Visitor Visa

Visitor Visa

The UK visitor visa is known as the Standard Visitor Visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. This visa is established for those that wish to travel to the United Kingdom for the following purposes:

  • for tourism, for example on a holiday or to see your family and friends
  • for certain business activities, for example attending a meeting, trade fairs, conferences and seminars Buy things, and negotiate contracts, etc. Employment is not permitted under any visit visas.
  • to do a short course of study
  • to take part in research or an exchange programme as an academic
  • for medical reasons, for example to receive private medical treatment

You might be able to stay for longer if:

  • You are coming to the UK for private medical treatment – up to 11 months.
  • You are an academic and meet the eligibility requirements. – you, your spouse/partner and your children may be able to stay for up to 12 months.

You can apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa that lasts 2, 5 or 10 years if you need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit in a year.

For more information and assistance please contact us.

Marriage Visitor

You must apply for a Marriage Visitor visa if:

  • you want to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK
  • you want to give notice of a marriage or civil partnership in UK
  • you’re not planning to stay or settle in the UK after your marriage or civil partnership. You can apply for a Fiancé(e) visa to enter the UK to marry your British/Settled UK partner and settle in the UK.

As a Marriage Visitor you can marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of your arrival. You must use a venue licensed for this purpose.

You are not allowed to do the following:

  • Get public funds
  • Gring your dependants with you. Dependant must apply separately for a visit visa.
  • Live in the UK for extended periods through frequent visits
  • Extend your visa or switch to another visa
  • Employment
  • Study

For more information and assistance please contact us.

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