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Having a "sponsor" for a visitor visa application helps in only these two cases: The plans for your trip that you present in the applications say you will stay in someone's home rather than in commercial accommodation such as a hotel. In that case the ECO needs to see proof that the people you're going to stay with are cool with that plan (and, in the case ...


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The UK is not part of Schengen, so yes, you need a UK visa https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/sri-lanka/tourism/no


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Maybe. Maybe not. The UK wants to be convinced that the visitor will leave again. If it is unclear how the visitor can afford the trip, there is the suspicion that he or she has taken on debt that will be repaid by working illegally in the UK. A sponsor helps to clarify how the visitor can afford the trip. If the visitor has few connections to his or her ...


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The question assumes that you need to show tickets when you apply for a visa. This is not correct. In fact the applicant guidance explicitly recommends not booking tickets and accommodation before you have the visa.


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In practice, your hair dryer will be fine. A hair dryer has two basic elements: a heating element, which does not care about the frequency, and a motorized fan, which depending on the type of motor will either run 16.6% slower than usual (because it's tuned for 60 Hz but will get 50 Hz) or at normal speed (because it doesn't care about the frequency either)....


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Christmas crackers aren't allowed because they contain explosives. Airlines probably mention them explicitly because lots of people were getting them confiscated at security. There's no reason you can't bring an Easter egg, as long as it doesn't break any of the general rules of carriage for hand baggage. The most likely one would be the liquids/gels rule, ...


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Since you don't have any family members remaining at home while you travel, there's no documentation about that you need to remember to include. That completes your consideration of that item on the checklist. Onward to the next! (The checklist is not a list of documents that every application must contain. It is a list of things you don't want to forget ...


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The Internet Archive has a copy of the web page from April 6 that contains the "walk-in" language. However, if VFS Global has removed this text, it may still not be operative, and as you note, there's no guarantee that the ASC locations will honor something that used to be on a website, but there's a copy of it for you one way or another. According to the ...


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VFS Global provided an update today with a helpful infographic on when applicants may visit a premium application centre. Presumably they will keep updating the schedule in the above mentioned link until normal operations are restored at USCIS application centers.


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More information about this: Article in the Guardian, 16 April 2019 says the problem arose because the UK missed a payment to USCIS. Specifically, it says that a UK payment didn't clear before its deadline. It doesn't explain how it is possible that such a problem could happen by mistake. It says that the alternative, applying at VFS premium application ...


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I had a similar issue and finally resolved it. My circumstances were a bit different. My biometric residance permit was due to exoipre in augst and i needed to travel in June. My current schengen visa expires on april 23rd. So i applied in advance in first week of april but i showed my intention to travel in first of May(which is true as well). I wrote a ...


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There is definitely a risk attached to trying to use a short-term study visa granted for a specific internship to enter the UK as a visitor to attend a totally unconnected conference. Immigration Rule 321A (1) provides that a person’s leave to enter may be cancelled at port or while the holder is outside the UK if there has been a change in circumstances ...


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Going from 2 weeks to 5 months is a material change - had you requested such a long stay in your application your visit visa may not have been approved. There are other examples of this on TSE eg I was refused a UK visa because of my visit history and Cancelled UK visa on entry Advice on what to do is simple: If you reapply, you will have to address the ...


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We can’t tell - this is just the advice to say the decision has been made, it indicates nothing, neither approval or refusal. No-one will be able to tell you the decision, you can only find out when you get your documents back.


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No, it’s unlikely a solvency statement will suffice. UKVI are interested in more than just your bank balance, as explained here Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?


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Yes. You do not need to be resident in the UAE. Immigration Rules Part1 (28): An applicant for an entry clearance must be outside the United Kingdom and Islands at the time of the application. An application for an entry clearance as a visitor or as a short-term student must be made to any post designated by the Secretary of State to accept such applications....


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You need to answer truthfully. The UK visitor visa application asks about travel history over the past 10 years (date and length of visit). It doesn’t specifically ask about overstays, but it will be obvious from your entry/exit stamps. There is also a section that asks whether you’ve ever had ‘a caution, warning, reprimand or other penalty’. IMHO I would ...


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You have to mail your passport within 5 days of your appointment for the standard service or pay extra to fast track. There’s no guarantee you will receive the decision within the published timeframes, whichever option you choose, and in fact UKVI advises against paying the extra fee if you have an adverse immigration history. https://www.gov.uk/government/...


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