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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Schengen visa on transit [duplicate]

I'm based in the UK, have a Indian citizenship. I need to travel to Armenia on April 3 and return back to UK on April 6. There are no non-stop flights as far as I can tell - I need to transit via ...
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Can one apply for a UK Visit Visa and France Schengen visa together / in parallel?

I am from India (with no UK or Schengen visa), visiting London and Paris. Entering London first, staying there for 2 weeks. From London, taking the Eurostar to Paris, staying there for a week and then ...
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Why are they helping to pay for your visit?

How do I respond to this question when my sister is sponsoring my UK visit? Why are they helping to pay for your visit?
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Indian - Applying for wife (dependent on me) - Visit visa for UK

I was applying for a UK standard visit visa and was filling up the application form for my wife. She is a housewife with no source of income. After filling the application form, at the end the ...
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Indian - Applying for UK Visit visa (6 months) - Self, housewife and son

In May 2024, we are planning (family of 3: me, wife and son, 10 years old) are planning to go on a trip to London and Paris. We will enter London, stay for 2 weeks, from there take the Eurostar train ...
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Standard UK visa rejected due to misinterpretation

My UK visitor visa was rejected due to misinterpretation from their side. I have 2 bank accounts, one where I receive monthly salary, other from which I transact. I attached both statements - one for ...
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Transitioning from Visitor to Spousal Visa in Canada for a PhD Student's Spouse [migrated]

Travel Stack Exchange Community, I am a PhD student currently studying at the University of British Columbia in Canada under a study permit. I am seeking advice regarding visa processes for my wife. ...
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UK Visitor visa: Can parents depart country of origin a day before the validity date?

My mum and dad applied for a UK standard visitor visa (tourism) and received the approval today. They have been given a multiple-entry visa for 6 months. Their entry clearance vignette shows a ...
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UK Travel History Record

I left the UK 9 years ago, not sure about the exact dates. How can I see my travel history? On SAR they mentioned 5 years of data is kept. I would like to know if UK visa officers have access to past ...
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What documents are needed to justify the funds transferred in bulk indicated in my bank statement, to be submitted for UK visitor visa application?

I am a student currently pursuing my studies in Belgium. My home country is different from where I currently study. I wish to visit my friend in the UK this upcoming spring break and I am planning to ...
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UK tourist visa sponsorship

We would like to invite my cousin to visit us in England, we will only provide her accommodation and her mother will be her sponsor. Do we still need to provide our bank statements and payslips ...
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UK visit visa for Nigerian

I am a Nigerian who has been invited to the UK for assessment by the British Army. I would like to know how I could prove I have funds, as I haven't put funds into my account but I have 2 sponsors (1 ...
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Filipino Green Card holders visit to the UK

We are Filipino Green Card holders. Do we need a visa to enter the UK? We're planning to stay 7 days in the UK. We're going to meet my son's biological father. He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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Can a child who arrived on an accompanied UK tourist visa stay in the UK without the parent who was issued the visa?

My wife and son (both Thai citizens) are in the UK on a tourist visa (we haven’t sorted the permanent residency things yet). My son’s visa is accompanied with my wife. Can she leave the UK while my ...
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UK Standard Visitor visa

I am an Indian citizen and studying in Canada. I am applying for a UK standard visitor visa from Canada. In the question which asks the details of my last ten years' travel history, I chose that I ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa Questions

I'm applying for a direct airside UK transit visa and these are my questions: I run an online shop please how do I answer the question What is your job? Please how do I answer this question since I'...
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UK visit visa application concerns and ties to home country: complex situation

I returned to pursue a bachelor's degree through distance learning from the UK. It took me 5 years because of the pandemic and political instability. Now, I graduated and I plan to travel to the UK ...
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Canada visa application, married couple sending together passports in the US to NY center

My wife and I applied for a Canadian tourist visa overseas (Algeria). We are currently in the US visiting our daughter in Texas, and we received a letter from the IRCC informing us to send our ...
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My parents UK visitor visa is refused for inconsistent transaction

I am a UK permanent resident and I am sponsoring my parents visa and it was refused twice. This refusal says that their account statement doesn't match with the income. My father is a farmer in India ...
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Can I travel to the UK as a dependent, after a 10-year ban? [closed]

I want to know if I can be granted a visa as a dependent after my 10-year ban has elapsed.
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Is loan repayment a red flag for visit visa even if I provide evidence of funds for the trip?

I'm going to apply for PLAB-2 visit visa with 3 months statement of my salary account. I took a loan 6 months ago for Business purpose and monthly repayment is deducted from my account.The Business is ...
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UK tourist visa 4.2 (a) and (c) [duplicate]

I am getting married in 20 days and my fiancé wanted to holiday in the UK after our wedding. His mother is sponsoring the trip as a gift. I applied along with him and the travel agent asked me to ...
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Initial balance (Visit Visa) [duplicate]

My visa application has been refused 3 times..The first refusal was about cash deposit, spnosor family ties evidence and plan of stay...Second refusal was about cash deposit...The third refusal about ...
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Colombian visa to the UK

My girlfriend is coming from Colombia to stay with me for 2 months, and we don't know the exact date she will go back within those 2 months. The question is, do I need to buy her return ticket, or is ...
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Which countries should I include in my travel history for UK Standard Visitor visa?

Context: I am an Indian national living in the Netherlands. I will be applying for a UK Standard Visa from Amsterdam. So, everything else in the main form is clear but the travel history part is ...
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Do I still need a Land valuation document for Visa proceedings in this Regard?

Is deed of Gift OKAY for a visa application to Canada, to show Ties to Nigeria , or Do i still need Show added property Valuation documents. This Question is subject to My visa application for Canada, ...
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UK Visa - 3 month in advance

I want to apply for a UK visa, to visit a friend. I have to apply 3 months in advance but the visa could be granted sooner. Does this mean that the visa will be dated sooner than the 3-month ...
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UK visitor visa: I have not received the courier UPS label yet. How can I get the label? Applying from the US

I have paid for two way courier service with VFS but have not received the label yet. When will it be generated ? I have bio metric appointment in a week. Will I get it after the biometric appointment ...
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Applying for UK visitor visa from Germany as an international student

I'm applying for a friend's visitor visa from Germany. Is it okay if she has have 4 months left on her student visa while applying for uk tourist visa? It has not been stated explicitly if they need a ...
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UK Visitor Visa for my mother with my husband's sponsorship was denied once

Me and my husband are sponsoring for my mother's visitor visa this time. Currently she is employed as a primary school teacher but she will be leaving her job i.e. retiring when coming to the UK. Her ...
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For UK Visitor Visa, what evidence to provide for source of funds?

I am currently planning to make an application for UK long term visitor visa in next few months for my mother. I and working full time in UK and will be sponsoring my mother for her visa application ...
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UK Priority Business Visa Refusal

My application for Business Visa for 6 months got rejected under paragraph(s) V4.2 and V4.3 of Appendix V: I had applied for permission to visit the UK for 30 days business trip. But they misread the ...
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Re-applying for a UK visa after getting a refusal due to discrepancy between my stated monthly expenditure and the monthly debits in my bank statement [duplicate]

I recently had my standard visa application refused due to a discrepancy between my stated monthly expenditure and the monthly debits reflected in my bank statement. In my application, I listed my ...
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Visitor Visa category for visiting Ph.D. Student (UK)

I am an International doctoral student in Canada and want to conduct a brief 4-month research visit to the UK to run some experiments that complement my Ph.D. studies. I have to apply for the Standard ...
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UK tourist visa for my younger brother

I am working in the UK and want to sponsor my younger brother’s tourist visa, he works as a self employed person for my dad’s company which is not in his name. Since I am working, can I show my salary ...
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Two Schengen visas for the same period

I am residing in UK (with Indian passport and BRP) and had recently applied for German Schengen visa for tourism purpose (Type C) which clearly mentions Besuch (visit visa) on it. I got that visa for ...
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Retired parents - UK Visa refusal [duplicate]

I applied for my parent's UK visit visa couple of weeks ago and their visa was refused. They are both retired. My dad retired more than 20 years ago and my mom retired around 15 years ago. They have ...
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Made a mistake in rejected visa application, should I reference it in my new application?

I made a mistake on my previous UK visit visa application, and it was one of the reasons the application was rejected. When making a new application, after correcting the mistake, should I make ...
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Error in the dates(Year) of the previous refusal

I applied for a UK visit visa and had disclosed my previous refusal, However, I accidentally mentioned the wrong year(2021 instead of 2022) but the correct Month, I also enclosed the refusal letter ...
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Visit visa for British citizen who doesn't yet hold British passport

My son was born outside the UK and is British by descent through his father. We haven't applied for a British passport in his country of birth because we are leaving soon and the application process ...
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Can apply for UK visitor visa from a country that I have temporary visa in?

Hello I am a Sudanese doctor applying for UK visitor visa for my PLAB 2 exam in 24 of October 2023. I am currently on my visa application and one of the doccuments is that I have to prove legal entry ...
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My visa got refused despite showing healthy sponsor bank statements as well as my bank statements [duplicate]

I applied for a UK visit visa two weeks ago and it got rejected on the basis that I had not submitted my own bank statement. I did submit the bank statements of my employer as my employer was sending ...
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Is it worth re-applying for a UK Visitor visa?

Last year I applied for a UK visit visa to visit my husband's family, who are British citizens. At the time I applied from a country where I was a tourist in. The application was rejected due to not ...
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Can I apply after standard UK visa refusal to a different type of UK visa?

I've received a refusal in Standard Visitor visa at February this year. I'm a pensioner, 64, I live in Moscow, previously visited UK 11 times, in a period from 2006 to 2019, I had 7 UK visas. Can I ...
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How many months required for Bank statement of Savings amount to prove origin [duplicate]

If the savings balance has been accumulated for a period more than a year. Bank statement required for application of the visit visa is 6 months, and amount saved during the 6 months period is more ...
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UK visitor visa to study

I will be visiting the UK from India to do a short research at a university in the UK. From the UK GOV website, I found the following visa type to be most relevant under visit to study option in ...
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How do i go about my next visit visa application [duplicate]

I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s) 4.2 of Appendix V: Immigration Rules of visitors because: You have applied ...
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Is it okay for me to sponsor my husband to UK for 6 months

I was told me or my mum could not sponsor my husband to the UK for 6 months by a lawyer and that he must sponsor himself, but this isn’t possible as his bank account was only made 2 months ago and his ...
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How much money do I need to sponsor someone to the UK on visitor visa for 6 months?

I’m trying to get my husband to the UK for 6 months. How much money is needed to sponsor this and what is required?
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Travel visa rejection and acceptance data availability

I am searching for data for standard visitor visa rejections/acceptances by different countries. In general any visa rejections/acceptances data wouldn't hurt. But my primary aim is travel visas. I ...
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