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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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Am I UK non-resident based on significant ties?

I am a UK and Brazilian citizen with a British and a Brazilian passport. I have lived in Brazil since December 2013 and have not returned to the UK since. In this time, I have worked in Brazil for ...
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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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Bring wife from Germany to the UK

I am asking on behalf of my brother. My brother is a British national. He brought his wife from Afghanistan to Germany where he has been living and working for the last 4 months. Now, he is planning ...
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Do I need to have trivial, unimportant information translated in documents in UK visa application? (EEA Family Permit)

My wife (Filipino) and I (British) are planning to move to the UK after living in Spain for the last four years. We are applying for an EEA Family Permit, more commonly known as the 'Surinder Singh' ...
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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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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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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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UK spouse 5-year route without settlement

My wife is at the end of her second 2.5 year spousal visa. We have the option to apply for settlement under the 5-year route. We are only planning to stay in the UK for another 2 years. Can we apply ...
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Can I apply for US student J-1 visa while staying in UK as a tourist, being a Russian national?

My friend from Russia is planning to visit me in United Kingdom as a tourist. But she also needs to apply for United States students visa J-1 to start her scientific collaboration in 2018 as a part ...
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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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NHS eligibility?

First post here. Have a somewhat tricky situation and would appreciate any advice. I was born in the UK in 1997, and moved to Australia with my family in 2004. Long story short, I am going on ...
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Can I keep my passport while I am waiting for the European Economic Area Family Permit Residence Card?

I am a non European, married with an European. We are now living in UK. I have the EEA Family Permit visa for 6 months and it expires in June. I want to ask for the Residence Card in May, but the ...
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How do I apply for a permission to stay for a child born in the UK?

I live in the UK on a Tier 2 visa, and my son was born in the UK. According to https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general/family-members: If you have children while you’re in the UK, you can apply for ...
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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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Guaranteed rejection of citizenship application if non-dom status claimed on a previous Tier 2 work visa?

How does claiming a non-domiciled status by origin in the UK while on a Tier 2 work visa affect future naturalization application? Is rejection guaranteed due to past claim of non-domicile (and hence ...
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How long can an EU national live in the UK if they entered UK through CTA? (after Transition period)

Will an EU national living in Ireland be subject to immigration checks when travelling from Ireland to UK after the transition period? If no, how long can they live in UK by entering UK through the ...
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If I've been offered a job in Seattle, USA what is the best way to approach bringing my girlfriend with me?

I'm a UK national and I've been offered a postdoc position in Seattle. I know I will have no problem getting a visa, but I also want my girlfriend (also a UK national and a marine biologist) to come ...
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After voluntarily left Uk , will I get visa to go back again?

I had live Uk almost 8 and half years . I had overstayed there like 7 years . Firstly my visa was granted to uk and I went to uk as dependent visa from my country . And after that I just stayed ...
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Exchanging an EU driving licence for a UK when the EU licence was obtained by exchanging from an “accession” country

I'm resident in the UK and have been for around 1 year, moved here from EU (Belgium) and currently driving in the UK with a UK registered car, insurance etc on the Belgium licence (declared as EU ...
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Apply for new ICT visa and cancel Tier 2 General visa

I have already got UK Tier 2 General visa am currently based in India. However on handing over my notice my company (in India) has agreed to send me via UK ICT Long term visa. Please let me know the ...
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Strategies for UK migration as a software dev?

Goal: What would be the easiest way to migrate to the UK and live there permanently? Possible Options I can think of: Option 1: Apply for a job that offers Visa Sponsorship. Then get sponsored to ...
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What is my country of permanent residence for UK visa purposes?

I am filling out a UK student visa application, and it asks for my "country of permanent residence," but it does not provide a definition for this term. I currently reside outside of my country of ...
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3-year UK Tier 2 extension on passport that will expire in a year

I have a quick question. I hope someone can help. We are currently on a Tier 2 General visa (3 years), which expires in July 2018. We will be applying for an extension closer to the time. The problem ...
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Administrative review - extra documents

My tier 4 visa has been refused as I did not show documents for funds. I forgot to enclose my bank statements in the application, however I do have the sufficient funds. Can I apply for an ...
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My UK visa application is in limbo, neither approved nor refused. UKVI remain silent. What can I do?

A friend of mine recently applied for a UK "Tier 2 (General) visa", paying €220 for a "priority service" in order to have the application processed within five working days (this in addition to the £1,...
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Do I risk being expelled from the country?

I am Cameroonian and I arrived in the United Kingdom 3 years ago as a student. I could not pay my tuition (payer ma scolarité) and my visa was canceled. One year ago I had a child with an English ...
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Is it possible to have two residence permits (one of UK and one of France)?

I am working in UK and my spouse is working in France. Can I apply for a working permit of UK and spouse permit in France, so I can move between two countries easier? Thank you very much,
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Position offered from 2 universities. One has already started processing my Tier 2 and I would like to withdraw

I had applied for a position at 2 universities. University A (UA) and University B (UB). UA performed their processing after the application deadline very quickly and sent me an invitation for ...
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Can I take my daughter with me for my ILR appointment even if she is not an applicant?

I am applying for my ILR next week. I have opted for same day decision and my appointment is in Croydon center. The appointment is quite early in the morning considering the time it would take for me ...
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Entering UK with Two different Visas?

Earlier this year I received a multi-entry Business Visitor visa for the UK which is valid until 15 Nov, 2017. I went there for a business meeting that was successful and therefore I've received a ...
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UK Registered car, French insurance

We have recently purchased a new/second-hand Audi from the UK and are in the process of re-registering it in France where we have lived for he past 10 years (My husband is Irish and I am British). We ...
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ILR/US citizen: £18.6k threshold not met by wife's pension

When I retire I plan to stay in UK with my British wife (already retired) but her pension doesn't meet the threshold. My pension will be good, but will the threshold rule be applied to deny me leave ...
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Permanent resident of the UK?

I am German but made the move to the UK in January of 1998. For the first two years I lived here as an AuPair, originally planning on returning to Germany. However, I ended up deciding to stay and ...
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Baby Born in the UK, parent on Tier 2 and Tier 4 Visa

I am on a Tier 2 ICT long term visa and my wife is on a student Tier 4 visa. We have a child born in the UK. We are thinking of bringing him back to our home nation for a short trip and back to the ...
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UK student visa refusal

I was recently refused twice for a Tier 4 student visa. In the first application, my step-father had provided all the required documents for proof of money. However, our connection was doubted and, ...
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UK Tier 2 Visa Extension Under 'Experienced Rate Salary' vs 'New Entrant Rate Salary'

I have been issued 2 years Tier 2 (formerly work permit) visa and I will need to extend my visa next year. Now, if I apply for maximum possible extension, it will take my total Tier 2 stay beyond 3 ...
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Supporting my step daughter to come with me to the UK

I am a 75 year old Brit who has worked in developing countries for 47 years, the last 17 in Cambodia where I still am. I have been married to a Cambodian lady for 14 years and have taken care of her ...
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Consular report of birth abroad or birth certificate

My son was born in the UK, but we have immigrated back to the US. Does the US consular report of birth abroad form substitute for a birth certificate, or is there a reason to have a copy of his UK ...
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What's the waiting time for the residence card?

I recently received my certificate of application for a EU citizen family member residence card. Although the certificate states I am allowed to work, I have had many difficulties to be hired due to ...
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How do I find a London bank that offers accounts to a US person?

I'm a US citizen and I've moved to London. At some point I'm going to need a bank account here. If I use my usual information-seeking resources (mostly Google searches) I find that everyone and his ...
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Can I use prepaid credit card balance for tier 4 visa?

My girlfriend is going to apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme under Tier 4. The maintenance requirement is £2530 for 28 days. She has two accounts summing up to roughly £2500. She also has a ...
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Applying for EEA family permit to enter the UK, with marriage realized outside Europe

Is a certified translation (made in the country we live in) of the marriage certificate enough? What are the requirements for this translation? I'm asking this because an Italian consulate (I'm an ...
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What's the minimum amount of money I need to show to be able to support a UK family visa for my kids?

I am an UK passport holder and I have got a job offer in UK. I am planning to bring my family with me (wife has Japanese passport and kids have got New Zealand passport). The kids cannot get an UK ...
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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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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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Tier 4 dependant visa - IHS form asking for incorrect information

I am applying for a General student visa (Tier 4) for myself, and for a Tier 4 dependant visa for my wife. My wife and I are currently in India, and we are planning to travel to the UK together. After ...
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UK Home office - Lost Landing Card

I applied for Subject Access Request as I had a minor immigration problem with the officer before the last time I entered the Uk. They speculated that I was trying to live in the UK through frequent ...
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Can I hold a residence permit for Italy and the UK at the same time?

I hold a residence permit for Italy but will be moving to the UK to be with my partner. Can I keep both the permits?
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For the purposes of form 3299: DECLARATION OF FREE ENTRY OF UNACCOMPANIED ARTICLES, am I Emigrating to the US (on an L1 Visa?)

I'm moving the US on an L1 visa and currently trying to complete the paperwork to ship my personal effects over. I'm struggling to understand the correct answers for the following section of Form ...
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Can a non visa national rent in the UK?

I understand landlords are required to undertake right-to-rent checks, to check their tenants have the right to stay in the UK. I am currently renting a house on the basis of my Tier 4 student visa. ...

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