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An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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Quitting job to visit my UK boyfriend for longer

So, I’m in a long distance relationship with a guy from England, we’ve been together for a little over a year now. He visited me here in the States for 2 weeks in April 2018, and I visited him for 2 ...
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What should be said in the “letter from any government department” from the sponsor?

What should be said in the "letter from any government department" because it is one of the documents listed in the UK sponsorship undertaking form that a sponsor can provide?
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UK EEA Family Permit for Iranian wife and her parents

I am German and live in the United States with my Iranian wife. We would like to spend our holidays in the UK this June, and also want to invite her parents from Iran to come along with us. My wife ...
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If my wife is denied a UK spouse visa, can she still visit the U.K. On a tourist visa?

I am a British citizen and engaged to an American. I have been twice denied a tourist visa to visit the US due to lack of ties to the U.K. The consequence of this is that I have now lost my ESTA and ...
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Six month stay in UK with passport [duplicate]

If I enter the UK on 1 January and depart six months later using my passport, what is the earliest date I can re-enter the UK for another six months?
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UK Visitor Visa - Genuine intention to visit [duplicate]

I am in tier 2 general visa and I am planning to invite my in-laws from India to the UK in a standard visit visa. My Father in law is a farmer and he doesn't have bank statements to show as income ...
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travel to England

Hi me and my husband are British passport holders who are currently living in Switzerland we have 2 children from Morocco (famille accueil)8 and 7 years old do they need a visa to travel with us to ...
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Prohibited Parcel Items from the UK to Ukraine [closed]

I'm putting together a parcel for someone I know in Ukraine and I'm concerned that the contents will will be destroyed by customs if I ship these items. I want to send: Chocolate Jelly Sweets Shower ...
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UK Visit Visa, How do we prove self employment? [duplicate]

My husband is applying for a visitors visa for the UK. He is self employed, or employed under his mother, working in their farm in SA. He gets regular income through cash and through his bank account (...
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UK visitor visa refusal [duplicate]

As stated above my visa refused due to unexplained deposits in my bank account. These were transactions from my wife. How can I explain and support that?
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Can EU citizens travel to UK after Brexit with just an identity card?

I am traveling as a Belgian citizen after 28 March (brexit). Can I still enter with my identity card?
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Vfs shipping label not received

Hi I applied for a UK Visa and bought the return shipping label from VFS. BUT I did not receive a email with label attached after I made the payment. "Download shipping label" button on their sites ...
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How to show Uk visa reference number in next subsequent application

In Dec 2010, my UK visa got refused due to insufficient bank statements provided.Subsequently I reapplied and this time provided the correct set of documents and got the visa.This travel was through ...
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What documents to substitute bank statement as proof of salary received? [duplicate]

Hi everyone. I want to ask help and advise. My sister got her refusal notice, picture uploaded. She is from Philippines. My sister is employed and they paid her cash. She submitted her certificate of ...
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Eligibility to Invite Parent to Visit UK

I would like to invite again my mother to visit me in the UK. I already renewed my permit to stay in the UK, but my Philippine passport has expired. Am I still eligible to invite my mother to come in ...
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Can I stay for 5 months as a visitor in the UK? (+ complicated situation)

I'm Korean and a Master's student in the UK. However, my situation is quite complicated. My course started on Sep in 2017 and was supposed to finish the next year. But I took a semester off due to my ...
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UK Visitor's Visa for South African BF/Husband Refused Twice, what are the chances of approval for the next application? [duplicate]

Hello and I would appreciate in advance any help I can get, please bear with as this post might be long but I'll try to make it easier to read as much as possible. Please no rude or nasty comments, ...
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Want to get married in UK to a Jamaican [closed]

I have dual citizenship, British born, Jamaican by descent. I am the administrator of my late fathers property in Jamaica and spend a lot of time there as a result. I've met the man i would like to ...
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Standard Visitor Visa for US Citizen

November 12th 2018 my girlfriend (US Citizen) arrived in Manchester airport and was detained for 10 hours before being refused entry as they did not believe she was a genuine visitor and would not ...
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What is necessary to confirm business ownership and income for UK visa application? [duplicate]

How can a business confirmation letter be written if person is owns the business? What are the sources required if I already provided information that it's the business inward cash sales transactions?
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What changes can improve my visa application? [duplicate]

I am an Indian oil and petrol bunk dealer. I am travelling to UK and Europe in a tour package with my wife. I have started my business in Jan 2018. So I’m unable to refelect my proof of income in my ...
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Removed voluntarily from UK six years ago, can I apply for a new visa?

I was removed voluntarily in 2013 from the UK, can I apply for new UK visitor visa? From 2013 I have not applied and I will try in 2019.
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Travel before submission of UK visit visa application

I am about to submit my application for a UK visit visa in Pakistan where I intend to go for a family visit either end of March or in April. However, I have a travel (tourism purpose) scheduled for ...
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Change in intended date of Arrival . Uk visit visa

Can I change my travel plans or intended date of arrival after getting UK visit visa ? Will there be problem at immigration? I mentioned in my application that I want to visit my brother in mid week ...
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I have valid F1 visa but now i am on h4 visa, will i still require a transit visa for london as I am traveling to India? [duplicate]

I am traveling to India this month and I have a valid F1 visa (till 2020), however, i changed my status to H4 here in USA. I am going to India to get my H4 visa stamping. Will I be able to travel ...
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Got a UK Visa for 2 weeks only and I want to change the entry date

I have applied for a UK visa to take the medical PLAB2 exam in London. My first application was refused due to some financial issues which I perfectly fixed and explained in the second application. I ...
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Buying duty free before a connecting flight within the uk

As a Canadian flying to Edinburgh and connecting at Heathrow, can I shop at duty free in Terminal 5 and bring onboard my connecting flight?
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to fly within the UK than taking the train?

We are planning to travel to Scotland from Manchester and after looking at the prices for both flights and trains. It's cheaper to fly there than taking a train. I've also noticed the same thing when ...
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Available help for voluntary departure from the UK

I would like to inquire as to what kind of assistance is available for voluntary repatriation to my country, Nigeria? I’ve spent 14 years in the UK, worked-studied and even started a family here. ...
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Marriage visitor visa refusal [duplicate]

My marriage visitor visa was refused on the basis of a document which was tagged non genuine (offer letter from a registered company) We are considering filing a pre action protocol explaining our ...
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Visit UK 2 Years Visa - Investment Complication [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian, I intend to apply for 2 years visa. My concerns are these. I don't leave cash in my salary account but I have maintained a minimum balance of 350k (750 Pounds) and have been using ...
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Travelling to Ireland with UK short-term student visa with no BIVS endorsement (Indian passport)

I am an Indian passport holder. I am currently on university exchange in the UK using my UK Type C Short-term Student Visa (i.e. NOT a Tier 4 long-term student visa). My UK visa is valid for 180 days. ...
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US citizen in UK on a tier 4 visa. When it expires I want to leave & then re-enter UK as a Tourist, do I need to go back to US first?

I am a US citizen, currently living in the UK on a tier 4 visa. When it expires (March) I want to leave & then re-enter UK as a Tourist for a period of less than six months, to visit family and go ...
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After a UK Family visit visa refusal, can I still enter the UK as a US citizen visa free or will I be refused at the border?

I recently applied for a UK Family Visit Visa but it got denied. We want to visit my husband parents long term but they said this: You have applied for entry clearance to live in the UK ...
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Is the official UK website for transit visa requirements safe to follow? [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport and a European residence permit card. I was travelling from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi with a 2 hours transit time in London Heathrow without any change of airport. I was however ...
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Religious wedding after civil wedding

I am currently applying for a marriage visitor visa for UK and am wondering if we could have our religious wedding (Church Blessing with a certified Minister who has already accepted to give us the ...
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UK Visa Overstayed what next? [duplicate]

I overstayed on a UK Visa (a couple of years) for personal reasons, then I've decided to leave voluntary, without telling them I'm leaving , I bought the ticket and left in 2018, I did check in, none ...
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Transit visa with Costa Rica passport - Zurich

I'm changing planes from Costa Rica to the UK at Zurich - do I need a transit visa. I have a Costa Rican passport.
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Can I put food in my hold luggage for flying?

Am I allowed to take food items (specifically: porridge, rice, pasta, cereal bars, nuts, chocolate, nutella, golden syrup, regular butter, and peanut butter) on my flight with me if they are stored in ...
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I am a student who wants to apply for a Standard Visitor visa in UK, so i would like to know if the answers provided in my context is enough

What is your employment status? A student Do you have another income or any savings? I do not have any other income or savings How much money are you planning to spend on your visit to the UK? 1000....
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Will Portugual Know If I Was Deported From the UK? [duplicate]

Back in December I didn’t have a proper working visa for the UK, so I was sent back to America. Essentially, denied entry. I’m going to Italy in March, but I stop in Portugul for the border check. ...
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Traveling to UK for different reasons than I initially got the visa for

I applied for the visa to participate in a university students conference. But I had to cancel my travel plans because of a family emergency. I wanted to know if I can still can use the multiple ...
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Banned from Ireland for 5 years, want to visit UK with my husband

I was banned from Ireland for 5 years for deception in 2015. My husband (principal) and I want to apply for UK tourist visa this year 2019. I hope being banned from Ireland will not jeopardized our ...
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UK citizen applying for a Chinese tourist visa from India

I am a UK citizen and wondering if I can apply for a Chinese visa from India? I exceed the 3-month threshold of Chinese visa validity if I apply now from the UK and I will be in India for a few ...
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Planning girlfriend visiting me in the UK

I'm a British Citizen by Birth. My girlfriend is a citizen of El Salvador. We are planning the future of our relationship and the possibility of getting married, however as we've only spend shorter ...
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For UK visitor visa from USA, do I have to buy a shipping label for sending documents? [duplicate]

I've submitted the application and took an in-person appointment. After the submission, the page has a step for buying the courier service from VFS. Do I have to buy a shipping label or I can collect ...
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My town of birth is slightly wrong between my Australian passport and my Uk passport. Should I care?

My Australian passport (correctly) lists my birth city as "Upper cityname" whereas my UK passport simply mentions my birth city as "cityname". Is this an error that I should care about?
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Change tourist to spouse visa while in the UK [closed]

if one is in the UK on a tourist visa can it be changed while in country, to a family (spouse) visa? The persons spouse is British and has lived in the UK for two years (they both lived abroad ...
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UK Visa has been refused for false document

I applied for a marriage visitor visa, to get married to my boyfriend of 2 years. We met while we were students in the UK and have had vacations together in the two years but not in the U.K. With ...
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“have you ever been required to leave any country other than the UK”

That's a question on the standard UK visitor visa application. I've visited quite a few countries other than the UK, and (like any other visitor) was required to leave before my visas expired which is ...