We received some good news earlier today that our clients (“the Applicants) 5-year Multiple Entry Visitor visa applications had been approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). We had previously assisted the Applicants with their 2-year Multiple Entry Visitor visas in 2018. In our initial consultation with the Applicants, we explained to them the requirements for a Multiple Entry Visit visa under the Immigration Rules. Our Immigration Team prepared a well-executed application with strong legal representations in support of the Applicants application. Our immigration team specialises in all UK immigration applications and the team has a high success rate to show for their expertise.
Background to Multiple Entry Visit visas
The Applicants (husband and wife) were nationals of the United States of America. Over the years, the Applicants had regularly visited the UK for leisure. The Applicants were settled in the USA where they had their family, business, and properties. Under normal circumstances, nationals from the USA are not required to apply for a visa before travelling to the UK for a short visit. However, the Applicants had encountered problems with the UK Border Agency back in 2016 and were advised to apply for a visa before arriving to the UK to avoid problems in the future. Our immigration team prepared the applications pursuant to the requirements under the Immigration Rules and the Applicants applications were granted within a few weeks from the date of their biometric appointments.
What is a Multiple Entry Visit visa?
A Multiple Entry Visit visa allows an Applicant to enter the UK multiple times for up to 6 months per visit for the validity of the visa. Unlike the Standard Visitor visa, it does not limit the Applicant to a single entry. A Multiple Entry Visitor visa may be issued for a 2, 5 or 10 year period.
How to apply for a Multiple Entry Visit visa?
In order to apply for a Multiple Entry Visit visa Applicants must meet the requirements under Immigration Rules Appendix V: Visitor. Applicants must provide evidence that they plan to visit the UK as genuine visitors and have a valid reason for multiple entries instead of a single entry. The main requirements for a Multiple Entry Visit visa are that:
- Applicants must provide detailed information about their intention to visit with a valid explanation as to why they require a Multiple Entry Visit visa instead of a Standard Visit (single entry) visa;
- Applicants must provide detailed information about their ties and connections to their home country and the UK such as family and business interests;
- Applicants must provide evidence that they will leave the UK at the end of their visit;
- Applicants must show that there is sufficient funds available for a return journey and any other costs relating to their visit such as accommodation; and
- Visitors must have proof of any business or other activities they want to do in the UK, as allowed by the Immigration Rules.
All of the above will be considered by a caseworker when assessing an application. A caseworker will make a decision after reviewing the supporting documents and it is imperative the correct documents are submitted to avoid a negative decision.
How long does it take to receive a decision on Multiple Entry Visit visa application?
The Multiple Entry Visit visa application must be submitted online before travel arrangements are made. You will be required to show your visa stamp on arrival. As a part of the applications, Applicants must book an appointment at a visa application centre where they would need to submit their identity documents and supporting documents. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. You should receive a decision within 3 weeks. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some decisions may be delayed.
How much does a Multiple Entry Visit visa application cost?
The Home Office visa application fee for a Multiple Entry Visit visa varies from £361 to £822 and the fee you are required to pay will be based on how many years you apply for. There is no Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for this category. It is possible to pay an additional fee to the visa application centre to have the visa application fast-tracked. We have listed below the current fees for Multiple Entry Visit visas:
- If you wish to apply for a 2-year Multiple Entry Visit visa the fee is £361: or
- If you wish to apply for a 5-year Multiple Entry Visit visa the fee is £655; or
- If you wish to apply for a 10-year Multiple Entry Visit visa the fee is £822.
A Standard Visitor visa cost £95 and this will be valid for up to 6 months.
How our immigration solicitors can help submit a Multiple Entry Visit visa application
Our immigration solicitors in London specialise in visa applications and can submit successful Multiple Entry Visit visa applications. Our immigration team prepares applications to the highest standard. We have an impeccable track history of submitting successful visa applications for a range of clients. The key to submitting a successful visa application is being aware of the relevant Immigration Rules and submitting the correct supporting documents. Our immigration solicitors in London guide Applicants through the requirements and prepare detailed legal submissions in support of the application. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provides multiple substantial reviews of the application bundle to ensure that the correct documentary evidence is submitted. We also prepare and assist with the submission of the application.
Using our Immigration Solicitors in London to help submit a Multiple Entry Visit visa application
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration matter. You can instruct one of our immigration and visa legal representatives to successfully assist you with a Multiple Entry Visit visa application. Our solicitors and Barristers will help you comply with the Home Office’s requirements and meet the Immigration Rules.
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, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided.
The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successfully submit a Multiple Entry Visit visa application
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 prospects of submitting a Multiple Entry Visit visa application before your application even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of a Multiple Entry Visit visa application and ensure that you meet all the requirements under the Immigration 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. LEXVISA is just minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice, and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to a successful Multiple Entry Visit visa application. 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.