UK Visa

UK Visa Requirements

Person inviting you to UK

Invitation Letter and the front page of the person’s passport who is inviting you to the UK. These documents can be scanned and emailed to you.

Bank statement & job letter, if the person in UK paying for your trip.

Person Applying

Valid Passport

Marriage Certificate (If married)

Bank statement (If you are the one paying for your trip)

Job letter or letter from a JP, If you are self employed

Business Registration Certificate, If your business is registered.

Status letter, If you’re a student. The person paying paying for the student application should provide a bank statement and job letter.

How can Expedite Travel Services help you?

At Expedite Travel Service we have a fine selection of experienced travel consultants that can help you with preparing all the necessary documentation that you will need to have a successful application. While the process of applying for a visa may seem easy some applicants apply without seeking any help from a professional travel consultant. There is a higher risk of refusal when your visa application is not properly completed. 

When applying for a UK visa you’re not required to do an interview, you will be required to submit documentation to satisfy the UK visa officer that you will return to Jamaica after a temporary visit. 

In order to be granted a UK visitor visa, you must prove beyond doubt that you will leave the UK at the end of your visit by:

  • Convincing the officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your stay
  • Proving to the officer that you’re in a financially stable job
  • Be a law abiding citizen and have no form of criminal record.
  • Prove to the officer that you can financially support yourself while in Canada.


When Mr. Blake applied for a UK visa, he submitted the following documents:

  • A bank statement with 100,000 account balance
  • Letter from JP with over $150,000 in monthly earnings.
  • Land title
  • Invitation letter and permanent resident card from a Canadian citizen.
  • Marriage certificate


When Mr. Morgan applied for a UK visa, he submitted the following documents:

  • A bank statement with 1,000,000 account balance
  • Job letter with a salary of a $120,000 monthly
  • Invitation letter and permanent resident card from a Canadian citizen.
  • Car Title

Mr Blake applied for and was granted a UK visa. He is married, owns his house and currently works as a Vendor.  He was granted a UK visa because he could prove that he had strong ties to Jamaica. These ties among others included being married and owning a house.

Mr Morgan was denied a UK visa because he didn’t have enough documentation to convince the visa officers that he has strong ties to Jamaica. Although Mr Morgan is a teacher, he didn’t have as many ties as Mr Blake – He was single (no strong family ties) and living with his parents.

The UK visitor visa is one of the most difficult applications to get approved. A lot of people overstay on their visitor’s visa and because of this immigration officers scrutinize each application thoroughly to ensure that you will return to your home country at the end of your stay.

Typical Reasons for UK Visa Denial

Job Status

Some applicant’s are denied a visa because of their job status.  Low salary earners are more likely to be denied than someone with a higher wage. 

Marital Status

Someone that is single stands a lower chance of obtaining the visitor’s visa. The reason why this is the case is because someone that has kids and perhaps a spouse has stronger ties within their home country which makes them more likely to return home – compared to a single person.

Spouse Living Abroad

If your spouse lives in Jamaica, you stand a higher chance of obtaining a visitor’s visa, compared to someone has a spouse living in the U.K; the chances are high that he or she might just settle with his or her spouse in the UK

Re-apply for a visa without any significant changes in your life

When you are denied a visa, you can always re-apply at any time. However, before you reschedule another interview, ensure that you understand that the main reason why you were denied a visitor’s visa is that you didn’t have enough ties in Jamaica. From our experience, it is recommended that you wait for at least one year before reapplying. When reapplying you should be able to demonstrate what significant change has happened in your life within the last year? If nothing has changed you might be denied again.


Visa officers can reject your application because of your age. For instance, a 40-year-old man is more likely to return to his home country compared to a 20-year-old. However, though age could be a factor, people of all ages can still be granted visas.

Abuse of previous visa

You may be denied a visa if the consular officer discovers that you abuse previous visa. For instance, if your passport shows that you have stayed several months more than once in the U.K, you may be denied another opportunity this time around.

Lack of proper documentation

You may be denied a visa if you don’t have proper documentation to present to visa officer. For example if you say that you own a bar you should have a bar license or business registration certificate. The visa officer doesn’t normally ask for documents on ever occasion. However, you should still have these documents in case the visa officers ask you them during your interview.


Typical reasons why persons UK Visa gets revoked

  • Visa approval comes with certain terms and conditions which successful applicant are expected to adhere to. For example, successful applicants are not expected to work in the U.K; else, their visa can be canceled before, during, or after their stay in the United Kingdom.
  • Overstaying in the U.K may lead to visa cancellation. For example, your visa may be revoked if you spend more than six months in the U.K A lot of people assume that when they are given a visa, it simply means that they can stay in the U.K for the entire duration until their visa expire.
  • Staying for a period of three (3) to six (6) months in the United Kingdom may lead to cancellation of your visa. Why? Because the visa officer may think you’re working in the country or you’re planning not to return to Jamaica.
  • If at any point the UK government discovers that your purpose of travelling is different from the one stated in your application, your visa may be cancelled immediately. This could even be before your trip to the U.K.
  • Custom officers can revoke or cancel your visa at the port of entry if they suspect that you will be using your visa for other purposes. You can be selected for a routine search. Custom officers can search your phone during the routine search to see your recent communications with friends and family. If any of your messages seem suspicious, your visa may be canceled. For example, some travelers might have been discussing with their relatives in U.K about getting a job upon arrival.

Contact Details

Kingston Office

Address: Aqueduct Rd, UWI Campus, Kingston

Phones: (876) 560-5040 (Digi) ; (876) 909-2433 (Lime)


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Address: George’s Plain, Westmoreland

Phones: (876) 560-5040 (Digi) ; (876) 909-2433 (Lime)


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