The following Immigration Q&A Produced in partnership with Gary McIndoe of Latitude Law provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The general requirements in relation to funds, maintenance and accommodation provided by third parties for visitors (including permitted paid engagements visitors) can be found in the Immigration Rules, Appendix V, para V4. In order for travel costs, maintenance and accommodation to be provided by a third party (see: Immigration Rules, Appendix V4, para V 4.3), the third party:
must have a genuine professional or personal relationship with the visitor
must not be in the UK in breach of UK immigration laws, and
can and will provide support to the visitor for the intended duration of their stay
Under Immigration Rules, Appendix V, para V 4.4, the third party may be asked to give an undertaking in writing to be responsible for the applicant’s maintenance and accommodation. The Home Office has a standard form of sponsorship un
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