Visiting the UK

UK immigration law is constantly changing and, therefore, specialist advice is essential.

There may be many reasons why people want to visit the UK. For example: coming on holiday; visiting family and friends in the UK; entering a civil partnership or getting married in the UK; getting private medical treatment; attending a short course or conducting business. Whatever your reason for visiting, it is worth seeking expert immigration advice in advance to make sure that you can enter the UK as you would want.

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If you do not demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of leave to enter the UK as a visitor, your application for a UK visa may be refused or you may be refused leave to enter at the border. Appealing a refusal (if possible) or making a fresh application will involve unnecessary delay and further costs.

The Home Office provides Guidance giving further information in respect of the relevant requirements. However, it is important to note that the words used in this Guidance and the Immigration Rules are not always interpreted in the way you would interpret them. Some apparently ordinary words may have a different or specific meaning when applied by the Home Office or once clarified by the tribunals and courts.

Unfortunately, if you make a serious mistake in your application (however innocent or unintentional), not only that your application may be refused but you may also be banned from the UK for up to 10 years. Due to the potential exchange of information between different countries, an application refused by the UK Home Office may also affect your chances of getting a visa for other countries. It is, therefore, always much better to properly prepare and invest in the initial application. This should secure a positive and desired outcome first time and avoid significant negative consequences (including extra costs, delays, stress and bans) for failing to do so.

Investing in specialist knowledge will enable you to make an informed decision as to how to proceed. It could also prevent you from making costly mistakes or missing opportunities. If you need advice on UK visas and immigration, contact our expert team of immigration solicitors today.

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Unfortunately, if you make a serious mistake in your application (however innocent or unintentional), not only that your application may be refused but you may also be banned from the UK for up to 10 years. Due to the potential exchange of information between different countries, an application refused by the UK Home Office may also affect your chances of getting a visa for other countries. It is, therefore, always much better to properly prepare and invest in the initial application. This should secure a positive and desired outcome first time and avoid significant negative consequences (including extra costs, delays, stress and bans) for failing to do so.

Investing in specialist knowledge will enable you to make an informed decision as to how to proceed. It could also prevent you from making costly mistakes or missing opportunities. If you need advice on UK visas and immigration, contact our expert team of immigration solicitors today.

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Vladimir is a Level 3 (Immigration Law Advanced) Law Society accredited immigration solicitor.

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