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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Only Lawyers admitted as a Solicitor with the Law Society of England & Wales or member of Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner, London (OISC) can give advise & represent the UK Visa & Immigration matter before the Home Office/British Diplomatic Post/Embassy. We suggest all the applicants to ask first about accreditation for Immigration work status while consulting with anyone for Immigration work.

  • It is our policy to undertake work as lawyers where we are fully qualified in the relevant jurisdiction due to the fact that Lawyers have a professional obligation to act in their clients’ best interest and can be professionally disciplined for failure to do so.

  • Because of the complexity of immigration law it is often difficult for laypersons to determine which visa /permit might be best for their particular situation. For example, one type of status might be faster to obtain but might prevent you from bringing relatives. A lawyer can actually save you time and money by looking at your needs and ensuring your chosen immigration status is right for your situation. A lawyer can also make sure your application is as complete and thorough as possible. Incomplete applications may result in untimely delays or rejections.

  • There are many reasons. Here are a few.
    Attorney-assistance: A Lawyer/Solicitor will handle your case, not a paralegal nor any clerk. You will not be passed off to a paralegal after you have hired us, never to hear from your lawyer again.

  • Yes, Mr. Wazir Singh Soni is the Principal Solicitor of Wazir Solicitors & Co who is admitted as a Solicitor with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, UK which is a designated professional body called Law Society of England & Wales. Mr.Wazir Singh Soni is a dual qualified lawyer, Solicitor of England & Wales and also enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana.

  • Yes, we work with local, UK and overseas clients as we understand how difficult it is sometimes for our valued overseas clients to find a quality professional advice overseas.

  • We normally offer our clients fixed fees.

  • Yes, you are required to get appointment prior to meet us, as it saves the precious time of you and us.

  • As British and India Laws qualfiied lawyers, we will do our best and even go that extra mile for you. We can help you with the necessary paperwork that will be needed to ensure that your application meets the Immigration requirements.

    Please expect us to do the following for you, when you instruct us to represent you or a member of your family:

    • Full and professional assessment of your case
    • Advice on whether you should consider a different immigration programme or category
    • Strong and weak points of your application
    • Advice on correct list of documents
    • Advice on evidence required
    • Instructing your sponsor, relative, employer or college (if required)
    • Final check of your documents before submission to the Home Office/British Diplomatic Post/Embassy
    • Creating a professionally looking paginated immigration bundle
    • Drafting representations and cover letters to the Home Office/British Diplomatic Post/Embassy.
    • Working with interpreters (if required)
    • Submission your application to the Home Office/Outside UK British Diplomatic Post
    • Correspondence with the Home Office/British Diplomatic Post as and when required
    • Keeping you updated by post, E-mail or phone on the progress of your application
    • Any further in-country/out-of-country immigration assistance

    We would encourage all applicants to seek professional advise from the beginning. There are many 'hidden' pitfalls in the system and the application forms, which can be avoided with the correct professional advice from the expert Immigration Lawyer.

  • One of the requirements you must satisfy for the grant of a UK visit visa is to show that you have sufficient funds to maintain yourself for the duration of your stay. This is of course linked to your personal circumstances. You must be able to show that you have sufficient funds to pay for your maintenance. The law does not set any minimum amount you must have in your account. Having a large bank balance does not necessarily mean that you have sufficient funds; neither is a low bank balance dispositive of insufficient funds.

    The officer will look at your Visa Application Form (VAF) and any financial supporting documents to assess whether you have sufficient funds

  • The following list is for general purposes. Documents are advised according to the applicant’s personal circumstances. No two applicants can have the same list of documents for UK visitor visa. It is interesting to know that at time the same applicant will need different documents if they were to re-apply after some time.

    Following documents must be enclosed with your UK Visitor visa application from India:

    • Your Valid Passport. It must be valid for three more months beyond the date you plan to leave the UK after your trip. It must also have at least one blank page for the visa.
    • Proof you have the financial means to cover the living costs while in the UK. This may be your bank statements for the last six months, or pay slips for the same period.
    • Proof of accommodation. You will need to present a document that shows where you will be accommodated while in the UK. Note that you do not have to fully pay a hotel/hostel in UK before getting the visa, just to get such a document.
    • Biometric information. If you are applying for a visa that lets you stay in UK for more than 6 months, you will need to submit your biometric information. This includes giving your fingerprints and a digital photograph taken at the appropriate application center.
    • UK visa invitation letter. (If applicable). If you will be staying over at a friend or a family member, then you should submit a letter of invitation. Your host must be a UK national or a legal resident.
    • Certified translations of any document that is not in English.
  • Well Getting Tourist visa is not difficult process, all you need to understand is the proper procedure to apply for UK tourist visa. If your application and supporting documents are in accordance with relevant Immigration rule, you will get UK tourist visa.

  • Some people say it is difficult to obtain UK tourist visa. The UK Visas and Immigration British High Commission in India receive thousands of visa applications every year that do not meet visa requirements. The UK general visitor visa refusal rate is very high. It’s applicant’s responsibility to make sure that they are eligible and meet the UK visa requirements. A UK visa refusal can be an unavoidable hindrance down the line. At Wazir Solicitors, qualified British Lawyers are acquainted with UK Visa and Immigration Rules. We have successfully handled UK General Visitor / Tourist visa applications for our clients. In case of UK visa refusal, we can advise our clients on how to appeal UK visa refusal under due process of law if remedy available.

  • The UK 6-month visa fee from India is £95. (Oct 2020)

    A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.

    The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length:

    • 2 years – £361
    • 5 years – £655
    • 10 years – £822

    And the fee for 2, 5 and 10-year UK visit visa applications in Indian Rupees are approx Rs.36100/-, Rs.65500/- and Rs.82200/-, respectively. Moreover, the UK priority visit visa application fees in India are higher for processing a visitor visa applications within 5 working days instead of 3 weeks.

  • Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from India for all short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 working days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from India with priority or super priority services is normally within 5-7 working days or 24 hours. Here it is important to note that UKVI Home Office’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from India is 12 weeks.

  • If you are going to apply for a UK visit visa from India then you should enclose alteast 6 months bank account statement. The question of how much Bank statement is required for UK Visit Visa depends on your personal as well as financial circumstances in India and stay in the UK. It is advised that you seek legal advice if you are uncertain whether your bank statements demonstrate sufficient funds for visiting the UK and that it truly reflects your financial circumstances in India. Shadow economy in India is one of the main reasons why applicants are refused UK Visa on the basis of their bank statements. We at Wazir Solicitors truly understand business and financial affairs of businesses in India and we know how to satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer about your financial circumstances.

  • If you are applying for a UK tourist visa or UK short stay visa, you can start your application online at` www.gov.uk

    To apply for UK visa you must go through these simple steps:

    • Chose the right UK visa type;
    • Complete the online application form;
    • Collate the required documents for a UK visa application;
    • Schedule UK visa appointment;
  • All UK Visitor Visas are multiple-entry, be aware that the visa is valid from the issue date and you must leave the UK before it expires. You can't stay in UK for more than 180 days in each visit even if you are granted long term 2 years, 5 years or 10 years visitor visa.

  • Following documents must be enclosed with your UK Visitor visa application from India:

    • Your Valid Passport. It must be valid for three more months beyond the date you plan to leave the UK after your trip. It must also have at least one blank page for the visa.
    • Proof you have the financial means to cover the living costs while in the UK. This may be your bank statements for the last six months, or pay slips for the same period and the same documents from your sponsor's if he/she supporting financially.
    • Proof of accommodation. You will need to present a document of your sponsors that shows where you will be accommodated while in the UK.
    • Biometric information. If you are applying for a visa that lets you stay in UK for more than 6 months, you will need to submit your biometric information. This includes giving your fingerprints and a digital photograph taken at the appropriate application center.
    • Invitation Letter / Statutory Sponsorship Declaration of your sponsor showing you will be staying over at a friend or a family member. Your sponsor must be a UK national, settled in UK or a legal resident.
    • Certified translations of any document that is not in English.

    Moreover, other supporting documents will depend on your purpose of Visit to UK and your particular circumstances. Our UK immigration lawyer can guide you best in this regard.

  • On a Family Visitor Visa you can stay in the UK for a maximum of 6 months however bear in mind the duration of stay you have already stated in your UK Visa application and avoid staying longer than that. If you can prove that you need to make repeat visits over a longer period of time to the UK then you may also apply for a long-term visit visa such as for 2, 5 or 10 years. However on each visit you will be allowed to stay for a maximum of 6 months.

  • If you wish to invite a family member or relative, friend to the UK then they would need invitation documents from the Sponsor. Your family member applying for a Standard Visitor Visa should enclose sponsorship letter / invitation letter (depending on the situation).

  • The UK 6-month visa fee from India is £95. (Oct 2020)

    A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.

    The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length:

    • 2 years – £361
    • 5 years – £655
    • 10 years – £822

    And the fee for 2, 5 and 10-year UK visit visa applications in Indian Rupees are approx Rs.36100/-, Rs.65500/- and Rs.82200/-, respectively. Moreover, the UK priority visit visa application fees in India are higher for processing a visitor visa applications within 5 working days instead of 3 weeks.

  • Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from India for all short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 working days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from India with priority or super priority services is normally within 5-7 working days or 24 hours. Here it is important to note that UKVI Home Office’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from India is 12 weeks.

  • There is no precise amount of money that could guarantee the approval of your UK Visit Visa application but in general an applicant must have sufficient funds to cover the duration of his stay and other expenses. Moreover, the financial transactions, their sources and patterns are to be verified and checked by professionals in order to present your case to the UK Home Office / British High Commission in the best manner and have no or little chances of UK Visa application rejection. In addition, the purpose and number of accompanied persons with the main applicant must also be taken into account before preparing your UK Visit Visa application. Other supporting documents shall also be attached in order to confirm your financial position. It is advised that you seek legal advice if you are uncertain whether your bank statements demonstrate sufficient funds for your Family visit visa application.

  • If a person wishes to sponsor / invite their family members or parents; i.e. mother/father to the UK, then right type of UK visa must be applied as there are other family visa application route available under UK Immigration Rules for parents, spouse & children. For a short term or long-term family visitor visa (6 months stay) supporting documents must be attached with the UK Family Visit Visa application that will verify your relation, set amount of required income and other residency requirements. On the other hand, if you wish to sponsor your father/mother or other family member to live with you in the UK then other specific documentary evidence must be provided in order to qualify for the UK adult dependant visa. It is best to seek legal advice as per your specific circumstances and financial position in order to get a UK Visa from India.

  • To apply for UK Family Visitor Visa you must go through these simple steps:

    • Select the right UK visa type;
    • Complete the online application form;
    • Collate the required documents for a UK visa application;
    • Schedule UK visa appointment;
    • Submit your visa application and wait till the decision of your application by UKVI British High Commission;
  • Business visitor visas are intended to allow short-term stay for business activities such as industry conferences, site visits, or training. The maximum you can stay in the UK, at any single time is six months as a business visitor. If you wish to visit the UK on business e.g. attend interviews or conferences, conduct site visits, arrange deals or sign contracts or deliver international goods and/or passengers from abroad, you will need to apply as a business visitor.

  • The visitor visa is the most popular single route for individuals coming to the UK for tourism, visiting family as well as business visits. However you must demonstrate that you intend to visit the UK for a genuine business activity on UK business visa. It is advised that you seek legal advice if you are uncertain whether your purpose for coming to the UK is covered by a UK business visitor visa category.

  • There is no fixed amount of cash specified for UK Business Visit visa. Funds should be adequate for the length of intended stay and enough to maintain and accommodate yourself and any dependants adequately out of resources available to you without recourse to public funds or getting employment.

  • The UK business visitor visa allows foreign nationals to travel to the UK to perform certain business activities. There are a range of business visas available for UK travel, but the business visitor visa specifically falls under the standard visitor visa category. This means that you are allowed to travel to the UK for a short term stay, usually for a period of no longer than six months, for a specific range of business-related activities.

    If you’re coming to the UK for work, you might need to get a different visa to cover your visit. It can take a couple of weeks to go through the visa application process, and you’ll be required to visit a visa application centre to give your biometric data. There are different business visa types available, depending on your needs. A standard visa lasts for 6 months, but you can also apply for a multiple entry visa which can last for anything up to 10 years, allowing stays of up to 6 months at a time.

  • Although there is no rule about the frequency of visits, visitors are not expected to spend in the UK more than 180 days in any 12 months’ period. However you can be stopped at the UK Border if the UK Immigration Officer believes your successive visits are not for business purposes.

  • Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from India for all short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 working days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from India with priority or super priority services is normally within 5-7 working days or 24 hours. Here it is important to note that UKVI Home Office’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from India is 12 weeks.

  • If you have a genuine invitation to perform at one or more specific events, you can come to the UK on an Entertainer visa, which is not valid for more than six months.

    You may qualify for this visa if you are a:

    • Professional entertainer coming to take part in a music competition;
    • Religious entertainer; or
    • Amateur entertainer coming to the UK as an individual performer; or
    • Amateur entertainer coming to the UK as part of a group, for example, a choir or youth orchestra coming for a specific concert; or
    • Amateur or Professional entertainer taking part in a cultural event sponsored by a government, a recognised international organisation or a major art festival, or
    • Professional entertainer taking part in a charity concert or show for which the organisers are not making a profit and no fee is to be paid to the entertainer, or
    • professional entertainer taking part in a charity concert or show for which the organisers are not making a profit and no fee is to be paid to the entertainer. You should make your application at your local British Embassy or Consulate, bringing with you a genuine invitation from the UK events organiser, evidence that you can live in the UK without recourse to public funds, and evidence of your return journey out of the UK;
    • Professional entertainer taking part in a charity concert or show for which the organisers are not making a profit and no fee is to be paid to the entertainer, or

  • Whilst you are here on a Entertainer Visa you are not allowed to receive payment unless it is for performing at a permit free listed festival or if payment is from taking part in a music competition.

    If you are coming to the UK for any other paid performance you will have to apply for a Tier 5 Temporary Work Visa.

  • A person can stay in the UK for a maximum time of 6 months under UK Entertainer Visit visa. However he may be able to extend his stay by switching to the Tier 5 (Temporary Worker: Creative and sporting) visa. If the applicant is able to prove that he/she needs to visit the UK several times over a longer period he/she can also apply for a long term visit visa. A long term visit visa holder can stay for a maximum period of 6 months on each visit while his/her visa can last for 1, 2, 5 or 10 years.

  • An Entertainer Visitor Can't:

    • Get public funds;
    • Take up any kind of work or study in the UK;
    • Get private medical treatment;
    • Marry or register a civil partnership;
    • Live in the UK for extended periods through frequent visits;
    • Get any dependant on his application- they will have to apply separately;
    • Professional entertainer taking part in a charity concert or show for which the organisers are not making a profit and no fee is to be paid to the entertainer, or

  • The UK 6-month visa fee from India is £95. (Oct 2020)

    An Entertainer Visit Visa falls under Standard Visitor visa which costs £95.

    The fee for a long-term Entertainer Visitor visa depends on its length:

    • 2 years – £361
    • 5 years – £655
    • 10 years – £822

    And the fee for 2, 5 and 10-year UK visit visa applications in Indian Rupees are approx Rs.36100/-, Rs.65500/- and Rs.82200/-, respectively. Moreover, the UK priority visit visa application fees in India are higher for processing a visitor visa applications within 5 working days instead of 3 weeks.

  • Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from India for all short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 working days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from India with priority or super priority services is normally within 5-7 working days or 24 hours. Here it is important to note that UKVI Home Office’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from India is 12 weeks.

  • If you are applying for a UK Entertainer visa or UK short stay visa, you can start your application online at www.gov.uk

    To apply for UK visa you must go through these simple steps:

    • Choose the right UK visa type;
    • Complete the online application form;
    • Collate the required documents for a UK visa application;
    • Schedule UK visa appointment;
    • Submit visa application at VFS & provide Biometric and wait till the decision of visa application by UKVI British High Commission;
    • It is strongly advised that not to make any unncessary, unwanted correspondence with UKVI British High Commission during the processing period of visa application unless there is subsequent significant changes arose in your circumstances or you want to widthdraw your application.

  • The Tier-4 Child Student visa category is for non-EEA nationals aged between 4 and 17 years old who wish to study in the UK. If you are aged 18 or over and wish to complete a course of study in the UK then you should apply for a Tier 4 General Student visa instead.

  • One can apply for a Parent of Tier 4 child visa if his/her child is attending an independent fee-paying day school in the UK. The visa usually lasts for 6 or 12 months. Afterwards, a parent can extend the visa for 12 months at a time, as long as he/she continues to meet the eligibility requirements.

    A visa for a shorter period could be granted and the applicant won’t be able to extend the visa if the child is going to:

    • have his/her 12th birthday in the next 12 months; or
    • finishes his/her final year at school in the next 12 months.

    A parent is required to leave the United Kingdom upon expiry of the visa and can’t switch to a different visa category. If the child is staying in education in the UK without the parent then the parent has the responsibility to make necessary arrangements for the ongoing care of the child in the UK.

  • This visa will need to be applied for from the child’s country of residence.

    The applicant must show that they have been accepted onto a course at an independent, fee-paying school. They must also have written consent from their parent or legal guardian.

    Proof of appropriate living funds, which cover the child’s study period in the UK must be provided. In addition, identification documents and a lengthy application form must also be submitted.

  • Tier 4 (Child) student visa is for children between four and 17 years of age who come to the UK to study at an independent fee-paying school.

    Tier 4 (Child) student can come to the UK up to one month before the start date of the course.

    For the parents who send their children to British private schools it may be worth noting that after 10 years of continuous residence in the UK the child may qualify for indefinite leave to remain.

    A Tier 4 (Child) student visa may be extended without the child leaving the country if the existing visa runs out less than one calendar month before the start date of the new course. If the start date of the new course is more than one month after the expiry of the existing visa, the child has to leave the UK and apply for entry clearance from the country of residence.

  • Tier-4 (Child) Student has to demonstrate that funds are available to cover the full fee of the course or that the course fees have been paid.

    It is also required to demonstrate that adequate funds are available for the child’s accommodation.

    The amounts depend on the possible care arrangements for the child.

  • Boarding school fees will include accommodation and maintenance fees. There is no requirement to demonstrate any additional financial requirements.

  • If the child is to be placed with a UK resident carer, the intended carer should have at least £570 per month to look after and accommodate the child for the duration of the course to a maximum of nine months.

    One parent or a legal guardian may accompany a child under the age of 12 to the UK. They need to demonstrate £1560 for each month of the duration of the course for a maximum of nine months, plus any outstanding school fees. Each additional child in the care of the same parent should demonstrate the availability of additional £625 per month for living costs.

    The rules around child student visa may be quite complex and it is important that all extension applications are made in a timely fashion.

  • The visa would normally be granted for the duration of the course. There is no time limit on how long a child can study in the UK from the age of four to the age of eighteen.

  • Visit visas are normally valid for six (6) months, one (1) year, two (2) years and five (5) years. The visas are valid for unlimited journeys within the validity period of the visa. However, applicants of visit visas may only remain in the UK for a maximum of six (6) months on any one visit, or until the visa expires if less than six months. Applicants may not remain (without further permission) in the UK after the “valid until” date on the visit visa, even if this is less than six (6) months.

  • There is no specific limit on the number of visits an applicant can make to the UK, such as a definitive rule which states that a visitor can only remain in the UK for '6 months in 12 month period’ rule. But visitors must not be living in the UK for extended periods because of frequent, successive visits and they cannot live in the UK on a continuous basis even if this is punctuated by short absences from the UK to avoid overstaying.

  • Applicants are not allowed to enter or stay in the United Kingdom to receive free medical treatment from the NHS (National Health Service). They should ensure that they have enough medical insurance to cover their stay in UK.

    However, the applicants while on visitor visa in UK may be able to register with a General Practitioner (GP) in their area and receive free prescribed basic treatment. The GP can decide whether or not to register them. Applicant may not be able to receive the full range of hospital treatment, because they must be a permanent resident or have lived here for a year to qualify for it.

  • Applicants will have the following conditions attached to their leave:

    • No recourse to Public Funds;
    • Intend to leave UK after the end of your stay;
    • No intention to work; or produce goods or study (unless a student visitor);
  • The UK 6-month visa fee from India is £95. (Oct 2020)

    A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.

    The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length:

    • 2 years – £361
    • 5 years – £655
    • 10 years – £822

    And the fee for 2, 5 and 10-year UK visit visa applications in Indian Rupees are approx Rs.36100/-, Rs.65500/- and Rs.82200/-, respectively. Moreover, the UK priority visit visa application fees in India are higher for processing a visitor visa applications within 5 working days instead of 3 weeks.

  • One of the requirements you must satisfy for the grant of a UK visit visa is to show that you have sufficient funds to maintain yourself for the duration of your stay. This is of course linked to your personal circumstances. You must be able to show that you have sufficient funds to pay for your maintenance. The law does not set any minimum amount you must have in your account. Having a large bank balance does not necessarily mean that you have sufficient funds; neither is a low bank balance dispositive of insufficient funds.

    The officer will look at your Visa Application Form (VAF) and any financial supporting documents to assess whether you have sufficient funds

  • You need to fill out the application online and attach the supporting documents. You should also know what things to bring to the UK and what to show at the UK border.

  • Individuals who want to go to the UK with the purpose to undergo a medical treatment have to apply for UK medical visa. Applicants can apply for 6 months UK medical visa for the treatment and it can be extended to 12 months if more time is required for the medical treatment or procedure to complete.

  • The processing time of Private Treatment Visitor visa UK is roughly 3 weeks when the application is made from India.

  • UK medical visa can only be applied for the patient coming to the UK for a medical treatment. An attendant (family members, nurse or friend) can accompany the patient for a medical treatment in the UK. However, the person intending to accompany the patient will have to apply for a UK visitor visa and meet all the visa requirements independently.

  • The UK 6-month visa fee from India is £95. (Oct 2020)

    A Standard Visitor visa costs £95.

    The fee for a long-term Standard Visitor visa depends on its length:

    • 2 years – £361
    • 5 years – £655
    • 10 years – £822

    And the fee for 2, 5 and 10-year UK visit visa applications in Indian Rupees are approx Rs.36100/-, Rs.65500/- and Rs.82200/-, respectively. Moreover, the UK priority visit visa application fees in India are higher for processing a visitor visa applications within 5 working days instead of 3 weeks.

  • European Union and some Non-EU citizens are entitled to free healthcare in the UK. All other Non-European Union citizens will have to pay for medical services in the UK.

  • Health insurance is not required for UK visitor visa application. However its advised to bring travel insurance before visiting UK in order to cover treatement of unexpected medical condition.

  • Tuberculosis test is required for UK visa if individuals are planning to stay in the UK for more than 6 months. It should be noted that only citizens of specified countries require tuberculosis test for UK visa.

  • A person who is invited in the UK to demonstrate his professional expertise for which he would be paid should apply for Permitted Paid Engagement visa.

  • The following list is for general purposes. Documents are advised according to the applicant’s personal circumstances.

    Following documents must be enclosed with your UK visa application from India:

    • Your Valid Passport. It must be valid for three more months beyond the date you plan to leave the UK after your trip. It must also have at least one blank page for the visa.
    • Proof you have the financial means to cover the living costs while in the UK. This may be your bank statements for the last six months, or pay slips for the same period.
    • Proof of accommodation. You will need to present a document that shows where you will be accommodated while in the UK. Note that you do not have to fully pay a hotel/hostel in UK before getting the visa, just to get such a document.
    • Biometric information. If you are applying for a visa that lets you stay in UK for more than 6 months, you will need to submit your biometric information. This includes giving your fingerprints and a digital photograph taken at the appropriate application center.
    • Formal invitation letter from UK Entity or National regarding permitted paid engagement the applicants are going to perform for them in UK
    • Certified translations of any document that is not in English.
  • The UK 6-month visa fee from India is £95. (Oct 2020) which is subject to change by the UKVI Home Office

  • Perhaps, the UK visa processing time from India for all short and long-term visitor visa application is usually within 10-15 working days i.e. 2 to 3 weeks. However, the UK visa processing time from India with priority or super priority services is normally within 5-7 working days or 24 hours. Here it is important to note that UKVI Home Office’s service standard for UK tourist visa processing from India is 12 weeks.

  • If you are going to apply for a UK Permitted Paid Engagement visit visa from India then you should enclose not less than 6 months bank account statement. The question of how much Bank statement is required for UK Visit Visa depends on your personal as well as financial circumstances in India and stay in the UK. It is advised that you seek legal advice if you are uncertain whether your bank statements demonstrate sufficient funds for visiting the UK and that it truly reflects your financial circumstances in India. Shadow economy in India is one of the main reasons why applicants are refused UK Visa on the basis of their bank statements. We at Wazir Solicitors truly understand business and financial affairs of businesses in India and we know how to satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer about your financial circumstances.

  • Yes, you can switch from Tier 4 visa to Spouse visa UK if you get married during the course of Tier 4 student visa and have had met all the requirements of Spouse visa. Non-eligibility of Spouse visa UK would result in a refusal and the applicant might have to leave the UK without their spouse.

  • UK Spouse visa requirements are to be met in order to obtain the visa. These requirements include:

    • Passing the English Language proficiency test,
    • Meeting the income threshold of £ 18,600 or cash savings of £62,500,
    • Proving that you are in a genuine and subsisting relationship, and
    • The Applicant has cleared the TB test from an approved centre.
    • Certified translations of any document that is not in English.
  • UK Spouse visa is valid for 33 months if applied from outside the UK.

  • Yes, an individual who has acquired a Spouse visa can study and take employment in the UK.

  • Once the UK Spouse visa application is submitted, it takes approximately 12 weeks to get the decision on the application. With priority service this time period can be considerably shorts say about 4 weeks.

  • UK Spouse visa is refused from India when the applicant is not eligible to apply or has not met the UK Spouse visa requirements.

  • You can re-apply after UK Spouse visa refusal once your circumstances have changed and you fully meet the UK Spouse visa requirements. It is advisable to consult with best UK Visa and Immigration Solicitor.

  • UK Spouse visa refusal can be appealed in the UK Immigration Tribunal with the aid of a UK qualified Solicitor.

  • If your question is not listed here, you are welcome to take appointment with us for information on your query. We provide basic information about UK Visa & Immigration matter free of cost as listed above and the detailed consultation shall be payable.

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