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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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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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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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Travel to UK on a business visa from old company

I have business visa for UK processed by my old employer. I have now moved to a different company and need to visit UK again. Can I use my old visa to travel to UK ?
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UK visa refusal for Syrian

I am a syrian citizen living in lebanon for the past 25 years. I am here legally, I am 27. I cant work in lebanon as it's not allowed. I have applied for a uk short term student visa and it was ...
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Is travel to Iraqi Kurdistan without an Iraqi visa a problem when applying for a UK visa?

I will soon be making a UK visa application to extend a temporary stay in the UK. Iraqi Kurdistan gives nationals of most Western countries visa-free access. However, there is an ongoing dispute ...
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VFS Italy in London

The Italy VFS for UK Residents insist that the appliacnt should have the required funds in the Current Account. On the other hand UK Banks insist that you maintain the minimum amount in the Current ...
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UK Visa Second Application

I did an application for the UK for a couple who had four kids at the time. They failed to add all four kids' information and rather added three as the fourth one was just born and feared they might ...
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UK tourist visa - Marriage certificate

I am from India, planning to travel to UK for tourism with my wife. I read somewhere that laminated documents cause issue. Our marriage certificate is laminated. Will it be fine with VFS while ...
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i have mentioned in my Uk Standard Visa that my spouse will be travelling with me, but now she is not able to travel

I have mentioned in my Uk Standard Visa that my spouse will be traveling with me, but now she is not able to travel and we are not applying for her Visa. Would this impact my application?
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I was banned for 10 years in 2011, can my wife apply for UK business Visa having my name on the list as dependant but am not applying

I was banned for 10 years in 2011, can my wife apply for UK business Visa having my name on the list as dependant but am not applying. My school agent use counterfeit documents for me after I paid ...
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Transit via UK with a valid IM1 visa

Background: My family has extended visitor record and study permit (but not the VISA stamped on their passport) Also I have recently got my approved PR approved and have onetime IM-1 VISA stamped on ...
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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 ...
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UK Visitor Visa financial documents

My mom wants to apply for a UK visit visa to come visit me in England! My mother is a Moroccan citizen and she is unemployed but she own the house she lives in with my dad and sister, and has £9000 ...
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Can I enter the UK on a tourist Visa while my Ancestry Visa application is still pending?

I'm just about to finish my application for an Ancestry Visa to the UK. I have a trip planned there with my bf's parents in a few weeks and I'm worried my visa won't be approved in time for me to get ...
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How to apply for a UK visa when the person isn't living in their home country

I've been looking into visas and I've seen so much information about denials it's freaked me out a little. My boyfriend is Egyptian and is currently studying in Oman, where his mother and father are ...
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Visitor visa UK - two applications from different countries

I want to apply for the UK visitor visa along with my mom however my mom lives in India and i work in USA. I have some concerns for this: Can my mom and I apply to UK visitor visa together from two ...
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Visa/biometric appointment query for parents

I have applied for standard visa for my parents. Completed and submitted both of the applications. Now I want to book the biometric appointment together. How do I make sure they get the appointment ...
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Wrong date to leave UK on application, will a cover letter with the correction help?

I have made a mistake on the UK Visa application form (page 2) about my planned travel dates. I entered the incorrect date of when I will leave (October instead of November). I have just wrote a ...
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Applying visitor visa when sponsor visa extension has been applied

Can anyone suggest me if I can apply visitor visa for my mother stating me as sponsor, when my visa/BRP is expiring Sep 11th, and she is planning to come Sep 28th. I'm on ICT T2, and my visa extension ...
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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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Is the UK tourist visa on a damaged Indian passport valid if I get a duplicate passport reissued?

I have applied for the UK tourist visa from Bangalore, India where VFS Global (company that provides several visa processing services like collecting documents and sending them to the UK Consulate) ...
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UK Visa Application Service Requires UPS Return Label

I have sent my passport to VFS Global, through FedEx. However, I just received an email that they only use UPS in the US, and thus I must arrange a UPS return courier service. However, having checked ...
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Getting UK Student Visa in Time for Trip to France

I am a USA resident and citizen and I’ll be applying for a student Visa to study in the UK. However, I’m only able to apply for my Visa starting between August 19-26th depending on how fast my CAS is ...
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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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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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How to help someone from Turkey obtain a 3 week tourist visa to visit the UK with a letter of invitation

I am inviting a friend from Turkey to visit me in Scotland this August/September and would like to know how to improve the chance of the visa being accepted. The main sticking point is likely to be ...
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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 ...
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Tackling questions on travel history for visa applications

I am due applying for a UK visa and I have learnt one of the questions is travel history. I have two questions. 1) How does one report the following travel history, for example? Went to Croatia ...
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Returning back to UK

I was asked by the Home office to leave the UK after exhausting all my appeal, so in 2016 I returned to India voluntary at my expense. I would like to know how I can return back to the UK and what ...
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How is biometric for vigenette transfer visit visa done

When filling the application of vigenette transfer visit visa because of lost passport and visa. After submitting the form and signing declaration next step is biometric transfer which gives only Uk ...
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UK Visitor Visa application NY decision delayed

I was one of the applicants affected by the temporary refusal of UKVI to accept biometrics at the USCIS locations. I ended doing my biometrics month after I applied online and it has been 4 weeks now ...
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Regarding the column “How much money are you planning to spend on your visit to the UK?”

I am an Indian citizen applying for UK standard visitor visa. For the question "How much money are you planning to spend on your visit to the UK?" I have said 1,00,000 INR. I was thinking (and I ...
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Documents showing that another person can pay for your visit - UK VISA

I am an Indian citizen, applying for UK visa from India. In document checklist for UK Visa there is the following column Documents showing that another person can pay for your visit, such as : ...
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UK short term tourist visa cancellation processing time

I cancelled UK visa (withdraw) same day after applying it as I had made a spelling error in my parent's name (I know stupid mistake)I received an email which said the request has been received, if the ...
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PLAB 2 Business Visitor Visa - Sponsor related question

My brother in law who is a UK citizen has agreed to provide sponsorship for me and has provided me with a letter clarifying this and a photocopy of his British passport. However, due to ...
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Group visa applied but not received for one member

Our family (5 adults) applied for UK tourist visas. We applied together. On 26-04-2019, 4 of us received the visas, but one of my sister’s visa has not arrived yet. We have our trip on 9-05-2019 and ...
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Visit Visa for my mother

I am a doctor working in the NHS. I want to apply for a visitor visa for my mother. She is staying alone and manages her livelihood by the income from our agricultural land. She is not maintaining ...
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UKVI helpline Question

I called UKVI helpline and inquired about my application. They said its concluded and a decision has been made, and relevant department will contact you once ready for delivery. Anybody knows how much ...
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UK Visa group appointment

Could you advise how to book group appointments for UK visa for 50 people from Morocco? I contcatced UKVI and was told to contact 'teleperformance' does it mean TLS centre? I sent them an email 5 days ...
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Bank statement for UK short term study visa

I'm an Egyptian medical student and I'm planning to undertake a medical elective for 6 weeks in the UK. I have a specific question regarding the bank statement that I'm going to provide in the visa ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa refused…what can I change when reapplying?

This is my father's refusal letter, I am the one who filled his application and wanted to ask about some points so I would rectify the mentioned mistakes when replying. My brother got a nearly similar ...
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UK Tourist Visa Issues limited time remaining

I am a permanent resident of the US. My family was supposed to travel to the UK for a holiday on May 13th 2019. My biometrics was scheduled for April 5th at my local application support center (Austin)...
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Question on applying for a UK tourist visa for Filipina girlfriend

I know this has been done many times before but I’m seeking advice on my situation. I’m a professional british citizen living in Asia. I have been with my Filipino Girlfriend for around a decade. I ...
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How to proceed with applying for UK Standard Visitor Visa for my family if primary is applying later

Me and my family are planning on taking a vacation to the UK soon (end of June '19). Two of my children are US citizens so they do not need visas, but me, my wife, and my oldest son are all Indian ...
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Is there anything we could add or change to this cover letter for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?

Please see Standard Visitor Visa for US Citizen (I've forgotten my details!) TL;DR U.S Girlfriend refused entry to UK in Nov 2018 due to belief she'd overstay her 6 months in the UK but have made big ...
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Would it be an option to get UK visa biometrics after arriving in the UK instead of in the U.S.?

Like a lot of people, my family is caught up in some argument between the U.S. and UK that has suspended service at U.S. service centers since March 29 for biometrics to support UK resident visa ...
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Filipina in transit Visa gatwick

I would like to bring my girlfriend from the Phillipines to visit me in Trinidad. The easiest route seems to be manila intransit through Qatar and connect in Gatwick airport to Port of Spain Trinidad. ...
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Query about expiry of sponsor letter

Hi My uncle living in the UK sent me a visa sponsor letter for UK, I was little lazy about applying and i found that the i am too late to apply for as 90 days has already passed. I just wanted to know ...