UK visa applicants who intend to travel to the UK for any of the following reasons be it for a holiday, to visit family members or to get private medical treatment or even for work or business-related reasons – require a visa to enter the UK if they are from a visa country.

Applicants will need to apply for the UK visitor visa which is also known as the Standard Visitor Visa that allows the visa holder to stay in the UK for up to 6 months.

On what basis is the UK visit visa application decided?

According to Paragraph V 4.2, The applicant must satisfy the decision-maker that they are a genuine visitor. This means that the applicant must provide evidence that they:

  1. will leave the UK at the end of their visit; and
  2. will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK their main home; and
  3. is genuinely seeking entry for a purpose that is permitted by the visitor routes and
  4. will not undertake any prohibited activities set out in V 4.5 – V 4.10; and
  5. must have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to their visit without working or accessing public funds.

Read more on why are UK Visit Visa Refusals so common?

Broadly the entry clearance officers assess the application on

  • Purpose of visit- While applying for a standard visit visa, the applicant is required to state the purpose of the visit.
  • Funds- The applicant must have sufficient funds for the duration of visit to the UK without recourse to public funds. Any evidence of bank statement submitted should contain a narrative of the applicant.
  • Reasons to return to their home country- The applicant is required to prove to the ECO that they have sufficient reasons to return to their home country.
  • Immigration Background- ECOs take in to account the immigration background of the applicant including any previous refusals or travel to the UK or outcome of applications to the Home Office.

What to do if the UK visit visa is refused?

At The SmartMove2UK (a division of SmartMove Immigration) our UK immigration experts have helped individuals to apply for UK visit visas – our clientele includes single unmarried applicants, applicants not in regular employment, small business owners including beauty salon owners, farmers, self-employed professionals like real estate agents, insurance brokers and many more. If you would like to apply for the UK visit visa or have had a UK visit visa refusal you can speak to our UK Immigration Experts.

I have a UK tourist visa I have a German work permit entry visa even before residence registration and obtaining residence permit in Germany can I travel to UK from Germany and then use my entry visa again to enter Germany from UK

- General Question
If you have a valid tourist visa to the UK, you would be permitted entry clearance to enter the UK as long as you meet the conditions of your visa. Similarly, if you have a valid entry permit to Germany, you will be allowed entry to the country.

I have UK family visit visa from India Can I take a flight from India to Switzerland to UK only ran siting in Switzerland I have taken covishield both doses vaccine in India can I travel without quarantine anywhere.

- General Question
UK has lifted restrictions within the UK and it is possible to travel within the country without any restrictions. If you are entering the UK from a green list country you would be permitted entry, separate rules apply for travelers from Amber and Red list countries.

I have UK visitor visa till now I want to visit UK for 1 month so what to do

- Question asked in a forum
If your visitor visa is valid, then you can travel to the UK and return to India before the expiry of the visa.

How to apply for UK visitors visa working in Caribbean holding a Indian passport?

- Question asked in a forum
Visit website and apply for UK Visit Visa. Fill appropriate form, submit supporting documents and follow the guidelines.

I want to go UK for a marriage they send me the sponsorship My guess is that how much money I have to show in my bank account

- Question asked in a forum
If you are applying for marriage visit Visa to enter the UK to get married, there is no minimum funds’ requirement. However, if you are applying for entry clearance as a spouse of a British citizen or person settled in the UK, then the financial requirement will have to met at the prescribed level.


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