Before 26 February 2002, the British overseas territories were known as the British dependent territories, and British overseas territories citizenship was known as British dependent territories citizenship. On this page, we refer to it by its current name, British overseas territories citizenship.
Family visit visa is for the purpose of visiting close family relatives already settled in the UK. There are certain requirements, which need to be satisfied in order to make a successful Family visit application.
Medical Treatment Visitors is for the purpose of having private medical treatment in the UK. There are certain requirements, which need to be fulfilled in order to make a successful visit visa application under this category.
Generally, United Kingdom entry clearance issuing posts in non-Commonwealth countries - with the exception of those in Antananarivo in Madagascar, Reykjavik in Iceland and Libreville in Gabon - issue visas on behalf of most independent Commonwealth countries that do not have representation in that country. Listed below are some of the countries for which entry clearances cannot be issued.
The Immigration (Leave to Remain) Order 2000 provides for a visit visa to have effect as leave to enter the UK on an infinite number of occasions during its validity. However, on 1-April-2005, the Order was amended so that it now gives provision in suitable cases for a visit visa to be authorized as valid for single entry only.
Marriage Visit visas are only granted for a maximum of 6 months, after which you are required to leave the UK. Therefore if you intend to remain in the UK after you marry or form a civil partnership, you will need to apply for entry clearance as a fiance prior to entering the UK.
Business Visit Visa to UK is for the purpose of conducting business on behalf of the overseas employers. There are certain restrictions on the work that Business visitors are allowed to conduct while remaining on the Business visit visa, which we shall discuss in detail. In order to be eligible to apply successfully for a Business Visitor visa one has to complete certain requirements of the immigration rules.
Academics visit the UK so as to undertake a variety of activities. Entry clearance applications from visiting academics should usually be made less than 1 of 4 categories: Academic Visitor, Sponsored Researcher, Visitor or Business Visitor.
This page explains what a direct airside transit visa is and where to find more information on applying for one. In some circumstances you may need a visitor in transit visa instead, or a visit visa. If you are in any doubt about whether or not you need a visa, you should check with UK visa services before you travel.