Recently, our expert team of Immigration Solicitors were instructed by a client (“the Applicant”) in relation to his visa application as a General Visitor to the UK. The Applicant’s son (“the Sponsor”) is currently in the UK on a Tier 2 General visa and is married to an EEA national who was exercising her Treaty Rights in the UK.
Facts of the UK Visitor Visa Immigration Case
The Applicant’s Sponsor is currently in the UK on a Tier 2 General visa which is due to expire in 2017. For this reason the Sponsor wanted the Applicant to be able to visit him in the UK from time to time whilst the Sponsor is in the UK. The Applicant has never travelled to the UK after failing to obtain a visa in 2014.
In 2014 the Applicant made an application visit the Sponsor in the UK which was subsequently refused. The Entry Clearance Officer was not satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that the Applicant met with all of the requirements of a UK Visitor visa. The Sponsor came to our office in London for a consultation on behalf of the Applicant and admitted that they were unaware of the supporting documents required for her visa application. Our expert Immigration Solicitors assured the Sponsor by giving him a better understanding of the Immigration Rules to enable him to demonstrate that the Applicant does in fact meet the requirements on a UK Visitor visa.
A bespoke tailored documents list was sent out to the Applicant and Sponsor to guide them in demonstrating the Applicant met the requirements under the Immigration Rules. Furthermore, it was important that the documentation demonstrated that the Applicant had every intention of returning home at the end of his trip. Something that the Applicant had failed to show in his last visa application. Our expert Immigration Solicitors at Lexlaw duly prepared the Applicant’s visa application with the requisite supporting documents and made detailed representations to submit with the visa application. We were happy to receive news from the Home Office this month confirming that the Applicant had been granted a 2 year Multi-Visitor visa just in time for when the Applicant was booked to travel to the UK.
Do You Meet the UK Visitor Visa Immigration Requirements?
You can apply for a UK Visitor Visa if you wish to come to the UK to see friends or family or as a tourist. It is possible for family members settled in the UK to sponsor your visit. Entry clearance is mandatory only for visa nationals as non-visa nationals are granted leave to enter as General Visitors upon arrival at a UK port. If you do not under the current Immigration Rules and unsure as to how to demonstrate your eligibility for the UK Visitor visa route we would suggest seeking immigration legal advice for our Solicitors at LexLaw.
In order to be considered eligible for a Visitor Visa you must:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Plan to visit the UK for a maximum of 6 months and leave at the end of that period;
- Be able to show that you have enough money to support your stay in the UK and be able to accommodate yourself; and
- Be able to pay for your return or onward journey.
As mentioned above our expert Immigration Solicitor will be able to assist you with your visa application and queries. We will prepare your visa application and provide you with a bespoke document list tailored to your circumstances and in accordance with the UK immigration rules. We will ensure that all key points are substantiated with documentary evidence thereby leading to a successful application and avoiding unnecessary expense of re submitting your application to the Home Office.
Contact us for successful UK Visitor Visa Application
If you have been refused a visitor’s visa, your appeal rights are limited; please contact our expert immigration team to explore your options in light of the Home Office’s refusal decision.
Our team of experienced and professionally qualified solicitors and barristers will be able to guide you through the process step by step and limit the possibility of failure by complying with the strict letter of the law. Please always call us for a free telephone assessment and free case assessment even if you wish to consider other advisers.
Our Immigration Experts are able to give specialist legal information and advice in this area of law. To contact one of our Immigration Solicitors or Immigration Barristers please complete our legal case assessment form and we will get in touch or call us now on 0845 8622 529 for a free telephone assessment and free case assessment.