This guidance relates to UK visitor and tourist visa online application form 2020. And accordingly explains: how to plan travel and trip itinerary, use supporting documents to fill and download the online visitor visa form 2020 PDF for UK tourist visa application?

How to Fill the UK Tourist Visa Online Application Form 2020?

Perhaps, it is important to fill the UK tourist visa online application form correctly for a successful outcome. In fact, an applicant can meet the UK tourist and family visit visa requirements by carefully filling the application form. And also gather relevant documents to explain and support the online application form. Therefore, it is important to explain that a person is well settled in his/her country of residence. And has no intentions of not returning to the home country after the proposed trip. Moreover, have ample funds to meet the trip costs without recourse to the public funds!

Online Form Sections

Please note, the finally filled UK Tourist Visa Online Application PDF Form has the following sections:

  1. Summary Information
  2. Travel Information
  3. Personal Information
  4. Passport Details
  5. Spouse/Partner Details
  6. Dependant Details
  7. Parent Details
  8. Employment, Income and Expenditure
  9. Accommodation Details
  10. Travel History (UK)
  11. Travel history (other)
  12. Other History
  13. Convictions and other Penalties
  14. Medical Treatment
  15. Extra Information
  16. English Language
  17. Documents
  18. Payment
  19. Declaration

Example

In order to explain, we take an example of Mr Arun Kumar. Arun intends to apply for a UK tourist visa from New Delhi, India. Moreover, Arun is a self-employed agriculturist. And is applying for for tourism with his family members viz.:

  1. Kiran Kumar (spouse)
  2. 12-year-old dependant child Amit Kumar
  3. 9-year-old dependant child Madhuri
  4. 2-year-old infant Rekha Kumar

1. Summary Information

Apparently, this section of the filled application PDF form is based on the options and information provided by the applicant. In the case of ARUN KUMAR, the Summary Information Section of the final UK visitor visa online application form provides the following details:

APPLICANT NAME: Arun Kumar
GWF NUMBER: GWF041163715
PASSPORT NUMBER: HF51441XY
COUNTRY OF NATIONALITY: India
DATE OF BIRTH: 29 February 1976
GENDER: Male
DATE OF APPLICATION: 29 July 2019 09:23 British Summer Time (BST)
TYPE OF VISA / APPLICATION: Visitor visa
SERVICE OPTION: Priority service
DURATION OF VISA: 6 months
TOTAL FEE: 29,808.00 INR
SUBMISSION METHOD: Online
ISSUING OFFICE: New Delhi
PAYMENT REFERENCE: 3030003150731
CONTACT EMAIL: arunkumarexample@gmail.com
CONTACT LANGUAGE: Hindi

2. Travel Information

Arun has firmed up a 13 days trip itinerary and has also booked tickets. Therefore, for meeting the requirements of UK visitor visa application, he needed the following supporting documents:

  1. Trip itinerary (tour details) to explain the purpose and activities during the planned vacations
  2. Ticket booking to explain the exact dates of the arrival and departure from the UK

However, if Arun was applying for UK family visitor visa application then he would only require to have a ticket booking.

Date you will arrive in the UK: 18 August 2018
Date you will leave the UK: 31 August 2018
Calculated duration of visit: 13 days
What is the main reason for your visit to the UK? Tourism, including visiting family and friends
Will you be travelling to the UK as part of an organised group? No
Will you be travelling to the UK with someone who is not your partner, spouse, or dependant? No
What is the main reason for your holiday visit to the UK? Tourist
Give details of the main purpose of your visit and anything else you plan to do on your trip. See tourist and short stays for more information. For holidays and sightseeing with family – trip itinerary attached

3. Personal Information

To fill the Personal Information in the UK tourist visa online form, Arun required supporting documents:

  1. Residential property documents
  2. National ID card
  3. Marriage certificate
  4. a telephone number

Family name: Kumar
Given names: Arun
Are you now or have you ever been known by another name? No Residential address: House # 20XYZ, Street 25C, Greater Kailash II, New Delhi, 110048, India
Telephone number: +01145557907
How many days, weeks, months or years have you lived at this address? 17 Years
What is the ownership status of your home? I own it
What is your gender, as shown in your passport or travel document? Male
What is your relationship status? Married or a civil partner
Country of nationality: India
Date of birth: 16 February 1976
Place of birth: Mumbai
Country of birth: India
Do you have a national identity card? Yes
National identity card number: 1111-0000-1111

4. Passport Details

To fill the Passport section of the UK tourist visa online application form, Arun required:

  1. Current passport (this is a mandatory document)
  2. Previous passport (optional, if available)

Passport number or travel document reference number: JXXXXXX2
Place of issue: New Delhi
Issue date: 23 May 2013
Expiry date: 22 May 2023
Do you have another passport or travel document? Yes
Passport number or travel document reference number: JXXXXXX1
Place of issue: New Delhi
Issue date: 9 May 2008
Expiry date: 8 May 2013

5. Spouse/Partner Details

Apparently, for meeting the requirements of the Spouse/Partner section of the UK standard visitor visa application form, Arun needed the Current passport of the wife viz. Kiran Kumar.

Given names: Kiran
Family name: Kumar
Date of birth: 9 December 1986
Nationality: India
Do they currently live with you? Yes
Will they be travelling with you to the UK? Yes
Their passport number: J1234567

6. Dependant Details

Quite clearly, for completing the Dependant section of the UK standard visitor visa application form, Arun required the Current passport of the children viz. Amit Kumar, Madhuri Kumar and Rekha Kumar.

Does anyone rely on you for financial support? Include both those travelling with you and those who are not

Given names: Amit
Family name: Kumar
Date of birth: 26 February 2007
Does this person currently live with you? Yes
Is this person travelling with you to the UK? Yes
Country of nationality: India
Passport number: J7654321
Given names: Madhuri
Family name: Kumar
Date of birth: 31 January 2009
Does this person currently live with you? Yes
Is this person travelling with you to the UK? Yes
Country of nationality: India
Passport number: J6543217
Given names: Rekha
Family name: Kumar
Date of birth: 17 March 2016
Does this person currently live with you? Yes
Is this person travelling with you to the UK? Yes
Country of nationality: India
Passport number: J6543277

7. Parent Details

Perhaps, for completing the Parent section of the UK tourist visa application form, Arun required the national ID cards or passports of his parents viz. Kishore Kumar (father) and Lakshmi Kumar (Mother).

What is this person’s relationship to you? Father
Given names: Kishore
Family name: Kumar
Date of birth: 1 January 1940
Country of nationality: India
Have they always had the same nationality? Yes
What is this person’s relationship to you? Mother
Given names: Lakshmi
Family name: Kumar
Date of birth: 1 January 1946
Country of nationality: India
Have they always had the same nationality? Yes

8. Employment, Income and Expenditure

Indeed, for meeting the requirements of the Employment, Income and expenditure section of the UK tourist visa application form, Arun needed the following supporting documents:

  1. Business or Tax Registration Certificate
  2. Annual Tax Returns for the last 3 years – to compute the average annual income and monthly expenditure
  3. Bank Account Maintenance Certificate
  4. Bank Account Statement for the last 6 months
  5. Agricultural land ownership documents
  6. Lease agreement for the cultivation of agricultural produce
  7. Agreement for the purchase of agricultural produce with wholesalers and mills

What is your employment status? Self-employed
What is your job? Landlord- decision making and managerial
How much do you earn from this job in a year? 53886.00 GBP
Do you have another income or any savings? Savings
How much money do you have in savings (in GBP)? 61348.00 GBP
How much money are you planning to spend on your visit to the UK? 12500.00 GBP
What is the total amount of money you spend each month? 3718.00 GBP
Will anyone be paying towards the cost of your visit? No

9. Accommodation Details

For completing the Accommodation details in the UK tourist visa application form, Arun needed the Hotel Booking for 2 adults and 3 children. Please note: Arun has no close relatives or friends living in the UK, so he is staying at a hotel. However, if Arun was applying for a UK family visitor visa, then instead of the hotel booking would be furnishing the accommodation details of the sponsor.

Do you have any family in the UK? No
Do you have an address for where you are going to stay in the UK? Yes
Where are you planning to stay in the UK? Stylotel
Enter the address for where you are staying: 160 Sussex Gardens Paddington Westminster Borough London
When will you arrive there? 18 August 2018
When will you leave there? 31 August 2018

10. Travel History (UK)

For completing the Travel history (UK) section of the UK tourist visa application form, Arun needed his passports and refusal letters. Please note: an applicant needs to provide the travel history for the past 10 years. And also needs to disclose past refusals.

Have you applied for leave to remain in the UK in the past 10 years? No
How many times have you been to the UK in the last 10 years? 2 to 5 times
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: December 2016
Number of days, weeks, months or years: 9 days
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: June 2016
Number of days, weeks, months or years: 7 days
Have you ever been: Yes
refused a visa for the UK
deported from the UK
– removed from the UK
– required to leave the UK
– refused entry at the UK border

Give details of what happened: An application for a UK tourist visa was refused Date: October 2014
Give more details of what happened: Post Reference 1234567 dated Oct 16, 2014. The issue was addressed in the subsequent UK tourist visa application in July 2015. And all my family members visited London (England), Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow (Scotland), Cardiff (Wales) and Belfast (Northern Ireland) for tourism and sightseeing in July-Aug 2015

11. Travel history (other)

For completing the Travel history (other) section of the UK tourist visa application form, Arun required his passports. And also his refusal letter for Germany (Schengen visa).

How many times have you visited the following places in the past 10 years? 2 to 5 times
– Australia
– Canada
– New Zealand
– USA
– Schengen area
Which country did you visit? Schengen Area
Which country in the Schengen area? Germany
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: August 2017
Number of days, weeks, months or years: 17 Days
Which country did you visit? Schengen Area
Which country in the Schengen area? Italy
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: August 2016
Number of days, weeks, months or years: 10 Days

Have you visited any other countries in the past 10 years? Yes

Which country did you visit? Turkey
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: June 2016
Length of visit: 2 days
Which country did you visit? Turkey
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: July 2015
Length of visit: 4 days
Which country did you visit? Singapore
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: January 2015
Length of visit: 2 days
Which country did you visit? Malaysia
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: January 2015
Length of visit: 8 days
Which country did you visit? United Arab Emirates
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: December 2012
Length of visit: 9 days
Which country did you visit? Malaysia
What was the reason for your visit? Tourism
Date of visit: February 2011
Length of visit: 5 days

Have you ever been refused a visa for any country other than the UK: Yes

– deported from any country other than the UK
– removed from any country other than the UK
– required to leave any country other than the UK
– refused entry at the border of any country other than the UK
Give details of what happened: An application for a visa was refused
Country: Germany
Date: May 2015
Give more details of what happened: In the summer of 2015, I intended to travel to Turkey, Germany and other European Countries. Accordingly, after getting the Turkish Visit Visa, applied for Schengen Visa through Germany. However, due to the failure of the travel agent to make accommodation bookings as per the satisfaction of the Embassy, I was unable to get the visa. However, since then I have travelled twice to the Schengen Countries in Aug 2016 and 2017. 

12. Other History

Perhaps, Arun did not require any document to complete this section of the UK tourist visa application form.

In either peace or wartime have you ever been involved in, or suspected of involvement in, war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide? No
Have you ever been involved in, supported or encouraged terrorist activities in any country? No
Have you ever been a member of, or given support to, an organisation which has been concerned in terrorism? No
Have you, by any means or medium, expressed views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may encourage others to commit terrorist or other serious criminal acts? No
Tell us about work for the following types of organisation: I have not worked in any of the jobs listed
– Armed Forces (including compulsory national or military service)
– Government (including Public or Civil Administration and compulsory national service)
– Media organisations
– Security organisations (including police and private security companies)
– Judiciary (including work as a judge or magistrate)

13. Convictions and other Penalties

Arun did not require any document to complete this section of the UK tourist visa online application form.

At any time have you ever had any of the following, in the UK or in another country? No, I have never had any of these
– A criminal conviction
– A penalty for a driving offence, for example, disqualification for speeding or no motor insurance
– An arrest or charge for which you are currently on, or awaiting trial
– A caution, warning, reprimand or other penalty
– A civil court judgment against you, for example for non-payment of debt, bankruptcy proceedings or anti-social behaviour
– A civil penalty issued under UK immigration law 

14. Medical Treatment

Perhaps, Arun did not require any document to complete the Medical Treatment section of the UK tourist visa online application form.

Have you ever been given medical treatment in the UK? No 

15. Extra Information

Apparently, Arun previously applied for the UK tourist visa without family in 2016. Therefore, explained the reason to apply for the UK tourist visa with family in 2018.

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Perhaps, visiting the British Isles for the very first time with my family during July 2015 was a very fulfilling experience. After the first trip, we were intending to revisit the United Kingdom during the Christmas holidays in Dec 2015. However, my wife got pregnant with our 3rd child in Aug-Sept 2015. And we were not able to revisit during Dec 2015. The child Rekha Kumar was born in March 2016. And despite my intentions to apply along with my other family members, I was only able to apply singly for the UK tourist visa.

16. English Language

Arun is educated but is not very fluent in English. So, he opted for the Hindi language for any expected interview for the UK tourist visa application.

We may have to talk to you about your application. Which language would you prefer to use? Other
Which language would you prefer to use? Hindi 

17. Documents

Evidently, the online application form mentions that an applicant’s passport is a mandatory document. However, an applicant also needs to submit other supporting documents with the application.

Mandatory documents: The passport or travel document for ARUN KUMAR from India 

18. Payment

Apparently, this is a system-generated section, which confirms the receipt of payment for the UK tourist visa application. Importantly, also state the type of SERVICE i.e. Standard or Priority that an applicant will get! Please note, it is not possible to download PDF of the final UK visa online form without paying the application fee.

Length of your visit visa: 6 months
Service: Priority Service
ARUN KUMAR’s application for UK Visitor visa: 29,808.00 INR
Total: 29,808.00 INR 

19. Declaration

Certainly, this declaration is very important. Therefore, applicants should read it carefully- and try to abide by the declaration in letter and spirit!

By sending this application, you confirm that to the best of your knowledge and belief the following is correct:
– the information relating to your application
– your supporting documents
Also, the application will be processed according to the privacy policy and terms and conditions.
If false information is given, your application will be refused and you may be banned from the UK and prosecuted.
I confirm that I understand and agree with the above declarations.

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In fact, Arun Kumar submitted/uploaded the following supporting documents with the UK tourist visa online application:

  1. Current and previous passports of:
    • Arun Kumar
    • Kiran Kumar
    • Amit Kumar
    • Madhuri Kumar
    • Rekha Kumar
  2. Printout of the 5 final application forms
  3. National Identity cards
  4. 13 days trip itinerary
  5. Ticket and hotel bookings
  6. Family form
  7. Marriage certificate
  8. Birth certificates of the children
  9. School certificates
  10. Residential property documents
  11. Agricultural property documents
  12. Business or Tax Registration Certificate
  13. Annual Tax Returns for the last 3 years – to compute the average annual income and monthly expenditure
  14. Bank Account Maintenance Certificate
  15. Bank Account Statement for the last 6 months
  16. Agricultural land ownership documents
  17. Lease agreement for the cultivation of agricultural produce
  18. Agreement for the purchase of agricultural produce with wholesalers and mills

Accordingly, Arun and his family members attended the appointment at the UKVAC Mumbai for biometrics. The application was processed within 3 working days! And Arun and his family got the tourist visa by using the online application form correctly. And also by providing/uploading the required supporting documents!

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