Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Steps to Step Guide: How To Apply for UK Visit Visa From Pakistan

If you are interested to Travel UK this Summer, you are at right place to know the procedure which you need to follow before applying for Visa and make your Summers 2023 memorable along with your Family or Friends.

Step 1: Apply on GOV.UK

First and foremost, step is to complete your online application form on https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa Remember to apply for your visa well before your travel dates to avoid any Hustle.

  1. Find out if you need a UK visa.
  2. Chose the right UK visa type.
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Collect the required documents for a UK visa application.
  5. Schedule a UK visa appointment.
  6. Attend the UK visa interview.

Step 2: Following are the Details you need to keep in mind:

You can visit the UK as a Standard Visitor for tourism, business, study (courses up to 6 months) and other permitted activities. You can usually stay in the UK for up to 6 months. You might be able to apply to stay for longer in certain circumstances, for example to get medical treatment.

What you need to do

  • Check if what you plan to do in the UK is allowed as a Standard Visitor.
  • Check you meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Check if you need to apply for a visa to visit the UK.
  • Apply for a Standard Visitor visa online – if you need one.

You can visit the UK as a Standard Visitor:

  • For tourism, for example on a holiday or vacation
  • To see your family or friends
  • To volunteer for up to 30 days with a registered charity
  • To pass through the UK to another country (‘in transit’)
  • For certain business activities, for example attending a meeting or interview
  • To take part in a school exchange programme
  • To do a recreational course of up to 30 days, for example a dance course
  • To study, do a placement or take an exam
  • As an academic, senior doctor or dentist
  • For medical reasons

You cannot:

  • Do paid or unpaid work for a UK company or as a self-employed person
  • claim public funds (benefits)
  • Live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent or successive visits
  • Marry or register a civil partnership, or give notice of marriage or civil partnership – you’ll need to apply for a Marriage Visitor visa

Step 3: Check you meet the eligibility requirements

  • You must have a passport or travel document to enter the UK. It should be valid for the whole of your stay.
  • You must be able to show that:
  • You’ll leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • You’re able to support yourself and your dependants during your trip (or have funding from someone else to support you)
  • You’re able to pay for your return or onward journey (or have funding from someone else to pay for the journey)
  • You’ll not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home

You may need to meet extra eligibility requirements if you’re visiting the UK:

  • To study, do a placement or take an exam
  • As an academic, senior doctor or dentist
  • For medical reasons

Step 4: Check if you need a visa to visit the UK

Depending on your nationality, you’ll either:

  • Must apply for a Standard Visitor visa before you travel to the UK
  • Be able to visit the UK for up to 6 months without needing a visa

Step 5: You can check if you need a visa before you apply.

If you do not need a visa, you must still meet the Standard Visitor eligibility requirements to visit the UK. You may be asked questions at the UK border about your eligibility and the activities you plan to do.

A Standard Visitor visa costs Rs. 34661  for up to 6 months. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.

If you visit the UK regularly, you can choose to apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa instead.

You can pass through the UK to another country on a Standard Visitor visa. If transiting is your only reason for coming to the UK, you can apply for a Visitor in Transit visa instead for Rs. 22183.

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