Who Needs a UK Visa?

List of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to visit the UK

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Generally, citizens of countries outside of the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, including Isle of Man and the Channels Island), Commonwealth, EEA or Switzerland, stateless persons (people who do not have nationality at all) and persons who have passports not recognized by the UK they all must have a UK visa to enter in the UK.

People who need a UK visa are the following:

  • Non-EEA citizens.
  • Non-Swiss citizens.
  • Non-Commonwealth citizens.
  • Stateless persons.
  • Holders of unrecognized passports by the UK.

People who do not need a UK visa are the following:

  • EEA citizens.
  • Swiss citizens.
  • Commonwealth citizens.

Countries whose nationals need a visa for UK

These are the countries whose nationals need a visa to visit the UK:

Afghanistan Georgia Pakistan
Albania Ghana Peru
Algeria Guinea Palestinian Authority
Angola Guinea Bissau Philippines
Armenia Guyana Qatar
Azerbaijan Haiti Russia
Bahrain India Rwanda
Bangladesh Indonesia Sao Tome & Principe
Belarus Iran Saudi Arabia
Benin Iraq Senegal
Bhutan Ivory Coast Serbia
Bolivia Jamaica Sierra Leone
Bosnia-Herzegovina Jordan Somalia
Burkina Faso Kazakhstan South Africa
Myanmar Kenya Sri Lanka
Burundi Korea (Dem. People’s Rep) Sudan
Cambodia Kosovo Surinam
Cameroon Kuwait Swaziland
Cape Verde Kyrgyzstan Syria
Central African Republic Laos Tajikistan
Chad Lebanon Tanzania
China, People’s Rep.of Lesotho Thailand
Colombia Liberia Togo
Comoros Libya Tunisia
Congo, Democratic Republic of Macedonia Turkey
Congo, Republic of Madagascar Turkmenistan
Cuba Malawi Uganda
Cyprus, northern part of Mali Ukraine
Djibouti Mauritania United Arab Emirates
Dominican Republic Moldova Uzbekistan
Ecuador Mongolia Vatican City (service & emergency passports only)
Egypt Montenegro Venezuela
Equatorial Guinea Morocco Vietnam
Eritrea Mozambique Yemen
Ethiopia Nepal Zambia
Fiji Niger Zimbabwe
Gabon Nigeria
Gambia Oman

Source: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090805191932/https://ukvisas-stage.ukvisas.gov.uk/en/doineedvisa/visadatvnationals

EEA countries include:

Austria Finland Italy Norway
Belgium France Latvia Poland
Bulgaria Germany Liechtenstein Portugal
Croatia Great Britain Lithuania Slovakia
Cyprus Greece Luxembourg Slovenia
Czech Republic Hungary Malta Spain
Denmark Iceland Netherlands Sweden
Estonia Ireland Northern Ireland

 

Commonwealth countries are:

Antigua and Barbuda Dominica Malawi Pakistan Sri Lanka
Australia Fiji Malaysia Papua New Guinea St Kitts and Nevis
The Bahamas Ghana Maldives Rwanda St Vincent and the Grenadines
Bangladesh Grenada Malta Saint Lucia Swaziland
Barbados Belize Guyana Mauritius Samoa Tanzania
Botswana India Mozambique Seychelles Tonga
Brunei Darussalam Jamaica Namibia Sierra Leone Trinidad and Tobago
Cameroon Kenya Nauru Singapore Tuvalu
Canada Kiribati New Zealand Solomon Islands Uganda
Cyprus Lesotho Nigeria South Africa United Kingdom
Vanuatu