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Questions related to special circumstances of husbands and wives. Such as different visa or entry rules when married to citizens of some countries.

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Canadian immigration application when my spouse already has one pending [migrated]

My spouse applied about a year ago for a Canadian federal Self-Employed Persons permanent resident visa, with me as a supplemental applicant. (We are both US citizens, if it matters.) The processing ...
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Can I use a tourist visa appointment at VFS to apply for a short-term spousal visa?

I’m married to an EU National but live in the UK (I’m not a British or EU citizen). In theory I should be able to apply for a short-term spousal visa when we travel to Spain together, but there are no ...
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Schengen visa for non-EU citizen traveling to EU country for marriage with an EU citizen?

Let’s suppose that Jane is a non-EU citizen and is planning to travel to an EU country (on a tourist Schengen visa) to get married to her partner John, who is a citizen of that country. As part of the ...
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Can my husband from Egypt who I married abroad come to the UK on visitor visa or any other visa besides spouse?

My husband’s Egyptian and we got married in Egypt. I am a British citizen currently living in England and I want him to come visit me but spouse visa is so long to do. I want to know what other visa ...
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What is the Netherlands visa category to pick if you're attending a conference and accompanied by your spouse for tourism

I'm planning to attend a conference in The Netherlands (Amsterdam) in the month of April 2023. My spouse would be accompanying me on the trip purely for tourism reasons. When applying for the visa via ...
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Is 90 day visa limit applicable for the spouse of EU citizen?

I will be travelling to Europe next year on a Greek passport and staying past the 90 day limit imposed on non European citizens. Will my wife be restricted to the 90 day limit or can she stay longer ...
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Am I breaking laws staying longer than the intended dates on visit visa in the uk?

With a UK tourist visit visa if I specified on the visa application I would be staying 2 weeks and then successfully get the visa but once in the UK I decide to stay for 4 months am I breaking any law?...
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Will staying longer than specified on a UK Visit Visa affect a future spouse visa application?

In the UK tourist visit visa application my partner stated the stay would be 3 weeks, but once in the UK actually stayed 4 months. In the future we will apply for a spouse visa to stay in the UK and ...
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Entry into Japan as spouse of Japanese citizen

Japan currently bans the entry of essentially all foreign nationals; however, one of the permitted "special exceptional circumstances" is being the legal spouse of a Japanese citizen. What ...
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Are spouses of EU citizens exempt from the 90/180 Schengen rules

I have read a lot of info around spouses of EEA/EU citizens but couldn't find a definitive answer for our specific circumstances. I am a UK National with a UK Passport and my wife is a French National ...
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If I am married to a US citizen, do I need to travel on an ESTA?

I have been married to a US citizen for 12 years and we both live in the UK. I don't hold a green card and normally travel to the US on an ESTA. I was in the US a month ago and I believe the only ...
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Travelling to UK as a non-EU citizen with permanent residence, together with my EU citizen spouse

My spouse is Austrian citizen. I am not but I do have permanent residence in Austria. My nationality is Bosnian-Hercegovinian. Can we travel together to UK for tourism purposes, without me needing a ...
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Traveling to the USA separate from my German husband...can he still get in?

I am a US citizen, my husband is a German citizen and we live in Germany. I am going home in August to visit family, and then he was going to come in September and stay for 3 weeks. We have both been ...
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How likely is it that my wife will have her UK Visitor Visa refused? [closed]

Context: I live in the UK; she does not. I am a British citizen. She is a Kazakh national living in Kazakhstan. She has visited the UK three times in the past: once in 2018 for one month; once in 2019 ...
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Do spouses of UK citizens who hold a non-EU passport have to apply for a Schengen VIsa now

When UK was part of the EU, non EU spouses of UK citizens were allowed to travel to the EU without a visa. Now post-Brexit I take it that this is not the case and she will need to apply for a Schengen ...
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More than 90 days in 180 for Host Country (Italy)

I originally was going to post a follow up question on this question / answer but wasn't sure if that was bad etiquette. What does the spouse of an Italian citizen need in order to stay in the ...
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I want to travel in Uk with my spouse

I am interested about some informations. We are a new couple and we want to travel in Uk for honeymoon from brussel by train. My wife is EU citizen. Can we travel in UK together with marriage ...
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US Marriage ESTA

My fiance and I are currently seperated on different sides of the Atlantic thanks to the Covid travel restrictions and we are trying to plan for the future. We want to be married (even if we end up ...
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Kenyan seeking to live with spouse in USA [closed]

I am married to a person with a green card living in the USA. Will obtaining a visitor visa be beneficial to me? I read that someone on a visitor visa cannot change to immigrant status while visiting ...
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While the covid-19 regulations are in effect, can I enter the US if I am married to a US citizen and have an ESTA?

I am a citizen and resident of Spain who is married to a US citizen. I am trying to travel to the States next week. I have an approved ESTA from one week ago and have already booked my flight. I would ...
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Is a spouse of a US permanent resident exempt from the travel ban? I am a U.K. passport holder [duplicate]

Two questions; Are spouses of permanent residents currently allowed to travel to the US? I want to get back to my husband as I do not want to be separated at the moment. If they are exempt, how do I ...
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Unable to return home to China with my Chinese spouse [closed]

Our residence is in China. My spouse is a Chinese national but I am not (I am a UK/US dual-national). We have been visiting relatives in Europe, which is only a temporary residence for all parties ...
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Required documents on arrival with person waiting outside, at arrival area. How can the documents be provided to the person arriving, at customs?

I'll try and make it short. My spouse will be arriving at an airport in Germany from a Non-EU country outside Europe and she will need documents, which I have in original, in order to pass, given ...
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How does the US COVID-19 travel ban apply to the EU spouse of a US citizen? [closed]

I am a French citizen, legally married to a US citizen. I currently live in Germany while my husband lives in the US. I was supposed to fly to the US on Sunday (March 15) on a Lufthansa flight from ...
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Applying for Schengen visa as spouse of UK citizen in brexit transition period

My wife holds an Indian passport. In previous years when applying for a schengen visa my wife has been able to apply as the spouse of an EU citizen and as a result had to submit fewer documents and ...
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Can I visit the UK while my UK marriage settlement visa application is pending?

I am a US Citizen and travel to the UK often (usually 1 week trips) to see my girlfriend (now Spouse) and visit our clients in London. Since getting married, we want to live in the UK (intention is ...
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Visa requirements for spouse of UK resident to enter France

My wife recently came to the UK on a spouse visa after I supported her. We recently picked up her Biometric Resident Permit. We have family in France and are looking to visit and I'm confused on what ...
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90/180 rule for the spouse of an EEA citizen

There seem to be a lot of questions around this subject, but couldn't find one specific to my case, so would really appreciate any advice or feedback. I am spouse of an EEA national and we have ...
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Double entry visa

My wife is a Chinese national and we have an 11 year old son. We came back to the UK for our son to go to school. My wife has a double entry visa, as we havn't applied for a spouse visa yet, as we are ...
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Intended stay in UK

I visited the UK on a Visitor Visa last year, My intended stay was 5 days and my Visa was issued for 6 months, for some reasons i changed my plan and i stayed for 3 months without breaking any of the ...
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General grounds for refusal - False representation

I am applying for a UK Spouse Visa. There is a question "Have you ever: Given false information when applying for a visa, leave to enter, or leave to remain". I initially answered "no" because, ...
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the effect of Visas refusals on UK Spouse Visa application [closed]

Do previous UK Visitor Visa and United states Visa refusals affect UK spouse Visa application in the future if all the requirements of the spouse Visa have been provided ? PS: the reasons for refusals ...
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Residence Permit translation

Do i have to translate my Hungarian residence permit to apply to UK visitor Visa? Do i need to provide them with my family book translated or my marriage certificate translated ?
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Can I apply for UK Spouse visa by providing 6 months of payslips even though I don't get fixed salary every month? [closed]

Hi my Girlfriend is a British Citizen and I'm from India. I met her during my student visa and we been together for more than 3 years in UK. We tried to apply for spouse visa with all the documents ...
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How does a non EU spouse apply for spouse reunification visa for Italy to visit Italian husband? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian married to Italian in Italy. Our marriage has been registered in Italy and everything is legit. I live and own a business in Canada and my husband is planning to join me in the future. ...
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Is the employer letter mandatory for a spouse to file Family reunion long term visa? [closed]

I am currently staying in Belgium on a Long term Type D visa and wish to bring my spouse here. My spouse is currently working in India. My query is whether the employer letter mandatory to file Family ...
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UK Visa For Fiance

I'm on a tier 2 general visa in the UK and I would like to invite my fiance to visit me for 3 weeks. Is it advisable to invite her on a visitor visa instead of Tier 2 dependent visa ? The reason I ...
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UK Spousal Visa Refused [closed]

I was in the UK for seven months. I arrived in UK with my husband (who is a British citizen) on August 11, 2018 after our wedding on August 4,2018. We applied for the Spousal Visa on January 1, 2019. ...
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Visiting my spouse in UK [closed]

I am a Jordanian citizen working as a civil engineer in Jordan. I met my British wife in Jordan whilst she was studying Arabic in my country. We travelled to 5 countries together - including Schengen ...
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Travelling to EU without EU spouse [duplicate]

Me and wife were planned to travel to France to attend a wedding. She is from the EU region and i am not, i apply for schengen visa as an EU spouse which recently is required of her to sign a letter ...
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UK - Spousal Visa Travelling to Mexico for Holiday

I'd like to clarify some information regarding entry to Mexico as tourist. I would greatly appreciate if you could provide assistance to me. I hold a Philippine Passport, however I have been living ...
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UK overstay from 2011 to 2014, can I apply for any other visa type now?

I came to the UK on a study visa in 2010, but my college (Halifax College Harrow) got blacklisted in 2011. I then applied for new a visa. My agent committed fraud, he took £4,000 of my money but did ...
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spouse and me applying for us visa [closed]

I fill my DS 160 form for us visa but on the confirmation page instead of family member option I select another application for my husband . So, is it OK if i fill separate form instead of a family ...
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Can my mother apply for a UK spouse visa while she's on vacation in the UK?

My mother currently holds a tourist visa to the UK. She's now in Manchester with my step father. She wanted to know if it was possible for her to apply for the spouse visa while she is there or does ...
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Looking for advice for my proposed spouse applying for uk visa, using visitor or tier 4 dependant?

I am currently on a tier 4 general student visa in UK as Indonesian (since 29 September 2018), and plan to stay in UK until 14 October 2019. So in my case, I'd like to invite my proposed spouse to ...
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I have a 10-year UK visa ban; how can I visit my wife?

I was banned from entering the UK for 10 years because I didn’t disclose that I was married in my previous application. I have been married to my wife since 2015 and she is a UK citizen but, when I ...
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Can I enter the UK with my EU spouse, marriage certificate, and my German Blue Card?

I am a non-EU citizen and working in Germany with Blue Card residence permit. I got married to an EU citizen after I came here. We want to travel to the UK but, as I read it, the UK lets you enter if ...
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Do marriages in Spain or any Schengen state automatically appear in UK records?

I am a British citizen and got married two years back in Egypt. I moved to Spain right after my marriage, and my wife joined me in Spain on a spouse visa. The marriage is ending soon. Therefore, on ...
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Spouse visa for multiple entry to the US

I am a US citizen living abroad. My wife is a Polish national living abroad. Our child is a dual national. Neither of us intend to live in the US anytime soon, but we would like to visit the US ...
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Do I need to prove that my spouse is using their right of free movement in order to receive a family member Schengen visa?

I plan to visit Europe some time during the next year (hopefully before a hard Brexit) and want to check what I need to fulfil for Schengen visa as the spouse of a British citizen. My spouse and I ...
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