UK Visa Nationals: the countries and territories who need a visa

Nationals of the countries and territories who need a visa to enter or transit the UK landside.

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain (1)
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cape Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Central African
  • Republic of Chad
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia (7)
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of)
  • Kuwait (5)
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Oman (5)
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar (5)
  • Russia
  • Sao Tome e Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Surinam
  • Taiwan (6)
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates (5)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela (biometric)
  • Zambia

UK Visa Nationals: the countries and territories who need a visa


Footnotes

(1): Holders of diplomatic and special passports do not require a visa for official visits, tourist visits or transit.

(2): Holders of diplomatic passports do not require a visa. Service passport holders may transit without a visa. Holders of a public affairs passport may not transit without a visa. Service and public affairs passport holders do not require a visa if travelling with a serving Chinese government minister on an official visit to the UK.

(3): Passport not recognised by HM Government – the visa should be issued on a uniform format form (UFF).

(4): Holders of diplomatic or official passports may transit without a visa.

(5): Holders of diplomatic and special passports do not require a visa for official visits, tourist visits or transit. Holders of ordinary passports do not require a visa if they hold a valid electronic visa waiver (EVW) document.

(6): Passports that include a personal ID number on the biodata page are exempt from the visa requirement.

(7): Holders of diplomatic passports do not require a visa for official visits, tourist visits or transit.

(8): Holders may not use a B1/B2 USA visa to transit the UK.

Contact details

Please contact the relevant area, if you need further advice.

Aberdeen Airport +44 3000 738455

Belfast Airport +44 28 944 84323

Birmingham Airport +44 121 606 7357 / 7368

Bournemouth +44 1202 579233

Bristol Airport +44 1275 472 843

Cardiff +44 300 106 4188

East Midlands Airport +44 1332 442050

Edinburgh Airport +44 131 3443113

Exeter Airport +44 1392 366492

Gatwick Airport +44 3000 739902

Glasgow Airport +44 141 847 5300

Harwich Docks +44 300 106 5543

Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 +44 300 106 5118

Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 +44 20 8745 6920 / 21

Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 +44 20 8745 4740

Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 +44 20 8196 2490

Inverness +44 166 746 2793

Leeds Bradford Airport +44 113 391 1920

Lerwick +44 159 569 0614

Liverpool Airport +44 151 448 1448

London City Airport +44 20 7055 5912

Luton Airport +44 1582 878700

Manchester Airport Terminal 1 +44 161 261 5901

Manchester Airport Terminal 2 +44 161 261 5902

Manchester Airport Terminal 3 +44 161 261 5903

Newcastle Airport +44 191 214 4580 / 4582

Newhaven Docks +44 1273 865936

Norwich +44 1603 268960

Plymouth +44 1752 689200

Poole +44 1202 634555

Prestwick +44 01292 478675

Portsmouth Docks +44 2392 952749

Robin Hood Airport +44 1302 522300

Southampton Airport +44 300 1063 591 / 590 / 589

Southend Airport +44 1702 538574

Stansted Airport +44 1279 338809

Produced by the carriers liaison section, Home Office.

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