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UK Visit Visa: Short Stay description

You should use this product if you or any dependants are wanting to visit the UK for a short period. You can apply for single entry visit visas or multi entry visit visas. There are three long-term standard visas which are for 2, 5 or 10 years. You can only stay for a maximum period of 6 months during each visit. You should use this product you wish to come to the UK for leisure purposes, for example for a holiday, for tourism, to visit friends and family, attend a wedding and so on.

To be eligible to apply under this route you need to meet the following requirements;

  • You need to prove that you will leave the UK at the end of your visit.
  • You need to prove that you are able to support yourself and any dependents. for the duration of your trip.
  • You should be able to show that you can pay for your return flights.



  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Identity Documents
  4. The rules and how I meet them
  5. Part v3. Suitability requirements for all visitors
  6. Part v4. Eligibility requirements for visitors (standard)
  7. Representations under Article 8 ECHR
  8. Application conclusion


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This is an application to join a spouse in the UK. That spouse must already be present and settled in the UK, either as a British citizen or with Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Those who wish to apply for a spouse visa must be outside the UK. The applicant must be able to demonstrate that they are married to a person who is residing in the UK, either as a British citizen or as a person with ILR in the UK. The applicant must demonstrate that their relationship with their spouse is genuine and subsisting and that they intend to live together permanently in the UK. To apply for a partner to join you in the UK, please be aware you must meet the financial requirements of £18,600 and must provide sufficient evidence of your subsisting relationship. If your spouse or civil partner is not currently employed you may still be able to meet the rules if either you or your partner have a confirmed job offer and can prove that there will be credible prospective earnings from the sustainable employment or self-employment. Alternatively your spouse or civil partner can rely on cash savings if they have a sustainable amount. [Extremely important tip: A separate application will need to be completed and a separate appointment booked for each applicant applying. For example, if you are applying for yourself and 2 children, you will need to complete 3 forms and book 3 appointments]. [Check whether you need to submitted a valid TB certificate to show that you are free from Tuberculous].
[Tip: if either you or your husband/wife/partner have been married before, provide evidence of the divorce, such as the Decree Absolute. See example below] [Extremely important tip: If you are bringing a child with you whose other parent is not your spouse/civil partner that you are joining in the UK, you will need to make sure that you provide evidence that you have sole responsibility for your child and that they are free to leave the UK with you. Examples of evidence to include are listed below:
  • Death certificate for your child’s other parent to show they are deceased
  • A written statement (translated into English if not written in English) from your child’s other parent, confirming that they give full permission for you to take the child out of their home country and to live in the UK permanently – to show they do not object to their child leaving the UK
  • Evidence that you have sole responsibility for that child and that their other parent plays no role in their life and upbringing, such as evidence from the child’s school, GP, dentist etc that you are the only parent responsible for the child, letters from friends and family in your home country confirming that you care for the child alone, Court Order to show other parent has no access to the child.
You can get a rough idea as to whether you can meet the required immigration rules by completing one of our application eligibility assessments. However, please note that if you pass the assessment it only means that you may meet most of the specified immigration requirements for that particular type of application. A pass mark only indicates that it is more likely than not that you will meet the legal requirements,  as such your application has a reasonable chance of being granted. Successful assessment results are a guide only. However, if you require peace of mind once you have prepared your DIY UK application you can get it checked by our lawyers for only £99.00.

You can download a Microsoft Word editable version of the template and open it.  Once it is open you can edit it by simply replacing the highlighted red content with your own information. To download the template click on the download icon button in the top right hand side of the example application you chose.  You can also print and share the application cover letter example by clicking on the print or share icons. Once you complete your application you can then upload it to your my account area for later use or to use as part of the application checking service process.

All the recommend editable fields are underlined and in a red front colour. Simply replace the template content with your own specific information. We do not recommend editing text that does not require editing as you could be changing important legal content. We recommend that you should only change the underlined and red text. However, if you feel that other changes are required and you are confident that the required changes will not have a negative impact on the overall strength of your application, then make those changes.  In such circumstances we would recommend getting your completed application checked by one of our lawyers before you submit it.

Our document checklist is designed to help you identify the majority of the documents needed for your proposed application. However, there may be times when for whatever reason you cannot provide everything on the checklist. In those circumstances you should provide what you can and explain in your application cover letter why you cannot provide the other documents. Please note that some documents are required for the application to be deemed valid. Failure to provide those documents will invalidate your application.

Our document checklists are not an exhaustive list. You may find that you have other documents that you feel would help your application. If that is the case then add the further document(s) but only after you have carefully considered the impact those documents could have on your proposed application. You should not submit any document(s) that contradict any aspect of your current or previous applications.

An application index is a list of all pages included within your proposed application. It also contains helpful details as to where a particular document can be found. It can be very useful when you have a large number of documents to submit with your application. 

We endeavour to keep all our templates and document checklist up to date. In particular, we will always aim to immediately update them in circumstances where the law has has change and the template and or document check list would require updating.

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Our application checking services are provided by experienced UK Immigration lawyers.  They will review your application cover letter, online application and your index of the proposed documents you intend to submit in support of your application.  They will then provide independent assessment report that will highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of your proposed application.

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