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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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Can I use a tourist visa appointment at VFS to apply for a short-term spousal visa?

As a EU National Family Member, you have the right to skip the processors (here BLS) entirely and get an appointment directly to the consulate, also skipping the processor's fee. The London consulate ...
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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 for non-EU citizen traveling to EU country for marriage with an EU citizen?

Let’s suppose that Jane is a non-EU citizen and is planning to travel to an EU country (on a tourist Schengen visa) to get married to her partner John, who is a citizen of that country. Because John ...
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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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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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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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Schengen visa for non-EU citizen traveling to EU country for marriage with an EU citizen?

There is no EU-wide or Schengen-wide answer to this question. Long term visas are subject to national law in the Schengen area and are not harmonized. You will have to research the requirements in 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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Are spouses of EU citizens exempt from the 90/180 Schengen rules

You are exempt as long as you are travelling with your EU spouse. Administrative formalities may apply if you stay in one country for more than 3 months consecutively. The Practical Handbook for ...
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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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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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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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Entry into Japan as spouse of Japanese citizen

Per this link, it looks like you need a koseki touhon (family register extract) showing that you're currently married to a Japanese citizen, which you can then use to apply for a visa: Currently, all ...
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Entry into Japan as spouse of Japanese citizen

I am currently going through this process myself, and I would like to add more information to the other answer. As a spouse, you need to apply for a normal tourist visa (up to 90 days of stay), ...
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Spouse and me applying from different country for US visa

You Must Submit Separate DS-160 Applications In general, when applying for a US visa, each traveller must submit a separate DS-160 application form. In your case, you are applying from different ...
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Husband and Wife TSA PRE-Check Changes

There is no concept of a "spouse" or even travel partner when it comes to PreCheck - all travelers are treated as individuals regardless of their relationship or how the tickets were purchased. Thus ...
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