Visitor Visa Requirements: What You Need to Know
UK Visitor visa
Applying for a UK Visitor Visa can seem like a daunting task, but with the right information and preparation, you can increase your chances of success. At Move Up, we understand the importance of having all the necessary documents and information for your application.
When applying for a UK Visitor Visa, some of the key documents you will need to provide include:
- A valid passport or travel document
- A recent passport-sized photograph
- Proof of your current employment or education status
- Proof of your financial means and accommodation arrangements
- A detailed itinerary of your planned trip
- A letter of invitation from any friends or family members you plan to visit in the UK (if applicable)
It is important to note that these requirements may vary depending on your specific circumstances, and additional documents may be required.
Another common mistake when applying for a UK Visitor Visa is not providing enough information to support your application. This includes not providing enough information about your travel plans, financial situation, and reasons for visiting the UK. It is important to be as detailed and transparent as possible in your application to increase your chances of success.
At Move Up, we have a team of experts who can assist you with your UK Visitor Visa application. We can help you gather the necessary documents, provide guidance on what information to include in your application, and even help you avoid common mistakes. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you secure your UK Visitor Visa.
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Short term visitor visas
Any stay in the UK longer than 48 hours requires a UK visitor visa.
Stays less than 48 hours need to consider the UK’s transit visa.
Cost effective alternatives?
The UK’s visitor visa is issued for a minimum 6 month period. There is no shorter (or cheaper) option for short stays in the UK.
Also, we are sorry to say that there are no discounts available for minors or retired applicants (unfortunately). Flat rate applies to each visa applicant.
New born babies have to pay the same rate as an adult applicant.
Visitor Visa’s for South Africans
While the Americans adopted a “face to face” interview approach, the British have adopted a paper based application approach. It enables the Entry Clearance Officers to thoroughly process evidence presented, as opposed to making a decision on spot. Obviously this approach also removes “biased decision making”.
To complicate this simple process further, the British have insisted on internet based applications before being able to hand in supporting documents.
What the visa offers?
The 6 month visitor visa offers non-European (also known as South African) passport holders permission to enter the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) for a maximum period of 6 months.
This visa grants multi-entrance permission for the duration of its issue. This means that South Africans are free to enter and exit the UK as much as they like for the duration that the visa has been granted for.
Alternative types of 6 month Visitor Visas
To find out more about the various types of visitor visa categories, take a look at our Special Visitor Visas.
The Next Step
Try our free online application. We ask that you complete one form, once.
From there, we take care of the rest.
Our online form initiates a free assessment, conducting both feasibility and eligibility assessments. From there, we address solutions applicable in the case presented.
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