I am doing my PhD in France. It is required that I must go to London to attend some conference (2 days). My nationality is Indian and currently I have this Visa Long Séjour Valant Titre de Séjour mention “passeport talent-chercheur". Can I travel to London with this or I shall have to do the visa formality to go to london and then buy the tickets?
According to the UK visa check tool if you:
- are an Indian citizen
- are coming to the UK for an academic visit
- are staying for less than six months
You need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa. Having a French residency permit does not seem to matter at all in this case.
Quoting from the linked website:
You'll need a visa to work, do business or academic research in the UK
The visa you need to apply for depends on your circumstances.
You can apply: