Questions tagged [united-kingdom]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
6 views

Can I be a resident in two countries at the same time? (UK/Denmark)

I am a British citizen. I am registered in Denmark as living here, so I am on the registry with an address. Do I need to de-register from my UK address though? Or can I be registered in both countries?...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Indefinite leave to remain absence

just wanted to clarify about ILR and absence period. Say for example if I got my Tier 2 Visa/BRP in November while being in the UK but I started my new job in January the following year as in between ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Documents required for a newborn baby traveling to India from UK

We are currently on UK Tier 2 general leave to remain and expecting a baby in March 2021 and then we want to travel to India urgently: What documents would we need for the newborn baby to travel ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Australia 476 Visa Application Processing times - from UK

The Australian Subclass 476 skilled-recognised graduate visa for engineers states processing times of: 75% of applications: 12 months 90% of applications: 16 months and you can't apply until after ...
1
vote
2answers
42 views

Can I travel from a tier 4 area in the UK to the Netherlands under current restrictions?

I am part way through moving from the UK to the Netherlands and now caught up in a catch-22 situation. I have got my residency in NL approved, and have done the biometric testing, but I am in the UK ...
3
votes
0answers
26 views

UK Provisional Driver's License on EEA FP Entry Clearance Visa

The requirements for UK Provisional Driver's License says: Residency You can only get a GB licence if you are normally and lawfully resident in Great Britain. To be normally resident you must usually ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

What happens if there is a mistake/more things wanted when submitting naturalization

We are submitting our kids naturalization papers before brexit on December 31. From where I came from e.g. Pakistan if papers(visa) are refused or missing items, they send the paper back while not ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

Am I eligible for long residence in the UK?

I have been in the UK since September 2010. First as a PhD student on tier-4 visa, till 2017 September, then I switched to tier 2 visa from 2017 September till now. I have always had a leave to remain ...
3
votes
1answer
68 views

Can a Syrian refugee from the UK who has indefinite leave to remain apply for US visa if he marries a US citizen?

I'm an an American citizen. My fiancé lives in England and is a refugee from Syria. He has his indefinite leave to remain in the UK. He has lived there 6+ years. We want to be married next year. I am ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Can I have a UK tier 2 visa and a French dependent residence permit at the same time?

I will be moving to the UK on a tier 2 visa and my spouse will be working in France. My question is can I have the UK tier 2 visa as well as a dependent French visa at the same time?
2
votes
2answers
115 views

Applying for a British Passport - Am I a British Citizen?

I'm trying to apply for my first British passport and have been reading various gov.uk sites for guidance to do it correctly. I have completed the online form, confirmed my identity, and I am at the ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Proof of residence

I lived and worked in Great Britain for a few years and was living in temporary housing and shared houses while waiting for a council house. My latest temporary address was in London. Then I moved to ...
6
votes
1answer
113 views

Back-to-back student visas for different countries (first Canada, then Australia, then US/UK)

I have a rather complicated question and would appreciate any help. (I will bolden the important and relevant parts to make it easier to follow.) I'm an international student currently studying at a ...
1
vote
2answers
96 views

Can I leave my house during the 14 days of self-isolation if I have to take a flight out of UK?

On December the 3rd I will go back in the UK from Italy and, if the rules stay the same, I'll have to self-isolate for 14 days in UK. Does this mean that I cannot leave the house not even to go to the ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Indian national working in the UK and family in France - Which visa for France (spouse has passeport talent)

I am an Indian citizen. My wife is planning on applying for a passeport talent in France, and I will be working in the UK and spending practically every weekend in Paris. My understanding is that I ...
0
votes
0answers
103 views

Refusal under suitability. paragragh S-EC. 10 years ban in place

I was refused my spouse visa because there was a ban in place that was due to be over in 3 months. I was foolish, I thought paragraph 320 covered me as a spouse of a British citizen Anyway, the ban is ...
1
vote
0answers
138 views

Very soon, my PhD starts in UK but UK visa center in Paris is closed. What should I do?

I am a non-EU citizen, currently residing in France. I am supposed to start a PhD on december the 1st in UK. I completed the VISA application and paid all the realted fees (NHS + application fees) ...
5
votes
1answer
82 views

Working from home in Switzerland for a UK company without becoming a swiss 'resident'?

I am a Swiss citizen and have been in the UK for two years. I am now working from home for my company for the forseeable future. I would like to continue to work for my current employer but from ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Quickest way to get proof of address under lockdown when you've only just arrived in the country?

UK.GOV lists Proof of address as: Utility bill (gas, electric, satellite television, landline phone bill) issued within the last three months With lockdown looming what is the quickest way to obtain ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Can I use my NZ restricted drivers license in the UK?

Can I drive in the UK with my restricted NZ license? I have my EEA FP and am in the application process of getting my residency. I have not been here 185 days yet. Thanks for the help Sammy Jay Dawson
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Can a tier-4 holder in the UK do crypto trading?

Title, really. I'm a tier-4 visa holder in the UK and I'm wondering if I can trade crypto.
0
votes
1answer
45 views

UK EU settlment scheme, effects when acquiring British citizenship

I have Polish and German citizenship and passport. My wife the same (she is German originally). But we now live in UK. We need to apply for UK Settlement Scheme, which i think means we will be ...
3
votes
2answers
89 views

As an EU/US citizen can I apply for pre-settled status while living in the US?

I lived in the UK 1994-2006 as a US citizen and had Indefinite Leave to Remain status. Living in the US again since 2006, I have lost that status. I am now a dual EU/US citizen, having become an ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Can my US-born adult daughter apply for a British passport?

I was born in British India in 1940 to an Indian father and British mother. Although my mother was British born, she nevertheless applied for me to become a British citizen by naturalization when I ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Automatic Citizenship for EEA children born in UK

I am German permanently living in the UK since 2006, my wife is a non EU / non UK citizen. Our three children were born in the UK in 2011, 2014 and 2017. They hold German passports and I had always ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Do I need to inform UK Visas & Immigration about a change of address once I have ILR?

I have Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK, with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) issued in October 2019. The letter that I received with the BRP stated these were the reasons for which I ...
4
votes
1answer
64 views

Surname change or citizenship application: what should I do first?

I am French and have been living in the UK for 12 years. I am married to a British citizen. I want to change my name, to have a double-barreled name with mine and his. I also just passed my Life in ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

International student trying to understand UK Citizenship

I am an International (non EU) student in the UK. I am about to finish my 4th year of study. My question is: given my above background, how long do I have to be in the UK before I can apply for ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Can I hold a UK and EU driving license so that I can insure a car in the UK after moving to the EU?

I am moving from the UK to the Netherlands and will exchange my UK driving license for a Dutch one while we are still part of the EU. After Brexit, can I still claim entitlement to drive in the UK ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Will the transition from a non-exchangeable licence to a full UK one make car insurance premium skyrocket?

In the UK, driving licences initially obtained outside of the EEC and "Designated Countries" are valid only for 12 months after the beginning of residency. They are non-exchangeable [1]. ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

UK ILR rule for switching from Tier 2 general to Tier 2 dependant

I have been in UK for past 2 years on Tier 2 general visa. But now I am planning to switch to my wife's dependent who is also on Tier 2 general. If I switch now, will I be eligible for applying ILR in ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

UK tier 4 visa: Language test

I have received a PhD offer from a UK university. Since I do have my MSc from a Canadian university (but I am not canadian), the conditional offer letter does not ask me to provide any english ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

What happens to my UK driving licence when I exchange it for an Irish driving licence?

What happens to my UK driving licence when I exchange it for an Irish one? I've heard it gets returned to the DVLA in Swansea. Does it become void afterwards? Can I purchase a replacement UK licence ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Can I drive alone to the UK driving test with a valid international driving license?

My US license cannot be changed to the UK's, so I am in the process of obtaining the UK driver's license. I have the learner license and have passed the theory test. I have a valid US driver's license ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

UK citizenship and residency requirements

I have a friend who is an EU citizen who lived and worked in UK since 2014. She got her settled status document last year but, sadly, didn't apply immediately for UK citizenship as soon as she was ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Language Requirement for Indefinite Leave to Remain

I am in the process of starting my application for Indefinite Leave to remain. For the language requirement. The website states the following (gov.uk) I have submitted IELTS test as part of my ...
3
votes
0answers
42 views

Guaranteed rejection of citizenship application if non-dom status claimed on a previous Tier 2 work visa?

How does claiming a non-domiciled status by origin in the UK while on a Tier 2 work visa affect future naturalization application? Is rejection guaranteed due to past claim of non-domicile (and hence ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Studying for a single term of a course that lasts longer than 6 months in all (but one semester is less than 6mo) [closed]

Is it legal for a US citizen on a 6m visitor's leave to study on a course that is more than 6 months in total for a semester that is less than 6 months? A student visa is not required to take a course ...
0
votes
2answers
145 views

I've lost my original birth certificate, can I still register to the Irish Foreign Births Register?

I'm a UK national with an Irish grandparent who was born in Ireland. To the best of my understanding, this means I can become an Irish citizen through the Foreign Births Register. The documents ...
3
votes
0answers
185 views

Tier 4 dependant visa - IHS form asking for incorrect information

I am applying for a General student visa (Tier 4) for myself, and for a Tier 4 dependant visa for my wife. My wife and I are currently in India, and we are planning to travel to the UK together. After ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

UK Home office - Lost Landing Card

I applied for Subject Access Request as I had a minor immigration problem with the officer before the last time I entered the Uk. They speculated that I was trying to live in the UK through frequent ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Can a British-license holder drive an EU registered car in the UK? [duplicate]

I'll be moving abroad in November and planning to get my car from EU to the UK this or next month before we move, so that I can drive all the way there. Do I need to register the car here with ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

How to change name on BRP and whether I have to pay 1000£ fine (UK)

I have a limited leave to remain BRP and don't hold a IRL. Am 19 and changed my surname to my mother's maiden name. How do I get a new BRP? There is a form on the UK government website to send by ...
2
votes
2answers
75 views

27 year-old Canadian citizen looking to move to UK (can prove both grandfathers are UK citizens)

Do I need to get a job prior to my application for the UK Visa? The UK Ancestry Visa page says I need an offer, but I'm wondering how firm this is. Can I go the UK and stay for a few months while I ...
3
votes
0answers
45 views

How long can an EU national live in the UK if they entered UK through CTA? (after Transition period)

Will an EU national living in Ireland be subject to immigration checks when travelling from Ireland to UK after the transition period? If no, how long can they live in UK by entering UK through the ...
4
votes
0answers
55 views

Do I need to have trivial, unimportant information translated in documents in UK visa application? (EEA Family Permit)

My wife (Filipino) and I (British) are planning to move to the UK after living in Spain for the last four years. We are applying for an EEA Family Permit, more commonly known as the 'Surinder Singh' ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

EU national living in the UK with settled status applying for EU family permit married to non-EU spouse - financial evidence needed

I’m a EU national with a settled status living in the UK, I'm married to a non-EU spouse residing in an EU country as a refugee who works full time, I’m questioning about the financial part, I’m ...
2
votes
0answers
29 views

After acquiring pre-settled status, is it possible to get a new pre-settled status? [duplicate]

My father has received pre-settled status in April 2019. He hasn't really lived in the UK (short visits) but planning to move here by the end of the year. It seems there might be a problem when his ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

UK masters loan for EU-citizens after Brexit

As a EU-citizen, can I apply for a student loan for a master's degree in the UK for a course starting in September 2021, without moving to the UK before December 31?
0
votes
1answer
72 views

I receive childcare vouchers from my employer in UK but my Tier 2 general visa says “no public funds”. What are the implications?

I have a Tier 2 general visa with note that I have no access to public funds (NRPF). As part of my employee benefits I receive childcare vouchers from my employer which are deducted pre-tax. My ...

1
2 3 4 5
23