Questions tagged [united-kingdom]

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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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]. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can I apply for UK visa after 10 years banned [closed]

I was banned for using fake document in 2008 and now my ban has expired and am planing to apply for UK student visa coming January. What is my chances of getting visa. Can I apply by myself or I ...
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New Zealand Restricted licence transfer to UK

has anyone exchanged an NZ restricted lincense in UK - I have to send it off and you don't get it back even if they reject it. I then have no proof I've been driving for over 10years so have to start ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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Tier 2 dependent visa for child currently outside the UK

My daughter is almost 3 and she was born in the UK - currently out of the UK for over a year with her grandparents. We are stuck at the moment with getting her a TB test because the country in Africa ...
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Using a travel adapter long term

I’m moving from the EU to the UK in a couple of weeks for a ~3-year period, and I’m not sure what to do with power plugs. The easiest option is to buy a couple of power strips and an equal amount of ...
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Can I hold a residence permit for Italy and the UK at the same time?

I hold a residence permit for Italy but will be moving to the UK to be with my partner. Can I keep both the permits?
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At what point in the application cycle does the UKVI service-standards timeline begin for visa applications made from within the UK?

For visa application made from within the UK, the UKVI's service standards on processing times is as follows: Processing time: 8 weeks, for Customers applying to remain on a temporary basis including ...
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Want to state to the authorities there is no intention to make UK a de facto home

I have tried but am unable to find out the rules for visitors to a foreign country. If I study for a 6 year MBBS (medical) course at a University in the United Kingdom, and consider my parents wish to ...
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Applying for UK Tier 4 (passport expiration)

I am applying for a UK Tier 4 visa that ends September 2021 but my passport expires in May 2021. Can I apply and renew my passport while I am in the UK? I read that to enter the UK, my passport has to ...
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Tax implications for one spouse with UK tax residency and one with French

I know tax laws are country specific and in case of spouses living in two separate countries they may depend on the specific countries due to tax treaties so my question cannot be asked in all ...
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UK Driving License

I hold a driving license from the outside of the UK which is not valid to exchange. At the same time, I already have an UK privisional license. Does it mean my foreigner license is not valid anymore? (...
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Should I join UK for a job, or should I stay in Germany? [closed]

I am currently getting 80K in my current position, will be 90, or maybe 100K next year. I have an offer from the UK for 55K to 60K including a bonus. I feel comfortable in Germany, but the language is ...
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UK Clean Slate policy

I am a US citizen and had few minor immigration problems one time when I tried to enter back in 2018 but they let me in after all. Last year in 2019 I tried to enter again and they let me in with no ...
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Documents needed from sponsor for UK settlement scheme visa

I am applying for the settlement scheme visa to be together with my wife. She is currently working in the UK and has received her settlement status. The following are documents that I feel would be ...
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How to get my full pension (AHV, BVG) as a Swiss citizen living abroad?

I am a Swiss citizen living and working in the UK after working in Singapore. I want to move back to Switzerland in some years and wonder what I have to do to still get my full pension there when I ...
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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 [closed]

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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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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