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IAS can help with any Entry Clearance queries you have. You will need to apply for a UK visa if you are entering the country as a businessperson, worker, student or family member and your stay is longer than six months. You will also have to receive this before booking your flight.

Our immigration attorneys are highly experienced in helping US citizens apply for UK visas of all types. With our services, you will receive high-quality, detailed advice on gaining immigration clearance. You will be assigned your own personal caseworker who will work with you throughout your application every step of the way.

How can IAS help?

We can discuss your circumstances with you over the phone or via Skype. We will undertake an extensive document check to help you apply for the UK Visa that is right for you. Our services also include completing your application in full to the highest standard.

Your lawyer will also create a personalized Letter of Representation to submit with your application. This letter lets the Entry Clearance Officer know the details of your application. It also referenced specific UK immigration law in support of your case.

If you would like advice on how to apply for a UK visa, get in touch on +1844 290 6312 to speak with one of our lawyers now. Or, make an inquiry using our online form.


Which visa should I apply for?

The five different types of Entry Clearance Visa:

  • Standard Visitor Visa: This visa type is not relevant to US citizens as they have the right to enter the UK for up to six months for tourism, business, etc. You will need to apply for a Marriage Visitor Visa, however.
  • Tier 2 Visa UK: This visa is for those who are entering the country to work in a skilled, full-time position sponsored by a licensed Tier 2 employer.
  • UK Visa for Tier 1 Investors or Tier 1 Entrepreneurs: This is a high-value visa type for those of exceptional talent or those intending to invest a great deal of money in the UK.
  • Representatives of an Overseas Business: This grants a member of your business immigration clearance to conduct your affairs in the UK.
  • Tier 4 Student Visa: This is the immigration clearance for students with offers to study at a UK institution for more than six months.

How do I apply for a UK Visa?

The level of detail, fees and required documents expected make applying for entry clearance a lengthy process. These documents also vary between each visa type.

Due to the fees involved with the application, it is vital that a first application is completed with as much professionalism as possible. Our lawyers are experienced at getting positive outcomes for all types of immigration clearance. They will be able to assist you with any application you make.

What documents do I need for my application?

When you apply for a UK visa, the main documents you will need are:

  • Your passport
  • Travel documents
  • Your immigration history
  • Documents relating to your identity
  • A small passport photograph

Having the relevant documents is important for any visa application as they prove you are suitable.

There are also different document requirements for each type of UK visa. If you do not provide the proper documents, your application may be subject to a Burden of Proof and refused.

Can I apply for more than one UK visa in one application?

An application form is needed for each applicant regardless of whether or not they have their own passport. There will be a fee for the main applicant and each dependent and the requirements may change if more applicants are added.

Also, if the passport includes a person who is not a member of the family of the applicant, a separate passport and visa will be required to apply for a UK visa.

What services does IAS offer?

Our immigration lawyers provide an expert service. We can answer any questions and help you apply for a UK visa of any type.

Your lawyer will manage every part of your application and support you with extensive advice throughout the process.

Your lawyer will:

  • Assess your eligibility for your chosen route;
  • Perform a full document check;
  • Liaise with you over the phone or via Skype at a suitable time for you;
  • Prepare a personalized Letter of Representation to go with your application;
  • Maintain contact with the Entry Clearance Office;
  • Complete all your application forms in full to the highest standard.

Get in touch on +1844 290 6312 or make an inquiry for advice on how to apply for a UK visa relevant to your personal situation.

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