Questions tagged [spouses]

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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Converting Chinese spouse visa to work visa [closed]

I am a Pakistani passport holder. I'm currently in China on a spouse visa. I want to apply for a work visa now. Can I go to Hong Kong to apply for this visa or do I need to go back to Pakistan and ...
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Schengen visa for housewife

How difficult or complicated it is to get a Schengen tourist visa for a housewife / homemaker? My wife and I (Indian passport holders) are travelling to Germany for 10 days. Wife is unemployed. Is it ...
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Do I need a visa to visit to Spain with my Spanish wife as a non-EU citizen?

I'm a non-EU citizen with Palestinian nationality, married to a Spanish citizen. We got married a few weeks ago in Palestine (we both live in Palestine). She travels to Spain regularly to visit her ...
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UK Visa Supporting Documents for Employer Sponsorship [closed]

I was invited to the UK for training and my employer has generously sponsored everything for me and my spouse. I already have the invitation letter. My husband will not be attending the training BUT ...
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2-year visitor visa. What is the maximum stay in the 2-year period? [closed]

I have a 2-year visitor visa that is valid until 2019. I just want to clarify some things: Maximum stay is 180 days. What does it mean? 180 days every visit? So I can just exit Europe and come back ...
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US Border With British Wife

Hopefully a quick question - I am a US citizen currently residing in the UK on a visa. I am traveling to the US for 2 weeks with my wife, who is a British citizen. We do not yet share a last name (due ...
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US Border With EU Wife [duplicate]

Hopefully a quick question - I am a US citizen currently residing in the UK on a visa. I am traveling to the US with my wife, who is a British citizen. We do not yet share a last name (due to just ...
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Does the financial requirement for a spouse visa have to be from the previous year? [closed]

I am an American citizen and my husband is a British citizen from Scotland. I am applying for a spouse visa int he UK in order to live with him but am worried it might be rejected due to the financial ...
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How should my wife apply for a Schengen visa if I am going to work there for a few months?

I am an Indian passport holder, awaiting receipt of my work permit from Employer to work in Belgium for a tenure of less than three months. I want my wife to accompany my during this time, so that we ...
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Can my wife visit me in the UK before we apply for a Spouse Visa?

I'm a British citizen and recently got married in Japan to a Japanese woman. Eventually my visa ran out and I had to return to the UK, and the plan is for her to eventually move here. Because it will ...
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What is the correct visa for a spouse?

I was refused for my standard visitor visa, to join my husband in the UK. We want to re-apply as a spouse but, when I try to create my application online, there is no spouse category. It asks reason ...
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Questions on the French long-stay visa (as visitor) [closed]

I'm an EU (Schengen) citizen living in Canada and my wife is Canadian. We plan to spend several months in Europe, starting this August, mostly in France. She currently has a visa appointment at the ...
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How does a non-EU spouse get his residence permit? [closed]

I am a Swedish citizen, married to a non-EU national. We've been married over 3 years. My husband recently got a one-year visa, issued free of charge, by the German Embassy and we are currently in ...
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Travelling holiday and back to UK within a month before UK spouse visa expires [duplicate]

I have a UK visa as the spouse visa of a British citizen and it is expiring in mid-September. I have plans to visit India exactly a month before the expiry date of this visa. Will it cause any issues ...
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How do I apply for a tourist visa after separation from UK-citizen spouse?

I want to apply for a long-term tourist visa, but my husband and I are no longer together. He is a British citizen and lives in the UK, but he didn't file for me to join him while we were together, ...
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What are the requirements for the Marriage Certificate when travelling to UK with an Article 10 Residence Card?

I'm a British citizen and my wife is from the Philippines. We live in Spain and she has an Article 10 residence card with 'Family Member of an EU Citizen'. We'd like to visit the UK in July and she ...
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Leaving and returning to Sweden while awaiting residence card [closed]

Am I allowed to travel while I am in the process of getting a residence card (husband is an EU citizen, kids and I are not)? We got conflicting information from Migrationsverket: "you can," "no, you ...
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A quick trip to France whilst on holiday in the UK

I am a UK citizen married to a Thai National. We're going to the UK in July for a 2 month holiday and we'd like to pop over to France via the Plymouth-Roscoff ferry to spend 5 days at my brothers ...
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Visiting Geneva but booked a nearby hotel in France

I am a UK citizen and my husband has applied for Schengen multiple entry visa through the Swiss Embassy. We are flying to and visiting Geneva but I accidentally booked a hotel which is across the ...
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Does a non-EEA spouse, travelling to the UK without their EEA national spouse, require a visa?

Are my German residence card and South African passport sufficient for entry into the UK for a few days to visit a friend? Should I, in addition to this, still apply for an EEA Family Permit or some ...
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Permanent Resident as Family member of European citizen [duplicate]

I'm a Filipina with permanent residency as a family member of European national (Article 20) given by the Italian authorities. I have a Philippine passport and I'm married to a British national; we're ...
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Italian resident travelling outside of the Schengen area without having been issued a permesso di soggiorno (residency permit) yet

I'm Pakistani National and I came to Italy on behalf of my husband with long term Visa. I have the receipt issued by the government that I've applied for my permesso di soggiorno (residence permit). ...
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Unemployed spouse France Schengen visa application – proof of funds

I am an Indian national, settled in the UK on Indefinite Leave to Remain. I'm employed in the UK and reside here. My wife, an Indian national, has also joined me recently in the UK on a visa for a "...
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Can you pay the B1/B2 visa fee for someone else?

For the wife's US B1/B2 visa, can the husband pay the visa fee from his account?
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Can my spouse with EEA Family Permit (UK) travel visa-free to France (my country of citizenship)?

I am a French national residing in the U.K. with my non-EU husband. He is here on an EEA Family Permit, and will apply for the residency card when it expires (but U.K. website even says the residency ...
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Visa application issues for non-EU spouse to join EU husband [closed]

I am a British citizen living in Spain. My wife is a non-EU citizen from Afghanistan. Spain doesn't have an embassy in Afghanistan, so all visa applications are processed through the French Embassy. ...
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Do we need to take our marriage certificate to show to a hotel in New Delhi?

My wife and I are planning to go to India in a little over a week. We have a booking at The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa New Delhi. I have been reading about issues with New Delhi hotels giving rooms ...
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Can non-EU wife (Leave to Remain Visa) queue with British citizen at LHR? [duplicate]

My wife is Mexican whilst I am British. We recently married and she has a Spousal/Partner Visa (Leave to Remain) I presumed that when returning from a holiday to Mexico, my wife would have to queue ...
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Do we need a Schengen visa?

I get confused with all this. I am Norwegian living in the UK with my wife who has a UK resident card and a Phillipine passport. We plan to go to Spain for a holiday. Does she need a visa? we will ...
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Taking wife on Standard Visitor visa while I am applying for a UK business visa

I am going to the UK for business meetings for one month. I have an invitation letter from our UK office and I want my wife and child to accompany my. How should I apply for their visas? All of us ...
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Schengen visa to vist Italy with my husband who is from South Africa [duplicate]

I have dual citizenship South African and Italian. My South African husband and I are planning to go to Italy in May 2017 for a visit. We have already been on a two-week visit in October 2010 but ...
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Travelling to Germany as a tourist with my spouse whilst they are on a business visa

My husband is going Germany for his sales mission in Berlin. It's his first foreign trip. I also want to travel with him but maybe the embassy will suspect me as now I'm neither studying nor doing any ...
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Can I apply for a US visit visa from Pakistan while my immigration visa CR1 is still pending?

I married a US citizen in South Africa on January 25, 2016. She then hired an immigration lawyer in the USA to apply for a CR1 Spousal Visa. In August, the lawyer submitted an I-130 form but a ...
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Does the spouse of a British citizen with an EEA residence permit need a visa to travel to the UK?

Does the spouse of British citizen with EEA permanent residence need a visa to travel to the UK?
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The Netherlands Schengen visa [closed]

I have applied to the Netherlands for a Schengen visa. My husband is a UK national and we are planning a two-week visit to the Netherlands. I attached copies of my marriage certificate, my husband's ...
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UK Spouse visa or enter as a visitor?

I am a British citizen and my partner is an American. We have only taken part in a religious ceremony and have the certificate. She has just finished visiting me for 4 months. On a previous visit, she ...
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Schengen visa to travel with my British husband, after having been refused entry at port in the UK

I (32) was a visitor from Uganda to the Schengen (Netherlands) on a one-month visitor's visa. My husband (39) is originally Ugandan but has British nationality (been a citizen in the UK for over 20 ...
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Can my wife being Indian National, go out of transit area for some hours without a visa in Schengen Airport?

I'm from México, my wife is from India. We are flying from New Delhi to Brussels and, on a separately-purchased ticket, we are flying to México 16 hours later. Due to difficulty in receiving clear ...
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I am married to a UK citizen. What type of visa do I need to travel to the UK for tourism?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen married with my husband who is a British citizen by birth. Currently, we both live in Bangladesh and my husband works at a university. We, are planning to visit UK for about ...
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Spouse of EU citizen returning to EU with transfer within Schengen: need visa?

Consider a (so far hypothetical) situation like this: Jack is a non-French EU citizen living in France. Jin, his spouse, is a Chinese citizen. She has a French residence card (titre de séjour ...
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Non-EU visiting UK together with EU spouse and UK marriage certificate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residence_card_of_a_family_member_of_a_Union_citizen Implementation in the United Kingdom As of 6th April 2015, the non-EU family members of an EU national who ...
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EU spouse traveling to Ireland, having Swedish residency and Russian passport

If Russian citizen, has a EU spouse (traveling together) and Swedish permanent residency. Does he/she still required a visa to Ireland? Family member of EU national: If you are a non-EEA national ...
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Is it possible to apply for a UK spouse-visa (for wife) while the actual UK citizen lives outside the UK? [closed]

Not sure if this is the right site to ask this, but is it possible to apply for a UK Spouse visa (for wife) while the actual UK citizen lives outside the UK? I plan to move to the UK, but am thinking ...
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Can a spouse of a Chinese citizen somehow visit China visa-free?

I'm an EU citizen and I'm married to a Chinese woman. Currently we live in the UK, and my wife wants go back home to see her family almost every year. Each time when we travel there, I need to apply ...
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DS-160 - about other family members traveling with me [closed]

I am filling the DS160 form for a J1 VISA. I am leaving in October for the States while my wife and my children should join me in November. When being asked if "Are there other persons traveling with ...
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Who is exempt from obtaining a Schengen visa?

I am British, my husband is from El salvador. We want to visit frankfurt, madrid., crete and italy for a few days only before going to UK . Do we need any visas like a tourist visa or a schengen visa?
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Does an Indian passport holder who is a dependant of a British passport holder require a visa to go to Paris, France? [duplicate]

I have Indian passport with a dependant visa. My husband has recently received a British passport and my baby is British by birth. We are planning to go to Paris. Do I need a visa and if yes, what is ...
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Non-EU married to a British citizen. Must we travel in Schengen zone together?

I am an Egyptian man living in Egypt. My wife lives in the UK. We were planing on go on holiday to France. Is it possible for me to travel to France as an EU-Spouse without needing a Visit visa, or ...
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EU national traveling to EU home country with non EU spouse [duplicate]

I'm a Portuguese citizen, living and working with my Indian husband in UK. He has a British residence card. He has traveled visa free to other European countries with me. My question is, does he need ...
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What does the spouse of an Italian citizen need in order to stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days?

I am a US citizen w/dual Italian citizenship traveling over 6 months in Europe. I will be establishing Italy as primary stay although, my husband (USA citizen) does not have an Italian citizenship. ...