UK Standard Visitor Visa UK
The Standard Visitor visa has replaced the Business Visitor Visa, Family Visitor Visa, Child Visitor visa, Sports Visitor visa, Entertainer Visitor visa, Prospective Entrepreneur visa, Private and Medical Treatment Visitor visa. This visa permits you to conduct business activities subject to relevant conditions and represent a foreign business in the UK for a period of up to six months. It also permits attendance to study for up to 30 days if desired, as long as it’s not the main reason for your visit. You can also take part in an exchange programme or educational visit (if you’re under 18).
Academics coming to the UK on a sabbatical are permitted to remain up to 12 months, provided they meet the eligibility criteria. It is recommended that the visa application is prepared diligently because at times, visas are getting refused for even a small error.
If your business requires you to visit the UK regularly over a longer period, you can apply for a visa that lasts two, five, or ten years. However, you can only stay for a maximum of six months on each visit.
Who Can Apply for the UK Standard Visitor Visa?
You can apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa for business purposes if you are:
- Coming to the UK for a conference, meeting or training
- Taking part in a specific sports-related event
- An artist, entertainer or musician and coming to the UK to perform
- An academic and are doing research or accompanying students on a study abroad programme
- A doctor or dentist and are coming to the UK to take a clinical attachment or observer post
- Taking the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
- Seeking to obtain funding or investment to start, take over, join, or run a business in the UK
What Are the Requirements for Obtaining the UK Standard Visitor Visa
To apply for a UK Standard Visit Visa, you need to prove the following:
- Your intentions of coming to the UK, and this will depend on your needs, such as visiting for business purpose, visiting family or leisure
- You will need to evidence that you have planned to leave the UK after this time, and this should not be exceeding 6 months
- You have money to support and accommodate yourself and your dependents without relying on any public funds in the UK
- You can pay for your onward journey
- In the event you will be coming for business reasons you must ensure that you will be conducting permitted business activities only
- In the case of long-term UK Standard Visitor Visa, reasons that you are required to frequently visit the UK for permitted business purposes
How Do I Apply for the UK Standard Visitor Visa?
Applications for a UK Standard Visitor Visa are made online, unless you are from North Korea. You will need to have your biometric information such as fingerprints and photograph taken at your local Visa Application Centre. Our lawyers have proven record of success getting Business Visitor Visa for clients and they will guide you through every process.
What Documents Will I Need to Provide for the UK Standard Visitor Visa?
Failure to submit the correct documentation is one of the most common reasons for a UK Visitor Visa being refused. Our immigration lawyers can assist you with collating and submitting the required documents, which include (this list is not exhaustive):
- A valid passport or travel document
- Bank statements which show you can support yourself
- Evidence of your purpose of the visit
- Evidence that you will leave the UK at the end of six months
What Are the Advantages of the UK Standard Visitor Visa?
Having a UK Visitor Visa allows you to visit your family, friends and if you are here on a Business gives you the opportunity to seek investment and to make local contacts within your industry. You can also study for up to 30 days as part of your continued professional development.
What if My Standard Visitor Visa Application Is refused?
The refusal rate for a UK Visitor Visa is high. Refusal will not only disturb your plan to visit the UK but also affect your Immigration History. Generally, applications are refused because immigration officials are not convinced that you will leave the country at the end of your visit or you plan to conduct only permitted business activities.
Our team will ensure that your application is submitted correctly, with the supporting documents to minimise the risk of refusal.
In majority of cases, the only option left to challenge the refusal decision is through Judicial Review. An appeal for a refusal of a UK Standard Visitor Visa can only be made on human rights grounds (if applicable).
Why Choose A Y & J Solicitors to Advise and Represent Your UK Standard Visitor Visa?
The expert lawyers at A Y & J Solicitors understand the importance of timely support in processing your visit visa application. From the initial consultation until you have received your visa decision, our highly qualified legal team will support you every step of the way.
We take the time to listen to our foreign business clients and fully understand their needs prior to making their application. By paying careful attention to detail, we have helped many clients and brought successful results for our clients. With years of experience assisting non-EEA citizens with business needs, we are well placed to assist you.
You can check here if you need to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa to travel to the UK for business.
Yes, you can bring your family with you as a visitor to the UK; however, they will need to apply separately.
You can extend your UK Visitor Visa if there is compelling and compassionate circumstances.
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