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A UK Visitor Visa allows you to stay in the country for up to 6 months. However, the UK embassy reserves the right to limit the length of stay permitted under this Visa. Those with particular reasons for traveling to the United Kingdom can acquire a UK short-stay visa, commonly known as a Standard Visitor Visa.
Types of Standard UK Visitor Visa
- General visitor visa
- Visa for Private Medical Treatment
- Visa for Visiting child
- Approved Destination Status visa
- Sports Visitor visa
- Prospective Entrepreneur visa
- Family visitor visa
- Business visitor visas that include visas for doctors, dentists, and academics
- Entertainer Visitor visa
You must apply at least 30 days before your intended UK travel, and the visa application must be submitted from outside the UK. The steps you must take…
- Complete the visa application form.
- Gather the necessary paperwork
- Then schedule a meeting.
- Finally, attend the interview.
Required Documents to apply for a UK Visitor Visa
- The application form and two pictures are required by UK regulations
- Your valid passport with at least one blank page and proof of financial means to support your living expenses while in the UK
- Accommodations in the United Kingdom
- Your entire travel itinerary
- Your past travel history spans the previous ten years.
- Specifics regarding your residence in your home country.
- Your biometric information if you are seeking for a visa for more than 6 months.
- Depending on your circumstances, you may need a letter of invitation, proof of payment for the UK visa cost, and information about your criminal background.
Additional documentation may be required depending on the objective of your travel, such as academic, medical treatment, organ donation, UK Entrepreneur, or professional training/assessment.