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No, they are not dependant. They have VISITING visa (category C) and they have had it for a few times. They come and visit me. Every time is for two years. This time it happened that they are here while their visa is going t expire in about two month.
I just want to know if they can get their 2 year renewal visa in the UK (same way they do outside UK) or do they need to be outside and use the ususal process.
I think this is not Extending if my understanding is correct. The embassy issues a new visa every two years when my parents apply. Or maybe you call it extending and it is the same thing.
Good afternoon Mr Hughes and thanks for your response.
I know they go back.
The problem is that there is no British embassy in Tehran and they need to travel to Emirate (UAE) to get the new visa usually. This will incure a lot of cost as they need to stay there for approximately one week while they hand over their passports and they get it back. This is in addition to actual fees and usual costs.
They are here for 3 weeks which another one and half week of it has remained. I thought if it is possible to apply while they are in the UK, then we would do it here. So my question is that:
Is it possible to apply for a renewal 2 year category C family visiting visa from inside the UK? If it is possible, I will be thankful if you would please to let me know how or where to find the forms on UK Border Agency website.