What are my options for getting a U.K. visa?
September 27, 2012 1:02 PM Subscribe
I'm a U.S. Citizen and want to get a U.K. Visa, but I have to keep my U.S. job. What are my best options?
posted by thepalephantom to law & government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend lives in London and we'd like to spend some time there (more than 6 months) before possibly moving back to the States. I have a job in the U.S. that I want to keep and can do from anywhere (I'm a programmer). I've been reading the UK Border Agency
website and it seems like my options are:
1. Stay for up to 6 months with no Visa (not sure how many times you can do this).
2. Get married or enter into a Civil Partnership.
3. Quit my job and try and get a visa through a U.K. job.
Does anyone have any experience with a similar situation. Does anyone have any recommendations on who to talk to to get advice about this (the Border Agency website says they don't offer advice on which Visa to apply for).
Any help would be great, thanks!