UK ARRIVAL GUIDE | Find out more about what some visas require in terms of finances on arrival.
Many visas require that you have at least £2,000 in savings for your trip.
You will need to have bank statements with you to show Passport Control proof that you have sufficient funds to support yourself.
We would also recommend that you have around £150 cash for when you first arrive to cover transport, meals, emergency supplies and a few of nights accommodation.
It is sometimes possible for 1st Contact to arrange money transfers to the UK for you. If you have a credit card, take it with you. UK banks are inconsistent with granting credit services to new arrivals.
A credit card is essential for online bookings such as flights or shows, and they allow you to draw local currency from most ATMs wherever you are in the world – an easier option than traveller’s cheques.