UK visa applications can vary depending on what kind of visa you need. Firstly you must be certain that you can tick off all the boxes in regard to eligibility, and you must gather all possible evidence and documentation to support your application case to the Home Office.
There is no unique cost for a UK visa and you will need to check the individual fees depending on which visa you are applying for. Please note that if you are adding dependents to your application, the cost will be per individual. You may also have to consider additional costs such as any tests required, biometrics, translation of documents, healthcare surcharge and other costs that are not part of the application fee.
Visa application waiting times vary depending on the nature of your application, how complex your case is, and how many requests the Home Office has to handle at any given time. This can range from a couple of weeks to several months. We find that a well-presented case helps the Home Office make a decision quicker
If you are an EU national and have obtained either the pre-settled or settled status via the EU Settlement Scheme, you need to make a separate visa application until you are eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain or British Citizenship. You can use the Home Office’s tool to check whether you need a visa or not, or feel free to get in touch with the team if you’d like more guidance.
If your visa application has been refused you must act swiftly. The home office may reconsider but a strong case is essential in order to convince them to overturn their decision. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you work alongside immigration lawyers or an experienced team in order to ensure everything is done on time and your case is strong enough to potentially change the decision.