Do I need a Visa?

For UK visa purposes, the world is divided into 3 areas:

  1. European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EAA) and Switzerland
  2. Visa National Countries
  3. Non Visa National Countries

 

1) European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EAA) and Switzerland  

If you are a citizen of any EU or EEA country plus Switzerland you do not require a visa to enter the UK. These countries are listed below.

Austria Estonia Iceland Luxembourg Romania
Belgium Finland Ireland  Malta Slovakia
Bulgaria  France Italy Netherlands Slovenia
Cyprus Germany Lichenstein Norway Spain
Czech Republic Greece Latvia Poland Sweden
Denmark Hungary Lithuania Portugal Switzerland

 

2) Visa National Countries  

If you are a citizen of any of the countries listed below you will need a visa to enter the UK. You must obtain your visa before travelling to the UK (this is called pre-entry clearance).


  
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad
China (except for Hong Kong and Macao)
Colombia
Comoros
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominican Republic Ecuador
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
 
 
Georgia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea (North)
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Moldova
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Qatar

 

Russia
Rwanda
Sao Tome e Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa (except those who have already visited the UK using this passport)
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Surinam
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Venezuela*
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

The territories formerly comprising the socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

* Venezuelan visitors who have new secure fingerprint passports issued since 2007 will be allowed to enter the United Kingdom without applying for a visa

 

3) Non Visa National Countries  

If you are a citizen of any of the countries listed below you will also need a visa to enter the UK. If you require a General Student Visa, or an Extended Student Visitor Visa, you must get it before you leave home. However it is possible to obtain a 6 month Student Visitor Visa on arrival in the UK.

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Croatia/Herzegovena
Honduras
Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Malaysia
Mexico
Panama
Paraguay
South Korea
Taiwan
Tibet
Uraguay

 

The information on this page is correct at the time of publishing (December 2016). However Glasgow School of English cannot take reponsibility for the accuracy of this information which is subject to change. We advise that prospective students should always check the official UK Visas and Immigration website for definitive guidance. Please refer to; https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

 

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Accreditations
Glasgow School of English is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.