A general visitor visa is suitable for someone visiting as a tourist or visiting friends or family. It is also suitable for miscellaneous purposes, such as for attending a graduation ceremony or a funeral.

General visitors are allowed (with some restrictions) to study short courses of study for up to 30 days but they are not allowed to work or be involved in commercial activities generally.

General visitors must show that there are adequate funds for their visit and that there will be adequate and suitable accommodation for them.