UK General Visit Visa

There are four kinds of visit visas.

• Standard
• Marriage/civil partnership
• Permitted paid engagements
• Transit visa
• Standard visa

A standard visit visa is also known as a visitor visa or tourist visa.

A tourist seeking to visit the UK must be able to show that

• s/he intends to leave the UK at the end of their visit;
• s/he can support themselves and any dependents;
• s/he has sufficient funds for their return journey.

A tourist visa allows the visitor to remain in the UK for up to 6 months. It cannot be extended beyond this. If it has been granted for less than six months it can be extended whilst the holder has valid leave.

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