Visit Visa

Visit Visa

If you are living outside of the European Economic Area and Switzerland, you will need to apply for a visit visa to enter the UK.

Most individuals apply for a visit visa to come to the UK for a holiday, visit family members, for business purposes or to receive private medical treatment. There are many other reasons why a person may choose to apply for a visit visa.

We can advise on the following:

  • General Visitor Visas
  • Academic Visitor Visas
  • Business Visitor Visas
  • Entertainer Visitor Visas
  • Child Visitor Visas
  • Marriage Visitor Visas

A visit visa will usually be granted for 6 months but may be granted for up to 12 months in certain circumstances.

You can also apply for a long-term visit visa if you can show that you have an ongoing need to visit the UK on a regular basis.

Our Immigration specialists can support you through the application to ensure the best success rate.


We appreciate that worry about costs can be the biggest barrier to getting professional help – but don’t let it stop you. We offer a competitively priced service for all private immigration matters including a range of fixed fee options.

The fixed fee services are designed to make Immigration advice accessible and affordable and to give peace of mind that you will know from the outset the total costs. For information on these fixed fees please see here.

Flexible Appointments

Our Immigration specialists understand it’s not always possible to attend our offices, that’s why our team offer appointments via SKYPE and via telephone, as well as face to face.

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

The Team

Joseph Galpin
0114 249 6684
Rashdah Kauser
0114 249 6687
Sarah Smith
Solicitor (Scottish Qualified)
0114 249 6666