UK Tourist Visit Visa
In the United Kingdom, visit visas are valid for the
duration of six months and are intended for those who wish to visit the
UK for the purposes of tourism, business trips, visiting friends and family,
and to receive medical attention as well as those transiting through the
UK en route to another destination. Take the UK visa free assessment to
start an application now.
Business Visit Visas for the UK
The UK offers a wide range of work visas and business
visas designed to cater for highly skilled migrants, those transferring
to the UK to take up a position of employment and those who wish to invest
in the UK economy or start a business. The business visit visa has little
in common with the group of travel permits usually referred to as 'business
visas' in that it does not permit its holder to undertake employment in
The UK business visitor's visa is a better and more effective visa service
for those who wish to travel to the UK in order to conduct a range of
business activities including visiting conferences and attending meetings.
A successful candidate may stay for a maximum of six months, however,
the UK business visit visa can be issued for multiple entries, and this
period of six months may be divided over the permit's validity of up to
two years. Business visit visas are particularly beneficial, as they do
not impose any of the formal requirements, job offers, or points based
assessments involved in other forms of UK business visa.
UK Tourist Visa
The UK visit visa is also valid for a maximum period
of six months, although it is important to remember that the actual duration
granted is the prerogative of the Immigration Officer. Visit visas are
specifically intended for those who wish to visit the UK for a short-term
visit. They are issued as a temporary visa service and do not offer the
opportunity to progress to more permanent UK immigration services such
as Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK (ILR) and UK citizenship. Like
a business visit visa, a UK tourist visa can be issued for a maximum validity
of two years for multiple entries to the UK. The exception to this is
for medical visitors who may be permitted to extend their leave if their
health or condition requires it.
Applying for a UK visit visa
The requirements of a UK visitor's visa are that candidates
must be able to support themselves financially for the length of their
time in the United Kingdom. Applicants must be able to fund their entire
trip without recourse to public funding. Candidates must also be able
to show that it is their genuine intention to return to their country
of residence on or before the expiry of their visa. Applicants should
be aware that if a visitor has family ties to Britain a UK Entry Clearance
Officer might question their intention to return home. It is important
to note that the immigration history of the applicant's family as well
as the applicants themselves may be taken into account.
Applying for a Visit Visa for Medical Purposes
Applicants who wish to visit the United Kingdom in order
to undergo medical treatment will be issued a UK medical visitor visa.
A candidate must not have a terminal illness and they must be undergoing
private treatment. UK medical visas are issued for periods of six months
at a time and are renewable so long as the treatment requires them to
remain in the UK. A medical visa may be granted as a single entry visa
or for multiple entries to the UK. Find out further information on our
Family Immigration to UK page.
The United Kingdom is host to one of the largest 'World
Cities' - London. Being an international hub for tourism and business,
the country is one of the sought after destinations for visit. The UK
comprise in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our visit visa
consultants at Global Gateways offer guidance at every stage of your UK
visit visa application procedure that we carry forward very efficiently,
for you to get an easy approval.
Get a taste of the English countryside with its enigmatic history that
is sure to mesmerize you to the core. This multicultural territory offers
a plethora of opportunities, for those on business and work. The country
also offers some aspects of medical tourism as well.
To apply for the UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor Visa. the
following eligibility criteria should be met
- Applicants must demonstrate
that they possess sufficient funds to support themselves and their family
for the entire period of their visit.
- Applicants must not intend to
seek or undertake a job.
- Applicants should have no criminal
record and intend to strictly comply with the laws of the country.
- Applicants may be required to
undergo medical examination.
- Applicants who might stay either
with their relatives or friends should also provide invitation letter.
- Applicants of certain countries
may need a temporary resident visa
Basic Features of the UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor
- The UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor
Visa allows you to travel throughout UK and visit UK's many attractions.
- You can visit family and friends.
- Visitors can also register for
short courses relating to courses of areas of general interest, or to
learn English or French.
- Visitors can meet with prospective
employers or recruiters in pursuit of employment opportunities.
- Visitors are strictly not permitted
to work on a UK Tourist Visa / UK Visitor Visa as this is illegal.
Spouses and Dependants
Spouse, common law partner and dependent children over
18 years of age are required to apply individually for their own visiting
visas and meet the appropriate criteria.