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 work remotely for my US Company on a dependant visa in UK?

My husband's company is moving him to the UK on a Tier 2 visa, which will qualify me for a dependant visa to go over there with him. I am trying to figure out if I can still work for my US company and ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - Naric certificate didn't scanned by VFS but they signed checklist

I am a Nurse and applying for a UK Tier 2 visa. I have all of the supporting documents with me. I select to upload the documents by myself via VFS portal, but due to large file in size, I decided to ...
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Relocating to the UK with spouse

My mother- and father-in-law are permanently relocating to the UK. My father in law is a British citizen, and has resided in the US for the past 20+ years. My mother in law is a US citizen. It is to ...
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Rights for spouse of skilled worker in the UK

I am an EU citizen (non-Irish) with a non-EU spouse, currently living within the EU. Here my spouse has very similar rights to myself: they can work in any type of job without needing a special visa, ...
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Does my spouse need to prove knowledge of English for a UK dependent visa under skilled worker application?

I will be applying from India for a skilled worker visa for the UK. My spouse will be applying as a dependent. Does my spouse need to prove her knowledge of English for her visa? If yes, which tests ...
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Can I reuse the certificate of sponsorship after Tier 2 general visa refusal if the COS status is still "assigned"?

I made an application for UK Tier 2 general visa as I had a valid CoS and other documents as well. I failed to provide UK NARIC report for proof of English language. So, the decision was refusal for ...
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How do I apply for an ancestry visa with my family?

We are a family of three (two adults and one newborn). I intend to apply for an ancestry visa based on my grandfather's birth in the UK. Do I need to fill in a separate application for my husband and ...
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Should I add my newborn (born to UK partner in UK) as a dependent on my visa application

I'm applying for a partner visa (to my British citizen husband) I had started my application while pregnant so didn't declare the child as he didn't have a birth date. Now he is born, I've put on the ...
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Proof of relationship (documents) required for dependent (spouse) under my skilled worker visa (postdoc in UK)

I will be applying for a skilled worker visa (from India) for my postdoc at a UK university. I would like to include my spouse as a dependent with my application. We have been married for the last two ...
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Do I need a stamp for the leave to enter in the UK under Tier 5 GAE?

I am an EEA national and have a Tier 5 GAE visa valid for the UK. The question is whether I need a stamp indicating the “leave to enter” with dates on my passport, to activate my visa, or not. For ...
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UK family visa for Irish national moving from Ireland to UK

I am an Irish national living in Ireland and will be moving to the UK for work, spouse is non-EU and does not require visa to enter the UK if she is staying less than 6 months. Should my spouse apply ...
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If someone gets a startup visa to the UK can their spouse work?

I can't find any information https://www.gov.uk/start-up-visa/your-partner-and-children is mum on this.
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Leave and enter the UK during a Tier 5 GAE Visa

I am struggling to find information on this scenario. I have applied for a Tier 5 GAE UK Visa, for a duration of a year. Suppose that the visa duration is from January to December. Suppose that I need ...
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Any recent experience of 5 day Priority Service of VFS Global in Melbourne for UK Skilled Worker Visa?

I have lodged a Visa application (Skilled Worker) for the UK in Melbourne centre of VFS. I had my appointment for Biometrics in VFS 3 days back and I have opted for the Priority Service (5-day). I was ...
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What is the eligibility criteria for a dependent spouse to switch to skilled worker visa?

Say, I enter the UK with a skilled worker visa and my spouse enters UK with me as a dependent. I have three questions: Can my spouse find a job in the UK and switch to skilled worker visa? Can they ...
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UK Decision Making centre requesting Additional information/Documents

I am applying for UK Student Visa ( Priority) and had given my Biometrics and documents for scanning on 13th of December. On 14th I received an email from the UK Decision Making Centre requesting '...
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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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I paid the NHS surcharge. Am I now handled like an "ordinarily resident person"?

I am an EU citizen who is living in the UK on a visa and plans to stay there for several years. On applying for the visa I payed the NHS surchage for the duration of the stay. Question: Am I now ...
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Why the question "Has UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) agreed to certify your maintainance?"

I living and working in the UK under a Global Talent visa. My partner is currently applying for a dependant visa and, on the online application form, is asked the following question: Has UK Trade and ...
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Validity of UK Skilled Worker Visa if employment contract is of one year

I recently got an offer in an UK Institute for one year and I will need to apply for the Skilled Worker Visa. I am an Indian citizen. My question is: How many years of Skilled Worker Visa I will get ...
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Mentioning my partner on my UK visa as applying with me, but then she never applies

I am currently applying for a UK visa. My partner is planning to join me in future as a dependent but this is not certain. The online application form in the section "People applying with you&...
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Can I apply for UK Visitor visa from the USA on a B1/B2 visa?

I am an Indian Citizen on a B1/B2 visa visiting my son in the US. After visiting my son, I want to travel to the UK on a visitor visa. Can I apply for the UK visitor visa from the US?
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Does work stay in Germany count as travel history for UK work visa?

I am applying for the UK skilled worker visa and I need to fill out the travel history for myself and my family. I have been staying in Germany on a long term work visa for the last 1-3 years. Shall ...
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The 'UK Immigration: ID Check' app takes photos of me. How are they used and what could go wrong?

I am applying for a UK visa and I am using the 'UK Immigration: ID Check' app to verify my identity. Question: The app takes several photos of me. How are these used? I am asking because I am ...
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How can I apply for UK family/partner visa having pre-settled status?

I need to apply for a visa for my wife from Bangladesh. I am living in UK from 2019 and have pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme. I came from Italy and I have permanent resident of Italy....
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UK Skilled Worker Visa application - Is my job on the shortage occupation list?

I'm looking to submit my skilled worker visa application. My job title is Teacher of Spanish, French and English. The shortage occupation list for education states that teachers of foreign languages ...
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UK IHS surcharge incorrect question

I'm applying UK ICT partner dependent visa for my spouse. I'm the main applicant and I'm still outside UK. We are planning to travel together. In IHS page, it is asking us to enter my visa expiry date....
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UK Tier 4 student visa for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship receivers - scholarship amount is enough to show sufficient funding

I am a citizen of Tajikistan, currently finishing my undergraduate degree in Istanbul, Turkey. I was accepted into the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for 1 year in England/ Birmingham and 1 year in Italy....
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BRP for change of name and passport still with maiden name

I need to change my Biometric residence Permit (BRP) to my married name, however my passport with my maiden name is still valid (I renewed only last year). Can I apply for the change of name in the ...
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Can you apply for UK citizenship while there on a tourist visa?

My son (7yo) has a right to British citizenship, but we need to be in the UK in the autumn/winter and I'm worried about applying and it not coming through in time. Can you apply for a visa and ...
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Will getting UK student visa cancel my current Tier 2 ICT visa?

Background: I am working in UK on ICT Tier 2 Visa which is ending on 31st August. But, I am planning to join university on 14th or 21st September. I can apply for Student visa 3 months prior to start ...
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5 Year Visit visa while 2 year visit visa has 10 months?

My parents visit visa to uk for 2 years has still 10 months left in it. Can i apply for 5 year visit visa right now. As in future our financial scenario will be changing.
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UK tuition fee Refund

I am planning on paying the tuition fees for my MSc at a UK university. I want to confirm if I will I get a refund if I get refused for a UK student visa.
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EEA Brexit wife of British national

I am the wife and mother of British passport holding husband and son. I am Indonesian. We live in Spain, I have residency in Spain. With Article 10 I could enter UK with husband for free, no visa. Now ...
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Would my infant daughter born in UK need a TB screening test to return to UK?

My daughter was born in UK in Fenruary 2018. She left UK on 25 April 2018 with her mother to go back home to Pakistan. I am now applying for her visa to join me in March 2019. Would she need to get ...
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My fiance's dad and grandmother were born in the UK. Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth?

My fiance's dad was born in Cambridge (UK) while his dad was in the US airforce and his mom was a local (UK born). Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth and grandmothers? His ...
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Romania travel visa requirements on UK work visa

Respected Community, I have a query regarding my entry requirements to Romania from the United Kingdom. I am an INDIAN passport holder living in United Kingdom on a UK Tier 2 general work visa (now ...
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Very soon, my PhD starts in UK but UK visa center in Paris is closed. What should I do?

I am a non-EU citizen, currently residing in France. I am supposed to start a PhD on december the 1st in UK. I completed the VISA application and paid all the realted fees (NHS + application fees) ...
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As an international student in France, can I apply for UK's tier-4 Visa (for a PhD) from Paris?

I have received a PhD offer from an English university. I am currently living in France with a student residence permit (titre de séjour étudiant). My residence permit expired on August 2020 but I ...
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Traveling to Europe on UK biometric resident permit (BRP)

Can an Indian National working in UK on Tier 4 general visa use the biometric resident permit (BRP) card to travel to European (Schengen) countries w/o applying for a seperate visa?
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EEA Family Permit for a UK/EEA dual national residing in EEA state

This question is going to be quite specific, but to cut a long story short, i'm a UK-EEA national residing in the EEA state of which I hold citizenship - apparently rendering me unable to use the EEA ...
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UK Spouse visa: implication of not applying for extention?

I currrently live in UK as a spouse with leave to remain residence permit which is expiring in May 2021. Due to personal reasons, we have decided to move from UK. So I will not be applying for a ...
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Father's approval for UK Tier 2 dependent visa for my 2-month old baby

I am the main tier 2 applicant, I have a two-month old baby. He is my dependent. I live inEgypt, my husband lives in gulf. We are not divorced but he is absent from our life. He included in marriage ...
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Guaranteed rejection of citizenship application if non-dom status claimed on a previous Tier 2 work visa?

How does claiming a non-domiciled status by origin in the UK while on a Tier 2 work visa affect future naturalization application? Is rejection guaranteed due to past claim of non-domicile (and hence ...
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UK Home office - Lost Landing Card

I applied for Subject Access Request as I had a minor immigration problem with the officer before the last time I entered the Uk. They speculated that I was trying to live in the UK through frequent ...
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Explaining My Work Permit in TRNC for UK Visa

I am citizen of Turkey but moved to Northern Cyprus 7 months ago. I am going to apply for 2-years visitor visa for the UK in February 2019 to sit a medical exam. When i was in Turkey, I had my 6-...
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Which visa should my aunt send for me to live in UK?

I am from Ethiopia, living in Saudi Arabia with my parents. My father's stepsister lives in the UK and she is a British citizen. My question is: Can she send me a visa to live with her forever (not ...
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I receive childcare vouchers from my employer in UK but my Tier 2 general visa says "no public funds". What are the implications?

I have a Tier 2 general visa with note that I have no access to public funds (NRPF). As part of my employee benefits I receive childcare vouchers from my employer which are deducted pre-tax. My ...
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At what point in the application cycle does the UKVI service-standards timeline begin for visa applications made from within the UK?

For visa application made from within the UK, the UKVI's service standards on processing times is as follows: Processing time: 8 weeks, for Customers applying to remain on a temporary basis including ...
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Entering UK on US passport with different name to the BRP

My wife and I visited the USA. I am a Uk national resident in the Uk. My wife is a US national living with me in the UK on a BRP. My wife lost her US passport and had to apply for a new one. The only ...

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