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I was deported from the UK in 2010, after spending 8 months in prison, can I go back now in 2024?

According to the statement on the UK Immigration website “ A deportation order invalidates any permission to enter or stay in the UK and prevents the person from returning to the UK while the ...
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United Kingdom visa

You can apply for all kinds of visas direct to the UK government. You will need to do some research into what kind of visa you need. If you got and still have "indefinite leave to remain" in ...
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Child of EU parents settled in the UK

I think that your settled status means you can apply for a family visa for your child. You may be eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme for your child if you lived in the UK by 31 December ...
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What does it mean to "apply for permission to stay in UK"?

”Apply for permission to stay” means apply for a new visa from within the UK. Breaching the work restrictions of a student visa is a very serious matter. Your immigration application can be refused, ...
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How soon can my Colombian partner come to the UK?

Even if you have already married Otis Solicitors says Relationships and the right to reside in the UK Your relationship does not give you the right to reside in the UK, however long you have been ...
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Misinterpretation based on false assumption that records age away

Being refused entry is no big deal. It happens all the time. It happened to a British tourist going to Spain on a holiday, and on arrival she couldn't find her passport which actually was in her ...
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Misinterpretation based on false assumption that records age away

I have since received an Administrative review letter and am unsure if I should proceed with a review or submit a new application. You don't seem to have a valid basis for an administrative review. ...
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Health Care in UK for non-resident UK citizen - how to become a resident?

What are the criteria UK gov uses to determine whether you're a resident? The NHS works on a residency based system where anyone who has ‘ordinary residence’ is eligible for free healthcare. Some NHS ...
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Am I entitled to a UK state pension?

You’ll usually need to have 10 qualifying years on your National Insurance record to get any new State Pension. To resolve the issue with your NINO you can contact National Insurance general ...
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Getting divorced in the UK but the spouse is living abroad

You can fill in the divorce petition or dissolution application with their current, or last known, address. You’ll have to pay a £593 court fee. Source: https://www.gov.uk/divorce-missing-husband-wife ...
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Does my partner have the right to live & work in Spain if I am a dual national (UK/Bulgaria)?

Is a civil partnership (created in the UK) enough for my partner to be able to join me? Yes. From the Spanish government's page Registering non-EU family members: the family member must submit in ...
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English Requirement for UK Spousal Visa Extension

We opted not to wait and take the Life Skills B1 test instead (additional £150 test). My recommendation for anyone coming across this in the future is to do the same. Although you may not need the ...
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How to apply for UK's Global Talent Visa Stage 1?

Found it! The link is https://visas-immigration.service.gov.uk/product/global-talent-endorsement The link was available in https://www.gov.uk/global-talent-digital-technology/apply-for-endorsement:
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Need visa for new born baby parents are tier 2 visa b

If you have a child while you’re in the UK, they do not automatically become a British citizen. If your baby is born in the UK then they can remain in the UK without applying for a visa. However, if ...
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Exchanging UK driving licence for Irish licence after 16 months of residency?

What happens if you exchange your UK licence for an Irish licence after living in Ireland for 16 months? On taking up 'normal residence' in Ireland you must either exchange your driving licence or ...
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Can I apply for UK Skilled worker visa from Germany? I am non-EU student

AFAIK the UK allows applications from any country where you are legally present and does not have a ‘you must apply from your country of citizenship’ rule. You apply online here
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Apostille for UK Skilled Worker Visa

As far as I can see, there is no apostille requirement. UK Home Office Caseworker guidance states that the certificate must be issued by the relevant authority. You can expect UKVI to check the ...
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Taking some personal items to son resident in ireland

If the monetary value is small, my advice is to 1) make a rough estimate of the value of the items (look for similar things on eBay) 2) take them with you. If you go through the "green channel&...
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I was deported from the UK in 2010, after spending 8 months in prison, can I go back now in 2024?

IANAL. I think your chances are poor. See official guidance. The only point in your favor is that deportation orders appear to be issued for persons serving a custodial sentence of 12 months or more, ...
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Sending my personal belongings from UK to EU

There's three ways of doing this. If it's a small amount of stuff, then look at parcel companies. They often give you decent rates on slow services. This really only works out if you've got a couple ...
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EEA pre settled status retained rights: evidence of termination of relationship

They never divorced anywhere I'm fairly certain that this means that the relationship hasn't ended, so it won't be possible to prove that it ended by any means. Since that interpretation means that ...
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UK Spouse Visa (FLR M) question - When did you last travel to the country where you were born?

It's basically two questions in one, or one question with two parts. When did you last travel to the country where you were born Can't be simpler than that... If you were born in China, then it ...
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I'm sending my belongings by post from EU to UK ahead of moving. How to handle customs declaration?

The proper way to do it, if you are eligible, is to claim transfer of residence relief, where you should obtain prior approval from UK customs and obtain a reference code, which you should provide to ...
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Driving to the DVLA with an international license alone for the practical test

You are allowed to use your old driving license for 1 year after entering the United Kingdom. This also means you can drive as a learner without L plates until your old license is valid and go to the ...
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Do ALL documents need to be translated & notarised for the Spanish Digital Nomad visa?

It's stupid. But that's how the burocreacy in Spain works. Certain discretion could be made but it's not guaranteed. The proof of address is the only example I can think it's exempted since it's only ...
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Delay email from Skilled Worker visa from inside the UK

AFAIK the only thing you can do is ask your sponsor to tell you what further information has been requested and when it will be / was provided to UKVI. There is of course always the possibility of a ...
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