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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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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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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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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Should I postpone the NINO meeting until I have a stable home?

I have a meeting for the National Insurance Number this Monday in the city I used to live in. But I don't have an actual proper home in the UK yet, I just moved to London. They want proof of address ...
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Can I reuse the certificate of sponsorship after Tier 2 general visa refusal if the COS status is still “assigned”?

I made an application for UK Tier 2 general visa as I had a valid CoS and other documents as well. I failed to provide UK NARIC report for proof of English language. So, the decision was refusal for ...
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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 Ancestry Visa to retire

I have lived in the UK for 9 years prior on UK ancestry. My question is : Can I apply for UK ancestry so that I can retire permanently in the UK. I have my own means of financial support and also ...
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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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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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Tier 4 Visa Application [closed]

I have been studying in the UK for a period of time. I completed a short term course ( with a Short-term study visa) to gain entry to the Foundation course. I gained entry, went back home to apply for ...
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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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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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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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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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Getting UK driving licence after moving to Germany

I'm an EU national who has lived in UK for more that 5 years (enough to be a resident, but not a citizen). I have moved to Germany a month ago and started a new job. A couple of months before moving ...
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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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Travelling to UK, non-EU divorced citizen with Biometric card stating permanent residence as member of EU

My friend is a soon-to-be divorced, non EU citizen. She received permanent residence as family member of an EU citizen. She was advised the card will still be valid, but she has been told at the UK ...
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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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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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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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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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Tier 4 dependent Visa

I am a student with a Tier 4 visa. I just had a baby in the UK. Can I apply for my baby dependent visa here in the UK or do I have to go back to my country to apply for her visa? My husband is not ...
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Is it possible to live both in Sweden and the UK?

I would like to know if it is possible to live both in Sweden and the Uk at the same time. I am a European citizen, and have permanent resident in the UK. I also have the Swedish Personal Number (...
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Brexit: what happens to an EU citizen signing for a UK job now?

I haven't been able to figure out what's the status of an EU citizen signing up for a UK job now, starting sometime in the future, if the company is not able to provide Visa sponsorship. In ...
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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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EU citizen (Romanian) with Asian (VN) wife want to live in UK

I am an Eu citizen (Romanian) and I worked for 3 years as an engineer in the UK. I left a few months ago to go to Asia (Vietnam) to get married. Now, we are going back to Romania and hope we can ...
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Does my spouse from Africa need a visa to enter UK as family member of EEA

I am a Spanish citizen living in the UK, and my spouse is a Gambian national living in Gambia, I am intending to apply for him to join me in to the UK. I am currently in Gambia with him and I heard ...
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Police Clearance certificate for Tier 2 validity

My police clearance certificate from India was issued on 29th Jan, 2017. Left for United Kingdom on 30th Jan, 2017 for three and half month. Back in India for 17 days in total before I submit an ...
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Will it affect my UK tier 2 ICT work permit visa if marital status is separated?

I have applied for a Tier 2 ICT work permit 3 years visa from a reputed A rating Premium sponser from Chennai. In the marital status I have mentioned I'm separated since my wife and I are not on good ...
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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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UK Tier 2 visa - NARIC

do we get an email of the NARIC letter form NARIC UK which can be uploaded for Visa documents or do we have to wait for the letter to arrive on mail? Thank you
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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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What forms of payment are accepted for UK Indefinite Leave to Remain applications?

The Gov.UK site for permanently settling in the UK ("indefinite leave to remain" or "ILR") lists out the fees associcated with the application, but not the payment methods accepted. For instance, do ...
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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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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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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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Tier 2 dependent children born in the UK

I am on a Tier 2 visa and going to apply for ILR in July. My wife was on a student visa and my son, born in tje UK (he is 5 years old now) was her dependent. I changed both my wife's and son's status ...
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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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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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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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Can I use my international driving license instead of a provisional one to pass a driving test?

I hold my foreign international license which I still can use to drive within the UK (i.e. less than 12 months has passed). Now I am going to obtain full UK license. Can I go through the whole ...
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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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Medicare Plan B penalty for late enrolment

I have dual citizenship for the UK and US and have full insurance coverage with the NHS in the UK and also have Medicare plan A. I have pensions in both countries. I will be moving back to the US ...

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