Do I need to book airline tickets and a hotel for the UK visa?
A visa to the UK is known for its complexity and a lot of controversial issues "what's need / not need" and "what's best", they are very actively discussed by applicants in forums. Our managers also hear many of such questions to be clarified by almost all the clients we help to apply for British visas.
In this article we will disclose those two questions: airline flihgt tickets reservation and hotel booking.
Do I need to book or buy airline tickets to apply for a UK visa?
No, you don't need to book air flight ticket, it is not required and does not affect the decision on your visa.
Regardless of whether you are applying for a tourist, guest, or visa related to a business or conference, booking air tickets does not matter.
If you have already bought tickets for the plane, either at an early promotional price, or if the employer has already booked your tickets for you, then you can provide them if the tickets are booked in both directions and show that you will be returned back to Ukraine.
Do I need to book a hotel for a UK visa?
Yes, unlike the flight, hotel reservation for UK visa is needed and we recommend that it should be included in the package of documents submitted.
If you are preparing a package of documents for a visa yourself without an agent, we have selected accommodation options on booking com and apartments on Air BnB, taking into account several suitable categories, depending on the purpose and budget of the trip.
On the Booking com we selected well-rated hotels from rating 8,0 or above and options with special offers in London:
HOTELS, 3-4 stars* for approximate budget 50-100 EUR per night:
If you are not planing to spend too much time in the hotel and nor spend a lot of moeny on it – hostel booking will be acceptable. We selected inexpensive apartments and hostels in London starting from 18 EUR per night:
HOSTELS & APARTMENTS in London http://tiny.cc/hostels-uk-london-booking
You can also book and print a confirmation from the Air BnB, especially it makes sence if you are traveling with a group of friends or family. An apartment for all will sometimes cost half as much as a hotel room for everyone. If you have never previously booked an apartment on Air BnB and will register for the first time using the link below, Air BnB provides up to 30 euro discount on the first reservation on their website:
Air BnB apartments in London with discount vouchers: https://tinyurl.com/london-airbnb-25eur-discount
Do not forget to print the hotel reservation and attach it when applying for a visa.
It is also important to remember that when you arrive at London airport you will need to fill out a migration card and the border officer may also ask you for hotel reservation, hotel name. Therefore, we recommend having your reservation all the time at hand.
Happy travels :)
We will be happy if we help you to obtain your UK visa and see the beauty of London.