STANDARD VISITOR VISA
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The UK immigration rules for the Standard Visitor visa are designed to ensure that the visa holder is allowed to come to the UK for a limited period of time.
The UK Standard Visitor visa is a type of visa that allows people from non-European countries to visit the United Kingdom for tourism, business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other permitted activities. It is important to understand the requirements before applying for this type of visa in order to ensure that your application meets all necessary criteria.
Who needs to apply for Standard Visitor visa
The UK Standard Visitor visa is a great option for those who want to visit the UK for a short term, usually up to 6 months or up 12 months in some circumstances..
Standard Visitor visitor category consists of a number of sub-categories:
Tourism, Leisure and Family Visit Visa
Business Visit Visa
Study English language (up to 6 months)
Creative Visit Visa
Sports Visit Visa
Religious Visit Visa
Medical Treatment and Organ Donation Visit Visa
If you want to study an English language course in the UK for between 6 and 11 months, you should apply for the Short-term Student Visa.
What are Standard Visitor visa requirements
You are a visa national
You are genuinely seeking entry to the UK for a purpose that is permitted by the visitor routes;
You satisfy the additional eligibility requirements applicable for visitors coming to the UK to study for up to 6 months;
You will not undertake any prohibited activities;
You have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit (including travel, maintenance and accommodation costs) without working or accessing public funds;
You will leave the UK at the end of your visit;
You will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home;
When to apply for Standard Visitor visa
Apply from outside the UK:
You need to be outside thte UK to apply for this visa.
The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel to the UK.
It will take up to 3 weeks to receive the decision on your Standard Visitor visa application.
You may be able to receive the decision faster. This depends on what country you’re in.
Fast tracked processing times for a premium fee are:
you can get the decision within 5 working days (‘priority service’); or
by the end of the next working day (‘super priority service’)
To discuss your UK Standard Visitor Visa application please contact our expert immigration advisors on +44 7513621625 or schedule consultation below.
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