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I am an Indian. I am planning a trip to UK and need to apply for a visitor visa. But since I have a Japan trip planned between now and my UK trip, I don't have enough time for a regular UK visa application which could take up to 14 working days. I know if the fast track option, but it is quite expensive. Is there a way to apply for UK visa without submitting my passport?

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You can and this option is available only if you are not using the priority or super priority options. Refer to https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/india/user_pay_services.html#keep-my-passport-when-applying

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No, unless you have an alternative valid travel document that you can submit with the application. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/549692/Visitor_Supporting_Documents_Guide_-_English_version.pdf

  • Not correct, see answer from Bharg below. – airflyer13 Jul 31 '18 at 11:20

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