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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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US Citizen Living & Working PT with UK Company on Student Visa, Looking to Freelance for US Company

Asked this in the personal finance section but someone recommended I ask here as well. I'm a US citizen currently in the UK (Northern Ireland to be exact) on a student visa, which allows me to work up ...
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UK - EEA Family permit refusal for mother due not enough dependency

I’m hoping to get some answers here. It’s quiet of a long story but I hope you have time. I am a German citizen living in the UK with a granted settlement status. My mother lives in Germany and we ...
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Will getting UK student visa cancel my current Tier 2 ICT visa?

Background: I am working in UK on ICT Tier 2 Visa which is ending on 31st August. But, I am planning to join university on 14th or 21st September. I can apply for Student visa 3 months prior to start ...
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5 Year Visit visa while 2 year visit visa has 10 months?

My parents visit visa to uk for 2 years has still 10 months left in it. Can i apply for 5 year visit visa right now. As in future our financial scenario will be changing.
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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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I'm moving to Germany but want to keep my UK job. Any advice?

I'm moving to Germany in September this year and I would like to keep my UK job (working completely remote). The company I work for is all for this and is currently looking into it themselves too. ...
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Back-to-back student visas for different countries (first Canada, then Australia, then US/UK)

I have a rather complicated question and would appreciate any help. (I will bolden the important and relevant parts to make it easier to follow.) I'm an international student currently studying at a ...
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UK tuition fee Refund

I am planning on paying the tuition fees for my MSc at a UK university. I want to confirm if I will I get a refund if I get refused for a UK student visa.
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Telephone etiquette in the UK

How are averagely polite phone conversations supposed to go in the UK? What I am used to from abroad goes something like this: me (picks up phone): Hullo? caller: Good time of day! I am A B calling ...
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I am a Chinese citizen with ILR, living in the UK. Can I travel short-term to Ireland with my Irish spouse?

I have received my UK indefinite leave to remain using spouse of Irish citizen working in London, prior to Brexit. But now when planning short term travel to Ireland with my Irish spouse I can’t tell ...
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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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Can I change my working holiday to a visitor while the working holiday is still active?

My Visa for UK expires on the 25th of April. I'm from Canada. If I go to South Ireland at some point before my Tier 5 expiry, can I switch my current working holiday to a Visitor visa? If so, would I ...
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Recent crackdown on 430 EUR personal limit for goods into the EU

I am moving from the UK to the Netherlands and was planning on taking my most valuable personal goods with me rather than trust them to the shipping company. The shipping company inform me that in the ...
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Protecting or Extending Pre-Settled Status

I have European Citizenship and I was in UK for three months until 27 August 2019. Then I returned back to the Turkey to continue studying. When my pre-settled status was approved, the date was ...
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Italy: How to withdraw INPS contributions?

I have made two years worth of INPS contributions to the Italian Pension system. My wife who made similar contributions in Austria, was able to withdraw her entire amount minus some fees. I already ...
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Quickest way to get proof of address under lockdown when you've only just arrived in the country?

UK.GOV lists Proof of address as: Utility bill (gas, electric, satellite television, landline phone bill) issued within the last three months With lockdown looming what is the quickest way to obtain ...
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Can I use my NZ restricted drivers license in the UK?

Can I drive in the UK with my restricted NZ license? I have my EEA FP and am in the application process of getting my residency. I have not been here 185 days yet. Thanks for the help Sammy Jay Dawson
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Which countries don't have a strong “car culture” (noisy cars & bikes)? [closed]

I currently live in Wales. Like most of the UK, it has a very high rate of people driving extremely loud cars and motorbikes, at all times of the day. Like a lot of people, the noise annoys me, but ...
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How should I rent an apartment in England for 5.5 - 6 months as an expat?

I have applied for an emigration visa to the UK. I'll arrive in England on 20th April and want to live in Bournemouth until the end of September. During the period I will find a job in London with ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis validity when living in Germany 2 days a week

I am non-EU Person living in Germany and having a Niederlassungserlaubnis. I have got a Job Offer in United Kingdom which means i will working in UK with a UK work Contract for the week and returning ...
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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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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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Entering and leaving the UK (for work) several times before YMS visa starts

My partner has been granted a YMS visa for this summer, and is due to arrive within the alloted timeframe. They currently work as a cabin attendant, and will be flying to London Heathrow several times ...
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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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Change in law? EU students and driving cars in the UK

I will take up studies in the UK this fall. Everything I have read about using a car a couple of months ago suited me very well. I was certain that according to the following website, I could use a ...
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ILR Application Date / UK Spouse Visa

I've got a couple of questions and wonder if you can help me: My wife is on Spouse Visa, I am a British citizen and we have two British children together. She entered the country Sept/2016. Her BRP ...
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EEA Brexit wife of British national

I am the wife and mother of British passport holding husband and son. I am Indonesian. We live in Spain, I have residency in Spain. With Article 10 I could enter UK with husband for free, no visa. Now ...
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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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Would my infant daughter born in UK need a TB screening test to return to UK?

My daughter was born in UK in Fenruary 2018. She left UK on 25 April 2018 with her mother to go back home to Pakistan. I am now applying for her visa to join me in March 2019. Would she need to get ...
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UK visitor to fiancé visa transfer

I'm looking for some guidance on transfering from a UK visitor visa to a fiancé visa. I have read multiple posts that state that you have to return home and reapply for this particular visa but I did ...
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UK visa for baby born in UK and applying settlement visa from India - Is Tuberculosis certificate mandatory? [duplicate]

I have ILR and my son was born in UK in May 2020. In Jan 2021 we got him an Indian passport and immediately we travelled to India for emergency reasons in Feb 2021. Now in March 2021 we need to apply ...
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Relocating to the UK

We are planning to relocate to England in June and are trying to buy a house there before we arrive. We have a daughter there who is going to see the house for us. Can we have our furniture delivered ...
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My fiance's dad and grandmother were born in the UK. Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth?

My fiance's dad was born in Cambridge (UK) while his dad was in the US airforce and his mom was a local (UK born). Would he qualify for a visa based on his dad's place of birth and grandmothers? His ...
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UK Skilled Worker visa after Canada Tourist visa refusal

I am an Indian citizen working in Germany for 2 years and I hold a German residence permit. In Dec 2019, I applied for the Canada tourist visa which was refused for not having sufficient funds, family ...
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Applying for ILR through 5 or 10 years route

I wanted to ask whether anyone has applied for the indefinite leave to remain in the uk through the 10 years route, and when is the earliest time you could apply? So for instance, if in august you ...
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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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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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Why does statute law determine the right to British citizenship, but Royal Prerogative power determine passports? [closed]

For privacy, I'm not writing why I ask this. Please explain in Simple English. I don't know much British politics or law. When I phoned HM Passport Office, the lady told me this. I asked her to ...
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Proving my identity in UK via postoffice.co.uk

Foreword I have received an e-mail from noreply@tax.service.gov.uk with subject Check your PAYE code change online which tells me to sign in my "personal tax account" to check my details. ...
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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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Passport expiry likely to coincide with K1 visa issue date. How to proceed?

I am a UK citizen, my fiance is a US citizen. In June 2020 my fiance (petitioner) and myself (beneficiary) filed a I-129F petition for a K1 visa for entry to the USA. The petition was approved in ...
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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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Documents required for a newborn baby traveling to India from UK

We are currently on UK Tier 2 general leave to remain and expecting a baby in March 2021 and then we want to travel to India urgently: What documents would we need for the newborn baby to travel ...
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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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EEA family permit refused

I applied for an EEA family permit on the basis that my brother is Swedish national. I have got the refusal although its stated that if EEA national is planning to move to UK within six months of date ...
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I'm a UK citizen/resident employed remotely by a US company. What's the chances of getting an H1B visa?

I'm a UK citizen working in London. For three years, I have been a writer employed by a company based in the USA. It's fair to say I'm indispensable but I do not have any formal writing qualifications....
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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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