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UK Visa Renewal

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Know the Consequences of Waiting Too Long to Obtain a UK Visa Renewal
If you currently live in the UK and your visa is close to its expiry date, you will need to find out how to renew it. A UK visa extension is usually easier to obtain than the original visa, but in most cases you will need to present documentation to prove you still meet the requirements. Some British Embassy visa types are either not eligible for an extension or do not need one, so find out if you need a visa renewal before you spend time trying to obtain one.
UK visa renewal is not usually a complicated process, but you need to ensure you leave enough time for it to be approved, which can take several weeks. If you are student and find your studies will take longer to finish than you had originally thought, you will need a renewal. To obtain one, you will need to show that you have the tuition fees for the first year, as well as money to pay your monthly bills for at least two months. Your new course cannot start any later than a month after your original student visa expires. If you wait too long and your visa expires before you get approval, you take the risk of being denied the extension and even being asked to leave. The best way to prevent this is to find out the rules of the extension process for UK visas.
If you work in the UK, your employer should be the one to apply for the UK visa renewal. If you have already been working in the UK for five years, you do not need to apply for a UK visa extension at all. Instead, you can consider applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain, which allows you to stay in the country for as long as you would like. There are no work restrictions on such a permit, and you can eventually apply to be a British citizen if you would like.
Though extensions for UK visas are not necessarily difficult to obtain, there are as many regulations to remember as in the original visa application process. If you do not meet all the requirements and do not get a UK visa renewal before your original visa expires, you can lose your right to stay in the UK at all, which makes research at a site like Capital Visas crucial.

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From 1 January 2014, passport holders of Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will be able to visit the UK for up to 6 months using an electronic visa waiver (EVW). The EVW, which can be created online, offers a free, fast and simple alternative to a visit visa.

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