- How long can I stay in the UK if I am granted a Visitor’s Visa?
6 months, subject to several exceptions
- Can I visit the UK with the intention of getting married or entering into a civil partnership?
- Can I visit the UK for Private Medical Treatment?
- If I satisfy the eligibility requirements, can I still be refused a visitor visa?
Yes, if you are deemed to be unsuitable
The applicant must demonstrate that is genuinely seeking to enter the UK for the purposes of a visit and not for some other reason. The applicant must show that he intends to visit the UK for no more than six months and that he will leave the UK at the end of his proposed stay in the UK.
The applicant is also required to demonstrate that he has sufficient funds to maintain and accommodate himself (and any dependents) without access to public funds.
UK Immigration authorities must be satisfied that:
You will leave the UK at the end of your visit;
You will not live in the UK for extended periods;
You are genuinely seeking entry as a Visitor;
You will not undertake any Prohibited Activities;
You’re able to support yourself and any dependents for the duration of your trip.
What is a Business Visitor?
You can apply to enter the UK as a business visitor if you are coming to the UK for business purposes if:
Attending business conferences or training
Academic work, such as research or accompanying international students on a study program
Participating in a specific sporting event
Medical professionals entering the UK for clinical attachment or observation
Applying for, or enquiring about, funding to start or run a UK business as a prospective entrepreneur
Taking the following tests: Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test or sit the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)