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What can I do to lift a 10 year ban for making a mistake in my UK visa application?

Hold on. There's more to this than you gave us in your question... Answering 'no' to the question about previous refusals can be easily forgiven by an ECO if you had completed the other parts of the ...
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Do I break the law as a foreigner in Germany if an embassy keeps my passport to stick a visa in?

I asked the Bundespolizei on Twitter. This is their reply. In English that reads Your documents are valid in general. You only need the originals to cross borders. It would be useful to have a ...
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Seven-day validity for a UK Visa? Application was for a 6-month short stay visa

The Visa is valid for 02/02/2018-02/08/2018. Can I still, use this visa or am I at risk of being denied entry at the airport in Heathrow. The visa you have received is valid from the 2nd of February ...
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What can I do to lift a 10 year ban for making a mistake in my UK visa application?

Lifting your 10-year ban is very easy - wait 10 years. You have been denied twice before, and you made a mistake / made a false statement / lied on the new application. Unfortunately for you, ...
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UK visa blank refusal letter without reason for refusal

I would try to get in touch with the consulate to explain that the refusal notice does not in fact give the reason for the refusal, does not identify the entry clearance officer, and appears to be an ...
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My girlfriend lives in the UK and I want to be able to come and leave as I please for next 3 years—which visa should I get?

Standard visitor visa seems like it's not long enough. I would like to come and go as I please. I would like to add I'm currently in the UK, have been here for 3.5 months. There's no way to do what ...
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Will mention of a previously undisclosed relative, who will now invite me to the UK, help me to obtain a visa?

No, while the realms of possibility do not exclude it, success in your case would take a miracle. For starters you are addressing the wrong issues... You were refused last year because they did not ...
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Why doesn't the UK ask for travel bookings for a tourist visitor visa?

The short answer is that the UK has determined that hotel and flight bookings really aren't very useful for considering whether to issue a visa. Years ago, they did ask for these documents, and ...
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Seven-day validity for a UK Visa? Application was for a 6-month short stay visa

To add a little explanation regarding the date format. The USA, and two island nations that recently became independent from it, are the only countries in the world to use MM/DD/YYYY dates. The UK, ...
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UK Visit visa got refused wrongly when should I re-apply?

Let's consider the issues with your application. You are trying to be a tourist in a pandemic. If you were granted the visa you asked for, the reality is that you would spend most, if not all, of ...
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Declaring a visitor to the UK as my "girlfriend" - effect on getting a Visitor visa?

First of all, I applaud your resolve to be truthful in the application. Definitely tell the truth. Having said that, visiting a boyfriend or girlfriend can indeed be a bit of a red flag to ...
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Do I break the law as a foreigner in Germany if an embassy keeps my passport to stick a visa in?

The regulation that you quoted only requires that there exists a valid passport (or substitute) for the foreigner. It is not required that the foreigner has the passport with them at all times. (...
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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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Declaring a visitor to the UK as my "girlfriend" - effect on getting a Visitor visa?

From personal experience I don’t believe this is true, and I do believe it is always best to tell the truth in any visa application. My partner is Cuban. It is notoriously difficult for Cubans to get ...
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Using parent's property and will as evidence of assets

Until they die and your parents' wills are probated or settled (I don't know the legal word of art for India), your parents' property is not yours. Their wills demonstrate that your parents believe ...
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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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How quickly can I withdraw funds from my bank account after being granted a UK visit visa?

It is your money, use it as you please and when you please. The assessment is complete and the decision has been made, no one is actively looking at your bank statement anymore. Except the IO who ...
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Can you book a one-way ticket to the UK on a visa?

Your question suggests a significant misunderstanding of what your mother-in-law's visa allows. Two years is the period for which the visa is valid. Individual visits on a Standard Visitor visa ...
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Standard Visitor visa refusal (Deception, V3.6(b)) and procedure for reapplying

Your mother's application was refused under Paragraph V3.6(v) of the rules. This paragraph is a restatement of Paragraph 320 for which subsequent decisions will apply. It's better to research ...
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Am I being scammed? (UK visit visa refusal)

The likelihood here is that you are getting scammed. Your narrative fits a well-known profile. In comments you wrote... Actually My solicitor wants to take administrative review he said everything ...
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Is it normal that there are no questions asked during UK visit visa interview & biometric at VAC Malaysia?

The UK does not generally conduct interviews for Standard Visitor Visa applications (though there are routine interviews for Tier 4 student visas). Applicants are occasionally, rarely, called for ...
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Can my Serbian girlfriend apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa and stay for the whole 6 months?

In theory, yes, she can do this. The limit is six months, and if she plans to stay for six months or less, it's allowed. The problem is that she is likely to be denied, because a "genuine visitor" ...
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Does the UK visa system discriminate against Muslims?

Update 3 August 2017 Extracted from comments to this answer and moved into the answer body itself to assure their visibility and preservation... Thank u so much everyone. This has been a wonderful ...
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Can I marry in the UK while on a standard visitor visa?

First and foremost, in the UK you cannot marry out of the sudden. The procedure is to first give notice at a registrar office of your choosing, then wait for at least four full weeks (28 days), and if ...
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Why doesn't the UK ask for travel bookings for a tourist visitor visa?

On top of the reasons Michael Hampton listed, the UK does not want people to purchase non-refundable tickets or hotel reservations and then find they've wasted large amounts of money if they are ...
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Does the UK visa system discriminate against Muslims?

I see from the comments that you're from Bangladesh. As there is a centre in Bangladesh where you can take the exam with three sittings this year, it would seem likely you've not convinced the visa ...
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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Lets deal with question set 1 first. All of the statements in the refusal are aiming to tell you "You are welcome to apply again, but unless you fix the problems the next application will be ...
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The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Reporting Obligations?

My wife is a UK General Practitioner, and this is what she has said after recent guidance distributed through GP Update and Hot Topics courses: We are obligated to keep any identified overstayer on ...
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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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