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There is an answer here http://www.immigrationboards.com/uk-tier-1-post-study-work-visas/no-surname-to-enter-online-dependent-visa-application-t122774.html from 2013 that indicates entering ‘-‘ is acceptable. I had a similar issue with my wife’s passport. I had put '-' in the surname field. Visa was granted by the high commission in Chennai. In the ...


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As your main purpose in visiting is to study, it would appear that the Short Term Student Visa is appropriate. The guidance for the Standard Visitor Visa says study cannot be the main purpose of your visit.


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The VFS Global help page explains the process in detail: 2. Keep Your Passport When Applying If you need to apply for multiple visas, such as a UK / Schengen combination, or wish to make a short trip while waiting for your UK visa to be processed, you will find the ‘Keep My Passport When Applying’ service at the UK Visa Application Centre very ...


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There's no fixed rule. An often stated rule of thumb is that if -- averaged over several visits -- you're spending more time outside the UK than in, you probably won't be considered to be living in the UK through frequent or successive visits. But it's really always a concrete judgement based on both your travel history and your answers when you're asked ...


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There is not a lot online on how pets are considered for ties to home country, but the fact that they are never mentioned in the lists with options shows they are not considered any strong tie. While you feel the dog as a family member, immigration officers do not. Likely out of experience as too many people would not return home to get back to the dog and ...


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You must tell the truth. UK visa applications ask about previous immigration history. The ‘five eyes’ countries (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand) share immigration data. Just an opinion, but with that record it’s highly unlikely you’d be able to convince a UK ECO that you are a genuine visitor per V4.2 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-...


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The UK specifically states that evidence of travel bookings is not required when applying for a visitor visa (see section 4 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents/guide-to-supporting-documents-visiting-the-uk) Therefore, IMHO, in theory if you qualify for the visa and the trip is purely for tourism the fact ...


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Scouting campsites can be run by local groups or by bigger regions or national scouting organizations or by commercial camp sites. There are no national or international rules whether campsites not used by groups can be made available to individual guests. In the UK (and many other countries) there are rules about whom is allowed to work or even be with ...


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Your BRP is evidence of your immigration status in the UK https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits You will have to show it along with your valid national passport before you begin your return journey, and again when you re-enter the United Kingdom. The permit proves that you are allowed to return to the United Kingdom, but it cannot be used instead of ...


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Intended travel date = the date that you start to travel Date of arrival = the date that you come to the destination


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There is an extremely high chance that your passport was stolen to be used for fraudulent purposes. Therefore you should report your passport as stolen immediately following the instructions found on the linked US governmental webpage. You might have to go to the nearest police station to file a lost/stolen report. Then, you should contact your nearest US ...


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they stamped my passport with permission to remain That's not a refusal. A refusal is when they make you sit in the office until the next boat comes, escort you to the boat, and make you go back to the UK. Merely getting called into the office and being made to sit around for hours while they decide what to do with you, isn't anything at all (as far as ...


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You got the Visa Warning because you were a visa national (needed an Irish Visa) and reached Ireland without a visa, implicitly requesting a waiver claiming to be family member of an EU citizen. You were unable to convince them completely. But for reasons unknown to me, or in compassion, you were allowed a limited entry. Please note: if you state on your ...


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Putting them in checked package is simpler and safer. In theory you cannot leave such bottles on the original packages, but if you do not have other liquids, you may interpret that the original packages is the transparent bag. Often you can pass the security check in similar cases: security staff can see the interior (and check which kind of liquid and size)...


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No, security requires the bottles be removed from the original packaging. The Heathrow.com page on Security contains this text about carrying liquids with you into the cabin: Liquids - 100 ml rule Only limited quantities of liquids may be carried through airport security into the departure lounge. This includes bottled drinks, suntan lotion, fragrances, ...


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Whitley Bridge is a rural station in Yorkshire, near Leeds, about 250 km north of London. According to Wikipedia it is only served by a few trains a day, so unless you are traveling at exactly the right time, you'll need to take a taxi or local bus from a nearby station with better service, such as Selby, Knottingley or one of the Pontefract stations. If ...


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After a week in Paris, I came to the UK via the EuroStar. As a Canadian citizen, the passport machine let me in. No questions asked. Phew!


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No. The airline won't care about US visas at that point, they'll want to see a valid UK visa. On the way BACK to the US you'll need to show the new H1B


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Generally speaking, no. What they want to see is not simply a large amount of money, they want to see documented, legal income balanced against reasonable expenses, with income in excess of expenses. Gayot Fow explains this at length in another answer. Your case would be his second example under "Funds Parking."


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If the wording is as you've stated, then it just refers to entries into the US and you may safely put "No". "Have you ever sought to obtain or assist others to obtain a visa, entry into the United States, or any other United States immigration benefit by fraud or willful misrepresentation or other unlawful means?"


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If you are certain that you can satisfy all the refusal reasons from the first application, then yes, IMHO re-applying is worth it although there’s no guarantee of success and you will of course need to declare the refusal in any subsequent application. If you’ve not done so already, it might help to read this What details should a good cover letter ...


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I would personally use the first option (list HK twice), as you did edit and re-enter Hong Kong twice (you probably have stamps for all those entries and exits in your passport, don’t you?). As for the dates, this seems to be a bug or at least an oversight on their part, it does not even allow the use of the same date for transit. You should probably ...


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The UK does not require flight / hotel bookings when considering Visitor visa applications - see section 4 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents/guide-to-supporting-documents-visiting-the-uk IMHO therefore the travel agent’s mistake should not be a reason for rejection, although it does indicate that they don’...


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It's OK if you don't use your UK Standard Visitor Visa. There is no such thing as extending the visa, though. If you are unable to travel before it expires, you can simply apply for a new visa.


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No, the airline will not allow your daughter to board the flight to the US based on presenting a birth certificate and a NEXUS card. It would likely be enough for US immigration (after they detain and interrogate her) but she won't get that far.


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Sorry, but don’t waste your time and moneys to try to overturn this ban. Even if some attorney gets it overturned it will cost you a fortune. Forget U.K. for now.


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From an immigration advisor in the UK: It depends who you are talking to. Entry clearance means the sticker in a passport granting someone permission to come to the UK for a specific purpose. Technically a visa is entry clearance for a visa national. A visa national is someone travelling on one of the passports listed in Appendix 2 of ...


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If you can’t remember the exact date and/or don’t have any paperwork relating to the rejection, you should enter your best ‘guesstimate’ and provide an explanation in your covering letter. Having said that, if time permits, I would email your local Australian Embassy https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/contact-us/offices-and-locations to ask how to ...


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After arriving at the mainline terminal station from your origin, you will be able to use your ticket for a single journey to a London Underground station anywhere in zones 1 or 2. This includes Old Street (which is in zone 1). After exiting a London Underground station, your ticket will no longer be valid (and the barriers will mark it electronically to ...


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Your father-in-law needs a visa based on his citizenship https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y If he is an Article 10 residence card holder he may use that document for travel to the UK if he is accompanying his EEA national relative to the UK, or joining his EEA national relative in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/entering-the-uk-as-the-...


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A Standard Visitor visa https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa is the appropriate visa for this scenario. You will need to apply separately for each of you, cross-referencing your family members’ applications to your own as the main applicant. The PLAB exam is a permitted activity for visitors https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-...


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You can finish your journey at any Underground station in Zone 1 or 2. You entered Old Street in the booking engine, but the national ticketing system can't sell tickets to a specific Underground station, so it sold you a (more flexible) alternative. Bear in mind that once you've left the Underground, the ticket isn't valid for any further journeys, unlike ...


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I, too, found CrossCountry's website and FAQs equivocal, so I asked CrossCountry about this in June 2019, and they told me that there is a charge if you are amending a specified train with a different operator. So, it seems that the "no admin fee" rule applies only if the reserved train is a CrossCountry train and the amendment is made via the website (i.e.:...


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Given that Advance tickets are sometimes a lot cheaper than an off-peak day return, you could consider: Advance tickets for one particular train to Southampton; and then Advance tickets for two or three different options on the way back. Then, if you want to go home earlier, you use an earlier booked option (and not use the tickets for the later option(s) ...


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Do I have to book the return (and even the forth ticket) in advance? No. In Great Britain, there are two main types of ticket — Advance tickets, which must be booked in advance, are always single tickets, and tie you to one specific train; and "walk-up" tickets (mostly (Super) Off-Peak and Anytime Singles and Returns), which are flexible and allow you ...


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There’s a detailed answer here: How does UK Visa application define a dependent? Typically, a dependent is someone who relies on you for financial support. So a spouse who is a homemaker (doesn’t have a job outside the home or other independent means). A child who is employed can also be classed as financially dependent eg if they live with their parent(s) ...


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Yes, you can. Whether you should depends on the reason(s) for the refusal and whether you can address it in your next application. Even if your next application is approved, it does not guarantee that your subsequent family applications will be, in particular if having family ties at home while you are in the UK is a factor in the approval. If you post a ...


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If you are in doubt about including something on a visa application, include it. The UK and the US share immigration data, and UKVI will know about your US entries. If you don't mention them, UKVI may think you're not being honest. You should also mention in the application that you currently live in the US on an L-1 work visa. This supports your ...


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No one can accurately predict what will happen during your landing interview. You’re potentially a bigger flight risk because you've clearly built up a life in the UK; on the other hand what you are proposing is not against UK Immigration Rules https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-appendix-v-visitor-rules and your citizenship is ...


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I don't think you should. You live in the US, not just visiting.


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The common format residence permit is indeed a red and blue (or pink and purple, depending on the ambient lighting) card with a bull and stars. Older ones will not have a chip, but they remain valid even without a chip. France added the chip to theirs in June 2011. France residence permits after and before June 2011: Image source: Government of France You ...


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That is a typical saving for booking on specific trains, well in advance (advance tickets are sold in limited numbers and do sell out). You can save a fair bit with a family and friends railcard, but that costs money itself. If you end up buying the anytime day return, the railcard should pay for itself on this one trip. Mine did the first long distance ...


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Assuming you are returning the same day, an Anytime Day Return ticket from London to Southampton costs £47.20 for an adult and £23.60 for a child. This ticket is fully flexible and can be used for one journey from London to Southampton and back on the specified day. This ticket can be purchased in advance or at the station on the day. It would probably ...


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Your SAR application will not be accepted until UKVI receive your evidence of identity documents, and it will be automatically rejected if you do not send them within 15 days of making your application. Once your identity has been verified, you should receive a response within 30 days. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/requests-for-personal-data-...


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According to the Information Commissioners Office, Subject Access Requests are subject to a 40 calendar day response time limit. What is the time limit for responding? In most cases you must respond to a subject access request promptly and in any event within 40 calendar days of receiving it https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/...


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There's no fixed rule, unlike say the Schengen Area. However, you must convince the entry clearance officer that you are not intending to "live in the UK by repeat visits". Common wisdom is that this means you should spend as much time out of the UK as you do in it, but again this isn't a hard and fast rule. If you have a good reason to visit again, and can ...


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If your parents can afford to pay for their own travel, it is better for them to present themselves as independent people with a social and economic life in their own country, not your dependents. In that case, there is no need for you to provide any letter. They can apply for visitor visas. They will need a history of bank statements in their home country ...


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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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Yes and no. In any case she should always tell the truth and not hide information. Having a parent or a boyfriend could be a cause of denial or a help to get the visa. Such fact is not enough to have a decision, but it should be interpreted with all other information. If she does not have a job nor connection to her home country (and especially if r comes ...


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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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