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All passengers has to personally come to Cochin UK Visa Application centre  for giving biometric data

Family Visit

Invitation/sponsorship letter fromUK: The letter should contain the name as per passport, contact numbers, email Id and current address, employment details, visa status of the inviter/sponsor along with the name,relationship purpose and duration of stays of the persons being invited from India. Also requires sponsor’s bank statements, employment proof, income tax details, rental agreement utility bill copy, copies of passports and visa etc.

Tourist Visit

Hotel Accommodation

Day Wise Itinerary, Tour Confirmation Vouchers, Tour Payment Receipt


Invitation from Company / Organization / Conference,Exhibition Invitation/ Entrance Ticket

Hotel Accommodation

Documents from persons traveling:

  1. Original passport ( 6 months validity )                                                  Original 

  2. Old Passports (if any)                                                                           Original    

  3. Covering letter to the consulates stating purpose duration and Proposed travel dates in business or personal letter head                                Original

  4. I.T. returns (SARAL) for last three years                                                 1 A4 Copy each

  1. Updated Bank Statement for last six months                                          Original with bank seal and Sign

  2. Fixed Deposits and any other savings                                                     Original ( or Copy With Letter from Bank)

If Businessmen:

  1. Covering letter to the consulates should be in Business letter head   Original

  2. Certificate of Registration                                                                  1 A4 Copy

  3. Memorandum of Association                                                             1 A4 Copy

  4. Articles of Association                                                                        1 A4 Copy

  5. Partnership Deed if Partnership Firm                                                  1 A4 Copy

  6. Company Bank Statement – last 6 months                                        Original

  7. Company I.T. paper with Balance sheet - last 3 years                         1 A4 Copy


If Student:

  1. Leave letter from the Institution(If holiday mention the holiday dates)                   Original 

  2.  ID card Copy


  1. Employment proof                                                                          

  2. Salary slip for last three months     

Honeymoon Couple:

  1. Marriage Certificate                                                                            Original + 1Copy

(If the husband name is not endorsed in the wife passport)                                                   

If Child Traveling without Parents:

  1. NOC from parents in Rs.20 stamp paper                                            Original + 1Copy

            duly attested by Notary Public

  1. Passport copy of parents                                                                     1 A4 Copy

            Same applicable if not traveling with spouse 

If Wife Traveling Without Husband                                             

         NOC from Husband with Husband passport Copy 


1.        NOC from Govt.                                                                       Original

2.        Leave letter                                                                              Original


1.        3 months Salary Slip                                                                   COP

 2.        Leave letter                                                                                COPY


        Retirement Proof / Letter / Pension Book Copy


1. This Checklist and Details are for Residents of Kerala.

2. All Letters to be addressed to


The Visa Officer

British Deputy High Commission


3. Fee for Emergency visa processing is INR 20,300/- extra (As of Now), Passengers can pay this fees directly at VFS and can Avail the services

NOTE: The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission reserve the right to request further documentation or personal interview with the visa officer.

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