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Refused twice for UK visa, second time under 320(7A) (deception)
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Awkward history for this question. It was posted in Travel (where it is most topical) and then reviewed for a being a duplicate. It's not a duplicate IMHO because there was a previous refusal. Then ...

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What constitutes proof of relationship/intention to marry for a UK immigration visa?
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You asked if you should get a provisional booking at the Registry Office (from this I assume that your gf is seeking a fiance visa). The answer is yes, it's always a good idea, but its evidential ...

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Deported from the UK in 2013: Can I come back for work?
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You are an EEA national who was deported from the UK after a period of incarceration greater than one year. It's different from the run-of-the-mill cases of removals that we often get in TSE. It's a ...

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Visa refusal despite Work/Residency permit granted
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It looks like the Maltese consulate consulate made a good call. They wrote: "Your intention to leave the territory of the member state before the expiry of visa could not be ascertained". And it's ...

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How to terminate a UK tier 2 visa?
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You are on a T2 and want to resign from your employer and return to the US. You do not have to wait until the notice of curtailment, and your history looks better if you do not require them to go ...

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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?
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There is no reason to keep your move secret or to engage a lawyer. And there is no standard name for the service other than 'moving'. I know from personal experience that American Express, ...

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Do I need to provide a date of departure to apply to a EEA Family Permit in the UK?
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Those questions form part of all the applications in the category of visas that expire in 6 months or less. Gala (to whom thanks) has pointed out that everyone gets those questions. How the ECO ...

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Do I need to be in my country of nationality to apply for a visa to join my spouse
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You are asking about getting an entry clearance as a spouse, which is a settlement track and not a visitor track. The controlling reference for your question is Paragraph 28 of the Immigration Rules, ...

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Entering the UK with a valid EEA Family Permit about to expire
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An alert Immigration Officer (IO) will spot that your Family Permit is expiring soon and they will inform you accordingly. That is the extent of what can happen given that your permit is still valid ...

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UK ILR/Permanent Residency Automatically Canceled after 2 years of being overseas?
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You had ILR, but have been outside the UK for 2 years. Now you wish to enter the UK as a FAMILY VISITOR and want to know if your ILR is a viable document for that purpose. You did not say your ...

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What happens to my wife's UK spouse visa if I get British passport?
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It is not affected. The semantics of the spouse visa rules are such that no difference is made between British citizens and ILR holders.

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Entering the UK on a Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) 5 year visa earlier than the originally submitted 'intended date of arrival'
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You have an entry clearance starting in November, but want to arrive 4 weeks before its start date. There are two things that factor in to this question. The first is Paragraph 30C of the Immigration ...

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Tier 4 (General) Student visa refusals
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Are these issues serious enough to warrant a visa refusal or not? Yes, especially if there's a discrepancy in the CAS. While some problems with a T4 application seem miniscule, they can tip the ...

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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
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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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Work Permit for Summer Work In UK
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To do a full-time internship in the UK you would need a Tier 5 visa, not a Tier 2. And specifically, you would apply for a Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa. The sponsor ...

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Is my daughter a British citizen?
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You are British, but do not know if you can transmit your nationality to your daughter because you may (or may not) be 'British by Descent', it's the type of British that cannot transmit their ...

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How to make a British-citizen father take responsibility for child in Africa
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If you and the child's other parent cannot agree on maintenance, or if the other parent is recalcitrant, you can submit an application to the UK Child Maintenance Service. This is a publicly funded ...

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UK Tier 2 visa after rejection of fiancée visa
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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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Dual citizenship uk/us. Moving back with family
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Q1. Even though my kids are now dual citizens, is it truly automatic, or do we still have to apply/register them as UK citizens? If we do have to apply, is this easier done before entering UK? As ...

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What is the maximum time for UK Tier 2 dependent visa review?
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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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What do I need to do to move in with a friend and his family in another country?
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The UK doesn't have a visa for trial relationships or for open-ended cohab with friends. The question comes up all the time, and people are invariably disappointed to learn about the expense and the ...

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How can I do tuberculosis test for UK visa if I live in country where TB test is not required
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You may be interpreting the policy incorrectly. They do not care about your nationality, instead they care about where you are living... You’ll need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test if you’re ...

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UK dependent visa refusal can I apply for review in this situation?
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Normally we need to see the text of the refusal notice in order to help, but T2 refusals are much more straight-forward and do not have the nuances of visitor applications. Tier 2 applications that ...

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Is it possible to apply for a new visitor visa to the UK from within the UK?
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Babies who are born in the UK but do not have leave to be in the UK get a special status informally known as "tolerated". The status stops when the child leaves the UK or reaches the age of 10 (...

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UK National Insurance Number
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The numbering scheme changed after yours was assigned, but if you still have your permanent number you can do an online check at Check your National Insurance record. The same site lists a telephone ...

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Resigned from my position on UK Tier 2 Visa: Do I need to notify UK Visas and Immigration that I have left the UK?
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You do not have to reply to a curtailment notice, and they have no facility to store your reply in the first instance. As long as you are gone by the curtailment date, you will have acquitted ...

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Tier 2 (General) visa and indefinite leave to remain
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The expected migration route for a T2 (General) is to spend two consecutive three-year terms for a total of 6 years and then apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). You want to to know if it's ...

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Do children of UK citizen working for past 23 yrs in US with green card qualify for British citizenship?
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Based solely upon the information you have given, the children may have a claim to being "British by Descent". They would acquire all the trappings of full British citizenship but do not have the ...

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Visa Type for a Kenyan Citizen wishing to settle permanently in the UK
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What type of Visa I'm I supposed to apply For? Based on what you wrote you would apply for a Tier 2 visa. This is a visa that allows you to come to the UK and hold a job. You would apply for a T2 ...

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UK visa for baby born in UK while parents on Tier 2 ICT
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Babies who are born in the UK who do not have a claim to citizenship or permanent residence have a special status which, for lack of a better word, is "tolerated". So they don't need a visa initially, ...

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