There are several different reasons why you may want to visit the UK and the Home Office recognizes this by offering a number of visit visas for different reasons. These can range from visiting family and friends, for medical reasons, business, study, volunteering, and more. However, it is not a simple process and there are restrictions as to what you can and cannot do whilst you are here.
One of the most common reasons to visit the UK is to spend quality time with family and friends. Do you have close family members or friends who you would like to come and visit for a short period of time in the UK?
A standard UK visit visa can allow for your family and friends to come and visit you for up to six months provided that you can demonstrate that you will adequately maintain and accommodate them. It must be proven that their stay can be financed appropriately and their whole stay will be without recourse to public funds. Many sponsorship documents must be provided to satisfy these requirements and where the Home Office raises any doubt regarding the applicant’s intention to return to their home country, the visa may be refused.
Visit visas are one of the most difficult visas to be accepted by the Home Office and can easily be refused for a wide number of reasons.
Working with an expert immigration solicitor, the purpose of the visit can be clearly explained and legally represented in the strongest way possible. There may be a much stronger reason for the visit such as for medical or care reasons, and where this is the case, it may be possible to apply for a longer visit visa such as for up to 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years.
The documents required for a visit visa are extensive and our immigration lawyers are highly experienced in this field. Although the outcome of a visit visa is never guaranteed, the chances of success of much higher where you instruct one of our immigration solicitors and we can guide you step by step through the process and advise you which documents will support your case.
If the outcome is not in your favor, we will challenge the Home Office decision, as part of your original agreement, and will endeavor to reverse the Home Office decision.
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