UK Family Visitor Visa Requirements

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Do You Meet the Requirements of a UK Family Visit Visa?

UK Family Visit Visa Requirements

To qualify for a UK family visitor visa, you must:

  • hold a valid passport that will be valid for the total duration of your stay in the UK
  • have evidence that you genuinely intend to depart the UK at the end of your visit
  • have sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents during your time in the UK
  • be able to pay for your return or onward journey
  • not intend to live in the UK or make the UK your main home by making frequent or successive visits


Documents Required for UK Family Visitor Visa

In support of your application for a UK visa family visitor visa, the Home Office will ask you to provide certain documents. These may include (but not limited to):

  • Valid Passport
  • Details of your employer and annual income
  • Details of your family members in the UK
  • Details of any criminal, civil, or immigration offenses
  • Details of family members who may be assisting with the costs of your travels
  • Details of your parents
  • Details of your planned travel to the UK, including where you will be staying
  • Estimated living costs while in the UK
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependants (i.e. bank statements)
  • Tuberculosis test certificate, if required
  • Travel history for the past 10 years
  • Onward and/or Return travel ticket
  • Your partner’s details (if relevant)


Family Visitor Visa Sponsor Requirements

If you’re being sponsored by another person to come to the UK, you may be required to provide evidence of:

  • the relationship between you and your sponsor (i.e. friend, family member)
  • the support they are providing (i.e. accommodation or financial assistance)
  • how this support is being provided (i.e. bank statement showing savings or details of the accommodation being provided)
  • your sponsor’s British passport or residence document
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