You can apply for a Standard Visitor Visa to enter the UK as a temporary visitor. The Standard Visitors Visa is a new type of visa category that combines many UK short stay visa categories.

You can visit the UK for tourism, for a holiday or to see your family and friends. You can also visit for certain business activities, for example attending a meeting, to do a short course of study, to take part in research or an exchange programme as an academic, to receive private medical treatment


  • UK Visas & Immigrations have a set rules and requirements a Standard Visitor Visa applicant must meet before the visa is granted. These are as follows:
  • you’ll leave the UK at the end of your visit
  • you’ll not live in the UK for extended periods through frequent or successive visits, or make the UK your main home
  • you’re able to support yourself and your dependants during your trip (or have funding from someone else to support you)
  • you’re able to pay for your return or onward journey (or have funding from someone else to pay for the journey)
  • you have proof of any business or other activities you want to do in the UK, as allowed by the Visitor Rules


To be sure of what you really need for your Standard Visitor Visa application, you may need to seek professional advice from an immigration lawyer. In other to brighten your chances of success at first attempt, and reduce to chances of need for review/appeal, it is advisable you speak with in an immigration lawyer before you apply.


We have expert immigration lawyers who are well versed in UK immigration and nationality matters. Our lawyers constantly monitor the usually complex UK Home office rules and policies for Standard Visitor Visa requirements and procedures. 

Our experienced immigration lawyers regularly assist Nigerian parents alongside clients from all over the world for successful Standard Visitor Visa application. We also assist with extension of such visa once the students are already in the UK.

For parents who wish to join or stay with their children while studying in the UK, we also assist with the processes. Once our clients, we start and stay with the child student and their parents through their time, as they pursue their education in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and proactive in understanding and meeting our clients’ needs. We are a highly driven team, dedicated to providing clear and reliable immigration advice to a Standard Visitor Visa applicant as part of a professional and friendly service.


Extension of stay with Standard Visitor Visa

You cannot switch from a Standard Visitor visa to another type of visa or extend your visa for more than 6months in most cases.

However, in you may be able to do so for specific reasons, for example needing further private medical treatment, as an academic and you still meet the eligibility requirements, a graduate doing a clinical attachment or retaking the Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test.

If you want a visa to do something other than visiting, for example work or longer-term study, you’ll need to leave the UK and make a new application.

Reviews and Appeals

There are many reasons why your visa applications may be refused by the UK Visas and Immigrations, especially when you fail to seek expert advice before your first attempt. Sometimes, denial could be on technical ground or done in error by a consular officer.

If your application for entry clearance or leave to remain in any circumstances at all has been refused, our expert immigration lawyers can advise on the merits of making a fresh application or challenging the decision.

If your application was refused by the consular officer as a result of failure to correctly apply the UK Immigration Rules or Home Office policy, then our immigration experts can bring Administrative Review proceedings to challenge the decision to refuse your application.

Also, if the refusal of your application is adjudged by our experts as a decision reached unlawfully, unreasonably or procedurally improper, then our immigration experts can bring an application for Judicial Review. We will also brief our barristers to represent you at Judicial Review hearings.

Our lawyers are committed to your needs Our immigration experts are available to serve your needs. You can use our online free consultation tool to get free initial assessment of your Standard Visitor Visa application or review. Where required, we can start working on the best solution for your matter right away.