I am in a red list country, can I apply for a visit visa?

UKVI have confirmed that visit visas will not currently be issued to applicants from red list countries unless travel is urgent for compassionate reasons, although they are still accepting applications.

If you need to travel to the UK urgently for compassionate reasons, you can still submit an application, and provide a clear explanation of these reasons with your application. You should also alert the staff at the VAC you visit that your application is urgent. You can also contact UKVI using their online contact form, to inform them of the urgent reasons for you visit.

Please note that guidance has recently been updated to confirm that the Home Office is currently experiencing very high global demand in visa applications. There may be delays in processing visa applications.