You can apply for a General Visit Visa if you wish to come to the UK to see friends or family, or as a tourist. It is possible for family members settled in the UK to sponsor your visit. Entry clearance is only mandatory for visa nationals as non-visa nationals are granted leave to enter as General Visitors upon arrival at a UK port.
How we can help with General visit visa application?
If you wish to apply for a General Visit Visa we can help you with your visa application and queries. Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation of your general visit visa application and ensure that you meet with all the requirements of the relevant Immigration Rules. We will ensure that all key points are substantiated with documentary evidence; thereby leading to a successful general visit visa application, avoiding the unnecessary expense of resubmitting your application to the Home Office.
Qualifying criteria for a General Visit Visa
To meet the requirements of the General Visit Visa application:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must plan to visit the UK for a maximum of 6 months and leave at the end of that period.
- You must be able to show that you have enough money to support your stay in the UK and be able to accommodate yourself.
What we can do for you to ensure your General Visit Visa application is successful
To ensure a successful General visit visa application our team will:
- Conduct a detailed assessment of your personal circumstances to ensure this is the right course for you.
- Ensure that you have the correct documents to support and strengthen your case.
- Complete and submit your UK General Visit Visa application.
- Keep you updated in regards to your General Visit Visa application.
What happens once you are in the UK on a General Visit Visa
You can only stay in the UK for up to six months at any given time. You are not able to take up employment, produce goods, provide services or undertake a course of study whilst in the UK with a General Visit Visa.
How long you can stay on a General Visit Visa
With General visit visa:
- You can usually stay in the UK for up to 6 months.
- You might be able to stay for longer if:
- you’re coming to the UK for private medical treatment – up to 11 months
- you’re an academic on sabbatical and coming to the UK for research – you, your spouse or civil partner may be able to stay for up to 12 months
Why we provide the best legal advice in relation to a General Visit Visa
As a professional UK Solicitors law firm, we are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority(link is external) (SRA) Therefore, we are completely exempt from requiring authorisation by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner(link is external) (OISC). Many businesses offering immigration services are only OISC regulated and as such, are not professional legal organisations such as Solicitors firms or Barristers’ chambers. OISC businesses are not allowed to do legal work before the Courts such as Judicial Review or statutory challenges of Home Office decisions. Also, as a professional organisation, our policy is not to employ sales staff to give you “advice”. Instead, every telephone consultation is conducted by a lawyer; offering you accurate and informed legal guidance. Under your instruction, our qualified team of immigration solicitors and barristers will guide you through your general visit visa case from the outset; ensuring that neither time nor money is wasted and that no mistakes are made when it matters the most.
As a law firm with a track record of success, you can be assured your immigration matter is in safe hands and that the best strategy for your case will be adopted. It is crucial that you seek specialist legal advice at the outset and prior to making any type of immigration application. We can assist you with your applications for any type of Visa including general visit visa or permit and any form of leave to remain (or for entry clearance) under the points-based system. We ensure our clients comply with the Immigration Rules and the strict requirements of the UKBA prior to making a general visit visa application, thereby eliminating much of the stress of the application process.
Contact us for a successful General Visit Visa application
Our experienced team of professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will guide you through the process of general visit visa application step by step, complying with the strict letter of the law and limiting the possibility of failure. Consider HS Legal as your General Visit Visa adviser; call us for a telephone consultation today.
Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please complete our online Enquiry form and we will get in touch or call us now on 01206500181.