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Visas for UK

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Visas for UK

Hello I am from Australia and am coming up to the end of my 2 year working visa In the UK. My question is, once I leave the UK, am I able to come back in on a tourist visa or any other options? or if you've had a working visa can you not get tourist visa afterwards? I was planning on going to Europe for a couple of weeks when visa expires but then coming back in for a month while I wait for my friends visa to expire and then head back home together. Any help would be appreciated, cheers!

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1. Re: Visas for UK

Go straight to the official agency which deals with UK immigration and visas, and ask them.


Don't rely on the hearsay of strangers. If you overstay - whether unintentionally or otherwise - you could have all sorts of problems if you ever want to come back here.

Edited: 19 January 2014, 12:16
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2. Re: Visas for UK

The main problem you will have when returning to the UK is showing that you are going to leave the UK - for some reason immigration officers have this belief that Antipodean types are willing to live and work illegally in the UK especially if they've just spent 2 years on a Tier 5 visa and hence know people.

So do have definite plans for leaving the UK, preferably to Oz or somewhere else far far away

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