The visa application process can be complicated for both first-time applicants and seasoned travellers, especially as application processes and visa rules change frequently.
Sometimes you even have several different types of visa you qualify for and knowing which route to choose is essential to make sure you don’t exclude yourself from being able to renew that visa in the future.
Over the last few months we’ve listened to feedback from hundreds of people who’ve wrote to us asking for more information on how to begin their visa application. So to get your visa application off to the right start, we’ve recently launched two new resources.
Your Ultimate 5-step Guide to Applying for a Visa
Based on our experience of working in the global visas and immigration industry for more than 10 years and having spoken to thousands of visa applications from Cairo to Beijing and Johannesburg to London, we’ve created the free ebook Your Ultimate 5-step Guide to Applying for a Visa.
This Ultimate Guide covers the process you should follow for making any type of visa application, with specific examples provided throughout to show you how to avoid the most common pitfalls people encounter.
The Ultimate Guide covers:
- Discover the Basics
- Understand the Process
- Prepare your Visa Application
- Submit your Visa Application
- Receive your Decision
You can download this 58-page ebook for free from our homepage.
When people have reached out to us with queries, for some we’ve been able to point to published government information, while for others we’ve worked with our immigration advisers to create and launch new services for visa types we didn’t yet support on Help with my visa! (such as setting up two Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa services).
But for many people starting their visa application journey it was clear that what they needed was professional advice to make sure they approached it correctly. As at times, even knowing what type of visa to apply for can be confusing, and you may in fact have several options.
So working with our immigration advisers we’ve launching a new 20-minute UK visa consultation service in collaboration with Immigration Services Provider (ISP).
The 20-minute UK visa consultation service is a virtual session with ISP where they will:
- Listen to your situation and tell you how to start your UK visa application
- Tell you what type of visa application you should make based on what you’ve told them so far
- Answer your questions on the visa application process
If you’re satisfied with the 20-minute UK visa consultation service you’ll have the option to appoint ISP to fully prepare and submit your visa application through a full immigration advice and case preparation service, but there’s no obligation to do so.
So now when we’re asked visa questions we can’t – or aren’t permitted – to answer, we can point people to this 20-minute UK visa consultation service as another option for how they can get started on their visa journey.
The 20-minute UK visa consultation service costs £25 plus any applicable VAT and is conducted by telephone, meaning you can use this service whether you’re inside or outside the UK.
The service is available in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
We’re working with our other immigration adviser partners to bring you even more choice in this type of visa consultation and we look forward to announcing more services in the near future.