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B-permit and visa for UK

Hi,

I'm planning to spend some days in uk (in vacation), I have visited the website of the british consulate (visa section) and one thing, I would like to clarify it. here is:

"If employed - a letter confirming your period of leave from your employer, together with your last two salary slips"

it's possible to send them copy of my contract instead of letter menstioned above, and the two last salary slips, because I don't want that my employee know I'm going to spend my holidays ;-))

I will be happy if some could share his experience or his thaught with me,

thanks,
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Old 06.12.2006, 13:42
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

Using my common sense it looks like you need to show/send them exactly what they are asking for. Contract is not exactly a "letter confirming your period of leave from your employer". Is it so bad if your employer knows that you are going to UK? Anyway good luck.
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Old 06.12.2006, 13:45
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

It would be helpful to know your nationality. but if you really do need a visa and they really do ask this, then a copy of your contract would also seem fine to me. Essentially if you are not an EU/Swiss citizen, they want to know you are going to be leaving the UK again...
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

They want a letter to show that you will be leaving the UK to return to work. A copy of your contract won't show that. Also your last two salary slips to show you are still employed up to that date. If you need further infomation you should probably contact the consulate.I am assuming you are not from the EU?
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

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Is it so bad if your employer knows that you are going to UK?
isn't so bad, but just I don't want to tell my boss that I'm going to somewhere, I would like keep my personnal like outside of my work life, that's all.
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

I'm algerian guy, which is mandatory for me to have visa.
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

Looks like you will have to speak with your employer.
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

Hi, This is the experience one of my friend shared with me a less than a month back. Might be of help to you:

>You can apply for your visa some six weeks, at the most, before you plan to
>travel. You can mention the date from which you want to visa, so that the
>visa is valid for that much longer. Normally they give for 6 months, but
>you
>can apply for longer as well if you feel you have the chance to get it.
>
>I submitted the following documents:
>
>- valid passports
>- Swiss permit copies
>- letter from employer ( for me, they mentioned that I am working with them
>and they have no issues with me taking break for visiting UK)
>- two photographs with light background, signed/name on the reverse
>- two months bank statement
>- fee paid online
>- self-addressed stamped envelope (5.50 CHF), if you want them to sent back
>your passport by post.
>- invitation letter ( if you cant manage that, I think you can show them
>hotel booking or flight details, but I am not sure)
>
>Regarding the invitation letter, I just showed a letter from my UK friend.
>I
>dont think they were very concerned about that, but it maybe because I had
>couple of UK visa already on my passport.
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>The best part was, I posted the passports and documents to the Geneva
>consulate on Wed evening, and got back the passports with visa on Friday
>morning !!
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

Hello Everyone,

I live/Currently on social help(Unemployed Since September) in Switzerland.
I hold Portuguese Passport..!!
My Wife is Indian, holding a B permit(5 years), currently working.
She B Permit is dependent..!
I don't need a visa, but i am not sure if my wife needs a visa?
Can anyone help?
If Yes, would appreciate if i could know the necessary steps to apply and the documents.

Thanks so much...!!
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

Yes, she does. Her permit here doesn't count for entering the UK as it's outside the Schengen Area.

https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa
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Thanks so much
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

As you are an EU national, what your wife needs in order to travel to the UK -- assuming you will be traveling with her -- is an EEA Family Permit. You would apply for one using the same channels through which you would apply for a UK visit visa, but the EEA family permit is issued free of charge and is supposed to be processed on an expedited basis.

https://www.gov.uk/family-permit
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Re: B-permit and visa for UK

Do we need to provide a copy of the work contract? Of course mine is in German and if required, does it have to be translated to English? I already have a certificate of employment (in English) given by my employer, so I don't know if the contract is necessary.
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Do we need to provide a copy of the work contract? Of course mine is in German and if required, does it have to be translated to English? I already have a certificate of employment (in English) given by my employer, so I don't know if the contract is necessary.
It says letter from employer so I suppose the certificate would be enough. Maybe take a couple of pay slips along too, just in case.
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