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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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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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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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I withdrew UK visa application because of false documents. Now want to apply again

I applied for UK visa (while in the UK) about 8 years ago via a consultancy firm. But while UKVI are processing the visa, they found out that there are some false documents. Around the same time, I ...
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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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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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I received a non straightforward email regarding my UK Visa application

Last year I applied for a PLAB 1 visa and got a refusal, this time I improved all my circumstances in regards to Reasons For Refusal mentioned in the refusal letter of last year and about 6 days ago I ...
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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 ...
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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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About my Transit Visa, DATV

I am from India, I got a job offer from the Bahamas and have a Bahamas visa and work permit card. My ticket is Delhi to Bahamas Nassau with a layover in the UK. I am staying in UK only for 4 hours ...
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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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Documents for Standard Visitor Visa UK

I have read somewhere in the uk government web-page that every document that I send with my application for visa should be original and not a copy. But there is a problem because there are some ...
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Standard Visitor Visa - one-entry vs. 2, 5 or 10 years

Is there a difference in how to apply for a multiple entry visa to the UK vs. for one specific entry? I’m a British citizen, applying for my 6 year old who is Bolivian. We will apply for his passport ...
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UK Visa decided but no email received

I've been monitoring my Tier2 UK visa on the tracker available online and my application reached the step 'Application sent to VAC' a week ago but till now I haven't received an email claiming that a ...
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Do I need all my previous passports for UK visit visa?

I'm currently living in Germany as an expat and I'm planning to visit UK in a couple of months. My question is do I need all my previous passports along with my current one for the application? Will ...