UK Visit Visa From Bangladesh

If you want to enter the UK for tourism, business, or to visit a family member, you can obtain a UK Visit visa. Bangladeshi citizens can also take up a short study course with a UK Visit visa.

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    Do Bangladeshi Need a Visa To Visit The UK?

    Bangladeshi citizens need to obtain a UK visa before they are allowed to enter the country. If you want to enter the UK for tourism, to visit a family member or for business meetings, you must obtain a UK Visit visa.

    The UK Visit visa, otherwise known as the UK Standard Visitor visa can also allow you to take up study courses, receive medical treatment or even switch flights at the UK airports. The UK Visit visa allows its holder to enter and remain in the UK for up to 6 months.

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      UK Visit Visa Types

      If you want to visit the UK from Bangladesh, there are several UK Visit visa types you can choose from. These visas are tailored to meet your purpose of entering the UK on a short-term basis. The following are the subcategories of the UK Visit visa include:

      Tourist and Family Visit Visa

      This is one of the Standard Visitor visas designed for Bangladeshi citizens who want to enter the UK for a short-stay visit, especially to see a family member or friend. This visa also suits individuals who want to enter the UK for a short holiday.

      The Tourist visa allows its holder to stay in the UK for up to 180 days (6 months). If you are entering the UK in a group, each individual is required to apply separately. The visa does not offer a route to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.

      Creative Visit Visa

      If you are a musician, entertainer, or professional artist, you can obtain a Creative Visit visa to enter the UK. This visa will allow you to take up permitted unpaid creative activities during the 6 month validity period of the Creative Visit visa.

      All applicants for this visa must apply individually. This visa does not also support ILR or settlement status in the UK.

      Sports Visit Visa

      This visa is designed for sports authorities, technical or support personnel of athletes, amateur and professional athletes (individuals and teams) who want to enter the UK for authorised unpaid sports activities.

      When you enter the UK with this visa you are allowed to stay for 6 months in the UK. You will not be allowed to remain in the country indefinitely, and all applicants must apply individually as a single application is not allowed.

      Business Visit Visa

      If you wish to enter the UK from Bangladesh for an unpaid business activity, you can apply for a UK Business Visit visa.

      This visa allows its holder to enter the UK and stay for a permitted short-term business trip that can last for a temporary period of up to 6 months. This visa does not offer a route to permanent residency in the UK and all applications must be made separately.

      Study Visit Visa

      If you obtain the UK Study Visit visa, you all be allowed to enter the UK for up to 6 months of study, research (or research tuition) or an elective related to a study programme received abroad. This visa does not offer a route to permanent residency status in the UK. Also, each individual entering the UK via this visa must obtain a separate visa.

      Religious Visit Visa

      This visa is designed for individuals who want to enter the UK to carry out religious work. These works are typically pastoral and are only valid for up to 6 months. This visa does not offer a route to permanent residency in the UK and all applicants must apply separately.

      Permitted Paid Engagement Visit Visa

      The Permitted Paid Engagement (PPE) Visit Visa is designed for experts who want to enter the UK to take up an engagement that is paid for in their line of work. This visa permits only 1 month stay in the UK. Applicants are not allowed to apply in a group, hence, each applicant must apply individually. This visa does not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.

      Private Medical Treatment Visit Visa

      This visa is designed for applicants who want to get private medical care, donate organs, or be evaluated as a possible organ donor for an identified UK recipient. If you are entering the UK to receive private medical treatment, you may be allowed to stay in the country for 6 to 11 months.

      All individuals coming into the UK via this route must apply for a separate visa to be allowed into the country. Also, just like every other UK Standard Visitor visa, this visa does not offer a route to settlement in the UK.

      Marriage or Civil Partnership Visit Visa

      This visa is intended for people who want to enter the UK to be married, enter into a civil partnership, or announce a marriage or relationship. Even when travelling in a group, each visitor must submit a separate application and this visa does not result in settlement in the UK.

      Eligibility Criteria And Requirements Of The UK Visit Visas

      Overview

      Bangladeshi citizens who want to obtain a UK Visit visa must meet some eligibility requirements that include the following. You are required to:

      • Show that you intend to depart the UK once your UK Visit visa expires.
      • Provide evidence of having enough financial means to cater for yourself while in the UK. If your trip is sponsored by someone, you must bring a letter of sponsorship to prove it.
      • Present a round-trip flight ticket to prove that you already have arrangements in place to return to Bangladesh.
      • Prove that you only intend to stay in the UK for a while and have no plans to remain in the country for a long period by visiting frequently.

      There are other eligibility requirements you may be required to meet if you’re entering the UK as a senior doctor, academic, or for medical treatment, etc.

      Required Documents for a UK Visit Visa

      The documents required for a UK Visit visa from Bangladesh depend on the reason you want to enter the UK. To apply for a UK Visit visa, you may be required to include:

      • Your Bangladeshi international passport. It must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of your intended departure. It must be issued to you within the last 10 years and must have at least 2 blank pages where your visa will be attached.
      • Your visa application form. Fill out your application form online with block letters.
      • Two passport-sized photographs
      • Tour plan. It should tell your travel plan, the places you wish to go, for how long your trip will last and other details.
      • Office ID card. Provide copies of your office visit or ID card.
      • Cover letter. This should explain your purpose of visiting the UK, who is responsible for the trip, your details, and so on.
      • Company Memorandum. Provide your company memorandum if you are the managing director or owner of the company.
      • Personal Income Tax Return (ITR) certificate. Provide your last 3 years’ income tax return certificate.
      • Company ITR certificate. Provide the ITR of the company you have worked for in the last 3 years.
      • Round-trip flight ticket. This should explain your trip schedule of entry and departure from the UK.
      • Personal bank statements. Provide your bank statement for the past 6 months.
      • Company bank statements. Get the bank statement of a company that wants to sponsor your trip. The bank statement should bear the bank’s name, telephone number, stamp and signature.
      • Tuberculosis test certificate.
      • Evidence of accommodation. You must prove that you will not be stranded when you enter the UK from Bangladesh. You must, therefore, provide proof of a booked hotel reservation or any place you will stay while in the UK.

      UK Visit Visa Fees

      Bangladeshi citizens who want to enter the UK on a Visit visa are required to pay some fees to obtain the visa. Note that there are Long-term Standard Visitor visas that will allow you to visit the UK regularly.

      This visa could be valid for up to 2, 5 or 10 years and you are permitted to stay in the UK for up to 6 months per visit. You are required to pay the UK visa fee for Bangladeshi applicants when applying. You will:

      • Pay £115 for a Standard Visitor visa that lasts for up to 6 months.
      • If you are entering the UK for medical reasons to stay for up to 11 months, you must pay £200 for a Standard Visitor visa.
      • Pay £200 for a Standard Visitor visa that lasts for up to 12 months if you are entering the UK for academic purposes.
      • Pay £400 for a Standard Visitor visa that lasts for up to 2 years. You are allowed to stay for 6 months for each visit.
      • To obtain a Standard Visitor visa that lasts for up to 5 years you will pay £771. Your total stay period for each visit is 6 months.
      • Pay £963 for a Standard Visitor visa that allows you to stay in the UK for 10 years, with a 6-month total stay period per visit.

      You may pay £1,000 to apply for an extension of your stay. Note that there are other fees that you may pay while applying, such as:

      • Consular fees.
      • Translation fees (to translate your documents from Bengali into English).
      • Courier fees.
      • Legal fees and so on.

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        UK Visit Visa Application Process From Bangladesh

        Bangladeshi citizens applying for a UK Visit visa are required to follow this step-by-step guide:

        Step 1. Know Your Travel Purpose

        You need to check if your purpose of entering the UK aligns with what the UK Visitor visa offers. Also, if it suits you, you must select the specific Standard Visitor visa type that meets your travel purpose.

        Step 2. Complete the Online Application

        You are required to submit your UK visa application form Bangladesh online. Each dependent entering the UK with you must apply separately.

        Step 3. Gather Your Documents

        Bring all the documents required for your Visitor visa application. The documents that will be required of you depend on the Visitor visa type you chose.

        Step 4. Pay the Application Fee

        After applying online, you will need to pay the required visa fees. You may be required to pay for your UK Visitor visa using your credit or debit card as VFS Global Dhaka no longer accepts cash payments.

        Step 5. Schedule and Attend the Appointment

        Fix an appointment with the VFS Global Dhaka, or Sylhet to submit your documents. Attend the appointment on time and submit your biometric information (fingerprints and photographs).

        Step 6. Collect Your Visa

        Wait for up to 3 weeks to receive a decision on your Visitor visa application. You will be notified to come and pick up your visa once a decision has been made on your application.

        Renewing / Extending Your Stay In The UK

        Although the UK Visitor visa is designed for a short-term stay in the UK, you may apply to extend it for some reasons. Remember that the UK Visitor visa is typically valid for 6 months but it can be extended for:

        • Medical treatment.
        • Academic purposes.
        • Professional and Linguistic Assessment Board (PLAB) test.
        • Clinical attachment completion.

        What You Can & Cannot Do On a UK Visitor Visa

        Bangladeshi citizens holding a UK Visit visa have activities they are allowed to carry out with the visa in the UK. They can partake in the following activities for 6 months in the UK:

        • Visit family or friends.
        • Switch flights at the UK airports.
        • Take exams.
        • Receive medical treatment.
        • Complete a placement.
        • Study in the UK (for 6 months).
        • Participate in a school exchange programme.
        • Volunteer for up to 30 days under a registered UK charity.
        • Participate in business activities, such as meetings or interviews.
        • Tourism, such as vacation or holiday.
        • Take up recreational courses that last for 30 days.
        • Get married to an individual who will live in another country after marriage.
        • Play your role as a dentist, academic, or senior doctor.

        You are not permitted to do the following in the UK:

        • Give notice of your impending marriage or civil partnership, or get married or form a civil partnership.
        • Do unpaid or paid jobs.
        • Reside in the UK often via frequent visits.
        • Receive public funds, such as benefits.

        How Total Law Can Help

        The UK Visit visa is of various types and designed to meet different purposes for which Bangladeshi citizens wish to enter the UK. For this reason, you must choose the specific Standard Visitor visa type that suits your aim of entering the UK.

        Therefore, it’s best to seek expert guidance from one of our immigration lawyers at Total Law to help you find the Visitor visa that suits your case. Besides that, our immigration lawyers will also advise you on the UK Tourist visa fee from Bangladesh you must pay and guide you throughout the UK Visit visa application stages.

        Our professional immigration lawyers will assist you in gathering all required documents, assessing your eligibility, preparing you for your visa interview, and even applying for the visa on your behalf. All you need to do is call us today on +44 (0)333 305 9375 or message us online for immediate assistance.

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                  Frequently Asked Questions

                  Yes, the specific process for paying the UK Visit visa fee is via the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website using a credit or debit card after submitting your application online and providing your biometric information.

                  As a UK citizen, you are required to obtain a Bangladeshi visa before you enter Bangladesh unless your UK passport has a ‘no visa required’ stamp.