Visas/Eligibility by country

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Yellow: Visa required
Blue: No visa required
Grey: Visa unknown

The United Kingdom (UK) is a member country of the European Union (EU). All citizens of EU member states with a valid travel document (passport or European ID card) are allowed to travel freely within the EU (including the UK) for up to 3 months.

Given the high throughput of air traffic, the UK is a highly accessible country. Those travelling from North America, Japan, Australasia, and most of Latin America do not not normally require a visa to visit the UK. Many people from other regions will also be able to visit the UK without a visa.

To determine whether you will need a visa to visit the UK, go to Note that a general visitor (tourist) visa is sufficient to attend and participate in Wikimania, which is not considered to be "unpaid work". The typical cost for a short-term general visitor visa is £83.[1] Check for the cost in your local currency. Wikimedia UK may be able to act as a sponsor for those that require sponsorship in order to get a visa.

The following individuals can enter the United Kingdom without a visa:

Furthermore, citizens of all the countries listed below have visa-free access to the EU, including the UK, for at least 90 days:

EU Member States
Icons-flag-at.png Austria
Icons-flag-be.png Belgium
Icons-flag-bg.png Bulgaria
Icons-flag-hr.png Croatia
Icons-flag-cy.png Cyprus
Icons-flag-cz.png Czech Republic
Icons-flag-dk.png Denmark
Icons-flag-ee.png Estonia
Icons-flag-fi.png Finland
Icons-flag-fr.png France
Icons-flag-de.png Germany
Icons-flag-gr.png Greece
Icons-flag-hu.png Hungary
Icons-flag-ie.png Ireland
Icons-flag-it.png Italy
Icons-flag-lv.png Latvia
Icons-flag-lt.png Lithuania
Icons-flag-lu.png Luxembourg
Icons-flag-mt.png Malta
Icons-flag-nl.png Netherlands
Icons-flag-pl.png Poland
Icons-flag-pt.png Portugal
Icons-flag-ro.png Romania
Icons-flag-sk.png Slovakia
Icons-flag-si.png Slovenia
Icons-flag-es.png Spain
Icons-flag-se.png Sweden
Icons-flag-uk.png United Kingdom
Non-EU Member States
Icons-flag-ad.png Andorra
Icons-flag-ar.png Argentina
Icons-flag-au.png Australia
Icons-flag-bs.png Bahamas
Icons-flag-bw.png Botswana
Icons-flag-br.png Brazil
Icons-flag-ca.png Canada
Icons-flag-cl.png Chile
Icons-flag-cr.png Costa Rica
Icons-flag-sv.png El Salvador
Icons-flag-gt.png Guatemala
Icons-flag-hn.png Honduras
Icons-flag-il.png Israel
Icons-flag-jp.png Japan
Icons-flag-li.png Liechtenstein
Icons-flag-my.png Malaysia
Icons-flag-mx.png Mexico
Icons-flag-mc.png Monaco
Icons-flag-na.png Namibia
Icons-flag-nz.png New Zealand
Icons-flag-ni.png Nicaragua
Icons-flag-no.png Norway
Icons-flag-pa.png Panama
Icons-flag-py.png Paraguay
Icons-flag-sm.png San Marino
Icons-flag-sg.png Singapore
Icons-flag-kr.png Republic of Korea
Icons-flag-ch.png Switzerland
Icons-flag-tw.png Taiwan
Icons-flag-us.png United States
Icons-flag-uy.png Uruguay
Icons-flag-va.png Vatican City State
Icons-flag-ve.png Venezuela


  1. UK Border Agency fees