Part 2 - Persons seeking to enter or remain in the United Kingdom for visits

Visitors

Requirements for leave to enter as a general visitor

40. For the purposes of paragraphs 41-46 a general visitor includes a person living and working outside the United Kingdom who comes to the United Kingdom as a tourist. A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a Business Visitor, which includes Academic Visitors, must meet the requirements of paragraph 46G. A person seeking entry as a Sports Visitor must meet the requirements of paragraph 46M. A person seeking entry as an Entertainer Visitor must meet the requirements of paragraph 46S. A visitor seeking leave to enter for the purposes of marriage or to enter into a civil partnership must meet the requirements of paragraph 56D. A person seeking entry to study as a student visitor must meet the requirements of paragraph 56K.

41. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a general visitor are that he:

(i) is genuinely seeking entry as a general visitor for a limited period as stated by him, not exceeding 6 months or not exceeding 12 months in the case of a person seeking entry to accompany an academic visitor, provided in the latter case the visitor accompanying the academic visitor has entry clearance; and

(ii) intends to leave the United Kingdom at the end of the period of the visit as stated by him; and does not intend to live for extended periods in the United Kingdom through frequent or successive visits; and

(iii) does not intend to take employment in the United Kingdom; and

(iv) does not intend to produce goods or provide services within the United Kingdom, including the selling of goods or services direct to members of the public; and

(v) Save to the extent provided by paragraph 43A, does not intend to undertake a course of study; and

(vi) will maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants adequately out of resources available to him without recourse to public funds or taking employment; or will, with any dependants, be maintained and/or accommodated adequately by relatives or friends who can demonstrate they are able and intend to do so, and are legally present in the United Kingdom, or will be at the time of their visit; and

(vii) can meet the cost of the return or onward journey; and

(viii) is not a child under the age of 18.

(ix) does not intend to do any of the activities provided for in paragraphs 46G (iii), 46M (iii) or 46S (iii); and

(x) does not, during his visit, intend to marry or form a civil partnership, or to give notice of marriage or civil partnership; and

(xi) does not intend to receive private medical treatment during his visit; and

(xii) is not in transit to a country outside the common travel area.

(xiii) where he is seeking leave to enter as a general visitor to take part in archaeological excavations, provides a letter from the director or organiser of the excavation stating the length of their visit and, where appropriate, what arrangements have been made for their accommodation and maintenance.".

Leave to enter as a general visitor

42. A person seeking leave to enter to the United Kingdom as a general visitor may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, or not exceeding 12 months in the case of a person accompanying an academic visitor, subject to a condition prohibiting employment and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 41 is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a general visitor

43. Leave to enter as a general visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 41 is met.

Permitted study as a general visitor

43A. (1) A person who has been granted leave to enter the United Kingdom under paragraph 42 may undertake a course of study to the extent permitted by this paragraph.

(2) A course of study is permitted under this paragraph if it-

(a) does not exceed 30 days in duration (either alone or taken together with any other course and whether continuous or otherwise); and

(b) is a recreational course; but

(c) is not an English language course.

(3) A course of study is also permitted under this paragraph if it-

(a) does not exceed 30 days in duration (either alone or taken together with any other course and whether continuous or otherwise); and

(b) is provided by an institution which is-

(i) the holder of a Sponsor licence for Tier 4 of the Points-Based System,

(ii) the holder of valid accreditation from Accreditation UK, the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), the British Accreditation Council (BAC), or the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC),

(iii) the holder of a valid and satisfactory full institutional inspection, review or audit by the Bridge Schools Inspectorate, the Education and Training Inspectorate, Estyn, Education Scotland, the Independent Schools Inspectorate, Office for Standards in Education, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, the Schools Inspection Service or the Education and Training Inspectorate Northern Ireland, or

(iv) an overseas higher education institution offering only part of its programmes in the United Kingdom, holding its own national accreditation and offering programmes that are an equivalent level to a United Kingdom degree.

(4) For the purposes of this paragraph a "recreational course" is one which a person undertakes purely for leisure purposes.

Requirements for an extension of stay as a general visitor

44. Six months is the maximum permitted leave which may be granted to a general visitor. The requirements for an extension of stay as a general visitor are that the applicant:

(i) meets the requirements of paragraph 41 (ii)-(vii) and (ix)-(xii); and

(ii) has not already spent, or would not as a result of an extension of stay spend, more than 6 months in total in the United Kingdom or not more than 12 months in the case of a person accompanying an academic visitor as a general visitor. Any periods spent as a child visitor are to be counted as a period spent as a general visitor; and

(iii) has, or was last granted, entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as a general visitor or as a child visitor; and

(iv) must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except that any period of overstaying for a period of 28 days or less will be disregarded.

Extension of stay as a general visitor

45. An extension of stay as a general visitor may be granted, subject to a condition prohibiting employment and recourse to public funds, provided the Secretary of State is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 44 is met.

Refusal of extension of stay as a general visitor

46. An extension of stay as a general visitor is to be refused if the Secretary of State is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 44 is met.

Child visitors

Requirements for leave to enter as a child visitor

46A The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a child visitor are that the applicant:

(i) is genuinely seeking entry as a child visitor for a limited period as stated, not exceeding 6 months or not exceeding 12 months to accompany an academic visitor, provided in the latter case the applicant has entry clearance; and

(ii) meets the requirements of paragraph 41 (ii)-(iv), (vi)-(vii) and (x)-(xii); and

(iii) is under the age of 18; and

(iv) can demonstrate that suitable arrangements have been made for their travel to, and reception and care in the United Kingdom; and;

(v) has a parent or guardian in their home country or country of habitual residence who is responsible for their care and who confirms that they consent to the arrangements for the applicant's travel, reception and care in the United Kingdom; and

(vi) if a visa national:

(a) the applicant holds a valid United Kingdom entry clearance for entry as an accompanied child visitor and is travelling in the company of the adult identified on the entry clearance, who is on the same occasion being admitted to the United Kingdom; or

(b) the applicant holds a valid United Kingdom entry clearance for entry as an unaccompanied child visitor; and

(vii) if the applicant has been accepted for a course of study, this is to be provided by an institution which is outside the maintained sector and is:

(a) the holder of a Sponsor Licence for Tier 4 of the Points Based System, or

(b) the holder of valid accreditation from Accreditation UK; the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS); the British Accreditation Council (BAC) or the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), or

(c) the holder of a valid and satisfactory full institutional inspection, review or audit by one of the following bodies: the Bridge Schools Inspectorate; the Education and Training Inspectorate; Estyn; Education Scotland; the Independent Schools Inspectorate; Office for Standards in Education; the Schools Inspection Service or the Education and Training Inspectorate Northern Ireland.

(viii) if the applicant is undertaking an exchange or educational visit only, this is to be provided by one of the following schools:

(a) For England and Wales, maintained schools as defined under section 20(7) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998; non-maintained special schools approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996; independent schools as defined under section 463 of the Education Act 1996 and registered independent schools entered on the register of independent schools maintained under section 158 of the Education Act 2002; academies as defined in section 1(10) of the Academies Act 2010; city technology colleges and city colleges for technology of the arts as established under the Education Act 1996 and treated as academies under section 15(4) of the Academies Act.

(b) For Scotland, state-maintained schools, grant-aided schools and independent fee paying schools as defined under Section 135 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

(c) For Northern Ireland, grant-aided schools as defined under Articles 10 and 11 of and Schedules 4 to 7 to the Education and Libraries (NI) Order in Council 1986; grant maintained integrated schools as defined under Article 69 of and Schedule 5 to the Education Reform (NI) Order 1989; independent fee paying schools as defined under Article 38 of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986.

Leave to enter as a child visitor

46B An applicant seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a child visitor may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, or not exceeding 12 months in the case of a child visitor accompanying an academic visitor subject to a condition prohibiting employment and recourse to public funds, providing that the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46A is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a child visitor

46C Leave to enter as a child visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46A is met.

Requirements for an extension of stay as a child visitor

46D Six months is the maximum permitted leave which may be granted to a child visitor. The requirements for an extension of stay as a child visitor are that the applicant:

(i) meets the requirements of paragraph 41 (ii) - (vii) and (x) -(xii); and

(ii) is under the age of 18; and

(iii) can demonstrate that there are suitable arrangements for his care in the United Kingdom; and

(iv) has a parent or guardian in his home country or country of habitual residence who is responsible for his care, and who confirms that they consent to the arrangements for the applicant's travel, reception and care in the United Kingdom; and

(v) has not already spent, or would not as a result of an extension of stay spend, more than 6 months in total in the United Kingdom, or not more than 12 months in the case of a child visitor accompanying an academic visitor, as a child visitor; and

(vi) has, or was last granted, entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as a child visitor; and

(vii) must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except that any period of overstaying for a period of 28 days or less will be disregarded.

Extension of stay as a child visitor

46E An extension of stay as a child visitor may be granted, subject to a condition prohibiting employment and recourse to public funds, provided the Secretary of State is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46D is met.

Refusal of extension of stay as a child visitor

46F An extension of stay as a child visitor is to be refused if the Secretary of State is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46D is met.

Business Visitors

Requirements for leave to enter as a Business Visitor

46G The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a business visitor are that he:

(i) is genuinely seeking entry as a Business Visitor for a limited period as stated by him:

(a) not exceeding 6 months; or

(b) not exceeding 12 months if seeking entry as an Academic Visitor

(ii) meets the requirements of paragraphs 41 (ii)-(iv), subject to paragraph 46HA, (v), (vi)-(viii) and (x)-(xii);

(iii) intends to do one or more of the following during his visit:


(a) to carry out one of the following activities;

(i) to attend meetings, conferences and interviews, provided they were arranged before arrival in the UK and, if the applicant is a board-level director attending board meetings in the UK, provided they are not employed by a UK company (although they may be paid a fee for attending the meeting);

(ii) to attend trade fairs for promotional work only, provided they are not directly selling;

(iii) to arrange deals, or negotiating or signing trade agreements or contracts;

(iv) to carry out fact-finding missions;

(v) to conduct site visits;

(vi) to work as a driver on a genuine international route delivering goods or passengers from abroad;

(vii) to work as a tour group courier, providing the applicant is contracted to a firm with headquarters outside the UK, is seeking entry to accompany a tour group, and will depart with that tour, or another tour organised by the same company;

(viii) to speak at a one-off conference which is not organised as a commercial concern, and is not making a profit for the organiser;

(ix) to represent a foreign manufacturer by:

(i) carrying out installing, debugging or enhancing work for computer software companies,

(ii) servicing or repairing the manufacturer's products within the initial guarantee period, or

(iii) being briefed on the requirements of a UK customer, provided this is limited to briefing and does not include work involving use of the applicant's expertise to make a detailed assessment of a potential customer's requirements;

(x) to represent a foreign machine manufacturer, as part of the contract of purchase and supply, in erecting and installing machinery too heavy to be delivered in one piece;

(xi) to act as an interpreter or translator for visiting business people, provided they are all employed by, and doing the business of, the same overseas company;

(xii) to erect, dismantle, install, service, repair or advise on the development of foreign-made machinery, provided they will only do so in the UK for up to six months;

(b) to take part in a location shoot as a member of a film crew meaning he is a film actor, producer, director or technician paid or employed by an overseas firm other than one established in the UK and is coming to the UK for location sequences only for an overseas film;

(c) to represent overseas news media including as a journalist, correspondent, producer or cameraman provided he is employed or paid by an overseas company and is gathering information for an overseas publication;

(d) to act as an Academic Visitor but only if

(1) he is an academic who is:


(a) on sabbatical leave from an overseas academic institution to carry out research;
(b) taking part in formal exchange arrangements with UK counterparts (including doctors);
(c) coming to share knowledge or experience, or to hold informal discussions with their UK counterparts, or
(d) taking part in a single conference or seminar that is not a commercial or non-profit venture;
(e) an eminent senior doctor or dentist taking part in research, teaching or clinical practice; and

(2) he has been working as an academic in an institution of higher education overseas or in the field of their academic expertise immediately prior to seeking entry;"

(e) to act as a Visiting Professor; subject to undertaking only a small amount of teaching for the institution hosting the students he is supervising, being employed and paid by the overseas academic institution and not intending to base himself or seek employment in the UK.

(f) to be a secondee to a UK company which is directly contracted with the visitor's overseas company,with which it has no corporate relationship, to provide goods or services, provided the secondee remains employed and paid by the overseas company throughout the secondee's visit;

(g) to undertake some preaching or pastoral work as a religious worker, provided his base is abroad and he is not taking up an office, post or appointment;

(h) To act as an adviser, consultant, trainer, internal auditor or trouble shooter, to the UK branch of the same group of companies as the visitor's overseas company, provided the visitor remains employed and paid by the overseas company and does not undertake work, paid or unpaid with the UK company's clients;

(i) To receive specific, one-off training on techniques and work practices used in the UK where:

(a) the training is to be delivered by the UK branch of the same group of companies to which the individual's employer belongs; or

(b). the training is to be provided by a UK company contracted to provide goods or services to the overseas company; or

(c) a UK company is contracted to provide training facilities only, to an overseas company; or

(d) the training is corporate training which is being delivered by an outside provider to overseas and UK employees of the same group of companies; or

(e) the training is corporate training provided for the purposes of the person's employment overseas and delivered by a UK company that is neither part of the person's employer's corporate group nor whose main activity is the provision of training.

Leave to enter as a Business Visitor

46H A person seeking leave to enter to the United Kingdom as a Business Visitor may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46G is met. A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as an Academic Visitor who does not have entry clearance may, if otherwise eligible, be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46G are met. An Academic Visitor who has entry clearance may be admitted for up to 12 months subject to a condition prohibiting employment.

Permitted study as a business visitor

46HA. A person granted leave to enter under paragraph 46H may undertake a course of study to the same extent permitted by paragraph 43A.

Refusal of leave to enter as a Business Visitor

46I Leave to enter as a Business Visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46G are met.

Requirements for an extension of stay as a Business Visitor

46J Twelve months is the maximum permitted leave which may be granted to an Academic Visitor and six months is the maximum that may be granted to any other form of Business Visitor. The requirements for an extension of stay as a Business Visitor are that the applicant:

(i) meets the requirements of paragraph 46G(ii)-(iii); and

(ii) if he is a Business Visitor other than an Academic Visitor, has not already spent, or would not as a result of an extension of stay spend, more than 6 months in total in the United Kingdom as a Business Visitor; and

(iii) if he is an Academic Visitor, has not already spent, or would not as a result of an extension of stay spend, more than 12 months in total in the United Kingdom as a Business Visitor; and

(iv) has, or was last granted, entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as a Business Visitor; and

(v) must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except that any period of overstaying for a period of 28 days or less will be disregarded.

Extension of stay as a Business Visitor

46K An extension of stay as a Business Visitor may be granted, subject to a condition prohibiting employment and recourse to public funds, provided the Secretary of State is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46J is met.

Refusal of extension of stay as a Business Visitor

46L An extension of stay as a Business Visitor is to be refused if the Secretary of State is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46J is met.

Sports Visitors

Requirements for leave to enter as a Sports Visitor

46M The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a Sports Visitor are that he:

(i) is genuinely seeking entry as a Sports Visitor for a limited period as stated by him, not exceeding six months; and

(ii) meets the requirements of paragraphs 41(ii)-(viii) and (x)-(xii) (except that the requirement in paragraph 41(v) is to be read as if it were not qualified by paragraph 43A); and

(iii) intends to do one or more of the following during his visit:

a. to take part in a sports tournament, a particular sporting event or series of sporting events in which the applicant is either:

(i) taking part, either as an individual or as part of a team;

(ii) making personal appearances and promotions, such as book signings, television interviews, guest commentaries, negotiating contracts, or to discuss sponsorship deals;

(iii) taking part in 'trials', providing it is not in front of an audience, either paying or non-paying;

(iv) undertaking short periods of training, either as an individual or as part of a team, providing the applicant is not intending to settle in the UK, being paid by a UK sporting body, or joining a UK team where they are involved in friendly or exhibition matches.

b. To take part in a specific one off charity sporting event, provided no payment is received other than for travelling and other expenses;

c. To join, as an Amateur, a wholly or predominantly amateur team provided no payment is received other than for board and lodging and reasonable expenses;

d. To serve as a member of the technical or personal staff, or as an official, attending the same event as a visiting sportsperson coming for one or more of the purposes listed in (a), (b) or (c) or attending the same event as a sports-person carrying out permitted paid engagements as a visitor.

Leave to enter as a Sports Visitor

46N A person seeking leave to enter to the United Kingdom as a Sports Visitor may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46M is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a Sports Visitor

46O Leave to enter as a Sports Visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46M is met.

Requirements for an extension of stay as a Sports Visitor

46P Six months is the maximum permitted leave which may be granted to a Sports Visitor. The requirements for an extension of stay as a sports visitor are that the applicant:

(i) meets the requirements of paragraph 46M(ii)-(iii); and

(ii) has not already spent, or would not as a result of an extension of stay spend, more than 6 months in total in the United Kingdom as a Sports Visitor; and

(iii) has, or was last granted, entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as a Sports Visitor; and

(iv) must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except that any period of overstaying for a period of 28 days or less will be disregarded.

Extension of stay as a Sports Visitor

46Q An extension of stay as a Sports Visitor may be granted, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Secretary of State is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46P is met.

Refusal of extension of stay as a Sports Visitor

46R An extension of stay as a Sports Visitor is to be refused if the Secretary of State is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46P is met.

Entertainer Visitors

Requirements for leave to enter as an Entertainer Visitor

46S The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as an Entertainer Visitor are that he:

(i) is genuinely seeking entry as an Entertainer Visitor for a limited period as stated by him, not exceeding six months and

(ii) meets the requirements of paragraphs 41(ii)-(viii) and (x)-(xii) (except that the requirement in paragraph 41(v) is to be read as if it were not qualified by paragraph 43A) and

(iii) intends to do one or more of the following during his visit:

a. to take part as a professional entertainer in one or more music competitions; and/or

b. to fulfil one or more specific engagements as either an individual Amateur entertainer or as an Amateur group; and/or

c. to take part, as an amateur or professional entertainer, in one or more cultural events or festivals on the list of permit free festivals at Appendix R to these Rules.

d. serve as a member of the technical or personal staff, or of the production team, of an entertainer coming for one or more of the purposes listed in (a), (b), or (c), or attending the same event as an entertainer carrying out permitted paid engagements as a visitor

Leave to enter as an Entertainer Visitor

46T A person seeking leave to enter to the United Kingdom as an Entertainer Visitor may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46S is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as an Entertainer Visitor

46U Leave to enter as an Entertainer Visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46S is met.

Requirements for an extension of stay as an Entertainer Visitor

46V Six months is the maximum permitted leave which may be granted to an Entertainer Visitor. The requirements for an extension of stay as an Entertainer Visitor are that the applicant:

(i) meets the requirements of paragraph 46S(ii)-(iii); and

(ii) has not already spent, or would not as a result of an extension of stay spend, more than 6 months in total in the United Kingdom as an Entertainer Visitor; and

(iii) has, or was last granted, entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain as an Entertainer Visitor; and

(iv) must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except that any period of overstaying for a period of 28 days or less will be disregarded.

Extension of stay as an Entertainer Visitor

46W An extension of stay as an Entertainer Visitor may be granted, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Secretary of State is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46V is met.

Refusal of extension of stay as an Entertainer Visitor

46X An extension of stay as an Entertainer Visitor is to be refused if the Secretary of State is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 46V is met.

Visitors in transit

Requirements for admission as a visitor in transit to another country

47. The requirements to be met by a person (not being a member of the crew of a ship, aircraft, hovercraft, hydrofoil or train) seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor in transit to another country are that he:

(i) is in transit to a country outside the common travel area; and

(ii) has both the means and the intention of proceeding at once to another country; and

(iii) is assured of entry there; and

(iv) intends and is able to leave the United Kingdom within 48 hours.

Leave to enter as a visitor in transit

48. A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor in transit may be admitted for a period not exceeding 48 hours with a prohibition on employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 47 is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a visitor in transit

49. Leave to enter as a visitor in transit is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 47 is met.

Extension of stay as a visitor in transit

50. The maximum permitted leave which may be granted to a visitor in transit is 48 hours. An application for an extension of stay beyond 48 hours from a person admitted in this category is to be refused.

Visitors seeking to enter or remain for private medical treatment

Requirements for leave to enter as a visitor for private medical treatment

51. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor for private medical treatment are that he:

(i) meets the requirements set out in paragraph 41 (iii)-(vii), (ix)-(x) and (xii) (except that the requirement in paragraph 41(v) is to be read as if it were not qualified by paragraph 43A) for entry as a general visitor; and

(ii) in the case of a person suffering from a communicable disease, has satisfied the Medical Inspector that there is no danger to public health; and

(iii) can show, if required to do so, that any proposed course of treatment is of finite duration; and

(iv) intends to leave the United Kingdom at the end of his treatment; and

(v) can produce satisfactory evidence, if required to do so, of:

(a) the medical condition requiring consultation or treatment; and

(b) satisfactory arrangements for the necessary consultation or treatment at his own expense; and

(c) the estimated costs of such consultation or treatment; and

(d) the likely duration of his visit; and

(e) sufficient funds available to him in the United Kingdom to meet the estimated costs and his undertaking to do so.

Leave to enter as a visitor for private medical treatment

52. A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor for private medical treatment may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 51 is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a visitor for private medical treatment

53. Leave to enter as a visitor for private medical treatment is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 51 is met.

Requirements for an extension of stay as a visitor for private medical treatment

54. The requirements for an extension of stay as a visitor to undergo or continue private medical treatment are that the applicant:

(i) meets the requirements set out in paragraph 41(iii)-(vii), (ix)-(x) and (xii) and paragraph 51 (ii)-(v); and

(ii) has produced evidence in the form of a letter on headed notepaper giving a private practice or hospital address from a registered medical practitioner who holds an NHS consultant post or who appears in the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council that provides full details of the:


(a) nature of the illness:
(b) proposed or continuing treatment;
(c) frequency of consultations;
(d) probable duration of the treatment:
(e) details of the cost of treatment and confirmation that all expenses are being met; and
(f) where treatment amounts to private visits to a consultant for a relatively minor ailment, details of the progress being made and;

(iii) has provided evidence that he has met, out of the resources available to him, any costs and expenses incurred in relation to his treatment in the United Kingdom; and

(iv) has provided evidence that he has sufficient funds available to him in the United Kingdom or if relying on funds from abroad has provided evidence that those funds are fully transferable to the United Kingdom, to meet the likely costs of his treatment and intends to meet those costs; and

(v) was not last admitted to the United Kingdom under the Approved Destination Status Agreement with China; and

(vi) must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except that any period of overstaying for a period of 28 days or less will be disregarded.

Extension of stay as a visitor for private medical treatment

55. An extension of stay to undergo or continue private medical treatment may be granted, with a prohibition on employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Secretary of State is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 54 is met.

Refusal of extension of stay as a visitor for private medical treatment

56. An extension of stay as a visitor to undergo or continue private medical treatment is to be refused if the Secretary of State is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 54 is met.

Parent of a child at school

Requirements for leave to enter or remain as the parent of a child at school

56A. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as the parent of a child at school are that:

(i) the parent meets the requirements set out in paragraph 41 (ii)-(xii) (except that the requirement in paragraph 41(v) is to be read as if it were not qualified by paragraph 43A); and

(ii) (1) if the child has leave under paragraphs 57 to 62 of these Rules, the child is attending an independent fee paying day school and meets the requirements set out in paragraph 57(i) to (ix), or

-- (2) if the child is a Tier 4 (Child) Student, the child is attending an independent fee paying day school and meets the requirements set out in paragraph 245ZZA (if seeking leave to enter) or 245ZZC (if seeking leave to remain); and

(iii) the child is under 12 years of age; and

(iv) the parent can provide satisfactory evidence of adequate and reliable funds for maintaining a second home in the United Kingdom; and

(v) the parent is not seeking to make the United Kingdom his main home; and

(vi) the parent was not last admitted to the United Kingdom under the Approved Destination Status Agreement with China; and

(vii) if seeking leave to remain must not be in the UK in breach of immigration laws except that any period of overstaying for a period of 28 days or less will be disregarded.

Leave to enter or remain as the parent of a child at school

56B. A person seeking leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as the parent of a child at school may be admitted or allowed to remain for a period not exceeding 12 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer or, in the case of an application for limited leave to remain, the Secretary of State is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56A is met.

Refusal of leave to enter or remain as the parent of a child at school

56C. Leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as the parent of a child at school is to be refused if the Immigration Officer or, in the case of an application for limited leave to remain, the Secretary of State is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56A is met.

Visitors seeking to enter for the purposes of marriage or to enter a civil partnership

Requirements for leave to enter as a visitor for marriage or to enter a civil partnership

56D. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership are that he:

(i) meets the requirements set out in paragraph 41 (i) - (ix) and (xi) - (xii) (except that the requirement in paragraph 41(v) is to be read as if it were not qualified by paragraph 43A); and

(ii) can show that he intends to give notice of marriage or civil partnership, or marry or form a civil partnership, in the United Kingdom within the period for which entry is sought; and

(iii) can produce satisfactory evidence, if required to do so, of the arrangements for giving notice of marriage or civil partnership, or for his wedding or civil partnership to take place, in the United Kingdom during the period for which entry is sought; and

(iv) holds a valid United Kingdom entry clearance for entry in this capacity.

Leave to enter as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership

56E. A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56D is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership

56F. Leave to enter as a visitor for marriage or civil partnership is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56D is met.

Visitors seeking leave to enter under the Approved Destinations Status (ADS) agreement with China

Requirements for leave to enter as a visitor under the Approved Destination Status Agreement with China ("ADS Agreement ")

56G The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor under the ADS agreement with China are that he:

(i) meets the requirements set out in paragraph 41(ii)-(xii) (except that the requirement in paragraph 41(v) is to be read as if it were not qualified by paragraph 43A); and

(ii) is a national of the People's Republic of China; and

(iii) is genuinely seeking entry as a visitor for a limited period as stated by him, not exceeding 30 days; and

(iv) intends to enter, leave and travel within the territory of the United Kingdom as a member of a tourist group under the ADS agreement; and

(v) holds a valid ADS agreement visit visa.

Leave to enter as a visitor under the ADS agreement with China

56H A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor under the ADS Agreement may be admitted for a period not exceeding 30 days, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided they hold an ADS Agreement visit visa.

Refusal of leave to enter as a visitor under the ADS agreement with China

56I Leave to enter as a visitor under the ADS agreement with China is to be refused if the person does not hold an ADS Agreement visit visa.

Extension of stay as a visitor under the ADS agreement with China

56J Any application for an extension of stay as a visitor under the ADS Agreement with China is to be refused.

Student visitors

Requirements for leave to enter as a student visitor

56K(1) The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a student visitor are that he:

(i) is genuinely seeking entry as a student visitor for a limited period as stated by him, not exceeding six months; and

(ii) has been accepted on a course of study which is to be provided by an institution which is:

(a) the holder of a Sponsor licence for Tier 4 of the Points Based System, or

(b) the holder of valid accreditation from Accreditation UK, the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), the British Accreditation Council (BAC) or the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC), or

(c) the holder of a valid and satisfactory full institutional inspection, review or audit by one of the following bodies: Bridge Schools Inspectorate; the Education and Training Inspectorate; Estyn; Education Scotland; the Independent Schools Inspectorate; Office for Standards in Education; the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education; the Schools Inspection Service or the Education and Training Inspectorate Northern Ireland, or

(d) an overseas Higher Education Institution offering only part of their programmes in the United Kingdom, holding its own national accreditation and offering programmes that are an equivalent level to a United Kingdom degree, or

(iia)-

(a) is enrolled on a course of study abroad equivalent to at least UK degree level study, and

(b) has been accepted by a UK recognised body or a body in receipt of public funding as a higher education institution from the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales or the Scottish Funding Council to undertake research or research tuition at the UK institution, providing that-

(c) the overseas course provider confirms that the research or research tuition is part of or relevant to the course of study mentioned in sub-paragraph (a) above, and

(d) the student is not to be employed as a sponsored researcher under the relevant Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange scheme, or under Tier 2 of the Points-Based System, at the UK institution; and

(iii) intends to leave the United Kingdom at the end of his visit as stated by him; and

(iv) does not intend to take employment in the United Kingdom; and

(v) does not intend to engage in business, to produce goods or provide services within the United Kingdom, including the selling of goods or services direct to members of the public; and

(vi) does not intend to study at a maintained school; and

(vii) will maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants adequately out of resources available to him without recourse to public funds or taking employment; or will, with any dependants, be maintained and accommodated adequately by relatives or friends; and

(viii) can meet the cost of the return or onward journey; and

(ix) is not a child under the age of 18; and

(x) meets the requirements set out in paragraph 41 (ix) - (xii).

(2) In sub-paragraph (1) (iia) "research tuition" means tuition given to the applicant about how to conduct research.

Leave to enter as a student visitor

56L. A person seeking leave to enter to the United Kingdom as a student visitor may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, and recourse to public funds, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56K is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a student visitor

56M. Leave to enter as a student visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56K is met.

Prospective Entrepreneurs

Purpose

56N. This Special Visitor route is to enable individuals who are at the time of applying for leave under this route in discussions with:

(i) one or more registered venture capitalist firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, and/or

(ii) one or more UK entrepreneurial seed funding competitions which is listed as endorsed on the UK Trade & Investment website, and/or

(iii) one or more UK Government Departments,

to secure funding in order to join, set up or take over, and be actively involved in the running of, a business in the UK.

Requirements for leave to enter as a Prospective Entrepreneur

56O. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a Prospective Entrepreneur are that:

(a) The applicant must provide an original, letter on headed paper signed by an authorised official of that institution supporting the application from:

(i) one or more registered venture capitalist firms regulated by the financial conduct authority,

(ii) one or more UK entrepreneurial seed funding competitions which is listed as endorsed on the UK Trade & Investment website, or

(iii) one or more UK Government Departments;

(b) The letter referred to in (a) must be dated no earlier than three months before the date of the application, be signed by an authorised official, and contain:

(i) a description of the nature of the individual(s) and/or organisation(s) supporting the application;

(ii) a description of the background and nature of the proposed business;

(iii) a description of the applicant's suitability to be involved with the proposed business;

(iv) a commitment by the individual(s) and/or organisation(s) supporting the applicant to make a decision whether to make a decision whether to provide a minimum of £50,000 funding for the proposed business within 6 months of the applicant entering the UK. (if more than one individual and/or organisation is supporting the applicant, each amount proposed may be less than £50k, provided that the total amount is a minimum of £50k);

(v) a commitment by the individual(s) or organisation(s) supporting the applicant that the proposed business will be set up and run from the UK;

(vi) details of a contact name, telephone number and e-mail address for the individual(s) and/or organisation(s) supporting the applicant; and

(vii) confirmation that the individual(s) and/or organisation(s) supporting the applicant is content to be contacted about the applicant;

(c) The applicant's primary intention in applying as a Prospective Entrepreneur is to secure funding in order to join, set up or take over, and be actively involved in the running of a business in the UK;

(d) The applicant intends to carry out one of the activities as listed in paragraph 56O(d)(i), specifying the activities that a Prospective Entrepreneur may undertake during a visit to the UK;

56O(d)(i). The permitted activities are:


(1) attending meetings, including meetings arranged while in the UK, interviews arranged before arriving in the UK and conferences;
(2) attending trade fairs provided this is restricted to promotional work and does not involve selling directly to members of the public;
(3) arranging deals and negotiating or signing trade agreements and contracts;
(4) conducting site visits;
(5) speaking at a one-off conference which is not organised as a commercial concern;
(6) undertaking fact finding missions;
(7) purchasing, checking the details of or examining goods;
(8) recruiting staff for the proposed business activity which is the object of the visa

(e) The applicant intends to leave the United Kingdom at the end of the period of the visit as stated by him, unless he makes a successful application for leave to remain as a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) Migrant before the end of the period of the visit;

(f) The applicant will maintain and accommodate himself and any dependants adequately out of resources available to him without recourse to public funds or taking employment; or will, with any dependants, be maintained and accommodated adequately by relatives or friends;

(g) The applicant does not intend during his visit to:

(i) take employment in the United Kingdom;

(ii) produce goods or provide services within the United Kingdom, including the selling of goods or services direct to members of the public;

(iii) undertake a course of study;

(iv) marry or form a civil partnership, or to give notice of marriage or civil partnership; or

(v) receive private medical treatment.

(h) The applicant is not under the age of 18;

(i) The applicant is not in transit to a country outside the common travel area; and

(j) The applicant holds a valid United Kingdom entry clearance for entry in this capacity.

Leave to enter as a Prospective Entrepreneur

56P. a person seeking leave to enter to the United Kingdom as a Prospective Entrepreneur may be admitted for a period not exceeding 6 months, subject to a condition prohibiting employment, study and recourse to public funds, provided the secretary of state is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56O is met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a Prospective Entrepreneur

56Q. Leave to enter as a Prospective Entrepreneur is to be refused if the secretary of state is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56O is met.

Rules 56R to 56W DELETED.

Visitors undertaking permitted paid engagements

Requirements for leave to enter as a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements

56X. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements are that the applicant:

i. is genuinely seeking entry as a visitor undertaking a permitted paid engagement for a limited period, not exceeding one month; and

ii. meets the requirements of paragraphs 41(ii), (v), (vii), (viii), (x) - (xii) (except that the requirement in paragraph 41(v) is to be read as if it were not qualified by paragraph 43A); and

iii. intends to do one of the following pre-arranged permitted paid engagements which can be evidenced by a formal invitation, and can show that the engagement relates to his or her area of expertise and/or qualifications, and full time occupation overseas:

a) examine students and/or participate in or chair selection panels as a visiting academic, who is highly qualified within his or her own field of expertise, invited by a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or a United Kingdom based research or arts organisation as part of that institution or organisation's quality assurance processes;

b) give one or more lectures in his or her field of expertise as a visiting lecturer, invited by a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or a United Kingdom based research or arts organisation provided this is not in a formal teaching role;

c) as an overseas designated pilot examiner, assess United Kingdom based pilots to ensure they meet the national aviation regulatory requirements of other countries, by invitation of an approved training organisation based in the United Kingdom that is regulated by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority for that purpose;

d) provide advocacy in a particular area of law as a qualified lawyer for the purposes of a court or tribunal hearing, arbitration or other form of alternative dispute resolution for legal proceedings within the United Kingdom, at the invitation of a client in the United Kingdom or foreign based client;

e) undertake an activity relating to the arts, entertainment or sporting professions, by invitation of an arts or sports organisation or broadcaster based in the United Kingdom; and

iv. does not intend to take employment, produce goods or provide services within the United Kingdom, including the selling of goods or services direct to members of the public other than as permitted for by the pre-arranged paid engagement; and

v. will maintain and accommodate him or herself adequately out of resources available to the applicant without recourse to public funds or taking employment; or will be maintained and accommodated adequately by relatives or friends.

Leave to enter as a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements

56Y. A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements may be admitted for a single entry and for a period not exceeding 1 month, with a condition prohibiting study and recourse to public funds provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56X are met.

Refusal of leave to enter as a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements

56Z Leave to enter as a visitor undertaking permitted paid engagements is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements at paragraph 56X are met.

Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor

Period for which these rules have effect

56ZA Paragraphs 56ZB to 56ZH have effect for the period beginning with 4 March 2014 and ending with 4 September 2014. Entry clearance or leave to enter or remain may not be given under these paragraphs for any period outside this period.

Requirements for leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor

56ZB. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor are that the applicant:

(a) is genuinely seeking leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor; and

(b) is accredited by the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee for the XX (20th) Commonwealth Games ("Glasgow 2014 Ltd") (other than under category codes WKF or S) and that accreditation has not been revoked by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) or Glasgow 2014 Ltd acting on behalf of the CGF; and

(c) when seeking leave to enter or remain, produces a Commonwealth Games Identity and Accreditation Card issued by Glasgow 2014 Ltd; and

(d) subject to sub-paragraph (f), is seeking leave to enter or remain during the period beginning with 4 March 2014 and ending with 3 September 2014; and

(e) is not seeking leave to enter or remain for any period that extends beyond 3 September 2014; and

(f) if seeking leave to enter or remain on or after 4 August 2014, must have been given entry clearance, leave to enter or leave to remain under paragraph 56ZC in respect of the period (or part of the period) beginning with 4 March 2014 and ending with 3 August 2014; and

(g) if he or she intends to take employment, takes employment only related to the Commonwealth Games (see paragraph 56ZH); and

(h) will maintain and accommodate him or herself and any dependants adequately out of resources available to him or her without recourse to public funds or taking employment other than as permitted by paragraph 56ZB(g), or will, with any dependants, be maintained and/or accommodated adequately by relatives or friends who can demonstrate they are able and intend to do so, and are legally present in the United Kingdom, or will be at the time of their visit; and;

(i) does not intend to undertake a course of study; and

(j) does not, during his or her visit, intend to marry or form a civil partnership, or to give notice of marriage or civil partnership; and

(k) can meet the cost of the return or onward journey; and

(l) intends to leave the United Kingdom on or before 3 September 2014; and

(m) is not a child under the age of 18.

Leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor

56ZC. A person seeking leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor during the period beginning with 4 March 2014 and ending with 3 September 2014 may be admitted or allowed to stay in the UK until (but no later than) 3 September 2014 subject to conditions prohibiting 10 recourse to public funds and restricting employment to employment only related to the Commonwealth Games, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56ZB is met.

Refusal of leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor

56ZD. Leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the
requirements of paragraph 56ZB is met.

Requirements for leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Child Visitor

56ZE. The requirements to be met by a person seeking leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Child Visitor are that the applicant:

(a) is genuinely seeking leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Child Visitor; and

(b) meets the requirements of paragraph 56ZB (b) to (g) and (l); and

(c) is under the age or 18; and

(d) can demonstrate that suitable arrangements have been made for his or her travel to, and reception and care in, the United Kingdom; and

(e) has a parent or guardian in his or her home country or country of habitual residence who is responsible for his or her care and who confirms that they consent to the arrangements for the applicant's travel, reception and care in the United Kingdom.

Leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Child Visitor

56ZF. A person seeking leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Child Visitor during the period beginning with 4 March 2014 and ending with 3 September 2014 may be admitted or allowed to stay until (but no later than) 3 September 2014 subject to conditions prohibiting recourse to public funds and restricting employment to employment only related to the Commonwealth Games, provided the Immigration Officer is satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56ZE is met.

Refusal of leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Child Visitor

56ZG. Leave to enter or remain as a Commonwealth Games Family Member Child Visitor is to be refused if the Immigration Officer is not satisfied that each of the requirements of paragraph 56ZE is met.

Meaning of employment related to the Commonwealth Games

56ZH. For the purposes of paragraphs 56ZB to 56ZG "employment related to the Commonwealth Games" is employment that is necessary for the purposes of the Games or other Games Family Members who are attending the Games.