Important details about Visa for visitors in UK
Reasons why you may want to visit the UK
Common requests if you come to the UK as a visitor
Types of “Visitor Visa”
If you plan to visit the UK you must apply for the right category of visitor visa, before arriving in the country, as you are required to comply with the settings on your visa. Any violation of visa terms during your stay in the UK may result in imposing penalties and it is therefore suggested that you confirm that your purposes for coming to the UK are sufficiently reproduced in the type of visitor visa you apply for. The categories of “Visitor Visa” are the following:
- visiting friends;
- visiting family;
- business visitors;
- adviser, trainers, consultants;
- sports visitors;
- troubleshooters who are employed overseas by the same company which has a UK branch.
- parent of a child at school in the UK;
- visitors for private medical treatment;
- visitors under the UK/China Approved Destination Status Agreement;
- visitors who intend to marry in the UK.
When you apply for a “general visitor visa” you will need to prove that you only propose to visit the UK for a short period, meaning no more than 6 months. You cannot study, undertake business, or receive private medical treatment. When you apply for a “business visa” you will need to prove that you intend to visit the UK for genuine business action, without exceeding the 6 months stay period.
When you apply for an “entertainer visitor visa”, it is recommended to solicit the help of our UK immigration lawyer, if you are unclear whether your purpose for coming to the UK or planned activity is protected by the “entertainer visitor” class. Interested in British citizenship? Talk to our specialists.
Please feel free to contact our immigration lawyers in London, if you want extra information and guidance regarding visa for visitors in the UK or residence permit in UK.