The Standard Visitor visa UK allows you to visit the UK for tourism, leisure, to see your family & friends, short-term business needs, or medical treatment.

You need to apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK for a short-term stay (up to 6 months). You can choose to apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa if you visit the UK regularly. This visa lasts 2, 5 or 10 years. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit.

If you need legal advice or help with a UK visa application or any other immigration matter, get in touch with our highly experienced immigration solicitors in London on  0203 432 6006 or fill in our online enquiry form.

Standard visitor visa requirements

You must meet the basic eligibility requirements to visit the UK and you must show that:

  • you'll leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • you're able to support yourself and your dependants during your trip (or have funding from someone else to support you)
  • you're able to pay for your return or onward journey (or have funding from someone else to pay for the journey)
  • you'll not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home

You must meet all other requirements depending on your circumstances.

Supporting documents

Below is a general document checklist that is usually required for UK Standard Visitor visa applications:

  • Current valid passport of the applicant
  • The dates you're planning to travel to the UK
  • Where you'll be staying during your visit
  • How much you think your trip will cost
  • Your current home address and how long you've lived there
  • Your parents' names and dates of birth (if known)
  • How much you earn in a year (if you have an income)
  • Details of any criminal, civil or immigration offences you may have committed

This is a general list of documents. You must provide all other supporting documents depending on your circumstances.

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  • Support: We will provide you with the necessary support and guidance throughout the immigration process. We will advise you on any legal requirements or potential obstacles that may arise.
  • One-stop service: We will advise you about eligibility criteria, requirements, and required supporting documents. We will prepare your whole application and submit it to the Home Office.
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