Visit Visa

UK Visitor Visa

This visa category is sought after by nationals of foreign countries who intend to come to the United Kingdom for a short period. The need to make an application under this category depends on the nationality of the individual, the length of stay and the purpose of the visit. Under the Visitor's Visa category exists a number of specific visitor's visa types that grants the applicant entry for the purpose of holidays, visitations, marriages, short term study and many others.

The validity period for visitor's visa is generally 6 months but in some special cases the applicant might be granted leave for longer periods of up to One, Two, Five or Ten years. The long term visa holder is however expected to stay in the United Kingdom for 6 months at a time except in the cases of Parents of children at school and Academic visitors.

Family Visitor Visa UK Requirements

•    spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister;
•    spouse’s father, mother, brother or sister;
•    grandfather, grandmother, grandson or granddaughter;
•    son or daughter’s spouse;
•    stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister; or

Further requirements, amongst others, under Appendix V of the Immigration Rules are that:

•    you are 18 or over;
•    you intend to visit the UK for no more than 6 months (generally);
•    you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit; and
•    you have enough funds to support and accommodate yourself without recourse to public funds, or the same will be provided by your friends or relatives;

Individuals who intend to enter the UK for reasons such as tourism, holiday or to visit family are to apply for the General visitor visa. Under this category, family members are not authorized to make an application as a dependant, as such it is required that all family members seeking to make an entry to the UK make a separate application as a General Visitor.

The applying individual must however; The applicant must:

•    Seek actual entry into the UK as a general visitor for not more than six months; or 12 months for archaeological excavation visits in the UK.
•    Vacate the UK on concluding the period of the visit
•    Accommodate and support themselves as well as any dependant applying with the without having to seek support from public sources.

Some of the things the applicant is not permitted to do include:

•    Be employed in the UK
•    Work as a self employed person
•    Study whilst in the UK
•    Give notice or marry in the UK or be registered in a civil partnership
•    Receive private medical care.
•    travel to another outside EEA


Judicial Review against Refusal of Family Visitor UK Visa Application

An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be lodged in in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber within 90 days of the date of the refusal of the application. A pre-action protocol is served on the Entry Clearance Officer or the Home Office before initiating a Judicial Review application. Please take a look at the Judicial Review section of this website for further information.

No Right of Appeal

There is no right of appeal against the refusal of an application for entry clearance as a Family Visitor. However, there is nothing to be worried about as the refusal can still be challenged by way of a Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber.

Why You Should Contact International Immigration Regarding This Case?

Ms Maeda Mobayyen, Principal Solicitor at International Immigration, is an expert Immigration Solicitor in London who has been dealing with UK Immigration Laws.

Whether you are a small to medium sized business in need of skilled workers in your UK office, or a global corporation that need to transfer staff from one country to another, our specialist team of immigration solicitors can help.

We have the benefit of regulation with the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).

Our solicitors combine an in-depth knowledge of the law and its practical application to your case, with a firm belief in your right to legal assistance and to committed representation throughout your matter. Our solicitors place service to the public above all else and are able to advise on the best possible course of funding in the event you do not qualify for legal aid. Our rates are competitive and we can also explore the opportunity to fund your case on a fixed fee basis.

Our Immigration Solicitors will provide the best possible Immigration advice / consultation under direct supervision of Maeda Mobayyen. 

After consultation, if you wish us to start preparing your case, you can expect the followings from our us:

•    Our immigration solicitors will discuss the details about your immigration case, assess and advise you on the law, procedure and other requirements for the process.

•    Our immigration solicitors will liaise with the immigration officer for expeditious decision on the application;

•    Our immigration solicitors shall keep you updated on the progress of your immigration matters.

•    Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the implications of the Home Office decision on your application.

•    Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for retaining your right of residence;

Our immigration solicitors are specialist immigration solicitors who are able to handle all types of immigration work including

•    Immigration bail applications 
•    Immigration Appeals
•    Judicial Reviews
•    Indefinite Leave to remain applications, 
•    further leave to remain applications,
•    EEA applications 
•    Settled and Pre-settled applications 
•    entry clearance applications, 
•    Our immigration solicitors are some of the best solicitors in London.

•    Our immigration solicitors will advise you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for retaining your right of residence;

•    In International Immigration we have been teamed up with the some of the best immigration barristers in and outside London who are specialist in immigration matters. 

•    We will help you pay the spouse visa application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for the spouse visa application;

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