Visitors to the UK (who are not citizens or holding a valid visa to stay there) can usually stay in the UK for up to six months.
The business visitor category is for people who want to do business in the UK for a short time. This includes academic visitors, visiting professors, overseas news media representatives and film crews on location.
A family visitor may visit a family member in the UK who is a:
spouse, civil partner, father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister;
grandfather, grandmother, grandson or granddaughter;
spouse or civil partner’s father, m