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UK Visitor Visa Advice | Apply for UK Tourist Visa | Travelling to UK

UK Visitor Visa Advice | Apply for a UK Visit & Business Visa


The United Kingdom remains to be a popular destination, when deciding to visit the UK it can become a daunting process. At ICS Legal, our lawyers work to ensure the process is as smooth as possible. 

Under the criteria set by the UK Home Office, you are allowed to enter the UK on a single entry or under multiple entries spanning over a period of up to 6 months.

You can apply for a long-term visa but you must make sure you meet the published requirements. 

A Standard UK Visitor Visa is open for tourism purposes, allowing you to travel to the UK for leisure,

  • for business;

  • or for another reason such as to visit family and friends;

  • take part in sports and creative events; 

  • receive private medical treatment or purely to visit the country for up to six (6) months.

The UK is extremely diverse in its landscape and people and has a wealth of culture, history, and scenic beauty that can be discovered and explored. ICS Legal are specialist in providing support with UK Visit Visa processes, whether you are considering bringing a friend, your partner, or a family member to the UK we can provide the necessary support. 

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Further Information

Certain nationals are not required to obtain a visa to visit the UK. However, based on your circumstances you may need an entry clearance visa before you travel to the UK. You can verify this aspect by making contact with us. Please ensure you check this prior to making arrangements to travel to the UK.

An application for a UK Visitor Visa is required to be made in the country you are currently resident. You should plan to apply for your travel visa well in advance of your proposed travel date. Some travel visas may be processed in 24 hours, but others may take longer, especially in cases where an interview is required. The process could take up to several weeks.

Once you have a valid UK Visa, you should be allowed entry to the UK on arrival, unless your circumstances have changed, which can be on the basis of you providing false information, or you did not tell the Entry Clearance Officer important facts when you applied for your visit visa. The final decision, however, rests with the Immigration Officer at the UK port of arrival.

Visa and Non-Visa Nationals coming to the United Kingdom as General Visitors are allowed to stay for up to six months and are restricted from working in the UK. There may be other restrictions imposed on your visa, so it is important you check before you travel. Use our contact form to get any questions answered. Click here to use our contact form.

Visit Visa Requirements

The UK Home Office requires you to provide documents proving the following, 

  1. Your intentions of visiting the UK. This is a common ground of refusal when an Office considers your application. 

  2. Proof of your finances. It is important to provide evidence from you as well as your UK Sponsor if that is applicable.

  3. Reasons to leave the UK. 

There are other requirements you would be required to cover. Speak to one of our advisors on 0207 237 3388, or email us at info@icslegal.com

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