The Visitor provisions allow overseas nationals to visit the UK for a short period of time for leisure, business or another reason, for example to receive private medical treatment.
Visitors are usually prohibited from undertaking certain activities, including:
- Intending to live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits;
- Employment in the UK;
- Undertaking a course of study in the UK (except those which are expressly permitted);
- Intending to marry or form a civil partnership or give notice to marry or form a civil partnership (unless additional criteria is met);
- Intending to access medical treatment in the UK (unless additional criteria is met); and
- Having recourse to public funds.
Certain activities may be allowed under the Permitted Paid Engagements (PPE) provisions, including taking part in arts, entertainment, sporting activities and broadcasting as well as giving lectures and taking part in fashion modelling assignments. Please contact us for tailored advice.