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Can I apply for UK Skilled worker visa from Germany? I am non-EU student

I am on a student visa in Germany and have a one-year student visa (not a residence permit). Am I eligible to apply for a UK skilled worker visa from Germany with the Germany student visa or do I need ...
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Comprehensive insurance for leased car in the uk on foriegn license

I am looking into leasing a car in the UK with my new york license. I need comprehensive insurance for it, but because I have a foreign license all the insurance quotes are more than double than if I ...
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Apostille for UK Skilled Worker Visa

I am about to apply for a UK Skilled Worker Visa from Italy. I need to provide criminal record documents corresponding to my time in Italy and another non-EU country I have lived for more than 12 ...
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Private tutor job for UK skilled worker visa

Can private tutors working in tuition centres (a licenced sponsor) apply for the UK skilled worker visa?
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Do I need to apply for a family visa if I have a pre-settlement to remain in the UK?

I am an Algerian passport holder. I moved to the UK in May 2019 to join my wife on a 6-month family visa. Once that expired I applied for a 5-year family visa, which is due to expire in November 2024. ...
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UK Global Talent Checklist

I am applying for a 2-year UK Global Talent Visa. After the application was done and paid for, I received the checklist. In the checklist, aside from the mandatory passport, there are elements such as:...
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Applying for a UK visa while a US visa application is in administrative processing for five months

I am applying for UK visitor visa for study, while my US F1 visa is in administrative processing for 5 months and has no update. On the UK visa application there is a question: Have you ever been ...
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Is there any way I'd be able to study and work (Freelancer) in the UK?

Just like the title suggests, I want to study in the UK while being able to support myself. I saw that it's not permitted to work on a student visa. Is there any other type of visa or a way that ...
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Taking some personal items to son resident in ireland

I want to be able to gift some personal items taking them by car ferry to my son in ireland from England. These include some "heirloom" items, one being a cased stuffed fish caught in ...
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I was deported from the UK in 2010, after spending 8 months in prison, can I go back now in 2024?

I was deported from the UK in 2010, after spending 8 months in prison, now in 2024 I would like to go back to the UK for studying with my family? Can I go back to the UK?
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Need visa for new born baby parents are tier 2 visa b

Parents are tier2 visa, pregnancy due date is may 8th 2024 and we have plan to leave UK end of July 2024. Parents’ tier2 visa will finish August 2024. So will new born baby need visa and NHS fee?
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Exchanging UK driving licence for Irish licence after 16 months of residency?

What happens if you exchange your UK licence for an Irish licence after living in Ireland for 16 months? I understand you need to exchange it within 12 months. I only bought a car 5 months ago. I also ...
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Preparing documentation for British Naturalization - Absences count

As I recently passed the Life in the UK test and obtained a B1 english language certification I am about to start the process of applying for naturalization/british citizenship. An issue I am having ...
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Child born in the UK to parents on health care visa ( Tier 2)

I have a 4 months old baby who was born in UK. I am on health care visa/Tier 2 and exempted from paying IHS. My child is booked for an investigation(scan). Please do I need a visa or brp for the child ...
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Deportation from the US

I was deported from the US in 2017 at the Chicago POE after the immigration officer discovered I had obtained a B1/B2 visa to come work in the US for a short time. I wasn't banned but my visa was ...
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Applying for a Health and Social Care visa after the start date in the Certificate of Sponsorship

Can I apply for UK skilled worker visa after the Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) start date without the sponsor changing such date? Please help.
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Acquiring British citizenship

I was born in South Africa in 2007 and my mom was born in the UK before 1986. My mom and dad were never married and my mother has full custody of me. My dad was born in South Africa as well. Do I have ...
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Have you ever successfully negotiated rent in London? If yes, how?

I am new to London and just moved here from NYC. I am on the hunt for a 1-bed apartment and I noticed that when I ask landlords/agents if the rent is negotiable, they stop responding. I had a couple ...
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UK family visa: can I bring my grandchild to UK?

I want to bring my grandson (US citizen, 11 years old) to UK to go to a private school. Unfortunately the schools that offer to sponsor child students are prohibitively expensive, so I'm considering ...
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UK Skilled Worker Visa Refused

I recently applied for a UK Skilled Worker visa and mistakenly used the wrong language test results (normal IELTS, not UKVI). I'm aware it's a mistake one should not make. Naturally, my application ...
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Does my partner have the right to live & work in Spain if I am a dual national (UK/Bulgaria)?

My girlfriend and I want to move to Spain. We both reside in the UK, however: I have dual nationality (UK & Bulgaria) She is a UK national only We are not in a "formal" relationship (i....
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United Kingdom visa

I am an American and applied for a UK visa 15 months ago through UK Global Visa Services and finally realized it was a scam and I never was going to get a visa through them. So what is the best way to ...
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Getting divorced in the UK but the spouse is living abroad

How to get a divorce after the spouse left the UK with no intention to come back? Both consent to the divorce but the spouse living abroad can't afford to travel.
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EEA pre settled status retained rights: evidence of termination of relationship

A third-country person has pre-settled status based on being married to an EEA national. They lived together in England from 2018 but the latter left the UK in 2022. They never divorced. The third-...
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UK Spouse Visa (FLR M) question - When did you last travel to the country where you were born?

I'm going through the first FLR M spouse visa application (currently on a fiancé visa inside the UK) and got stuck on a question. Although it is obviously simple, I'd prefer to double check I'm not ...
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Partner visa application and passport expiration

My spouse is currently in the process of applying for a partner visa, and she has been asked about the validity of my certificate of sponsorship for a skilled worker visa, which is valid for five ...
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Place of issue of passport

I am a Hungarian citizen, and my sponsoring company is in the process of generating a work visa for me, specifically a certificate of sponsorship. There is a section where they are required to enter ...
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UK car insurance when switching from International driving license to full UK driving license

UPDATE: I called my insurer. they took my UK full driving license details. There is No extra fee charged! At least until February. We'll see what happens in February at the renewal. I've an ...
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What does it mean to "apply for permission to stay in UK"?

Currently I am in the in the UK. I have got a 2nd letter from the home office after explaining why I worked more than 20 hours because I was on a student visa and my wife who was supposed to be my ...
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Sending my personal belongings from UK to EU

I am having a hard time understanding how can I manage the following issue. So I have stayed in the UK for some months and now I am moving back to Italy, which is my home country. During the months ...
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Pregnant on tier 2 visa, delivery in my home country

I am a dependent on UK skilled worker visa with BRP leave to remain, pregnant and I want to deliver in my country (Jordan). Will the baby be able to file for an ILR at the same time as me or will they ...
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Health Care in UK for non-resident UK citizen - how to become a resident?

I did not make it clear enough in the first version of this question. I asked about health care for UK citizens (with UK passports and the right to live and work in UK) who have not been resident in ...
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Am I entitled to a UK state pension?

I worked from 1979 to 1989 in the UK before moving abroad in 1990. The UK gov website doesn’t recognize my National Insurance (NINO) number and since I turned 65 this year I was wondering if I was ...
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Travel Insurance required for UK citizen applying for an Italian Study Visa D (National Visa)

I am a UK citizen in the process of applying for an Italian Study Visa D (National Visa) to attend a course on Italian language and culture for 9 months. I have read the checklist found here: https://...
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Getting issued the skilled worker visa of UK by practicing as a physiotherapist in Canada

I am a citizen of the South Asian country India and I am trying to get into Canada for practicing there as a physiotherapist. I am consequentially thinking to apply to the Permanent Residence (PR) and ...
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I'm sending my belongings by post from EU to UK ahead of moving. How to handle customs declaration?

I'm moving from France to UK soon and I wanted to send some of my belongings in a parcel to a friend ahead of time, so as to avoid having to travel with too many suitcases. When ordering the shipping (...
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I'm sending my belongings by post from EU to UK ahead of moving. How to handle customs declaration? [duplicate]

I'm moving from France to UK soon and I wanted to send some of my belongings in a parcel to a friend ahead of time, so as to avoid having to travel with too many suitcases. When ordering the shipping (...
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Driving to the DVLA with an international license alone for the practical test

My current license cannot be changed to the UK's, so I am in the process of obtaining a UK driver's license. I have the learner license and have passed the theory test. I have a valid international ...
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Applying for UK visa while US visa in queue for 221(g) Administrative Processing - Too risky?

I interviewed for a B1/B2 US visa back in June, and was issued a 221(g) form in seconds. Judging from the experiences of hundreds of others in the same situation, I will have to wait for them to ...
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Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) expiry February 2024 including dependents

My family's BRP (me, spouse, child) will expire on February 17, 2024. We are intending to have a short holiday to Prague on December 10-14, 2023. Are we still allowed to have that short holiday and ...
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Enquiry about refusal of UK visa, is it an entry ban?

I have a problem regarding a visit visa I applied for a visit visa in Feb 2017 and it was refused and the refusal letter was not good. My future application is at risk of being refused for up to 10 ...
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Can a ban in South Africa affect my UK entry even with a job offer/sponsorship?

I traveled to South Africa back in 2018 and was involved in a car accident. Because I was receiving treatment there decided to apply for a visa extension which takes up to 2 months. I was denied and ...
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Misinterpretation based on false assumption that records age away

I received a decision letter from the Home Office stating that my care visa application was denied due to false information provided. Specifically, I was asked if I had previously been refused entry ...
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Do ALL documents need to be translated & notarised for the Spanish Digital Nomad visa?

I am applying for the recently created Digital Nomad visa for Spain. At the bottom of the page it states (emphasis mine): SWORN TRANSLATIONS AND LEGALISATIONS All documents must be translated into ...
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How soon can my Colombian partner come to the UK?

I want my Colombian partener to come and live with me in the UK, we're not married but she is pregnant with my child, I need here here ASAP as I'm 100% she's the one. Any chance she can come here ...
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Should a 1-year gap in employment/education 12 years ago be mentioned in the ATAS application? If yes, where should it be mentioned?

I am applying for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to start my job as an Assistant Professor at a Russell Group university in the UK. And I would like to know if a 1-...
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Delay email from Skilled Worker visa from inside the UK

I have made an application to switch my visa from Graduate Route Visa to Skilled Worker Visa. I received the following response (delay email) from the Home Office today. What do I need to do? Is there ...
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Late application for UK settled status due to "compassionate reason"

I lived in the United Kingdom from September 2010 to June 2020 almost completely uninterrupted (save for about 2-3 months every year when I returned to my home country, Greece). At the time of leaving,...
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UK Student Visa: How to freelance and study at the same time?

I'm considering going to UK to study for a University course/degree. However, it seems that Student Visas block freelancing. So, I'm wondering: If there's a UK visa that allows both studying for a ...
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UK: Immigration & Visa Laws - how to be a freelancer?

I know the Student Visa blocks self-employment, but what about other visas in the UK? Is it possible to have two visas at once, or have some visa that allows both university studies and freelancing? ...
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