What documents will I need to apply for a UK Visa?
When making a UK Visa application, one of the most important parts of your application is the portfolio of supporting documents you submit alongside the application form. Without this portfolio, your application won’t be accepted.
The supporting documents you need to submit will vary depending on the requirements you need to meet for your chosen UK Visa, but generally you will need the following documents:
- Your application form for the UK Visa you are applying for
- A valid passport, with at least one blank page for your visa to go into.
- Two passport-sized photographs
- Proof that you can support yourself financially whilst in the UK, such as bank statements
- Your biometric information, this is your fingerprints and photo and can be taken at a nearby application centre
- Proof you have paid your Visa fees
If any of your documents are not in English or Welsh then you will need to submit certified translations.
To learn about the other documents you will need to submit as part of your UK Visa application, speak to our lawyers in Ilford on 0333 305 9375.
Did you know our lawyers in Ilford also assist with British Citizenship applications?
For many immigrants in the UK, being granted British Citizenship is the final goal on their immigration journey. Our lawyers in Ilford are proud to have helped many people to reach this important step, and they can help you to.
There are several ways that you can become eligible for British Citizenship, this includes by marriage, birth, descent or naturalisation. Usually, you will need to have lived in the UK lawfully for a specified amount of time and have Indefinite Leave to Remain status, but depending on the route you choose there are many other requirements that you will need to meet.
The application process for citizenship is complex, you will be required to give detailed information and to submit many different types of documents to support your application. Luckily, our lawyers in Ilford are here to make this process easier. They can explain exactly what you need for a successful application and can help you each step of the way.
To start your application for British Citizenship today, get in touch with our Ilford lawyers on 0333 305 9375.
Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) is a form of settlement in the UK. With ILR status you will have the freedom to live, work and study in the UK free from immigration restrictions.
There are many routes that can qualify you for ILR, these include Spouse Visas, Tier 2 Visas and much more. To be eligible you will need to have lived in the UK under a qualifying route for a specified period of time, usually 5 years.
As well as this, there are other ILR requirements that you will need to meet.
To learn more about ILR or to find out if you are eligible, contact our Ilford lawyers on 0333 305 9375.
To be eligible for British Citizenship by marriage you must be married to, or in a civil partnership with a British Citizen. However, this does not automatically qualify you for British Citizenship, there are other requirements that you must also meet. These include:
- Being 18 years old or over
- Proving that you meet the “good character” requirement
- Having resided in the UK for at least 3 years
- Having ILR status
- Demonstrating that you have a knowledge of the English language
- Passing the Life in the UK test
Our Ilford lawyers can help you to meet these requirements, to find out more speak to them on 0333 305 9375.