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Got a Tier 2 UK Visa. Now what?

Arrival You will probably have a reasonably easy entry into the country, since you have a visa. You will need your passport, visa, and any supporting documents (eg: copies of contracts with your ...
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UK EEA Family Permit Refused - Urgent HELP needed - Marriage of convenience

Maybe they're hoping they can keep you out until after the UK leaves the EU. The decision is, as you have laid out, completely illegal and noncompliant with the UK's own guidance. To answer your ...
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Am I just considered a tourist, and am I able to leave and return to the UK while on that free tourism visa?

The big problem that I see with this arrangement is that the UK considers it work -- and it is; you will literally be working for compensation -- and will not allow you to enter for that purpose ...
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Why are the British visa fees so expensive?

Results from a 2013 consultation on fees may interest you: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/fees-and-charging-immigration-and-visas-consultation The money does go to maintain the ...
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UK citizen: how do I return to the UK with Kenyan husband and daughter?

Whether you or your daughter or your husband can settle in the UK is a complicated question. The answer(s) depend(s) on the interaction of each of your individual citizenships, and the UK's visa ...
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I paid the NHS surcharge. Am I now handled like an "ordinarily resident person"?

It appears the only difference between an ordinary resident and and someone who paid / are exempted from the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) seeking NHS services is the access to free assisted ...
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Will living 50 miles away from one's sponsored job affect an application to settle in the UK?

No. It's your commute, and there may very well be case workers who have longer ones than that to get to their job. If they ask, you can explain it, but that is a readily defensible situation. The ...
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EEA Family permit no longer valid after a divorce and got a 6 months stamp on the border. Any advice on what to do next?

For people who finds themselves in the same situation, here's what happened. I was able to send my application to Home Office to "retain rights of residence'' from within the UK and was granted for 5 ...
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"Marriage is not subsisting" - How to defend something like this?

Please note that what the immigration officers are looking for is proof of a marriage that is based on equal partnership and is genuine. While there is no definite list of documents to illustrate a ...
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Do we need photos for UK Tier 2 Dependent Visa for a 2 month old baby?

Yes, you need to submit a photo of your baby—this is the case for all UK passport and visa applications, regardless of the age of the child. You can read the guidance for photos here. The requirements ...
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The 'UK Immigration: ID Check' app takes photos of me. How are they used and what could go wrong?

According to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-uk-immigration-id-check-app, the app will: check that your identity document is genuine verify that the document belongs to you There is a ‘Photo ...
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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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EEA Family permit no longer valid after a divorce and got a 6 months stamp on the border. Any advice on what to do next?

on www.gov.uk/ Visas when you separate or divorce 1. Tell the Home Office You must tell the Home Office when you divorce or separate from your partner if your visa is based on your ...
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How do I obtain my grandparents UK birth certificate without knowing their birthdates

Citizens Advice outlines the different methods and notes that, when you're unsure of the dates, you have the option of sending the request on paper via the post (emphasis mine). You can get a ...
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UK EEA Family Permit Refusal for Lack of Communication Evidence

This looks a little fishy. According to EUN02: When a marriage / civil partnership of convenience is suspected, the burden of proof is high and rests with the ECO. They have use the refusal formula ...
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Moving to UK under Tier 2 General Visa – Can I switch employers easily?

In the UK, it is not a crime to quit your job. If you do not honor your contract (i.e., notice period), you can be responsible for "damages". Your employment rights are governed by UK and EU labor ...
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Can my Non-EEA civil partner move to UK with me? What do we need?

Your partner can apply for an EEA family permit. It's not necessary, however, because your partner, being a Brazilian citizen, is eligible to enter the UK without a visa. The advantage of the EEA ...
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UK Tier 2 visa after rejection of fiancée visa

You have been refused for a fiance visa, we don't know why. You now want to apply for a Tier 2 Inter-company Transfer (T2 ICT). And your question is... What should I do? A T2 ICT is laid out such ...
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UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for an IT role by a small or large organisation

Yes, fewer than 250 employees is the official mark for a SME (Small or Medium Enterprise), and there are often policies aimed at assisting this end of the market. Points b and c on that document are ...
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I made a mistake in choosing the type of visa I applied to and it causes to the risk of being banned from the UK

You initially posted in Travel wanting to know the options available to you. You were referred to Expats (here) because among the options available to you are the EEA/EU and UK family formation/family ...
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Can I pay visa fees directly

Yes I called tlscontact Tunisia they confirmed that I can pay just the visa fee in cash but IHS should be paid online
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UK citizen living in EU returning to U.K. With spouse

Your son doesn't need a visa, of course. His wife can use an EEA family permit if they'll be moving before Brexit. Otherwise, she'll probably need a regular family visa, which she can use anyway, ...
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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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Living in the UK as US spouse of pre settled EU citizen - which of the various visa options is right for me

To enter the UK, you do not need any specific document, because you are from a "visa free" country. (If you were from a country whose citizens need visas for short visits, you would need a settlement ...
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Traveling to Europe on UK biometric resident permit (BRP)

No, since an Indian citizen needs a Schengen Visa to enter the Schengen Area, you are still required to get a visa. Only residence permits of a Schengen country can be used as a visa replacement when ...
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EEA Brexit wife of British national

Unfortunately for you, the conditions under which you can enter the UK are now the same as they would be if you resided with your British citizen family anywhere else in the world. In other words, ...
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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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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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what does Biometric residence permit mean?

A biometric residence permit is an identification card that also shows your status as a resident of the United Kingdom. It's called biometric because it includes some information about your physical ...
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EEA Family permit no longer valid after a divorce and got a 6 months stamp on the border. Any advice on what to do next?

The correct uk.gov page for your case is Apply for a UK residence card, where, under Eligibility, it notes the circumstances entitling one to a retained right of residence. Retained rights of ...
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