Multiple Entry Visitor Visa

The Multiple Entry Visitor Visa category is for persons that intend to frequently visit the UK for specific purposes and do not wish to apply every time they intend to visit the UK. The Multiple Entry Visitor Visa can be applied for 2 years, 5 years or 10 years.

What is the purpose of your Multiple Entry Visitor Visa: Business or Pleasure? 

Whilst you may be familiar with the common phrase asked at the airport check-in desk: “What is the purpose of your visit, business or pleasure?” However, when it comes to applying for a Multiple Entry Visitor Visa, you will need to specify the purpose of your visit when applying in order to satisfy the Home Office that the purpose of your visit is genuine and that you will leave at the end of your visit period. In addition, you will also need to demonstrate the need to visit the UK frequently such as visiting family or for business visit purposes.

The exact requirements you will need to satisfy will vary depending on which category of the Multiple Entry Visitor Visa you will be apply for.  You may want to speak to an immigration lawyer for expert advice.

Requirements for a Multiple Entry Visitor Visa application

In order to qualify for a Multiple Entry Visitor Visa you will need to satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) that the purpose of your visit is genuine and that you:

  • Will leave the UK at the end of your visit;
  • Will not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home;
  • Are genuinely seeking entry for a purpose that is permitted by the visitor routes and will not undertake any prohibited activities;
  • Have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit without working or accessing public funds, including the cost of your onward travel or return ticket.
  • You will also need to satisfy that you have a genuine intention to the visit the UK on a regular basis.

The exact requirements you will need to satisfy will vary depending on your circumstances.  You may want to speak to an immigration lawyer for expert advice.

Meeting the Multiple Entry Visitor Visa Requirement

Most visitors will need to make an application for a visit visa from their country of residence, before travelling. However, nationals of some countries are exempt from this requirement and referred to as Non-Visa Nationals where they can simply apply for leave to enter as a visitor at the UK border.

A Multiple Entry Visitor Visa will allow you to visit the UK multiple times within the same year so long as the maximum stay in the UK does not exceed 6 months in total.

Multiple Entry Visitor Visa holders may visit friends and family or they may also carry out permitted business activities under the Business Visit Visa.

Multiple Entry Visitor Visa holders are not permitted to work, receive payment from a UK source for any activities undertaken in the UK or undertake more than 30 days’ non-incidental study in the UK.
You must have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to your visit without working or accessing public funds. This includes the cost of your return or onward journey, any costs relating to dependants, and the cost of planned activities.

If you have any doubts about applying for the Multiple Entry Visitor Visa, please contact our immigration lawyers for expert advice.

Making a Multiple Entry Visitor Visa application with OneLaw Chambers

At OneLaw Chambers, our immigration solicitors and barristers regularly assist with UK Multiple Entry Visitor Visa applications in order for applicants to remain and settle in the UK.  We have assisted many foreign national applicants to prepare and submit successful UK Multiple Entry Visitor Visa applications and we have represented clients from all over the world.

Whether you require expert immigration advice on the requirements of the Immigration Rules, an independent immigration assessment of your prospects of qualifying for a UK Multiple Entry Visitor Visa or professional immigration representation with preparing your UK Multiple Entry Visitor Visa immigration application, our immigration solicitors and barristers can help you.

We are committed to ensuring that our immigration solicitors and barristers prepare every immigration visa application with utmost quality and skill so that successful outcome is achieved every time. Our immigration solicitors and barristers operate in a friendly and cooperative manner to provide our clients with the best client care and service during the entire immigration application process.


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