Visit the UK to do Research

Find out what to do if you are visiting the UK to do research. This could be academic research or research related to your work, for example if you are a doctor or an author.

Step 1

Depending on the country you are from, you might be able to visit the UK without a visa or by applying for a visa waiver. 

Step 2

The cost of your visa is based on the length of time you need it for. You may be able to stay for up to 12 months. 

Or apply for an EEA family permit 

You may be able to visit on an EEA family permit if you have a family member who is a citizen of: 
  • an EU country 
  • Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland 

Or apply for a visa waiver 

Apply for a visa waiver if you have a passport from: 
  • Kuwait 
  • Oman 
  • Qatar 
  • the United Arab Emirates 

Step 3 

Step 4


Further information on Visiting the UK to do research is available on GOV.UK's website.