Earlier today we received the wonderful news that a client’s (the Applicant) UK Standard Visitor Visa application had been successful. In our initial consultation with the Applicant’s daughter-in-law (also the Sponsor), we had explored the options available to the Applicant and agreed to prepare a UK Standard Visitor Visa application. We were instructed that the Applicant had never travelled outside of her home country prior to this application. We knew from the outset that this would be a difficult UK Standard Visitor Visa application as we had to ensure all the UKVI requirements were satisfied under Appendix V of the Immigration Rules. Our team of solicitors and barristers successfully guided the Applicant to a successful UK Standard Visitor Visa application.
The case for a UK Standard Visitor Visa application
The Applicant was an Indian national residing in her home country. The Applicant had expressed her intention to visit the UK for a short period to visit her son and the Sponsor. The Applicant had not seen her son since he travelled to the UK on an Entry Clearance Spouse Visa. We are instructed that the Applicant’s son had married the Sponsor in India in 2016. In our initial consultation with the Sponsor, we had been informed that the Applicant had no previous travels outside her home country but was refused a Canadian Visitor Visa. Our solicitors assessed the Applicant’s circumstances in accordance with Appendix V of the Immigration Rules and decided that the Applicant was eligible to apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa. After speaking to our specialist immigration team, the Applicant instructed us to prepare an Entry Clearance UK Standard Visitor Visa Application.
Requirements for a UK Standard Visitor Visa Application
You can apply for a UK Standard Visitor Visa application if you wish to travel to the UK for a short period not exceeding 6 months unless you have opted for a long-term Standard Visitor Visa. Applicants can also apply for a long-term UK Standard Visitor Visa application, this will be valid for 2, 5 or 10 years and allows multiple entries to the UK. The UK Standard Visitor Visa has replaced the former General Visit Visa application it is, therefore, important to make your intentions of visiting the UK clear to the Home Office from the outset or you may not be able to demonstrate that you are a genuine visitor and your application may be refused.
To meet the requirements of UK Standard Visitor Visa:
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Applicants must plan to visit the UK for a maximum of 6 months and leave at the end of that period (unless you are applying for a long-term UK Standard Visitor Visa).
- Applicants must be able to show that you have enough money to support your stay in the UK and be able to accommodate yourself.
Our solicitors and barristers have a proven method of submitting successful UK Standard Visitor Visa applications to the UKVI and are proud of our very high success rate with UK visa applications.
How we can assist in submitting a successful UK Standard Visitor Visa Application
Our solicitors and barristers successfully guided the Applicant through the UK Standard Visitor Visa application process and prepared outstanding legal representations which focused on the purpose of the Applicant’s visit. In addition to this, our solicitors and barristers focussed on ensuring that sufficient evidence was gathered demonstrating a genuine intention to visit and ties and connections to her country of residence. Our solicitors worked closely with the Applicant and Sponsor to ensure they were able to collate all the mandatory documents required for the Applicant’s application. It was essential that a properly executed application that met all the requirements was submitted as the couple had already planned the Applicant’s visit to the UK. In addition to the legal representations, our team of solicitors also provided multiple substantial reviews of her documents to ensure that Applicant submits the correct documentary evidence in the correct format, which meets the Home Office’s requirements. We also prepared and assisted the Applicant with the online visa application form.
Using Legal Representation to Prepare a UK Standard Visitor Visa Application
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 UK Standard Visitor 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 UK Standard Visitor Visa 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 UK Standard Visitor Visa Application meets the Immigration Rules.
Successful UK Standard Visitor 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 immigration status and the merit of your UK Standard Visitor Visa Application before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration department. We can assist you with the preparation and submission of your UK Standard Visitor 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. 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 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 to discuss your UK Standard Visitor Visa Application.
Contact our London immigration solicitors on 02071830570 or complete our contact form.