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by The Station Agent
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Looking for clarification - re-entry after Tier 5
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Looking for clarification - re-entry after Tier 5

I would think you'll be OK as long as you carry some form of proof of your intentions to collect belongings and leave within a few days. Carry proof of intended departure from UK and maybe a friend or relative can be on the end of the phone to confirm things if you get stopped.
by The Station Agent
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Tier 5 YMS applying country
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: Tier 5 YMS applying country

You could start the process by applying online here, but you will have to be physically present in HK to attend a biometrics appointment.
by The Station Agent
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Visa for Freelance Photographer/ Photojournalist
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Visa for Freelance Photographer/ Photojournalist

Taking photos of an event for an overseas news agency would not warrant a Tier 5 creative and sporting visa, and to be quite honest I doubt you need that. The visitor rules allow for journalists and cameramen to cover UK events for overseas publications, as long as they're short term. I suggest you ...
by The Station Agent
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Visa for Freelance Photographer/ Photojournalist
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Visa for Freelance Photographer/ Photojournalist

You can apply in your country of residence (USA), assuming your O1 is still valid.

I would think a business visit visa would cover it if you're covering the event for an overseas news agency.
by The Station Agent
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Immigration rule 320(7)
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: Immigration rule 320(7)

They can refuse you if you have a serious communicable disease or you're a raving axe murderer. Not usually a problem.
by The Station Agent
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Urgent!! Wrong passport expiry date on CoS
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Re: Urgent!! Wrong passport expiry date on CoS

The sponsor can (and should) make a sponsor note. It does not cancel or impact on the CoS; it's purely a note to correct one detail. The VFS people are clowns. The amount they know about CoS could be stated amply on the back of a postage stamp.
by The Station Agent
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Seasonal Work for a U.S. Citizen??
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: Seasonal Work for a U.S. Citizen??

I don't believe seasonal work is available, apart from to Commonwealth citizens under 30, or under the bizarre new agricultural seasonal workers program (a licence for gangs to run modern slavery scams if ever there was one - it only applies to farm work). You would instead need a work permit (Certi...
by The Station Agent
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Referendum-News and Developments
Topic: UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 4021

Re: UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit

Your original post is fine; don't want to contradict that at all. But if EU nationals were really to be subject to work visas, CoS, etc. as of November 1, I find it hard to believe there are systems in place to deal with that. For example; adding EU nationals into the countries who need work permiss...
by The Station Agent
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question

It's done it again! I used a four letter word which means counterfeit or not real; and rhymes with bake or rake. Jeez; apparently that word is unusable on here.
by The Station Agent
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question

Errrr, I typed the word "fake"; as in a false NI number (not one attached to a real person). The post changed my wording from "fake" to "bad quality".
by The Station Agent
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question

They say they're addressing the problem hopefully by mid next week (August 21 or so). In the meantime they've provided a fake NI number for our applicants, to get around the problem.
by The Station Agent
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question
Replies: 5
Views: 215

UK visa form - glitch with the NI number question

Hi folks Today we had reports of a glitch with the online UK visa forms for temporary workers (it might affect others too). 4 Chinese nationals all reported to us that the forms would not let them past the NI number question. We checked and got the same problem. If you say you don't have an NI numbe...
by The Station Agent
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: DOCUMENTS FOR MAKING TIER 5 VISA APPLICATION
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Re: visa application and job start date different from date in CoS

Your start date can be later. It's not a reason for refusal. Your sponsor could do a "sponsor note" on the CoS to say your likely start date has been pushed back to, say, August 15th or something like that. This note should show up to the officer who considers the visa application.
by The Station Agent
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Tier 5 - Youth Mobility Question
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Tier 5 - Youth Mobility Question

I don't deal with YMS, but I can say you can't apply for it in-country once you've landed as a visitor. You need an entry visa first.
by The Station Agent
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Providing evidence that I am allowed to be in France.
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Providing evidence that I am allowed to be in France.

Generally you can't apply for a UK work visa in a country where you're simply a visitor. You'd need to apply from your home country, I'm afraid.
by The Station Agent
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: E-Gates for Australian visa holders??
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: E-Gates for Australian visa holders??

I think if you have the visa in your passport (entry clearance sticker) then you should be able to use the E-gates. The people who can't use the E-gates are those who are working and would get their work permission conveyed by a Border Force officer on arrival (you'll have yours conveyed by the visa...
by The Station Agent
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Tier 5 entertainment visa woes - your experiences
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Tier 5 entertainment visa woes - your experiences

Hi all I have noticed especially last summer and this year that the number of visa nationals applying for a tier 5 entertainment visas is broadening in scope. It used to be mainly South Asian pop and film acts, plus 'World Music' which usually got lumped in with folk and certain festivals. Now we ha...
by The Station Agent
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Documents needed for Standard Visitor Visa Application.
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Visitor Visa for Cricket World cup 2019

You should not have to prove you have tickets for a sporting event to get a visa.

With regard to financial documents, originals are best and certified copies are next-best.
by The Station Agent
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General UK Immigration forum
Topic: Documents needed for Standard Visitor Visa Application.
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Visitor Visa for Cricket World cup 2019

When you make your visit visa applications just make sure you prove you are just coming here for a short time. Any proof you can give that you have a job and/or family to return to in India, and that you have enough money for your trip.
by The Station Agent
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Apply for standard visitor visa while on Tier 5
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Apply for standard visitor visa while on Tier 5

I tried to amend my earlier reply and the system stopped me from doing so. Having read some of the other replies it seems Frontier Mole may have given you different advice and I would bow to their superior knowledge. It's odd your visa was only issued for a few past the World Cup final. Anyway, igno...
by The Station Agent
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Apply for standard visitor visa while on Tier 5
Replies: 20
Views: 1500

Re: Apply for standard visitor visa while on Tier 5

Have you actually got the UK visa yet? I'm assuming you're a South African national and would therefore require a visa. Tier 5 CoS holders often get a visa for a month past their last work date on the CoS. So if your sponsor covered you to the end of July then your visa may run to the end of August ...
by The Station Agent
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Help!!!! Visa4UK Tier 5 Visa Sub Type
Replies: 4
Views: 2798

Re: Help!!!! Visa4UK Tier 5 Visa Sub Type

I thought the visa4UK portal was closed now. applicants should be made via https://visas-immigration.service.gov.u ... type/tier5

The subtypes are clearly showing on that page. Hope this helps.
by The Station Agent
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: can Tier 4 (study) switch to Tier 5 (creative & sporting)?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: can Tier 4 (study) switch to Tier 5 (creative & sporting)?

CR001 is correct; for some reason the switching route is very restrictive in tier 5. You'd need to return to your home country and apply for a UK work visa from there, once you have a valid CoS.
by The Station Agent
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: BRP
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: BRP

You must leave by the date on your BRP. If you come back a few days later you will have a hard time convincing UK Border Force you're just here for a holiday. It simply doesn't look right.
by The Station Agent
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: UK Tier 5 (Temporary Work) visas
Topic: Does anyone have clarity on what happens post-Brexit?
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Does anyone have clarity on what happens post-Brexit?

Hi all I'm referring here to touring music and theatre workers (bands, DJs, theatre troupes, film workers etc.) who come temporarily to the UK each year. Non-EU nationals mostly use Tier 5 CoS to do this (well over 30,000 Tier 5 CoS are issued to touring acts each year; the majority from the USA), b...
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