We are filling in the VAF4A application form for family settlement for a spouse visa.
We came across a question related to past visas for the UK which asks who was the issuing authority.
My wife is Brazilian, so she does not need a visa to enter the UK for up to 6 months as a visitor.
For her visits, does the 6-month stamp count as the visa and, if so, who is the issuing authority? Would it be border control?
She also had a Tier 4 student visa (to study an MSc.) which was issued in Rio de Janeiro, but it does not state the Issuing Authority on it. Who would be the issuing Authority?