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Your bank statements should obviously be the truth, so there is no question what is on them. To get a visa approved, your finances should show a stable pattern of reasonable income and expenditures, as explained in this question. Income does not have to be wages, but it must be transparent and legal. Are you getting an allowance from your parents? It would ...


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It looks like you have applied for the wrong duration of the visa, and in cases like this the result is usually that they approve the application for the correct duration but keep the application fee. The guidance (pdf) says Periods of grant Partners: We will grant leave in line with the expiry date of the Main Applicant’s leave, except where the ...


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Since the UK and Ireland have a Common Travel Area, any flight from London to Dublin will be inside the Common Travel Area. As a result, you will need a regular UK tourist visa. A transit visa won't be enough. You have to pass regular border control for entering the UK in order to get to the flight from London to Dublin.


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I exchanged my British driving licence for a Spanish one in 2012. Unlike the British licence, the Spanish one doesn't have a counterpart: all the information on validity is on the plastic card. This includes a table on the back showing your entitlements. Mine shows class B valid from the date I passed my test in the UK (in 2003). It also has an "Observations"...


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As per this article from an automobile magazine, you will probably get a license with an special code with key 106.3 with the first issuance date, so you should be able to provide proof of experience. I'm not sure if this code is a national code or a EU-wide code, though.


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Now there is an option to scan and upload all the supporting documents on the VFS Global website for each applicant for UK Visa. If all documents are uploaded properly, then you can visit the VFS center for your bio-metric appointment with only your current valid and old passports. You can also choose to take all your original documents and VFS will scan ...


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A US permanent resident does not need a UK transit visa in any case, provided that she can show her green card, so your wife does not need a visa for this trip. There is also a case to be made that the UK must allow her to transit under the EU free movement regime, because she is traveling to join you. But the EEA family permit is not issued for that ...


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same problem and 2 tips or rejection reasons you have mentioned was faced with a friend , but he tried again with a proof and he take care about being one month high and one month down .specially if your work is stable and salary too i think you should to try one more time and you are gonna get it . its a small mistake and dont try to show something not ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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There is a dispute between US and UK that even if you have a confirmed biometric appointment, when you show up at the center they will notify you that.. https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/us/en/news/update-on-service-disruption-message-from-uk-visas-immigration Uk and check this forum and you will find other info. Root cause maybe as reported here https://www....


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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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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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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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Sounds like you may need to provide additional documentation: 1) Prove that you have enough money to support yourself in Nigeria and you are not planning to stay and work illegally in the UK. 2) Prove that you have ties to Nigeria that would require you returning there (e.g. family, assets, etc) 3) Prove that you intend to study at the place for which you ...


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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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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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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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The Immigration Rules V4.2(e) states “The applicant must have sufficient funds to cover all reasonable costs in relation to their visit without working or accessing public funds. This includes the cost of the return or onward journey, any costs relating to dependants, and the cost of planned activities such as private medical treatment.” Although V4.3 says ...


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Have you already used your UK visa to enter the UK, and are you still within the 180 days that were authorized when you last entered the UK? If so, you could be eligible for the short stay visa waiver program (also described on Wikipedia). Otherwise, you need a regular Irish visa. A transit visa isn't relevant because your second flight is within the ...


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The Wren Library of Trinity college is open to the public from noon to 2pm each weekday throughout the year and also from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturdays during university "full term". It's closed at Christmas and Easter. Their website says, "There are six exhibition cases in which a small fraction of the Library’s treasures are on display" but it doesn't ...


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You need to submit the visa application and pay the visa fees on UKVI website before you are directed to the VFS website to upload documents and schedule an appointment. So there is no way to check the availability before paying. From my experience (had my biometric appointment this Monday in Bangalore), the free appointments (without any extra VFS paid ...


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Since you and your wife are British citizens, your second son is also a British citizen (in addition to Australian, so a dual citizen). So you need to register your second son as a British citizen, and then you can obtain a passport for him. See the following form: Application to register child under 18 as British citizen: form MN1 If you already have a ...


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This is an optional step to my understanding if you're not going with premium locations. You can buy shipping labels on your own. The appointments at USCIS are suspended as of April 11th (I went to mine today and got turned away). I wonder if the money we paid for appointment will still be fine for re-booking when it is resumed. Hope we won't have to pay ...


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You answer ‘Yes’ and state the Schengen country that refused you and the two reasons given for the refusal. You can add to this if you wish by explaining the contributing factors as you see them, either in the ‘other information’ section at the end of the application or in a covering letter if you’re providing one (it’s not mandatory What details should a ...


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If I obtain a Ukrainian passport, will I be able to come back to the UK without applying for a visa? Yes, if you have your residence permit and have been absent from the UK for less than two years. How does it work? Take your UK residence permit with you, and show it to the airline when you check in. Also show it to the UK passport inspector when you ...


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A consent letter is not a solution, so you need to look for other ideas: Persuade your mother to accompany you, and spend the same amount of time in the UK. You do have to be together to travel to and from the UK, but, with her permission, you can do different things while you are there. Apply for an unaccompanied minor visa. It is probably too late to get ...


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I'm assuming that this is a Standard Visitor Visa. No, you cannot make the trip alone with your current visa. A letter from your mother doesn't help, because your visa conditions are set by the authority that issues the visa (in this case, that's the UK). Nobody else can remove those conditions. UK visitor visas for people aged below 18 can be issued for ...


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Gov.uk says apply online https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/apply unless you’re from North Korea.


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Visa4uk website says, You may be able to apply using our new service for visit visa applications if you are applying for a: - Standard Visitor Visa Just follow the link and apply with the new service.


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Seven years ago you presented yourself at Heathrow as a US citizen and requested visa-free entry. Visa-free entry requires that you don't work, and that you do not apply for public funds. It also assumes that you will leave the UK within a reasonable period of time. When questioned you announced your intention to work, and to earn money for it. Since this ...


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If he has a regular return ticket, it should not be a problem to show he will return to Canada. Just never lie to immigration officer about the purpose of the trip (unofficial ceremony is enough). Also having a plan of holidays and of future marriage will help, and possibly also your status on immigrating in Canada could help. Not having ideas is bad (it ...


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This is covered under paragraphs 28 & 29 of the UK Immigration Rules https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-part-1-leave-to-enter-or-stay-in-the-uk Applications for a visitor visa may be made to any British Diplomatic Mission, British Consular post or the office of any person outside the United Kingdom and Islands who has been ...


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You need to make sure that you give sufficient proof that your father is just coming to UK on a holiday and as a tourist. Never mention that he is going to take care of his grandson or help you or your wife with your personal issues, this would make them believe that your father would stay here permanently. Ask your father to consult a Chartered accountant ...


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I too went for an appointment at the USCIS Applicaiton Support Center yesterday (8th April). Right at the reception I was told that for UK visa bio-metrics, the service is suspended and I should keep checking the website 'news' section for updates.


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You need not submit originals, scanned copies are sufficient. I have brought my in-laws last year and I don't remember sending any originals.


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I went for the appointment to a USCIS center yesterday. They basically told me that services were suspended for non-payment. So I came back home and found this and other thread on google. You can still book an appointment but you cannot get biometrics done. I called the paid no. In the UK as well and they said to keep monitoring the VFA global site for ...


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This is an optional step, you may ignore it. TB Certificate is needed if your stay in the UK is beyond 6 months (Ref: https://www.gov.uk/tb-test-visa) How were you able to reserve appointment with USCIS? Didn't they suspend their service? (Ref: https://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/us/en/news/service-disruption-message-from-uk-visas-immigration)


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The guide to supporting documents https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/549692/Visitor_Supporting_Documents_Guide_-_English_version.pdf states that all documents must be originals and not photocopies.


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