July 18, 2024
UK Visitor Visa: Know Fees And Requirements

For a short period of up to six months, foreign citizens are able to enter the UK as tourists, business travellers, students, and for other approved reasons with a UK visitor visa, also known as a standard visitor visa or UK tourist visa. My Legal Services solicitor advised confirming on the Home Office website whether you need a visiting visa in order to apply before proceeding. You may not require a visa to enter the UK for up to six months, depending on your nationality.

What Can and Can’t Do With a UK Visitor Visa:

If you have a UK Visitor Visa, you are permitted to do the following in the UK for a maximum of six months:

  • Tourism (vacation or holiday, for example)
  • Get married (assuming that after the marriage, you plan to live abroad)
  • See relatives or acquaintances
  • Spend no more than 30 days as a volunteer for a UK charity that has received registration.
  • Travel to another country via the United Kingdom
  • Do specific business-related tasks (such as an interview or meeting)
  • An exchange programme between schools.Recreational programmes lasting up to 30 days
  • Study; classes shouldn’t last longer than six months.

If you have a UK visitor visa, you aren’t allowed to:

  • Perform work for pay or without compensation.
  • Use public resources (such as benefits). Live here by coming back again and again.
  • Give notice of impending marriage or civil partnership, get married or enter into one (you must obtain a Marriage Visitor visa for each of these situations).

Requirements for a UK visitor visa:

To be granted a UK Visitor Visa, applicants must fulfil the following basic eligibility requirements: 

  • You have to really plan on leaving the UK at the end of your stay. 
  • You have to bring enough money with you to sustain yourself in the UK. 
  • You can pay for your future travels, but using a visitor visa to enter the UK on multiple occasions won’t allow you to settle there.

If you are coming to the UK for medical treatment, to complete a placement or exam, to work as a senior doctor or dentist, to study, or for any other reason, you might further need to meet additional eligibility requirements. If you want to apply for a UK tourist visa, you can get in touch with our immigration lawyers for a free consultation.

UK Visitor Visa Cost:

On October 4, 2023, the Home Office increased the cost of a UK Visitor Visa.

Visa Fees
Standard Visitor £115
Standard Visitor – 2 Years £400
Standard Visitor – 5 Years £771
Standard Visitor – 10 Years £963
Marriage Visitor £115
Permitted Paid Engagement Visitor £115
Transit Visitor £64
Private Medical Treatment £200

Required documents for a UK Visitor Visa

The necessary paperwork will change based on your purpose for visiting the UK. You required the following documents.

  • When will you be travelling to and from the UK?
  • Your address is in the United Kingdom.
  • A detailed breakdown of the anticipated visitation costs is needed.
  • The address of your residence.
  • How long have you resided at the address you currently own? Your parents’ names and birth dates.Your annual salary.
  • Information about any civil, criminal, or immigration violations.
  • Your past ten years’ worth of trip records.
  • The phone number and address of your employer.
  • Name, date of birth, and passport number of your companion.
  • The specifics of your relatives living in the United Kingdom.
  • Certificate of tuberculosis (TB) testing if you want to stay longer than six months (depending on your country of origin).

How to apply for a standard visitor visa

The following crucial steps must be followed to apply for a UK visitor visa:

  • Fill out and submit an online application for a visitor visa to the UK (notice: If you are travelling with family, each member of the family must submit an application and pay the relevant price).
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Schedule a time to visit a nearby Visa Application Centre (VAC).
  • Attend your VAC appointment to have your biometrics (fingerprints and photo scanned) and to supply any documentation requested by the Home Office.
  • Usually, you will hear back about your application for a visitor’s visa within three weeks.

Can you extend your visa for visiting? 

Although the UK visitor visa is only meant to be valid for a brief visit, if it was issued for less than six months, you may be able to extend it for a maximum of six months. If you are here for medical reasons, as an academic, or as a graduate who needs to retake the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) exam or finish a clinical attachment, you will only be able to extend your Visitor visa beyond six months. 

Conclusion:

The staff at My Legal Services has experience handling visitor visas, and we can assist you with your new application to make sure it satisfies the necessary conditions for a favourable result. My Legal Services specialises in immigration law and has a wealth of knowledge of visitor visas. We are competent and results-oriented, with a thorough understanding of immigration law. 

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