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VERY Urgent! Entering UK before visa valid date

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VERY Urgent! Entering UK before visa valid date

Post by Daphnoula » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:05 pm

I recently received a Tier 1(PSW) visa to work in the UK, but it is only valid from 3 weeks prior to the start of my PSW visa valid date - 5th May. I am from Hong Kong, a holder of British National Oversea passport and don't require a visa to enter for tourism. I would like to arrive in the UK in on 11th April to attends a friend's wedding, also looking start to search of jobs. Since I already have a holiday plan to Spain in end of May. Is it possible for me to visit the UK as a tourist before the date of my visa's validity and then, leave the UK on 26th May and re-enter on 28th May once the Tier 1 (PSW) visa is valid?

Can someone please help!!!!

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Post by giuseppenero » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:06 am

Sorry, have no idea. Have you tried asking the office that issued you your work visa? They would know better than anyone, it's their business.