In Britain, UK visas for tourists are valid for a maximum 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.
You can begin your visa UK application now by completing one of our online assessment forms. Just take a few moments to visit the online assessment area and a Global Visas immigration consultant will respond to you directly.
Business Visit Visas for the UK
The United Kingdom 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.
However, the UK business visitor visa is a fast and 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 applicant 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
When issued for tourism, 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
One of the key requirements of this type of UK visa application is that applicants must be able to support themselves financially for the duration 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
People who wish to visit the United Kingdom in order to undergo medical treatment will be issued a UK medical visitor visa. This type of visa for the UK can only be granted under strict guidelines. 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. As with a UK tourist visa or business visa, medical visas may be granted as a single entry visa or for multiple entries to the UK.
Visit the Global Visas online assessment area now to find out whether you qualify for a UK visit visa and to begin your application. Just answer a few straightforward questions and a friendly immigration consultant will contact you.