This category is for Applicants highly qualified within their own field of expertise who wish to enter the UK for specified academic purposes.
Non-European nationals who wish to enter the UK as visitors must have permission to do so unless they are the national of a listed country to which an exemption applies.
When the country exemption applies, an Applicant need only apply for leave to the Immigration Officer at the UK port of entry unless:
(a) visiting the UK to marry or to form a civil partnership (or give notice of this); or
(b) seeking to visit the UK for more than 6 months.
Visit (Standard) Academic visa Applicants can apply for 12 months visas and need to demonstrate a genuine intention to visit. This means the Applicant:
Additionally, Visit (Standard) Academic visa Applicants must also:
(a) be highly qualified within their own field of expertise
(b) currently working in that field at an academic institution or institution of higher education overseas
(c) intend to do one (or more) of the following permitted activities:
(i) take part in formal exchange arrangements with UK counterparts (including doctors);
(ii) carry out research for their own purposes if they are on sabbatical leave from their home institution;
(iii) take part in research, teaching or clinical practice provided this does not amount to filling a permanent teaching post (if they are an eminent senior doctor or dentist)
(d) provide a valid medical certificate issued by a specified medical confirming that they have undergone screening for active pulmonary tuberculosis and that this tuberculosis is not present in the Applicant (if from a specified country)
Visit (Standard) Academic visa holders are permitted to:
Visit (Standard) Academic visa Applicant’s are not permitted to
Visit (Standard) Academic visa Applicants and any dependants must demonstrate sufficient funds to cover the all costs associated with the visit either personally or via third parties, without recourse to public funds.
A Visit (Standard) Academic visa Applicants stay in the UK for up to 12 months during its validity.
Our experienced lawyers can help Applicants:
DESCARTES SOLICITORS is recognised as one of the leading multi-practice firms in the UK. Our specialist immigration team works closely with individual academics and organisations to apply for a Visit (Standard) Academic visas. Please contact our lawyers on 0208 995 3556/0844 556 9901 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.