UK Visit Visa

The standard visitor visa is for those who wish to visit the UK for a short duration for various eligible purposes.

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UK Visit visa eligibility requirements

The UK Visit Visa applicants must satisfy the Home Office that they are genuine visitor by meeting the below general requirements.

  • Proposed visit will be only for the purpose and duration as stated
  • Intend to leave the UK at the end of the visit
  • Will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK main home;
  • Genuinely seeking entry for a purpose that is permitted by the visitor routes and will not undertake any prohibited activities;
  • Have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs concerning the visit without working or accessing public funds.

The UK Visit Visa allows individuals to meet family and friends, undertake permitted business activities, seek investment for proposed business, study up to 30 days, take part in exchange programmes or educational visits, pass through the UK in transit, get private medical treatment. However, this visa does not permit to undertake paid or unpaid work, live in the UK for long periods through frequent visits, enter into a marriage/civil partnership, give notice for the same, or claim public funds. The standard visit visa can be applied for 6 months, 2, 5 or 10 years if the applicant wishes to visit the UK regularly however, can only stay a maximum of 6 months on each visit. If you are going to the UK for private medical treatment, you might be able to extend your stay for up to eleven months.

How can we assist with UK Visit Visa?

Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in handling visit visa applications from all over the world. We have dealt with numerous visit visa refusals and obtained successful outcomes further to resubmissions. It is better to obtain legal assistance prior to the initial application. Our experience ranges from dealing with issues relating to ECO not being convinced that the applicant will return back to allegations of fraudulent documents submitted with the application. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent, and reliable advice to our clients. As an SRA-regulated firm, we act with the utmost integrity and pride ourselves in giving accurate and timely legal advice to increase your probability of success.


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