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Can I apply for UK visitor visa with permit renew letter instead of permit?

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I need to apply for UK visitor visa, and proof of residence in CH is needed I assume permit.

But my permit B expired and I applied for permit C, now I'm waiting for my new permit to arrive. At the same time I have a letter from commune saying I'm renewing my permit.

Can I apply for UK visitor visa using this letter? It's in French and I'm not sure whether it will be accepted by the UK side or not. And I don't want to visa refusal record because of this..

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Old 30.01.2021, 14:35
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Re: Can I apply for UK visitor visa with permit renew letter instead of permit?

Can you even travel to the UK atm?
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Re: Can I apply for UK visitor visa with permit renew letter instead of permit?

No, not directly from CH if you going by plane.
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Re: Can I apply for UK visitor visa with permit renew letter instead of permit?

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No, not directly from CH if you going by plane.
I see there still many flights going to the UK now, or I missed something?
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No travelling to UK currently unless there is a very very important reason. And very difficult return here, or impossible- tests and quarantine both ways.
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I see there still many flights going to the UK now, or I missed something?
There might be flights, but unless you have to go for business I don't know that they will grant you a visitor visa right now. They don't want visitors.
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Re: Can I apply for UK visitor visa with permit renew letter instead of permit?

You can travel from Switzerland to the U.K..... itís not banned (leaving U.K. without good reason is banned) But you need a PCR test (both ways), 10 days quarantine (both ways) AND the U.K. is in lockdown, so seems a bit pointless
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You can travel from Switzerland to the U.K..... itís not banned (leaving U.K. without good reason is banned) But you need a PCR test (both ways), 10 days quarantine (both ways) AND the U.K. is in lockdown, so seems a bit pointless
Thanks for everyone's comments, I do know it's difficult.
I have my partner there and wants to visit, so if it's not banned, I plan to go even with the PCR and quarantine.

How can I know if they issue visitor visa now or not?
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Thanks for everyone's comments, I do know it's difficult.
I have my partner there and wants to visit, so if it's not banned, I plan to go even with the PCR and quarantine.

How can I know if they issue visitor visa now or not?
Contact them I guess.

https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-inside-outside-uk
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Re: Can I apply for UK visitor visa with permit renew letter instead of permit?

As for your initial question, I don't know why they'd refuse your letter, just put a note with it in English or translate it to explain that your permit is being renewed. That said to enter Switzerland from the UK at the moment, you need a valid permit, so you'd have to get a temporary re-entry visa to return.
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