The United Kingdom is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world, and there are several types of visas available for individuals seeking to visit the country. One such visa is the UK visit visa, which allows individuals to travel to the UK for a limited period of time for a variety of reasons, including tourism, visiting family and friends, and attending business meetings. The duration of a UK visit visa can vary, but most visas are issued for a maximum of six months. There are different types of UK visit visas available, including the standard visit visa, the family visit visa, and the transit visa. In this article, we will provide an overview of the UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for parents visit visa (as most of the IMGs are on tier 2 UK visa) including the requirements, how to apply, and an example of a cover letter.
|UK Tier 2 Visa Sponsorship for Parents Visit Visa|
UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for parents visit visa allows the
sponsor to bring their parents to the UK for a short period of time, usually up
to 6 months. The requirements for this type of visa are relatively strict and
it is important to have a thorough understanding of the application process in
order to increase the chances of success.
Requirements for UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for parents
sponsor must be a British citizen or hold a valid Tier 2 visa and be able
to support their parents financially during their stay in the UK.
sponsor must provide evidence of their employment, income and financial
stability, such as a recent payslip, a letter from their employer
confirming their salary and length of employment, and bank statements showing
their financial stability.
sponsor must provide evidence of their relationship with their parents,
such as a birth certificate or marriage certificate.
sponsor must provide evidence of their parents’ identity, such as a
passport or national ID card.
sponsor must provide evidence of their parents’ travel plans, such as
flight tickets and accommodation arrangements.
sponsor must provide a letter of invitation explaining why their parents
are visiting the UK and what their plans are during their stay.
sponsor must provide evidence that their parents have enough funds to
cover the costs of their stay in the UK without relying on public funds,
such as bank statements and proof of any financial support from the
Applying for UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for parents visit
The first step in the application process is to complete the
online application form and pay the visa fee. The applicant will then be
required to provide all of the supporting documentation listed above, as well
as biometric information, such as fingerprints and a digital photograph.
Once the application and supporting documentation have been
submitted, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will review the application and
make a decision on whether to grant the visa. The processing time for this type
of visa can vary, but it is typically around 15 working days.
The Standard UK Visitor visa costs £100 for up to 6 months, and you can apply 3 months before the date of travel.
Application processing time: UKVI takes approximately 3-4 weeks to issue visa
Here is the official UK standard visit visa application portal
Example of a cover letter for parents requiring a visit visa
to the UK:
[City, State ZIP Code]
UK Visas and Immigration
[City, State ZIP Code]
I am writing to apply for a UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for
my parents [Parent’s Names], who are seeking a visit visa to the UK. I am a
British citizen and have been employed as a [Job Title] at [Company Name] for
[Number of Years] years. I am able to financially support my parents during
their stay in the UK and would like to invite them to visit me for a period of
[Number of Months].
I have attached all of the required supporting
documentation, including evidence of my employment, income and financial
stability, a letter of invitation, and evidence of my parents’ identity and
travel plans. I have also included bank statements to show that my parents have
enough funds to cover the costs of their stay in the UK without relying on
I am confident that my parents will not overstay their visa
or become a burden on public funds, as they have a strong commitment to
returning to their home country after their visit. I would be grateful if you
could consider my application and grant my parents the opportunity to visit me
in the UK.
Thank you for your time and consideration.