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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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Is some remote work now permitted for travelers admitted to the UK on a tourist entry?

Users at Travel:SE have for years accepted the idea that a visitor to the UK may not use a tourist entry to “live” in the UK, and may not work remotely in the UK while visiting. The first issue seems ...
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Delete data held by UK immigration?

I have a feeling that getting something in my UK immigration data deleted is about as easy as walking through a brick wall, but maybe I'm wrong. Has anybody ever tried? I have a UK passport. About 8 ...
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Received UK landing stamp in an expired passport: Should we apply for correction?

My wife and my son have UK visas in previous passports, and traveled to the UK in August with both passports. My wife has the landing stamp in her new passport, with a note saying VIPP, as expected. ...
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Issue with UK Tourist Visa application with vfs

I am currently applying for a UK Tourist Visa from San Francisco. I scheduled an appointment to the Premium Service Center in San Francisco. When i tried to register, i dont see any options for ...
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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my UK visitor visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily in June 2008. I was 16, and no paperwork or administrative proceedings occurred. I did not get any ...
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How can a US citizen and a UK citizen marry in the UK?

I am a US citizen. My fiancee lives in the UK and we would like to get married in the UK. I understand that a Marriage Visitor Visa is the thing to apply for in this case. However, in order to get ...
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Transit France by car with an overnight stay - need to self-quarantine?

I'd like to transit France by car to travel from the UK to Italy. Given the length of the trip this would require at least an overnight stay. The latest advice is that, following new UK regulations ...
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Turning 18 …traveling to the UK with a child unaccompanied visa

Basically I have a child unaccompanied visa that I got when I was 17.. but I am18 now, and my visa is valid till 26th of March..so do I need a consent form from parents to travel or nah?
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Can travel agents get an earlier visa appointment?

I've had an issue twice now with opportunities for a trip in two or three weeeks but not being able to go due to unavailability of visa appointment slots. The specific cases were trying to get a ...
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Declaring visits to the United Kingdom

I am an Indian citizen with a valid short term standard visitor visa for the UK and have used it once to travel to the UK recently. Given this scenario, I am eligible to travel to Ireland under the ...
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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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Goods from Germany, sent to U.K. address, VAT refund when leaving EU with them

I will buy some items online from Germany but have them sent to a UK address. I will be in the U.K. for a visit and shopping. Can I claim VAT refund for the German purchase? The retailer will ...
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UK Public Health Passenger Locator Form: Privacy and Data Retention Period

How long is any information supplied through the UK Public Health Passenger Locator Form kept for, when some EU citizen travels from the EU to England by plane, as of now (or 12 July 2020: it doesn't ...
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A good substitute for bank statement

I made an earlier post about my situation, and basically I couldn't get a bank statement for my account because it would entail being physically present at my bank in the Philippines, and I couldn't ...
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UK citizen marrying US. citizen in USA under VWP

My fiancee and I are marrying on March 3 in the USA. I'm traveling from Dublin, Ireland to USA. I am employed in the UK, have authorised leave, return ticket to Ireland and plan to apply for UK ...
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Is it advisable to visit the UK now that I am married to a British citizen?

I am a citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis. I married my British citizen husband in October 2019 in my country. We are planning on applying for the spousal visa to the UK after he has met the financial ...
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Got refused for a UK visa. Think they might have incorrectly interpreted bank statements

Last month I started working as a software engineering contractor for a company in the UK and I was invited over for an onsite meeting which holds for a period of 1 week this month. I applied for a ...
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How long is an incomplete UK visa saved on Gov.UK site

I started my application for a UK visa about 30 days ago, but will only be able to submit it in 3-4 weeks (missing some information at the moment). How long is my partially complete visa saved on the ...
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Visa options to hold seminars in the UK

What visa options are there to bring a team of people + speaker over from Malaysia to hold seminars and workshops in the UK? Is it possible for me as an individual to sponsor them to come over? What ...
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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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addtional income in visa form

I work in a restaurant and I get weekly tips/gratuities which varies from $150-$200. Can anyone let me know that I should mention that in my visa form as I don’t want them to think its unreasonable ...
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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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Biometric Signature not match with passport signature

I make a mistake in biometric process. I did my bank account signature in biometric screening which is different from passport signature. Otherwise I did all documentation and finger scanning. Does it ...
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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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Apply for UK tourist visa for 6 days

I want to apply for a UK tourist visa for my family and me. We have travelled before to Austria, the US, and Italy. My brother lives in the UK, he has a work visa which will expire next August and ...
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dependent wife and husband is funding the whole trip. How do I fill in the 'Income and Expenditure' section in UK standard Visitor visa application?

My husband and I are Indian Citizens currently residing in the US and we are applying for UK standard Visitor visa. With the help of this forum, I now understand that if the primary is bearing the ...
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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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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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10 year ban - what can be done to remove that ban?

I’ve got a 10 year Ban under paragraph 320 (7B) Wrong information submitted by a traveller office in my country in my visitor visa led me to get the ban. However, I was unaware about the false ...
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Showing evidence for informal savings

in our country people save money in informal, interest-free savings circles called ballot committees. these are run by housewives, students, office workers, shopkeepers, even high-society ladies. Each ...
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Can I reenter UK on a Standard Visitor Visa granted for a job interview

I applied for, and was granted a UK Standard Visitor Visa (MULT) valid from October 2019 to April 2020 (6 months validity) This was for a job interview (Company A),I visited the UK in October and ...
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Would a not used first-time UK Visa on my passport cause any problems?

I have secured a standard 6 months UK Visa, but due to some change in plans, I might not be travelling this time. Would this be a problem when applying again for any Visa, specially that it is the ...
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Mentioning US visa refusal in UK visit visa application

I am asking too many questions recently so bear with me :D. My wife was refused L1B-blanket few years ago. She will be mentioning it in her application. I need advice on what details to provide in "...
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UK visa application for a person who had overstayed earlier

About 3 years back my parents, both Indian citizens visited my sister, a UK citizen. About a week before they were supposed to return, my father was hospitalised. The Visa was was about to expire in 2 ...
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What document should i give under 'documents showing where you live' for UK visa from India, if i dont have tenancy agreements, deeds etc?

I live with my uncle and aunt in a rented house but the rent agreement is not in my name. Although this address is the address in my passport, i am not sure what document should i give for 'documents ...
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Transit though Heathrow from US to India with an expired H-1B stamp but a valid Canada visa stamp

My travel is through British Airways From Chicago-->Heathrow-->India and I am travelling to India for my H-1B visa stamp renewal. I depart the same day I land in Heathrow from the same terminal and my ...
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Does the Document Checklist issued by gov.uk need to be uploaded on VFS global along with other supporting documents?

On the vfs page for self upload of documents, the option "document checklist" was part of the additional document section. However there are clear instructions on the gov.uk document checklist to ...
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UK visit visa for parents and employment letters from independent children

Need an advice for UK visit visa. As my parents applying for visa and only mum is financialy dependant on my dad. I have 2 brothers both are working and we havent shown them in dependants and they ...
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UK visa in the USA , Biometrics data retained by US?

For those people who went through the process of UK visa in the United States , my question is that does the USCIS get to keep a copy of your UK visa application ? Because on the GOV UK website it ...
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Partner of short term student, applied for Luxembourg citizenship - should she mention it in the landing interview at the UK border (visitor visa)?

I'm in a situation with my girlfriend and generic advice online is not helping. I was wondering if you could help me regarding what would be useful at the border: Main info: I will be in the UK ...
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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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Family permit unmarried partner

I just got a 6 months EU family member visa to the UK. We will be going to the UK in October for a month, but my partner will leave early because he needs to go back to work. Will this affect me when ...
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How to have a multiple entry for UK Visa

Do I need to say that I want a multiple entry visa for the UK? (Tourist visa for 6 months) Or they will automatically put multiple on the visa? If it's not automatic, where should I indicate my ...
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Immigration officer Questions if you are going for interviews

I'm from commonwealth country and I have applied for the UK military. I'm at the stage where medical was done a couple of days before, and now I'm just waiting for a call for interview dates which isn'...
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Can I get a UK visitor visa before my US I797A is stamped?

I am currently in US on H1B visa. I have an I797A approved, but do not have the visa stamped yet. I plan to go my home country, and get the US visa stamped before traveling to the UK. The UK visitor ...
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UK visa application in USA through visa4uk or gov.uk?

If anyone has experience with this, I'd love some help: what's the difference between applying for a UK visa through visa4k and through the main portal gov.uk? Which is better and which is more ...
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Can I apply for a standard Visitor Visa after my ICT visa expires?

Currently I am on an ICT LT visa and it is going to expire by end of April. I need to go back to my home country for a 1 year cooling off period. My family will stay in the UK as my spouse is on a ...
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Does different personal information on ds160 and UK visa application pose problem?

Let's say I was wrongly advised and ignorantly chose married on my ds160 for USA visa application. I was traditionally engaged but not legally. The USA visa application was denied under 214b. Some ...
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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 ...