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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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UK EEA Family Permit Refused - Urgent HELP needed - Marriage of convenience

I wonder if you guys can help me. My wife (Albanian National) was refused an EEA family permit on the grounds that the ECO believes that this is a marriage of convenience. Link to image: http://...
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Why are the British visa fees so expensive?

My wife and I are preparing to travel back from Japan together to the UK. Documentation itself isn't easy, but we check all the boxes. My question is, why are the costs for this so expensive? ...
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How does a newborn baby get a UK visa?

I'm on Tier 2 Sponsorship visa living with my wife in the UK since 2011. They don't count my full-time work on Post Study Work Visa, so that I am not eligible for ILR. My wife is now pregnant and she ...
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Got a Tier 2 UK Visa. Now what?

I've successfully received a UK Tier 2 (General) Visa and I'm traveling there this week. Do I need to take anything other than my passport with me? What are the things I should do once I arrive? ...
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UK Immigration - is it legal to work remotely from UK as a dependent of a spouse holding a Student Visa

My wife and I are US citizens. My wife has been accepted to study abroad as an undergraduate for 1 school year (September'16 - May'17) in London, UK under PBS Tier 4 Student Visa. I intend to travel ...
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Previous employer did not inform home office (UK) about my resignation

I worked for a company in the UK on Tier 2 (General) work visa which is expiring in 2017. After working for some time I resigned from the job and returned to my country (after one month from last day ...
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Australian visa issues regarding a previous EEA permit refusal?

I'm a student who has completed my bachelors at an Australian affiliated university in Sri Lanka. I'm working in my family business. I tried to go through an agent to apply for my masters and to ...
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EEA Family permit no longer valid after a divorce and got a 6 months stamp on the border. Any advice on what to do next?

I am a Turkish citizen was married to an EU (Estonian) citizen and got a divorce in Edinburgh (where I live ) couple of months ago. I am currently based in the UK(been living and working here since ...
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Tier 2 visa refusal

I received my refusal letter after applying for Tier 2 visa for the second time and the wordings are as follows: On 26/04/17 your previous application for an Entry Clearance under Tier 2 (General) ...
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EU citizen going to work in the UK. Can my Chinese girlfriend come with me and possibly work in the UK?

I'm a Dutch citizen currently self-employed and living in China. From March 2018 I'll be working full-time as an employee for a UK company in London. Is it possible for my Chinese girlfriend to come ...
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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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Will living 50 miles away from one's sponsored job affect an application to settle in the UK?

My wife and I have been living and working in the UK for over five years on Tier 2 visas. Now we plan to apply to settle in the UK. Will our application be affected negatively if we move to a ...
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I made a mistake in choosing the type of visa I applied to and it causes to the risk of being banned from the UK

I'm Russian, living in Russia. My boyfriend is Italian and lives in London, UK. We've been together for 2.5 years. In December, 2016, I got a 6 month standard visitor visa with a purpose of attending ...
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Is a UK FLR (M) Extension Visa added to the existing time, or started from now?

I'm a UK citizen, and my wife is a non-EEA citizen. She is applying to extend her spouse visa via FLR(M). Her current spouse visa expires in January 2018. Our question is, would the extension be ...
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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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“Marriage is not subsisting” - How to defend something like this?

My wife's visa application got refused based on immigration rules 319C(d) and (e), which are: (d) The marriage or civil partnership, or relationship similar to marriage or civil partnership, must ...
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UK citizen living in EU returning to U.K. With spouse

My UK citizen son has lived in Poland for 2 years with his non-eu wife of 2 years. He has been offered a job in the UK - what visas will they need, to return together to U.K., please?
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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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Moving to UK under Tier 2 General Visa – Can I switch employers easily?

Since I'll be moving there on a work visa, what happens in the event that I get a better job offer from a different company than I work for? Can I just submit my notice, serve the notice period and ...
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Can I use previous Visa(still Valid) before new visa becomes valid?

I am currently studying in the UK. I will graduate this July. I am Korean, studying with Tier 4 via and about to apply tier 5 visa. I have Tier 4 visa which is valid until 1st NOV 2016. I am about to ...
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Can my family apply for another UK visitor visa before their current one has not expired?

I am trying to get my family to the UK for a 2-month stay with me. They have got their visa last week, however, due to some unforeseen circumstances, they are now only able to travel towards the end ...
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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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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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UK citizen: how do I return to the UK with Kenyan husband and daughter?

My family and I are British citizens. We moved to Kenya in 2011 for a change of atmosphere and new environment from our busy life in London. A few years on and in 2016, I got married to a Kenyan ...
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Can I pay visa fees directly

I am intending to apply for a UK spouse visa on the 1st of November but my wife cannot pay the fee with her card. In Tunisia, my country, it has a closed economy; we can't pay online for anything. I ...
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How do I obtain my grandparents UK birth certificate without knowing their birthdates

How can I get my grandparents birth certificates for my UK Ancestry Visa Application? The only information I have is my grandmothers first and maiden name and the age she was when my father was born. ...
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UK EEA Family Permit Refusal for Lack of Communication Evidence

I'm married to an EEA national, a Romanian. We've been together for 3 years and 8 months (44 months), and have been married a year ago, on the 11th Nov 2015. My wife has visited me twice in my country,...
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Can my Non-EEA civil partner move to UK with me? What do we need?

Some info on the situation: My partner and I want to move and work in the UK. I have double nationality, I'm Swiss/Brazilian and enjoy all the rights of a Swiss national (documents, passport, etc). ...
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UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for an IT role by a small or large organisation

Background Various IT jobs were recently added to the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation list. However, a set of additional requirements for sponsoring organisations is included on Page 14. My question ...
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Misrepresentation UK Spouse Visa

sponsored my 'husband' for a spouse visa but found out he's already married in the USA. His legal wife notified HO. I knew he was in a relationship but not that he was married. I married him in the ...
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EEA family permit form - how to answer when/where did you first meet if we met online?

On the EEA family permit form it asks: When did you first meet X? Where did you first meet X? I don't understand what to answer here because we first met online on the internet. Or do we have to ...
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what does Biometric residence permit mean?

I'm applying to work in the UK and the first thing you see in the official website for immegrations and visa is: https://check-biometric-residence-permit.service.gov.uk/ what does biometric ...
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UK - Tier 2 Unique case. 4 Days travel into UK - Can i face ban or any other consequences?

I was issued UK WP from India in Oct 2012 and BRP card was valid till 24th Oct,2017. In July 2017 as per my employer i had to move to Denmark and WP from Denmark was issued in Month of July, 2017. My ...
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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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U.K. Student visa refusal

I was given 30/30 and 10/10 points for the application but was refused because it says there has been no evidence of support from my parents for me to travel because I'm under 18. However in the visa ...
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Employment Continuation if UK Tier 2 Sponsor/Company in Liquidation

I have a Uk Tier 2 Sponsorship visa from Employer. However recently I have seen that the company status has changed to IN LIQUIDATION from Active . However still I have never received any confirmation ...
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(UK - Tier 2 visa) I am a tier 2 visa holder and was overseas (out of UK) when I was dismissed from my job. I am still overseas, can I return to UK?

I am a Tier 2 visa holder employed by a large accounting firm in London, UK. I was dismissed from my job 2 weeks ago whilst out out of the UK (was overseas). I left the UK on 31 Nov 18, was ...
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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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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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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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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 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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EEA Family Permit Application employment questions

I have been filling the online EEA FP to join my wife in the UK. I have obtained several General visit visas to visit her on a regular basis before we got married. For these General visas, I have ...
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What are the ILR eligibility criteria for children born outside of the UK who have not finished 5 years of stay in the UK?

I am going to be applying for my ILR in the coming days. I have a 2-year-old daughter who is not born in the UK. My lawyer has told me that she is not eligible to apply for ILR until she finishes 5 ...
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Tier 2 dependent child and ILR

We have a child born in UK. We have applied for her Tier 2 dependent visa and she has a valid Tier 2 dependent visa till end of July-2018. Now we have our ILR but it takes few months to get my child ...
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UK visa for parent of EU citizen

It's come to my notice that getting a dependent visa for a parent of an EU citizen for the UK is very difficult. Does anyone have any knowledge in this matter? I am a Portuguese citizen and would like ...
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Questions about VAF4A regarding Issuing Authority and visitor stamps

We are filling in the VAF4A application form for family settlement for a spouse visa. We came across a question related to past visas for the UK which asks who was the issuing authority. My wife is ...
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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 ...