ECB10: Making a decision on an application.
Visiting the UK > Part 2 transitional provisions -
Appendix V: Visitor rules,
Appendix Visitor: Permitted Activities
Appendix Visitor: Visa national list
Appendix Visitor: Permit Free Festival List
Appendix Visitor: Transit Without Visa Scheme
Visiting (modernised guidance)
See also NHS. Travel insurance recommended.
General visitors - Guidance Credibility and intentions Page 12-14 (Date of change 17th Feb 2015) * withdrawn on 24 April 2015. Use new Guidance.
Adequate Maintenance and accommodation
Similar to visitors to the USA, visitors to the UK should also show strong ties (214(b)) to their home country or country of residence.
Visitors applying for ILR or another category may be refused under 322(7) because of V 4.2 (a) & (c) (previously 41(i) & (ii)), unless there was a change of circumstances.
Entry clearance decision making: a global reviewManchester Legal Services wrote:As I have stated visitors have to prove that circumstances have changed since their arrival in the UK as one condition for a visitor visa is that they leave the UK after their visit. The rules for elderly dependents do not explicitly prohibit in country applications and through experience I have seen them successful. But I clearly state, before I get jumped on, that the evidence for not being able to leave the UK has to be strong and circumstances must have changed since the person has been in the UK.
FAMILY VISITOR APPEAL REMOVED
What’s going on with UK visit visas?
Visit visa refusals: appeal or judicial review?
UK Visa Refusal Appeal or Reapply | Reapplying after Rejection
Inspection of family visit visa system: serious problems remain > The Chief Inspector examined the impact of the removal of full appeal rights on Family Visitor applicants > Report. Complaints to Independent Chief Inspector?
Be careful if stayed longer than previously requested.
Some interesting case laws:
We have an absurd situation:
Court of Appeal stomps on human rights appeals for visitors (reprint) > Abbas, Kopoi, & Onuorah. (In some unrepresented cases, e.g. Paragraph 14, court appoints amicus curiae, didn't happen in Abbas)12. wrote:...it is simply not open to a Judge to allow an appeal on the grounds that the Judge is satisfied that the requirements of the Immigration Rules are met.
Article 8 and Entry Clearance: The Final Nail in the Coffin > Secretary of State for the Home Department v Onuorah  EWCA Civ 1757 (03 November 2017)
Article 8 and Entry Clearance: Court of Appeal Confirms the Approach in Mostafa > Entry Clearance Officer, Sierra Leone v Kopoi  EWCA Civ 1511 (10 October 2017)
Visitor deceived authorities by failing to disclose relationship on entry > Ait-Rabah, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1099 (Admin) (12 May 2016) (standard visit marriage deception illegal entry)
Family visit appeal fails on human rights grounds > Adjei (visit visas – Article 8) (Rev 1)  UKUT 261 (IAC) (6 May 2015)
Visitor appeal succeeds on human rights grounds > Mostafa (Article 8 in entry clearance)  UKUT 00112 (IAC) (6 March 2015)
Lord Carlile of Berriew QC, & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 60 (12 November 2014)
Family visitor receives £125,000 damages for mistreatment by immigration officials > Radha Naran Patel v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 501 (Admin) (30 July 2014) (unlawful actions and damages) *** UPDATE *** Home Office wins appeal against award of £125,000 damages > Patel, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 645 (24 June 2015)
Genuine visitor: relevant and irrelevant considerations > Sawmynaden (Family visitors - considerations) Mauritius  UKUT 161 (IAC) (16 April 2012)
Oppong (visitor:length of stay) Ghana  UKUT 431 (IAC) (11 November 2011), concerning Frequency and duration of visits & Frequent or successive visits: how to assess if an applicant is making the UK their main home or place of work.
Secretary of State for the Home Department v Boahen  EWCA Civ 585 (28 May 2010).
Boahen, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1407 (Admin) (05 June 2009)
SB (family visit appeal: brother-in-law?) Pakistan  UKAIT 00053
BA (321A Immigration Rules mandatory) Nigeria  UKAIT 00080 (07 November 2006)