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Visa Guidance

The British Theatre School cannot process Visas for all of our students, however we have provided guidance on the simple Visa processes for all of the countries we run Senior Camp courses in.

How Visas work:

Governments need to know who is entering their country and why. Governments create Visas so that it is easy for people to enter their country for holidays, work or study. 

If you are travelling to a country for work, it can be difficult to get a visa. If you are travelling for study, it is much more simple process to get a Visa. In many countries, you will not require a Visa to enter the country if you are travelling for short-term study, business or vacation.

The Visa you need will depend on your nationality and which country you are travelling to.

For countries within the Schengen area but not in the European Union, such as Turkey, we recommend that you attend one of our courses taking places in the EU. The UK is not in the Schengen area and the Visa application with an extra £100, where as Schengen Visa applications for the EU are free.

We can provide any information or details of your accommodation address to help process your visa application, if you need this information to process the visa.

We do not provide assistance with Visa processing and it will be your responsibility to organise your own Visa. Don't be scared! Its a simple process which does not require a long time to complete.

We have provided all of the information which you will need below. Please contact us if you have any questions and we can help.

UK Visa Information

If you have a passport from one of the 27 member states of the European Union, you do not need a visa for the course if you are staying and studying in the UK for under 6 months. 

 

The United Kingdom is not in the Schengen area. Therefore, students travelling from countries outside of the European Union, may require a Visa. Please check with your country's government website to see what Visa you will require.

Useful links:

£100 short-term visa applications: https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor/apply-standard-visitor-visa​

Travelling the UK alone if you are under 18: https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor/if-youre-under-18

Germany Visa Information

If you have a passport from one of the 27 member states of the European Union, you do not need a visa for the course.

 

Germany is in the Schengen area! Therefore, students travelling from countries within the Schengen area will need to apply for a simple Schengen Visa via the German government's website (link below).

Please check with your country's government website to see what Visa you will require, if any.

Schengen Visas can be approved with 7 - 21 days after application. We recommend you use following the third-party Visa processing company to save time: SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATIONS PROCESSOR

Please note: our Public Liability Insurance covers all participants on campus when in our care for work related issues. If you need to take out personal health insurance for travel, please do this privately.

International students from 50 of these countries normally do not require a Visa for travel to the EU for up to 90 days. If you'd like to make your boarder crossing smoother, you can apply for an ETIAS here. ETIAS may not be required, depending on your nationality.

 

ETIAS Visas: www.etiasvisa.com/

Schengen Visas: www.schengenvisainfo.com/how-to-apply-schengen-visa/

Turkish students travelling to Germany : www.ivisa.com/germany-blog/the-germany-schengen-visa-citizens-of-turkey

Do I need a Visa for Germany?: www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/visa-residence/procedure/do-i-need-visa