Visit Visas

With our team of experienced immigration lawyers, we provide specialised expertise and guidance on the visit visa route for the UK. We understand the importance of a successful visit visa application and are here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.

Types of Visitor Visas

There are several types of visitor visas available, depending on the purpose and duration of your visit:

  1. Standard Visitor: This visa is suitable for those who wish to engage in permitted activities listed in Appendix Visitor: Permitted Activities, such as tourism, visiting family, or staying for up to 6 months. The Standard Visitor visa can be obtained for six months, two, five, or ten years, but the length of each stay in the UK should not exceed the permitted duration endorsed on the visit visa (usually six months).
  2. Marriage/Civil Partnership Visitor: If you’re planning to come to the UK to get married, form a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership, this visa category is for you.
  3. Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor: This visa category is for experts in their respective fields who need to undertake specific paid engagements in the UK for a duration of up to one month.
  4. Transit Visitor: This visa is for individuals who need to transit through the UK on their way to another country outside the Common Travel Area. Transit visitors can enter the UK for a maximum period of 48 hours unless they qualify for the Appendix Visitor: Transit Without Visa Scheme.

It’s important to note that visitors are generally not allowed to work in the UK unless it is expressly permitted under the activities listed for their visa category.

Key Considerations for a Visit Visa Application

When assessing a visit visa application, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will consider the following factors:

  1. Genuine Visitor Status: The UK immigration authorities will assess whether you intend to undertake only permitted activities during your stay and leave the country at the end of the authorised period.
  2. Temporary Stay: It is important to establish that your visit is temporary in nature. Immigration officials will scrutinise your travel history and assess whether there are any indications of you planning to live in the UK or make successive visits that might imply an intent for long-term residence.
  3. Prohibited Activities: Your planned visit must align with the permitted activities of the chosen visitor visa category.
  4. Sufficient Funds and Accommodation: To demonstrate your ability to support yourself during your stay, you will be expected to provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover all expenses, including accommodation, maintenance, and any planned activities in the UK. Such proof will help establish that you are financially capable of maintaining yourself without burdening the UK’s public resources.
  5. Third-Party Support: If you are receiving support from a third party, such as accommodation or financial assistance, ensure that there is a genuine relationship between you and the supporting party. It is crucial to verify that the third party has lawful status in the UK to prevent any potential breaches of immigration laws.

It is essential to address these key considerations and provide the necessary documentation and evidence as per the Immigration Rules when applying for a UK visit visa to increase your chances of success.

Seek Our Guidance

Navigating the visit visa application process can be complex, and a single mistake can lead to delays or refusals. To ensure a smooth and successful process, reach out to our team of experts. We have extensive knowledge and experience in handling visit visa applications and can guide you through the entire process with peace of mind.

Contact us today to get started on your visit visa application.

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