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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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Do I break the law as a foreigner in Germany if an embassy keeps my passport to stick a visa in?

An Armenian national lives in Germany and holds a permanent residence (Niederlassungserlaubnis). This is a sticker in their Armenian passport. They have applied at the UK embassy in Berlin to get a ...
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UK visa blank refusal letter without reason for refusal

I received my refusal letter today for my standard visitor visa application for the UK. However, the reason for refusal is not mentioned anywhere on the letter and it appears more of an unfilled ...
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Seven-day validity for a UK Visa? Application was for a 6-month short stay visa

Last November 2017, I applied for a visitor's visa for the UK. I indicated in my online application that I will travel in March 2018. I even paid for Priority Processing because I needed my passport ...
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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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Is it normal that there are no questions asked during UK visit visa interview & biometric at VAC Malaysia?

I attended an interview to submit my documents & biometrics at the Visa Application Center (VAC) in Malaysia to visit the UK. I was prepared to all kind of questions with my wife who plans to ...
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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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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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The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Reporting Obligations?

I am informed that a new "Act of Parliament" has a section entitled... Obligation to record information against an overseas visitor’s consistent identifier So when a patient registers for a ...
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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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Can I get a UK visitors visa after previously having been granted ILR status?

I am Ukrainian, my son and husband of 10 years are both British. In 2007 I came to the UK on spouse visa, I was granted ILR in 2009 but in 2010 we have moved to Thailand with my husband to work and ...
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UK Family Visitor Visa refused on account of having a criminal conviction, however I've never actually had one. What are my options?

I have been travelling to the UK since 1978. Together with my wife I've applied for a visitor visa as the last one was expiring on 08/07/2016. Since 2001 to 2016 I got my UK visa 7 times. There was a ...
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Return to UK after having been refused entry years ago

So I was turned around from Heathrow airport in 2012 after customs stopped me and asked me what my plans were in London. I told them I was there to Dj...they then asked me if I was making any money. ...
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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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Immigration officer allowed stay for a month, but I94 shows 6 months

My parents visited the USA from June 31 to August 24, 2017 (two months). They came back on January 23, 2018. The immigration officer at the port of entry informed them that they could stay in the USA ...
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UK.gov says do not attach “flight/hotel booking”, but then my auto-generated checklist asks me to tick whether I am attaching this document

"Visitor: supporting documents guide" section 4 outlines the document that I "should NOT send unless specifically requested". Among these documents, which should not be submitted, are flight bookings ...
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Holiday visit to UK with a C-Visit visa which I got for a business trip that never happened; meantime I left the company that backed my application

So, this September I applied for a Standard Visitor Visa in order to spend 3-4 weeks in the London office of the company where I worked, and in the application I said I would stay 3 weeks for a ...
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Will mention of a previously undisclosed relative, who will now invite me to the UK, help me to obtain a visa? [closed]

I have once stated on my UK Standard Visitor visa application that I know no one in the UK - for which I was refused the visa. However I've been connected to an old relative in the UK who intends to ...
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Can I marry in the UK while on a standard visitor visa?

I am planning to go to the UK with a standard visitor visa. I will meet my girlfriend there. If we all of a sudden decide to marry, can we? My girlfriend is Lithuanian who just works and lives ...
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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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UK Visitors and NHS Health Services

I am aware that visitors can receive emergency treatment from the National Health Service (NHS) for free. For ordinary services, the person must pay a bill, and if the total amount due is more than £...
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How can a non-EU citizen living in the UK invite their friend to visit them?

We both hold Indian passports, my friend started studying a funded doctoral program in France recently, and I have applied for my Tier 4 visa to study my self-funded MSc course in the UK. He wants ...
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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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Why do I need to report to the Spanish embassy after return to my home country?

I applied for a Schengen visa for the first time along with my family from the Spanish embassy. We were given visas successfully. However, they stamped a note only on my passport (probably because I ...
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Am I being scammed? (UK visit visa refusal)

I am from Pakistan. I applied for a 4 week UK family visit visa with my 6 year old daughter and they refused, my refusal issue is the same. I am going to quote my refusal letter: [ These objections ...
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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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UK visa refusal on credibility grounds (longer visit than originally described)

I would like to enquire about the maximum length of stay possible for an individual with a 6-month UK visit visa. Although it's mentioned in the Home Office webpage that granting a 6-month visitor ...
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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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I think either DHL or UK Visa and Immigration or TLSContact lost my passport. What do I do now?

I and my wife applied for UK Visa on July 18th from The Netherlands through an agency called TLSContact. On 4th of August, we got an email saying that the decision has been made. On 7th of August I ...
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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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How to provide sponsorship for family members who have funds of their own?

I'm a British citizen who would like to invite my widowed mother-in-law and single, employed sister-in-law to be with me and my wife on welcoming our second baby. I'm sponsoring their full travel and ...
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UK Visa Application for Self Employed

Do I fill the form all right? for general visitor visa
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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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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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What is the document might be as “Evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel” for Standard Visitor Visa?

Applying for Standard Visitor Visa from Russia while being Russian. In case I have children and wife, I apply the marriage certificate and children birth certificates with the rest of documents. Is ...
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How should I answer the questions in the “Employment and Income” section of a UK visa application?

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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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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Reason for a UK visa refusal

I have a plan to present my research at the University of Bristol between 10-16 July 2016. I am a lecturer in Government University in Thailand. My wife also applied for a Standard Visitor visa. She ...
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Visitor visa refusal for student friend

A friend of mine has been refused a UK visitor visa. He is an African student studying in Russia who wanted to visit me for a week and I was going to accommodate his stay here. The reasons for the ...
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Can US citizen apply for UK's standard visitor visa while being in UK?

The problem is very simple yet complicated as hell. My girlfriend wants to visit to me in UK, but we are very confused about the visa things. As far as we understand when she'll come to UK she'll be ...
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Applied for a UK visa as a couple, but only wife received a notification about getting her passport back. Should I be worried?

My wife and I applied for UK tourist visas. We applied together, with me sponsoring both of us. Today, she received an email from TLS contact, subject 'Application Return by Courier' saying: Your ...
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Denied entry into UK/given temporary administion - anyone entered again without a visa

Wondering if anyone has been denied entry into the UK (because of a small misunderstanding etc) but were able to enter again without having to get a visitor visa/clearance visa? Previous I held a T5 ...
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Address on UK Landing Card

In a situation wherein a visitor to the UK, with a valid visa, is staying with a friend, who happens not to be a/the sponsor of the visitor in a self-catered holiday rental apartment, how would the ...
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No option to “choose a service” on the “pay” section of gov.uk

I am applying from Saudi Arabia and as you can see in the image below, there is no option to pay by visa or cash or anything. I tried 3 different devices and 3 browsers on each but this 'glitch' ...
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Online Bank Statements for UK Visitor Visa — Is it dangerous if they are not attested?

A related question is here, but I noticed it is from over a year ago and the conditions might have changed, and my question is a bit different than that one too. Are print-outs of the bank statements ...
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Entering the UK on a visitor visa, then re-entering on a student visa

I'm an Australian student who has been accepted into the international exchange program at the University of Birmingham in the UK. I'll be there for one semester (less than six months), and as a non-...
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UK visa interview appointment for an infant is four hours later than for its parents. Can we still go together?

I have recently applied for a Standard Visitor visa for self, spouse and my 3-month-old infant. While my wife and I have time slots with a difference of 15 minutes apart, my child has got an ...
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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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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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Is a No Objection Certificate really needed when applying for a UK visa?

I am from India and I am planning to visit London to meet my friends. I am working in a private company in India. In the employment proof, they are asking for a letter from my employer on headed ...
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UK visit visa: What documents prove genuine relationship with the visitor?

In the UK immigration rules for visitor visa PART V4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS (STANDARD) it states if; Funds, maintenance and accommodation provided by a third party V 4.3 A ...