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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Can I stay in UK beyond 6 months when staying with my partner who has a UK passport?

My civil law partner will be working in UK for a year. She has a UK passport. I have a New Zealand passport. Will I be able to stay in UK beyond the 6 month limit?
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UK Nationality Applications and Previous Overstays

I saw that the Home Office has published new guidance for people applying for British Nationality (March 2015). Most notably, the section on good character has been profoundly expanded; it now ...
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Clarification of NHS Surcharge (UK Tiered Applicants)

Recent changes in the immigration rules require that some visa applicants must pay a surcharge for the National Health Service (NHS). This question is about applicants in the Tiered category. For a ...
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Finding a job in the UK while abroad

I am a British-born man who emigrated to Switzerland in 2008 and I am looking at returning to England as life here is not as I thought and simply finding work after being laid off is proving very very ...
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U.S. Fiance and I (EU) getting married and want to stay in UK. What's the process?

My fiancé and I are getting married in a few months. He is an American currently living here in London on a student visa. I am born in Germany, with a polish passport, so fully EU, living in London ...
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Can I get UK residence card, if I have Permanent Residence from Czech Republic?

I've got permanent residence from Czech Republic. On the card it's written EU permanent residence which I guess valid to EU countries. Can I get UK residence card if I decide to move to UK?
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ILR - staying outside UK for one straight year

I hold an ILR status in the UK. I intend to stay in Canada for one straight year so i could meet the requirements to retain my Canadian PR as well. Do you think my ILR status in the UK will be revoked?...
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Italian citizenship - which consulate?

I applied for Italian citizenship by marriage last year. At the time we were living in Switzerland so we did the paperwork through the Zürich consulate. Now we have moved to London. In theory my wife ...
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UK Tier 2 visa from a client I worked as a freelancer

I'm a freelance software engineer from outside the EU. I have been working with a British client who owns a registered UK business for about two years. He and I both plan for me to move to UK for a ...
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Moving to the UK with my EU-citizen husband shortly after marrying [closed]

I am an Indian working in Germany, Düsseldorf for the last 2 years. I got married last week and my husband, who is a Greek citizen, lives and works in London. We got married in Denmark. I am trying ...
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My Father and Grandmother are British can i get UK Citizenship?

My Father and grandmother are British by birth. My Father was not married to my mother. My birth certificate shows him as my father, and i have his birth certificate and my grandmothers birth ...
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Marriage certificate from church for UK Visa [closed]

I am having my wife name endorsed in passport and my name in wife passport. We are having marriage certificate from church. Can we apply the ICT short term staff partner with that for my wife from ...
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When do you become a permanent resident in the UK?

I am moving to the UK from mainland Europe. The process is staged as follows : Arrive at the UK and live in temporary housing. Start work. Rent a permanent house a couple of weeks later. Get a ...
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How can my wife get the permission to enter into UK?

I am a British citizen and I met a Guatemalean girl. We got married in Great Britain and we had two kids who were born in London and are British as well. Before, she became an overstayed person as her ...
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US Citizen Wanting To Retire in UK

I am a US Citizen, but I would love to retire abroad - UK. Even though I have never worked there, how might I be able to settle there? I would be living on multiple pensions earned in the US and a ...
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Leaving and returning to the UK with an invalid German identity card

I am a German citizen currently living in the UK. My only identity document, my German identity card, is about to expire, but I may want to travel to Germany and back at some point before I will have ...
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Expired EEA family permit for extended family members

I am EEA national sponsoring my sister and her daughter, they came to the UK on an EEA family permit valid for six months, I did read around that it's not a requirment for non-EEA family members to ...
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Netherlands resident - can I work in the UK?

I am Canadian, with a Canadian passport, living in the Netherlands, I am a resident in the Netherlands. Can I work in the UK? And how would I go about sorting that out?
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I've been living and working in the UK for the past 1.75 years. do I still need to file state taxes in the last US state I resided in (California)?

I am a US citizen. I quit my job in California and moved to take another job in the UK in October 2013. For FY 2013, I filed both federal and CA state taxes, since part of that year's income came ...
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Overlapping French Student Visa and UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa

I'm an Australian citizen who is planning to take part in an exchange to France in Janruary of next year for six months. Following the University exchange I would like to partake in a year long ...
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Cheapest way to transport PC from UK to Spain (Malaga)

I've recently moved to Malaga for a job at Oracle. I'm planning on being here for 2 years. In doing so I've left a lot of my life behind in London. I have a car which if I sold to a dealer, I'd be ...
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Applying for an UK Ancestry Visa, can't select that visa type on Teleperformance website [duplicate]

I am applying for a UK Ancestry visa from South Africa, to live and work in the UK. I have completed my application form, signed the declaration, booked an appointment and paid the visa fees. I now ...
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UK Customs for shipped container

I am relocating to the UK from the US, the moving company is telling me that certain items are not allowed through customs in a shipped container, but I cannot find any official information backing ...
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Resigned from my position on UK Tier 2 Visa: Do I need to notify UK Visas and Immigration that I have left the UK?

I was a UK tier 2 visa holder from Australia. I resigned from my position and returned permanently to Australia three months ago. I have just received an email with a "Notice of Curtailment" ...
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Drive American car with American plates go the UK

I want to drive my car from Italy to my house in London but I have still american plates and in Italy I had never problems with that! However, the information on gov.uk website is so confusing because ...
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My grand-father emigrated to South-Africa and then to Lebanon, am I a British citizen?

My grand-father, his father and brothers of my father went to Johannesburg in South Africa in the late 1890s or early 1900. They all had British passports. When my grand-father returned to Lebanon ...
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Can I trade in a left hand drive car in the UK?

We will be moving soon to the UK. We currently have two lhd cars that we intend to replace with a rhd one as soon as possible. I thought that I could pack a lot of stuff in one of our current cars, ...
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Challenging foreign registered car insurance traffic violation [closed]

Court procedures after driving foreign registered car with valid third party insurance by a UK resident. Hi anybody having experience challenging a traffic violation for the above. We had a valid ...
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Tier 2 (General) visa and indefinite leave to remain

According to the website www.gov.uk: You can’t stay in the UK under a Tier 2 (General) visa for more than a total of 6 years. Does this mean that once a person has stayed in the UK more than 6 ...
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Confusion about EHIC for a student in the UK

I am a Ph.D. student funded by an EU grant studying in the UK. As such, I have registered with a GP once I arrived in the UK and received an NHS number. Due to my field of study I regularly travel ...
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Having an Australian pension paid to me now that I live in the UK

I am a UK national. I worked in Australia for nearly five years and paid into an Australian pension scheme with MLC. I di have p[ermanent residency status but I believe that this has now expired due ...
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New passport in married name - UK spousal visa

I have received my new passport in my married name. Do I have to transfer my UK spousal visa from my old passport in my maiden name? OR can I just travel with them both until it is time to renew the ...
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What resources can help to find a good neighbourhood in the UK?

How would I go to find a good neighbourhood in a new city in the UK? This lifehacker post links a number of sites with neighbourhood information, but it seems that all of them (Streetadvisor, ...
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Obtaining UK Residence Permit

I am a citizen of Mauritius married to the UK citizen and I have a child with him. According to UK immigration law, to be abe to sponsor his family for residence he needs to earn £18,300 per year, ...
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Where I can cash a paycheck in London without a bank account

Where can I cash a paycheck in London, if I don't have a bank account. Cheap and fast.
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Entering the UK with a valid EEA Family Permit about to expire

I am a Turkish citizen married to an EU (Estonian) citizen, with whom I recently moved to the UK. I am currently based in the UK and holding an EEA Family Member Permit, which will expire by 5th of ...
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Work Permit for Summer Work In UK

I am originally from Pakistan, and am now studying in Germany. If I wanted to do a summer internship in UK (full time) what type of Visa would I need? Is this possible at all? I see that Tier 2 (...
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US Citizen splitting time between UK and Switzerland

Could a US citizen with a UK Long Term Family visa alternate 90 day periods in the UK and Switzerland indefinitely? Switzerland is a Schengen country, but the UK isn't. Background: my mother in law ...
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Can I pass my UK driver's licence with my EU (French) passport?

I have lived in London for 5 years now. My passport is French, can I still pass my theory and practical test here? It mentions needing a valid UK passport or other form of ID. I just want to make sure ...
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Using an EU car in the UK as a student

There are already two questions (How long can a student drive an EU registered car in the UK? and How long can I drive a EU-registered car in the UK?) on site site regarding using an EU registered car ...
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Foreign registered car in UK [closed]

I am considering buying a Spanish registered car in the UK and driving it to Spain where it will be registerd in my name and left there permanently If the car is close to the 6 month limit from the ...
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How long to wait before reapplying for the UK visa after refusal

I came to UK in July 2012 on Tier 2 General Migrant Visa. My wife recently applied for her visa under the Tier 2 General Migrant Dependent Category. However, it got refused 2 days ago, because of lack ...
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Is Dual Residency between the EU & UK Possible with Permanent Residency Visa (ILR)?

I am and American woman who started with a spouses settlement visa and have had ILR for almost 5 years now. I have been eligible to apply for UK citizenship about two years ago but never applied ...
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Cheapest commonwealth nationality to acquire

I have a US citizen friend who is a (legal, permanent) resident in the UK (ie with ILR), who would like to vote, but naturalisation as a British Citizen is very expensive - £906 is the current fee. ...
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Can a dependent continue working after primary visa holder's leave is curtailed?

I am a UK tier 2 visa holder and am planning on leaving my job to return to the states. From my understanding the UKBA allows me 60 additional days after they finish processing that I have left my job....
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How to terminate a UK tier 2 visa?

I am a UK tier 2 visa holder from the US. I am considering leaving my job and returning to the US. From my understanding this will cause the UKBA to curtail my leave We will curtail your leave in the ...
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Great grandparent's birth certificate for ancestry visa?

I would like to know if one can use a great grandparent's birth certificate to get an Ancestry visa to the UK? I am planning to move there ASAP and would love to get all the details before making a ...
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I'm a US citizen and I reside in the UK, how do I get my Drivers License in UK? [closed]

So I live in the UK with my British husband and I need to get my license, but I only have a passport?
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Opening student bank account in UK from New Zealand

I am planning on starting my studies in the UK later this year and I will spend roughly three years there (possibly staying on to find work). I would like to open a bank account in the UK from my ...
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Do Romanian citizens need a work permit for the UK?

As of 2015 January, do Romanian citizens need to apply for a work permit to be able to work in the UK? Note: I am aware that work permits were needed in the past, and this requirement was meant to be ...