Applying for a visa for the UK

Are you planning to visit the UK?  Dutch citizens don't currently need a visa to enter the UK for stays of up to 6 months, for tourism or some basic business activities. Please click here to read which activities are permitted for EU citizens without needing a visa. For many nationalities outside of the EU a visa is always necessary. Applying for a visa for the UK is fairly complicated.  When applying for a visa for the UK it is mandatory to submit biometric data (fingerprints and a retina scan).  Due to the complications involved in applying for a visa for the UK, Visa Service Desk offer UK visas as a premium only service.

When you use our Premium Service, you will have your own dedicated contact person and advisor to help you with your visa application. You will receive a bespoke service based on your specific situation ensuring that you have all of the necessary documents. These documents will be prepared by our specialists and the whole application will be thoroughly checked. We will collect your passport from the Embassy for you, once the visa has been issued. Are you interested in the benefits of our Premium Service?

Below you can find the most important benefits:

  •   Your own dedicated contact person and advisor
  •   A direct phone line to your dedicated specialist
  •   Personal advice based on your specific situation
  •   Form Completion Service
  •   A comprehensive check of your documents
  •   Photo Printing Service
  •   We prepare your Employer’s Statement
  •   Planning your appointment to give biometric data
  •   Collection of your passport from the Embassy
  •   You will be sent a digital copy of your visa

  Courier delivery to Schiphol or another address within The Netherlands*
*this excludes Dutch Flanders and the Frisian/Wadden Islands.


Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW)

Nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE are able to visit the UK for up to 6 months for tourism, business, study or medical treatment using an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) instead of a traditional visa.  Nationals of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will also be able to use an EVW to travel to the UK from 1st June 2022.

Visa Service Desk advises and assists companies with applying for business visas, or legalising business documents. We assist and advise our clients by taking care of both the administrative part of an application and the relevant procedure at an embassy or consulate. For this service we charge a fee. We are not part of the government or affiliated with them. All fees for your application are visible and transparant when you place your order on our website. You also have the option to submit your application directly to the relevant government entity yourself. When you place an order on our website we will never charge you a higher fee than the fee charged by the embassy or consulate.