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Questions tagged [standard-visitor-visas]

The single consolidated UK visa type that covers all aspects where a person comes to the UK for tourism, visiting family/friends, job interviews, business trips, some forms of academic research, some forms of volunteer work, and group travel. It is uniformly multiple entry.

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What to carry in terms of documents on airport for visitors to UK as visa was issued after complaint and visiting purpose changed? [duplicate]

What should visitors carry in terms of the documents when entering UK after being approved for a visitor visa. The visa was approved after a complaint was issued. Initially the visa application was ...
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UK Visitor Visa application employment status help

I am an Indian citizen planning to visit the UK along with my father as a tourist in February 2019. We would like to go sightseeing and visit various historic sites around the UK. This is the first ...
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Using a UK standard visitor visa for Filipino wife and son before spouse visa [duplicate]

My husband is British, currently working in Malaysia, and I am a Filipina; we have a 5-month-old son. Our visa is about to expire here in Malaysia, so now we are planning to move to the UK for good, ...
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As for UK Standard Visitor Visa application, does it matter my job title?

I am planning to visit to the UK as a visiting researcher or a standard visitor as an academic. I got approved by my employer for my research in the UK and I got an invitation from a UK institute, ...
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Re-entering USA after short trip to Canada after visa expired

My J-1 visa will expire on the 14th of December 2018 and I am aware of the 30 day grace period however, I was planning to go to Canada for 4 days to visit my family friends for Christmas (during the ...
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Can I apply for long term UK visitor visa for my parents after a 6 month visitor visa approval?

I have received valuable advice from Travel Stack Exchange. My mother got a 6-month visitor visa valid from Dec 2013. Now my parents received a 6-month visitor visa in 2018. My mother stayed 8 weeks ...
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Why do US immigration agents stamp visitors for six months if they don’t want you to stay six months?

We have numerous stories here in travel.se and elsewhere of people who have entered the US on vacation and were given six months validity on their B1/B2 or ESTA status. They might have originally ...
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Reapplying for UK visitors visa

I applied for UK visitors Visa (Family visit visa) from China, however, I am a Pak National. I was refused as it was stated that I had less funds to support myself for the visit in my bank statement. ...
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UK visa refused: what do they mean by ties to my country? [duplicate]

Note the reason for refusal was not financial; I'm confused as to what they mean by ties despite my employment status.
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Which passport should I show for my son traveling to UK? American or British? [duplicate]

I am American, my husband is Brotish, and my 3 month old son has both british and american passports. I will be traveling with him to visit my husband in the UK for 4 months with no Visa, and then ...
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How should I visit the U.K. after a voluntary departure? [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen. My family was on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa in the UK. Our visa renewal was rejected multiple times, thus my sister and I opted for voluntary departure to return to Canada ...
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UK Tourist Visa Refused twice [duplicate]

So I applied in January for UK visit visa and it was refused on the bases of First refusal- 4.2(a),(c) and (e) of appendix v immigration rules for visitors * not sufficient strong social, economic ...
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How to expedite UK Visitor visa application? [duplicate]

My application for General Visit (6 months or less) visa was delivered on Nov 19th 2018 to New York center, and I have an international travel coming up on Dec 14th. Wondering if I can expedite my ...
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Would i get accepted for my case for visitors visa? [duplicate]

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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UK visitor visa issues because of previous transgression [duplicate]

Between 1999 - 2005, I lived in Nigeria but travelled in and out of the UK numerous times. In 2006 (I was 21 years old), I overstayed my visa by a month and left voluntarily (was not deported or ...
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After a UK visitor visa is refused, does it mean you can never go to the UK? [duplicate]

If someone was refused a UK visitor visa, does that mean they cannot visit the UK at all? If so, for how long?
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When parents apply for UK visas, can one be approved and one refused?

For people who apply together for a UK visitor visa as parents, or parents and one child, can it be the case that one visa gets approved and the other rejected? Or is it a required that all should be ...
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UK Immigration Officer stamped wrong and invalid date on Standard Visitor Visa

My friend, an Indian citizen and a resident of France, entered the UK via Calais on a new UK Standard Visitor Visa issued earlier in this month. The officer stamped the date as '32 NOV 2018' on his ...
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When I enter the UK on a work visa, can my mother go with me on a visitor visa?

I have submitted my application for a Tier 2 ICT employer sponsored visa. While this is in process, can I start the standard visitor visa application for my mother who would be traveling with me and ...
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How to apply for UK visa for my family [duplicate]

I have been traveled to UK for the past 8 years without going with my family, I just renewed my 5 years visa and I want to apply for my wife and my kids please how much balance should be in my ...
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Can an Indian citizen holding a valid USA visa apply for Taiwan visitor e-visa?

I'm traveling from US to Japan via Taipei. Have a 10 hour layover in Taipei and planning to exit the airport and visit few places. I hold Indian passport (valid for 2 more years) and valid US visa (...
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Does travel to African countries have a negative impact on Schengen & UK visa applications? [closed]

I travelled to West Africa in 2014. Now I would like to visit European countries (UK and Belgium) to attend conferences. Are passport stamps from African countries a problem while applying for those ...
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Non EU travelling with minor EU children to UK

I'm a non EU citizen (South African) married to a EU citizen (Portuguese). We have a 5 year old and a 1 year old that both have EU passports. I would like to visit family in the UK, but will be ...
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Do bank statements in French need to be translated for a UK visa application? [duplicate]

I hope my concern will make a sense here. I am a Congolese student in South Africa. I am planning to visit the UK for my holidays. My father (a company owner since before 2013) in Congo is ...
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proportional family visit about my income? [duplicate]

Hello dear reader sir or madam I would like to visit my brother in Birmingham Uk My salary is less than £ 500 a month my brother wants to help me buy the plane ticket to go back and he lodges me for a ...
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How long does it take to get a passport returned during re-evaluation of UK application?

I know the timing of return of a passport is about 20 working days for a standard visitor visa application. I am unable to see on any forum an example of the timing of return of passport after a ...
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Was my UK visit visa refused?

I am Ghanaian I applied for a UK visitor visa and, today, I received my passport without a UK visa in it. No letter was attached to the passport, either. What should I do?
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Does a drug charge preclude you from entering the UK?

I was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine in 2015. I never had a trial as I left the country before then. My question is: assuming all other factors are acceptable (e.g. ...
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Can you travel one day before a visa becomes valid, and leave three weeks after it expires?

My mum's visa is valid on the 23rd November and she will be leaving Fiji on the 22nd November and arrive UK on the 23rd November. 1) Is she allowed to travel from Fiji on the 22nd since the visa is ...
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What are the chances of getting a UK visa? [duplicate]

My husband applied for a UK visa twice. In 2015, he was refused based on the fact that his income was was below £100/month. He applied again in 2017, to be sponsored by the father; again he was ...
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Complaint Against Visit Visa Refusal

We were refused a visit visa last month of 6 month. We complained against the decision through MP and some email adresses. We were asked to submit 3 more documents. Today we were asked to resubmit ...
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Emergency Care Clarification for Visitor in UK

There are a few questions here about emergency care for visitors in the UK accessing the NHS. None addressed my question. From the NHS website: Unplanned treatment on a temporary visit to England ...
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New application for UK visitor visa after previous refusal

I was previously refused a UK visit visa for reasons in the attached pic. The sponsor for that visa was my sister’s British partner. At the time of my first visa application, in late 2016, my sister ...
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Can joint bank account statement be used in appying for UK tourist visa? [duplicate]

I am a government employee (elementary school principal, at that). I don't have my own personal bank account; my husband, who is a businessman, does. We are planning to open a joint account this month....
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Will a refused Schengen entry affect application for a UK EEA family permit?

I want to apply for the EEA family permit in order to travel to the UK with my husband, an EEA national (Spanish); I am a Ghanaian (non EEA). In 2010, I applied for a Schengen visa (Belgium). I ...
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My Marriage visitor visa is rejected. Is it wise to apply again but for the tourist visitor visa instead?

Me and my girlfriend are both non-EU. She is a student in the UK with her studies completing at the end of this year and I am a full time employee at a top company in Germany with a German Permanent ...
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what should an invitation letter from UK look like ? , how to approve it legally?

I'm new to the community, my friend moved to the UK, Leicester city, I want to visit her, as I asked before if I can convince the council that my circumstances in my home country is good the ...
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Can I get a visitor visa invitation from a non UK student living in the UK?

I'm new to the community. My friend moved to Leicester, UK, for 1 and a half years in order to continue her masters degree in a well known university. I want to visit her, but taking a standard ...
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Explaining large sum transfer not consistent with monthly earnings [duplicate]

I am applying for a standard visitors UK visa this week. I have a good monthly income and stable employment. I had my brother in-law transfer a sum of money through my bank account to my mother (...
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Can I apply for an EEA Family Permit from within the UK?

I will join my future husband (Spanish) in the UK, entering on a Standard Visitor visa. (I am Chilean). Two months after joining him in the UK, we intend to get married in Spain, and return to the UK....
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What UK visa does a Pakistani citizen with a US Green Card need?

I am a US Green Card holder and a Pakistani citizen. I am planning to go Pakistan via the UK, staying for 5-6 days to visit my cousins. Which visa do I need and what is the process?
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Long term visitor visa (2 years) for company director without previous “performance” [closed]

The director of our company wants to apply for a long term business visa to attend client meetings and negotiations. What are the chances he will be granted a 2 year long-term visitor visa if this is ...
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How do I explain employment contract changes in UK visa application?

How do I explain my salary: my previous salary changed from basic fixed plus incentives fixed, to basic fixed plus commission unfixed (which can be higher or lower). For the first, I was paid in all ...
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My sister's UK visitor visa was refused [duplicate]

REASONS FOR REFUSAL NRA v 1.0 You have applied for a visa to visit the UK. In deciding whether you meet the requirements of Appendix V: of the Immigration Rules for visitors, I have considered: ...
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UK Visitor Visa - Bank statement lodgements [duplicate]

I am applying for UK Visitor visa and requesting your help on bank statement. I am applying form Ireland and have regular income from my employment. Recently I have recieved a tax refund from revenue ...
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UK visa refusal for my wife to accompany me on my business trip [duplicate]

I am travelling to the UK in the 3rd week of November on a business visit and intend to stay for more 10 days, along with my wife, when my business is over. I have my visa, but my wife's visa was ...
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UK standard visitor VISA as a family [duplicate]

I am currently a 20 year old college student in the Philippines who is on leave from my studies to take a rest. I am fully dependent on my parents and currently resides with them. We will be ...
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Complaint procedure for visit visa to UK 6 month [duplicate]

Can the sponsor or applicant make a complaint for the decision of visit visa to UK for 6 months ? What is the procedure or link to do that ?
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Uk visa individual merits

What does it mean "Any future UK visa applications you make will be considered on their individual merits"?
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About uk visa refusal

My visa application to visit my father in the uk has been refused because i said that i will stay in the uk for 60 days while i'm a student in my country,they said that i didn't provide any document ...