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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Visa for four month company training in the UK—me and wife

I am a US citizen who joined a company based in the US. The company is separate from the parent company, which is based in the UK. The parent company did the hiring and wants me to come to London for ...
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Do I have to quarantine and/or taken another PCR if I have been PCR-tested negative but been in contact with someone positve in the preceding days? [migrated]

I am Italian and am fully vaccinated with Astrazeneca-Pfizer, and I came in England for two weeks. So I'm just a traveller and not an expatriate. However, based on the help center, I think this is the ...
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Skilled worker visa to UK after study visa refusal in 2018

I applied for a Canadian English study visa in 2016 and got refused ( Applied from KSA I am from another country and I am working in KSA ) with the following “You have not satisfied me that you will ...
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Working remotely for a US employer while in UK with student dependent visa

I am an Indian staying in the UK with a student-dependent visa with a full work permit. A US company wants to hire me to work remotely in the UK as a Software Engineer. They don’t have operations in ...
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Moving to the UK as a German, but keeping the German residency. Is this a bad idea?

I am a German and I will soon move to the UK to work there. Because my partner is still living in Germany, and I will visit regularly, I plan to keep my residency (Hauptwohnsitz) registered in Germany....
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EEA pre settled status marriage and retained rights

If a third-country citizen marries an EEA national in the UK with pre-settled status in 2022. What visa will they apply for. And what about retained rights after 3 years rule? Will this policy ...
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Dual British/German citizenship after Brexit

My understanding is that generally, German citizenship is lost upon intentionally receiving another citizenship. There is an exception for this rule for other EU countries, and there is a possibility ...
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Taxes on salary from income in Germany and the UK

I am moving to the UK for the long term and starting a new job from October, 2021. I would be on vacation for the most of October and my German employer would be paying out at the end of the month. I ...
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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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Wrong month for previous visa denial on UK Tier 2 skilled worker visa application

I have two L1 USA visa refusals dated Sept 2016 and Feb 2018. while filling the section of previous visa refusals I made a mistake and instead of filling Sep 2016 and Feb 2018 as the refusal date, I ...
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When Does the 12 Months for Using My US Driving License Start?

So, I came to the UK on a visitor visa in October of this year. But since COVID happened, we were allowed to apply for my spouse visa with me still in the country, so I didn't have to leave. We are ...
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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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UK Citizen attending school in UK with American spouse, which visa does the spouse need?

My UK citizen spouse has been living in the US with me for over 10 years (I’m American). He just got into a UK Graduate program. Our plan is to get the degree and then return to the USA afterwards. ...
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10 years ban. What next?

In 2011 I solicited an agent to get me a school in London after which he procured the documents for filling out the application. Little did I know that the bank statement was fake, which resulted to a ...
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UK Visa signature at appointment

I'm applying for a skilled worker UK visa. I had my biometrics appointment. The document checklist says I should not sign it until I am "at my appointment". Does that just mean to not sign ...
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UK visa: "Are your partner or children applying with you?". Yes or No if my partner will only join later?

I am currently applying for a UK visa. My partner is planning to join me in future as a dependant, but is not going to apply right now (probably not this year). On the online application form there is ...
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Standard Visitor Visa in UK and temporary leaving

I am an EU citizen; let's suppose I get a standard visitor visa for >6 months to stay in the UK, and then I need to come back temporary to my EU country for some days. Can I then go back in the UK ...
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Immigration to the UK and declaring goods

I'm soon relocating to the UK from a EU country on a work visa. I have a few questions in regard to this: Do I need to declare electronic goods that I want to bring with me for personal use via the ...
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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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Is a PTE Home B1 test sufficient for a UK Skilled Worker visa application?

I am about to apply for a UK Skilled Worker visa. For that I need to prove proficiency in English, and I chose Pearson as one of the designated providers of English tests. Pearson provides, among ...
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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 Student Visa and Boyfriend

I am applying for a UK Tier 4 student visa. I have been accepted to a University for a Master's program on a partial scholarship. I have a long term boyfriend that is a British citizen. The visa ...
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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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IHS asks incorrect info

I am applying for a General student visa (Tier 4) for myself, and for a Tier 4 dependant visa for my wife. I am currently outside of UK. After filling my visa application, I was redirected to the IHS ...
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Are UK visa vignette validity dates inclusive? Is arriving on the "valid until" date acceptable?

Entry clearance vignettes for UK visas have their validity marked with two dates "Valid from" and "Valid until". Are both of those dates inclusive? Or is the "Valid until"...
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How should I deposit money in my bank account for the UK study visa?

I would like to know how should I deposit money in my bank account to provide it as a financial proof for UK study visa. I should deposit around 18000£. This money was donated to me by my parents and ...
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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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UK PR for Indian IT Professionals

If my employer asks me to travel to UK and I am given an ICT tier 2 long term visa which is 3+2 years after which I have to come back. My question is, if I travel with that visa and wish to stay ...
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US Citizen Living & Working PT with UK Company on Student Visa, Looking to Freelance for US Company

Asked this in the personal finance section but someone recommended I ask here as well. I'm a US citizen currently in the UK (Northern Ireland to be exact) on a student visa, which allows me to work up ...
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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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I'm moving to Germany but want to keep my UK job. Any advice?

I'm moving to Germany in September this year and I would like to keep my UK job (working completely remote). The company I work for is all for this and is currently looking into it themselves too. ...
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UK tuition fee Refund

I am planning on paying the tuition fees for my MSc at a UK university. I want to confirm if I will I get a refund if I get refused for a UK student visa.
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I am a Chinese citizen with ILR, living in the UK. Can I travel short-term to Ireland with my Irish spouse?

I have received my UK indefinite leave to remain using spouse of Irish citizen working in London, prior to Brexit. But now when planning short term travel to Ireland with my Irish spouse I can’t tell ...
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UK - EEA Family permit refusal for mother due not enough dependency

I am a German citizen living in the UK with a granted settlement status. My mother lives in Germany and we went to Calais/France border to get interviewed there and the visa stamp as it is quicker and ...
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Recent crackdown on 430 EUR personal limit for goods into the EU

I am moving from the UK to the Netherlands and was planning on taking my most valuable personal goods with me rather than trust them to the shipping company. The shipping company inform me that in the ...
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Telephone etiquette in the UK

How are averagely polite phone conversations supposed to go in the UK? What I am used to from abroad goes something like this: me (picks up phone): Hullo? caller: Good time of day! I am A B calling ...
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Italy: How to withdraw INPS contributions?

I have made two years worth of INPS contributions to the Italian Pension system. My wife who made similar contributions in Austria, was able to withdraw her entire amount minus some fees. I already ...
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Protecting or Extending Pre-Settled Status

I have European Citizenship and I was in UK for three months until 27 August 2019. Then I returned back to the Turkey to continue studying. When my pre-settled status was approved, the date was ...
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How should I rent an apartment in England for 5.5 - 6 months as an expat?

I have applied for an emigration visa to the UK. I'll arrive in England on 20th April and want to live in Bournemouth until the end of September. During the period I will find a job in London with ...
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Which countries don't have a strong “car culture” (noisy cars & bikes)? [closed]

I currently live in Wales. Like most of the UK, it has a very high rate of people driving extremely loud cars and motorbikes, at all times of the day. Like a lot of people, the noise annoys me, but ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis validity when living in Germany 2 days a week

I am non-EU Person living in Germany and having a Niederlassungserlaubnis. I have got a Job Offer in United Kingdom which means i will working in UK with a UK work Contract for the week and returning ...
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Entering and leaving the UK (for work) several times before YMS visa starts

My partner has been granted a YMS visa for this summer, and is due to arrive within the alloted timeframe. They currently work as a cabin attendant, and will be flying to London Heathrow several times ...
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ILR Application Date / UK Spouse Visa

I've got a couple of questions and wonder if you can help me: My wife is on Spouse Visa, I am a British citizen and we have two British children together. She entered the country Sept/2016. Her BRP ...
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EEA Brexit wife of British national

I am the wife and mother of British passport holding husband and son. I am Indonesian. We live in Spain, I have residency in Spain. With Article 10 I could enter UK with husband for free, no visa. Now ...
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UK visa for baby born in UK and applying settlement visa from India - Is Tuberculosis certificate mandatory? [duplicate]

I have ILR and my son was born in UK in May 2020. In Jan 2021 we got him an Indian passport and immediately we travelled to India for emergency reasons in Feb 2021. Now in March 2021 we need to apply ...
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Relocating to the UK

We are planning to relocate to England in June and are trying to buy a house there before we arrive. We have a daughter there who is going to see the house for us. Can we have our furniture delivered ...
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UK visitor to fiancé visa transfer

I'm looking for some guidance on transfering from a UK visitor visa to a fiancé visa. I have read multiple posts that state that you have to return home and reapply for this particular visa but I did ...
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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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UK Skilled Worker visa after Canada Tourist visa refusal

I am an Indian citizen working in Germany for 2 years and I hold a German residence permit. In Dec 2019, I applied for the Canada tourist visa which was refused for not having sufficient funds, family ...

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