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Immigration Law

Visiting the UK


If you come to the UK as a visitor, you are normally allowed to stay here for a maximum of 6 months. If you want to visit the UK as a tourist or to stay with friends in the UK, you should apply to come here as a general visitor (or as a child visitor if you are under 18).

If you want to visit members of your family in the UK, you can apply to come here as a family visitor (or as a child visitor if you are under 18). If you want to stay longer than 6 months, you cannot come as a visitor. If you want to do business in the UK, you should apply to come here as a business visitor (or as a child visitor if you are under 18).

If you want to study in the UK for up to 6 months (or up to 11 months if you are studying an English language course), you can come here as a student visitor.

If you want to take part in any sporting events in the UK, you might be able to come here as a sports visitor or a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements.

If you want to perform or audition in the UK as an entertainer, you might be able to come here as an entertainer visitor or a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements.

If you want to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK, and you intend to leave the UK soon after the ceremony, you should apply to come here as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership.
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