In addition to visiting the UK as a general visitor, student visitor or a business visitor, there are other options available for those who wish to visit the UK short term for a specific purpose. Our expert team of lawyers can assist you with the preparation of your 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 application and avoiding unnecessary expense of re submitting your application to the Home Office.
The Family Visitor visa is for nationals outside the EEA and Switzerland and are intending on visiting family in the UK. It is possible for family members settled in the UK to sponsor your visit. Entry clearance is mandatory only for visa nationals as non-visa nationals are granted leave to enter as General Visitors upon arrival at a UK port. To come to the UK as a family visitor, you must be able to show that you are visiting the following:
- Spouse, civil partner, father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister;
- Grandfather, grandmother, grandson or granddaughter;
- Spouse or civil partner’s father, mother, brother or sister;
- Son or daughter’s spouse or civil partner;
- Stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister; or
- A person you have been living with in a genuine and subsisting relationship akin to marriage/civil partnership for at least 2 years before the day you apply.
Private Medical Treatment Visas are suitable for those who wish to travel to the UK for a short time to receive treatment for a medical condition (you cannot receive treatment from the National Health Service). The UK has some of the highest quality health care in the world and the government is aware that medical provisions in the UK may be more advanced or suitable for individuals from other countries. This visa is only for those travelling to the UK for the sole purposes of receiving medical treatment and care so will not be suitable if you intend on visiting the UK for other purposes.
The Prospective Entrepreneur Visa category is for those who are coming to the UK to secure funding to set up a UK business. This visa may be suitable if you are in discussion with venture capitalists or UK governments to join, set up or take over and be actively involved in the running of a business in the UK. You will be granted a visa to the UK for a maximum 6 months so that you can secure funding to meet the financial criteria for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa under the points based system.
Why we provide the best legal advice in relation to a Visit Visa:
We are a UK Solicitors law firm and are fully authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority(link is external) (SRA) and as a professional law firm 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” (all our telephone consultations are handled by lawyers). We are often instructed at immigration appeal stages in cases that ‘immigration businesses’ have dealt with and which were clearly hopeless applications at the outset. When you instruct us, qualified immigration solicitors or immigration barristers work on your case from the outset when it matters the most in order to ensure no time and money is wasted and more importantly that no mistakes are made.
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 your with your applications for any type of 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 an application, thereby eliminating much of the stress of the application process.
Contact us for successful Visit Visa application
Our team of experienced and professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will be able to guide you through the process step by step and limit the possibility of failure by complying with the strict letter of the law. Please always call us for a telephone consultation even if you wish to consider other advisers.
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.