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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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UK Standard Visit Visa for On-site Interview

Hie everyone, I live in Malaysia and just had my work permit approved here (I am African). I recently graduated and have been invited for an on-site interview by a Software Engineering company in ...
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How long between UK Tier 5 GAE visa?

(Re-asking this here as I wasn't aware there was an Expat page -- I've removed my original question from the Travel page) I'm currently in the UK on a Tier 5 Temporary work visa (Government ...
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Is it possible to get a UK visa if you're married to more than one person?

Does anyone have any experience of how UK visas and polygamy interact with each other, if at all? Sadly we can't claim that non-monogamy is a cultural norm for any of us so that doesn't help. We ...
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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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I am Self Funded applying for Tier 4 Student Visa, how to avoid rejection?

I am from India applied for MSc in the UK, received an unconditional offer letter from the university and CAS Letter is going to be issued within a few days. Regarding bank statements, everywhere it ...
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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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Extending stay under Family Visa UK

My fiancee and I would like to settle in the UK. I am a British citizen and she is an American citizen. She was refused entry November 2018 due to the IO not believing she was a genuine visitor. She ...
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Post Study Work Visa United Kingdom 2 Years

Am I eligible for a PSW (2 year Post-Study Work Visa UK): Course: Masters of science Method of study: Full Time Start date: 6 January 2020 Estimated end date: 6 May 2021
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EEA family permit refusal

Like in the title, my wife got refused her visa application. We know each other from 1 year and we married in March 2017, we haven't done a proper wedding just a family lunch but we have several ...
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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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I'm an American journalist in the UK on a tier 2 sponsored visa. If I leave my work, can I go to the Schengen area as a visitor?

I'm an American in London. After completing a masters degree in the UK, I was offered full-time sponsored employment on a tier 2 visa in London at a trade publication covering commodities. I've worked ...
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Moving out of UK - driving my EU registered car

I am currently UK resident, but I will be leaving the country soon. I have quite a lot of stuff I want to move with me. Being UK resident, I am not allowed to drive foreign registered car in UK. Which ...
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EEA Permit query

I am asking this on behalf of my brother-ib-law. He is an Italian citizen who has been living in the UK for one and half years. My sister married him some 8 years ago and they have two kids 7 and 3 ...
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Changing from ROA to British Citizenship

I have been living in the UK since 1st July 1976 with an ancestor ROA visa. On 13th July 1978 I married my British husband and continued with ROA visa and now I feel I would like to become a British ...
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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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Is there any way to track the UK EEA Family Member Residence Card?

I want to ask if there is any way to track UK EEA Family Member Residence card. I am worry about the application of my wife because we sent the documents 2 months ago and I read in internet that the ...
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If I've been offered a job in Seattle, USA what is the best way to approach bringing my girlfriend with me?

I'm a UK national and I've been offered a postdoc position in Seattle. I know I will have no problem getting a visa, but I also want my girlfriend (also a UK national and a marine biologist) to come ...
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How long may I drive a car in the UK on a US license?

I will be visiting the UK for several months. How long can I drive a car in the UK on a US drivers license?
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How can I switch from a Tier 4 Visa to EU Pre-Settled Status in the UK?

I am currently resident in the UK on a Tier 4 Student Visa in a non-EU passport. I was recently granted simplified naturalisation in an EU country on the basis of my ancestry. Thus, I now hold dual ...
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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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Can one enter UK with a family member using a Spanish permanent residence card

I have a friend of 21 years old and his father is a Spanish national but he holds Spanish "larga duracion residence card" which was given to him by his father. My questions are can he travel to the UK ...
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Visa application for non EEA members

I am applying for an EEA family permit with my one-year-old son to the UK, so we can relocate and settle with my husband. How do I fill my son's form since he is one year old? Because the question's ...
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The necessary English skills to get a work-permit UK visa, for a postdoc position

I am a quality-oriented recent graduate PhD in Chemical Engineering at from University of Tehran, Iran. During my PhD I passed two sabbatical periods at University of Waterloo in Canada for 8 months ...
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Exchanging a New Zealand driver's licence for a UK manual car drivers license?

The process for exchanging a NZ drivers license for a UK one seems straight forward. But, how do I go about getting a UK drivers license with being allowed to drive a manual transmission car? It ...
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EEA Family Permit Application question

I am a Dutch national, my wife is from Asia. I moved to the UK 4 weeks ago. Just completed 1 month in the UK. I don’t have my National insurance number yet. My jobcentre appointment is on 27 July. ...
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Is there any company who helps to come into UK to work from outside EU/EEA with Tier 2 Working visa sponsorship?

I have a friend in Nepal who is a lab assistant, working in a hospital. She would like to come to UK to work, but lab assistant is a low paid job (Band 2) in the UK so no company/hospital would ...
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I accidentally submitted an unsigned Tier 4 Visa Application. What should I do?

I had two applications and only one was signed. I submitted the unsigned visa application. I am already on purchased priority service processing. It has been two days since my passport was submitted ...
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Refused leave to enter UK

I never had problems traveling around Europe and the UK. But I lied this last time about lots of things (how long I was staying, about my fiance...) and I got refused to enter. I received a letter and ...
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Ukraine, dual citizenship & passport ownership

I had a few questions regarding dual citizenship. I was born in Ukraine in 96, moved to the UK in 05 and recently received British Citizenship. I’m currently in the process of applying for a British ...
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How do I import a vehicle from outside the EU to the UK?

Do I need to de-register my motorcycle in my home country, outside the EU, before I can bring it to the UK, register it, and get a UK number plate? Or, can I freely travel by my bike to the UK with ...
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Temporary Teleworking (1 month) Abroad While Employed by US employer

I'm trying to get a handle on what the situation is on remote teleworking for short periods of time (one month or less). I am an American citizen employed by a U.S. employer but work fully remotely. I ...
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EEA Family status retain

I am EEA citizen, Portugal, and have been living in the UK since 2018 summer. My two children joined me here recently on a family visa and received their UK residency cards. I am planning to leave the ...
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Can you please give me the email address to send documents from India to Sheffield

I am looking for the correct email address to send documents to Sheffield for a UK visa application. I have been asked to submit my criminal record certificate which I had already scanned at visa ...
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Non-EU Spouse (USA) of an Irish Citizen, work rights in the UK?

I am a US citizen, with resident status in Ireland as the spouse of an Irish Citizen. We will be moving in the next six weeks to London, and I am not clear on my rights to work in the UK as the spouse ...
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Can I apply for a UK visa just to visit the Estonian Embassy in London?

I just got hired in a company in Estonia as a web developer. I am Nigerian and there's no Estonian Representation here in Nigeria for long stay Visas. I apparently just got back from Estonia o ...
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Incorrect IELTS exam certificate

I have received this following e-mail. "We are in receipt of a Visa Application for the above named person. We have noted that you have not submitted the correct English Language certificate . ...
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Waiting time for UK Residence card, Non EU, EAA family member

My husband is working in the UK. Both he and our children have EU passports, even though we've been married for 18 years, we've never lived longer than 5 years in a EU country. I therefore am in the ...
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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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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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How can I do tuberculosis test for UK visa if I live in country where TB test is not required

I am from a country where TB test is required for UK Tier 2 General Visa. I currently live in a country where TB test is not required, and I didnt find any information of where I can do that test at ...
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How can I move to the UK with my child

As a primary carer of am EU minor child do I have rights to apply for permit in UK, i leave in Italian residence permit holder and I would like to move to UK by September with a family permit Visa Am ...
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UK Ancestry 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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If a Jamaican is deported despite living in the UK their whole life can they live in Ireland or other countries close? like France?

If a Jamaican is being deported and lost the appeal to stop in the UK does this mean he can also not live in Ireland/ and Northern Ireland? Also does it mean he would not be able to move to local ...
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Can I officially live and work in the UK, having a resident permit from a Schengen country and a UK standard visitor visa?

Can I officially live and work in the UK, having a resident permit from a Schengen country and a UK standard visitor visa? I am a citizen of Ukraine, but now I live in Estonia, I have valid Estonian ...
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Newborn Permission to Stay in UK

I am on a Tier 2 Visa working in the UK, my wife and two kids are on the Tier 2 dependant visas. We had a new baby 3 weeks ago and we got her passport, and want to travel outside the UK. How I will ...
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Am I just considered a tourist, and am I able to leave and return to the UK while on that free tourism visa?

I'm a young (20) Canadian visiting the UK, and staying with a family free of charge in exchange for babysitting their children for about three hours a day. They provide me with pocket money, but no ...
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Retiring in UK, is my tax free Australian superannuation income taxed in UK?

I'm a dual UK/Australia citizen and seriously thinking of moving to UK permanently. I am 57 and when I turn 60 I will be able to get a tax free pension income or a lump sum from my Australian ...
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Exchanging EU License for UK - what happens to start date and no claims?

I've lived in the UK for five and a half years and am buying a motorcycle. I wondering if it makes sense to exchange my German driving license for a UK one to save on insurance. Currently I can ...
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Can I take the driving license tests in the UK and then be allowed to drive in Belgium?

I work and live in Belgium however I am Brazilian and I want to take a drivers license in a country that I can do the test in English. Can I take the driving license tests in the UK and then be ...
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I'm in USA with a F1 visa. Can I drive in the UK with my MA Driver's License?

I am in the USA on a F1 visa. I also have a MA Driver's License slash Real ID. I am visiting the UK later this month to attend a conference. A friend (in UK) advised I should get some additional ...