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UK visa refusal on V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e')

You applied for a Standard Visitor Visa and received a refusal. Your refusal notice provided an explanation and referred to Paragraphs V 4.2 (a) and (c) (and sometimes sub paragraph 'e'). This is a ...
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Have I been “Required to leave the UK”?

This question is asking if you were deported, removed or "required to leave" the UK because of illegal entry or overstay. If it applied to you, the Home Office would have served you with paperwork (e....
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Have I been “Required to leave the UK”?

A quick answer to clarify the crux of the matter. For non-native English speakers, be aware that: Very confusingly, the word "leave" has a number of completely different meanings. One meaning ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

Greg Hewgill's answer is correct, but one caveat: do not talk to the immigration officer about doing any work in the US. A series of business meetings is fine, but the VWP does not allow you to work ...
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Must you tell the truth about your marital status on a passport application?

Lying on a passport application is a serious crime punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 or up to 10 years in prison. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1542 will there be any trouble? No ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

As a UK citizen, you are eligible for Visa Waiver Program entry: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for ...
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“Have you been granted any UK visas in the last 10 years?”

The answer is No. You can verify it by answering Yes to the question and entering the year of issue. You will get an alert asking you to enter a date that is in the past 10 years. I filled one ...
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UK visitors visa needed fast for badly injured family member

You've got one bit backward: You can apply for a visa up to three months before travel. It is the earliest you can apply, not the latest. As for obtaining a visa quickly, you can pay for priority ...
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Is it safe to become separated from your passport in a foreign country?

Two comments on this subject. China has a particularly complicated visa application process Not really. It's a bit long, but you should see what a US visa application for Global South citizens looks ...
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Do I have to mention a 13-year-old refusal in a Tier 4 visa extension application?

Yes, Do mention that refusal. On your last application you replied honestly. Now the question has changed and you should again reply honestly to the new question. They will know the difference ...
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One of my friends deposited £42 into my account that he had borrowed previously. Will it affect my UK visa application?

Don't worry. 42 pounds is not a material amount of money when judging a visa application, and the officers are looking for regular income (salary etc), not one-offs. For comparison, an oft-quoted (...
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UK visitors visa needed fast for badly injured family member

Visa-wise, your situation is a mess because (thanks J...) There is no provision in the Immigration Rules for leave to enter to be granted solely to allow a person to care for a friend or relative ...
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Passport is not processed, flight in 6 days

You may qualify for "urgent travel", according to the State Department's "How to Get my US Passport fast" website, which also directs you to the "Passport Agencies" ...
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Issuing authority of passport is only written in Cyrillic script. How to fill it into a Schengen visa application?

I see no reason why you should depart from general transliteration table of Russian. According to all standards, С is transliterated into S, so it will be FMS 25011 And also space between organ ...
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Why is the Indian Embassy asking to see a prepaid credit card with $1000 on it?

The Embassy of India in Minsk has asked to see a credit card topped up with $50 for each day spent in India, before they will issue a visa. While applying for a visa to India, I was once asked to ...
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DS 160 Have you traveled to any countries/regions within the last five years?

It's a fairly simple question and should not be too onerous of a task. List all the countries you've visited in the last 5 years. You've been to the UK and India, so state that you've been to the ...
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Should I mention my previous Italian Schengen visa refusal in a new UK visa application?

The UK visa application form will ask "Have you ever been refused a visa for any country, including the UK?" You were refused a visa to Italy in 2013, so the answer to this question appears to be "yes....
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Visiting my employer in the US (I work remotely from my home country)

State (supposing it is true) that the purpose of your visit is to have meetings to plan and coordinate ongoing work you're performing for the employer in your home country. This is a permissible ...
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Will replacing a fake visa with a different fake visa cause me problems when applying for a legal study permit?

Other visa officials might check your travel history for a new visa, and if they detect the forgery then it will be very difficult to get a visa. Visa officials will hold you responsible for what that ...
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I want to travel to the UK to meet my boyfriend for the first time. Do I mention him on the application?

Yes, say that he is the reason for your visit. Saying that you have a boyfriend in the UK will cause immigration to examine your application in case you are going to go underground and stay with him ...
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When applying for a UK visa, do they see all countries l have been to?

Unfortunately, this question smells like XY problem. Someone asking that is likely preparing for an immigration fraud. While it's impossible to say for sure what the UK authorities know and what they ...
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If I stay equal duration in every Schengen country, where do I apply for a visa?

The Schengen Visa Code is explicit about this. You must first consider whether your trip has a main destination. If, for example, you're attending a conference in one of those countries, and that is ...
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Visiting the UK as unmarried couple

If you are both just visiting the UK, the authorities will not be very bothered by what your relationship to each other is. They are really only concerned about whether you will both leave at the end. ...
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New visa after overstaying in UK

The immigration rules state: Previous breach of immigration laws grounds 9.8.1. An application for entry clearance or permission to enter must be refused if: (a) the applicant has previously breached ...
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Confused about visa question: "Voluntarily elected to depart the UK" ? Yes or No?

No No The second part is for when: You have overstayed and left on your own accord (ie, were not deported) and/or At the immigration check point - you were inadmissible and have voluntarily decided ...
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How do I find an immigration lawyer/solicitor to help with my UK Visa application?

You are in the US and contemplate applying for a Standard Visitor Visa. Does anyone know where abouts I could find this sort of help? The first step is to determine if your case is 'complex' or '...
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UK visa refused. My passport has this barcode

This has nothing to do with your visa, this is stamped by NADRA (the issuing agency for Pakistani passports). You'll note, its the same as the booklet number (printed on the bottom right of the photo ...
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Will replacing a fake visa with a different fake visa cause me problems when applying for a legal study permit?

Put the passport in the pocket of a shirt you don't like, and put that shirt in the washing machine. Wash it nice and hot. Result: the passport is damaged but still extant. Send in the remains and ...
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Does a quick decision mean refusal?

It doesn’t mean anything other than the fact that your application was straightforward and decision was relatively easier to make. You paid for Priority services and they did exactly what they claim ...
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