Apparently we can no longer apply for a long term visitor visa? The .gov site channels you automatically to the 6 month visa. I've tried going through the older Visa4UK site as well, and it doesn't give the option either. What gives? This question perfectly describes the problem I'm having, only the answer no longer works.


It looks like it's still an option for people over 18 years old. This from Gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa (Link below):

"If you need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period, you can apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa that lasts 2, 5 or 10 years. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit.

If you’re under 18 years old when you apply, your long-term Standard Visitor visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18.

Fees A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.

The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length:

2 years - £361 5 years - £655 10 years - £822 " https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa

  • Umm.. 6 months after the applicant turns 18. If he is 10 at the time of the application, the maximum validity for yhe visa will be until he is 18 1/2. – user58558 May 11 '19 at 1:18
  • Yeah, that's what they SAY. But once you actually apply, nowhere does it give you the option to apply for a longer term visa. Frustrating, but I guess I don't have a choice. Six month visa it is. :( – Johann van den Bergh May 11 '19 at 16:16
  • Strange, but enjoy your six months anyway! – canonacer May 11 '19 at 19:55

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