United Kingdom Passport & Visa Requirements
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Entry requirements for Americans
US travellers must hold a valid passport; a visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadian nationals must hold a valid passport; a visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australian nationals must hold a valid passport; a visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months.
Entry requirements for South Africans
South Africans require a valid passport and a visa for entry or transit through the UK. South African temporary passports are not recognised.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
New Zealand nationals must hold a valid passport, but no visa is required for stays of up to 6 months.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish nationals need a valid passport but do not require a visa to enter the UK.
If a visa is not required, travellers should hold a return or onward ticket, or proof of funds for the duration of stay. Passports must be valid for the period of intended stay in the UK; nationals of the EU require a passport valid on arrival. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
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