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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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My application was refused due to 'lack of evidence of funds', are there hidden requirements for UK visa applications?

This post originates from a discussion at What future consequences are possible from a Standard Visitor visa refusal? [duplicate]. I applied for a UK Standard Visitor visa for attending a competition,...
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What can I do to lift a 10 year ban for making a mistake in my UK visa application?

I am a Nigerian citizen. In 2007 I was twice denied a visa to the UK. Recently I was filling out an application for another UK visitor visa and by mistake I answered no to the question whether I had ...
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Must a husband and wife make separate online applications for a UK Standard Visitor visa, and so attend separate appointments for biometrics?

My wife and I are both applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa. Do we need to fill the visa application form at visa4uk separately? That would mean we will have to go for biometric appointments ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa: How to mail multiple applications when applying as a family

I am a permanent resident of USA. I am making a trip to India but planning a stop-over in London,UK for a week. For this stop-over , I am applying for a standard visitor visa. My biometric appointment ...
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UK visa blank refusal letter without reason for refusal

I received my refusal letter today for my standard visitor visa application for the UK. However, the reason for refusal is not mentioned anywhere on the letter and it appears more of an unfilled ...
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Which Standard Visitor visa should I apply for? [duplicate]

My husband is in UK on a 3-month Business visa. Now I want to apply for a visa to visit him for 7-10 days. What visa should I apply for? I don't have a marriage certificate but do have an affidavit ...
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Do I break the law as a foreigner in Germany if an embassy keeps my passport to stick a visa in?

An Armenian national lives in Germany and holds a permanent residence (Niederlassungserlaubnis). This is a sticker in their Armenian passport. They have applied at the UK embassy in Berlin to get a ...
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Standard Visitor visa refusal (Deception, V3.6(b)) and procedure for reapplying

My mother acquired a criminal record in UK in 2010 when she was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and charged £85. This time while applying the on-line applications for her, I accidentally ...
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UK visa refusal on credibility grounds (longer visit than originally described)

I would like to enquire about the maximum length of stay possible for an individual with a 6-month UK visit visa. Although it's mentioned in the Home Office webpage that granting a 6-month visitor ...
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How to apply for a UK standard visitor visa as a family?

I am an Indian citizen residing in the United States. My wife and I are planning to travel to the UK for a week. We plan to apply for the UK standard visitor visa from the US. I was filling out the ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa, reapply after two previous refusals?

I am an expat living in Saudi Arabia, I'm planning to visit the UK as a tourist from the 1st Nov to 10th Nov 2016. I would like some help to know what should I do to get the visa? I only want to ...
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Do we need to create separate accounts for our children to apply for a UK visit visa?

My wife, three kids and I want to apply for UK visitor visas. Do we need to create five different accounts for the online applications or can we all apply from the same account?
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Can I marry in the UK while on a standard visitor visa?

I am planning to go to the UK with a standard visitor visa. I will meet my girlfriend there. If we all of a sudden decide to marry, can we? My girlfriend is Lithuanian who just works and lives ...
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UK Standard Visitor visa refusal: what went wrong?

My husband was to travel to attend my graduation ceremony in UK after many pleas from me. He is a productively busy businessman with a successful growing company and part time job. The visa ...
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How should I answer the questions in the “Employment and Income” section of a UK visa application?

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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I was refused a UK visa because of my visit history

I plan to attach my 2014 and 2015 annual leave letters to prove I was on leave, and a letter from my sales manager who was in charge of the business during my vacation. I intend to explain all my ...
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UK Standard Visitor visa application to sit for PLAB 1 without savings or job

I am a medical doctor in Pakistan. I have been on a career break to allow myself to study full time for the IELTS exam (from which I recently got the required band score) and PLAB 1. I have now ...
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Allocation of shares of expenditure to dependants on Standard Visitor visa applications

My family is applying for Standard Visitor visas. They are going together as a family, however each person has to fill out the form. In the income/expenditure section of the form should they divide ...
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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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UK Standard Visitor visa refused (V3.6(b), deception on prior convictions, 10 year ban), can I reapply immediately?

I'm a US permanent resident (30+ years) and applied for a UK visitor visa. There was a question concerning whether I had ever been "convicted" of a crime. I plead guilty to a crime in 1997 (white ...
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UK visa type to attend conference and training in London

I'd like to visit London for a week to attend a conference (2-3 days) and a short 3-day non-recreational training course. (1) What is the correct type of visa (and subtype) for activities listed ...
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Is it a problem if a UK visa was issued but not used?

Last year, my wife and I were issused 6-month visieor visas for the UK. She did not travel with me and, therefore, didn't use her visa. I am currently applying for a visitor visa for my daughter and ...
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Am I being scammed? (UK visit visa refusal)

I am from Pakistan. I applied for a 4 week UK family visit visa with my 6 year old daughter and they refused, my refusal issue is the same. I am going to quote my refusal letter: [ These objections ...
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I am a minor with a UK Accompanied visa. Will I be allowed to travel without my parent, who is already in the UK?

I am supposed to be traveling to the UK tomorrow, but my visa is an accompanied visa by my mom. My mom is already in the UK (she had to leave early). Will I be allowed in the airport to enter if my ...
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Incorrectly answered 'No' to “Any previous visa refusals…” on a UK Standard Visitor visa application. How can I fix my mistake?

I'm from Lebanon and I've been working in Saudi Arabia for nine years. In 2012, I put the money that I collected from my job as a teacher in my father's Lebanese account since I didn't have one in ...
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What is the document might be as “Evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel” for Standard Visitor Visa?

Applying for Standard Visitor Visa from Russia while being Russian. In case I have children and wife, I apply the marriage certificate and children birth certificates with the rest of documents. Is ...
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Income and expenditure for a married couple visit to the UK

Both my husband and I have decided to visit our son in London for a few weeks in the summer. I'm in full time employment as a teacher while my husband has just retired but still receives monthly ...
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Failure to sign one page of declaration in printed UK visa application

I just submitted my visa application for the UK (6 months, general visitor). I only signed and dated on page 2 (declaration). I just figured out that it has a second declaration page (usually page 10) ...
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Are there any documents one needs to provide at the UK Border? (Standard Visitor)

I'm from the Philippines, and 've been granted a (visitor) visa to UK. I will stay there for a month. My relative, who lives there, will sponsor my travel expenses and accommodation. Are there any ...
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Can a husband and wife combine their UK Standard Visitor visa applications?

We applied for UK Standard Visitor visas as two separate applications. After completing our biometrics do we need to send the applications with supporting documents as two separate postal mails for ...
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What do the financial questions for a Standard Visitor visa application really mean?

Can someone please help differentiate the following application questions and what they really mean? What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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After a refusal (V4.2(a)(c)) proving I have sufficient funds when applying for a UK Standard visit visa

I applied for a standard visitor visa to the UK for seven days. I earn £278/month and have been working at the same organization for more than a year. I have saved up enough funds for the trip and I ...
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Can a US Citizen work whilst travelling in UK? [closed]

I know that a US citizen could potentially remain in the UK for up to 6 months on travel. However, I'm also sure that this wouldn't allow them to work while here. If someone were to be visiting the UK ...
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UK Visitors and NHS Health Services

I am aware that visitors can receive emergency treatment from the National Health Service (NHS) for free. For ordinary services, the person must pay a bill, and if the total amount due is more than £...
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Denied entry into UK/given temporary administion - anyone entered again without a visa

Wondering if anyone has been denied entry into the UK (because of a small misunderstanding etc) but were able to enter again without having to get a visitor visa/clearance visa? Previous I held a T5 ...
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Is it worth reapplying UK Visitor visa (self employed)?

I have applied for UK visitor visa and got refused with the below 2 reasons: I am a self-employed Legal document writer (similar to Property Solicitor) applied from India along with 2 dependants - my ...
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What financial documents are required for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am applying for a Standard Visitor visa to attend my graduation ceremony in the UK. I have the invitation letter from the university and my father is sponsoring the visit. Apart from bank ...
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Does an American volunteer through 'HelpX' or 'WorkAway' need a UK visa?

Does a retired American who wants to volunteer through HelpX or WorkAway in the UK need a volunteer visa? All I can find are student visas.
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What should we do about a UK Standard Visitor visa refusal (V4.2(a,c))?

Today, my mother's UK visit application got rejected. We live in Pakistan, and here, mostly, the property is owned by the males. Therefore, in our case, my mom does not have any property in her name. ...
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How to get a 10 Year UK Tourist Visa?

I would like to apply for a 10-year UK tourist visa. Current visa status: H-1B (US Work visa). UK visa history: Been granted three separatesix-month tourist visas in the last eight years (2008, 2012, ...
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UK visit visa: What documents prove genuine relationship with the visitor?

In the UK immigration rules for visitor visa PART V4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS (STANDARD) it states if; Funds, maintenance and accommodation provided by a third party V 4.3 A ...
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UK Standard visitor visa received but a few documents submitted are missing. How to get them back?

I have submitted the original offer letter of my employment along with the letters as supporting documents for a UK standard visitor visa from India. I have done it through VFS global. I received the ...
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Applied for Family Visit but refused under V4.2(a) and (c)

This is the 3rd time I submit my application. My husband is a British citizen and I am only 7th passed so I am not able to clear IELTS exam for settlement. This time I just want to visit London and ...
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Standard Visitor visa application in The Philippines submitted with error

I just submitted my UK Standard Visitor visa application and I inadvertently answered the question Did your travel outside your country of residence? with "NO", which should be "YES" as I have plenty ...
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For UK, is the allowed maximum of 180 days in one year or per stay?

I have a long term (2-year) type C business visa to the UK. From the website and other resources, it says that: If you can prove you need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period, you can ...
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UK Standard Visitor visa refusal. Should I reapply?

I applied for a UK Standard Visitor visa early for my seven day trip from April 26th to May 3rd 2017. I applied four months in advance (on 23rd of December 2016) and received the result after four ...
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Accompanying friend for a Canada visa?

We want to visit Canada on a short-term visitor visa for tourism. We are a family of 4 but we have a family friend traveling with us. While applying for the visa online and filling the questionnaire, ...
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What to show as proof of accommodation when applying for a UK visitor visa?

I am applying for UK Visa and for the accommodation I have confirmed the reservation of a hotel through bookings.com. I also received an email regarding the same, under PAY AT THE HOTEL option. I ...
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UK student visitor refused, what to do next? [closed]

I am 21, Vietnamese and have been accepted for the 26-week-long General English course in St Giles International, Brighton, UK. I have applied to the UK Visas and Immigration office in Vietnam. I have ...
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Additional needed documents for UK trip if someone will shoulder all expenses

Someone (a relative) from the UK (already a naturalized British Citizen) will be financing my trip, as well as taking care of my accommodation. What are the documents I need to submit aside from bank ...