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My girlfriend had applied a standard visitor visa last year and her stated reason was tourism. Is it OK for her to visit me now, as it's now for a different reason?

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    what is the reason now? It could continue to be tourism. She is not going to work or stay in the country... – Marcel P. Jan 29 '18 at 18:18
  • Were you her boyfriend at the time of the Visa application? if so was she honest about it? – Peter Green Jan 29 '18 at 18:20
  • @PeterGreen Thanks for your reply! I was her boyfriend at the time. She didn't state she wanted to visit me because at that time her college arranged a trip to UK. I wasn't in UK at that time yet. – Rui Liu Jan 29 '18 at 18:32
  • @MarcelP. The reason I want to check this is because she might end up applying for the Tier dependant visa in the future (I'm current holding Tier 2 working visa in UK). – Rui Liu Jan 29 '18 at 18:33
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    Is it a multiple entry visa she already used once last year and now wants to use again for another visit, or a single entry visa she applied for with one reason but now wants to use for something else? – Zach Lipton Jan 29 '18 at 19:03
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With a Standard Visitor Visa, she can come and go and do any activity listed in Appendix 3 of the Immigration Rules Appendix V visitor rules. This holds true even if the stated purpose on the application now differs from the current purpose. Among them, you'll see

Tourism and leisure
3 A visitor may visit friends and family and / or come to the UK for a holiday.

Of particular relevance, as this question is frequently asked on this site, @GayotFow explained that:

On 24 April 2015 all existing visitor visas, including family visitor, business visitor, student visitor, child visitor, and others were automatically converted to the 'standard visitor visa'.

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The controlling link if you are interested is the Immigration Act 2014.

For additional reference: Can I travel to the UK for business on a C visit visa?

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