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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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Is it possible to change travel date after I receive UK visa?

I have applied for Tier 2 long term visa and it is in process but I want to change my travel date. I submitted my visa application on 27 Jan and planned start date is 1 March but I want to travel by ...
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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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What to do when the UK Tier 2 visa application is taking more than a year to be processed? [closed]

In January 2016, a friend submitted an application for a UK Tier 2 visa. The first response from the Home Office indicated that the case was complicated, in response to an inquiry sent via a solicitor....
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Self employed US citizen looking to reside in the UK for at least 1 year

Can a self employed (Coach, I work via the internet, from any location) US citizen get a long-term visa for the UK? -Scotland specifically. For at least 1 year? And if so, what is the procedure? I ...
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Settlement visa without taking the English test [closed]

I have a serious matter for which I hope I can get help. I have three children who are British by descent and have British passports. My wife is an Afghan national who can't speak English which ...
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Submitting additional documents UK Spouse Visa

Due to time constraints, my wife and I have submitted everything for her UK Spouse visa using the priority service. In our documentation, we provided copies of my mothers accommodation evidence as ...
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Applying after UK visa refusal [closed]

I was refused a UK visitor visa due to an overstay on my Tier 4 visa. I was in the UK on the Tier 4 visa from February 2012 to March 2014, at which time I applied for an extension and stayed in the ...
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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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Unmarried USAF posted in UK wanting to stay [closed]

Some background: My boyfriend works for the US Airforce and is posted at RAF Mildenhall. I am a British Citizen. His contract expires on 23rd November 2018 and he wants to stay in the UK. I am in the ...
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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 I apply for a Tier 2 (General) visa if my passport will expire in less than 6 months?

The gov.uk website states that you need a valid travel document to apply for the visa but it doesn't state any minimum validity. Do I need to have more than 6 months in my passport before I apply?
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Tier 4 bank statement requirements

I would like to know the bank statement requirements for a U.K. study visa. Are they the same as a visit visa? Should the statement show stability and source?
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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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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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Visa refusal - Will this be a problem? [duplicate]

I completed my Bachelor's in business and am currently working in my family business. I planned to do my Master's in London. So when I went to an agent, they directed me to apply for an EEA visa. I ...
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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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UK Tier 2 visa after rejection of fiancée visa

I'm from Pakistan. My fiancée visa for the UK was rejected last year, and the engagement was broken off. Now, I want to apply for a Tier 2 visa because of an intra-company transfer. I've been doing ...
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Can I get NL Student visa after UK visa refusal?

After trying and being refused twice for tier 4 visa in the UK, both on finance reasons, my plight can be read about here (UK student visa refusal) I'm looking at applying to university else where in ...
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Uk Spouse Visa/Dependant [closed]

I am married to a British national and would like to apply for a spouse visa for me and my daughter ( my husband is not the father) the child's birth certificate does not have fathers name. I am take ...
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UK visa legal traineeship payment without a work visa?

Under which condition and visa type can I conduct my own academic research sponsored by a non-UK HEI and also be paid by a small UK-based company which does not have a sponsor certificate? I am a ...
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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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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 the Tier 2 General Visa sponsor employer force me to stay and work with them during the contract period? [duplicate]

Can my Tier 2 General Visa sponsor employer force me to stay and work with them during the contract period? Is there any penalty for me if I switch my employer under the same category before the ...
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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 Fiancé Visa Complication [closed]

My fiancé and I are getting ready to apply for a U.K. Fiancé visa but there is a problem. We meet the financial requirements and accommodation requirements but how we met and his circumstances are ...
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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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What would the EU referendum mean for me if I wanted to move back to the UK? [duplicate]

I was born in the US and I have both US and Italian passports. I moved to the UK at the age of 13 and lived, studied and worked there for 9 years. I went to university in the UK, and moved back to the ...
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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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Applying for UK Student Visa while on French Long Stay Visa

I'm an Indian citizen and I'll be attending the first semester of my Master's in France from Sept '16 - Jan '17. As I'm part of a mobility programme, I'll be moving to UK for my second and third ...
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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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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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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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What kinds of questions will the immigration officer ask?

In February I was refused a UK Visitor Visa because I didn't have enough money, I didn't provide enough ties to my home country (USA) and I didn't include a sponsor letter. Now I'm going to apply ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...