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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UK Skilled Worker Visa Refused

I recently applied for a UK Skilled Worker visa and mistakenly used the wrong language test results (normal IELTS, not UKVI). I'm aware it's a mistake one should not make. Naturally, my application ...
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Residence in Belgium, Work in UK?

I'm (about to be) on a spouse residence visa in Belgium after doing MA and PhD here. I am a non-EU citizen. What I am wondering is whether it will be possible to reside with my partner in Belgium and ...
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As a Canadian citizen and Italian Resident, do I need a visa to carry out remote contractual work for a UK company?

Are there any visa requirements as an Italian resident who would be working remotely from Italy but for a UK company? The work would be part-time and of a consulting nature. If so, I would appreciate ...
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Frequent visits to the UK

I would like to apply for a student visa in UK. Unfortunately, I've been to UK on 2018, 2019 & 2022 for 180 days. I need to provide 3 recent details previously in UK. Will this matter affect my ...
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Visit visa for UK rejected in 2018 for insufficient funds. Will that affect work permit permit visa when I apply in 2023?

I applied for visit visa in 2018 and got rejected not sure why. Now I am trying to apply for workpermit visa and want to check if that rejected visa will affects my application for workpermit. It's ...
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Partner visa application and passport expiration

My spouse is currently in the process of applying for a partner visa, and she has been asked about the validity of my certificate of sponsorship for a skilled worker visa, which is valid for five ...
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UK visa application withdrawal and reapplying

Do any one of you have experience withdrawing an UK Tier 2 visa application? If so I have some questions. Does it affect the chances of getting a visa when you reapply? When reapplying should you ...
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Skilled Worker Visa UK: working occasionally in the EU

Does a UK Skilled Worker Visa confer any formal status for the holder occasionally traveling to the EU to work? Would it cause any legal trouble to try?
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UK Visa refusal due to other refusals

Is there anyone whose UK visa was refused due to his/her past visa refusal of Schengen or other countries? In Dec 2022, my French visa was refused on basis of "risk to public security/public ...
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Enquiry about refusal of UK visa, is it an entry ban?

I have a problem regarding a visit visa I applied for a visit visa in Feb 2017 and it was refused and the refusal letter was not good. My future application is at risk of being refused for up to 10 ...
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English Requirement for UK Spousal Visa Extension

My wife is looking to extend her spousal visa for the first time. She is enrolled on a university course and is due to complete her studies in June 2023. Her current visa expires in early August 2023. ...
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Travel Outside UK Whilst on Garden Leave & Waiting for New Visa Decision

I am currently on garden leave and have a Tier 2 work visa through September 13. My current employer will notify the Home Office that my job has been terminated by September 23. Fortunately, I have a ...
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Should a 1-year gap in employment/education 12 years ago be mentioned in the ATAS application? If yes, where should it be mentioned?

I am applying for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to start my job as an Assistant Professor at a Russell Group university in the UK. And I would like to know if a 1-...
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Work Visa Refusal

I was denied a UK visa because the IELTS result I submitted doesn't contain a UKVI unique reference number. I just got my NARIC Result. I would like to know if I can still reapply for a UK work visa ...
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UK Visa - Have you passed an approved English language test?

I am applying for UK spouse visa. I need to provide a proof of English language knowledge, I have a test booked well before the time I need to upload the evidence(biometrics appointment), but after I ...
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Definition of "visit"

I am an expat living in an EEA country and currently applying for a marriage visa to the UK. In the visa application, they ask me about the last three visits I made to each country of the EEA over the ...
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Can I apply for my UK ancestry visa while working in South Africa for a UK company, or do I need to live in the UK?

I have a remote job in SA working online for a UK based company. Can I apply for my UK ancestry visa from SA?
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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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Teaching Assistant Visa under age 26

I want to be a teaching assistant in the UK and therefore apply for the skilled worker visa. On the UK website (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/skilled-worker-visa-eligible-salary-if-youre-...
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What insurance company have I subscribed to when I paid health insurance as part of my Skilled Worker Visa to the UK?

I have applied for a Skilled Worker Visa to the UK. As part of it, I paid years' of health insurance. Who is my insurance company now? I need this to report to my home health insurance company. ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - Naric certificate didn't scanned by VFS but they signed checklist

I am a nurse applying for a UK Tier 2 visa and I have all of the necessary supporting documents. I chose to upload the documents myself through the VFS portal, but due to the large file size, I ...
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Is Tier 2 dependent possible for recent civil partnership? (UK Visa)

I have been offered a job in London to work for an A-rated sponsor. The company has attorneys that made applications for a Skilled Worker (my case) and Skilled Worker dependent (my partner's case). We ...
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Entering the UK as a visa-free visitor while work visa in in progress

I will soon start a job in the UK under a "skilled worker visa". Unfortunately, the visa process takes longer than anticipated, but my future employer is okay with delaying my start date as ...
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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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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 without applying for a separate visa?
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Do you have any children applying with you?

I mistakenly answered YES, where the question was asked if " Do you have any children applying with you? Meanwhile, My partner is not with me in the UK, she's not applying anytime soon. I have ...
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visa entry date later then CoS working date

What if my approved valid date (the date I am allowed to enter The UK) on skilled working visa (UK)is 2 months later than the working date on CoS(certification of sponsorship)? The value date on ...
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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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US citizen, spouse of UK Citizen. Can I work two jobs, one in the US and one in the UK? Forecasting potential problems

Getting all my ducks in a row for moving to the UK next spring. I will be entering the UK on a spousal visa, which grants me the right to work in the UK. I am currently employed for a multi-national ...
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How long between UK Tier 5 GAE visa?

I'm currently in the UK on a Tier 5 Temporary work visa (Government Authorised Exchange). My sponsor has indicated that they want me to stay an extra year but I'm having problems with visa options as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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