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Home Office visit visa guidance updated


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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

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Colin Yeo

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