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Questions tagged [uk-visa]

uk-visa tag should be used with questions concerning visas of various types for visiting the United Kingdom (the island of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and several other islands in the region).

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Can I convert the UK Standard-Visitor Visa to a Fiancee Visa?

I've found a lot of conflicting information regarding this on StackExchange and other websites together and I'd like to know if anyone knew anything definite about this. I am from the United States of ...
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Ancestral visa application

When applying for a UK Ancestral Visa on Visa4UK it comes up with Visa type and I select Settlement - what should then be selected under Visa Sub type?
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Entering the UK as a visitor, 5 years after tier 4 visa was curtailed

I am hoping someone can assist me, as I am unsure of what to do in this situation: I was a student in the UK 5 years ago. I rushed into the decision of studying abroad and chose a course that was ...
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Spouse visa category and IHS payment

I applied from Nigeria for a settlement visa to join my wife in the UK who is a British citizen and my sponsor and meets the financial requirements. All supporting documents have been submitted with ...
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Supporting letter spouse visa

please tell me can I mention that wife has mental illness ( bipolar) in my supporting letter and attach a letter from her doc
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Am I eligible for a UK Ancestry Visa if my British grandparent was born outside the UK?

I am asking this question for a friend who is an Australian citizen. I have read through the eligibility documents and it seems as though she is not eligible to go through the Ancestry Visa route but ...
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Form for child born in UK to Tier 2 parents

I am on a Tier 2 (General ) visa and my daughter was born in May 2018 in UK. I tried to obtain a Tier 2 dependant child visa for her using the form https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/product/pbs-...
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is a Senior Web Developer position under Tier 2 shortage occupancy?

I've just been offered a Senior Web Developer position in the UK at a company who are a Tier 2 General A rated sponsor. I was wondering if I am able to apply under shortage occupancy so I can pay the ...
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Tier 2 (General) Visa - Maintenance (and accommodation) requirement

I have recently applied for my tier 2 (General) visa as a main applicant along with dependent - spouse and dependent - child visas. My sponsor has not sponsored maintenance. I have more than ...
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Can I be paid for work I did outside the UK while visiting on a tourist visa?

I work remotely as a software developer, and am going to visit the UK for 6 months (just by showing my US passport upon entry for a tourist visa since I have never been to the UK before). I have ...
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UK Loans and eligibility

I am looking to immigrate to the UK and get a British Business Bank loan Do I need to be a citizen to get a loan or will a visa be enough? Also how much money will I need as funds for my visa to be ...
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UK spouse visa question

Hello i have heard that there is a letter you can add it to your visa application file it's really support and I have told that there is a template for it and it's something to do with human rights to ...
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Right to work for Non EEA spouse of German in UK

We moved to the UK nearly three months ago. I'm Mexican and my wife is German. She just started working in a full time job and I'm about to apply for my residence card. The Home Office says that in ...
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Visa requirements for children born abroad

just looking for info as I find the Uk gov website confusing regarding visas for children born abroad and I cannot find anything specific relating to my situation. I am a British Citizen not by ...
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UK spouse visa questions

I intend to apply for UK spouse visa. My wife is English; she is exempt from financial requirements: she's on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). I've ...
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Marriage visitor visa for US citizens with children

Obviously I can come in and out of UK as I have done so in the last 7 years. I have entered UK for multiple times and my longest stay was a month. I and my partner would like to get married and since ...
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EEA Family Permit : Previous passports

My wife is about to apply for an EEA Family Permit to join me. She is missing one of her previous passports. Is it mandatory to submit all her previous passports? what should we do if all previous ...
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Proof of your dependency if you’re dependent on your EEA family member

I am a Dutch national living in the UK. My wife is from Asia. She is about to apply for an "EEA family permit from outside the UK" to join me. When we look at the "Documents you must provide", there ...
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UK Tier 5 Visa and cancellation of previous Tier 4 visa

I am now under a Tier 4 Visa expiring on 29 Jan 2019. I need to go back to Canada to apply for a Tier 5 YMS in September. However, I would like my Tier 5 to start only on the 1st of January, to get ...
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Can I apply for a family visit visa to stay with my husband in the UK before applying for a spouse visa?

I am a Tunisian and my husband is British. We have been living in Tunis since we got married in July 2017. My husband has been offered a job in the UK (one-year contract) and I plan on applying for a ...
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Settlement visa processing times

I was hoping someone could help. My wife and I applied for a settlement visa, she is an American citizen and I am a British citizen. The visa is for her to come settle in the UK. Her biometrics were ...
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Family Permit for under 21 child non-EEA citizen

I am a Portuguese national. Currently, working and living in the UK. I have a non-EEA son under 21 that lives outside of EU. I want him to join me in the UK. As far as I understand he can apply for ...
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Short term student visa UK interview

I am applying for a short-term student visa for the UK. It is a European exchange student program (Erasmus). This Friday I have an appointment at the visa application center. Do I have to attend an ...
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EEA Family Permit Application question

I am a Dutch national, my wife is from Asia. I moved to the UK 4 weeks ago. Just completed 1 month in the UK. I don’t have my National insurance number yet. My jobcentre appointment is on 27 July. ...
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EEA Family Permit - EEA National registration certificate number [duplicate]

My wife is making an EEA Family Permit application to move to the UK. She is doing the application through visa4uk.fco.gov.uk. My wife is from Asia. I live in the UK and I have a Dutch passport. I am ...
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Address for an EEA family permit

I am a Polish citizen. My husband is Egyptian. We live together in Egypt. I have never been to the UK. We are refilling application on the visa4uk website and one of the questions made us a bit ...
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Paying health surcharge on Tier2 extension. Should I pay the full 3 years?

I am in the process of submitting my application to extent my Tier 2 General Visa. I have the COS, which is 3 years. I came to the UK in 2014, so I have to do my settlement before the end of the 6th ...
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What is my country of permanent residence for UK visa purposes?

I am filling out a UK student visa application, and it asks for my "country of permanent residence," but it does not provide a definition for this term. I currently reside outside of my country of ...
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Does a bank letter for a UK Tier 4 visa require one to disclose their exact balance?

One of the UK Tier 4 visa requirements is to provide financial evidence demonstrating that one can fund the cost of their studies and living expenses in the UK. According to Section 227 (iii), one may ...
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About UK visa / residence card

I have Italian nationality. I came to England in March 2016 and I regularly go to work. My father came to England today, without a visa because he came with a residence card of a family member of an ...
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Tier 2 visa extension

I am currently on a Tier 2 general visa that expires on 14 July 2018. I am planning to submit my application for visa extension tomorrow. On the website they state that the new visa could take up to ...
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UK spouse visa financial requirement

I am a UK citizen married to an American citizen and we would like it if my wife could come and live in the UK with me. I have just finished a degree in Biomedical science and wish to pursue a PhD, ...
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UK spouse 5-year route without settlement

My wife is at the end of her second 2.5 year spousal visa. We have the option to apply for settlement under the 5-year route. We are only planning to stay in the UK for another 2 years. Can we apply ...
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How to gain additional points on the CoS (Tier 2 UK)

I am an Australian speech pathologist who has been offered a permanent full time position with the NHS. I am currently sitting on 40 points for my application for CoS although have been rejected ...
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UK Tier2 ICT resignation query

I am in UK on a Tier 2 ICT (Intra company transfer) visa ? I need to resign and after the last working day until I leave UK, how much time do I have in between? I mean, after last working day how long ...
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I am a non-UK EU citizen, arriving in the UK before Brexit. Does it matter whether my non-EU spouse joins me before or after Brexit?

I am planning to move to the UK. I am a non-UK EU citizen and I will be a researcher funded by a grant (the grant is coming not from the UK). I am arriving before January 2019, i.e. before Brexit. My ...
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Is it possible for a UK Citizen to apply for his non EU wife and child to come to Britain but apply from outside Britain?

I see only examples of applicants already living in Britain. My husband is planning on registering his British Citizenship (South African mother who was born in England) from within the US. Assuming ...
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How to get a UK work visa to work remotely for a US company?

I’m working for a small remote tech company that is not on the UK registered sponsors list (being a US company). We have one employee who works in the UK and has “settlement” (permanent residence) ...
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Resigning from Tier 2 sponsorship and switching to Tier 4

I was in Tier 2 sponsorship visa and a university offered me PhD scholarship. I resigned from the office and the HR said that my sponsorship will also be invalidated from the last day at my work (...
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Re-apply for UK tier 4 student visa

I applied for a UK Tier 4 General Student visa. My bank statement had my name handwritten in English and not printed, as my bank had to write it down and stamp twice, since my information on the bank ...
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UK job offer - Non EEA with EEA spouse

I'm a Mexican national married to a German. We have two kids with dual nationality and have lived in Mexico since we got married five years ago. I have a job offer in the UK and we are planning to ...
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Can I enter the UK after refusal of EEA family permit?

I'm Japanese and I got married to my Romanian husband this February. I applied for an EEA Family Permit, but unfortunately it was rejected. We've been in a long-distance relationship, so we guess ...
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Missed UK entry clearance valid until date. What now?

It's a bit of a strange (stupid) case: I was granted an entry clearance for a UK Tier 1 visa (applied from South Africa). For numerous reasons (some medical), I couldn't travel before the "Valid until"...
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How can I pay NHS surcharges for children born in the UK? [duplicate]

I have been in the UK on a Tier 2 visa since April 2015. How can I pay NHS surcharges for my children who were born in the UK? My children have never travelled outside of the UK, so I haven't applied ...
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EEA family member visa for my non-EEA wife

My wife and I are going for a vacation to the UK this summer. I am a Norwegian citizen, my wife is a non-EEA citizen here on a family reunion visa and we live in Norway. She has a residence card, but ...
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Visa type for an internship in UK

I am a student and I have an unpaid four-month internship in the United Kingdom. My parents will support me during my stay. I don't have a certificate of sponsorship, I only have the contract. I ...
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What is the safest route to marry your beloved (British citizen) in the UK?

I am an Indian and I have been in a relationship with a British citizen for the past two years. We have never met but we are very serious about getting married by the end of this December. I want ...
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Canadian wife of British citizen, trying to move to Scotland

My husband and I were married last year, while he was in Canada on a vacation visa and, as we do not wish to live apart forever (our relationship was a long distance thing with him visiting me for a ...
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Can I send an EEA national certified copy of passport instead of the original for an EEA Family Permit?

I'm an extended family member of an EEA national (Italy). We are partners, we currently live together in Uruguay with our son. She's accepting a job offer in the UK and we are relocating. My son is ...
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EEA National registration certificate number [duplicate]

My civil partner is making an application to move to the UK and be with me. I live in the UK and I have an Italian passport. I am self-employed but I don't have an EEA National Registration Number. I ...