Applying for a visa is one of the most important steps to take when looking to move to the UK – and it can feel like one of the most complicated. Working with QualitySolicitors’ specialist lawyers, you can be certain of the very best advice presented in a straightforward way.

There are many different types of visa and being aware of each is important. It can depend on whether you are looking to live and work, simply visit or are planning to study in the UK. Some visas are points based whilst others are not. Points based visas form part of a system where levels or tiers are used. Each tier has different requirements - you need to understand how you fit with these requirements before you apply. If you are applying for a visa that falls outside of the points based system, it is still important to understand what is expected of you and the terms of your visa.

Moving to a new country is exciting – but it can also be daunting. Working with our Immigration specialists means you are receiving the very best knowledge and advice. QualitySolicitors’ lawyers use their extensive experience to make applying for your visa as straightforward as possible. Once we understand your situation we advise on the best approach to take. We explain things simply, discuss any problems and make sure you know what your options are. We are clear about likely timescales and costs. And importantly you know that our lawyers can be trusted to try and achieve your desired outcome.

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You can apply and pay for most UK visas online. The specific documents you need to provide will depends on the type of visa you are applying for. Still, in general, you will need a valid passport, bank statement and evidence of your accommodation.

If you have dependents with you, they will need to apply and pay for their own individual visa applications.

There are different types of visas depending on where you come from, why you want to come to the UK, how long you want to stay and your personal skills and circumstances. Types of visas include, but are not limited to, Study visas, Family visas, Visitor visas, Work visas, and Business visas.

A Standard Visitor visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to 6 months. On this visa, you can visit the UK for tourism, business or study (course up to 6 months duration).You cannot do the following:

1. Do paid or unpaid work for a UK company or as a self-employed person.

2. Claim public funds (benefits)

3. Live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent/successive visits.

4. Marry or register a civil partnership, as this requires an application for a Marriage Visitor visa.

Firstly, check that a visa is needed and the type of visa you need to apply for. Depending on your nationality, you may not need a visa to visit the UK.

When you apply for a visa, you will need to prove your identity and provide documents to show your eligibility. This can be done by appointment at your nearest visa application centre or by using the UK Immigration: ID Check smartphone app.

You can reapply for your application by addressing the grounds of refusal with new evidence, and it will be treated as a new application.

If your visa application is denied, your letter will explain the reason why. The letter will also explain if you have the right to an administrative review which can take more than 6 months to decide on. Click here to find out how to ask for a visa administrative review..

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