This visa category is sought after by nationals of foreign countries who intend to come to the United Kingdom for a short period. The need to make an application under this category depends on the nationality of the individual, the length of stay and the purpose of the visit. Under the Visitorís Visa category exists a number of specific visitorís visa types that grants the applicant entry for the purpose of holidays, visitations, marriages, short term study and many others.
The validity period for visitorís visa is generally 6 months but in some special cases the applicant might be granted leave for longer periods of up to One, Two, Five or Ten years. The long term visa holder is however expected to stay in the United Kingdom for 6 months at a time except in the cases of Parents of children at school and Academic visitors.