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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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Renew EEA family permit

I am an EU national and my wife has non-EU nationality with a permanent residence card from the Netherlands. We both work in the Netherlands with permanent jobs. We applied for her EEA family permit ...
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UK visa Upgrade from normal to Premium Service

As per the recent suspension of biometrics enrolment for UK visas at US Application Support Centres, I wanted to upgrade from normal to premium service to use the New York Premium Application Centre. ...
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UK standard visitor visa delay

I applied for a UK standard visiting visa on 19th March, 2019. My biometrics were done on the same date. To this date, the visa still hasn't arrived. It has been more than 15 working days and I didn't ...
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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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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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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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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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If his mum owns the house is she also my sponsor on a UK visa?

I want to visit my bf in the UK with a standard visitor visa, he is my sponsor, he can easily pay for all of my expenses, but he lives with his mother and I'm going to stay at their house. Seeing as ...
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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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ePassport Gates at Manchester Airport question

My girlfriend from USA is traveling to the UK through Manchester next month. She has a visit visa in her passport for travel since she was refused entry last year. Will she have to scan the MRZ on her ...
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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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They did not contact my sponsor?

I got an email from from the UK embassy in Abu Dhabi, saying your visa application has been concluded. But they did not contact my sponsor. Does this mean they did not grant my visa but refused it?
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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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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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Residence permit for visitor visa in uk

I am Italian permit card holder. My parents are Italian citizenship holder. And right now my father is living and working in UK. My mother and sister will be joining him within few days. Being a self ...
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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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Switching from regular UK visa application to premium service

I started my application on the vfs site to apply in New York. When it came to submitting Payment I see it brought me to the regular application centers with the option of regular service or priority. ...
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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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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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How can I get a UK transit visa when my US student visa has expired?

I'm in US on a student visa, currently expired; my last entry was 3 years ago. I do have an approved I-797 (H1-B). Can I travel through London without a transit visa? BTW, the layover is 3 hours and ...
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How do I answer visa questions about my salary?

I have seen refusals stating the amount you stated is 3x,4x your disposable income. My mum-in-law would be responsible for my accommodation and maintenance in the UK. Does it mean she would be paying ...
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Revisiting the UK after being deported

I was deported from the Uk 7 years ago. My final release date is expired and as a EU citizen, can I visit the UK without any special permission or a security clearance? I was told never to return ...
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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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I already record my biometric , should I record biometric for my new visa?

I am going to UK for business trip and may apply 6 month business trip visa. Should I record my biometric for second time even though I have already recorded my biometric last year? Indonesian, ...
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South African passport holder entering N Ireland via Dublin

Hi there my mother (South African) recently travelled to visit me in N Ireland and arrived in Dublin with her Uk visa in her passport. She was given great trouble at immigration in Dublin airport and ...
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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 ...
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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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I recently learned of a conviction I did not admit on a UK visa application. What happens if I admit/omit it next time?

I traveled to the UK on a visitors visa a couple of years ago. At the time I had one old conviction (20 years old) for a very minor offense which resulted in a very small fine, no jail time. I ...
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I have a 10-year UK visa ban; how can I visit my wife?

I was banned from entering the UK for 10 years because I didn’t disclose that I was married in my previous application. I have been married to my wife since 2015 and she is a UK citizen but, when I ...
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Different travel dates in D-Tier 4 (General) Dep. Partner and D-Tier 4 (General) Dep Child VISA

My wife and daughter had applied for UK Tier-4 Dependent VISA. VISA has been granted but the allowed date in their VISA differs due to which my daughter, who is just four and half years old, cannot ...
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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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EEA family permit visa application (Accommodation)

I’m an Irish citizen and planning to get my husband join me in UK. I live in my grandmother's house. She will sponsor myself and my husband in her accommodation. She has been asked to provide a cover ...
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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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Passport/ Border troubles

In Early September I was an au pair in Italy, but because I'm American I can only stay in the Schengen Zone for 90 days. I decided to continue as a nanny in Manchester, UK until my 90 days were up. ...
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Can my fiance get a marriage visit visa after a 6 month long tourist visa?

I am a British national, currently engaged to a Japanese national. Our intentions are to reside permanently in Japan from next year, but want to marry in the UK first. Our current plan is for him to ...
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UK visa refusal because of system mistake and my bank statement

ECO said I didn't provide a holiday plan but that's not true, I provided 10 days detailed itinerary. This must of have been a system mistake because I chose Ghs currency but some how 2 of the stated ...
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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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Can I get Schengen visa after being convicted and deported from UK 12 years ago?

12 years ago, I was convicted for false document deception for 12 months and was deported from the UK to Kenya. However, I didn't disclose my real details including DOB throughout the incident, I only ...
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Do UK business visa sponsored by employer, need travelling persons bank statement?

I am invited to UK by my client to attend some business meetings for 1 week, and the sponsor for the entire trip is my employer. I have an experience of 1 year and a CTC of 3.2 LPA Working in IT ...
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Apply for UK visa with First Name Unknown?

What is the way to apply for a UK visa if your first name is unknown (FNU) in your passport and the field is mandatory. How should one go about applying for one?
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Travel to Schengen zone with France as point of entry from UK

I am an Indian national living in UK on a work visa (ICT tier 2) with my wife who is also an Indian national on a dependent visa. We want to travel to Schengen zone on a short term tourist visa, ...
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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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UK Visa application money

I'm applying for an UK visa, and there is a question, I don't know what to write: What is the total amount of money you spend each month? Include living costs, money given to dependants, rent or ...
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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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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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Do I need to travel to the UK to renew my Kenyan passport?

I'm a dual Kenyan citizen living in Ireland. I lost my Kenyan passport that I got in 2010 last year when moving house. I wanteed to apply for a new one as I'm travelling abroad this December. I heard ...