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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 form accurately. Let's look at the form... There's the section about Date, Country, Reason, and Reference Number wherein previous refusals are itemized. Had ...


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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 copy, and to tell them about the AZR. AZR stands for Ausländerzentralregister, which is the federal German database of everyone who has a permanent residence or ...


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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 2018, to the 2nd of August 2018. 6 months validity using the British date format (dd/mm/yyyy), not the US date format (mm/dd/yyyy). The UK does not issue its ...


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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, Nigeria is top of the list where visa fraud and false documents are concerned - the examiners aren't interested in your explanation as they've heard it plenty of ...


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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 "unfilled template," as you note. Presumably, after you explain this, they will make arrangements to give you a proper refusal notice. The British embassy in ...


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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 you want. As a US citizen, there is no visa you can apply for which gives you anything above your visa-free entitlement to apply for entry for 6 months at the ...


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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 believe you were a genuine visitor and the risk of your going underground in the UK was too great. Now you want to tell them that a relative who you were ...


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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 stopped doing so. Both of them can be easily made and easily cancelled. One can make flight reservations without even paying for them! Such unpaid reservations will ...


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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, like most of the rest of the world, uses a DD/MM/YYYY format, so the dates referred to in your visa are 2nd February and 2nd August 2018, not 2nd February and 8th ...


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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 your six day visit in quarantine. That would render the visit entirely pointless, and makes them think you have some other reason for wanting to visit - ...


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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. (Incidentally, there is a very similar rule requiring Germans to have a valid ID card (or passport), in § 1 PAuswG.) You need to be able to present it on request, but ...


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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 immigration, though it is not an insurmountable one. The key parts to successfully getting a visitor visa are convincing the officer reviewing the application that the ...


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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 that they own the property. Their wills do not provide any evidence that you yourself own this property. Because wills can be changed, your interest in their ...


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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 visa service for a decision within 5 working days or super priority service for a decision within 24 hours when you apply for the visa.


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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 a visa for any destination, and it’s virtually unheard of for a Cuban to be able to meet the financial eligibility requirements in their own right. I have ...


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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 in the UK. *(document linked later) Interpretation: they wish to allow it, but immigration law has no idea how to treat it. You have a long term health ...


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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 will interview you once you land, you may be asked for a proof of funds for your trip at that point. And if by then you are no longer in possession of enough funds ...


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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 is okay we just need to show bank statement with administrative review where is clearly salary transactions we dont need to reapply , I am not getting satisfied ...


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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 Paragraph 320 because it's the full statement of general grounds. In addition to the refusal, her application attracted a 10 year ban. This is the standard policy for ...


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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 interviews if the Consulate decides they want to talk to you, but most decisions are made by reviewing the application and supporting documents. The person you saw ...


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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 cannot be more than six months each. You are also not allowed to "live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits" (source for both claims: UK ...


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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" does not quit their job before traveling to the UK. That is probably only one of several red flags the visa officer might notice, but it is certainly among the ...


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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 experience to consult my issues with u. I got my Short term student visa for 6 months. I officially withdraw my allegation of judging the application over ...


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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 denied a visa, so they specifically advise against this, e.g.: We take this opportunity to remind applicants that UKVI does not require a flight booking or tickets ...


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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 official why you need to enter the UK. If what you're actually taking is PACES, while you can't take that in Bangladesh there are other centres closer to you - ...


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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 there are no objections to the marriage, then you can marry. Now a marriage between two non-nationals is slightly more work than that. To give notice as a non-...


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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 the premises and inform the local police in order for them to come and arrest that person. However, she also says this: We have no way to identify any ...


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Great question. If somebody had asked this about 3 years ago the site would have a lot less redundant information. But on the other hand, we would spend all day marking duplicates and get bored. The answer to 'are these hidden requirements?' is no. The answer to 'buried somewhere I didn't look?' is probably yes. They are obvious requirements to ...


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Based upon the text of your husband's refusal notice, I think the Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) made a good call. Your husband failed to qualify because he could not support his claims to having economic ties to Nigeria. The ECO did not make a personal attack on your husband as you suggest; all an ECO does is react to what's laid before him and nothing ...


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