Questions tagged [united-kingdom]

Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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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 ...
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UK - Getting a Certificate of Sponsorship [closed]

I lived in the UK for one year as an exchange student. During this period I did a Summer internship and it was a brilliant experience. For this reason I would like work in the UK after I graduate. I ...
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Possible to get a British passport?

Two questions: 1: I want to ask if it is possible for my sister to get a British passport? She was born in England but we moved before she was one year old. Our parents are not British so is it ...
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Renting in England without a local credit history

I recently moved to England, UK, and this morning I applied for a reference check (paying an exorbitant referencing fee). Soon thereafter, a tenant referencing company contacted me stating that they “...
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Is it possible to apply for a new visitor visa to the UK from within the UK?

We are non-EU nationals living in the UK. Our family's Tier 2 visas are due to expire in a year's time. We are not intending to renew our visas, and are planning to leave the country in April next ...
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Travelling to UK on a Spouse Visa

I am a spouse of a British citizen and have a valid spouse visa (expires Oct 2015). I lived with my husband for two years in the UK, but both me and my husband have left the UK to work in the Middle ...
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Can I re-apply for a refused UK Spousal Visa rather than go through the Tribunal Process?

My wife is an EU citizen and I applied for a EU spousal permit to live / work in the UK. The office that handles the receiving of documents advised that I wouldn't need to submit my wife's EU ...
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Document's Certified Copy UK

I moved to the UK from continental Europe around one year ago. Recently, I applied for a credit card. I thought I was declined, however today I received mail from the bank asking me to provide more ...
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British Citizen, US Driving License, can I drive for 12 months in UK?

Okay so I moved to North America with my wife two years ago and learned to drive pretty much straight away. I only have a provisional license in the UK as I gave up when I realized we were moving. ...
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UK National Insurance Number

I am non UK citizen since I don't live in UK I would like to find out if my National Insurance Card is still valid I had my card in year between 1970 - 1972.
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Can I stay in UK beyond 6 months when staying with my partner who has a UK passport?

My civil law partner will be working in UK for a year. She has a UK passport. I have a New Zealand passport. Will I be able to stay in UK beyond the 6 month limit?
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UK Nationality Applications and Previous Overstays

I saw that the Home Office has published new guidance for people applying for British Nationality (March 2015). Most notably, the section on good character has been profoundly expanded; it now ...
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Clarification of NHS Surcharge (UK Tiered Applicants)

Recent changes in the immigration rules require that some visa applicants must pay a surcharge for the National Health Service (NHS). This question is about applicants in the Tiered category. For a ...
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Finding a job in the UK while abroad

I am a British-born man who emigrated to Switzerland in 2008 and I am looking at returning to England as life here is not as I thought and simply finding work after being laid off is proving very very ...
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U.S. Fiance and I (EU) getting married and want to stay in UK. What's the process?

My fiancé and I are getting married in a few months. He is an American currently living here in London on a student visa. I am born in Germany, with a polish passport, so fully EU, living in London ...
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Can I get UK residence card, if I have Permanent Residence from Czech Republic?

I've got permanent residence from Czech Republic. On the card it's written EU permanent residence which I guess valid to EU countries. Can I get UK residence card if I decide to move to UK?
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ILR - staying outside UK for one straight year

I hold an ILR status in the UK. I intend to stay in Canada for one straight year so i could meet the requirements to retain my Canadian PR as well. Do you think my ILR status in the UK will be revoked?...
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Italian citizenship - which consulate?

I applied for Italian citizenship by marriage last year. At the time we were living in Switzerland so we did the paperwork through the Zürich consulate. Now we have moved to London. In theory my wife ...
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UK Tier 2 visa from a client I worked as a freelancer

I'm a freelance software engineer from outside the EU. I have been working with a British client who owns a registered UK business for about two years. He and I both plan for me to move to UK for a ...
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Moving to the UK with my EU-citizen husband shortly after marrying [closed]

I am an Indian working in Germany, Düsseldorf for the last 2 years. I got married last week and my husband, who is a Greek citizen, lives and works in London. We got married in Denmark. I am trying ...

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