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I know this question has been asked a million times with a million variations. But I never read anything regarding my query.

I am applying for a UK visit visa from Italy. I am an Indian national, so it's a bit tricky to navigate the whole process. I have already translated my work contract, pay slips and bank statements, which I will submit.

As I will submit my original passport, do I have to submit my original permesso (residence permit) as well or would a copy of it do? Because without the passport and permesso, I basically have no valid ID with me left.

Can anyone advise me on this?

  • I’d imagine that you can submit certified photocopies of your Permesso, others with more knowledge may confirm or advise otherwise – Traveller Jun 18 '18 at 10:42
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    No, it's not among with the required documents; including a copy as evidence of your residence is fine, but attach a translation (that is mentioned for any document not in English or Welsh). – Giorgio Jun 18 '18 at 13:07
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No, you do not have to submit your permesso di soggiorno card, along with your passport, while applying for the UK Standard Visit visa. it's not among with the required documents, but you will need to provide the details in response to this query:

8.1 If you are not a national of the country in which you are applying, what permission do you have to stay in that country?

You can add a photocopy as evidence. As @MichaelHampton points out, a translation is probably not necessary, as the residence permit has the same standard format across EU countries.

  • A translation is probably not necessary, as the residence permit has the same standard format across EU countries. – Michael Hampton Jul 26 '18 at 16:14
  • @MichaelHampton true and, when I look at one, nothing should need translation; ty; I'll amend the response. – Giorgio Jul 26 '18 at 16:24

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