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Short-Term Visitors Visas

Short-term visitors visas are for those who wish to visit the UK for tourism and other specific purposes. You can apply for a visa that grants you access for up to a 6 month period. You will need prove that you meet financial requirements and that you intend to return back to your home country after your visit. 

We can assist you with any of the visa applications if you require assistance. 

Standard Visitor Visa
Marriage Visitor Visa
Transit Visa
Permitted Paid Engagement Visa

Standard Visitor Visa

The Standard Visitor Visa is applicable for those who wish to travel for tourism, business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other specific, permitted activities. During your application process, you will need to specify what your purposes are for travel and then upload specific documents and meet requirements related to that purpose. 

The Standard Visitor Visa and it’s sub-categories are valid for 6 months. 

Standard Visitor Visa FAQs

Marriage Visitor Visa

If you plan to get married or regisiter a civil partnership, or give notice thereof, and do not intend to settle in the UK after, you will need to apply for Marriage Visitor Visa. 

This visa is valid for 6 months once approved. 

Marriage Visitor Visa FAQs

Transit Visa

A transit visa is applicable for people passing through the UK on their way to another country. There are two types of transit visas which is dependent on whether or not you will need to pass through border control during your changeover. 

Transit Visa FAQs

Permitted Paid Engagement Visa

This visa is applicable where you need to visit the UK for a paid engagement where you have been invited as an expert in your profession by a UK-based organisation or client. 

Permitted Paid Engagement Visa FAQs

FAQs

Do I need an Immigration Lawyer or can I do it myself?

Most of the visa , settlement routes and citizenship applications can be done by yourself. However, most of these applications can be complex, based on your situation, and more often than not, the fees involved in the application will not be refunded if your application is not successful. 

We recommend using an Immigration Lawyer as it significantly reduces the risk of your application being rejected due to our experience and knowledge in Immigration Law. We have had numerous clients who had first attempted it themselves, failed, lost all of the fees and now have to pay it again as well as paying for lawyers to ensure it is done correctly. 

How much does it cost to use an Immigration Lawyer?

Our fees depend on the the visa or route you want to pursue and how complex your situation is. Get in touch with us to discuss your situation further and we will give you an obligation-free quote. 

Can I first talk to someone before commiting to your services?

Yes! We know each person is at different parts of their immigration journey and you want to speak to someone before committing to paying fees. We offer a 10-minute free initial conversation where we can help you determine your best course of action. We can also advise on fees and cost after this call. 

I am not sure what to choose based on my situation. What should I do? 

We offer a free 10-minute consultation. We will happily chat through your situation with you to help you determine your eligibility for the variuous routes. Get in touch for your 10-minute chat and obligation-free quote. 

What is the difference between settlement and indefinite leave to remain (ILR)?

Indefinite leave to remain (ILR) is the formal term for settlement. They are the same thing and the two terms are often used interchangeably.

Is my application more likely to be successful if I use an Immigration Lawyer?

Using an Immigration Lawyer does not stand you in better stead in the eyes of Home Office, however, using an Immigration Lawyer does result in a better quality application that is correctly filled out and has the correct documents attached. This gives less space for error and increases the chances of the application being successful. This is particularly true in complex cases. 

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