Summer is a great time to visit the UK. However, one of the biggest hurdles for visitors from India applying for a UK Visit visa is the availability of visas during the peak times, there are anecdotal evidences of visa applicants missing holidays due to the longer processing times or not leaving themselves enough time to reapply.

To avoid such situations and to help visitors, the UK announced ‘Beat the Peak’ initiative where visa seekers can apply for a visit visa to the UK 3 months in advance and their visa will be post-dated. This is expected to ensure that the rush during the holiday season is reduced and the applicants have plenty of time to get their visas processed.

While the standard processing time for visa is 15 working days, most of the visa application posts can give a decision within 6 – 8 working days. While highlighting the top reasons for refusal of UK visit visa the British Deputy High Commissioner Kumar Iyer stated that most of the applications were refused as the visa application form was incorrectly filled, or adequate supporting documents were not provided, in some cases applicants have submitted forged documents that have led to their visit visa applications being refused.


At Smartmove2UK our UK Immigration experts help holidaymakers to apply for Visit Visas, family members to apply for family visit visas, businessmen and professionals to apply for Business visit visas in addition to offering advice and assistance for student visitors, medical visitors, marriage visitors our Immigration experts also help Indian film crews to apply for visit visas to enable them to visit the UK for shooting and production.


For advice and assistance on applying for a UK visit visa or if you have had a UK visit visa refused please contact us on +91 22 2850 9857 or +91 98191 27002 or email us at


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