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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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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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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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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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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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Whether I will be allowed to enter Europe with year long Schengen Visa when my UK BRP is expiring in 50 days

I am an Indian working on Tier 2 Visa in UK. My BRP is valid till 26th April, 2019. I have Schengen Visa which valid until December, 2019 and I got this visa in London itself. I am planning for a ...
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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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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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UK spouse visa priority service

My wife lives in Nigeria and is applying for a spouse visa as I am British and live in the UK. She has been refused a UK visa in the past, but later got a tourist visa, which is still valid. Will ...
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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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Spouse Visa UK, does the spouse need to intend to reside in the UK for a spousal visa application?

It is unclear to me whether someone applying for a UK spouse visa needs to intend to reside in the UK for the duration of the visa. My spouse, in order to fulfil a contract for funding their education ...
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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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Uk Residence permit for a non-EEA and what documents to submit

I'm from Africa but married to an EEA who lives and works in the UK. I'm about to apply for a residence card as I'm currently in the UK with him on an EEA family permit visa. I would like to know If I ...
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Difference in name in degree certificate and passport Uk tier 2

in all of my academic certificates my surname has been abbreviated (only the initial as been used), where as my passport contains my Name and surname in full. Ex: Academic documents FirstName L ...
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UK Ancestry visa - what is 'UK Sponsor' that dependents have to supply?

I applying for a UK Ancestry visa and my wife is also applying. The official immigration channel has advised us to apply for the following visas: Main applicant Reason for visit- Work Visa type: Non-...
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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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Renew Spousal Visa UK

just over two years ago, I, a British citizen married and successfully applied for a spousal visa for my Mexican wife. According to her biometic card, (residence permit - leave to remain) it will ...
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Intended day of arrival after course start date - UK Tier 4 General Student

I am from Mexico and I have received a scholarship to start a PhD in the UK on 15 March. I have applied for a Tier 4 visa and my biometrics were taken two days ago (20 February). When I filled my ...
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Suspended license impact on UK visa already granted

My driver's licence was suspended for 3 months in Australia after accruing more than 12 points for various minor speeding offences. My UK visa has already been approved and processed, in which I ...
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IHS payment problem

Yesterday I submitted my online application and booked my biometrics appointment. I then paid my IHS fee online via PayPal. They (PayPal) sent me an email of payment confirmation but the black ...
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How to stay in the UK after the exchange program?

I'm going as a university exchange student to the UK (to Bradford University) for 6 months. The program I'm participating is the Erasmus+. The visa I'm applying for is a short-term student visa. ...
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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 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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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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Supporting document as photos TLSContact: EEA Permit

I am applying for the EEA family permit, based on being a spouse of EEA National among the supporting documents is the Marriage certificate and printed photos during the stages of our relationship and ...
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Employer: access to decision date of unrestricted certificate of sponsorship

The UK Visas and Immigration authority contains several guides in its website destined for visa sponsors. There are in particular 12 user manuals about the sponsorship management system (SMS). ...
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Visa application

My son is a British citizen through his dad. I would like to know the requirements to apply for a visa to be with him in the UK, the amount I would also need in my bank account when I apply for the ...
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I have a UK tourist visa. Can I apply for a NiN as an EEA family member?

I'm married to a Spanish national in Ireland, where I have the Treaty Rights card. I've recently got a UK tourist visa, which is still valid for 4 months. Since we are planning to move to the UK next ...
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Getting Tier2 visa in UK

I am an Indian citizen and I have already an exempt visa since I am working for an international organisation, I need to know what would be visa process if I want to switch job here in UK? Do I need ...
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U.K. Student visa application declaration

I went for my visa appointment today and the office did not ask me to sign any paper. In my printed visa application, I forgot to sign the declaration on page 2 and 10. But when I remembered after 1-2 ...
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Multiple visas, want to switch jobs and countries

I have two visa right now one is Tier 2 from UK and other is blue card from Germany, I haven't been to Germany yet. The problem is after joining in UK I am thinking that the job is not good fit for ...
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Job possibilities for dependent exempt visa

I got a job offer from UK who is sponsoring me exempt visa to me and my wife. Since its an exempt visa I need to know the possibility of my wife working there and if she be also relieved from tax like ...