Top Tips for applying for a Multiple Entry Visit Visa to the UK

You can apply for a multiple entry visit visa to enable you to frequently enter the UK on a long-term basis. Many non-visa nationals who need to regularly come to the UK are especially advised to apply for a multiple entry visit visa, in order to avoid any issues they may encounter at the border. LEXVISA Immigration Team has a vast amount of experience in preparing multiple entry visit visa applications and knowledge and understanding of the required documentation that is required in order for the application to be a success.

What is a Multiple Entry Visit Visa?

The Multiple Entry Visit Visa allows non-EEA nationals to come to the UK regularly or 2 years, 5 years or 10 years. Applicants must meet all the General Visitor rules relevant to their visit and prove to the Home Office that they have a genuine intention to visit on a regular basis. Multiple entry visitors must also demonstrate the following:

  1. That they have a credible ongoing reason to visit
  2. Must show stability of personal and economic circumstances – as far as possible, an applicant’s financial circumstances and ties to their home country should be unlikely to change significantly during the validity of the visa; and
  3. Travel history showing the Applicant has been compliant with UK’s or any other country’s immigration laws.

The Home Office application fee for a multiple entry visit visa will depend on the length of the visa and multiple entry visit visas must be made from outside of the UK.

What are the Dos and Don’ts of a Multiple Entry Visit Visa?

There are certain activities which multiple entry visit visa holders can and cannot do. Some of these activities are outlined below:

Permitted Activities:

  • Stay in the UK for up to 6 months;
  • Partake in tourist and leisure activities;
  • Receive privately funded medical treatment;
  • Study for up to 30 days; and
  • Undertake certain business activities.

If you are under 18 years old when you apply for a multiple entry visit visa, your visa will only be valid for up to 6 months after you turn 18.

Prohibited Activities:

  • Engage in paid or unpaid work in the UK;
  • Make the UK your primary place of home – i.e. spend longer in the UK than your country of residence;
  • Receive public funds;
  • Marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership.

Please note that this is not an exhaustie list and it is advised that Applicants seek legal advice from our immigration solicitors before submitting a multiple entry visit visa application.

Using Legal Representation to apply for a Multiple Entry Visit Visa

Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to submit a Multiple Entry Visit Visa application.

Caseworkers at the Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your application succeeds, all necessary documents must be provided.

This can be a significant administrative task and you will need to submit the correct documentary evidence. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.

Successful Multiple Entry Visit Visa Applications

Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of your immigration status and the merit of your visa and immigration application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation of your immigration and visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.

We are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients.  We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.

Preparation is the key to successful immigration applications. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.

Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.

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