Questions tagged [standard-visitor-visas]

This is 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. This visa was created by the Immigration Act 2014 and has existed since April 2015. The 'Standard Visitor Visa' is a subset of the more generic UK 'entry clearance'.

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Australian visit Visa refusal based on visa officer mistakes

I need suggestions about that my brother visa is refused for Australia. All the reasons that are written in the rejection letter do not belong to him. For example, he is not doing business, its ...
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UK visa goes to VAC first or home directly?

I applied for a UK visa from Munich and opted for the courier service to deliver the passport to my home. I got the email on Friday (7th of June) that my UK visa application has been dispatched with ...
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Can i use PayPal account statment for a UK Visitor Visa?

I am working as an online freelancer-ebay seller-and i intend to apply for a UK visit visa as i want to visit london. All the money that i make through Ebay is transfered to my PayPal account, PayPal ...
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What are 'speed codes' used to compose UK immigration refusal notices

I read about Speed Codes on this article. UK visa refusal on V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e') When refusing a UK standard visitor the ECA's who will use 'speed codes' to compose the refusal ...
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UK Visa For Fiance

I'm on a tier 2 general visa in the UK and I would like to invite my fiance to visit me for 3 weeks. Is it advisable to invite her on a visitor visa instead of Tier 2 dependent visa ? The reason I ...
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Where can I contact the shipping department of VFS - New York scanning hub?

I applied for a UK standard visitor visa. I sent my application myself using USPS with a return shipping label from USPS inside the package. I was informed by VFS that they cannot send back my ...
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British Army Invitation to assessment center from Jamaica

I'm a Jamaican and was recently invited to the army assessment center. What type of visa should I apply for and what documents I'm going to need?......I'd also like to know the length of stay I should ...
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UK Standard Vistor Visa Clarifications - Filling form for my wife and two children

I am an Indian citizen applying for a Standard Visit visa (tourism) for my wife and 2 children (aged 15 and 9). I already have a Type-C 2 year visa. Some questions I needed clarity on for the ...
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Can I hire people in UK to work for a few days, while I myself being on Standard Visitor visa?

I am visiting UK for an exhibition where we are presenting our product. During the exhibition days (2 days), we wish to hire a local UK resident event assistant on an hourly basis for those 2 days. ...
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What will be the cost of trip for UK visa application calculated when there is a single booking for hotel and flight but cost is shared by the couple?

I’m applying for UK standard visa. I will be travelling with my husband and we are separately filling our applications. Since both of us are employed we will share the cost of the trip. Our hotel ...
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Applying for UK visa. Can I add one more application to the same envelope?

Thank you in advance for your help with this matter! I've been struggling with the VFS website for days! So I created separate applications on the website for me, my husband, and my daughter. Then I ...
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Visiting UK with family for tourism - I already have Business Visitor Visa

I have been issued a UK Business visit visa in the past and have been to UK without my family once, after that I applied again for a new Visa and got 6 Months Multiple Entry visa, I was supposed to ...
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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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Rejection of UK Visitor Visa for V 4.2 (e) WITH Sponsor - pre-application advice requested

I am a UK citizen living in Colombia and intend to return to home with my Colombian girlfriend for a month over Christmas to visit family. My girlfriend is a student and from a modest Colombian ...
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Help with UK visa from Oman

We are hoping my boyfriend can travel from Oman to the UK on a standard visitor visa. It'd be for around 2 weeks, his father would be financing it, he is studying in Oman but is originally from Egypt. ...
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Incoming debit transactions in statements

In my bank statement there are a few incoming transactions such as 800 or 1000 or 2500 apart from my monthly salary. These amounts are mine which my friends have paid back to me as I have paid for ...
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Shipping UK Visa Applications

I am an Indian Citizen applying for a UK visitor visa from the USA for myself and my family. Do I need to ship each application separately or can I send all of them together? Thanks for the help.
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Visit Visa for my mother

I am a doctor working in the NHS. I want to apply for a visitor visa for my mother. She is staying alone and manages her livelihood by the income from our agricultural land. She is not maintaining ...
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Bank statement for UK short term study visa

I'm an Egyptian medical student and I'm planning to undertake a medical elective for 6 weeks in the UK. I have a specific question regarding the bank statement that I'm going to provide in the visa ...
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UK Tourist Visa Issues limited time remaining

I am a permanent resident of the US. My family was supposed to travel to the UK for a holiday on May 13th 2019. My biometrics was scheduled for April 5th at my local application support center (Austin)...
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tracking UK visitor's visa application

How should I track my UK Visitor's visa application status from Karachi, Pakistan? It has been 8 working days already and I have not received any notification as yet. Should I call Gerry's and find ...
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How to proceed with applying for UK Standard Visitor Visa for my family if primary is applying later

Me and my family are planning on taking a vacation to the UK soon (end of June '19). Two of my children are US citizens so they do not need visas, but me, my wife, and my oldest son are all Indian ...
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Is there anything we could add or change to this cover letter for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?

Please see Standard Visitor Visa for US Citizen (I've forgotten my details!) TL;DR U.S Girlfriend refused entry to UK in Nov 2018 due to belief she'd overstay her 6 months in the UK but have made big ...
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How to explain allowance received without any document from employer?

We are reapplying for UK standard visitor visa for my sister. The refusal ground was about the proof of salary received. This time we are providing BIR 2316 Certification of Compensation Payment /Tax ...
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Sending UK visa application to New York

I filled in the online application for UK (Gibraltar, Overseas teritory) visa. I am a South African living in Falkland Islands. I did the biometrics locally in Falkland Islands and now have all ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I explain employment contract changes in UK visa application?

How do I explain my salary: my previous salary changed from basic fixed plus incentives fixed, to basic fixed plus commission unfixed (which can be higher or lower). For the first, I was paid in all ...
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UK visitor visa

I am a freelancer (makeup artist) based in Mumbai. I want to visit a friend in the UK for about a week. As a freelancer, what documents should I submit during the visa application process? Also, ...
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Change of name in visa granted?

My passport has the given name: Numaan Muneer No surname I was granted visit visa to the UK today , it states my name as Muneer Numaan, is that a problem?
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Is the UK tourist visa on a damaged Indian passport valid if I get a duplicate passport reissued?

I have applied for the UK tourist visa from Bangalore, India where VFS Global (company that provides several visa processing services like collecting documents and sending them to the UK Consulate) ...
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UK visitor application question

I was refused a UK visa last year September and I am applying again. I answered yes when I was asked if I have ever been refused a Visa to the UK but i don't understand the next question "Give more ...
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Do my parents need a visa to UK if I am French and travelling with them?

I went to the official website to check if my parents need a UK visa and things are not quite clear... I am a French citizen, neither of my parents are, but both have a 10 year residence card ...
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Applying for UK Visit Visa

I've been having a lot of trouble with applying for a uk visit visa. Background is that I'm an Indian expat, living in Qatar. Single. My parents and my sister also live in Qatar. My Dad and I have ...
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Proof of home address for UK visa

I live in a plate owned by my father but the property deed is too old and I found it's was with my father name and mother . I already sent my application so I'm a native in the country which I ...
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UK tourist visa - Home Address

1) I am renting house currently . I am renting same apartment on monthly basis hence I dont have long term signed agreement however I can share last 6 months Rental statement. It has appropriate ...
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How to help someone from Turkey obtain a 3 week tourist visa to visit the UK with a letter of invitation

I am inviting a friend from Turkey to visit me in Scotland this August/September and would like to know how to improve the chance of the visa being accepted. The main sticking point is likely to be ...
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Do I have to pay for the appointment and biometrics

After paying the visa fee, I proceeded to book an appointment and biometrics but I don't know if filled that section wrongly because I got the appointment but I have to pay for it an amount that is ...
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Standard UK visit visa - new application form - long term visit visa selection issue

Can anyone please share a printscreen of the payment option (where you choose longer term visa) for UK standard visit visa for family visit for 2 years. I filled in the form until the application ...
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UK Visit Visa Guidance - Amount to show in Bank Statement

I have been reading many questions and thought to ask a particular question regarding my plans. I have been invited by a company in UK to attend a course, they will be covering the Hotel Expense + ...
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Applying for UK Standard Visitor Visa for my daugher less than 2 years old

I am applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa for my daughter who is less than 2 years old. I am stuck at this page of the form: Previous address history You must provide the addresses that you have ...
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UKVI helpline Question

I called UKVI helpline and inquired about my application. They said its concluded and a decision has been made, and relevant department will contact you once ready for delivery. Anybody knows how much ...
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Accommodation with relatives on UK trip. Are they bearing cost of expenses?

I am applying for a standard tourist visa to the UK from India. It is a holiday trip with my wife and 2 kids. We will be staying with my cousin and his family who is a British citizen for more than 30 ...
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Applied for a UK standard visitor visa as a couple but didn't receive any confirmation email from UKVI

I and my husband have applied for standard UK visitor visa from Pakistan. But we didn't receive any confirmation email from UKVI upon submitting our bio metrics as last time I received the mail from ...
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Little Uk standard visitor Visa clarification

I'm a student and I intend to visit the UK in my spring's holidays. Do I have to write on my application form that the time when I'm willing to go on is indeed a public holiday for the whole ...
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Panama, Belize, Costa Rica or Honduras Visa from Pakistan

I'm a Pakistani national and trying to get a visa for Panama, Belize, Costa Rica or Honduras. How do I do this? Most of them don't have Visa services in Pakistan so where do we apply and what are the ...
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Does a pending application for a standard visitor visa affect an application to be registered as a British citizen, and vice versa?

If one applies for a Standard Visitor Visa and is rejected, could this have an impact on a citizenship application down the line? Or are the two considered on their individual merits? Also, is there ...