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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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Do I needto be in my country of nationality to apply for a visa to join my spouse

I'm from New Zealand, and my husband is a UK citizen. We have been in the UK for 3 months, with me on a 6 month visitor visa. We now want to stay longer, for which I would need a spousal visa. Do I ...
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UK Visa: proving an unmarried partner relationship

I am from the USA and have been in a relationship with my girlfriend, who is Spanish, for 2 years 8 months. She was here in the USA on a student visa, and has now left to finish a PhD in the UK. I ...
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What is my Psychology degree worth in the UK?

I've recently graduated with a masters in Clinical Psychology in Belgium. Is this diploma sufficient to be an accredited psychologist in the UK or would I need additional training?
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Finding temporary accommodation in London

I just recently got a job in the UK and I'm due to relocate to London in October. How would I go for finding some temporary accommodation to stay in for a month or two, until I find a nice and cozy ...
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Am I a UK citizen by descent, and can I get a passport as an adult?

I was born in the USA to a British mother and American father in 1986, but they were never married. According to gov.uk… You might be a British citizen However, you might not be a British ...
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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 are the requirements for an EEA family permit to enter the UK?

Background: The person is married to an EEA citizen. They currently live outside Europe. They're traveling to the UK together. Do they need to show any proof of income, hotel reservation, return or ...
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UK PLAB visa refusal [closed]

I recently got a visa refusal for uk visit visa. As my father is sponsoring me he encashed some of the money from his fixed deposit and transferred in to his account i provided the evidence of ...
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IELTS test result - Does the UK need the original, and is it returned?

While applying for Tier 2 UK visa do we need to submit an original copy of IELTS test result, as only a single copy of the test result is provided to the candidate? And is that copy returned, once a ...
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US Citizen, US Company with UK subisdiary, How to work from UK?

I'm a US citizen and I work for a US company. My company has a subsidiary in the UK where we have at least one person employed. What are my options for working from London? How long can a "business" ...
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uk tourist visa [closed]

i applied for tourist visa a year ago and i got rejected , i got new passport and i travelled to bulgaria and now am tried to apply for uk again , they are asking me if i got refused from getting the ...
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Indefinite leave to remain

My son is British married to a Japanese girl who has ILR. He is working in NZ at the moment on contract and will be returning with her to the UK before the 2 years are up. The question is: Can they ...
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Code 1a Stamp ‘EEA Dependant’ ink stamp

I applied for EEA Family Permit 3 times but I got refuse every time they give me very strange reason even I supplied all the documents they required it. I showed the refusal decision to many people ...
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UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Interview Questions

A high net worth individual is applying for a T1 (Entrepreneur) visa. The consulate is processing his application and has asked him to attend an interview about his application. What sort of ...
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AOW Pension and UK State Pension Rights

I will reach state pension age in 2016 and have 35 qualifying years in the UK, so will receive a full pension. Between 1992 and 2005 I lived and worked in Holland, so have 13 years of contributions ...
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UK student visitor visa refused, Erasmus Mundus scholarship [closed]

I come from Georgia. I have been selected for the Erasmus Mundus master's programme and received a scholarship of 42.000 EUR. This is a very prestigious scholarship scheme and a very reliable source ...
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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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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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Applying tier 2 visa after visitor visa refusal

I had previously applied for UK visitor visa from Saudi Arabia and it was refused on the grounds of my immigration history in Saudi Arabia . I am working on that part for the time being and am trying ...
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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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Moving to the UK as self-employed, or other alternatives

My brother (extra-EEA) works in the UK and I would like to move to the UK as well. I am a freelance, self-employed and would continue my normal job remotely that would allow me to pay for the living ...
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What is the simplest way for a Canadian to obtain EU citizenship?

I have a Canadian citizenship and currently live in the UK with the YMS visa. I was wondering what is the simplest way to get a citizenship to be able to live/work in the EU. I'd like to move here ...
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Travelling to UK and work

I am a third-country national (citizen of a non-EU country) but I have a residence card of the Netherlands. My wife has a British passport. For the last two years, we have been living in the ...
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British residence through gay marriage

Can you get any kind of residence in UK through a gay civil union or marriage or such kind? Would I be able to get residence in England if I get married to my boyfriend (he is British)?
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Can dual nationals have two completely separate surnames?

My Icelandic husband and I (a British national) live in Iceland with our six month old daughter, who has a traditional Scottish first name that has been approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee, and ...
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Odd jobs/Tutoring on a UK Tier 2

I am currently on a Tier 2 Worker's Visa in the UK with a Certificate of Sponsorship from a university as a research fellow. I am basically doing research only, and I miss doing some tutoring and ...
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Does a EU student in the UK automatically get a National Insurance Number (NIN, NINO)?

I lived in the UK for a full year while doing my Master's degree, six years ago. I was registered at the NHS, and I do have the number written down. Since I was registered at the NHS, is there a ...
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UK Students: working and switching

A person is planning to apply for a student visa this fall to study at a publically funded college and the chances are really good that their application will be successful. They plan to arrive and ...
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Applying for British citizenship for under-18 born outside UK

My boy is under 18 and wants to apply for British Citizenship. He was born outside UK but moved here when he was one year old. He has lived and studied in UK for the last 16 years and has ILR since ...
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UK settlement visa reapplication

I applied for a uk settlement visa and it was refused, can I just ignore the appeal as they say it can take up to a year for the hearing and if I have to reapply again or how long do I have to wait ...
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Bringing household domestics to the UK

A family that is relocating to the UK on a Tier 1 (Investor) visa retains a cook and a nanny at their home on the outskirts of Moscow. The family would like to bring these along, but they are not ...
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Holding assets in the UK as non-citizen, non-resident

I have lived in the UK for about thirteen years. I'm an EU citizen. I own a property and some other assets (mainly savings) in the UK. I now have an interesting job opportunity in Spain and I was ...
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Tier 2 - ICT Short Term - Travel Date and CoS Expiry date

I had applied for UK Tier 2 ICT short term visa in March 2015 and got it approved. However due to logistical reasons, I could not travel before the until date and am planning move next month. In my ...
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Applying for a UK student visa after denied entry

This past year, I worked freelance for a small company with a home-base office in London but an office in the state where I live. Back in April, while travelling to the UK to pick up things for an ...
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Working in the UK as a Finnish national?

I hope this question fits the site. I am Finnish, planning to do a PhD at the UK. Since Finland is part of the EU, is there any paperwork I would need to do in order to get to work at UK? The stay ...
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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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UK dependent visa refusal can I apply for review in this situation?

My wife's and child's visa for UK tier-2 dependent was refused. The reason for the refusal of my wife's visa: in the bank statement and in the passport only one letter was different, e.g. wifename ...
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Short-term internship in UK: Where to be health-insured?

I'm a European (German) citizen who wants to do a short-term (10 weeks) internship in the UK. The main question remains where I need to be health-insured and where I need to pay for it. UK: It would ...
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US citizen married to UK citizen, working in UK for 30 years

I'm a US citizen that has never applied for dual citizenship. My husband is a UK citizen. We have worked in the UK for 30 years. What happens if he dies and I am still only a US citizen. My son is ...
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Does Using a Representative for a T2 Application Hurt an Applicant's Credibility?

I have seen that the following guidance has been issued to UK Visas and Immigration caseworkers: You need not take these actions for all applicants, but should do so when there is particular ...
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Partnership Visa in EU, move to UK [closed]

I've been looking but can't find the answer to this question. I have a partnership visa in Czech Republic with a UK partner (I'm American). We would like to move to the UK. As we have been living in ...
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Obtaining a British passport, as someone born in the UK to Canadian parents

I was born in the United Kingdom (Canadian parents) in London in 1994. I am now living in Canada and have a Canadian passport. Can I apply for a British passport?
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US taxation on UK Mortgage Insurance payout

I am a US/UK dual citizen living in the UK. I am married to a UK citizen who does not pay US taxes. We are buying a property in the UK, and the mortgage lender has sold us "Mortgage Insurance", which ...
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US citizen looking to obtain a UK visa

I am looking to relocate to the UK from the US with my boyfriend. I am a US citizen living in Philadelphia in the US, while he is a UK citizen, living in Glasgow, Scotland. We met 2 years ago in a bar ...
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Moving from UK to Germany - Open pension account to later buy house [closed]

Hope the question isn't too convoluted, but here goes: We are moving to Germany, permanently, into full time employed roles - from the UK where we currently have our own business. To reduce my ...
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UK Biometrics Residency Permits issued overseas

UKVI have started to roll out Biometric Residency Permits (BRPs) for overseas applicants to comply with EU regulations, building on the in-country programme commenced in 2008. The overseas rollout is ...
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Visa ban for the UK. Does this also affect an application for a US spousal visa?

I was banned from the UK for ten years, for submitting a non-genuine bank statement while applying for a student visa (to the UK). My ban will end in two more years. I am now a spouse of a US citizen....
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UK Citizen (with USA permanent residency) Moving back to the UK Temporarily for 1 year. Can my wife work?

I have been living in the USA for 10 years and I am a Permanent resident via my wife who is a USA citizen and have a child together who was born the USA. My wife would like to work in the UK but I am ...
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Paying own taxes as an Independent contractor in Scotland [closed]

I will be working as an independent short term contractor for the first time. The company I signed a contract with is a private language school and I will be tutoring one of their student , giving ...
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British citizenship with a British father and a Trinidad mother

How can I acquire British citizenship if my father is a British citizen? He resides in England, but I was born in the Caribbean in 1981. My parents were not married. Could you provide me with the ...