UK Tourist Visa/Visit Visa Guideline
A UK Tourist Visa/Visit Visa is suitable if you want to come and visit the UK for up to six months to take a holiday and experience the British culture. With the UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa the applicant cannot work or attend a place of study. They should be aware that they are coming as a visitor on a UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa so are not entitled to receive treatment on the NHS during their stay. However this visa is suitable if the applicant is visiting the UK for private medical treatment or passing through.
If you wish to take up employment on a course of study then the UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa is not for you.
Gaining this type of visa is very quick because it does not have any formal requirements unlike other Visas.
Duration of a UK Tourist Visa/Visit Visa.
A UK Tourist Visa/Visit Visa lasts for up to two years if granted for more than one entry to the UK. However the applicant can only stay in the UK for up to six months. They must be prepared to leave the UK after this time so it is advisable to plan the trip carefully.
Benefits of a UK Tourist Visa/Visit Visa
There are many benefits to visiting the UK on a UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa. The applicant can stay here for up to six months and be able to experience the Great British culture whilst they’re here. With a UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa the applicant will be able to bring their children or dependents with them for your entire visit. Whilst visiting the UK with a UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa the applicant will be able to improve their English language skills and take part in any unpaid voluntary work or activity.
UK Tourist Visa/Visit Visa eligibility
We base our decisions on the applicant’s eligibility on the Home Office and UK Border Agency criteria. With a UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa for the UK the applicant should be visiting with no intention to work, study, or use public funds in the UK. When applying for a UK Tourist Visa/Visitor Visa following factors are taken into consideration:
- How long you will visit.
- Whether you will leave the UK after your visit
- Your ability to support yourself financially
- You will not work or study during your stay
- Your age
- Whether you are bringing dependents with you
- Your ability to pay for your departure flight
The applicant must be prepared to leave home at the end of six months in the UK. If they have family living in the UK an Entry Clearance Officer may question their intention to return to their home country.
With a UK Tourist Visa/Visit Visa the applicant may bring their dependents with them to the UK. They must, however be able to financially support them for their entire stay.