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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Overstayed UK visa whilst waiting for my baby to be born

I came into the UK 2 years ago on a 6 month visiting visa and luckily I met my girlfriend. We dated for a couple of months and she is now pregnant and due to give birth next year in March. Can I still ...
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Wrong stamp in my passport!

I travel on a NZ passport and have lived in the UK since 2006. I travelled to Canada in June 2016 to begin a 2 year Canadian working visa but on a trip back to the UK in July I received a 6 month visa ...
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Child UK Visa for baby born in UK

I am in UK on tier 2 visa.We have our baby born here in London last month. I have applied for Indian Citizenship certificate and also for the Indian Passport for the child. Just want to know what ...
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Finding an expat relative/friendly forum for the UK

As far as I can understand, this stack is about posting questions relevant to bureaucracy issues and other technicalities. I am looking for other types of advice though. To be exact, I am looking to ...
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How do I import a vehicle from outside the EU to the UK?

Do I need to de-register my motorcycle in my home country, outside the EU, before I can bring it to the UK, register it, and get a UK number plate? Or, can I freely travel by my bike to the UK with ...
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Applying for UK short-term study visa from another country of origin

I am a Ukrainian citizen, studying in Poland on a D-type visa that expires in September 2017. As well I am holding a residence permit in Poland that expires in August 2018. I was qualified for Erasmus ...
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British Citizenship

UK CITIZENSHIP My parents and I are South African born. When I was 3 in 1961, my family left South Africa and my Dad took a civil service position in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. He ...
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Police Clearance certificate for Tier 2 validity

My police clearance certificate from India was issued on 29th Jan, 2017. Left for United Kingdom on 30th Jan, 2017 for three and half month. Back in India for 17 days in total before I submit an ...
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Trying to enter the UK with an EEA Spouse without any visa?

My wife applied for an EEA Family Visa 2 weeks ago, and today she received notice that she has been refused. The letter said that we did not provide enough evidence of our relationship, such as photos ...
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How is an EEA national processed if he/she applies for entry to the UK under the UK immigration rules rather than EEA regulations?

The home Office Website states: EUN1.10 Can EEA nationals apply under the Immigration Rules? Yes. If an EEA national wishes to apply under the immigration rules, they are entitled to do so. ...
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“Maintenance of funds” rules for extending UK Tier 2 visas

I'm currently on a UK Tier 2 General visa, which expires in March 2017. I would expect to continue in my current role with my existing lawyer, at the same level i.e. without a change of the assigned ...
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Australian PTSD dependant on UK based partner - can I return?

I am an Australian who finished their Youth Mobility Visa in July 2016. I was diagnosed with PTSD 5 years ago. My partner is still in the UK proceeding with residency application - he has the right ...
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My UK visa issued in maiden name passport

My UK visitors visa was issued in my passport which has my maiden name. My flight was booked for last night and, as I arrived at the home affairs counter (immigration) at the airport, they said that ...
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UK Citizen wanting to immigrate to USA and work

I am currently a permanent citizen of the United Kingdom and I desire to immigrate to the USA. I understand that I can only really do such things by getting a work VISA and essentially finding an ...
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I accidentally submitted an unsigned Tier 4 Visa Application. What should I do?

I had two applications and only one was signed. I submitted the unsigned visa application. I am already on purchased priority service processing. It has been two days since my passport was submitted ...
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Can I return to the UK if my Tier 2 visa expires in less than 2 days?

Hi I am in UK for 1 year ICT tier 2 visa. I got. Schengen visa valid from April to Sep 25. My UK visa ends by Nov 25,2016. I heard I cant come back to UK next time, if I travel to any Schengen ...
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How are UK ISAs treated for UK-resident US-citizens on their US tax returns?

In the UK, there's a group of tax-efficient savings accounts known as ISAs (Individual Savings Account). They can be used to save a certain amount (new) money each year, free of tax on interest (cash ...
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Can I still get my degree when my tier 4 visa extension application refused?

I am currently a 5th year university student in the UK, and as you can see from the date, it's quite close to graduation and degree awarding time. My situation is really complex and I will try to ...
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How do I find a London bank that offers accounts as 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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what's the waiting time for the biometric appoinment?

Can anyone tell me what's the waiting time for the biometric appoinment? I sent my application for a residence card as a non EU direct family member. It's been two weeks already and I haven't received ...
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travel restrictions associated with UK working visa

I am an Italian citizen resident in the UK. My partner is a US citizen with a working visa in the UK that is due to be renewed in January 2016 (after 3 years). Is it correct that he can't leave the UK ...
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I'm an American journalist in the UK on a tier 2 sponsored visa. If I leave my work, can I go to the Schengen area as a visitor?

I'm an American in London. After completing a masters degree in the UK, I was offered full-time sponsored employment on a tier 2 visa in London at a trade publication covering commodities. I've worked ...
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How can I move to the UK with my child

As a primary carer of am EU minor child do I have rights to apply for permit in UK, i leave in Italian residence permit holder and I would like to move to UK by September with a family permit Visa Am ...
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UK Settlement VISA - Questions

My UK settlement VISA got confirmed few days back and I have to go to UK for the Bio-metric testing. I have few questions related to this particular category of UK settlement VISA.My spouse is a ...
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Denied entry to UK in 2009, can I apply for a student visa in 2019?

I was denied entry into a UK airport when I was a student in UK in 2009. My college then was not on the list of providers, and I had admitted to UKVI after they pressed me that I had not attended ...
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UK Visa: Proposed Civil Union

I'm moving to Scotland 10/1/19 to live permanently with my partner who is a UK citizen. After researching online, I found that I cannot be granted a visa as partner since we have not lived together ...
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Spouse Visa UK, does the spouse need to intend to reside in the UK for a spousal visa application?

It is unclear to me whether someone applying for a UK spouse visa needs to intend to reside in the UK for the duration of the visa. My spouse, in order to fulfil a contract for funding their education ...
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Eu citizen( Romanian) wirh Asian( VN) wife to live in UK

Firstly, i would like to thank everyone in advance for helping people with questions. Now, my question is the following: I am an Eu citizen( Romanian) and i worked for 3 years as an engineer in the ...
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Moving to work to UK, can I drive my dad's EU-registered car in there for a while legally?

As in the question, car is not mine and I intend to bring it back to EU after a few months when I get myself a new car, is that legal?
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Travelling to UK, non-EU divorced citizen with Biometric card stating permanent residence as member of EU

My friend is a soon-to-be divorced, non EU citizen. She received permanent residence as family member of an EU citizen. She was advised the card will still be valid, but she has been told at the UK ...
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UK Tier 4 student visa for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship receivers - scholarship amount is enough to show sufficient funding

I am a citizen of Tajikistan, currently finishing my undergraduate degree in Istanbul, Turkey. I was accepted into the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for 1 year in England/ Birmingham and 1 year in Italy....
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Uk Residence permit for a non-EEA and what documents to submit

I'm from Africa but married to an EEA who lives and works in the UK. I'm about to apply for a residence card as I'm currently in the UK with him on an EEA family permit visa. I would like to know If I ...
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UK nationals live and work in Italy 90 days rule

As per the UK government guidance, you (UK nationals) must register as an Italian resident (in Italian) if you want to stay in Italy for more than 3 months. But, it doesn't state how this 90 days can ...
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UK Ancestry visa - what is 'UK Sponsor' that dependents have to supply?

I applying for a UK Ancestry visa and my wife is also applying. The official immigration channel has advised us to apply for the following visas: Main applicant Reason for visit- Work Visa type: Non-...
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Transfering UK pension to AU super

I will be re-locating to the UK in the near future with the intention of returning to Australia after 3-4 years. If I make contributions toward a UK pension, will it be possible to transfer funds to ...
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Renew Spousal Visa UK

just over two years ago, I, a British citizen married and successfully applied for a spousal visa for my Mexican wife. According to her biometic card, (residence permit - leave to remain) it will ...
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Intended day of arrival after course start date - UK Tier 4 General Student

I am from Mexico and I have received a scholarship to start a PhD in the UK on 15 March. I have applied for a Tier 4 visa and my biometrics were taken two days ago (20 February). When I filled my ...
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Exchanging a New Zealand driver's licence for a UK manual car drivers license?

The process for exchanging a NZ drivers license for a UK one seems straight forward. But, how do I go about getting a UK drivers license with being allowed to drive a manual transmission car? It ...
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Dependent can stay in UK till end date of visa if main applicant leave UK before end date of visa?

Main applicant suppose to leave UK before end of visa, how about dependent visa holder staying in UK? Can dependent visa holder can stay in UK without the main applicant till the end of VISA date?
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Exchange limited validity Australian license for UK license

My Australian driving license is valid until April 2019. I have been resident in the UK since Sept 2017. I would like to exchange my Australian DL for a UK DL. Would the fact that my Australian ...
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Tier 4 dependent Visa

I am a student with a Tier 4 visa. I just had a baby in the UK. Can I apply for my baby dependent visa here in the UK or do I have to go back to my country to apply for her visa? My husband is not ...
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Moving from Germany to UK

I am Adeniyi. I have lived in Germany for three years but I am stateless. I want to move to live with my partner and my son; both live in London. My question is according to the questionnaire read ...
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Giving birth to a child in UK

I am currently in the UK on a visit visa since the 13th of October 2018 with my UK husband. He has British citizenship by Descent through his father. Now I am pregnant and my due date is on the 7th of ...
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I need to know more about applying for a 10 years visa

I am applying for a study visa in the UK I can you tell me if I can do so on a 10 years visa
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Can a UK Tier2 dependent work in other EU countries with valid work permit and schengen visa

I am currently working in Belgium with valid Work Permit and Resident Permit. My wife is working in UK with Tier 2 General Visa. Can I get UK Tier2 dependent visa and work in Belgium with my current ...
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How can I drive my Greek registered car in the UK

I just moved to the UK with the intent to work but with a short term contract of 12 months (internship position). I realized that the working place is in a very isolated area without public means. The ...
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What kind of visa should i get to participate in UK entrepreneurship programs?

I am a citizen of Iran. I like to participate in some UK startup programs like this https://www.joinef.com. It's a 4 months program, that individuals can participate and find a co-founder to establish ...
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Emigrate to UK from Argentina

My Argentinian friend would like to know what to do to live permanently in the UK. According to gov.uk the coalition government handed over visa responsibility to VFS Global. So is it a case of ...
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Eligibility to work whilst waiting for decision

As discussed in a previous question: When will my spouse be eligible for Indefinite Leave to Remain? We can make the application for indefinite leave to remain in December 2018. My wife's current ...
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Surinder Singh route at the airport

I am a UK national and my spouse is from Argentina. We have been living in Europe for over 3 years and we are relocating back to the UK. I've been told by an immigration lawyer that as long as you ...