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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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What documents should I include in UK visitor visa application?

I'm from Morocco and planning to apply to visit my British husband in the UK. Do I need more support documents in addition to these: 6 months of bank statements, 6 months of pay slips, letter from my ...
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Can a UK Standard Visitor travel without the main applicant

My mother is dependent on my father and her application is linked to my father's. After my parents have got their visa, will my mother be able to travel alone. I intend to have my mother in the UK for ...
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What can I (US citizen) do to help friend (Ukraine citizen) obtain a United States B-2 visitor visa?

On a recent trip to Ukraine, I met a friend who I would like to have come to the US for a visit. It is my understanding, however, that visas to visitors from Ukraine are often denied. This friend of ...
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Can I enter the UK the night before my visa start date?

I have been granted a UK visitor visa which I applied for in Dubai. My visa application states 24th June, but my visa start date states 25th June. I have my graduation ceremony to attend on 25th June ...
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Will I be able to re enter canada even though I was there 2 months ago on a visa (IEC)?

I'm an Australian that has worked in Canada before and my visa(IEC) has expired(March 2018) and I am not able to renew. Which is fine, but my problem is that I want to return to vacation in July 2018 (...
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How long can I remain in the UK on a visit or short term study visa? [duplicate]

So I am from Saudi Arabia. I have a multi-entry visit visa for 5 years. I came to the UK on 9 August 2017 for 2 weeks. Exited to France and then returned home. I came back in September and stayed ...
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Can I apply for a new long-term visit visa to the UK before my current visa expires?

My current visa expires in August 2018 and I want to travel from July to September 2018 due to a family event. I have been travelling frequently to the UK and have never overstayed.
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UK visit visa refusal today [duplicate]

I am quite confused. I have just been refused a visit UK visa for not showing ties to my home country. Please see attached. I just want to add that: - I have lived in the UK since January 2012, and I ...
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Do you have savings, properties or other income, for example from stocks and shares?

I am preparing to apply for standard visitor visa for a visit to the UK for 5 days for myself and my wife. I am working in a Government Organization for last 8 years and my wife is a housewife and ...
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Accommodation at relative's during standard visit visa in UK

I am planning with my wife and 2 toddlers for UK standard visit visa from Saudi Arabia, although I'm from Pakistan. I have two sisters living in the UK. Both of their husbands are UK nationals. Is it ...
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How can my brother pass the B1/B2 visa interview if he is single and has been unemployed for years?

How can my brother pass the B1/B2 visa interview if he is single and has been unemployed for years? Are there any steps he can take to prove his strong ties at our home country and pass the interview ...
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Traveling to Ireland [duplicate]

I have some plan to travel to Ireland. I have currently working in Netherland. I am non-eu citizen but have Netherland identity card and was wondering if I need to apply for visa to visit Ireland for ...
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Can I get married in UK on a visit visa? [duplicate]

I'm a professional soccer player, living in Turkey currently. I want to visit my girlfriend in Great Britain; she's a British citizen. Can I get married to her while in the UK on a visit visa? Of ...
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Need guidance on UK visitor visa application questions

I am helping my mother-in-law with her visitor visa application for the UK. This is the new online application process (not the old visa4uk website base). In the section about income & ...
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Can I get a 6-month UK tourist visa if I'm unemployed?

I am from India. My husband is going to the UK to work for 5 months. So I want to go with him as a tourist, but I'm unemployed and don't maintain a proper bank balance to travel. But I can manage all ...
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Bank balance in my account

I am planing to obtain a visit visa for the UK, my parents sponsoring for my trip, and my friend, who is in London, will bear my expenses during my short stay. Do I still have to show a big amount in ...
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UK visa refusal under Appendix V Section 3.6 [duplicate]

Because my company didn't verify information in a call they received, it resulted in my visa being refused. It was a mistake made by the company employee. He was new and couldn't respond properly to ...
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About UK Visitor Visa [duplicate]

I am from India and studying for a master's in France. I am working as an intern in France on a programming language and I got an invitation letter from a UK university for an international conference....
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Bank statement UK visitor visa

ECO concerned with opening balance of bank statement ? My statement of account is consistent and there is no funds Parking . Can he refuse application by simply stating how you got money ? My monthly ...
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Visitor visa refused. Could a family visa be accepted?

My girlfriend lives in Tbilisi, Georgia, studying as a medical student. Her mother lives in India, and I am studying in the UK. Her mother and she are planning to come to the UK on May 4th. My ...
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Can I visit my British husband in the UK on a tourist visa for 6 months before applying for the spouse visa? [duplicate]

My understanding is that a requirement of the spouse visa is that the British citizen needs to show at least 6 months worth of payslips to prove income above £18,600. I am a US citizen currently ...
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Financial circumstances for retired parents applying for UK visitor visa

I am going to start the visitor visa application process for my in-laws in India. My father-in-law has been to the UK once in 2014. My mother-in-law has been to the UK twice - once in 2014 and second ...
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Can the financial details on the UK visitor visa application be different from the previous applications?

I am going to start the visitor visa application process for my in-laws in India. My father-in-law has been to the UK once in 2014. My mother-in-law has been to the UK twice - once in 2014 and second ...
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UK visa refused under V 4.2 a c [duplicate]

I was exhibiting in a health sector expo and trade fair in Great Britain along with my father and my father already had a visa. My company have given me the funds and these are in my account. The ...
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UK standard visitor visa application for plab/ british spouse [duplicate]

I'm a doctor from Pakistan. My husband is a British citizen and we have a one-year-old daughter, whose passport we have just applied for. My husband is unemployed, so we do not meet the income ...
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UK visitor visa in between PhD and postdoc (student/unemployed)

I just finished my PhD and will be starting a postdoc in the US in September. I will be visiting the UK for 2 months for a research visit. My entire trip is covered by the professor, but while filling ...
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Payslip for UK Visitor Visa Sponsor [duplicate]

My brother-in-law is sponsoring my trip. However, the company he is working at is not issuing any payslip. Will the Verification of Employment Letter and Bank Statements be enough to prove his ...
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Visa-free entry to the UK refused due to frequent visit and overstay! Help with visitor visa [closed]

Please excuse my poor English. I'm Malaysian, 24 years old. I was refused entry in the UK on March 23, 2018 due to frequent and successive visits to the UK in 2017. The entry clearance officer ...
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Can a relative not based in the U.K. sponsor me for U.K. visitor visa?

I intend to visit the U.k. for tourism this summer. Is it possible that my brother (who is not based in the U.K. nor does he have indefinite leave to stay or British citizenship nor does he live in ...
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UK visa application acknowledgement Email [duplicate]

I recently applied for a UK standard visitor visa. At the VFS application center, all my documents were scanned and then handed back to me. It is the first time that I encountered this. After leaving ...
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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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Adverse immigration history in the UK

I had lived in the UK for the last five years on work visas. But I was unsuccessful on my renewal of my last visa application. I did not have an extension to stay in the country as my visa expired ...
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Minimum length of employment

Is there any minimum length of employment for a UK visitor visa application? Would it be risky to apply for the visa just after getting a job even if I have a satisfactory bank account?
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National identity card

I am an Indian national residing in the USA as a permanent resident (Green Card holder). I am applying for a standard visitor visa to travel to the UK. There is a question about a national identity ...
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UK visitor visa: sponsors and itinerary on visa application

I've been reading this forum and trying to learn as much as I can from other questions. But I still feel like I need to post my questions here. Hopefully, my explanation and questions are clear enough ...
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Unofficial tenancy contract UK visa

I am renting a flat directly from the landlord, however this practice is pretty common where I live. The contract I have is non stamped. Is it okay to include an unofficial tenancy contract in a UK ...
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How many bank statements are required for a UK visa?

I am applying for a UK visa. Can I show 5 months worth of bank statements for the UK visa, or is 6 months a requirement, as its not mentioned on their website? There are no appointment dates showing ...
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Having trouble booking an appointment on Visa4uk (dates greyed out)

I have submitted my application for a UK visa and have made the payment online through visa4uk.fco.gov.uk. There are no appointment dates showing in April. I have booked my appointment but have to ...
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Parents applying together for UK visit visa [duplicate]

My parents are both permanent residents of USA and are applying for their first UK visit visa to come and see me (their daughter, EU citizen). My father is in full-time employment with a reputable ...
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C visit visa issue

My C visit visa was approved. In my application I have highlighted that I will travel to the UK to perform assembly of automatic warehouse, which a UK company has bought from an Italian company. On ...
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Standard UK visitor visa - which sub-type?

I have a query about the standard visitor visa. My Colombian boyfriend needs a UK visitor visa to come to England so we can be together to have our baby in July.(I'm British). We're currently ...
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UKVI made a mistake on my entry clearance decision [closed]

The UKVI decision making centre in Istanbul made a mistake on my entry clearance, and my fiance and I ended up getting a refusal letter. At the back of the refusal letter, it's written that I don't ...
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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 documents should I submit after refusal of a visit visa?

I am an overseas foreign worker in HK from the Philippines. I applied for a visitor visa and my employer is funding the trip. I have not submitted payslips, only my contract which states the salary ...
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uk visit visa but i got refused under rule V4.2 of Appendix V: Immigration Rules for Visitors [duplicate]

Please see me refusal letter and right me guide for the next time, how could and what type of proofs i provide for next time because i have only parents in pakistan and im single not married and have ...
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Does receiving visa quickly indicate good standing with UKVI?

After having had only 1 short term standard visitor visa, we (me, my wife and our son) applied for a 2-year one. Processing time for our center is currently being displayed as follows: We did not ...
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UK standard visitor visa for family visit

A mother (applicant) is looking to come to the UK to visit her own mother (British), siblings (2 brothers, 4 sisters - all British), and two daughters (not British, on spouse visas). Her father is ...
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UK standard visitor visa refused: income in cash

Recently my mother applied for a UK standard visitor visa from India, which was refused. Her circumstances are: My mother owns land, which is cultivated, so we mentioned her as self-employed (...
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UK visa extension

I have a six-month UK visitor visa in my passport and the visa is going to expire on April 26, 2018. I have not used the visa to enter the UK yet and due to personal reasons, I will not be visiting ...
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How to use a newly purchased house as a proof of accommodation in the UK if my name is not on the deed yet?

My parents are planning to visit us in the UK and we are in the process of getting all the documentation for the visa application. However I need a bit of advice regarding the accommodation proof that ...