Visas

The UK has tough immigration laws, which are enforced.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked current visa and immigration regulations before travelling and that you have the necessary visas and documentation.

If you are unsure whether you need a visa to enter the UK, you can check at:
https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

For further information about UK visas and immigration, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

If you need a letter from the conference to assist with your visa application, please contact derry@hartleytaylor.co.uk

Guidance:

If you are not a British citizen you might need entry clearance to enter the UK. The Home Office has three categories based on entry requirements:

  • European Economic Area Citizens: Do not need entry clearance to enter the UK.

  • Non-Visa Nationals: Only require an entry certificate when going to the UK to work or to settle. This category primarily consists of Commonwealth citizens.

  • Visa Nationals: Need a visa to enter the UK for any reason.

European Economic Area Citizens:

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany

Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands

Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland*
UK

* Switzerland is neither an EU or EEA member but is part of the single market - this means Swiss nationals have the same rights to live and work in the UK as other EEA nationals.

Non-Visa Nationals:

Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Croatia/Herzegovina
Honduras

Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Malaysia
Mexico
New Zealand
Panama

Paraguay
South Korea
Taiwan
Tibet
Uruguay
USA

Visa Nationals: Need a visa to enter the UK for any reason

Afghanistan Gambia Oman
Albania Georgia Pakistan
Algeria Ghana Peru
Albania Guinea Philippines
Angola Guinea Bissau Qatar
Armenia Guyana Russia
Azerbaijan Haiti Rwanda
Bahrain India Sao Tome e Principe
Bangladesh  Indonesia Saudi Arabia
Belarus Iran Senegal
Benin Iraq Sierra Leone
Bhutan Ivory Coast Somalia
Bolivia Jamaica South Africa*
Bosnia  Jordan Sri Lanka
Herzegovina  Kazakhstan Sudan
Burkina Faso  Kenya Surinam
Burma Korea (North) Syria
Burundi Kuwait Tajikistan
Cambodia  Kyrgyzstan Tanzania
Cameroon Laos Thailand
Cape Verde Lebanon Togo
Central African Republic Liberia Tunisia
Chad Libya Turkey
China (except Hong Kong) Macedonia Turkmenistan
Colombia Comoros Madagascar Uganda
Cuba Malawi Ukraine
Djibouti  Mali United Arab Emirates
Dominican Republic Mauritania Uzbekistan
Ecuador Moldova Venezuela
Egypt  Mongolia Vietnam
Equatorial Guinea Morocco Yemen
Eritrea Mozambique Zambia
Ethiopia Nepal Zimbabwe
Fiji Niger  
Gabon Nigeria  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Territories formerly comprising the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

* (except those who have already visited the UK using this passport)

You will also need a visa if you:

  • are stateless (you do not have a nationality)
  • hold a non-national travel document (a travel document which does not give you the nationality or citizenship of the country that issued it)
  • hold a passport issued by an authority unrecognised in the UK.

If you are unsure whether you need a visa to enter the UK, you can check at:
https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

For further information about UK visas and immigration, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration

 

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