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I'm from Argentina wanting to joining my girlfriend who will be studying for one year in Edinburgh. As an Argentine I don't need any particular permit to go to UK as a tourist. The permit of stay is for a maximum of 6 months.
But what if after the 6 months I go to e.g. Spain for one month and then return to the UK - does the tourist 6 month permit start running again?
Is there a minimum period of time for which you have to be out of the UK so as the tourist permit starts running again?
I'm only considering the option of leaving to somewhere in Europe.