UK GENERAL VISITOR VISA APPLICATION FROM PAKISTAN
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 visit friends must apply under this category that is General UK Visitor Visa. It is one of the types of UK Visit Visas.
Requirements And Documents For UK General Visitor Visa
The requirements and documents to apply for UK visa are the same as Visitor Visa UK and these can be discussed with our UK Visa Consultants. 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 and not intend to receive private medical treatment.
Types Of General Visitor Visa UK
There are different types of General Visitor Visa UK, for example, Long Term Visa UK where you can apply for 2 to 10 years of UK 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 for 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.
General Visitor Visa Refusal
Most visas are refused under the General Visitor Visa category for the reason 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.
No Right Of Appeal Against General Visit Visa UK Refusal
Although there is no right of appeal against the refusal of UK General Visit Visa application from Pakistan however there is nothing to be worried about. The Family Visitor Visa Application refusal can still be appealed 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 UK General Visit Visa Application Refusal From Pakistan
An application for permission to apply for Judicial Review must be logged in the Upper Tribunal of the Asylum & Immigration Chamber or the High Court, as the case may be within 3 months of the date of the refusal of the UK visa application. A pre-action protocol must be served on the UK Home Office before initiating a Judicial Review application.
How UK Visa Consultants Can Help You With UK General Visit Visa Application Or Refusal Of General Visit Visa Application
We are one of the leading Visa & Immigration Consultants Lawyers in Lahore, Pakistan. Our UK Immigration and Visa Consultancy firm is centrally located in Phase 2 DHA Lahore Pakistan. For our Office directions, please click here. Haly Tower in DHA Lahore is a well known landmark and there is plenty of basement parking area available for our clients. Our client can benefit from valet service when they arrive. Please give us a call before you arrive so that our friendly and helpful staff can give you our office directions and other details.
There are many individuals and Visa Consultants providing UK Visa Consultancy in Lahore Pakistan however we specialize in Visa and Immigration Services. Our UK Immigration Lawyers in Lahore Pakistan are professional, reliable, and trustworthy. Our UK Immigration Consultants provide the best customer service, confidentiality, and reliable advice to our clients. We take pride in protecting the best interest of our clients.
Initial Consultation for UK Visa Applications
It is our SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to offer paid visa initial consultations who wish to apply for UK visas. This enables us to gauge prospects of your UK Visa & Immigration matter and accordingly decide if we can assist you. If we, after the UK visa consultation, believe that we can prepare your UK Visa Application or appeal against UK Visa refusal, we then quote our fee. Our fees depend on the time we anticipate to prepare your UK Visa Application therefore these vary for everyone. Rest assured we do not surprise our clients with any hidden charges. Clients can visit our offices or take initial consultation via WhatsApp, FacTime, Zoom, Skype, GoogleMeet, and other platforms. We have been successfully advising our clients across the globe for the last 15 years.
Preparation of UK Visa Application
Our expert UK Visa Consultants in Lahore Pakistan is equipped with the latest and modern technology. We analyze our clients’ personal, familial and financial circumstances. We advise our clients on the required documentation for their UK Visa application, prepare draft letters of support, cover letter, and document checklist, etc. Our UK Immigration Lawyers in Lahore Pakistan are experts in UK Visas & Immigration. Call us today to book your initial consultation with us either in person or remotely.
Refusal of UK Visa application
We have successfully overturned many UK visa refusals by appealing the decisions in the UK. Our expert UK Visa Consultants in Lahore have the necessary knowledge and expertise to direct you in the right direction.
FAQs – Tourist Visit Visa Application
One of the requirements you must satisfy for the grant of a UK visit visa is to show that you have sufficient funds to maintain yourself for the duration of your stay. This is of course linked to your personal circumstances. You must be able to show that you have sufficient funds to pay for your maintenance. The law does not set any minimum amount you must have in your account. Having a large bank balance does not necessarily mean that you have sufficient funds; neither is a low bank balance dispositive of insufficient funds.
The officer will look at your Visa Application Form (VAF) and any financial supporting documents to assess whether you have sufficient funds
The following list is for general purposes. Documents are advised according to the applicant’s personal circumstances. No two applicants can have the same list of documents for UK visitor visa. It is interesting to know that at time the same applicant will need different documents if they were to re-apply after some time.
Following documents must be enclosed with your UK Visitor visa application from Pakistan:
- Your Valid Passport. It must be valid for three more months beyond the date you plan to leave the UK after your trip. It must also have at least one blank page for the visa.
- Proof you have the financial means to cover the living costs while in the UK. This may be your bank statements for the last six months, or pay slips for the same period.
- Proof of accommodation. You will need to present a document that shows where you will be accommodated while in the UK. Note that you do not have to fully pay a hotel/hostel in UK before getting the visa, just to get such a document.
- Biometric information. If you are applying for a visa that lets you stay in UK for more than 6 months, you will need to submit your biometric information. This includes giving your fingerprints and a digital photograph taken at the appropriate application center.
- UK visa invitation letter. (If applicable). If you will be staying over at a friend or a family member, then you should submit a letter of invitation. Your host must be a UK national or a legal resident.
- Certified translations of any document that is not in English.
Well Getting Tourist visa is not difficult process, all you need to understand is the proper procedure to apply for UK tourist visa. If your application and supporting documents are in accordance with relevant Immigration rule, you will get UK tourist visa.
Some people say it is difficult to obtain UK tourist visa from Pakistan. The UK Visas and Immigration UKVI receive thousands of visa applications every year that do not meet visa requirements. The UK visitor visa refusal rate is very high. It’s applicant’s responsibility to make sure that they are eligible and meet the UK visa requirements. A UK visa refusal can be an unavoidable hindrance down the line. At UK Visa Consultants, we are expert in UK Visa and Immigration Rules. We have successfully handled UK Tourist visa applications for our clients. In case of UK tourist visa refusal, we can advise our clients on how to appeal UK visa refusal by way of Judicial Review.
The UK 6-month visa fee from Pakistan is ₨ 21034 (£95). (Oct 2020)
A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.
The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length:
- 2 years – £361
- 5 years – £655
- 10 years – £822
And the fee for 2, 5 and 10-year UK visit visa applications in Pakistani Rupees are ₨79,928/-, ₨145,022/- and ₨181,998/-, respectively. Moreover, the UK priority visit visa application fees in Pakistan are higher for processing a visitor visa applications within 5-working days instead of 3 weeks.
Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from Pakistan for all short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 working days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from Pakistan with priority services is normally within 5-7 working days. Here it is important to note that UKVI’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from Pakistan is 12 weeks.
If you are going to apply for a UK visit visa from Pakistan then you should enclose 6 months bank account statement. The question of how much Bank statement is required for UK Visit Visa depends on your personal circumstances in Pakistan and stay in the UK. It is advised that you seek legal advice if you are uncertain whether your bank statements demonstrate sufficient funds for visiting the UK and that it truly reflects your financial circumstances in Pakistan. Shadow economy in Pakistan is one of the main reasons why applicants are refused UK Visa on the basis of their bank statements. We at UK Visa Consultants truly understand business and financial affairs of businesses in Pakistan and we know how to satisfy the Visa Officer about your financial circumstances.
If you are applying for a UK tourist visa or UK short stay visa, you can start your application online on gov.uk
To apply for UK visa you must go through these simple steps:
- Chose the right UK visa type,
- Complete the online application form,
- Collate the required documents for a UK visa application,
- Schedule UK visa appointment.