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So, I'll be visiting my family in England next month for 2 weeks (super excited). I have my greencard, I plan to living in America with my wife forever, have a job and life here, etc.

So as far as I'm aware, I'm all good? Right? My main question is more do I need anything for my wife? Obviously she's fine for going back to America, she's a US citizen, but does anyone know if we need anything entering the UK? Just so they know we're not planning on staying there and it's just so we can see my family? I know how picky immigration can be.

Thanks in advance guys!

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So this: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/usa/tourismseems to state my wife should be fine, we'll just bring the required documents!

Still, feel free to confirm I am correct on all this, better to be safe than sorry! Also, does anyone know what line we'd go in to do this? Can we both go in the same line when entering the UK, and would it be for the uk passport holders or for foreign visitors? Thanks again guys!

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There is never any guarantee of what the IO's will say or do when you arrive in the UK. Most likely you'll be fine, but there have certainly been some instances of turning back spouses for a whole host of nonsense reasons. Your chances are very favourable if you bring evidence of returning, and the fact that you will be standing with her. That is always a plus. It's been a few years since I've been in the UK, and it may depend on your POE, but the last time, the IO allowed us to stand and be processed together. That's pretty funny they tell VWP persons to bring visa-type documents now.

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When I want to the UK, they didn't ask me for anything, but like Yuna said, they have that option. If you look like a pretty average couple going on a two week holiday, then probably nothing will be required.

I want through the visitor line and my husband went through UK and finished way before me. The officer at Heathrow said next time go through the UK line with him.

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