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I am a Canadian citizen w/ a Canadian passport.

I went on a student visitor visa from September 11 2014 to December 17 2014. I'm returning on May 2 and leaving July 30 of this year as a tourist. How long am I able to visit the UK within a 365 day period? Does the fact that there is a period of time between my visits change anything?

I know I'm only allowed to stay as a general visitor/tourist for 6 months at a time. But as these two separate trips total just over 6 months, I am concerned that I will not be allowed to stay this long.

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    The rules do not mention anything about a 365 day period. – Gayot Fow Apr 11 '15 at 16:27
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How long am I able to visit the UK within a 365 day period? Maximum stay of 6 months.

Does the fact that there is a period of time between my visits change anything? When you're not staying for more than 6 months, there's no point in being worried about it. You can visit UK over a tourist/visit visa for as many times as you want. All you need to be careful about is that your stay doesn't exceed the limit of 6 months. Ref: https://www.gov.uk/general-visit-visa

I hope this helps.

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    Are you sure? I can see where it says "You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit". But where do the rules mention a 365 day period? Or alternatively, where do the rules stipulate anything about accumulating time in the UK over multiple visits? – Gayot Fow Apr 11 '15 at 16:24
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    This was what I was curious about. A lot of sources online mention this 180 days per year rule, but the official uk border website only states 6 months at a time. – Melissa Apr 12 '15 at 3:02

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