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Home Office visit visa guidance updated

Home Office visit visa guidance updated

The Home Office and Entry Clearance Officer guidance on visit visa cases has been reissued and updated. Changes are as follows:

Visit visa applications from persons with Right of Abode to be refused – Page 3

Clarified that evidence is required when refusing on mandatory grounds – Page 8

Example of when an applicant may be considered to have few or no ties to their home country – Page 12

Exception on study as a visitor for long-term visit visa holders – page 25

Clarified that escorting a private medical treatment is not a permitted visitor activity – pages 27 and 44

Deleted reference to 2 year China visit visa scheme pilot – page 29

Cancelling and curtailing visitor visas and leave – page 32

Source: Visit guidance – Publications – GOV.UK

Colin Yeo
Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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