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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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Father's name in the birth certificate and Italian citizenship

When I arrived in the UK from Italy in 2003 I met a wonderful woman and we both fell in love. I could not even speak good English at that time, we used to go to the gym together, she had very long ...
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Do I need to start a company in Spain in order to work remotely as a UK freelancer?

I am looking to relocate to Spain but keep my current job. I work as a freelancer, but just for one company -- they are open to making me an employee if that makes things easier for this move -- the ...
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Start date is delayed by more than three months from Application date in UK

I have applied for Skilled Worker Visa in the UK on June 9. However due to delay in processing visa applications by UKVI. my visa is not issued yet. The employer added a note to the CoS stating a new ...
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EU citizen without settled status

I thought it’s time to ask by now, just out of curiosity: If an EU citizen lived in the UK, met all the conditions for settled status, had a job, and a house, and for whatever stupid reason did not ...
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Am I responsible for paying the full rent right away before actually viewing the apartment?

I am an international student moving to the UK very soon. I just signed a contract with an apartment (APT1), which requires me to complete the entire payment (for 51 weeks). The date I signed the ...
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US to UK visa - suspended driving license

My partner will be applying for a UK spouse visa after we marry next year. He is in the US and had his driving license suspended for 3 months due to crashes with the work van last year. He still doesn’...
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What visa for a visiting researcher (PhD student) in the UK?

I am a Tunisian PhD student, in the last year of PhD, I found a lab from UK and I want to do a visiting research PhD with them (during 7 months), PS: I will finance myself. I don't have a big ...
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How to replace EU driving licence with a UK one when the first one has been lost?

I am a EU person living in UK. Lost my driving licence in UK. How can have it replaced by a UK one ? How is it possible to prove that I have a driving licence at all? I can't get a replacement from my ...
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US citizen, spouse of UK Citizen. Can I work two jobs, one in the US and one in the UK? Forecasting potential problems

Getting all my ducks in a row for moving to the UK next spring. I will be entering the UK on a spousal visa, which grants me the right to work in the UK. I am currently employed for a multi-national ...
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Is it possible to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom while maintaining full self-employment rights for enterpreneurship?

I am a US citizen and currently live in the US. I have wanted to try living abroad for some time now, and the United Kingdom seems like a good option to do so, except for some possible visa concerns. ...
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Can I work remotely for my US Company on a dependant visa in UK?

My husband's company is moving him to the UK on a Tier 2 visa, which will qualify me for a dependant visa to go over there with him. I am trying to figure out if I can still work for my US company and ...
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Traveling right after applying for UK visa (Global Talent Visa)

I am in the following situation. I am an EU citizen living currently in my home EU-country. I will start a new job in fall in the UK and the employer will endorse me for a "Global Talent" ...
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UK and Canadian taxes

My son who is a Canadian citizen and pays Canadian taxes will be working in London UK for about 3 months. He will likely be making a little more than the basic personal allowance of £12,570. What is ...
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Are some ports (of origin) in England cheaper, when shipping from England to Canada?

To ship choses in possession (see below taxonomy) from England to Canada, which ports of origin in England are cheapest? I would venture that the more southwestern the port (see below map), the ...
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Moving to UK. Do I have to declare my electronics in the airport?

I am moving to London indefinitely for a new job. On my arrival (by flight) I will be carrying my iphone, ipad, laptop, possibly a few everyday electronics. According to this gov.uk website I need to ...
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Childcare in England: are the 15 "free" hours ever actually free?

I am preparing to move to Oxford as a postdoc, with two kids aged 1 and 3. I am currently trying to sort out childcare, and what I am seeing so far does not seem very reassuring. I have learned that, ...
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Rights for spouse of skilled worker in the UK

I am an EU citizen (non-Irish) with a non-EU spouse, currently living within the EU. Here my spouse has very similar rights to myself: they can work in any type of job without needing a special visa, ...
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Error on Certificate of Sponsorship for UK Visa

I am posting here a question on a situation of one of my friend who is applying for getting a Tier 5 GAE Visa in the UK. He had requested and obtained a valid certificate of sponsorship from the ...
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Validity of 10 yr EU resident card if living outside of EU for more than 1 yr

I have a question regarding the validity of a "Carte de résident de Longue durée-UE" (10 yr EU resident card) that is issued recently in France. I understand that the card is no longer valid ...
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Canadian Citizen with Irish passport and summer job in UK - where to pay taxes?

My son has an 8 week summer job in the UK. He is Canadian but holds an Irish passport as well (due to grandparent's being Irish). I understand he can work in the UK without a visa due to his Irish ...
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Am I in trouble because of my FLR application?

I was on FLR (FP) or FLR (HRO) visa (one of the two, can't remember, does it matter?) because I was switching from a Tier 4 student visa to a skilled worker visa, but my employer hadn't received its ...
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Does my spouse need to prove knowledge of English for a UK dependent visa under skilled worker application?

I will be applying from India for a skilled worker visa for the UK. My spouse will be applying as a dependent. Does my spouse need to prove her knowledge of English for her visa? If yes, which tests ...
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Could a naturalised British citizen lose his/her citizenship after moving abroad?

Basically this question is in relation to UK citizenship requirement of having the intent of continuing to live in the UK. At the moment, I have that intent. However, you never know where life might ...
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Do I need to declare personal electronics at UK customs

I am moving to the UK from India on work visa and thinking of moving with following electronics: Two MacBooks (both are work laptops) Two mobile phones (both are work phones) One personal mobile An ...
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Parents name change before ILR-SET(M) application

I'm currently on FLR-M and going to apply for ILR(SET-M) in a few months, the problem is my parents have changed their names, Will different parent names in my previous application and current ...
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Do I need a stamp for the leave to enter in the UK under Tier 5 GAE?

I am an EEA national and have a Tier 5 GAE visa valid for the UK. The question is whether I need a stamp indicating the “leave to enter” with dates on my passport, to activate my visa, or not. For ...
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What are the steps to leave the UK on a skilled worker visa?

I am planning to leave UK and I am on a skilled worker visa. The steps that I have understood are - My responsibilities - Send a copy of the resignation to UKVI. Include your proposed leaving date ...
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I am trying to complete my UK IHS form but constantly getting error for intended date of travel

I have completed my visa application and when trying to fill in IHS form to make payment, I am constantly getting error for intended date of travel to UK (i have tried to change dates, and also ...
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Tier 2 dependant visa

I currently switched from UK Tier 4 to tier 2 visa: 1.can my kids ages 6- 12 join as dependants immediately from my home country while my husband processes his later in the year?he currentlt has a 10 ...
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UK family visa for Irish national moving from Ireland to UK

I am an Irish national living in Ireland and will be moving to the UK for work, spouse is non-EU and does not require visa to enter the UK if she is staying less than 6 months. Should my spouse apply ...
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Converting salaries from Ireland to UK

I am planning to move from Dublin, Ireland to the UK. My base salary is about € 80,000 before tax and I have benefits like health insurance and retirement contribution from the employer. I have seen ...
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Will British passport expiring soon be a problem leaving Denmark/entering the UK?

My passport has about 5 months until the expiry date. I want to travel home (to the UK) in February. I was unaware of the 6 month rule until recently, and to be honest I am confused about where it ...
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Change of name on BRP due to marriage

I am on 5year parental route which expires next year and that qualifies for my indefinite leave to remain . My husband has family life route with his daughter and he still has many years left before ...
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I would like to apply for an National Insurance number. I have a British passport, have never lived in the UK but am coming to live there this year

I am living in Zimbabwe but am a British Citizen and will be coming to the UK to live. I would like to get an National Insurance number and find out about back paying National Insurance.
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Leave and enter the UK during a Tier 5 GAE Visa

I am struggling to find information on this scenario. I have applied for a Tier 5 GAE UK Visa, for a duration of a year. Suppose that the visa duration is from January to December. Suppose that I need ...
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Moving mother to UK from India on a longer visa?

I'm on a general tier-2 work visa in UK. Been living here for more than 4 years. In another 10 months, I'll complete 5 years here. My query is regarding how can I move my mother from India to UK with ...
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Brining a laptop for personal use to UK from outside EU, If I include it when applying for Tor1, should I decleare my laptop at customs?

Next march I am going to UK as immigrant, of course I will bring my laptop(bought a few months ago) with me, the purchased price was over 390GBP. I will also include it when applying for Tor1. Should ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - Naric certificate didn't scanned by VFS but they signed checklist

I am a Nurse and applying for a UK Tier 2 visa. I have all of the supporting documents with me. I select to upload the documents by myself via VFS portal, but due to large file in size, I decided to ...
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Can a USA citizen marry a British citizen while on a 5 year NATO/Relevant civilian visa

Can anyone tell me if my boyfriend needs to apply for a marriage visitor visa while working in the UK on a relevant civilian employee of NATO forces? I was told by someone online that two visas can’t ...
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Relationship between employment start date and visa start date for UK skilled worker visa

Say, my new employer is going to sponsor my UK skilled worker visa. I need some help in deciding a good employment start date. Say, my employer and I agree to an employment start date of April 11, ...
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Have you engaged in any other activities which may indicate that you may not be considered a person of good character (see also page 16 of the guide)?

These questions are from the UK naturalization application. My question is: if you had issues in the past 20 years, but there's no present conviction - meaning no conviction, how would you answer ...
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How far back does the UK make background checks for naturalization

How far back does the UK naturalization background checks go for an overseas British territory applicant? My brother had entered US in 2002 on a different passport he was sent back the same day back ...
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Applying as Dependant on UK Skilled Worker Visa

I am applying in Skilled Worker Visa for UK. I am an Indian Citizen. My wife and child (3 months old) will also be coming to UK with me and hence will be required visas also. This official page states ...
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Moving belongings from the EU to the UK and then back a few days later. Do I need to apply for tax/duty relief in both directions?

I am going to transfer my normal place of residency from the EU to the UK. To transfer my personal belonging, the plan is to rent a van and move them over myself. I already know that I can (and should)...
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How long does it take to approve my application for tax relief for moving my personal belongings from the EU to the UK

I am going to transfer my normal place of residency from the EU to the UK. For this I need to move most of my my personal belongings over the border. The UK offers a ‘transfer of residence’ (ToR) ...
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EU citizen moving to the UK. Need a 2021 update

This is for a EU citizen who has never lived in the UK and is neither working for a UK company, nor has worked previously for one. As 2021 (soon 2022), what are the regulations for moving to the UK ...
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Do British citizens need a visa to stay in Italy more than 3 months with boyfriend/girlfriend?

I recently moved to Italy for work (I am an EU citizen). My British girlfriend joined me but is unsure if she needs a visa after her 3 months stay is over. As a British citizen, can she stay more than ...
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Appropriate visa required by a visiting research PhD student

I am currently both a medicine resident and a PhD student at an EU-university. I want to come to the UK for a 1-year period to perform research activity (which would be consistent with my PhD, ...
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I paid the NHS surcharge. Am I now handled like an "ordinarily resident person"?

I am an EU citizen who is living in the UK on a visa and plans to stay there for several years. On applying for the visa I payed the NHS surchage for the duration of the stay. Question: Am I now ...
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Can mother student apply for child dependent without husband

I want to apply dependent visa for my children as i got student visa and want to travel all together. The question is can i apply dependent visa for them without applying for husband as he can't apply ...

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