Questions tagged [standard-visitor-visas]

This is 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. This visa was created by the Immigration Act 2014 and has existed since April 2015. The 'Standard Visitor Visa' is a subset of the more generic UK 'entry clearance'.

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Can I use the E-gates at UK airport with new citizenship, having had a previous visa refusal on a prior citizenship?

I'm a recently naturalised Australian citizen. I'm looking to travel to the UK with my wife for a holiday. My wife is an Irish citizen and Australian as well. 6 years ago I applied for an EEA family ...
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Sponsoring wife but not applying with her

We are Indian citizens, can I sponson my wife and children for uk visit visa as I am not applying with them. Or transfer money to her account and apply.
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Visiting visa for Nigeria

I am retired, age 73, I want to visit a friend in Nigeria. What alternative letter for NOC will I present since I don't work or school?
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Visiting UK with Germany residence permit [duplicate]

Do I need a visa to visit UK as a tourist if I live in Germany with temporary residence permit (Blue Card)? I'm a non-EU citizen.
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Am I likely to get a UK visitor visa? [duplicate]

I am a university student currently in my second year, and I wish to visit my partner, a UK national living outside of the uk in a separate country from my own. He's completely capable of sponsoring ...
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How do I indicate "visiting a family friend" in the UK Standard Visitor Visa application?

When applying as a minor for the UK Standard Visitor Visa, there is a question about "Private addresses in the UK" and the relationship with the person living at the private address. We are ...
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Can a child with accompanied visa travel back to home country with mother

My child visited me & my husband in the UK with accompanied visa. The adults accompanied was his grandparents. While returning to home country, instead of his grandparents(adults mentionedin his ...
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UK travel document for business owner

I'm applying for the UK standard visitor visa for the first time with my wife and kid to travel to the UK in the summer. I'm self-employed in India and own a business to prove the business and income ...
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Parents name different on passport UK visa

I'm in the UK on a dependent visa for the past 4 years and my parents are applying for their first UK visitor visa, I'm going to sponsor their application but there are discrepancies in my father's ...
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Can I use my spouses bank statement for UK tourist visa? My spouse is included on the application and will be traveling with me [duplicate]

We use one account that belongs to my spouse to carry out most transactions. Like rent and groceries and direct deposit. I am applying for a UK tourist visa from the US and would like to know if I can ...
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Housewife UK Visit Visa Finance Questions

I am applying for UK visit visa for my mother, which is a housewife with no income and no savings. My mother is living with my father, who is covering all her day-to-day expenses and will also be ...
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Is my 10 year multi-entry visit visa (to the UK) ending 2026 still valid if my Tier 4 visa expired in 2021?

I applied for a long-term visit visa to UK in 2016. I got the visa for 10 years, ending 2026. Subsequently, I got admitted to the University of Manchester for Master's in 2019. My Tier 4 student visa ...
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Can I mail my old passport with my US Visa for UK Visitor Visa?

My old expired passport has my US visa in it, which is still valid. I have a new passport that I intend to use when I travel to the UK. Since I am applying for UK Visa from the US, I need to submit ...
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Applying for wife's UK visitor visa after the trip is postponed

I was granted UK standard visitor visa to travel in January 2022 to visit my son valid from February-August. However, due to my younger daughter who is in school in India got sick in February and I ...
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Parents name change UK standard visitor visa

I'm in the UK on an FLR-M visa, and I'm planning to invite and sponsor my parents from India on a visitor visa, My parents have changed their names recently(last 2 years). They have made their ...
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UK Standard Visit Visa - "What is the total amount of money you spend each month?" [closed]

I am applying for a Standard UK Visit Visa and during filling in the application form I came across the question in the title but am not sure what this question refers to since it's not very clear. ...
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Dependent wife with no marriage certificate: UK visa

I'm applying for a visit visa to the UK for my wife and me, my wife is dependent on me so we will apply for 1 set of salary documents that is mine as I pay for everything in our household. The problem ...
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Wife applying for UK visa after husband got the decision?

I've applied for a UK standard visitor(priority) visa this week to visit my daughter who has ILR. I might get the decision in the next few days, but now my daughter wants her mum(my wife) to join me ...
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Housewife UK standard visa

I and my wife are planning to invite my wife's parents this summer, my mother-in-law is a housewife and never had a job, and no bank account as she is completely dependent on my father-in-law ...
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Name change UK visitor visa application

I'm filling out the form for a standard visitor visa for the UK, they have a question Are you now or have you ever been known by another name? I have changed my name years ago and all my documents ...
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Notary for translated documents UK standard visitor visa

I'm applying for a standard visitor visa application for a family member. They have a property in India and the original title deed is in the regional language, They have got it translated into ...
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Travelling to UK as visitor without minor son

I'm filling application for my parents to visit the UK on a standard visitor visa, they will be leaving my younger brother(15) home due to his school. He will be looked after by my aunt who lives next ...
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UK visa refusal, what are other documents can I provide to demonstrate whereabouts of family members?

I need help clarifying what other documents I can attach with my application to "demonstrate the whereabouts of any family members living in Pakistan"? I am confused: Should those documents ...
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Unemployed mother standard visitor visa UK

I'm gathering documents for my mother's UK standard visitor visa application. My mother is a housewife. She lives with my father and is fully dependent on my father for day-to-day expenses. My father ...
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Different names of parents in passport Proof of relationship UK visa

I am planning to apply for a standard visitor visa for my father, the problem is the name of my father in my passport and the name in his passport are different. We used to have a different surname ...
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When does UK visa ban start?

A friend was denied UK visitor visa in May 2012 as ECO could not link the cash in account to her company. In October 2012, she re-applied adding evidence like payslip and tax clearance which ECO found ...
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Duplicate documents if 2 people are travelling UK standard visitor visa? [duplicate]

I'm applying for a UK standard visitor visa along with my wife who is a home maker and financially dependent on me for day to day expenses, should i upload my set of documents in with her application ...
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Less than 6 months bank statement in UK visitor visa?

I've read many posts on TSE explaining the importance of bank statements and why they are necessary but has anyone applied for a UK standard visitor visa with only 3-5 months of perfect cash flow ...
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When can you upload documents until in UK visitor visa

I will be applying for UK standard visitor visa for my parents and will be uploading all the documents to VFS portal myself. I was wondering when can you upload documents until ? Is it before you ...
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Can I include bank statements from middle of month in UK visitor visa application?

I'll be applying for UK standard visitor visa in the next few months, I'm going to upload online bank statements with it. My question is does the online bank statements have to start on the 1st date ...
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What Income tax return document do you provide during UK standard visitor visa

What Income tax return documents should I add during UK standard visitor visa application? INDIAN INCOME TAX RETURN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT- ITR 4 or FORM-4 SUGAM - INDIAN INCOME TAX RETURN? Can anyone who ...
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Proof of origin of funds in business Account

I'm going to apply for a standard visitor visa for my parents. It will be completely sponsored by me, my dad is self-employed and has a sole proprietorship firm. To show their financial situation We ...
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Cash based Income UK standard visitor visa [duplicate]

I'm going to be applying for a UK standard visitor visa in the next few months to visit my daughter in the UK. Although my visa is going to be completely sponsored by my daughter, I'm told I need to ...
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UK standard visitor visa for parents -socio economic ties & financial ties

I'm planning to invite my parents to the UK, I'm going to sponsor their entire trip. My father is a self-employed business owner and my mother is a housewife, but to show their socio-economic & ...
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UK standard visitor visa for mother - rental income

I'm applying for my parent's UK standard visitor visa, my dad is self-employed and my mother is now a housewife. I'm planning to show my mother's income from rent in her application. She owns a ...
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TLScontact Travel Document returned by courier

I've applied to gov.uk website for standard visitor visa for 6 month to UK. I've provided my biometrics on tlscontact website(location - Helsinki). I've paid additinal 100 euro to keep my passport ...
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I am Indian citizen. Visiting Geneva under Tourist Visa. Can I apply for tourist visa from Geneva to visit UK [duplicate]

I am holding an Indian Passport and citizen of India. I am visiting Geneva as a tourist. Can I apply from Geneva for a tourist visa to visit UK? Or should I have to return to India from Geneva and ...
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DS-160 application form

Would you please provide information regarding occupation while filling DS-160. May I show two sources of income? One is full time and second as freelancer?
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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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I am applying for a UK Visitor Visa. Can I plan to give birth in an NHS hospital (paying for it), or must I deliver in a fully private hospital?

I have been with my British citizen partner for 5 years, we successfully obtained a UK Visitor Visa in 2020 to meet his family, we are now applying for another UK Visitor Visa, to spend 5.5 months ...
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Should I attach a document to prove my relationship with my sponsor (cousin)? [duplicate]

I would like to apply for a UK visit visa and I need some help with my application; Firstly I would like to know if it´s important to attach a proof of relationship with my sponsor (which in my case ...
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What docs do I need from my relative in UK to show that I am staying at his home? [duplicate]

I am planning to visit my cousin in UK this Christmas and I am applying for a visit visa. I need your help regarding this question: Is anyone paying towards the cost of your visit? My cousin has ...
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UK Visitor Visa - dependent related question

I'm planning to apply for UK Visitor visa. I'm living with my mother, my younger brother (student: he is doing his graduation), my wife and two kids. I'm finanical supporting all members. My married ...
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I'm applying for UK Visit visa. Should I be worried about my bank statement that has a big deposit if its from myself? [duplicate]

I'm applying for a UK Visit Visa. I've been reading online here and have read a lot about fund parking. When I looked at my 6 months bank statement, I realized that I have a big deposit that's around ...
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The name of parents in my passport do not match the names in their passport. What is the process for visitor visa to travel to Sweden (Schengen)?

I am from India and currently working and staying in Sweden with a permanent residence permit. Due to clerical mistakes and mistakes in translating the names from local language to English, the names ...
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Should I mention I own a car in my visa cover letter? Should I include monthly car payments in my monthly spending?

I want to submit my UK visa application this week. In October I paid about 20% of the car's price and November 1st was the first car installment payment. I don't think I will include this 20% payment ...
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What should I answer in "Do you have other incomes or savings? [duplicate]

I am an employee with regular salary in UAE and I'm applying for UK standard visit visa, I don't have other incomes but I have savings that I have saved using my salary so should I choose savings?
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In UK visit visa, what should I answer in Do you have a valid national identity card?

I'm a perminant resident of UAE. My nationality is Jordanian. Im confused as to how I should answer this question because my Jordan ID card is expired however I do have a valid UAE ID card "...
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UK Visitor Visa for Girlfriend

Is it a good idea to state future intentions, be upright honest? stating along the lines of... She plans to visit and then return to Vietnam. We do intend to marry on the next visit (on a separate ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa using spouse's bank statement

I am going to apply for a Schengen tourist visa. Is that possible for a husband to use his wife's bank account as we travel together?
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