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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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Are UK visa vignette validity dates inclusive? Is arriving on the “valid until” date acceptable?

Entry clearance vignettes for UK visas have their validity marked with two dates "Valid from" and "Valid until". Are both of those dates inclusive? Or is the "Valid until"...
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How should I deposit money in my bank account for the UK study visa?

I would like to know how should I deposit money in my bank account to provide it as a financial proof for UK study visa. I should deposit around 18000£. This money was donated to me by my parents and ...
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Can you apply for UK citizenship while there on a tourist visa?

My son (7yo) has a right to British citizenship, but we need to be in the UK in the autumn/winter and I'm worried about applying and it not coming through in time. Can you apply for a visa and ...
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UK PR for Indian IT Professionals

If my employer asks me to travel to UK and I am given an ICT tier 2 long term visa which is 3+2 years after which I have to come back. My question is, if I travel with that visa and wish to stay ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will multiple UK visits/visas affect my next Tier 4 visa application?

I am a US citizen/passport holder currently nearing the end of my tier 4 student visa (sep '19- feb '21) for my MA, this is after I studied in the UK with 6-month visa stamp during my undergrad (jan '...
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Can I be a resident in two countries at the same time? (UK/Denmark)

I am a British citizen. I am registered in Denmark as living here, so I am on the registry with an address. Do I need to de-register from my UK address though? Or can I be registered in both countries?...
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Indefinite leave to remain absence

just wanted to clarify about ILR and absence period. Say for example if I got my Tier 2 Visa/BRP in November while being in the UK but I started my new job in January the following year as in between ...
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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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Australia 476 Visa Application Processing times - from UK

The Australian Subclass 476 skilled-recognised graduate visa for engineers states processing times of: 75% of applications: 12 months 90% of applications: 16 months and you can't apply until after ...
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Can I travel from a tier 4 area in the UK to the Netherlands under current restrictions?

I am part way through moving from the UK to the Netherlands and now caught up in a catch-22 situation. I have got my residency in NL approved, and have done the biometric testing, but I am in the UK ...
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UK Provisional Driver's License on EEA FP Entry Clearance Visa

The requirements for UK Provisional Driver's License says: Residency You can only get a GB licence if you are normally and lawfully resident in Great Britain. To be normally resident you must usually ...
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What happens if there is a mistake/more things wanted when submitting naturalization

We are submitting our kids naturalization papers before brexit on December 31. From where I came from e.g. Pakistan if papers(visa) are refused or missing items, they send the paper back while not ...
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Am I eligible for long residence in the UK?

I have been in the UK since September 2010. First as a PhD student on tier-4 visa, till 2017 September, then I switched to tier 2 visa from 2017 September till now. I have always had a leave to remain ...
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Can a Syrian refugee from the UK who has indefinite leave to remain apply for US visa if he marries a US citizen?

I'm an an American citizen. My fiancé lives in England and is a refugee from Syria. He has his indefinite leave to remain in the UK. He has lived there 6+ years. We want to be married next year. I am ...
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Can I have a UK tier 2 visa and a French dependent residence permit at the same time?

I will be moving to the UK on a tier 2 visa and my spouse will be working in France. My question is can I have the UK tier 2 visa as well as a dependent French visa at the same time?
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Applying for a British Passport - Am I a British Citizen?

I'm trying to apply for my first British passport and have been reading various gov.uk sites for guidance to do it correctly. I have completed the online form, confirmed my identity, and I am at the ...
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Proof of residence

I lived and worked in Great Britain for a few years and was living in temporary housing and shared houses while waiting for a council house. My latest temporary address was in London. Then I moved to ...
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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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Can I leave my house during the 14 days of self-isolation if I have to take a flight out of UK?

On December the 3rd I will go back in the UK from Italy and, if the rules stay the same, I'll have to self-isolate for 14 days in UK. Does this mean that I cannot leave the house not even to go to the ...
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Indian national working in the UK and family in France - Which visa for France (spouse has passeport talent)

I am an Indian citizen. My wife is planning on applying for a passeport talent in France, and I will be working in the UK and spending practically every weekend in Paris. My understanding is that I ...
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Refusal under suitability. paragragh S-EC. 10 years ban in place

I was refused my spouse visa because there was a ban in place that was due to be over in 3 months. I was foolish, I thought paragraph 320 covered me as a spouse of a British citizen Anyway, the ban is ...
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Very soon, my PhD starts in UK but UK visa center in Paris is closed. What should I do?

I am a non-EU citizen, currently residing in France. I am supposed to start a PhD on december the 1st in UK. I completed the VISA application and paid all the realted fees (NHS + application fees) ...

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