1 year visitor visa

Old Oct 9th 2010, 8:01 am
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0can anyone give me any information, eg. how, how difficult it is to get a visitor visa for 1 year? We are planning to jump ship in May, while waiting for our PR as our son-in-law is starting treatment for leukaemia earlier next year. Just need to know if we have apply before we get there or we do it when we are in the country.

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Old Oct 9th 2010, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by lorrainecrosse
0can anyone give me any information, eg. how, how difficult it is to get a visitor visa for 1 year? We are planning to jump ship in May, while waiting for our PR as our son-in-law is starting treatment for leukaemia earlier next year. Just need to know if we have apply before we get there or we do it when we are in the country.

Any help really appreciated.
I think Visitor Visas are issued for a Maximum of 6 mths. There may be exceptions to that.
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As Flipance said, visitor visas are for up to six months (you can be given less on entry).

You can apply for an extension though, to try and get longer, but obviously it may not be granted.

Another thing to bear in mind is that you say you are 'jumping ship', but you'll need to convince the immigration officer that you are only visiting and that you do intend to leave at the end of your stay (even with PR processing), so don't turn up with all your worldly possession etc!

Good luck.
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As Flipance said, visitor visas are for up to six months (you can be given less on entry).

You can apply for an extension though, to try and get longer, but obviously it may not be granted.

Another thing to bear in mind is that you say you are 'jumping ship', but you'll need to convince the immigration officer that you are only visiting and that you do intend to leave at the end of your stay (even with PR processing), so don't turn up with all your worldly possession etc!

Good luck.
Thanks for that. We were told by a lawyer that we would just need our passport stamped and then to contact her. We have the added problem of my husband having to come home in October, so just hope he will be let in again!!

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Thanks for that. We were told by a lawyer that we would just need our passport stamped and then to contact her. We have the added problem of my husband having to come home in October, so just hope he will be let in again!!

Think positive.................I'm sure everything will work out
If you come and go immigration don't seem that bothered, it is when you come and don't go they get upset. Doubtful you would get more than a 6 month entry permit.

Also consider getting return flight tickets, or at least open returns. This helps demonstrate you will leave. Also if you only have one way and no residency permit, you may be refused boarding with the air carrier.

Where just off the M25 are you?

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If you come and go immigration don't seem that bothered, it is when you come and don't go they get upset. Doubtful you would get more than a 6 month entry permit.

Also consider getting return flight tickets, or at least open returns. This helps demonstrate you will leave. Also if you only have one way and no residency permit, you may be refused boarding with the air carrier.

Where just off the M25 are you?
Thanks for that. We have been talking and realised it would be worth getting return flights.

We are at J9 - Leatherhead and yes it is still the same, if you know of the M25!
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Thanks for that. We have been talking and realised it would be worth getting return flights.

We are at J9 - Leatherhead and yes it is still the same, if you know of the M25!
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