I want to request a 2-year visitor visa but will only stay continuously for 6 months in one visit. Where can I choose this option in the visa application?

  • Welcome to TSE, Uma. Could you please add to which country you're apply for a visa? If it is to a Schengen country, you could look at this question to see whether it helps answer your question. – Giorgio Jun 10 '18 at 15:28
  • applying for UK family visitor visa – Uma Jun 10 '18 at 15:31
  • Your question says visit visa; why the Family visa? Do you have a relative there (partner, spouse, child, parent there)? If not, or if you plan to be there for 6 months or less, the Standard Visit Visa might be more suitable. You wouldn't want to risk a refusal. – Giorgio Jun 10 '18 at 15:51
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    @Uma How often would you plan to return and will this be your first application for a UK visit visa? It’s probably unlikely you’d get approval for a 2 year multiple entry visa, they usually look for a good travel history before granting a longer-term Visit visa. – Traveller Jun 10 '18 at 16:48
  • My children living there I have been there few times on 6 months visa and returned on time. If I can get for 2 years it will save my time visiting to visa application centre. – Uma Jun 10 '18 at 18:34

When you apply for the UK Standard Visit Visa, either online or in paper form, you will be asked for how long you want your visa to be valid (6 months, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years). This visa replaced what was referred to as the Family Visitor Visa (among others).

You would be charged the corresponding fee:

  • Standard Visitor visa: £93
  • Long-term Standard Visitor visa: 2 years £350; 5 years £636; 10 years £798
  • Hi I Couldn't see any where in the application requesting to enter how long you want your visa to be valid it is only asking under travel information date you will arrive in the UK and the date you will leave the UK is this where need to request 2 year valid visa. Please advice me. – Uma Jun 16 '18 at 20:58
  • Look at the form and you'll see How long do you want your visa to be valid for? – Giorgio Jun 16 '18 at 21:16
  • Thank you Giorgio , this question is not on the on line application I do not know why – Uma Jun 16 '18 at 21:57

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