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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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uk visit visa application dependent question?

i stay at parents home with them but i am INdependent financially at home as i do my job and earn income, me and my parents are applying uk visit visa and father will be paying the trip cost of ...
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Documents required for visiting Canada for an onsite job interview

I want to visit Canada for an on-site job interview in a tech company. I am currently in Bangalore, India. I already gave my resignation notice at my current job as a software engineer, and I am still ...
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Bank statement for UK short term study visa

I'm an Egyptian medical student and I'm planning to undertake a medical elective for 6 weeks in the UK. I have a specific question regarding the bank statement that I'm going to provide in the visa ...
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Maintenance funds for sponsor for UK visit visa

My parents are planning to apply for a UK visit visa next month. Although my parents are both employed , I have mentioned on their cover letter that I will be bearing all the expenses during their ...
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UK Tourist Visa Issues limited time remaining

I am a permanent resident of the US. My family was supposed to travel to the UK for a holiday on May 13th 2019. My biometrics was scheduled for April 5th at my local application support center (Austin)...
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Will my girlfriend's estimated cost of trip, which is no longer accurate, affect her SVV application to the UK?

My girlfriend has applied for a SVV to the UK and stated the total estimated cost of her trip would be 1400 USD (about 1,082 GBP) for a three-week stay. This is because flights about a week ago were $...
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UK Visa Bronze Premium Service. Can I change to service to Silver after submitting the passport? [on hold]

I submitted my passport under Bronze service for UK travel visa on April 12th for 2 years validity (NYC). I am traveling on May 5th which is less than 15 working days time limit. Is there a way to ...
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Was planning to visit family in the UK for 2 weeks; what can I do about this refusal? [duplicate]

REASONS FOR REFUSAL 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 (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/...
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UK visa procedure

I am Indian resident and applying for UK visitor visa from India. Previously, I had applied for the same type of visa at same place. During last time, I submitted all my original/copies of required ...
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Passport Received at Gerry but I haven't got any call for collection

Have any experienced delays while getting a call from Passport collection offices? I got an email from UKVI Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019 that my application has been issued, then I got a ...
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Documents for UK visa [on hold]

I’m intending to apply for a U.K. Standard Visitor visa for me and my wife . My wife works for a multi national company and I run my private business. This is our third years of marriage and we do not ...
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UK visa refused due to length of previous stay (paragraph 4.2) - what to do? [duplicate]

That was thw refusal letter i got .. been traveling to the uk since 2011 and all through my travel history have never stayed this long.. i own my company an i stayed dis long cause of marital issues.. ...
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H1B worker in United states, what documents are required “Evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel.” uk visa

I am Indian citizen, living in USA on H1B work visa. My whole family is in India, I am living alone in United States. I am applying for UK standard visitor visa short stay. What documents should I ...
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I have received the following email from UK Visas and Immigration. Please help me out! [duplicate]

I have submitted 4 applications on 5th april at VAC,Lahore, Pakistan and received this email for all 4 of us... Dear Customer, Your UK visa application has been issued. PLEASE DO NOT GO ...
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tracking UK visitor's visa application

How should I track my UK Visitor's visa application status from Karachi, Pakistan? It has been 8 working days already and I have not received any notification as yet. Should I call Gerry's and find ...
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How to proceed with applying for UK Standard Visitor Visa for my family if primary is applying later

Me and my family are planning on taking a vacation to the UK soon (end of June '19). Two of my children are US citizens so they do not need visas, but me, my wife, and my oldest son are all Indian ...
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Can I apply for a UK visit visa from a country other than my own?

I am a Pakistani currently visiting the United Arab Emirates. Can I apply for a visit visa to the UK from here? Edit: I am in the UAE on a visit visa.
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Is there anything we could add or change to this cover letter for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?

Please see Standard Visitor Visa for US Citizen (I've forgotten my details!) TL;DR U.S Girlfriend refused entry to UK in Nov 2018 due to belief she'd overstay her 6 months in the UK but have made big ...
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Why doesn't the UK ask for travel bookings for a tourist visitor visa?

I am planning to visit London for 6 days from the US. I have given my biometrics and when I was preparing to mail my documents to the UK visa processing center in the US, I used this link from the UK ...
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I was refused a visa..want to reapply soon cause have already pay for my ticket fee..and i dont want to make a mistake again [duplicate]

I was refused a visa to visit the UK today and i was planning in reapplying very soon cause i had already booked a ticket The decision they made include *i have refused your application for a visit ...
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can my 15-year-old brother leave the UK to go back to his home country without being accompanied by the stated accompanied person in his UK visa? [duplicate]

My younger brother, who is 15, is going to visit me in the UK with my dad as the adult accompanying him. But my dad is only going for two weeks and my brother will go back 2 weeks after him. They are ...
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Do I need to physically mail in my passport for UK visa?

I’m trying to apply for a UK visa and I have a few questions...my trip is for May 15th and I don’t want to spend thousands on applying for an expidited visa. Any help would be great, thx!
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UK standard visit Visa application for child travelling with parents [duplicate]

I am a Pakistani national living in Pakistan. I intend to apply for standard visit visa for UK for me, my wife and minor daughter. Can I use my login ID for filling online application forms and is ...
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Query regarding UK visa Application Dependent Details?

I am filling the UK visa form for family visit. In form they have asked about Dependant details [Does anyone rely on you for financial support? Include both those travelling with you and those who are ...
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Steps after appointment booking from USA for UK visa, vfs global registration confusion?

Hi i submitted my application for uk visit visa for myself and my wife. I booked the appointment and then it took me to a page where it asked me to download files and register with our visa ...
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Confirming biometric appointment availability before paying

How can I check biometric appointment availability in Kolkata for a UK visa before paying? I am an Indian.
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Do I need to upload the same documents for all family members on VFS Global site after UK visa submission?

I submitted applications for UK standard visitor visa for me, my wife and 2 children. The GWF numbers linking their applications to mine (the primary) are clearly mentioned in the applications. We ...
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Return to UK after having been refused entry years ago

So I was turned around from Heathrow airport in 2012 after customs stopped me and asked me what my plans were in London. I told them I was there to Dj...they then asked me if I was making any money. ...
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Visa advice for minor person wishing to enter the UK unaccompanied [duplicate]

My name is Tom and I am turning 18 in 6 months. I want to go to London in the first week of May but on my visa it's written only valid if accompanied by my mother. So my question is that if a get ...
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Query regarding UK Visa Online Application Visa Sub Type Category option is not showing?

I am filling inline application for UK visa and following issue is coming.As you can see in the picture visa sub type category is not showing. Because of it is not creating the application. Please ...
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Need to understand the refusal reasons of UK standard visit visa

I applied for UK standard visit visa (6 months) for tourism, and meeting cousin who lives there. The reasons of refusal they gave are attached in pictures. Can you explain points 1 to 5? And it would ...
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Did USCIS resume its biometric service for UK visa?

Service has been suspended since Mar 29th. It looks like all the new applicants are allowed to reserve appointment with USCIS for biometrics (see: Steps after appointment booking from USA for UK visa, ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa: how long does it take to get application acknowledgement?

My wife and I applied for a UK Standard visitor visa at the New York consulate. We sent in the documents and they have reached the mail room yesterday according to UPS. Does anyone know how long it ...
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Does applying for a UK Visitor visa from a country where I don't have a residence permit reduce my chances of getting visa?

I am a non-EU citizen, having a student residence permit from Czech Republic. At the moment I am doing an internship in Switzerland (CERN). Since the internship is less then 90 days, I can stay in ...
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Applied for a UK visa as a couple, but only wife received a notification about getting her passport back. Should I be worried?

My wife and I applied for UK tourist visas. We applied together, with me sponsoring both of us. Today, she received an email from TLS contact, subject 'Application Return by Courier' saying: Your ...
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would like a 10 year visitors visa for UK [duplicate]

my daughter and grandchildren reside in UK ( all British nationals). I would like a 10 year visa as I visit them twice a year
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Can we show stock options granted by employer as proof of funds for UK visa?

I have submitted applications for UK standard visitor visa for me, my wife and 2 children. I have bank statements to show as proof of funds and also payslips for proof of income. I have stock ...
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Can I consider pets as “evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel”?

I have applied for standard UK visitor visa's for me and my wife and children. I have elderly parents staying behind, but they do not live with me and are not dependants, nor did I list them as such ...
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How do I complete a Standard Visitor visa application form for children under 10 years?

I am from India and I am planning to travel to UK on a tourist visa with my wife and two children of age 7 years and 1 year. I have filled the application form for myself and my wife. My wife and I ...
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Long Term UK visit visa for my wife/myself and justification?

i am in US on F1 visa and i am employed full time. I am applying for UK visit visa for 2 years and i am applying for 6 months for my wife. I have studied and lived in UK in my past and i have good ...
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Can I travel to the UK unaccompanied on an accompanied visa, if I have my mother's passport and letter giving permission? [duplicate]

My visa says 'Only valid if accom by' my mother's name and passport number. I am not in the same country as my mother so I cannot travel with her but she can send me her passport and written letter, ...
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visitor visa required documents

I am Indian citizen, currently pursuing my masters from the University of Terame, Italy. I want to visit my brother in the UK. He is working there for the last 4 years. He is sponsoring me for my ...
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UK Standard visitor visa type for Tourism or Family?

I am planning to travel with my wife from India to meet her sister in the UK. Her sister is a British citizen and lives in Scotland. We are planning to visit London for few days and then visit the ...
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Check biometrics appointment availability before paying for UK visa application in USA

Is there a way for me to check a biometrics appointment availability before paying for a UK visa application in the USA? I have applied for a Schengen visa and depending on the approval/rejection of ...
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6 months visitors' visa validity…as the dates on the visa, or from the date of entry into the UK? [duplicate]

Our relatives in the Philippines have just been given their visitors' visas for coming to the UK, but the starting date is given (on the visas) as 27th March, rather than 29th April as given by them ...
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Accommodation with relatives on UK trip. Are they bearing cost of expenses?

I am applying for a standard tourist visa to the UK from India. It is a holiday trip with my wife and 2 kids. We will be staying with my cousin and his family who is a British citizen for more than 30 ...
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Uk refusal for today, what should i do? [duplicate]

What can i do now? It was denied because of my account overflow and now we fix it and re-applied this is what i got.
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UK standard visitor visa employment letter

I am a Chinese citizen who plans to apply for a UK standard visitor visa in China to attend a conference in the UK in July 2019. I just finished my first job contract, which is at a U.S. university, ...
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UK refusal on my family visa [duplicate]

I applied for my family to visit the UK and they were refused because she stated in the form she is going for 10 days and she didnt provide her account so no prove of her daily circumstances and also ...
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UK visa refusal For PLAB 2 [duplicate]

I had applied for a visit visa (business) to appear for my PLAB 2 exam on 21 June 2019. I had to attend practice classes from an academy in Manchester for which I had attached the invitation letter; ...