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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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Visa refused under V 4 (A-(C) how to overcome this for new application [duplicate]

I am a student in London and my mother applied for a visitor visa to come and visit me. But it was unfortunately refused. Among the reasons for the refusal which you will read in the refusal letter ...
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My cousin's UK VISA for PLAB2 was refused while mine was accepted, with similar circumstances

Firstly, thank you Stack Exchange as I received my UK Visa to sit for plab2 exams few days back. However, my cousin, who's have similar circumstances as me got her refusal letter today (see image ...
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How quickly can I withdraw funds from my bank account after being granted a UK visit visa?

3 days after applying, I received my UK standard visitor Visa a few days ago. Now I need those funds I showed, to book my flight tickets and other stuff. How quickly can I withdraw funds from my ...
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UK visa application after earlier refusal

I intended to travel to the UK for the PACES/MRCP exam back in May 2016. My visa was refused because of inadequate funds in my account and low salary. I was doing a fellowship in cardiology at that ...
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Documents for Standard Visitor Visa UK

I have read somewhere in the uk government web-page that every document that I send with my application for visa should be original and not a copy. But there is a problem because there are some ...
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Are my answers that I will give in the application going to be refused by UK visa officer?

I have planed to visit my cousin in England for 1 month and therefore I need to apply for a standard visitor visa. My cousin is a British citizen and he is sponsoring this trip for me. There are 3 ...
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How do I know if my visa application is approved

I had applied for France visa two months ago. I had been asked to provide a document after a month or so. I have not yet obtained the requested document, though, had notified the visa center. Today, I ...
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Standard visitor visa uk

I am a 16 year old boy from Albania and I would like to visit my cousin in England who is a British citizen. I have read some information on the uk goverment web page but I am a bit confused with the ...
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UK Long term standard visitor visa

This is related to the question regarding UK long term standard visitor visa. It was asked here before but the answer pointed to in the comment does not address the question. I want to know where in ...
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Change of reason for UK standard visit visa

I got a Standard Visitor visa for me and my spouse for tourism purposes in November 2018 (valid until May 2019). We did visit and return precisely on the dates stated on the application. Now I have a ...
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Standard Visitor Visa - one-entry vs. 2, 5 or 10 years

Is there a difference in how to apply for a multiple entry visa to the UK vs. for one specific entry? I’m a British citizen, applying for my 6 year old who is Bolivian. We will apply for his passport ...
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Passport Lost with Valid UK Visa - Applied for a New Visa [closed]

I was issued with a standard visitor visa (Business Visit Visa Category) which was multiple entries and was valid for 6 Months. Unfortunately, I lost my passport in London (I live in Pakistan and ...
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Return Flights and UK Standard Visitor Visa (for a minor)

I am British and travelling home to Northern Ireland with my son, who is Bolivian and has been legally adopted in country (and that adoption is accepted in the UK). I'm applying to get him a UK ...
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Bank statement requirements for UK standard visa [duplicate]

I've read multiple answers regarding this question here on stack flow but still I want some clarification on my case. I want to apply for UK standard visa next year to sit some tests. One of the ...
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41 working days no decision made yet by UKVI for visit visa

I had my biometric on the 24th of october 2018 from New york, My wife and daughter in Nigeria had theirs on 1st of November. they both got their visas on the 13th of November and have since gotten ...
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Paternal uncle as sponsor for UK plab 2 visa? [duplicate]

I guess I have a complicated case.. Well, my dad is a private lawyer and he invests the money earned rather than setting money aside in a bank. So, he has a lot of shares in primary and secondary ...
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UK Standard visitor Visa & the brexit [closed]

I'll admit that the subject that I'm trying to unveil might be a little bit shallow, but I hope that it'll make some sense nonetheless. I'll be applying next year early January for the uk standard ...
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Have you ever applied to enter or remain in Canada ? Does being in the express entry pool for Canada count as an application?

I am about to apply for a visitor Visa to Canada I am in the pool for express entry so I am not sure if that qualifies as a formal application. Has anyone in the pool said no to this question and ...
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UK visa rejected three times [duplicate]

My UK visa was rejected once in 2013 and twice in 2018. how should I apply again
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Which visa would be better: UK or EU?

I am married to British citizen who is in the UK. I am in Pakistan and have been for the last 5 years. We are separated but we are still husband and wife. I was issued a 2-year UK visa but I left the ...
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How much money should the sponsor show to be granted visa to the UK? [duplicate]

I'm hoping to apply for the UK visa, but have been holding back because I'm worried I'll get refused (I'm Sri Lankan, refusal rate is high for us!). I'm a student doing my Master's course in Russia. ...
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UK visa application: How to declare shareholding and dividend?

I am applying for a UK standard visitor visa from Pakistan. My wife is a British citizen who moved here permanently earlier this year and we both work and live here full-time. We are planning on ...
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UK Visitor Visa application employment status help [closed]

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...