Visa application / entry requirements: Great Britain

Please inform yourself about the current entry situatio, entry requirements may change at short notice. Click here for information of the Federal Foreign Office



all German States, independent of residence

Germans and some more citizens do not need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom.

To find out if you need a visa, click here.

If a visa is required, a personal application (personal interview, fingerprints, etc.) must be submitted to an Application Center in Berlin, Dusseldorf or Munich. Expect a lead time of 1 to 2 weeks to get an appointment for an interview.


We'll help you making an appointment for your STANDARD VISITOR VISA application (for tourists and business). Please find the order form in the black box on the right side.

For visa of OTHER CATEGORIES (like work, study, volunteer, accompanying as spouse of an EU citizen, etc.) and if you do not have an ordinary passport please contact

After scheduling the appointment you will receive an email with a confirmation of the appointment and a checklist with a list of all documents that are necessary for your application. 

We strongly recommend to submit the following documents (possibly all in English) at the date of the appointment:

  • company letter
    from employer in Germany, with details of the traveller and the purpose of the trip (name, position in the company, planned travel dates, planned activity on site; sample)

  • letter of invitation 
    from the company/organisation in Great Britain

  • booking documents 
    of hotel and flight, Reservation are okay

  • current account statement
    sufficient funds must be available to match the information in the application

  • payslip

  • copy of rental agreement/land register entry 
    this should proof that the main residence is in Germany

    non-German applicants
  • current residence registration (Meldebescheinigung) (if EU citizen) or
  • valid residence permit for Germany (if not EU citizen)


When submitting the documents (especially the letter of the german company and the letter of invitation), please make sure that the details on salary, financial support (planned expenses in GB), planned dates of stay in GB, etc. match the details you provided in your visa application!
The application procedure for Great Britain is very extensive and requires a lot of working time. Usually orders received by us after 3 p.m. can only be checked and processed the next working day.

standard: 3 to 4 calendar weeks from date of appointment 
express/priority: 7 to 10 days from date of appointment

Website of embassy:

Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment for regular visa.

You'll need the Adobe Reader to display PDF files. You can download the latest Version here.

Appointment for UK visa

We'll help you to arrange an appointment for your visa application for a standard visitor visa (for tourists and business travelers) at a UK Visa Application Center in Berlin, Dusseldorf or Munich.

Please fill out the following form and send us all documents by e-mail to zu.

  • Form GB2019 
    it is attached to the form below
  • scan of passport
    first page with personal data
  • copy of residence permit 
    for Germany
  • copy of residental agreement
  • financial proof
    salary last 3 months or bank statement
  • reservation
    of flilght and hotel

    additional for business
  • company letter of employer in Germany (sample)
  • letter of invitation from UK

Fees per applicant:
visa fee + possibly application center fee +
178,50 € (SERVISUM fee, incl. VAT) + 23.80 € (Upload fee)
plus administration fee (4,50 €, incl. VAT, per order)

The additional visa fee depend on the visa validity (see application form page 8/9). Any accrued application center fees depend on the type of appointment (early morning or midday appointments will be charged) and on the processing time.

Please save the PDF file on your computer before completing.

appointment order form


As the visa departments of Great Britain need to be outsourced to TLScontact Deutschland GmbH (TLS), an additional service fee per visa must be paid to TLS. SERVISUM will charge this fee to you.