There are a number of reasons someone might want to visit the UK. This might include visiting family, doing business, to get married or for medical reasons. Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit, you might require a visit visa to the UK.
There used to be a number of different types of visitor visas. However, they were recently replaced by the Standard Visitor visa. You will need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you are looking to apply for one of the following visas:
- Family Visitor visa
- General Visitor visa
- Child Visitor visa
- Business Visitor visa, including visas for academics, doctors and dentists
- Sports Visitor visa
- Entertainer Visitor visa
- Prospective Entrepreneur visa
- Private Medical Treatment Visitor visa
- Approved Destination Status (ADS) visa
You can also apply to come to the UK as a domestic worker for up to six months.
UK immigration law is extremely complex. Many people try to complete the visa application themselves, using general advice online. But given this type of visa has recently changed it can be easy to get confused and make a mistake in your application. This will almost certainly lead to the UKVI rejecting your application which can make appeals and future applications more complex. Therefore, it is essential you get the right legal advice from a solicitor, who really understands the law to make sure your application is successful, first time.
Your application will depend on how long you wish to visit the UK for and what you plan to do while you are here.
Our team of expert immigration lawyers can give you advice that is unique to you and your circumstances. We will advise you on all the documentation you need to provide. We will also help you prepare you application so that it meets all the criteria to fully satisfy the UKVI requirements.