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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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Living in France while remote working for a UK company?

I'm planning to move to France but I will still be employed by a UK company. According to the HMRC website, my taxes will be payable in the UK but I read on an old forum that the French authorities ...
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Getting a credit card having recently moved to the UK

I am trying to get a credit card and I have been in the UK for less than 12 months. I am employed, registered to vote and I pay my taxes here. I checked for answered questions regarding this topic and ...
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Buying a used car from a dealer in the UK

I am looking into buying a used car from a dealer here in the UK. I read several guides, but I still have some questions to which the answer might be different from my home country: I saw that most ...
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Common Travel Area Spouse

I am an Irish citizen and I know that under the Common Travel Area I will be able to live/work in the UK, even post-Brexit. What I am wondering is if my spouse will be able to join me easily? He has ...
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UK Visa Process

I had Irish student visa and was going to UK through Belfast which is Northern Ireland (part of the UK) and was caught by Police at ferry terminal and they took all my information like passport number ...
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Can you apply for UK Tier IV visa from outside your home country?

I'm trying to apply for a UK tier IV visa to start on a PhD course starting in October. While the UKVI office is taking applications, there are no visa application centers open (or any date given to ...
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Help with getting Spousal visa without Fiance Visa?

I am a British citizen in Scotland and my girlfriend is from Russian; we plan to be together and marry. She has been here since Dec 19 on a visitor visa extended till the end of July 2020 (Covid-19). ...
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CTA Ireland/Northern Ireland Non-EEA spouse of Irish citizen

I am an Irish citizen moving to Northern Ireland with my Syrian husband. He has been granted an EUSS Family Permit to live in the U.K. Does he need an Irish visitor/tourist visa to cross the border to ...
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Residence card of a family member of EEA national

I am married to an Irish wife. I am living in the UK for almost 5 and a half years and my 5 year visa is about to expire. I have a visa says residence card of a family member of a EA national. Am I ...
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Paying for my international girlfriend's masters fees

I am looking at paying for my Girlfriend in Ghana to study in the UK. As far as our relationship is concerned is that a basis for refusal? Are there any rules surrounding who is funding her fees. Also ...
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How does a country strip citizenship of an immigrant?

Suppose, an immigrant emigrated from Mexico to the UK. After obtaining British citizenship, he/she renounces his/her Mexican citizenship. Later, this person gets involved in a serious crime or ...
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Replacing a long lost UK driving license while not living in the UK

When I tried https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-to-replace-a-driving-license to obtain a replacement UK licence, I ran aground straight away as I am not living in the UK. Is there any way I can get a ...
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What UK Visa Is best for my Girlfriend? [duplicate]

My Girlfriend has completed her bachelors degree and we are currently looking at her coming to UK to live with me or do her masters. However, I am torn between Fiancee visa or paying for the masters ...
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Visa Rejection Status

My application has been rejected in 2018 to visit uk. I applyied again in 2019 to study at university and granted the visa and travelled to uk. In first week before applying for the BRP, i have been ...
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What visa would my girlfriend need to live in the UK with me?

My Girlfriend has completed her bachelors degree and we are currently looking at her coming to UK to live with me or do her masters. However, I am torn between Fiancee visa or paying for the masters ...
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Become UK citizen. Would I need to pay for a new application if I didn't pass the life in the UK test

I'm Italian and I've been living in the UK for almost 6 years now, I've applied for ILR last year and it went through successfully. I think the next step now should be me applying for citizenship. I ...
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Has anyone satisfied the UK fiancee/spouse visa financial requirements by working their foreign job remotely as someone self-employed in the UK?

I'm a UK citizen with a Japanese fiancee. We plan to get married in the UK, so we want to apply for his entry under the fiancee visa. However, we don't meet the financial requirements yet -- I'm ...
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How long is the passport validity for UK Tier 4 Student Visas?

I am an American and will be traveling to the UK for university (not certain because of the pandemic) in the middle of August, and my passport is set to expire in the middle of December. This leaves ...
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Living and settling in the UK after Brexit and living out of bank interests only

If an EU citizen wants to buy a house in the UK after the transition period, settle there, open a bank account and transfer a huge amount of money there and live out of interests only afterwards, can ...
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Moving from France to UK - taxes and bank

During the second half of 2019 I've moved away from France to UK for work (I'm not French, I was living there for ~4 years). I'm currently in the process of filling the tax declaration for 2019 Tax ...
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Exchanging UK License for German License (but with a twist)

I currently hold a UK Driving License but am living in the US, and I am looking to move to Germany. The issue I have is that the UK license card I seem to have is an older card, which does not have ...
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Can dependent child change status to independent in UK?

I got UK pre-settlement status under EU settlement Scheme as a dependent of my EU national ( ITALY) Father. My nationality is Bangladeshi. However My BRP is valid for 5 years and I got that on ...
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Application for Dual citizenship

Is there an application form that needs to be completed. I was born in the UK but have lived in Australia all of my life. We have permanent residency but I would like dual citizenship with the UK and ...
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Visa or not visa uk 2020

I would like to know if people need visa to stay more than 3 months in the UK during the transition period. My friend is planning to travel there for 6 months. He is spanish.
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Effect of Previous UK Removal of non-EU spouse on EU-national

I am a Pakistani national married to an EU national. I have been deported from UK. My wife has left the UK with me and now we wish to move together to another EU state. Would my deportation from UK ...
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Insurance coverage when staying in Switzerland during Corona pandemic as Swiss national with residency in the UK

I am a Swiss citizen living and working in London. Mid March I made a trip to Switzerland and decided to stay here for the time of the Corona pandemic. During that time I will continue working ...
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Visa or not visa in 2020 (type)

I am spanish and I have got a job offer in the UK as a tutor in a college starting in August 2020. It Is not permanent job. Do I need visa to work there as a spanish tutor? I don't live in England.
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10 years UK settlement visa using Visit Visa

I came to UK in May 2010 using a Visit visa (expiry 10/10/2010), stayed for three months and went back to my country and applied for Tier 4 and came back to the UK in September 2010. Since then I am ...
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Can I change my working holiday to a visitor while the working holiday is still active?

My Visa for UK expires on the 25th of April. I'm from Canada. If I go to South Ireland at some point before my Tier 5 expiry, can I switch my current working holiday to a Visitor visa? If so, would I ...
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Can I apply for a visitor visa for UK while on a Working Holiday Visa within the country?

I am a Canadian, on a working holiday visa in the UK. The expiry of my working holiday visa is April 25th. Can I apply for a visitor visa to activate when my working holiday expires? What is the ...
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If I have a UK residence card, can I move to Italy?

If I have a UK residence card, as it has almost no requirments for me to obtain, with my husband being Italian, can we move to Italy permanently?
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Driving in UK on a non-UK/EU licence

I recently came to work in the UK on a Tier 2 visa, and I've got my Biometric Residence Permit. I hold a driver's license from a non-EU country, so I'm only allowed to drive in the UK for 1 year. The ...
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Does visitor status to Canada require an outgoing flight?

My girlfriend (British Citizen) will be flying to Canada from the UK on an eTA and requesting visitor status from the border official. She plans on possibly applying to extend her visitor status at a ...
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Can an individual with a UK Tier 4 Visa pitch to VC firms?

I am working on a startup idea with an individual who is on a UK Tier 4 Student Visa. According to the Home Offce, such visa holders may not engage in a "business activity" including by: ...
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non-EEA national with Dutch Resident Permit

I am a non EEA national with Dutch Resident Permit. I am thinking of exploring job opportunities in UK. Would my current status of Dutch RP permit me to work in UK. If no, what are the procedures ...
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What is the time frame for moving to Aus after being approved for Visa 476 (skilled-recognised graduate visa)?

You have to apply for Visa 476 within 2 years of graduating from university but the processing times as shown on the website are: 75% of applications: 15 months 90% of applications: 17 months So ...
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Transferring large amount of money into a bank account for spouse visa

If the financial requirement for the spouse visa sponsor is 18,600 GBP a year, does it matter if my bank statement have an overdraft every month of the 6 months I am issuing the statement for? And is ...
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UK Cooling off period for long term visa while going back on valid visa

I am currently on long term ICT visa in UK which is valid till Feb 2021 but i am going back in March 2020 so when will my cooling off period will start? Once validity will end or straight away as soon ...
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Travelling to UK after overstaying visa

My wife and I are planning to go to UK. I am an EU citizen and she is Malaysian. She has overstayed her 6-month visa, but she left the UK voluntarily, at her own expense, a year ago. Can we return to ...
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Will my parents get residence card on visitor visa to Uk?

Can my parents obtain a residence card after entering the UK on visitor's visa?
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EEA Family Permit for extended family member

I hold a UK residence permit under eu-scheme settlement with pre-settled status as a dependent of my Italian(achieved and origin Bangladesh) Father. My baby got eu-scheme family permit visa as a ...
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What steps need to be taken for my non-EU spouse (Lebanese) to move with me to the UK (I am a British Citizen). Details below

Here are the facts: I am a British Citizen My wife is Lebanese - she has a 5 year residency permit in Germany. We have been living in Germany since 2016 She has been working and paying taxes etc ...
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When my non eu parents will have residence card can they sponsor their son?

I will be applying Eea fp for me and my parents. I am non eu getting married to Eu. When my parents have residence card can they sponsor their son for Eea fp and residence card as he is dependent on ...
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Does having a NI number mean exercising treaty rights?

Does having a NI number satisfy the exercising of treaty rights for the purpose of EEA visas in the United Kingdom?
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UK citizen looking to get residency in the Netherlands

I am a UK citizen and I'm looking to relocate to the Netherlands. I have a company in the UK that I don't want to close down. Can I get residency in NL while carrying on holding a company and being a ...
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Life in the UK test [duplicate]

I want to pass the Life in the UK test as part of my ILR application. Can someone please guide me on how/where to start, study and practice the test so that I can successfully pass? Any help and ...
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Moving to the United Kingdom with my non-EU spouse

I’m a Nigerian living in Germany with German permanent residence. I have been married to my Polish wife for 2 years. She has my surname on all her documentation. We are living together as a married ...
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Canadian born to English mother and Canadian father

My mother was born in the UK in 1915 and left for Canada in 1921 and married a Canadian citizen in 1938. Child was born in Canada in 1943. Does child have any right to British passport/citizenship?
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For the purposes of form 3299: DECLARATION OF FREE ENTRY OF UNACCOMPANIED ARTICLES, am I Emigrating to the US (on an L1 Visa?)

I'm moving the US on an L1 visa and currently trying to complete the paperwork to ship my personal effects over. I'm struggling to understand the correct answers for the following section of Form ...
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Residence requirement for British citizenship

I am an EU citizen and have moved to the UK in June 2016. I was granted "settled status"/ILR under the EU Settlement Scheme in October 2019, without the need to have 5 years of residence by linking my ...

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