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UK Visas: What supporting documents should I include with my application?

What supporting documents should I include with my application? For PBS applicants, this question is fairly easy to answer because the UK immigration rules stipulate that a list of “specified documents” have to be submitted in support of all PBS … Continue reading

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Refund of UK visa fees

Help! My application was refused. Can I get my fees back? The short and simple answer is; no, generally speaking, you cannot. The reason for this is the fact that the fee is a processing fee. This means once your … Continue reading

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UK visas: Transferring a valid visa from an expired passport

You do not normally need to transfer your valid UK visa to your new passport – you can travel with both passports, and show them both to an immigration officer when you arrive in the UK. However, if you so … Continue reading

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Lost passport with valid UK visa

Lost passport with valid UK visa If you have lost your passport or had it stolen, you must first apply to your country’s government for a replacement passport, and then reapply for your UK visa. UKBA will treat this as … Continue reading

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Working in the UK – UK Ancestry visa

This post explains how Commonwealth citizens with UK ancestry may be able to apply for permission to live and work in the United Kingdom. You can apply to come to the UK in this category if you can show that: … Continue reading

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Working in the UK – non points based system work categories

This post gives an overview of work-based immigration categories outside the points-based system. These categories are currently open to people who want to come to and work in the UK. The categories below are under review – they remain open … Continue reading

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Tier 5 Temporary Workers

This posts provides an overview about the routes available to migrants who want to come to the UK to do temporary work for a licensed Tier 5 sponsor. If you are a national of a country in the European Economic … Continue reading

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UK visa application procedures

UK Visa Procedures This post explains the main procedures for UK visa applications. Prepare yourself It cannot be stressed enough that this is perhaps the most important step of the application process. Before submitting any application, carefully review what application … Continue reading

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EEA Family Permits

EEA family permits This post explains what an EEA family permit is, and whether a non-European family member of a European national will need to obtain an EEA family permit before they can come to the UK. What is an … Continue reading

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EEA – Rights of EEA nationals

This post explains your rights to enter, live in and work in the UK if you are a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. It also explains your family members’ rights. As an EEA … Continue reading

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