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The explanation text in the form reads, that the expected input format is MM YYYY. Therefore this should be 02 2009, which would eventually pass the input validation.


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As traveller has posted in their comment, the process would be the same as those who have applied without a last name. The UK visa department has dealt with this issue many times, and will have a process to follow when they see this. In the place of first name, simply put a '-'. A similar issue was discussed here and commentators have had success with ...


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The answer is No. You can verify it by answering Yes to the question and entering the year of issue. You will get an alert asking you to enter a date that is in the past 10 years. I filled one form yesterday and could not enter data from 2009. They will have your UK travel history, but it would still be advisable to enter the details of that stay in the ...


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The transition period has not changed anything yet and the allowance still stays as 10 litres, as to the beverages I’m not sure why only 3 types were allowed.


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Am I eligible to apply for the UK Visa at their centre in Rome? Yes. The UK is less strict about residence for visa applicants than are the Schengen countries. Anyway, you are applying in your place of residence and you have documents showing that your presence is legal.


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No, the UK is in the transition period of brexit where nothing has changed in that regard. This is currently due to end on 31st December 2020.


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If you are a Mauritian citizen, then yes you do need a visa to visit Ireland. From Visa policy of Ireland: Visa policy of Ireland is similar to the visa policy of the Schengen Area. It grants visa-free entry to all Schengen Annex II nationalities, except for Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Georgia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, ...


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Q1 If your bank statements show that none of your income is spent on day-to-day bills/living expenses etc for your children, you have no other dependents whom you support (eg parents), and your savings account(s) demonstrate that your earnings are used primarily for savings, then IMHO you can answer ‘No’ to this question. Q2 IANAL but by inference if you ...


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What does "the processing of your application has not been straightforward" mean? This means that they have had problems to assess if your application should be approved or not. Most likely because you have previously been refused a visa and therefore they wanted to do extra checks on you. How long will this take? I have an urgent flight to another ...


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When an applicant is a non-working spouse with little or no assets of their own, it is common for their husband/wife/partner to provide the relevant financial documents in support of the application. Depositing money into your wife’s account, over and above any regular deposits you may already make, isn’t likely to help, and could even complicate matters ...


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Some airlines, especially low cost carriers like Ryanair and easyjet, have passenger documentation requirements which far exceed those required by law. Ryanair in particular is especially infamous for this. Your travel agent will have been aware of this and would advise you to carry both your passport and BRP to ensure that you did not have any trouble with ...


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I've had important documents such as a birth certificate laminated before and it did cause problems. It should be accepted as it doesn't have to be stamped or anything. If you want to get a copy as laminated documents make it really hard to detect important security features. On a side note I found this on the UK GOV website relating to a passport ...


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If your document originates from Russia then it should be legalized by the correct authority where the document was created or issued. Step 1 is to find the official translator (authorized one) who is licensed for translating the document from Russian to English. Step 2, some official documents such as Criminal records need to go through Apostille of ...


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Providing a certified translation means that your documents should be translated by a certified translator from Russian to English/Welsh. Find/Google a Russian certified translator in UK. They will translate your documents and will attach an info page with their logo, signature, red stamp, and name/contact details. That's all it takes to call a document "...


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Rule Number 1 (for Q2): be truthful, give a realistic itinerary. The enter and exit days counts as full days. Q4: You may not enter before the first day stated on the visa. Note: Some visas (often first time visas) are issued for a date range. More often a amount of days (duration). If nothing is given then 90 days within a 180 period. So if the visa is ...


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IMHO, if you reapply, another rejection is virtually certain unless you provide evidence to address the previous refusal reasons and prove a compelling reason to return home before your visa expires, for example a job from which you have approved leave of absence for the period of your visit. The fact that you didn’t disclose the true nature of your ...


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It’s not what you want to hear but IMHO you have zero chance of getting a UK visa based on your current personal circumstances. You fit the profile of a high risk applicant - young, no ties to your country of residence, existing connections in the UK etc etc. All of that will lead an ECO to conclude that the risk of an illegal overstay is unacceptably high.


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First of all, "Any Permitted" printed on a ticket does not mean that any conceivable route is permitted; instead it means that you can travel by any route which is a permitted route. What is a permitted route, you may ask? The National Rail Conditions of Travel states: 13.1. Your Ticket may show that it is valid only on certain train services, such as ...


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EEA regulation 2016 says a child can travel with him/her one of parent who is a European Union Citizen. In your case : 1. You hold a Article 10/20 residence card 2. Your mother have Italian citizenship If you are under 21 and dependent on your mother then you can travel to uk with her without a visa. I have seen cases like dependent son of age 30 was ...


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There are two versions of visas for under-18 visitors to the UK. The one you have used before is intended for travel with an adult, typically a parent. There is another form for unaccompanied minors, intended for an under-18 traveling, for example, to visit a relative. You will need to prove you have somewhere suitable to stay, provide specific information ...


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TIMATIC always says "Visa required, except...". Since you have a visa, if it's unexpired (it usually lasts 30 days), you can board the plane and re-enter the UK.


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(this post assumes you are on a regular rail ticket that is not route or operator restricted, oyster/"contactless" has it's own rules, which may be more or less restrictive than a regular rail ticket) Can I use any route to get to my destination on national rail? No, you can't just take any route. Unfortunately the rules on what routes you can and ...


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As a rule railway companies do not allow you to overshoot your station and return to it, although you often do not have to pay extra if you find out that your train did not stop where you expected it and you need to return to that station. They may charge you with an 'traveling without ticket'. (Added after reading the other answers:) It turns out that in ...


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In short: No. Birth in the UK does not automatically confer British citizenship (that's dependent on various other circumstances, depending on your date of birth). As such, a UK birth certificate is not proof of UK citizenship. I don't recommend attempting to use it to enter the UK. Some comments have suggested you needn't worry about proving British ...


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It relates to the character, conduct, and associations of an individual wanting to enter the UK https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/827971/GGFR-Section-1-v29.0-EXT.PDF For example: • a person is a member of a proscribed group • a person is suspected of war crimes or crimes against humanity • a ...


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That would be DEU then according to this wikipedia page.


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"Leave" is a noun (and says what that stamp is) The word "leave" exists as a noun, or a thing. Other examples of things are "visa", "waiver", "membership", "citizenship" or "permission". Consider the soldier was AWOL (Away Without Official Leave) Meaning the soldier did not have the necessary permission to wander outside the post. The "leave" is the ...


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You've received a multiple entry Standard Visitor Visa from the UK. Regardless of the original reason for the visit, you can use it to enter the UK for any purpose permitted by this type of visa, including tourism, business, or transit. A more detailed list of these permitted activities is in Appendix 3 of the immigration rules for visitors, where attending ...


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You should absolutely definitely read the answer linked in comments by MadHatter. However it is also possible to highlight the specific reasons that the letter gives for rejection. As the second bullet point says, you did not explain where the deposits to your account came from. Transfers from your own bank account would not be a problem, but unless you ...


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It is a general catch-all for keeping people out who might engage in criminal, anti-social or politically divisive activity. It literally means: "Is the presence of this individual in the UK going to be good for the UK public?"


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I think all the previous answers have missed the point. I think the confusion comes from the conflicting information in the two entry stamps. The earlier stamp said you have permission to stay for up to 6 months (ie. from 31 Oct 2019 until 30 Apr 2020). Unfortunately, because you left the country on 27 Dec 2019 (for your brief trip to Amsterdam), your ...


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No. You do not have to wait. There is no restriction on the length or frequency of visits with an EEA family permit, since it evidences the right of the bearer to enjoy freedom of movement in the United Kingdom. In fact, there is no strict six-month waiting period for a standard visitor visa, either. Consider the case of someone with a standard visitor ...


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According to this the annotation in the passport means exactly what it means: your leave to enter (govspeak for permission to cross UK border and stay for specified period) expired on 31.01.2020, contrary to what other answers do imply. IO has freedom to determine the period for which you're allowed to enter - AND STAY in - the UK to anything between 3 and ...


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Unfortunately, "leave" has more than one meaning in English. It can mean "go away", or it can mean "get permission". No, you were not "required to leave". "Required to leave" means you were told to go away. You were not. Even on Jan 31st. even though by law you had to leave, you left voluntarily. If the police came to your hotel room on Feb. 1st and said "...


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Jessica, from the stamps in your passport the word "leave" here means permission. That means permission to enter into the UK up to the date stamped/written on your passport, ie Jan 2020. Also, just because HK has a 6-month visa entry to the UK doesn't mean you can be in the UK for the 6 months period. That is just the maximum time allowed for an HK ...


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A quick answer to clarify the crux of the matter. For non-native English speakers, be aware that: Very confusingly, the word "leave" has a number of completely different meanings. One meaning is simply "permission". The stamps shown very simply mean: "Permission to enter until ..." This meaning of the word "leave" is utterly different from the ...


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"Reasonable" in this context means that it makes sense to transit the UK on your given itinerary. For instance, transiting the UK between Dubai and the US is a little odd given the large number of direct flights, but it could be reasonable if you found cheap tickets. An unreasonable journey would be one in which transiting the UK makes no sense at all, ...


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I've travelled while 6 and 8 months pregnant and I was never stopped for this reason. You should have nothing to worry about, but it's great that you prepared additional documents to prove your intentions to give birth in your home country, and not the UK.


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This question is asking if you were deported, removed or "required to leave" the UK because of illegal entry or overstay. If it applied to you, the Home Office would have served you with paperwork (e.g. an IS151 form) stating that you were being removed, deported or required to leave (which ever the case may have been). You were actually admitted to the UK, ...


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Citizenship and passport are issued by a sovereign country. They are generally accepted as valid by other countries which recognize that country. It is the issuing country which has to decide if other citizenships are acceptable. Most countries have rules to give their citizenship to people at birth, either because of the citizenship of a parent or because ...


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According to the visitor in transit visa page: Documents you need To apply for a Visitor in Transit visa, you must have a current passport or other valid travel identification document. You need to provide evidence that you’re allowed to enter the country you’re travelling to, such as a: residence permit green card valid visa ...


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You apply for a visa in the usual way - start here Note, however, that if UK immigration has seen fit to ban you then any application you make now will be treated with considerable skepticism and will attract considerable scrutiny. You have quite a high bar to reach. You might do well to find a UK lawyer with experience in immigration cases such as yours ...


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From 29 March 2020 FlyBe has direct flights from Southend to Newquay on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday.


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You have several options for this journey. I can't say which is best for your specific case. I'm working on the assumption that you're leaving after work on a Friday and you need to be back for work on Monday morning. Drive It's a long drive, which means it will take most of a day, especially once you include breaks. If you're going down for a weekend, ...


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Have you considered the sleeper trains? From Braintree you can catch a train (hourly outside of peak hours) straight to London Liverpool Street. The 21:00 is the official connecting service. A trip on the Circle or Hammersmith & City Line later brings you to Paddington. From Paddington every night except Saturday night runs the Night Riviera sleeper ...


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Well first of its worth mentioning there is unlikely to be any way to do this fast, it's 350 miles which is a long way. Full timetables for all routes are at: https://www.firstgroup.com/cornwall/plan-journey/timetables/?operator=6&page=1&redirect=no Also remember that on the trains you can get some work done, watch a film, sleep ect. Whereas while ...


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Somehow my case was similar, In my case some salaries were missing, because I received them when I was in Europe in hand. I explained my bank statement in detail in my cover letter. And I got the UK Visitor Visa.


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If the refusal is not based on fraudulent , then your us refusal should not influence your uk application


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Find a station very close to the one you will be waiting at, buy a return ticket from and back to the nearby station for roughly corresponding times, will cost about £2-£3. Use those tickets to exit and re enter the station and then bin them and continue your journey. Sorted


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It will be of good, to write a cover letter why the chunk of money and well detailed source, it doesn’t matter if it is months back, long as it’s included in the financial statement you will be sumbbiting then it’s necessary


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