1.UK Visitor

 UK VisitorVisas allow people to enter the UK for short periods for leisure, to engage in limited business activities, or simly to travel through the Uk en route to elsewhere. This section has 3 pages:

  • Standard Visitor Visa: This visa allows people to enter the UK for travel, tourism, and leisure purposes; as well as short term unpaid business appointments, academic conferences, participating in sporting events or creative/artistic work, and receiving private medical treatment in the UK.
     
  • Permitted Paid Engagement Visa: this visa allows people to enter the UK for up to a month to take part in a paid engagement. Such as a public speaking engagement, chairing a meeting, or attending a conference.
     
  • Who needs a UK visitor visa?: This guide gives details on who needs a visitor visa to enter or travel through the UK.

2.UK Family Visas:

Family visas allow certain family members and dependants of people who already have another type of UK visa to join them in the UK, Different types of UK family visas cover most family members. Married or civil partners, unmarried partners, children, grandchildren, parents, and dependent adult relatives are all covered by UK family visas, and in some cases extended family members may be able to enter the UK as well.

Family Visa Types

Family visas allow certain family members and dependants of people who already have another type of UK visa to join them in the UK, Different types of UK family visas cover most family members. Married or civil partners, unmarried partners, children, grandchildren, parents, and dependent adult relatives are all covered by UK family visas, and in some cases extended family members may be able to enter the UK as well.

  • Family of a Settled Person visa For family members of British citizens and those with permanent residency or indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Family members covered by this visa include married or civil partners, unmarried partners, children, parents, and dependent adult relatives.
     

  • EEA Family Permit For those from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) with an EEA national family member that is either already living in the UK, or planning to travel with them to the UK within 6 months. The visa applicant must apply for this visa from outside of the UK; if they is already in the UK they should apply for another type of family visa instead. Family members covered by this visa include married and civil partners, unmarried partners, children, grandchildren, and dependent parents and grandparents. Family members of the EEA citizen's married or civil partner are also covered by this visa.
     

  • UK Residence Card Similar to the EEA Family Permit, but with slightly different conditions. This visa allows family members and extended family members of a European Economic Area (EEA) national, who is either a permanent UK resident or a 'qualified person', to join them in the UK. Family members covered by this visa include married or civil partners, children, grandchildren, and dependent adult relatives. You must apply as an extended family member if you are an unmarried partner or other relative, such as a sibling. This visa must be applied for from inside of the UK.
     

  • Parent of a Tier 4 Child visa For parents of children aged under 12 who are studying at an independent fee paying UK school. The child must either hold a Tier 4 (Child) Student visa or be in the UK under the immigration rules in place before March 31st, 2009.