Thanks for the Clarification.
If you are not planning to Studty in the UK, the only way you will be able to make an application for a Visa longer thanm 6 months is to make an application for a Visa under one of the other categories under the Points Based System.
A visit, business or sports visit visa may be valid for 2, 5 or 10 years.
Generally visit visas are valid for six months. But they can be issued for longer, for 1,2,5 or 10 years. However, those with longer term visas can still only stay in the UK for six months at any one time, other than Academic Visitors and parents of children at school as outlined above. Longer term visas are generally issued to frequent travellers.
What you are referring to is a multi-entry Visitors Visa for a specific period of time.
If you are a sports person in the UK, a Visitors Visa would not allow you to work.
Sorry I sent that last one too early. This is what I found off of ukvisas.gov.uk. Would this be something I could apply for? I have found in other places that a sports visit visa is only valid for 6 months but here it says otherwise.
I am not looking to work.
Can I apply for an extension/visa within the UK?
A multi entry visa is what you could apply for, however, my concern is tha a visitors visa will not allow you to work in any capacity, howevere, a sports visa will.
If you wish to make an application for a multi-entry visa, you will have to make tha appropriate application to the Home Office.
If you are currently on a Sports Visa, you can submit a fresh application to extend or vary your Leave whilst in the UK.
Which site are you downloading the forms from?
Click on the following link for further details:
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If you wish to discuss, please feel free to ask further questions.
Sorry, but can I have the link for the multiple-entry visitor visa instead of the sportsperson? Thanks.
Can I please just have the link for the multiple-entry visitor visa? I would not fit under Tier 2 sportsperson because it is not professional and I'm not elite competing at the highest level.
Is the form on this page the same as I'd use for a multiple-entry or longer term visa? This is my concern from the website link you gave me that leads me to believe this form would only grant me an additional six months:
If we gave you permission to enter for three months and you would like to extend your stay to the maximum of six (or 12) months in total, you will need to apply for an extension using the application form FLR(O).
Sorry I have a few more questions, but I just want to make sure I do what is right/best the first time around.
Is the extension from the time my first visa expires or from the time they process it?
If it is from when they process, would it be smarter to send it in a few days before my current visa expires (in case I don't get the 20 month request accepted) so as to have a slightly longer stay?
If I ask for 20 months and they deny it, would they grant me 6 months instead or just refuse the whole application?
Thanks in advance.
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