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:

AfghanistanGeorgiaPakistan
AlbaniaGhanaPeru
AlgeriaGuineaPalestinian Authority
AngolaGuinea BissauPhilippines
ArmeniaGuyanaQatar
AzerbaijanHaitiRussia
BahrainIndiaRwanda
BangladeshIndonesiaSao Tome & Principe
BelarusIranSaudi Arabia
BeninIraqSenegal
BhutanIvory CoastSerbia
BoliviaJamaicaSierra Leone
Bosnia-HerzegovinaJordanSomalia
Burkina FasoKazakhstanSouth Africa
MyanmarKenyaSri Lanka
BurundiKorea (Dem. People’s Rep)Sudan
CambodiaKosovoSurinam
CameroonKuwaitSwaziland
Cape VerdeKyrgyzstanSyria
Central African RepublicLaosTajikistan
ChadLebanonTanzania
China, People’s Rep.ofLesothoThailand
ColombiaLiberiaTogo
ComorosLibyaTunisia
Congo, Democratic Republic ofNorth MacedoniaTurkey
Congo, Republic ofMadagascarTurkmenistan
CubaMalawiUganda
Cyprus, northern part ofMaliUkraine
DjiboutiMauritaniaUnited Arab Emirates
Dominican RepublicMoldovaUzbekistan
EcuadorMongoliaVatican City (service & emergency passports only)
EgyptMontenegroVenezuela
Equatorial GuineaMoroccoVietnam
EritreaMozambiqueYemen
EthiopiaNepalZambia
FijiNigerZimbabwe
GabonNigeria
GambiaOman

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

EEA countries include:

AustriaFinlandItalyNorway
BelgiumFranceLatviaPoland
BulgariaGermanyLiechtensteinPortugal
CroatiaGreat BritainLithuaniaSlovakia
CyprusGreeceLuxembourgSlovenia
Czech RepublicHungaryMaltaSpain
DenmarkIcelandNetherlandsSweden
EstoniaIrelandNorthern Ireland

 

Commonwealth countries are:

Antigua and BarbudaDominicaMalawiPakistanSri Lanka
AustraliaFijiMalaysiaPapua New GuineaSt Kitts and Nevis
The BahamasGhanaMaldivesRwandaSt Vincent and the Grenadines
BangladeshGrenadaMaltaSaint LuciaSwaziland
Barbados BelizeGuyanaMauritiusSamoaTanzania
BotswanaIndiaMozambiqueSeychellesTonga
Brunei DarussalamJamaicaNamibiaSierra LeoneTrinidad and Tobago
CameroonKenyaNauruSingaporeTuvalu
CanadaKiribatiNew ZealandSolomon IslandsUganda
CyprusLesothoNigeriaSouth AfricaUnited Kingdom
Vanuatu

 

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