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I was wondering if it was possible to reapply and get granted a new UK visa immediately after the previous one expired? I've already read a few answers that touch upon this topic and there seemingly is no rule explicitly forbidding this, but I am unsure if this applies to the current circumstances of my colleagues.

The situation is that we have a team or workers completing a project in the UK (for a UK company), which is planned to take 10 months. We've already received 6-month Standard Visitor Visas for our team members and wanted to reapply for new Standard Visitor Visas for them when the previous visas expire so they can complete the project, since they're already well versed in all aspects of the job.

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    The situation is that we have a team or workers completing a project in the UK (for a UK company), which is planned to take 10 months? The first question is, is what you’re doing even allowed? On a visitor visa? Your workers are going to have their visas either denied or cancelled at the airport if the authorities find out. – user 56513 Jan 29 at 8:21
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    Appending V Visitor Rules, under "Permitted activities for all visitors" says: "An employee of a foreign manufacturer or supplier may install, dismantle, repair, service or advise on equipment, computer software or hardware where it has a contract of purchase or supply or lease with a UK company or organisation." – user86252 Jan 29 at 8:39
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    You're talking about (I'm presuming) decent sums of money here, work contracts, the whole shebang. I really don't think you should be coming to the internet to a free Q&A site for answers. This seems like the situation where you talk to people paid to understand and inform on these matters, and if your company is doing plenty of work like this, you should already know one of these people. If not, now's a good a time as any to find one :) – Philbo Jan 29 at 8:52
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    Your question has been answered. Is it possible? Yes. Is it probable? That’s a different question. 10 months on a visitor visa is a lot of time and this looks like project creep. From 6 months to 10 months. They won’t be too happy about that. – user 56513 Jan 29 at 9:03
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    @HonoraryWorldCitizen Especially if they find out that it was expected to be 10 months in the first place, but the applicants dishonestly stated that it was only expected to be 6 months! – djr Jan 29 at 9:12
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I was wondering if it was possible to reapply and get granted a new UK visa immediately after the previous one expired?

The answer is expressly yes it is possible. It does not mean it will be approved. There is nothing like a cool off period one has to wait for between UK visas or UK visits. Remember we have even 10 year visas.

You indicated the work you’re doing (installation of products) is covered by the rules for visitor visas and was explained in the previous visa application so that is not the question I am answering, ie the legality of what you’re doing on a visitor visa.

Your legal stay is controlled by the length of your visa and the duration the immigration officer gives you at entry. The standard is either six months or the duration of validity remaining on your visa, whichever is shorter. You can turn around immediately after the first six months, exit the UK and renter the next day.

We have a canonical answer about personal impact and articulation skills which will be instructive in this scenario. In situations like this your ability to convince the immigration officer at the airport after convincing the ECO to issue the visa is absolutely crucial.

REFERENCE

I applied and received a 5 year visa less than a week after my previous 5 year visa expired.

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