A person may want to visit the UK for any number of reasons, for example, to visit family or friends, to get married or to receive medical treatment.
If this applies to you, you may need a Visitor Visa depending on the length of your intended stay in the UK and whether or not you are a “visa national”. You are a visa national if you are a national from one of the countries listed in Appendix Visitor: Visa national list. If you are a visa national living outside of the UK, you will need to apply for a Visitor Visa before travelling to the UK.
Conversely, if you are a national of a county not on the Visa national list, you will not need to obtain a Visitor Visa provided that you stay for less than six months and the purpose of your visit is tourism or one of the other permitted activities set out in Appendix V of the Immigration Rules.
When applying for Visitor Visa, you must satisfy the Home Office of your “genuine intention to visit”. This means, among other things, that:
- You will leave the UK at the end of your visit;
- You will not make the UK their main home;
- You are genuinely seeking entry to the UK for a permitted (e.g. visiting friends or family, doing certain business activities);
- You will not carry out any of the prohibited activities (e.g. studying or working otherwise than permitted under Appendix V); and
- You can show that you have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit without working or accessing public funds, including the cost of the return flight and costs relating to dependants.
The documents that will be required for your UK visit visa application will depend on your individual circumstances.
While most Visitor Visas are granted for 6 months, you can apply for a long-term Visitor Visa that lasts 2, 5 or 10 years if you need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit. You should not that the earliest that you can apply is 3 months before your intended date of travel.
Visit Visas – Full Representation
Full representation is a comprehensive service, that allows our firm to become your legal representatives and to represent you in all matters concerning your UK visa. This includes preparing the appropriate forms and liaising with UKVI or the Home Office on your behalf.
If you decided that full representation was the appropriate service for you and your family, we would take detailed instructions from you, issue a client care letter and other appropriate paperwork to you, plan works according to what we consider to be your best interests, advise you of any documents or information that we may need to prepare the case efficiently and lodge your visa application for you. We would ensure that you are updated on any key developments on your matter and remain as your legal representatives until a decision is reached on your visa for the UK.
We would endeavour to be on hand throughout the visa application process to guide you and answer any questions you might have about the process. Once the visa matter has been concluded, we would send you a closing letter outlining any items that we think you may wish to know moving forwards.
Full representation may not be suitable for all clients, but our experience is that for those who have utilised this service with us, they have found it to be very helpful indeed. We would encourage readers to consider the wide range of positive reviews which are available on the internet, relating to our services.
We are proud to be able to offer a fixed fee for full representation in your application for a visa for the UK. Many of our clients find this to be useful in managing their costs and expectations. Although the below pricing information provides a cost range, you will always be given a precise cost on instruction and this will be detailed in your client care letter. The reason that we provide a cost range is because cases can vary considerably according to their complexity.
UKVI (Usual) Fee: £95 – £822 (depending on the length of the visit visa that you apply for). Note that there is no Health Surcharge visitors and that there is usually a £19.20 charge for submission of biometric information; &
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £1800-£2500 plus VAT; or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £1200-£1800 plus VAT.
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for advice on a precise fee for representation in your matter or with any queries that you may have.
Visit Visas – Consultancy Services:
Our charges for these consultancy services are outlined below.
Curzon Green (London based client) Fee: £250-£350 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with); or
Curzon Green (Buckinghamshire based client) Fee: £150-£250 plus VAT per session which lasts up to an hour (depending on the experience of the person you book your consultation with).
If you are unsure as to which service might be appropriate for your matter, or have any other queries about our immigration services, we warmly invite you to contact our team of experienced practitioners. You can do this by clicking on the links below or by telephoning or emailing our offices. You can explain to the receptionists that you are seeking to speak with the immigration team.
Telephone our offices:
London: 020 3443 9576
High Wycombe: 01494 451355
Marlow: 01628 958445
Email our immigration practitioners: firstname.lastname@example.org