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Intime Immigration Solicitors are professional experts in handling various types of UK Visa and Settlement Applications.

Non-EU/EEA or Swiss nationals can apply for a UK visit visa that can permit them to stay for up to 6 months in the UK. To be eligible for a visit visa, the applicant needs to show that they want to enter the UK for the purpose of visit only and that they will leave the UK at the end of their proposed stay. There is also a requirement that the applicants should have sufficient funds available and that they should be able to maintain themselves without recourse to public funds.

This visit visa can be applied for a variety of different reasons, mainly;

  • For tourism, for example for holidays or to visit friends and family
  • For business, for example, attending conferences, and sports-related events, taking clinical attachment or observer posts, taking the PLAB exam
  • For other reasons, for example, to receive private medical treatment

To be eligible for this visa, you must meet the eligibility criteria. You can consult our best visitor visa solicitors or attorneys to discuss your requirements!


The UK standard visitor visa is for non-EEA nationals who want to visit the UK for leisure, such as for a holiday, family visit, or sightseeing. This visa is equally valid for short-term business trips such as attending conferences or business appointments. Additionally, it can be used for medical treatment purposes.

If you are not a citizen of an EEA country or Switzerland, you will need to apply for this visa through the online application form on the website. However, there may be exceptions to the standard visitor visa or special tourist visa requirements, so it’s important to check the Home Office website to confirm whether you need a visitor visa for your UK trip.

In order to prove your eligibility for a UK visitor visa, you need to provide specific documentation that shows you intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit, you have enough money to support yourself and any dependents, and you have evidence of any planned activities while in the UK. You also need to show that you can afford your travel expenses, including flights, and that you will not need to rely on public funds during your stay.

You should not limit yourself only by knowing what you need to prove for your UK visitor visa application, you equally need to understand how to do it. The Home Office has strict immigration rules, and applications are often rejected due to a lack of supporting evidence. 

To obtain a UK visitor visa, you will need to provide information about your current and previous passport or other valid travel identification, as well as any necessary certified translations if the documents are not in English or Welsh.

You may also need to provide additional documents, such as 

  • Your travel itinerary
  • A record of your international travel history
  • An estimate of the cost of your trip
  • proof of sufficient funds (such as bank statements)
  • Contact details for your overseas address and employer if you are travelling for business.

UK visa laws require detailed information, so it’s important to prepare your documentation thoroughly.

The standard visitor visa is a type of visa that allows foreign nationals to enter the UK for a short period for different reasons. It covers a variety of other types of UK visas, including-

Family Visit Visa- Non-EEA nationals who want to visit their family in the UK can apply for this visa, which lets them stay for up to six months. However, they can’t work or claim public funds while in the country, and they can’t bring any dependents with them. Each family member travelling to the UK needs to have their own valid family visit visa. 

Business visitor visa- This is a type of UK visa that allows individuals to visit the UK on a short-term basis (up to six months) for specific business activities. It is important not to confuse this visa with other UK work and business visas, such as the investor visa, the skilled worker visa, or the tier 1 entrepreneur visa, which have different requirements and allow for longer stays in the UK. If you apply for the wrong visa, you may not be able to do what you want when travelling to the UK.

Child Visitor Visa– Non-EEA nationals under the age of 18 who plan to travel to the UK for any purpose, such as visiting family or friends, exchange programs, or education, are required to apply for a child visitor visa. This visa falls under the standard visitor visa category and allows for a stay of up to six months. The application process for this visa must be comprehensive.

Apart from that, there are student visitor visas and visitor in Transit visas.

If your UK Visitor Visa application is refused, there are many options available to you. You can re-apply for the visa with a new application, submit a request for an appeal (only possible on human rights grounds), or apply for a judicial review. Since every immigration case is unique, it is recommended that you seek the assistance of an immigration lawyer or solicitor to ensure that your case is given proper attention and that all of your circumstances are taken into account.

Our Unique Winning Process


Fixing an Appointment

We first understand your current situation and UK visitor visa application requirements before we start working for you.


Pairing up

Understanding your standard visitor visa goals, we will pair you up with the perfect immigration lawyer.


Fulfilling Requirements

We will help you fulfil those certain requirements for the application of a UK visitor visa.


Seamless Visa Journey

Whether it is about applying for a family visit visa application or tourist visa application, we will make the journey smooth.


Fight for you

If you seek legal representation for a visitor visa, we have a team of the best immigration solicitors and lawyers to help.

Standard Visit Visas Explained by UK's #1 immigration Law Firm

When planning a trip to the UK for either business or tourism, it’s important to have an idea of how long it may take for your visa to be processed. The application can be submitted to the Home Office between 48 hours and three months before your intended travel date. However, for those outside of the EEA and Switzerland, the processing time can take up to three weeks. You can track your visa application’s progress and view the processing status to stay updated. Although processing times are typically fast, it’s still beneficial to stay on top of things to ensure a smooth travel experience.

The application process for a UK visitor visa is complicated. If you miss submitting any documents or do not comply with the guideline, your visa may get rejected. We have certified immigration lawyers and solicitors to help! Our experts will carefully assess your needs and help you submit all necessary documents to get your UK visitor visa approved on time. 

How the application is assessed

When assessing the application under this category, the Entry Officer must be satisfied that

  • The applicant is a genuine visitor
  • The applicant will leave the UK at the end of the proposed visit
  • The applicant will not live in the UK longer than the proposed visit
  • The applicant will not get involved in any Prohibited Activities
  • The applicant can maintain themselves and any dependents for the duration of the trip

Further Information

Applicants can live longer than 6 months if:

  • They are getting private medical treatment in the UK – for up to 11 months
  • They are academics on sabbatical and coming to the UK for research – you, your spouse, or your civil partner may be able to stay for up to 12 months

Applicants can apply for Long-term Standard Visit visa if they want to visit the UK regularly over a longer period. This visa will last for 2, 5, 10 years. However, the applicant will only be allowed to stay for 6 months on each visit.

It is vital to know the cost of a visitor visa before starting the application process. The fees for UK visitor visas vary for non-EEA country travellers, but the standard cost is £100. If you are planning to stay in the UK for more than six months, you will need to apply for a long-term visa, which incurs different costs depending on the duration:

2-Year Visa: £376

5-Year Visa: £670

10-Year Visa: £837

Considering the already significant expenses associated with international travel, it is crucial to plan and prepare for the appropriate visa fees to avoid any unexpected costs when submitting your application.

Hiring an immigration lawyer may cost you, but often it comes with various advantages. Having an immigration lawyer by your side, you can save time and effort and this will increase your chances of success.

Immigration lawyers will thoroughly guide you from the beginning till the end of the immigration process and help you understand your rights. They will also prepare paperwork for you and make sure that you have all the necessary documentation while applying for UK marriage visas.

Immigration lawyers will also validate the documents and forms you need to fill in. They will guide you to avoid mistakes that could negatively affect the outcome of your visa application. Moreover, experienced immigration lawyers have already handled many cases similar to yours, so they know what to expect from the procedure, how to prevent delays and how to improve your chances of receiving the desired result.

It will cost you up to £100 visa fee to apply for your UK Marriage visa.

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