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General Visitor Visas UK

A lot of General Visitor Visa for the UK from Pakistan are received by the Home Office every year. The applicants who wish to visit the UK for holidays, tourism or to visit family and friends must apply under this category that is General UK Visitor Visa. It is one of the types of UK Visas. There requirements and documents to apply for UK visa are the same as Visitor Visa UK and this can be done with our UKvisaconsultants.  Generally, the do’s and don’ts for the applicants are that they must:

  • Be genuinely seeking entry as a general visitor for a period not exceeding six months,
  • Maintain and accommodate themselves without recourse to public funds,
  • Meet the cost of the return or onward journey, and
  • Leave the UK at the end of the period of their visit
  • DO Not take employment in the UK
  • Not produce goods or provide services within the UK, Not intend to undertake a course of study, Not be a child under the age of 18, Not intend to marry or give notice of the same, Not intend to receive private medical treatment.

 

General Visitor Visa UK Refusal

Most visas are refused under the General Visitor Visa category for the reasons that the ECO is satisfied that the applicant’s intention to return to the country of origin is not clear.

In the following extraordinary circumstances, the applicant can extend their stay beyond six months; however, a proper leave to remain application must be made to the Home Office before the expiry of current General Visitor Visa UK:

  • Compassionate grounds,
  • The visitor is in a category that allows a total stay of up to 12 months
  • The applicant is unable to fly or obtain a flight, etc.

There are different types of General Visitor Visa UK, for example, Long Term Visa UK where you can apply from 2 to 10 years of visa. General Visitor Visa UK fee completely depends on your situation, the procedure of application and where you are situated.

There are different types of General Visitor Visa UK, for example, Long Term Visa UK where you can apply from 2 to 10 years of visa. General Visitor Visa UK fee completely depends on your situation, the procedure of application and where you are situated.

No Right of Appeal

There is no right of appeal against the refusal of a UK visa application for entry clearance as a general visitor. However there is nothing to be worried about as the refusal can still be challenged by way of a Judicial Review in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber or the High Court, as the case may be.

Judicial Review against the refusal of General Visitor Visa UK Application

An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be logged in in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum and Immigration Chamber or the High Court, as the case may be within 90 days of the date of the refusal of the UK Visa application. A pre-action protocol is served on the Entry Clearance Officer or the Home Office before initiating a Judicial Review application.

How UKVisaConsultants can help you with General Visitor Visa UK Application?

Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers and Barristers in the UK has full experience & qualifications and they are experts in dealing with Judicial Review applications against the refusal of general visit visa application.

These best UK Immigration Lawyers and Barristers in London shall provide you with the best possible advice/consultation and accordingly shall prepare your UK visa application and other immigration matters. After the consultation, if you want us to start preparing your case, you can expect the followings from UKVisaConsultants;

  • We keep information of our clients confidential and safe
  • Our UKvisaconsultants & Barristers shall discuss your family visit matter in length and advise you on the required documents and other requirements of UK Immigration Rules
  • Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers & Barristers shall inspect your documents very carefully and advise you if further documentation could strengthen your case
  • Accordingly, our UKvisaconsultants & Barristers will complete relevant UK visa application form/s and make detailed representations (a detailed covering letter) addressed to the relevant Home Office
  • Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) and, as the case may be, to the Court. This may enhance your chances of success tremendously
  • Our team of UK Immigration Lawyers & Barristers is well equipped to advise you on the implications of the decision on your UK visa application and accordingly, an appeal or judicial review application can be made
  • It will be our aim to keep you posted at all material times during the pendency of your matter
  • Our fees are competitive and we only charge for the work that is being carried out
  • We shall give you an estimate of the fees involved from the beginning and we shall never surprise you with hidden charges.

Should You Have to Apply for a Judicial Review for a Visitor Visa UK?

A simple and straight forward answer is no. A general visitor visa UK applies for in such a way that you do not have to anticipate rejection. Therefore, this also rules out the possibility of you having to apply for a judicial review. When you apply for UK visa, you have to prove certain things about yourself to the home office. If the home office convinced of your intentions and the logistics of your travel to the UK, there is no need for you to apply for a judicial review. This is because you do not apprehend a rejection of your general visitor visa UK.

Down below, we have explained how one can apply for UK visa for visit so as to ensure approval. UKVisaConsultants also offer services in this regard. Our visa consultants have years of experience of filing applications for a general visitor visa UK and we leave no stones unturned in our pursuit to ensure approval of your visa.

 

How to Apply for UK Visa to Ensure Approval?

A sequential process that guides you through the process of completing a General Visitor Visa application and obtaining approval.

Make Sure You Apply for UK Visa that is Right for You

Applying for the right visa is very important because if your activities do not align with the visa type that you are applying for, then your visa may get rejected. When applying for a general visitor visa UK, you must make sure that you have one or more of the following activities in mind.

  1. You are traveling to the UK for leisure, you want to visit family and friends or take a holiday.
  2. You are traveling for business. However, you should make sure that your business-related activities fall within the range allowed by your UK Visitor Visa.
  3. You are traveling to the UK to receive private medical treatment.

If your purpose of traveling to the UK is any of the above mentioned, then you can apply for the general visitor visa UK. Our experts here at UKVisaConsultants can help you with your UK visa application to ensure that nothing remains questionable. This elevates the chances of a successful UK visa application of the general visitor visa UK.

Moreover, you may also keep in mind that the UK visitor visa, also known as the general visitor visa UK, has now replaced the following types of UK visas that you could previously apply for separately. Now, if your make a UK visa application for the UK visitor visa, your purpose of travel may be any of those as defined under these visa types

Apply for UK Visa for Business Purposes

If you apply for a general visitor visa UK, then you may be able to partake in business activities. However, the UK visitor visa from Pakistan allows only a limited kind of business activity in the UK. Your subject to a strict set of rules that define what you can and cannot do in the UK on the general visitor visa UK for business.

Here some of the activities you can participate in, in the UK, if you apply for a general visitor visa UK.

  1. You can travel to the UK on the general visitor visa for a conference. A business gathering or a training session.
  2. You are traveling to the UK to take part in an event. This may be a sport or any other kind of event.
  3. As an academic, you are traveling to the UK on the UK visitor visa to partake in research activity.
  4. Academic professional, you may travel to UK an adviser or mentor to students who came in for an exchange program.
  5. As a medical professional, doctor or dentist, you traveling to UK assume a position on clinical attachment or observer’s post.
  6. You planning to get funding to start a business or take over a business that is previously operational in UK.

When you apply for UK visa for visit, you entitled to partake in all the above activities if your purpose of traveling caters to work or business.

You get a visa while applying for UK visa while confirming eligibility criteria and complying with UK Visitor Visa requirements.

How Long Does It Take After You Apply for UK Visa for Decision?

Generally, it takes 3 weeks until you hear about the decision that the home office has made on your application. However, when you apply for UK visa from Pakistan, the time may differ. The time may also differ depending on your travel history and the complexity of your case.

However, UkVisaConsultants comply with the requirements of the home office and proposes when applying for UK visit visa. you should do so 3 months before your tentative date of travel. A UK Visitor Visa in Pakistan is applied in the same way as when applying from another country. But at UKVisaConsultants, we make sure to apply for UK visa for you while complying with all requirements. We ensuring that you do not have to consider applying for a judicial review. Applying for a judicial review can be a more difficult process. But UKVisaConsultants also offer services in that regard. We have the expertise to handle just about any kind of situation that you are into.

What are the Visitor Visa UK fees?

The UK Visitor visa fees paid at the time when you apply for UK visa. The fee for the standard visitor visa is £95. However, You may have to pay more depending on how long you will receive your UK visitor visa

If you apply for UK visa from Pakistan for visiting that is valid for 3 years, you pay £361. On the other hand, if you apply for UK visitor visa that valid for 5 years you pay £655. Lastly, if you apply for UK visitor visa from Pakistan that is valid for 10 years you will pay £822.

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