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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Does a UK family visa require employment with a UK firm?

I have dual US/UK citizenship, and I was looking into the visa requirements for moving my wife and children (all exclusively US citizens) to the UK. We would all be moving there from the US at the ...
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Bring wife from Germany to the UK

I am asking on behalf of my brother. My brother is a British national. He brought his wife from Afghanistan to Germany where he has been living and working for the last 4 months. Now, he is planning ...
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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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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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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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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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Will being diagnosed with ADHD make getting a UK Visa a lot harder?

I want to permanently move over to the UK in 6-12 months from New Zealand. I don't really know if I'm going to go for the skills shortage visa, or 2 year youth mobility scheme visa. I have heard ...
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Apply for new ICT visa and cancel Tier 2 General visa

I have already got UK Tier 2 General visa am currently based in India. However on handing over my notice my company (in India) has agreed to send me via UK ICT Long term visa. Please let me know the ...
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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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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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3-year UK Tier 2 extension on passport that will expire in a year

I have a quick question. I hope someone can help. We are currently on a Tier 2 General visa (3 years), which expires in July 2018. We will be applying for an extension closer to the time. The problem ...
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Entering UK with Two different Visas?

Earlier this year I received a multi-entry Business Visitor visa for the UK which is valid until 15 Nov, 2017. I went there for a business meeting that was successful and therefore I've received a ...
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Changing jobs from UK tier 2 to UK tier 2

I have given 1 month notice, so by my calculations HMRC will give me ~90-100 days to stay in the UK. While this happens I'm waiting for my new employer to organise the job suitability test and get the ...
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UK Tier 2 Visa Extension Under 'Experienced Rate Salary' vs 'New Entrant Rate Salary'

I have been issued 2 years Tier 2 (formerly work permit) visa and I will need to extend my visa next year. Now, if I apply for maximum possible extension, it will take my total Tier 2 stay beyond 3 ...
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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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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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UK Spouse Visa - Both partners working overseas

I am married to a British citizen. My spouse moved to my home country (non-EU) after our marriage. I have been employed in my country for the last 10 years, and my spouse has also established ...
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UK Visa : Maintenance requirement of Family member of a Tier 2 Migrant

Me and my wife (both India citizen) are planning to migrate to Belfast. I will be migrating under tire 2 skilled migration Visa, the employer in Belfast will provide me the required sponsorship ...
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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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My UK Tier 2 visa was refused, the visa office states I did not send a letter from UK NARIC, but I did. What should I do?

I had submitted an application for a Tier 2 visa on August 24th 2018. On September 12th, I got an email from the UK decision centre, asking me to submit within 10 working days a letter from UK NARIC ...
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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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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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Can I work for a US company (paid in USD) and live in the UK as a dependent of my spouse's Tier 2 General Visa?

My husband and I are US citizens. We are finishing a 5 year visa (Tier 2 ICT) through my work, where he was a dependent. I've negotiated a job back in the US with my company (will start in about a ...
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Applying for UK short-term study visa from another country of origin

I am a Ukrainian citizen, studying in Poland on a D-type visa that expires in September 2017. As well I am holding a residence permit in Poland that expires in August 2018. I was qualified for Erasmus ...
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UK Visa - stated I'd be traveling with family, now I'm not

I'm from the US. I created, submitted online, and paid for my UK Tier 2 visa application. I have not yet had my biometric appointment nor sent the application in to the UK office. In my online ...
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"Maintenance of funds" rules for extending UK Tier 2 visas

I'm currently on a UK Tier 2 General visa, which expires in March 2017. I would expect to continue in my current role with my existing lawyer, at the same level i.e. without a change of the assigned ...
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I accidentally submitted an unsigned Tier 4 Visa Application. What should I do?

I had two applications and only one was signed. I submitted the unsigned visa application. I am already on purchased priority service processing. It has been two days since my passport was submitted ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Locked down in UK - spousal visa application?

I am a US citizen and my wife is a UK citizen. We have been married since 2016 and been living and working abroad together since then (not US either, have never used spouse visas). She recently moved ...
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Dependent visa for unmarried partner EU/Canada

I am looking to relocate to Europe (preferably Spain/Germany) or Canada, visa sponsorship for me shouldn't be an issue as my company has offices in all these locations. But I am worried about my ...
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Will the Norway have no deadline to call family members to uk?

I am unable to find the qouted text from UK GOV website about Norway and UK after brexit. I have heard Norwegians will be able to call family members after brexit in case the relationship existed ...
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Uk tier-4 dependent, proof of transfer for new funds available

My dependent submitted the online application fee for her tier-4 dependent visa(applying at the same time) and attached a bank statement that has 25% less amount of what was actual required to show ...
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Money earned "in the UK" for family visa with regards to remote work

I am in the process of bringing my long-term girlfriend to the UK as a partner. We currently live together in her home country and according to the financial requirement detailed guide section 5.2: ...
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I want to get a family of a settled person in uk visa

I’m 17 years old somali girl. I live in somalia I have done my igcses with the help of my aunt who lives in uk and now she wants me to go to uk to her so that I can live with her but we both don’t ...
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Change of place of birth name on UK BRP card

The government has changed my place of birth city name from "Gulbarga" to "Kalaburagi". I recently got my passport renewed and got the place of birth name changed to "Kalaburagi". However, my BRP ...
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Can I change from standard service to priority service after application? UK

I've submitted by T5 temporary worker (GAE) visa extension application using the standard service. Is there any way I can change this to the priority service? When I was applying, the website said you ...
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My Language Certificate was not included in my UK visa application. Can it be rejected for this?

I uploaded all documents to the VFS Global platform, and according to the checklist I had to bring only two documents to the biometric appointment: my passport and my language certificate, so I did, ...
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UK Settlement VISA - Questions

My UK settlement VISA got confirmed few days back and I have to go to UK for the Bio-metric testing. I have few questions related to this particular category of UK settlement VISA.My spouse is a ...
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