Passport & Visa


Entering the UK: You must have a full valid passport for entering the United Kingdom and it should be valid for the whole of your stay.

Check your passport before travelling and find out when it expires, make sure.

  • it was issued within the previous 10 years.
  • is valid for at least three months after the date you plan to leave the EU country you are visiting - read on for UK government advice on this


You can enter the UK on a visitors visa via UK borders using a valid passport which should be for the whole time you are in the UK.

We will in 2024 supply all non-UK residents with a travel letter from the DRA/PDPA to aid travel to the UK.

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can continue to use the automatic ePassport gates to passthrough the border on arrival. For all UK arrival information CLICK HERE


You do not need a visa for short trips to the EU or countries in the Schengen area if both of the following apply :

- You are staying for 90 days or less in a 180 day period.
- Your visiting as a tourist or for certain other reasons.

For further information CLICK HERE


The DRA can assist all players from outside of the United Kingdom/EU to obtain a sportsman's visa. If you wish to be considered for such a visa contact the DRA and they will help you through the process. [email protected]

The International Sportsperson route is for elite sportspeople who:

  • are internationally established and whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level in the UK.
  • who will base themselves in the UK.
  • will be filling a post that cannot be filled by a suitable British citizen or person who has a right to enter or stay in the UK without restriction.

The DRA hold a sponsor’s licence from UK Borders to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship and can obtain a Migrant Endorsement Certificates that are required as part of the Sportsperson Visa application process.

To be eligible for an International Sportspersons Visa you need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • finished in the top 64 of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Order of Merit in the preceding two seasons: or
  • won a PDC Tour Card through Q-School; or
  • won a PDC Tour Card through finishing first or second on the PDC Challenge Tour.
  • The DRA will obtain a letter from the PDPA confirming full PDPA membership and a letter from the PDC confirming entry on to the ProTour. The Player will need to provide a copy of their passport.

Visa costs £249. The DRA pay this amount and will then invoice you.

The Governing Body Endorsement Criteria can be found CLICK HERE

You can find information on International Sportsperson Visa application process CLICK HERE

You can find the online application form for the Visa CLICK HERE