Visit the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends
Find out what you need to do if you are visiting the UK for a holiday or to see family or friends.
Step 1: Check if you need a visa
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: Apply for a visa
There is a different way to apply if:
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:
the United Arab Emirates
Step 3: Check what you can bring with you
Step 4: Check what you need to show at the UK border
For further information on visiting family in the UK see GOV.UK's website.