can be obtained upon arrival at land borders, ports and airports, but be sure this is possible before travelling without one. There may also be other entry conditions, such as having a certain number of months validity on your passport, proof of a return ticket out of the country, or even proof of vaccinations (yellow fever in particular).

Note: visas are required for British citizens to enter Australia (apply here) but EU citizens do not require a visa for travel to any EU country - see this list of EU members; read more about travel within the EU.

To avoid being refused entry upon arrival, consult the embassy or high commission in London for the country(s) that you intend to visit - look for their website in the list below (sometimes visa info can be found under 'consular services').


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z 

A
Albania www.albanianembassy.co.uk
Algeria www.algerianconsulate-uk.com
Angola www.angola.org.uk
Antigua & Barbuda www.antigua-barbuda.com
Argentina www.argentine-embassy-uk.org
Australia www.uk.embassy.gov.au
Austria www.bmaa.gv.at/london
Azerbaijan www.azembassy.org.uk
 
B
Bahrain www.evisa.gov.bh
Bangladesh www.bangladeshhighcommission.org.uk
Barbados www.foreign.gov.bb
Belarus www.uk.belembassy.org
Belgium www.diplomatie.be/london
Belize www.belizehighcommission.com
Brazil www.brazil.org.uk/tourism
Bulgaria www.bulgarianembassy.org.uk/
Burkina Faso www.ambassadeduburkina.be
Burundi www.ambassade-burundi.be
 
C
Cambodia www.cambodianembassy.org.uk
Canada www.london.gc.ca
Chile www.echileuk.demon.co.uk
China www.chinese-embassy.org.uk
Colombia www.colombianconsulate.co.uk
Cuba www.cubaldn.com
Czech Republic www.czechembassy.org.uk
 
D
Denmark www.denmark.org.uk
Dominican Republic www.dominicanembassy.org.uk
 
E
Egypt www.egyptianconsulate.co.uk
Equatorial Guinea www.embarege-londres.org
Estonia www.estonia.gov.uk
Ethiopia www.ethioembassy.org.uk
 
F
Fiji www.fijihighcommission.org.uk
Finland www.finemb.org.uk
 
G
Georgia www.geoemb.org.uk
Germany www.london.diplo.de
Ghana www.ghana-com.co.uk
Greece www.greekembassy.org.uk
 
H
Hungary www.mfa.gov.hu/emb/london
 
I
Iceland www.iceland.org/uk
India http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk
Indonesia www.indonesianembassy.org.uk
Israel http://london.mfa.gov.il
Italy www.embitaly.org.uk
 
J
Jamaica http://jhcuk.org/
Japan www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp
Jordan www.jordanembassyuk.org
 
K
Kazakhstan www.kazakhstanembassy.org.uk
Kenya www.kenyahighcommission.net
 
L
Latvia www.london.mfa.gov.lv
Lesotho www.lesotholondon.org.uk
Liberia www.embassyofliberia.org.uk
Luxembourg www.luxembourg.co.uk/visas.html
 
M
Macedonia www.macedonianembassy.org.uk
Madagascar www.embassy-madagascar-uk.com
Malawi www.malawihighcom.org.uk
Malaysia www.jimlondon.net
Maldives www.maldiveshighcommission.org
Malta www.foreign.gov.mt/
Moldova www.moldovanembassy.org.uk
Mongolia www.embassyofmongolia.co.uk
Mozambique www.mozambiquehc.org.uk
 
N
Nepal www.nepembassy.org.uk
Netherlands www.netherlands-embassy.org.uk
New Zealand www.immigration.govt.nz
Norway www.norway.org.uk
 
O
No entries
 
P
Papua New Guinea www.pnghighcomm.org.uk
Paraguay www.paraguayembassy.co.uk
Peru www.peruembassy-uk.com
Philippines www.philemb.org.uk
Poland www.polishconsulate.co.uk
 
Q
No entries
 
R
Romania http://londra.mae.ro/
Russia www.russian-embassy.info
Rwanda www.ambarwanda.org.uk
 
S
Senegal www.senegalembassy.com
Serbia www.serbianembassy.org.uk
Sierra Leone www.slhc-uk.org.uk
Slovakia www.slovakembassy.co.uk
South Africa www.southafricahouse.com
Sri Lanka www.slhclondon.org
Sudan www.sudanembassy.co.uk
Swaziland www.swaziland.org.uk
Sweden www.swedenabroad.com/london
Switzerland www.swissembassy.org.uk
Syria www.syrianembassy.co.uk
 
T
Tanzania www.tanzania-online.gov.uk/visa/visa.html
Thailand www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk
Turkey www.turkishembassylondon.org
 
U
Uganda www.ugandahighcommission.co.uk
Ukraine www.ukremb.org.uk
United Arab Emirates www.uaeembassyuk.net
United States of America www.usembassy.org.uk
Uzbekistan www.uzbekembassy.org
 
V
Venezuela www.venezlon.co.uk
Vietnam www.vietnamembassy.org.uk/consular.html
 
W
No entries
 
Y
No entries
 
Z
Zambia www.zhcl.org.uk