Normally you cannot travel to the UK before the start date of your visa, as you must enter after the start date in order to ‘activate’ your Student visa status. … It will be the decision of the Immigration Officer at the airport whether to allow you to enter as a visitor before the start of your Student visa.
Can I enter the UK before my Tier 2 visa starts?
Travelling to the UK
The Home Office strongly recommends against booking travel to the UK before a visa is issued. Skilled Worker visa holders must travel to the UK as soon as possible after the start date of their Skilled Worker vignette.
Can I travel a day before my visa starts?
No you can’t travel before the visa date, you will waste money cos you can book the ticket but at the time of check in , the counter person will check your passport and visa, if dates not matching they won’t allow you to board and won’t issue you a boarding pass. Your ticket money will go waste.
Can I enter UK after start date?
Even if you manage to enter the UK, the University may not permit you to continue with your course once your ‘latest course start date’ has passed.
Can I enter UK before CoS start date?
You cannot enter the UK before the start date as recorded on your visa. The start date of your visa will be recorded as either: 14 days before the start date on your Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS), which is your employment start date; or.
How long can I stay outside the UK with leave to enter?
You are allowed to spend time outside of the UK so long as these periods of absence do not exceed 6 months at any one time. It does not matter how much time you spend outside of the UK in total during the required 5-year continuous residence period provided you return each time after a maximum of 6 months.
Can I change my travel plans after I receive my visa?
You cannot change your itinerary so completely that the information you gave in the visa application is no longer true. If you planned a trip lasting 10 days, and you now have 15 days “duration of stay”, you can extend your trip by up to 5 days (including a visit to another country if you want).
Can I enter Germany before my visa starts?
You are free to apply 90 days before the date of your travel for a German visa. It is recommended that you apply 3-6 weeks in advance before you travel to avoid any visa processing delay issues interfere with your travel itinerary.
Can I enter Italy before my visa starts?
A visa grants the holder permission to enter a given country, in this case Italy, for the purpose specified in the visa, in this case, for study, beginning no earlier than the visa’s start date, and permitting its use only until its expiration date.
Can I stay in UK while waiting for my visa?
You can legally stay in the UK while you wait for the Home Office decision, even if this comes after the expiry date of your previous visa.
Is UK open for immigration?
New immigration routes have opened for applications to work, live and study in the UK. You can apply and pay for your visa online.
Do I need my BRP to re-enter UK?
You are advised not to travel outside the UK without your BRP. The BRP is proof of your immigration permission and you are normally required to show this in order to travel to, and re-enter the UK.
Can I start work before CoS start date?
If an individual already in the UK with valid leave has applied for a Tier 2 visa and is waiting for a decision on their application, the individual can start work before their visa application has been decided if: They have been assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS)
How long can I stay in the UK with a 2 year visa?
You can choose to apply for a long-term Standard Visitor visa if you visit the UK regularly. This visa lasts 2, 5 or 10 years. You can stay for a maximum of 6 months on each visit.
Can I travel while waiting for indefinite leave to remain?
We strongly advise applicants who are considering leaving the UK and travelling overseas whilst their application for leave to remain or ILR is pending, not to do so without considering the very serious consequences that could follow as set out below.