Standard Visitor Visa

Experience the expertise of XT 24 Immigration Services, where our award-winning team specializes in inbound UK immigration. With a rich history spanning over 40 years, we have successfully represented both private individuals and corporate clients in their applications to enter or remain in the UK. Our highly-skilled XT 24 team possesses the knowledge to guide you through the diverse array of UK Visitor Visas, offering personalized advice to determine the best visa for your unique circumstances.

UK Visitor Visas

At XT 24, our commitment lies in securing successful visas for various purposes. With decades of collaboration with the Home Office, we understand what it takes to ensure a positive outcome. Our proficient team is well-versed in challenging unsuccessful applications to strive for the best possible results.

When to Apply for a UK Visitor Visa?

For ‘visa nationals,’ applying for a Visit Visa before traveling to the UK is mandatory. Approximately 115 countries, including Russia, China, and India, are on the Home Office’s ‘visa national’ list. On the other hand, ‘non-visa nationals’ are not required to apply for a visa before traveling but must meet Visit Visa requirements and undergo assessment upon entry to the UK.

Qualifying for a UK Visitor Visa

To qualify for a Visit Visa, applicants must demonstrate:

  • The purpose of the visit (e.g., tourism, visiting family/friends, or a business meeting)
  • Intent to leave the UK at the end of the visit
  • No intention to reside in the UK through frequent or repeated visits
  • Sufficient funds to cover the visit’s costs, including return flights

The Home Office will consider any adverse immigration history and/or criminal record during the application assessment.

Activities Allowed with a Visit Visa

Visit Visas cater to various purposes, including:

  • Tourism
  • Visiting family/friends
  • Business
  • Receiving private medical treatment
  • Short-term study
  • Entering into a marriage or civil partnership in the UK
  • Transiting

Prohibited Activities with a Visit Visa

While in the UK on a Visit Visa, certain activities are prohibited, such as:

  • Taking employment
  • Working for an organization or business
  • Establishing or running a self-employed business
  • Providing goods and services
  • Undertaking a work placement or internship

Duration of Stay in the UK

A short-term Visit Visa allows a trip of up to six months, while a long-term Visit Visa covers periods of 2, 5, or 10 years, permitting multiple trips of no more than six months each.

For more information about XT 24 and our personalized immigration services, please contact a member of the XT 24 team. They are ready to answer your questions and guide you through the immigration process.

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