Application for a Standard Visitor Visa (Family Visit)

Family Visit Visa Document List Required

Please find below a list of the documents required for your family visit visa application to the UK.

It should be noted that for this family visit visa document list, the Home Office will only accept original documents. If no original is available, photocopied documents must be a stamped certified true copy of the original. Where a document is not in English or Welsh, the original must be accompanied by a fully certified translation by a professional translator. This translation must include details of the translator’s credentials and confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document. It must also be dated and include the original signature of the translator.

Please note that documents listed are carefully explained whether they are mandatory or optional. You should collect as many documents as possible and use it as a checklist to ensure all documents where possible have been sent as soon as possible. Where you are unable to provide the original documents, please explain the reasons by adding your comments.

family visit visa document list

The UK family visit visa document list we will require from you are as follows:

Evidence of Applicant's Identity

Current PassportMandatory
Previous PassportsMandatory
Recent Passport Photographs (x2)(Photo Guidance)Mandatory

Evidence of Identity of and Relationship to Sponsor (whichever applies)

Passport and visaMandatory
Birth CertificateMandatory
Marriage CertificateMandatory
Other evidences showing relationshipMandatory

Evidence of Finances

Letter of Employment/Contract of EmploymentMandatory
Proof of self-employment eg business registration, tax payment etcif appliesMandatory
Bank Statements for the past six monthsMandatory
Remittances receiptsIf anyMandatory
From Sponsor:
Letter of EmploymentMandatory
Payslips for the past six monthsMandatory
Bank Statements for the past six monthsMandatory

Evidence of Accommodation

Tenancy Agreement/Mortgage Statements (from Applicant and Sponsor)Mandatory
Hotel Reservationif appliesMandatory

Letters of Support

Letter of Invitation from SponsorMandatory
Letter of Support from SponsorMandatory
Letter of Support from other sponsorsif availableMandatory
Letter of Support from whomever will be left to look after your business while you are on holidayif appliesMandatory
Letter of Support from whomever will support your family financially while you are on holidayIf appliesMandatory

Evidence of intention to return to your home country once visit is over (whichever applies)

Employment – letter of employment, payslipsMandatory
Business – business registration, tax returnMandatory
Education – letter of enrolment, letter from school etc.Mandatory
Caring for family member – any documents showing thisMandatory

Other Documents

Home Office Lettersif anyMandatory
Spouse’s and Children’s Passportif anyMandatory
Itinerary of visit to UKMandatory
Other evidence showing reason of visit to UKMandatory

All documents should be posted or scanned and emailed to us to make sure they meet the requirements.

If you are posting the documents, they should be sent to: iam (immigration and migration), Suite 8, 225 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London Docklands E14 9FW. Please send this as recorded or special delivery for tracking purposes. You are not required to inform us. You can track your parcel with Royal Mail (track and trace)

Please let us know if you cannot provide anything from the family visit visa document list and we can discuss alternative documents you may provide. Once we have received the documents, we will inform you via e-mail and update your application in our records.

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