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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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How do I apply for a visa for my elder sister to care for me after my surgery? [duplicate]

I am having abdomen surgery in September and I would need my sister to take care of me as my husband is working full time and will not be able to take too many days off. My sister has her own house ...
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UK visit visa extension before entering the UK

My parents have a UK visit visa, which expires on November 11, 2018. They have never entered the UK. Is it possible to extend the visa under such circumstances?
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Is a transit visa required to pass through Bangkok Airport?

I have a flight from Bangalore, India to Manila, Philippines via Bangkok. It’s with the same airline (Thai Airways) but I will have to spend 10 hours in the airport at Bangkok for the connecting ...
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Can I invite a friend to visit me in the UK?

How long I need to live and work in the UK to be able to send an invitation to my friend from Algeria to visit me? Do I need any qualifications to send an invitation? Right now, I have only been in ...
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UK family visit visa refused because I have more family in the UK than in my home country [duplicate]

I applied for a UK visit visa with my mother to visit my sisters and other family relatives and to attend a cousin's wedding. My application was refused as you can see in the refusal letter. Can ...
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Online bank statement for a UK visit visa

I'm applying for a UK visit visa. I have an account in a UK bank. Should this bank statement be stamped by the bank? And is it accepted as an online paper? Because it takes time to deliver to my ...
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Do all members of my family need separate UK visit visa applications?

My mother made an application for a UK visit visa. We are four siblings and we all are travelling with her. Is it necessary to make separate application for all of us, or is only one enough? My mother ...
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Entering the UK as a visitor (then leaving) before the start date of a Tier 4 visa

I've seen some similar posts regarding entering the UK as a visitor then re-entering, but I haven't seen any ones from recent and thought I'd ask since I'm in a situation like it now. I am a US ...
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Is UK visa required for US citizen with an old felony conviction? [duplicate]

Does a US citizen/passport holder traveling with me to the UK for an 11-day vacation need a visa? He has a non-violent felony conviction from 25 years ago. He did do jail time.
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Visitor visa refusal. What are the chances of reapplying? [duplicate]

I hope someone can shed some light on this. My brother in law applied for a visitor visa along with his wife and daughter as dependents (separate applications). However, my brother-in-law's visa ...
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How can I improve my UK visitor visa application after one time refusal? [duplicate]

I have recently been refused a general visitor visa to the UK to travel there for 15 days and am planning to reapply soon, if possible. By the way, I am from Vietnam. In my application I stated that: ...
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Getting a UK visitor visa for my girlfriend

As the title states, I'm looking to get a visitor visa for my girlfriend for our trip in August. I know it's late, but the trip wasn't planned very well. Regardless, I'm planning on paying for the ...
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PLAB 2 visit visa refusal with refugee status

I have been refused a UK visit visa to take the PLAB 2 exam for the third time and it's so frustrating. Let me briefly explain my case for better understanding. I'm an Afghan refugee residing in ...
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“Who invited you to the UK?” on visa application to attend academic conference [closed]

For a student attending an academic conference, these guidelines specify that a standard visitor visa for business must be applied for. However, the visa application includes a question "Who invited ...
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UK Visa application from the US

My wife and I are applying for UK Visitor visa from the US. I have two questions. The ASC appointment date we got is 3 weeks from now; can we do an early Walk In? Going through forums, I see USCIS ...
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UKVI ECO made a mistake on my visa decision

The UKVI ECO made a mistake while converting my salary to GBP and ended up using the wrong conversion to judge my visa application and I was denied base on that error caused by the ECO who handled my ...
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UK standard visit visa refused under V4.2 a) and c) & V4.3 a) and c) [duplicate]

I need help understanding what they ask of me. This is my second refusal in a month. Let me give you the background story to the whole process. Last April 2017, after visiting Thailand with my then ...
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When applying for a UK visa, how do I explain the US parole stamp on my passport?

In 2014, I worked on a cruise under a C1D visa, which was valid for 5 years. However, I resigned early from the cruise line, which made me have a parole stamp on my passport saying "DT Removed Under ...
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Can an F-1 visa holder apply for a Schengen visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I come from China. I am currently studying in the USA to pursue a bachelor's degree on an F-1 visa. I will have short-term study abroad in the UCL this August. Can I apply for a Schengen visa in the ...
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UK Visitor visa refused, despite lots of evidence [duplicate]

I have done some searching on this forum and found some really good advice. I am attaching a copy of the letter and my thoughts on it. Here's hoping that someone could interpret this visa refusal ...
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UK visit visa. Travelling together, one applicant uses priority service. What are the effects?

My family and I applied for a visit visa to travel to the UK together. Because of his job, my dad used the priority service and the rest of us used the standard one. Is there any chance our ...
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UK visitor visa; misinterpreted friends and family in the UK question [closed]

I have attended my appointment so this might be too late to ask but people may have the same question as mine. So i will be visiting the UK with my family for a holiday and visiting my UK boyfriend. ...
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refused visitor visa how can we prove he is genuine and will return home [duplicate]

My fiance applied for a UK visitor visa in December and was refused on paragraph 4.2 (a) and (c). We want to reapply, but how can we prove his circumstances have changed and that he is a genuine ...
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Changing UK visa appointment date [closed]

I am applying for a UK standard visitor visa from Egypt through TLScontact Cairo Visa Application Centre. I booked my appointment for 28 June 2018. I have some personal circumstances that will ...
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UK Visitor Visa - Financial Dependents

My brother-in-law and my sister are planning to visit the UK for a holiday. They both are full-time employees and on their day-to-day work my sister doesn't depend on my brother-in-law financially. ...
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With a two-year visitor visa for the UK, how soon can I re-enter after a visit?

I am an Indian citizen and I have a two-year visitor visa to be with my son, who is a UK citizen. I visited the UK on January 1st, 2018 and will leave on June 30th, 2018. When can I enter the UK again ...
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How to explain the source of funds transfered to my bank account for a UK visa? [duplicate]

I am a student intending to apply for a 6-month visitor visa. I have monthly savings of about £200 for the last 6 months, which I mentioned in the application, and it's reflected on my bank account. I ...
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Original Permesso di Soggiorno for UK visit visa?

I know this question has been asked a million times with a million variations. But I never read anything regarding my query. I am applying for a UK visit visa from Italy. I am an Indian national, so ...
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UK standard visitor visa online form [duplicate]

Do you have savings, properties or other income, for example from stocks and shares? Should I put my payroll account balance here from work (which is also my savings)? All of my money is in payroll ...
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Can I still visit the UK if my UAE work visa expires shortly after I enter?

My UAE work visa is about to expire on September 30 of this year, but my UK tourist visa is still valid until November. Can I still travel to the UK in September?
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Visiting UK shortly before Tier 2 application

I'm planning on (or rather, my employer is planning on) making a Tier 2 application for me to work in the UK. They already have the certificate of sponsorship and all that's left is for me to show up ...
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How to send the UK visa application in the USA?

Which courrier to use? Do I have to use this VFS Global for the return shipping label, or for both delivery and return? VFS Global costs $70 for the round trip and I'd like to avoid that if possible. ...
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Reapplying for UK Visit visa [duplicate]

My husband and his mother opened a joined account and his mother transferred huge amount from her personal account into that joined account. This happened in April and my husband with me and our ...
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Student applying UK tourist visa [duplicate]

I am a Indian citizen on student visa in Germany and want to visit the UK for 2 day. What documents and translation will be needed for tourist visa?? Edit Can you please tell me what documents I ...
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We applied for the UK visit visa as a family but each member got an appointment on different days. Can we all attend at the time of one member?

We applied for UK standard visit visa as a family. Each member filled a separate form and we all made payments. Our dad, who will be the primary in this case, made the payment first. The problem is ...
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Applied for a UK 6-month tourist visa [closed]

I applied for a UK tourist standard visa before 14 working days and I'm 26 years old. I have submitted almost 1 year of bank statements, with a closing balance of 1.8 million IDR. I have showed the ...
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Applying for a UK visa outside the Schengen country that issued my visa

I have a student visa issued by France as well as a residency permit. I need a visit visa to travel to the UK. Due to my location it would be much easier to apply at the Geneva embassy as it is only ...
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Can I have a same sex marriage to my partner who is overseas? [duplicate]

I hope to seek some advice on marrying my partner who is from South Africa. We have been together 2 years and she has visited me twice in the UK where I am born and lived my whole life. Am I allowed ...
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I didn't read any requirements and was refused visa under Appendix V [duplicate]

My dad was going for a surgery on his shoulder this month and he invited me over to assist him for awhile. I have a 3-year-old child, so I applied for the both of us and we were refused a visa. I ...
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Will I have difficulty getting a UK tourist visa to visit my boyfriend?

I have a boyfriend in the UK. He is a British citizen. We've been together for a year, but we haven't met yet. Since he is still depending on his father, and his father won't let him go to Asian ...
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Visitor visa to England for students in Schengen area

I am from Iran and I am going to study in Germany in a few months. My boyfriend (Iranian) is also going to start his studies in U.K. I am wondering if it is possible for both of us (or even one of us) ...
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Applying for UK visitor visa after 3 refusals. Does this case fall under complicated category requiring a lawyer?

My mum's sister is a British citizen. Mum visited her in 2001 and stayed for 3 months, then visited again with me this time in 2007 for 2 months. She was given a visa without any trouble both times. ...
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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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Can I get a UK long-term Standard Visitor visa for a duration longer than the expiry of my passport?

I'm a non-EU citizen looking to get a visa to visit my family in the UK. I was previously issued a 6-month visitor visa which has since expired and it seems more cost-effective to go for a 2-year visa ...
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UK visit visa refusal due to misunderstanding

UK visa (visit) application was rejected due to a mistake. Officials read the bank statement wrong. There is 300,000+ INR in the account in form of RD, which is normally shown in the statement as MOD ...
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Standard tourist visa bank statements for couples

My wife and I have a biometric scheduled for a UK visitor visa later this month. At this moment, I have an important question about the bank statements that I need to send with my application. Because ...
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Family Visitor Visa - General query

I am a Tier 2 General Primary Applicant , My in laws visited UK yesterday in Family Visitor Visa with the validity of 180 days, In the heathrow airport the border force immigration officers have asked ...
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Evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel for Standard visiting visa [duplicate]

I am from Indian. My parents are staying in India but I am working in China. I need to apply for UK Visa from China. Do I need to submit any documents as a support for "evidence of family members ...
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My UK visit visa has been refused twice. Can I re-apply as the refusal was unsatisfactory? [duplicate]

The first refusal (green) was my mistake, as I thought I could show my credit card as well and the employment leave of absence was missing. The second refusal (black), they think that I have unknown ...
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UK visa expiry date and the date of leaving the UK

I have a UK tourist visa which expires on July 23rd. Can I leave the UK on July 23rd or should it be before this date? Also, I will be traveling by July 18th. Would it be a problem to travel at the ...