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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Buying a property in France when living in the UK

I am French, but have been living in the UK for the past 20+ years, where I pay all my taxes. Recently, I have inherited a small amount of money in France from my late grandparents, which I would like ...
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UK Settlement VISA - Questions

My UK settlement VISA got confirmed few days back and I have to go to UK for the Bio-metric testing. I have few questions related to this particular category of UK settlement VISA.My spouse is a ...
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Is it possible to get a UK Family Visa on a long term non-monogamous relationship?

Does anyone have any experience of how UK Family Visas and polyamory interact with each other, if at all? My partner of several years (M) is a non-EU citizen who met me and his other partner of ...
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On a UK Tier 2 Visa, can I have a 2nd job outside the country?

Hi all & thanks in advance for reading. My question is basically summed up in the title, I have read the gov.uk information regarding holding a 2nd job and understand that I could work in the ...
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UK student visa refused but they made an error in calculation

I submitted an application for a student visa on June 19. I received the decision today which was a refusal. When I read the refusal letter, it says that I need a total of £32,025 pounds for the ...
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Eu citizen( Romanian) wirh Asian( VN) wife to live in UK

Firstly, i would like to thank everyone in advance for helping people with questions. Now, my question is the following: I am an Eu citizen( Romanian) and i worked for 3 years as an engineer in the ...
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EEA Family permit renewal

My husband is from an EEA qualifying country and I am not an EEA national. I have travelled to the UK before through the EEA family permit. We live in the USA and are planning to travel to the UK for ...
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Buying a Spanish car in the UK before moving to Spain

We have just bought a property in Spain, we intend moving out a.s.a.p. I have noticed on AutoTrader that there are Spanish registered cars available no doubt brought over to the UK by people ...
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UK driving licence [duplicate]

My Problem: I had a UK driving licence (year 2000) and travelled a lot since ( Europe) so no UK address, now I lost my licence and I am kind of homeless. How can I get my UK driving licence without ...
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Denied entry to UK in 2009, can I apply for a student visa in 2019?

I was denied entry into a UK airport when I was a student in UK in 2009. My college then was not on the list of providers, and I had admitted to UKVI after they pressed me that I had not attended ...
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Inter-Country Civil Partnership Recognized?

As a follow-up to my question a couple of days ago on which visa I needed to move to Scotland, I've completed my visa application providing for a civil union within 3 months of my arrival. However, ...
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Can I apply for a Tier 2 work visa after my Tier 5 Youth Mobility expires?

I am currently two months into my two year Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa in the UK. Having recently been reading up on the requirements for the Tier 2 General Work Visa, I understand that to "switch" to ...
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Travel Visa best options

Does anyone out there have any information on me trying to apply for a British/UK visa to come and live and retire in the U.K.? I have been married to my British wife for 28 years and have been ...
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UK Visa: Proposed Civil Union

I'm moving to Scotland 10/1/19 to live permanently with my partner who is a UK citizen. After researching online, I found that I cannot be granted a visa as partner since we have not lived together ...
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Spouse Visa UK, does the spouse need to intend to reside in the UK for a spousal visa application?

It is unclear to me whether someone applying for a UK spouse visa needs to intend to reside in the UK for the duration of the visa. My spouse, in order to fulfil a contract for funding their education ...
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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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Do i need Tuberculosis (TB) test for UK T2 Visa?

I am currently on T5 visa in the UK, i am going back to Hong Kong in a few days to make a T2 visa and come back to the UK again in mid August to start a new job. Do i need to do TB test in Hong Kong ...
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Address on Ancestry Visa application

I am applying for ancestry visa and it is asking for my address. My passport/id say my old address but we have recently moved and not updated out ids yet. Should I keep my old address on the ...
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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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Can I get a NI number from abroad?

I will be turning 16 soon, I am a British citizen but I have never lived there. I want to be able to receive a National Insurance Number to work in the UK when I am older. Most people in the UK are ...
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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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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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Can I work remotely in Australia for 2 months per year?

I have a UK employer and wish to work remotely (which is possible, I work from home often) while in Australia for 2-3 months per year. Technically this is not long enough to be considered living in ...
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Net salary calculation in the UK

I have a hard time trying to understand how net salary is calculated when you work in the UK. I have used this calculator to find out my net monthly salary based on the gross amount, and it just ...
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Evidence for continuous residence to apply for UK citizenship as a EU student?

One of the requirements for applying for British citizenship through naturalization is: During the last five years you must not have been outside the United Kingdom for more than 450 days (about ...
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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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Getting British citizenship or passport?

I'm a Libyan citizen born in 1991 Edinburgh United Kingdom. Both of my parents are Libyan. During that time my father was living there on a student visa and I've spent a little over a year there. I'...
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Removed from UK in 2014

I am a Nigerian and I went to the UK on a Tier 4 student visa in 2010. I got married to an EU citizen before the expiration of my visa in 2013 but the UKBA established that it was a sham marriage and ...