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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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Refusal of a UK Standard Visitor Visa (no economic ties) [duplicate]

I have applied for my mother to visit me and my children in the UK for six months and the application has been refused. The decision I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am ...
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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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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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Where can one apply for a UK visa in a proper embassy?

In Helsinki, UK visa applications involve a visit to what appears to be a temp agency. The UK has a perfectly nice Helsinki embassy, so this isn't an issue of remote location. I had assumed that ...
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UK Standard Visitor visa for wife and 3-year-old daughter [closed]

I am resident of India but in UK since 2nd January 2016 on a Tier 2 Intra-company Transfer (ICT) short-term visa (six months) valid till 2nd July 2016. I am planning to bring my wife and daughter on a ...
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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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Is it possible to obtain a Schengen visa and a UK visa together?

I am from India. I have planned to visit my friends in the UK. From there we have planned to visit Switzerland and Germany. Is it possible for me to take both visas together in India?
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Travel to Ireland on a Standard Visitor Visa for business meeting/conference [duplicate]

Can I travel to Ireland on a UK Standard Visitor visa on Indian passport for the purpose of attending a conference?
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Do I need to declare friends and family in UK when applying for a Standard Visitor visa?

I am about to apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa on an Indian passport. I have sufficient funds as shown by bank statements and am a full-time employed permanent resident of Canada. The application ...
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As an Albanian studying in Italy, how can I apply for a tourist visa for the UK to visit my friends? [duplicate]

I'm an Albanian citizen pursuing a PhD in Italy where I have a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno). How can I apply for a tourist visa for the UK to visit my friends?
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US citizen travelling to the UK with an immigration hiccup in the past

I am a US citizen currently living in France with a long-term researcher visa. In the next year, I need to visit the UK for the following purposes: A week-long meeting / informal training with ...
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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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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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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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Is additional documentation required for an application for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I would like to visit my friend in the UK for two weeks' holiday in March. I am employed, have an online business and a 3-year-old baby for whom I am the primary carer. I also own land in Kenya. This ...
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Which sub-type should I choose for a Standard Visitor visa and when will it expire?

In February, I am about to give a lecture in UK. Right after that lecture, I will leave UK. Six months later, I will attend my friend's wedding in London in July. I was suggested to apply to the ...
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Does the UK visa system discriminate against Muslims? [closed]

Four people having valid documents for an MRCP examination were refused on different grounds and for us these grounds are not enough justifiable. Can you tell me, is there any policy change about ...
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Can I travel to the UK later than the start date of my visa?

I'm an Indian with an Indian passport, planning to apply for a Standard Visitor visa to UK. Once I have my visitor's visa approved, can I make my travel plans anytime within that approved time frame? ...
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What should be the visa type for an under 18 going to a conference in the UK?

I am 17 years old and I have an invitation from a university regarding a conference. Usually, for a conference, a business visa is appropriate but when I clicked that it said this visa is for adults ...
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How to show evidence of money being transferred from another account? [duplicate]

I am a Doctor from Bangladesh. I have passed PLAB 1 and going to apply for PLAB 2 visa which falls under the category of Standard Visitor visa. I am really worried because, as currently I am ...
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When to visit both the Schengen area and the UK, which visa should be obtained first?

I am from India. My wife has traveled to UK for a year for work. I am planning to go to UK in May 2016 and will be staying for three months. We want to visit multiple Schengen countries i.e. France, ...
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With a UK 6-months visa, can I leave and re-enter before that? [duplicate]

I am Argentine, was travelling through Europe for three months and obtained a visa to come to UK for six months: NWT 26164 Leave to enter for/until 6 months. No work or recourse to public funds. ...
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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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Would it be risky to reapply for a Standard Visitor visa after a refusal (V4.2(a-e) etc)?

We are a family of three - myself, husband and kid and had planned a six day trip to London for the year-end vacations. We had booked our air tickets and hotel reservations were done as well (I know ...
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Is there a cooling off period before a further UK Standard Visitor visa can be requested? [duplicate]

My sister is from India and is currently in the UK on a visitor visa expiring in February. We will be moving homes next year and so far have not found any good childcare at our new location. We need a ...
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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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What are the UK tourist visa requirements for an Algerian citizen on an Irish work visa? [duplicate]

When an Algerian citizen in Ireland on an Irish work visa wishes to visit the UK, say by air, on holiday, must he apply for a UK visa?
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Funding requirements when applying for a PLAB visa after a previous UK Standard Visitor visa rejection [duplicate]

I applied for a UK Standard Visitor visa a couple of months ago and was refused because I did not submit bank statements from the sponsor who had provided me with funds as pocket money/gift. Now, I ...
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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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For an onsite interview I want to reapply for a Standard Visitor visa after a refusal (V4.2 (a)(c))

Today I received a refusal letter for a business visitor visa. I was supposed to be in London on 6th November for an onsite interview with a major IT corporation there, they funded my trip including ...
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Standard Visitor visa refused (V4.2) for the second time

I reapplied for a Standard Visitor visa to UK and the second attempt was refused, too. I don't object to a refusal but it should be consistent and correlated with the first refusal. The first ...
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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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Stamped on entry but not on exit, does Immigration think I am still in UK?

I am from India but I stay in Spain. I have a 2-year Standard Visitor visa to UK. I can travel to UK six months in one year. Recently I went to London for the first time. While entering, Immigration ...
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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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Possibility of refusal of a Standard Visitor visa due to deception

I've been rejected for a UK visa twice and decided to apply for a third time. Case can be checked at UK visit visa refused twice: first for funds parking, then for questionable purpose of travel. ...
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Need visa for brother to travel with me to UK

I am an Indian doctor working in the Gulf. I have applied for a visa to attend a post graduate exam. My employer has provided me with a letter for the UK Consulate for assistance with providing a visa,...
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Standard Visitor visa validity

I have a tourist visa to UK from July 26, 2015 to January 26, 2016. How do they count the months I'm going to stay in UK - from the time I arrived in UK or I will be allowed only the months stated in ...
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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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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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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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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 future consequences are possible from a Standard Visitor visa refusal? [duplicate]

Well, I was supposed to visit UK on 20th-22nd July this year to participate in a competition / conference as an undergraduate student from Bangladesh. I submitted my application on 18th June but it ...
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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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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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What “Reason for refusal” to give in visa form when reapplying for a Standard Visitor visa?

I have been denied entry to the UK and am now preparing an application form to reapply for a Standard Visitor visa. There is a section where I need to declare the reason for why I was refused entry to ...
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How long until I can reapply after refusal of a UK Standard Visitor visa? [duplicate]

I am a Peruvian permanently resident in Australia. I have lived in Sydney for 27 years and want to travel to the UK to visit some friends. I applied online but my application was refused. I put a ...
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UK visa for three days for Bangaldeshi citizen travelling from Brussels [closed]

I am a Bangladeshi national and have a visa for Belgium. Now I want to visit UK for a week. I have friends there but I don't want their help. How I can have UK visa in this case, for example ...
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Chance of getting UK Standard Visitor visa without booking flights for application?

Can anyone let me know if they have experience of someone who has applied for a UK Standard Visitor visa and had EVERYTHING in their application except flight bookings? Refused or accepted - anything ...