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UK visa: Standard visitors now permitted to work with approval

  • Announcement made on Thursday
  • Approval must be taken 
Update : 14 Dec 2023, 10:30 PM

The Home Office of the British government has announced a change in UK visitor visa policy which would allow specific visitors to work in the country.

The announcement was made on Thursday.

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An approval must be taken along with the visit visa in this regard.

Commenting on this matter, Barrister Shubhagat Dey, managing partner of Lexpert Solicitors LLP in London, said that the Home Office has removed the previous obstacles to work on a visit visa. Family visitors, holiday tourists can work while traveling.

 In the past, the Islamic scholars who used to go to the UK to deliver speeches in Islamic programs, could not legally accept any money for the visit visa. They will be allowed to receive money from now on.

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A lawyer can also come on a visit visa and provide various services under the revised rules, said the lawyer.

Around 40 million visitors visit the UK each year. The standard visitor visa allows a person to visit the UK for up to six months. A £100 fee is required for a 6-month standard visitor visa.

Also read: New UK earning limit threatens family life for Bangladeshi migrants

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