Visiting the UK - Visa Application Help

From Monday 8 January 2018, Simpson Millar LLP (‘Simpson Millar’) closed its immigration law practice. After that date, Simpson Millar are not undertaking any immigration law work.

The team of Simpson Millar immigration lawyers have joined Freeths LLP (‘Freeths’) and will be dealing with any existing work.

Any questions or queries should be directed in the first instance to Emma Brooksbank at Freeths or telephone number 07974 257 071.

UK Visit Visa - Immigration Applications

Some nationalities, such as those from European Union countries, do not need a UK tourist visa and are classed as 'non-visa nationals'.

If you are a non-visa national, then you must obtain a visit visa 'entry clearance' before travelling to the UK. This is express permission to enter the UK as a visitor.

What are the features of a UK Visit Visa?

Visit visas are generally limited to 6 months duration and are subject to strict conditions, for example you cannot work or take welfare benefits.

Long term visit visas are however available to tourist and general visitors hoping to regularly come to the UK over periods of 1, 2, 5 or 10 years.

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What are the different types of UK Visit Visa?

There are different types of visit visa available if you wish to come to the UK for any of the following:

  • Holiday
  • Visiting friends or family
  • To marry
  • Undertake business
  • Study
  • Transit
  • Participation in sporting events or entertainment

When applying from abroad, it is important that you include the correct documentation to increase your chances of success.

Legal Services - Fixed Fee Immigration Advice from at £49

How can Simpson Millar LLP help me?

Our Immigration Solicitors at Simpson Millar LLP can provide you with advice on the documents you and your sponsor (if you have one) must include in a visit visa application, prepare the online form for you and draft supporting representations and witness statements if needed.

We understand that immigration law can seem complex, so we are here to work with you and hopefully increase your chances of success. We are a friendly Team of experienced solicitors who will work with you to prepare your application and gather all the evidence you need.

We can speak your language and offer all our Immigration Services in Polish, Urdu, Punjabi and French.

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