Visitor Visa UK application – Non-EU Student in Belgium questions [duplicate]

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I applied for a tourist visa for the UK but I have canceled it because I think I should do more research and give better answers or documentation before applying again. Here is the thing, my boyfriend is partially sponsoring me but at the moment, he doesn’t have a job atm, although in my previous application I said he would only help me with the plane/train ticket (150 pounds) do you think just an invitation letter by him would suffice?

My status is: I’m on a student visa in Belgium doing a master. I don’t have a job but I have just started a volunteering program in a Non-profit Youth Hostel where in exchange of helping some hours I get a free room and some meals, although in the contract with the hostel, unfortunately, this is not specified. I was looking online and this volunteering scheme is legal but I’m afraid because I’m non-eu, the UK Home office may find it funny…

Also I have a letter from the Belgian consulate in my home country where it says my family is sponsoring me for the duration of my stay (letter legalized by the actual consulate), thing is my family is not really sending me money monthly because I already had some savings in my belgian bank account and my mom gave me cash when she came to visit me some months ago. How can I proof then that my family keeps sending me money? Are the bank statements of both my belgian and home country accounts enough proof? I have around 2500 pounds in one and 2000 in the other and even more in my credit card line. And will the embassy be ok with me living in a hostel and not paying for a room? Do you think that is enough reason for them to deny the visitor visa? Do you recommend to try something different? Is there a way my boyfriend can help me with more documents? Maybe from his family?

Pdt: This is the 3rd time I’m applying to the UK. I lived there for 11 months and then last year I was on a tourist visa until October. I only visited for about 20 days, my boyfriend also partially sponsored my visa last year but in this case, as my situation is different I’m afraid of denial, please if anyone has been through a similar situation! Any advice is very welcome I would appreciate it very much! Thanks a lot!

Visitor Visa UK application – International Student in Belgium questions

I applied for a tourist visa for the UK but I have canceled it because I think I should do more research and give better answers or documentation before applying again. Here is the thing, my boyfriend is partially sponsoring me but at the moment, he doesn’t have a job atm, although in my previous application I said he would only help me with the plane/train ticket (150 pounds) do you think just an invitation letter by him would suffice?

My status is: I’m on a student visa in Belgium doing a master. I don’t have a job but I have just started a volunteering program in a Non-profit Youth Hostel where in exchange of helping some hours I get a free room and some meals, although in the contract with the hostel, unfortunately, this is not specified. I was looking online and this volunteering scheme is legal but I’m afraid because I’m non-eu, the UK Home office may find it funny…

Also I have a letter from the Belgian consulate in my home country where it says my family is sponsoring me for the duration of my stay (letter legalized by the actual consulate), thing is my family is not really sending me money monthly because I already had some savings in my belgian bank account and my mom gave me cash when she came to visit me some months ago. How can I proof then that my family keeps sending me money? Are the bank statements of both my belgian and home country accounts enough proof? I have around 2500 pounds in one and 2000 in the other and even more in my credit card line. And will the embassy be ok with me living in a hostel and not paying for a room? Do you think that is enough reason for them to deny the visitor visa? Do you recommend to try something different? Is there a way my boyfriend can help me with more documents? Maybe from his family? Any advice I would appreciate it very much! Thanks a lot!

How to proceed with applying for UK Standard Visitor Visa for my family if primary is applying later

Me and my family are planning on taking a vacation to the UK soon (end of June ’19). Two of my children are US citizens so they do not need visas, but me, my wife, and my oldest son are all Indian citizens + green card holders, so therefore need to apply for UK standard visitor visas. We’re applying from NY.

My question was, since I am the primary that provides for my son and wife, us three would all submit separate applications but only I would provide the financial documents. It’s my understanding that the entire family should apply together by writing each other’s reference numbers in each person’s applications, and that we do not need to submit the same documents over and over again. However, due to travelling reasons, I will not be able to apply for the visa till around a week before our trip. Therefore, I will have to get an expedited process done for my UK visa.

My wife and son however can apply right now ASAP, but since I as the primary cannot apply till later, how should my wife and son go about applying? Especially when it comes to the financial documents and whatnot. I definitely do not want them to wait to apply with me because then I will have to pay for expediting for them as well.

Thanks for any help!!

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I have been looking for such type of module from last 2 days and didn’t find it. So, finally i thought to ask it here.

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Is it normal to be granted 1 year as duration of stay for a b1/b2 visitor to the US?

I am currently visiting the US as a tourist.

At the port of entry the visa officer(CBP immigration officer) asked me a couple of questions and then he gave me 12 months as duration of stay in the US.

I went and checked my online i-94, which also reflects the same fact of me being granted 1 year. I came to the US 4th April 2018, the visa officer has given my last date to stay till 2nd April 2020 for this visit.

Does that mean I can stay for almost 12 months and leave. Or do i have to leave around 6 months like everyone else.

Is there anything we could add or change to this cover letter for a UK Standard Visitor Visa?

Please see Standard Visitor Visa for US Citizen (I’ve forgotten my details!)

TL;DR U.S Girlfriend refused entry to UK in Nov 2018 due to belief she’d overstay her 6 months in the UK but have made big changes in circumstances since.

She has a biometrics appointment on April 22 for a new visa application. We wrote a cover letter (below) but we’d like to see if there’s anything we could change or remove, or if there are any points that are irrelevant?

XXX, DOB: XX/XX/XXX, American national, GWF 00000000

To the Entry Clearance Officer,

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application for a Standard Visitor Visa. I am seeking to visit the UK for a total of three weeks (XXXX – XXXX) in order to visit my boyfriend who lives in XXX, England. I was refused entry to the UK in November 2018 and my case number is #0000.

Since December 10 2018, I have been employed at XXXX as a part-time teacher and a part-time administrator with an average monthly wage of $ XX for my part-time teaching role and a monthly wage of $ XX for my administrative role. This administrative role has fixed hours of two days a week, 4 hours each day. My monthly wage from my teaching role varies depending on how many hours I am needed for, and so I have calculated an average. I have also included bank statements outlining my finances, a letter of invitation from my boyfriend and a letter of approved vacation time from my employer in the United States.

My primary purpose of travel is to visit my boyfriend after he visited me here in the United States in order to maintain our long-distance relationship. XXX (boyfriend) and I met during his time working in the United States in July 2017 and have been in a long-distance relationship since. He plans to visit me in the near future if granted leave of absence from his employer.

During my time in the UK I will not be paying any costs towards accommodation as I will be staying with my boyfriend and his parents and my estimated cost for the total trip, including flights, is approximately 1400 USD. XXX and I will be staying in XXX throughout the duration of my visit.

After my visit I shall be returning to the United States to continue working as I am saving up for an apartment in XXXX. I am currently residing with my two parents.

Thank you for considering my application.

Kind regards,

XXXXX

I’ve used ‘XXX’ in place of removed information (names, dates, locations).

After she was refused I visited her in the USA for one month. Would they be aware of this, and would it influence their decision in her visa?

Somebody mentioned in my last question on my other account, that I should include how we met and how often we communicate etc in my cover letter. Is this really advisable and would it be worthwhile? We have plenty of pictures together and we communicate every single day without failure but I don’t quite think it would be all that necessary to include documentation of this as I don’t believe the integrity of our relationship is even being questioned by Home Office officials.

Thanks. I hope the cover letter doesn’t come across as desperate to the ECO but I feel as if it outlines our situation. Cheers!

UK Visitor Visa from USA- Qn regarding courier to New York

My husband I are applying for a Standard UK Visitor Visa from USA and we booked the Bio metrics . We have filled Individual Applications , but should we send the applications separately to the New York Consulate ? Also should we take the Premium Services offered in the VFS site . It looks pretty steep for a courier to New York.

Thanks

UK standard visitor visa delay

I applied for a UK standard visiting visa on 19th March, 2019. My biometrics were done on the same date. To this date, the visa still hasn’t arrived. It has been more than 15 working days and I didn’t get any email updates.

Today I called UKVI and asked them about the status of my application. They said that the visa was already decided on the 2nd April, 2019. As I have still not received my visa (today is 11th April, 2019), what are my options?

Does applying for a UK Visitor visa from a country where I don’t have a residence permit reduce my chances of getting visa?

I am a non-EU citizen, having a student residence permit from Czech Republic. At the moment I am doing an internship in Switzerland (CERN). Since the internship is less then 90 days, I can stay in Switzerland with my Czech permit and don’t need another visa/permit.

I have been invited to a job interview in the UK and need to get a UK Visitor visa to go there. The company assigned me a visa application consultant.

I want to apply from a visa centre in Switzerland. However, the consultant insists that I should apply either from a country of my citizenship or a country where I have a residence permit. Otherwise, they believe that my application is very likely to be rejected (just because I don’t have a residence permit/citizenship here). I don’t want to do that, since that would require me to go to another country in person, and also be stuck there for at least a week, since I must leave my passport with my application.

As far as I understand, legally it is totally fine to apply for a visitor visa in a country where I don’t have residence/citizenship. However, the consultant points out that it is strongly recommended to have residence and there is some document (“UK Visas & Immigration; Visitor: supporting documents guide”) where the following is listed as highly recommended to be provided with visa application: “Confirmation of legal residence, if you are not a national of the country in which you are applying or your right to reside there is not included in your passport”.

I don’t have that, therefore they believe my application is likely to be rejected.

Are they correct here? Is it really a problem to apply from a foreign country?