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Family Visit Visa (Standard Visa)

There are many reasons someone might want to visit the UK. Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit, you might require a visit visa to come to the UK. Our specialist immigration team specialise in helping individuals with applications for UK visas.

Only nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland need to apply for a UK Visa as family visitors. The reasons might include visiting family, doing business, to get married or for medical reasons.
Family Visit Visa for UK

What are the Requirements to apply for Family Visit Visa?

To travel to the UK as a family visitor, you must be able to show that you will be visiting the following family members in the UK:

  • Spouse, civil partner, father, mother, son, daughter, brother, or sister.
  • A person you have been living within a genuine and subsisting relationship, like marriage or civil partnership, for at least 2 years before the day you apply.
  • Grandfather, grandmother, grandson, or granddaughter.
  • Stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, or stepsister.
  • Son or daughter’s spouse or civil partner

Who can apply for a Standard Visit visa ?

You can apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK for leisure, for a holiday or to see your family and friends.

You must also be able to show that:

  • You are 18 or over.
  • You intend to visit the UK for no more than 6 months.
  • You intend to leave the UK at the end of your visit.
  • You can meet the cost of the return or onward journey.
  • You are not in transit to a country outside the ‘Common Travel Area’.
  • You have enough money to support and accommodate yourself without working or help from public funds, or you and any dependants will be supported and accommodated by relatives or friends.

Generally, applicants get six months to stay in the UK but those applying as academic visitors or parents of children at school in the UK can stay for 12 months at most.

You can apply for an extension of up to the maximum of 6 months if your original application was for less. You can also apply to come to the UK as a domestic worker for up to six months.

There is no right of appeal against the refusal of an application for entry clearance as a Family Visitor and the refusal can only be challenged by way of Judicial Review.

An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be lodged within 90 days of the date of the refusal of the application.

Our Expertise

Our specialist Family Visit Visa solicitors will be by your side throughout all the stages of your application. They will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed.

Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.

Why choose us

Why Choose Us?

Our specialist Family Visit Visa solicitors will be by your side throughout all the stages of your application. They will discuss your circumstances and present you with options on how to proceed. Legal advice should always be sought before an application is submitted, the case must be argued well and in detail to show evidence that you meet the requirements.

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