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After my girlfriend's visa being cancelled at UK border, can I get her a dependent visa via marriage?

Updated on 06 / Mar / 2017: We got married, and my wife's visa has just passed (we got it in 2 weeks)! I would now accept my own answer because this works. Hopefully this answer would help anyone ...
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Is it possible to switch from tourist visa to other status while in Japan?

The procedure to change your status of residence while in Japan is described here (so the first thing to note is that there is such a procedure at all, so it is possible to at least apply to have your ...
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Tier 4 dependent visa refused - Administrative review guidance needed

I wanted to give an update on this as people may come across this post and may be in a similar situation as I was. First to address the comments, the reason i did not go for a visitor visa was mainly ...
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Prior SSN now on spouse visa - do I need an ITIN

She said health insurance and a driving license are benefits of living in the US and you aren't allowed them without a work visa so we can't change your name and you aren't allowed to use the SSN ...
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Renewing J-1 and J-2 visas

Before addressing your questions, I would like to mention the difference between having a valid visa and having valid status. The visa has no bearing whatsoever on whether you are allowed to stay in ...
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Visa for dependant of "B1 in lieu of H1B" holder

Yes, she would apply for and hopefully receive a B-2 visa to accompany you. (Or a joint B-1/B-2 visa, which is often given to people who apply for a B-1 or B-2 visa.) Reference: the U.S. Department ...
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Mentioning my partner on my UK visa as applying with me, but then she never applies

You're overthinking this. You should answer (completely and truthfully) the questions asked in the application, but you're not required to volunteer information about matters not addressed in the ...
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Moving to Spain with non-EU partner

Short version: yes, but not for a year. To summarise the official guidance about the right to reunion for non-EU citizens: The person who is already resident in Spain (i.e. you) must have sufficient ...
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What is the maximum time for UK Tier 2 dependent visa review?

The answer you got is the best guess. The review process is not subject to UKVI's customer standards of processing time. In reality, they cannot give you an estimate because it may compromise their ...
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How to convert a Spanish 90-day to a permanent visa for an EU family member?

Thanks to those who commented. The answer is: EU applies for residencia using form EX-18 at the local policia. Non-EU applies for Article 10 Resident Card using form EX-19 at Oficina de Extranjeria. ...
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Which visa type and subtype should I use when applying for a UK Ancestry dependent visa?

The original OP contacted the paid-for UK Visa and Immigration team and asked them the same question. Their reply is as follows: [OP and his daughter] can apply as dependants on [OP's wife's] ...
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Would my infant daughter born in UK need a TB screening test to return to UK?

Although your little one was born in the UK, she may not be considered a returning resident, was about 2 months old when she left and has been in Pakistan for the last 8 months. Pakistan is among ...
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Japan Dependent visa

Generally speaking, a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) is a document that must be obtained from the immigration authorities in Japan as a prerequisite for obtaining most types of long-term Japan visas ...
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Why the question "Has UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) agreed to certify your maintainance?"

While I have no further information on why this was asked, I can at least provide an update on the situation. Eventually, we decided to submit the visa application with answering No on this question. ...
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Can an Indian national get married to an EU citizen while living in the UK on a student visa and work in UK on a dependent visa?

Can I get married in the UK while I am here on my student visa? If you're already legally in the UK, and you can legally remain in the UK until you are married, then yes, you can marry in the UK. ...
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UK Immigration - is it legal to work remotely from UK as a dependent of a spouse holding a Student Visa

From the description you've given, I'm assuming that she is in a degree level course. The problem is that if her visa has been granted for less than 12 months, any dependents would not be able to work....
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Moving to UK,I will be going as dependent visa.How to approach an employer for a job?

There is a fair sized market in the UK for developers and the largest market is in London. Not being a native speaker should not really affect your job prospects provided that you can still speak and ...
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How long to wait before reapplying for the UK visa after refusal

There is no required interval between a refusal and a fresh application; she can apply once her passport has been returned from the consulate. She does not have to sit out the 28 day appeal window. ...
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Indian citizen planning to marry a Polish citizen

The answer depends whether you have been living in another EU country together or not before trying to settle in Poland. If you have, then EU laws will apply, which provide you with the same coverage ...
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English speaking countries that allow an alien single parent to live based on a child's work permit visa

The UK has a “family of a settled person” visa but: You must yourself be settled in the UK (i.e. something like a permanent resident, which would also require several years to obtain in your ...
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English speaking countries that allow an alien single parent to live based on a child's work permit visa

I'm a bit confused by why you think a "single parent" would be an issue here? If your mother is retired, and/or you're able to sponsor her, she would be potentially eligible for any number of ...
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British Spouse visa for South African citizen

You and your fiancé can get married in the UK. If you just want the wedding celebrated in the UK followed by your return to Zimbabwe within 180 days, then your fiancé should apply for a Marriage ...
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Is someone on L2 visa in the US allowed to stay or travel without spousal L1 partner?

Yes Yes As long as L1 is in status, so is L2.
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How does a newborn baby get a UK visa?

Is it a straightforward process for my newborn baby to get dependant visa? Does this happen through the usual dependant application in my home country by applying at the UK Embassy? it is a ...
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Prior SSN now on spouse visa - do I need an ITIN

My wife and I have SSNs as previous non-immigrant residents of the US. My wife may have had work authorization for a while in the 1990's but spent most of our time in the US without it. While living ...
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How does the family reunification visa in Switzerland work?

I do not see any information about a "dependent visa" on Swiss government sites; an internet search only returns discussion forums and the like, leading me to suspect that the phrase is merely an ...
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Working remotely for a foreign company in Canada as a dependent of a student

You reading too much into the rule, just stick to what is written instead. As written, it said that it is not considered work for immigration purpose if all conditions fulfilled: You do your work in ...
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UK Settlement Visa with no return ticket

Hard to document something that does not exist. The official UK sites state that such visas are initially issued for 30 months afterwhich you are expected to have it renewed Conclusion: If they ...
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Applying for f2 visa in last semester

There should not be a problem to apply for an F2 in either situation. A F1/F2 visa gives you the "key" to enter the US. Once inside what matters is your status, which is tied to your i-20. So its fine ...
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UK visa: "Are your partner or children applying with you?". Yes or No if my partner will only join later?

If your partner is not included and not seeking a dependent visa in this application, then the answer is "No." When your partner files later for a dependent visa, a separate, new application ...
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