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Immigration staff guidance about the different visitor categories for visiting the UK and how UK Visas and Immigration makes decisions on visitor cases.


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UK Visas and Immigration guidance on how staff make decisions on visitor cases.

Published 24 April 2015
Last updated 31 January 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules.

  2. The caseworker guidance has been updated.

  3. Added accessible HTML version.

  4. Updated to reflect changes to the Immigration Rules.

  5. Updated guidance in line with Immigration Rule changes coming into force on 6 October 2021.

  6. Guidance updated: • FBIS policy updates • Updating reference of leave to permission • Adding validity section • Adding section on Irish citizens • Updating numbering to reflect simplified rules • Adding section on new UKVI process • Updating references to suitability to tie in with the new Part 9 rules and guidance that will now apply to the Visitor routes

  7. Updated guidance document.

  8. Updated guidance.

  9. Guidance updated.

  10. Updated guidance.

  11. Updated guidance.

  12. Updated guidance.

  13. Updated guidance, December 2015.

  14. Updated guidance.

  15. First published.