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Revised Edition 2013These guides might not give you the ability to fly. But they may help ensure that you dont trip up.If you are applying for a visa to come to the UK, there has never been a greater need to sit up and pay attention to the UKMoreRevised Edition 2013These guides might not give you the ability to fly. But they may help ensure that you dont trip up.If you are applying for a visa to come to the UK, there has never been a greater need to sit up and pay attention to the UK immigration rules. The cost of getting it wrong is often too heart-rending to think about.Mistakes on a visa application that could have easily been avoided, can lead to families being separated from each other. They can lead to lost opportunities for study or work. To years of planning and investment being wasted.Family stress and alienation are one of the most common casualties of making a mistake in your visa application. Financial loss is another. Wouldnt you rather be among those applicants now able to say: Thank goodness I didnt make that mistake!These summary immigration guides provide a valuable insight - as well as a short sharp shock - into some of the most popular common-sense beliefs and action that can kill off your application by page 1.Do you know for example how it would affect you as a foreign national if your child was British?Or if your parents were Commonwealth citizen with the right of abode?And should you be applying for settlement after two years of having a marriage visa?The contributors to these guides have represented clients at the highest and most complex levels of UK immigration bureaucracy, including entry clearance, settlement, students, spouse and children visa applications- overstayers, appeals, asylum, and Human Rights cases. In numerous situations, they have worked successfully to redeem legitimate cases which had gone awry due to a simple oversight.These guides are not law dissertations. They have been written in a friendly, approachable style and are aimed at the non-specialist lay person who is fed up of being bombarded by bureaucratic legalese. Who is struggling to make sense of the immigration requirements.They cannot replace the services of a qualified and registered practitioner.What they can do, however, is to prevent you submitting an application alone based on a false premise. To help you spot where you might be making a mistake or an incorrect assumption.And to help you pave a clearer path towards making a successful visa application.After reading this guide you should be able to:Recognise many of the fatal assumptions behind applying for a UK visa.Understand in simple terms the best ways to avoid these assumptions.Recognise the most common sources of misinformation.Decide what documentation you should provide to help your application succeed.Through the list of appendices, understand many of those criteria used by the Home Office to decide on a successful application.Understand the factors of evidence, good character, residence requirements and many more.