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My girlfriend from brazil on a visit for 4 days to london

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My girlfriend from brazil on a visit for 4 days to london ... she’s being held up in immigration - I’m waiting in arrivals - they asked me a few questions and since that haven’t heard she landed 13:10 it’s 16:52 now
What to do ?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 6 months ago.


Sorry to hear this.

UK immigration officers may refuse her entry if they think she is not a genuine visitor and does not have a visa in advance.

I am afraid they need to be convinced that she will return back home at the end of her visit and not end up staying here in the UK with you.

You can only wait and see what happens I am afraid. There is nothing you can do.

May I help further?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
She doesn’t need visa
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 6 months ago.

Yes, she needs a visa on arrival, not in advance as she is a non visa national.

Immigration officers have discretion whether or not to let her in.