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U.K. Visitor's Visa
We aim to provide the best in quality service to all our valued customers
U.K. Visitor's Visa
We aim to provide the best in quality service to all our valued customers
U.K. Visitor's Visa - United-Kingdom

U.K.

VISITOR'S VISA

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How can we help you get your United Kingdom(U.K) Visa approved?

We know how excited you are about getting a visa to visit your friends and family members in the United Kingdom.

At Expedite Travel services, we have a team of expert and professional immigration consultants to help you get your UK visa approved with no hassle- we make the entire process seamless. When you apply for a UK visa, you are not required to do an interview; instead, you will have to submit a list of supporting documents to the embassy in order to get your visa approved. Though the process of applying for a UK visitor visa may seem easy to some applicants; for most, the process can be confusing and lengthy, the requirement of numerous forms that must be accurately completed, along with the supporting documents that you need to submit to the UK Embassy.

One simple mistake can lead to your immediate denial, but guess what? With our team of experienced and professional Immigration Consultants, we will ensure that your application is completed accurately and all supporting documents submitted to the UK Embassy. Using a well establish immigration consultant not only gives you the best possible chance of getting your UK visitor visa approved, but it also makes the entire process simple and stress-free. This is why Expedite Travel Services has recorded an unprecedented 98% success rate in Jamaica! With this excellent record, our clients continue to refer their friends and family to apply with Expedite Travel Services.

When applying for a UK visitor visa with Expedite Travel Services, we provide you with the convenience of choosing to complete your application via our website or by visiting our main office.

How can you apply for the U.K. Visitor's Visa?

Gather the required documents

Please acquire the required documents as described below so you can get started on applying for the U.K. Visitor’s Visa. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

PERSON IN THE U.K.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

From the person in the U.K.

Invitation letter

The invitation letter can be from a family member or a friend. If the person that you’re visiting is paying for your trip it should be stated in the letter. Please note that the person sending the invitation letter does not have to sign it. This can be scanned and sent to your email or Expedite Travel Service email. The person doesn’t need to mail down the documents. Mailing down the documents will take too long.

Passport front page (citizen)

The person sending the invitation letter will need to send you a copy of their passport front page. This can be scanned and sent to your email or to our email at Expedite Travel Services

If you will be visiting an International Student please have him/her provide the following documents:

  • Invitation letter
  • Passport front page
  • Student visa and/or their post-graduate work permit
  • Letter from the school, if attending a graduation

If you will be visiting someone who is on a work program have him/her provide the following documents:

  • Invitation letter
  • Passport front page
  • Work permit

Required documents for the person applying

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

From the person applying

Passport

Valid passport

Your passport should have at least (6) months remaining before it expires. However, it's best to renew your passport if it has less than one (1) year remaining.

Expired passport

We will need your expired passports if you were issued a U.K. visa before and it expires. However, if you misplace your old passport, you can apply without it.

Employment status

Job letter

A job letter is needed from the company that you are currently employed. Though a letter may be valid for six (6) months, please ensure that your job letter is no more than two (2) months old.

Letter from J.P.

A self-employed person should get a letter from a J.P stating that they are self-employed and how long they have been self-employed.

Business Registration Certificate

If you are a registered business owner you should provide a Business Registration Certificate from The Companies Office of Jamaica.

Status letter

Obtain a status letter from the educational institution you are currently attending.

Finance

Bank statement/ 4-months bank printout

Bank statement is a common concern among applicants. Everyone wants to know how much money they should have in their bank account before applying for a UK Visa. Having sufficient funds to pay for your trip is the most dependable factor when you apply for UK visa. We recommend having a bank statement with at least JM $300,000 or GBP $3,000. You do not need to have a bank statement if your family member or friends in UK is paying for your trip; they need to send you a bank statement with at least 3,000 pound. The person that is sponsoring your trip should have more money in their account than the amount that they are paying towards your trip. These documents can be scanned send to your email or to Expedite Travel Service email at [email protected]

Other documents

Marriage certificate

Please provide a copy of your marriage certificate, if married.

Birth certificate

Please provide a birth certificate for children under 18 years who are applying.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

THE PERSON APPLYING

Valid Passport

Your passport should have at least (6) months remaining before it expires. However, it’s best to renew your passport if it has less than one (1) year remaining.

Expired passport

We will need your expired passports if you were issued a Canadian visa before and it expires. However, if you misplace your old passport, you can apply without it.

Job letter

A job letter is needed from the company that you are currently employed and should be as resent as possible. Though a letter may be valid for six (6) months, please ensure that your job letter is no more than two (2) months old.

Letter from a J.P

A self-employed person should get a letter from a J.P stating that they are self-employed and how long they have been self-employed. If you need a sample letter from a JP please scroll down and download a copy for reference

Business registration certificate 

If you are a registered business owner you should provide a Business Registration Certificate from The Companies Office of Jamaica.

No work documents needed

For a person sixty (60) years  or older, no work information is required for them since they are retired.

Status letter

Obtain a status letter from the educational institution you are currently attending.

Marriage certificate

Please provide a copy of your marriage certificate, if married

Birth certificate

Please provide a birth certificate for children under 18 years who are applying.

One(1) recent digital photograph

The frame size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/4″). The photographs must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photograph, and include the top of the shoulders. The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 31 mm (1 1/4″) and 36 mm (1 7/16″). Ask the photographer who takes your photo to send a copy to our email ([email protected]).

Bank statement

Bank Statement is a common concern among applicants. Everyone wants to know how much money they should have in their bank account before applying for a Canadian Visa. In all honesty, it’s not all about the amount of money in your bank account. A person with JMD 50,000 in their account can get their visa approved, while a person with JMD 100,000 in their account gets denied. The recommended amount to have on your bank statement should be roughly 80,000. If you don’t have any money in your account, you can get a four (4) months transactional history of your bank account once you have money going into your account monthly. Most applicants that get a Canadian visa barely have JMD 100,000 in their account. The recommended amount to have on your bank statement should be roughly JMD 80,000.

Optional Documents

Additional documents that you can provide to help strengthen your application are Land title, Car title, and insurance certificate. These documents are optional. Most persons that are approved a Canadian visa doesn’t own a house or a car.

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Sample Documents

Invitation letter

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Letter from J.P.

Click the download button to retrieve a sample letter for a Self-Employed person. It should only be used as a reference to guide the J.P. The letter will stand as a Job letter for a self-employed person

Consent letter for minor

Click the download button to retrieve a sample consent letter for a minor. Ensure the parent who is giving permission signs the letter and have it sign and stamped by a J.P

Apply for the U.K. Visitor's Visa

You can apply for the U.K. Visitor’s Visa by applying through us “Online” or “In-Office. Please see more details below:

Apply online

1. Gather the required documents

Gather the required documents, then scan and email the required documents stated above to [email protected] 

2. Complete our online form

Complete our online form using either your phone, laptop, desktop or tablet and click submit. This will send your information to us. 

3. We complete your application

Once your visa application is complete, we will print for you a copy of the application for proof reading. In the event that errors are identified, we will make the necessary changes, have you recheck and confirm accuracy before final submission. We at the Expedite Travel Services, encourage applicants to check their application multiple times for errors before submitting it to the UK Embassy.

Once you verify that your application is accurately completed, we will pay the visa fee and submit your visa application to UK Embassy.

After submitting your application and paying the visa fee, we will schedule an appointment to get your biometric processed. A biometric is the process by which your fingerprint information is taken in order for the UK embassy to access your criminal records and easily track any unlawful activity done in the country. The biometric is done at the UK Visa Application Centre nearest to you. .

On the morning of the appointment, you will take your passport, along with all supporting documents. Once your biometric is completed at the UK Visa Application Center, the embassy will take fifteen (15) days to process your application.

When the UK Embassy has finished processing your application, they will send you an email to let you know the status of your visa, that is, approved or denied. If your visitor visa is approved, they will then send your passport with DHL to you.

Apply in-office

1. Gather the required documents

The required documents are stated above. Ensure you have all the necessary documents that apply to you when visiting our office 

2. Bring the necessary information

Ensure you have all the information needed to complete your application before visiting the office. The information needed are stated below as follows:

Spouse’s full name, date of birth, address, and occupation. Spouse information is needed if you are married or in a common-law relationship.

Parents full name, marital status, date of birth, address, and occupation. Even if your parents are deceased, we will still need their name for the application process. If you don’t know anything about your parent, you can apply without their information as this will not reduce your chances of getting your visa approved.

Children full name, marital status, date of birth, address and occupation. Even If your children are deceased, we will still need their name for the application process.

Step-children full name, marital status, date of birth, address and occupation. Whether your stepchild/stepchildren are living with you or not, their information is still required. However, if you don’t know anything about your step child/children, you can apply without their information. This will not reduce your chance of getting your visa approved.

We will need the name of the last two (2) companies you worked for including the: address, job title, employment start date and end date. If you don’t remember all the information about your previous employment, you can apply without it. This will not reduce your chances of getting your visa approved.

3. Visit the office

When visiting the office bring the required documents and the necessary information to complete your application. 

Once your visa application is complete, we will print for you a copy of the application for proof reading. In the event that errors are identified, we will make the necessary changes, have you recheck and confirm accuracy before final submission. We at the Expedite Travel Services, encourage applicants to check their application multiple times for errors before submitting it to the UK Embassy.

After submitting your application and paying the visa fee, we will schedule an appointment to get your biometric processed. A biometric is the process by which your fingerprint information is taken in order for the UK embassy to access your criminal records and easily track any unlawful activity done in the country. The biometric is done at the UK Visa Application Centre nearest to you.

On the morning of the appointment, you will take your passport, along with all supporting documents. Once your biometric is completed at the UK Visa Application Center, the embassy will take fifteen (15) days to process your application.

When the UK Embassy has finished processing your application, they will send you an email to let you know the status of your visa, that is, approved or denied. If your visitor visa is approved, they will then send your passport with DHL to you.

Visa Granted V.S. Visa Denied

This is a scenario demonstrating two(2) applicant, one being granted the visa V.S. the other being denied based on ties to their home country

Jody was granted a U.K. visa by demonstrating strong ties to his home country.

Jody is currently employed as a customer service representative for over 3 years. When Jody applied for a UK visa, she submitted the following supporting documents:

Jody was granted a UK visa because she demonstrated, to the visa officer that she is able to pay for her trip when she travels to the UK.

Mr. Campbell was denied a visa based on the fact that his ties to his home country were weak.

Mr. Campbell currently lives with his spouse and 4 children and has been working as a mechanic for over 5 years. When Mr. Campbell applied for the UK visa, he submitted the following documents:

Mr. Morgan was denied a UK visa because he did not have enough funds in his account to pay for his trip to the UK.

Reasons for denial

MOST COMMON REASONS FOR DENIAL

I was denied a U.K. visitor's visa and I would like to know why; my application was done properly, and I provided all the required documents as requested?

We know how disappointing it can be when someone is denied a UK visitor visa. Just so you know, when you apply for a UK visa several factors are taken into consideration before visa approval. The visa officer carefully reviews your visa application to ensure that you have sufficient ties to your home country based on the supporting documents you submit to the UK Embassy.

You did not provide enough evidence that demonstrate that you are able to pay for your trip.

Having sufficient funds available to pay for your trip is the most crucial factor when applying for a UK visitor visa. A visa officer can easily detect, without a doubt, whether an applicant can finance their trip to the UK based on the amount of money they are earning from their job, along with the amount of money that is in their bank account. We recommend having a bank statement reflecting at least JMD $300,000 or 3,000 Pounds. If you do not have sufficient funds in your account to pay for your plane fare and other incurred expenses, the visa officer will deny you on the basis that you are unable to finance your trip to the UK. If someone is unable to pay for their travel expenses, how will they sustain themselves once they have arrived in the UK? Travelling can prove to be a very costly venture and resultantly many successful visa holders resort to working in the UK to cover their travel expenses. These are some of the major factors that make obtaining a visitor visa sometimes difficult. So be sure to have sufficient funds in your bank account to finance your trip whenever you are ready to apply.

You have not provided enough evidence to prove that you will leave the U.K at the end of your stay.

The visa officer wants to know that you will leave the U.K at the end of your stay. As such, they will thoroughly review your visa application and the circumstances surrounding your travel plans, as well as other ties to your home country. Strong ties may vary from person to person; they generally include your job, house, family, and assets. Various aspects of your life bind you to the country within which you reside, such as employment, children, and spouse. If you fail to convince the visa officer that you will leave the U.K at the end of your stay, they will deny you under the pretense that your ties to your home country are weak. The visa officer wants to know that you have your job, children, or spouse to return to after a short stay in the U.K.

Unable to verify source of funds

When you apply for a UK visa, the visa officer wants to know how by what means the money in your bank account was accumulated. For instance, if you have ($1,000,000) one million dollars in your account and there is no transactional history regarding how you got the funds; the visa officer can deny you on the absence of proof as to how the reflected funds were accumulated, whether by personal savings or the money gifted to you. Especially if the amount was recently placed in your account solely for a bank statement to apply for a visa. The visa officer will be suspicious due to unclear indications of how you accumulated the funds to pay for your trip. Some applicants choose to ascertain loans and deposit funds to their accounts in one large sum. This approach is not recommended as when you make large deposits prior to your visa application submission; the visa officer will be in suspense to determine if the money will be available after your application process is complete. As such, we encourage applicants to provide a transactional history of their account which gives an overview of monthly deposits and withdrawals. You can get a transactional history of your bank account from your financial institution.

You haven’t provided enough evidence that you will leave UK at the end of your stay

The visa officer wants to know that you will leave UK at the end of your stay. As such, they will thoroughly review your visa application and the circumstances surrounding your travel plans, as well as other ties to your home country. Strong ties may vary from person to person; they generally include your job, house, family, and assets. Various aspects of your life bind you to the country within which you reside, such as employment, children, and spouse. If you fail to convince the visa officer that you will leave UK at the end of your stay, they will deny you under the pretense that your ties to your home country are weak. The visa officer wants to know that you have your job, children, or spouse to return to after a short stay in UK.

Failure to provide all relevant supporting documents

Many applicants who choose to complete their U.K. visa application independently end up ruining their application, as well as failing to submit all the required documents. Resultantly contributing of their UK visitor visa application denial. Let’s say you did not fill out your application correctly and/or failure to submit all the supporting documents-for instance, if you were arrested in the past and didn’t provide a police record, they will deny you, for the fact that you did not provide all the relevant documents to support your visa application.
Hire a professional immigration consultant if you do not understand the entire process and the primary documents needed submission to the U.K. Embassy.

You haven’t provided enough proof to support your reasons for visiting UK.

When you apply for a visa to travel to the UK, the invitation letter should state your reason for travel whether for: a family visit, tourism, funeral, wedding, or graduation. If you are attending a funeral, you must provide evidence of the death certificate. In the event that you fail to submit the right documents to indicate your main intention in traveling to the UK the visa officer might deny you due to unclear reasons for traveling to the United Kingdom.

Limited Employment and Job Stability

Being employed or working at a previous establishment for less than one (1) year indicates inconsistency and inability to settle in a job. The visa officer wants to know that you are working in a stable job for at least (1) one to one (2) years. The longer you are employed in an organization, the better are your chances of being granted a visa.

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Frequently asked questions

CONTACT US FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.

We have helped a lot of persons in the same position as you and they got through, anyone can be granted a visa, even persons who are not working apply and they got through. Even though a VISA IS NOT A GUARANTEE, we’ll ensure that you are fully prepared by filling out your application properly and by ensuring that you have all the relevant documents to get your visa approved.

Yes, once someone can present a bank statement on your behalf, whether it’s the person you’re visiting in U.K. or in Jamaica.

One common concern among applicants is how much they should have on their bank statement before they apply for a U.K. Visitor’s Visa. Based on our experience and knowledge a minimum amount would be 300,000 JMD but the more money you have the better your chances.

Yes, however someone that is unemployed stands a lesser chance of getting a visa than someone that is employed. However, it’s not impossible for someone that is unemployed to get a visa.

If you don’t have anyone in Canada we can schedule a hotel reservation for 40USD or $5,000 JMD. With the hotel reservation, you don’t need an invitation letter. The hotel reservation has to be scheduled before your appointment.

Yes, you can still apply if your spouse lives in the U.K..

You should try to apply at least 2 months ahead of your intended date of travel.

Yes you can. For more information please reach out to our team, they’ll be happy to advise you accordingly.

I know how disappointing it can be when you’re denied a visa. Just so you know, you can reapply the same day. However, it’s best to wait for 6 months to 1 year to try your luck again. In most cases, visa refusal is caused by the ineligibility of the applicant, poor documentation or improper structuring of the application. The visa officer can deny you because he thinks that you don’t have a lot of ties to your country of residence. A person can have all the requirements and is still denied a visa. Some persons will get their visa the first time they apply, while some persons will visit the embassy 4 times before they are eventually granted a visa.

Expedite Travel Services is a registered and legitimate Company. You can call Companies Office of Jamaica at (876) 908-4419 or (876) 908-4426 or you can click the link below to do a name search for Expedite Travel Services on the Companies Office of Jamaica website to see if our Company is Registered. https://www.orcjamaica.com/CompanySearch.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 If a company name is not showing on the Companies Office of Jamaica website the company is not registered.

Yes you can apply for the U.K. Visitor’s Visa however you have to state the details on your application as to why you were charged.

Yes you can apply for U.K. Visitor’s Visa however you have to state the details on your application as to why you were deported.

No you are not required to do an interview, only submit your application and supporting documents.

You can stay up to 6 months.

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I recommend ETS 100%. They are the best travel agency in Jamaica. They are there with you every step of the way and ensure that you are prepared. They are efficient in what they do and their staff are very professional. Use ETS for your US, Candian and UK application!
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Just want to thank Expedite Travel Service for a seamless process. Today I got my passport back and it had my new visa in it. Big thanks again for an A-Class service.
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I finally got to see my mom after 7 years. She has been battling cancer without me by her side. I tried to get my UK visitor visa over 5 times and didn't get it. Thanks to expedite travel service after my second try with them I got it. They made my dream of seeing my mom after so long come through. I strongly recommend their service for traveling issues. Ask for Adrian if that helps, he assisted me all the way.
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Just wanna take the time out to say a big thank you to Expedite Travel Services for assisting with my success for the UK visa .... It was a great experience for me working with you , and I hope you all continue to give this warmth and respect to your customers.
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I had the great pleasure of working with Expedited Travel Service to prepare Canadian temp visas for my parents in February and was quite impressed with the attention Adrian gives to all necessary details needed to secure visas. My parents both got 10 years multi-entry visas, so happy. Thanks Expedited Travel Service, will definitely work with you again and refer my family/friends.....
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professional. I've been told by other agencies that the Canadian Visa is very hard to get when I went to apply with them they discourage me but I saw an add on Facebook with Expedite and they gave me the best encouragement ever... I'm all the way in St Elizabeth,never been to the office and it was like they were right down the road.. My mother and I got our Canadian Visa The best agency ever... 100% reliable, effective and efficient in the service they provide! Affordable too😁
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Good day expedite travel service. I am writing this with mixed feeling. I heard about this company through a friend of mine who resides in Canada🇨🇦 I was pretty much confused and scared to reapply for my Canadian visa after being refused twice, I didn’t let my scattered mind stop me thou. When I arrived at the office I felt welcome and comfortable knowing this is the first agency that I’ve been that does there work with love and honesty. The level of professionalism the workers entails left me in awww it gave me confidence that this is the rightful place to do my application.
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Thanks to Expediate Travel for assisting me in getting my Canadian Visa I am so elated. They took the time to review my documents in depth, made recommendations where necessary and go above and beyond to make sure my documents are well put together. I had tried on 2 previous occasions at other travel agents but all they did was to put all the documents together without even reading the letters etc etc. Expedite is A1, efficient and effective service delivered to me. Thank you so much for delivering . And a special thank you to Mike.
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I was super happy that I chose Expedite Travel Services to do my canadian visa application. They walked me through, step by step and gave me the best advice for doing my application. On my own, I wouldn't have thought about half of the stuff that they told me to get. I would recommend Expedite Travel Services to anyone who want expert advice and a friendly, attentive staff

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