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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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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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As @DJClayworth already said: Your income is absolutely not the problem. Even if you "fix" or explain the numbers stuff, it doesn't matter. The real reason is that they do not believe you will go back home again. And honestly: It's a very justified call. ALL the signs point towards you staying longer in the UK, very cliche even so. Your travel ...


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The purpose of a ‘leave letter’ is to help demonstrate ties to your home country and a compelling reason to leave the UK at the end of your visit. The options you have if you no longer have employment to return to include a) defer your trip until you have a new job and can get a leave letter, or a contract showing a confirmed start date; or b) prove other ...


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If you are not working then it doesn't make any sense to have a "leave letter". There is nobody to give you one. It is not necessary. Of course you have very little chance of getting a visa while unemployed.


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The UK (and many other countries) have a rather odd (to you) view on remote work. You're not allowed to do it there on a visitor visa. So stop! Interview with UK firms and get a job with one, that lets you work where you would like to be located, and that is of a type that qualifies you for a long term UK visa. Given that you stated that you want a visa ...


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Withdraw your visa application and apply again, this time with the right details. https://www.gov.uk/cancel-visa Do not attempt to correct this as part of the cover letter etc - cover letters can get overlooked, separated from your application, misunderstood and so on. Withdraw your application before its considered.


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The UK does not check passports on exit (so it's normal you don't have a stamp), but that doesn't mean they don't record exits. However, they started doing so for ferry/tunnel/train departures only in 2015. I believe they had the information for air departures before that, so it may depend how you left the UK. And since 2014 is a lot less than "10 years ...


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Other answers have written about whether the UK authorities know you overstayed. While valid points have been made, these do not go to the core of the issue. Always tell the truth on any visa application form. If you are asked whether you ever overstayed, say yes. You will then be given an opportunity to explain the circumstances. In your question, you say &...


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To apply anew...you just apply, as though it were the first time. In making the application you'll be asked if you've ever previously been refused a UK visa. You should answer truthfully. UKVI will know about your previous application and refusal and ban: if you don't reveal them in the new application, UKVI will have you (again) for lying on the application;...


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You have bigger problems. Right now only specific flights charted by Air India is operating to India and very limited other charted flights. On that itself, only citizens of India are allowed it according to priority, after approval from respective embassies. Your current visa is most probably suspended or cancelled and you have to apply for a fresh visa, ...


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Outcome Since this question has been getting a lot of views I thought I would share my outcome. I ended up writing a strongly worded email to TLSContact planning to take legal action if they don't cooperate in this matter. TLSContact then contacted me (IIRC it was from France, I guess their head office) and assumed responsibility for the loss of passport, ...


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This seems like a scam While a Nigerian citizen will need a Visa to visit the UK, a tax certificate isn't listed on the Documents you must provide nor the full list of supporting documents you can provide. While the question is very short, this looks like it could be the case of a common scam where a "friend" you met online wants to visit you / ...


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There are several questions here. Will her visa be voided? The visa used to enter the US is generally automatically voided under INA 222(g) if one stays past the date on one's I-94. See 9 FAM 302.1-9. However, her visa is not voided during the period a timely-filed, non-frivolous EOS/COS application is pending, so if the EOS/COS is approved, or she leaves ...


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You should assume the Home Office has your exit dates. By 2014, most outbound routes were covered for API data. This data is retained for 10 years. The question you should be asking is whether or not the decision maker has access to this information. If your student visa was curtailed at anytime, you should assume you have been marked as having been “removed....


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To do what you're intending, I think your only available option is to get pre-settled status in the UK via the Surinder Singh route. Essentially it involves: Move to Germany with your girlfriend Stay until end of year Apply for EEA Family Permit, so that you get it before end of 2020 Come to UK with EEA Family Permit Apply for Settled Status Potential ...


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The premise of your question suggests that you are thinking of 'forgetting' to mention the period of overstaying on your Visa Application form. My advice is not to forget. Be under no illusion, your chance of getting a visa after such a significant period of overstaying in recent years is low. But if you omit that information from your application, your ...


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Even though you won’t enjoy much of anything during the quarantine period, you will be in the UK during that time, so you must include that in the duration of your stay (and account for the associated costs, as well as where exactly you will be staying during that time). However, you probably need to have a very good reason to come to the UK in these ...


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I realise your question was a year ago and therefore probably this answer is too late. We had someone in our office in a similar situation (we are in the UK and her boyfriend was in New Zealand). She was able to arrange to have a year of unpaid-leave/sabbatical while keeping her job open for her return. This meant that she did still have a job, even ...


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Immigration uses a process where they assume that you intend to permanently immigrate to the UK, seek employ or go on the dole... and then, allow you to present data that proves otherwise. That’s why proof of ties to your home country is so important. For instance suppose you are running a serious political campaign for a seat in your state legislature. ...


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You should refer to the detailed guidance in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents/guide-to-supporting-documents-visiting-the-uk “If you submit a document that is not in English or Welsh, it must be accompanied by a full translation that can be independently verified by the Home Office. Each translated document ...


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You made two significant errors in this application: a) you provided inaccurate or incorrect bank statements;. Submitted bank statements should accurately reflect the actual status of the account(s). Inaccurate or inapplicable documents don't support your application, and encourage the examiner to disbelieve the rest of your statements and presentation. b) ...


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What the last months revealed is how difficult that will be and how little coordination there is in this matter. Schengen countries (which include 7 of the top 10 tourism destinations in Europe by number of international visitors) worked out some agreement to try to resume some sort of common policy in this respect but individual countries still took a lot ...


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Entering as a visitor with the intention of getting married in the UK is not permitted under the Immigration Rules. https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa Foreign nationals who do not have a marriage visitor visa or family visa can still give notice of intention to get married or form a civil partnership but the immigration authorities at the Home Office ...


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To meet the eligibility criteria, you need to demonstrate that you can afford the trip and that you will leave the UK at the end of the intended stay because you have strong ties to your home country that would compel you to return. Your school verification helps towards demonstrating a reason to return, as does your part time employment. You will need to ...


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There is no route to apply for a Visitor visa from within the UK. An application must be made while the applicant is outside the UK and to a post designated to accept such applications. You will have to return to India unless you can legally enter another jurisdiction and apply from there. Source: V2.1 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/...


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Q1: India is not currently on the ‘red list’. When you arrive in England you must travel directly to the place you’re staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. You are allowed to stay with friends; you must quarantine in one place for the full quarantine period, where you can have food and other necessities delivered, and it must be at the address you ...


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An unemployed student will have a very hard time to get a visitor visa, and if he needs a sponsor to have enough money for the visit it will become even harder. For the visa you will need to show your own bank statements, showing how much money you have and how you handle the incoming and outgoing money. If your sponsor is going to pay for all the travel, ...


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Border openings tend not to be planned that far ahead as governments typically have no clue on the evolution of the pandemic. Additionally, as DJClayworth notes, each European country had its own policy. E.g., Croatia is currently open to non-European tourists.


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The rules around a third party providing accommodation support https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/827480/Visit-guidance-v9.0ext.pdf#page21 require that: there is a genuine personal or professional relationship between the third party and the applicant if the third party is in the UK, they must ...


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