I am an Indian citizen living in USA on work visa (L-1). I am applying for UK tourist visa.

In visa application it asks:

How many times have you visited the following places in the past 10 years?

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • USA
  • European Economic Area (do not include travel to the UK)

Since I live in US, every time I enter back in US from trip to India, does that count a trip to US? Or since I am US resident (temporary resident) I shouldn't count it as a trip to US?

2 Answers 2


If you are in doubt about including something on a visa application, include it. The UK and the US share immigration data, and UKVI will know about your US entries. If you don't mention them, UKVI may think you're not being honest.

You should also mention in the application that you currently live in the US on an L-1 work visa. This supports your application by showing a good reason for you to leave the UK after touring the UK.

  • IF the application has room for comments, I would omit USA from "visited" and explain in the comments that I live and work there. I would not trust that to a separate sheet, which would likely get misplaced.
    – WGroleau
    Aug 4, 2019 at 23:56
  • @WGroleau That makes very good sense, and I agree completely. Aug 5, 2019 at 3:06

I don't think you should. You live in the US, not just visiting.

  • The question is whether he should or not. Clearly this is an answer, although I think the other answer is better.
    – WGroleau
    Aug 5, 2019 at 4:43

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