Our immigration experts will ensure you have the right visa for your visit to the UK

You can apply for a visa to visit the UK, but there are restrictions on what you can do and how long you can stay.

  • It’s important you comply with the restrictions, as non-compliance can have serious consequences.
  • Our expert immigration team will be happy to explain and guide you through the process, and help you apply for your visa with confidence.

You might want to visit the UK for a variety of reasons: as a tourist, to see family, for business as an entertainer or sportsperson, to receive private medical treatment or to get married. There are rules about what you can and cannot do in the UK as a visitor and how long you can stay, and they can be unclear.

If you come to the UK as a visitor you are generally allowed to stay for up to six months. However, you can apply for a long-term visit visa for a period of one, two five or ten years, although you will only be allowed to stay for a cumulative period of up to six months in a year.

It’s important you fully understand what your visa allows you to do while you are in the UK. The immigration rules have been revised recently, so it is all too easy to breach your visa conditions. If you do, you may be removed or refused entry to the UK in the future for up to one, five or ten years.

This makes it crucial to ensure you have the right visa for your visit. Our immigration experts will discuss this with you and help you through the application process, making sure your everything is correct and complies with all the requirements. We’ll explain every step and give you advice whenever you need it, to help you apply for your visa and enter the UK with confidence.

Our expert team are based across our offices in Southampton, London, Lymington, Guildford, Richmond and Woking and we offer specialist support to clients nationally and internationally.

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