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Can my wife visit me in the UK before we apply for a Spouse Visa?

"What is the purpose of your visit?" "I am here for 3 weeks to maintain relationships with my husband." "Where is your husband now?" "He is in the arrivals hall.&...
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Required documents on arrival with person waiting outside, at arrival area. How can the documents be provided to the person arriving, at customs?

Normally she would enter on a 90 days tourist visa, as we don't yet have a long term family reunification visa. Your wife will never get a long-term family reunification visa because such visas are ...
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Entering the US with my wife when we hold a passports from different countries?

There's no problem. Immigration officers understand that people have different citizenships and passports and will be used to seeing families where not everybody has the same passport. It happens all ...
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If I am married to a US citizen, do I need to travel on an ESTA?

There are two things to consider: The regular (pre-COVID) rules for entry into the US still apply. To enter the US (actually to even be allowed to board), you need to either: be a US citizen be a US ...
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Schengen visa to travel with my British husband, after having been refused entry at port in the UK

You are a Ugandan national who was visiting the Netherlands on a Schengen and tried to use the Singh route to enter the UK with your husband. You did not qualify for Singh and Ugandan nationals ...
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Entering the US with my wife when we hold a passports from different countries?

This will not be a problem. Approach immigration together. This is what is normally expected of a family travelling together. Immigration officials are used to seeing married couples from different ...
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US Border With British Wife

Yes, you should approach together. You can use the US citizens' line or the non-US line. You're supposed to file a joint customs declaration if you live at the same address, and even if you don't, ...
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Schengen visa to travel with my British husband, after having been refused entry at port in the UK

Subsequent Schengen visa applications will certainly not be summarily refused based solely on this entry denial. Consular officers may take it into accout but as long as the rest of the application is ...
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Intended stay in UK

As a visitor to the UK, you are (almost) always admitted for 6 months, regardless of the length of stay which you apply for, or state at the border. However, it is usually a bad idea to drastically ...
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Does a non-EU Spouse of a UK national need a visa to visit the Schengen area?

Yes, your wife does need a Schengen visa (only one visa for both countries). The “Right of entry” is defined thus in article 5 of the free movement directive (directive 2004/38/EC): Family ...
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Do we need a Schengen visa?

Does she need a visa? We will be traveling together. Maybe. If your wife's residence card notes that it is the residence card of the family member of an EEA national, then she can travel with you ...
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What are the implications of having a Youth Mobility visa denied?

The Youth Mobility visa is for young people who want to travel abroad for a short period of time. The intention is for them to experience other countries temporarily. It explicitly says that the ...
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Which visa would be better: UK or EU?

As the spouse of a British citizen, you can apply to any EU or Schengen country (other than the UK) for a free visa, provided your wife travels with you to that country or arrives there before you do. ...
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How do I apply for a tourist visa after separation from UK-citizen spouse?

Based on what you wrote there are several pages in the application of interest. I'll give some screen shots of those pages... The first is pretty straight-forward, it asks for gender and relationship ...
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How does a non EU spouse apply for spouse reunification visa for Italy to visit Italian husband?

The consular officer is correct. You don't need a visa. If you don't stay for longer than three months on any one visit, you don't even need to register. All you have to do is be able to show that ...
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While the covid-19 regulations are in effect, can I enter the US if I am married to a US citizen and have an ESTA?

The US embassy in Spain has a page that you should read. It says in part: If you have a valid visa or ESTA and believe, after reading the proclamation and the updated information in the FAQs, that ...
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I want to travel in Uk with my spouse

We are a new couple and we want to travel in Uk for honeymoon from brussel by train. I want to go next week...absolutely before 31 december Forget about it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you cannot ...
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Is separate DS-160 form needed for spouse for US B1/B2 visa?

You will need to file separate DS-160 applications for your spouse, but the web site will make this a little easier for you. Once you complete your application, on the "Thank You" page there ...
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What does the spouse of an Italian citizen need in order to stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days?

The reason for the delay in answering this question is that it was not known whether European freedom of movement rights would apply, because a country can treat its own citizens' family members more ...
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Non-EU visiting UK together with EU spouse and UK marriage certificate

You need to be able to present a marriage certificate together with this article 10 residence card (that's the same thing than the “residence card for a family member of an union citizen“ you asked ...
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Can my wife visit me in the UK before we apply for a Spouse Visa?

Remember, the most important skill an immigration officer can have is being able to sniff out a liar. While we know your lie would be in good intentions (ah, l'amor, no?) they don't see it that way. ...
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Husband overstayed VWP, how to get approved for B2 visa

To summarize things: You are living overseas happily married with kids. You and your husband would like to visit his in-laws in the US. He is not eligible for VWP, as he overstayed during his last ...
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Schengen visa for Thai wife residing in the UK with her British citizen husband

Finally got the visa for the wife so thought I'd conclude this post I created some time ago - As you say above with us being married and me from the UK we only needed to ask for an EU Spouse Visa (for ...
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What visa does my wife need to travel to the UK with me, if I'm going there on a business visa?

You are an Indian national and have been issued a Business Visitor visa to the UK. The Business Visitor visa programme was created in 2008 following a consultation by the Home Office and there is a ...
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Do marriages in Spain or any Schengen state automatically appear in UK records?

Do UK officials have a record of me being married, or do I have to register my marriage first for it to be recorded? They do not have a record of it until you tell them about it. If it is ...
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Visiting my spouse in UK

The job of immigration control is to presume you intend to immigrate (stay extended/indefinitely), and then allow you to show otherwise. It's not just you; this is how all immigration agencies treat ...
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Does a non-EU Spouse of a UK national need a visa to visit the Schengen area?

Your wife needs to apply for a Schengen visa from a French or Spanish consulate (depending on your primary destination). However, the visa application is free and will be processed within 15 days If ...
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What is needed in order to apply for a "follow your husband" visa?

We have made one attempt for a family visit visa, using my grandfather as the sponsor. At that time, my wife and I were not married; we had only our daughter to prove our relationship. We got ...
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Passport expiry for entry into US

Can we: Travel to the US with the current passport. It depends on what is the country of your passports. The U.S. has a requirement that entering nonimmigrants have a passport valid for 6 months ...
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