An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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UK “Entertainer Visitor Visa” Processing times? [on hold]

I applied for an Entertainer Visitor Visa for 1 week on 27th August this year under Standard Processing since it's the first time I have applied for a UK visa. My intended travel date is for 14th ...
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Transit visa for the UK [duplicate]

I am traveling to Tenerife via London and the layover is for 10 hours. I need to visit friends in London during this time. Please suggest for which visa I should apply. The travel date is 17th ...
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Schengen visa from UK working on Tier2 ICT short term [on hold]

i am Indian currently working in UK on Tier2 ICT short term visa. visa is valid till Aug 2016. my wife and daughter will be visiting UK on tourist visa for 2 months . i would like to get Schengen visa ...
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Should I open a US bank account for my study abroad? [on hold]

I am going to start a year's study in the US, transferring from the UK. I will be staying in San Diego, CA. In the UK, I currently have a student account with Santander and a general account with ...
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Applied for Tier2 General visa for UK at VFS Delhi but didnt get any update… :( [on hold]

I have applied for Tier2 General visa for UK at VFS Delhi but didnt get any update since 28th Aug, 2015.
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Are British immigration officers permitted to require evidence of a relationship between passengers and their children?

Sometimes we hear stories where passengers who accompany a child are questioned when the relationship between the child and the passenger is not immediately clear. The questions seem intrusive and ...
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UK transit visa query for an indian passport holder with valid usa student visa [duplicate]

I am travelling to usa on a student visa..through british airways and have a long layover at heathrow for 22 hours..can i visit my brother who lives in london for few hours with the transit visa? Do i ...
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Can I search for a train ticket from A to C via B?

When looking up tickets with national rail you can check train times with a via option. Is this just for planning purposes or is it possible to buy the via ticket?
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname to its mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have UK ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa Refusal [on hold]

My sis lives in uk with her family.Her husband is a doctor.He sponsor my mother for general visit visa. when it applied it was rejected. We attached my father bank statement with heavy funds and also ...
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UK Type C-Visit - Business visa for tourism [duplicate]

Query is similar to one asked before but not the same. I have gone through all the links in similar questions, but I am unable to find a home office document which states that if my visa was issued ...
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Vietnam visa for UK citizen

I am visiting Vietnam in November 2015, I will entering the country on the 10th and my flight home is 14 days later, I will be leaving Vietnam and travelling to Cambodia in between the 2 weeks then ...
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Do I need to be in my country of nationality to apply for a visa to join my spouse in the UK? [on hold]

I'm from New Zealand, and my husband is a UK citizen. We have been in the UK for 3 months, with me on a 6 month visitor visa. We now want to stay longer, for which I would need a spousal visa. Do ...
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What does “Leave to enter for six months” on a UK visitor visa mean?

For visitors who are able to get a visa on arrival, it's common to get a stamp with the entry date and the following: Leave to enter for six months How is the six months counted? Is it a number ...
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Can we bring lavender wands from the US to the UK and back again?

We're traveling to the UK next week, and would like to take some lavender wands with us (lavender, dried, then woven with straw to make a nice smelling block). Does anyone know if UK Customs will ...
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How do I make a reservation with The Fat Duck? [closed]

Their website is mysterious, I believe it is one of the top resturants in the world that every tourist should visit
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Do my children need any kind of identification if we are flying inside the UK?

I kind of remember advice about having an ID when you fly even if you are traveling within your home country. My children are still young and have no ID apart from their birth certificates.
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How to get schengen visa if already in UK [duplicate]

I am in United Kingdom on a visit c-type.. What if I wish to visit Paris from UK.. How to get a Schengen visa on Pakistani passport?
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I have applied for UK entertainer visa and it got refused [closed]

I have applied for uk entertainer visa on 6th August and I have received all the documents. My visa application was rejected. I gave all my proof: my bank statement and income tax file. As I am ...
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Peru to UK: need round trip ticket?

As a European citizen planing to go to Peru from the UK, I need a round trip ticket even if I don't plan to return at all. With just a one way ticket, I may be required to book a return flight at the ...
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Are there any flights from London to Blackpool?

I am rather confused here, it looks like Blackpool Airport has been shut down according to Google but Wikipedia states that the airport is still there. Also there are results from Skyscanner and ...
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How to change some details on the passport application AFTER it got submitted?

My sister wants to renew her British passport from overseas, she made two mistakes on her application form: wrong email missing middle name Whats is the standard procedure to deal with a similar ...
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travel to london from ghana as U.S citizen [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and I am working in UNICEF as a nurse in Accra, Ghana. Now I want to travel to London on holiday. I just want to know which documents I have to provide to travel to London. Thanks
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Customs in coach travel between France and UK

When travelling between France and the UK via the Eurostar train, I have never actually been stopped by customs on either direction. I've seen some people being stopped, but it seems that it's on a ...
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What are my cellular options in London

In the US, we have 4 options for cellular plans (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint). To get a comparison, who are the top 3-4 companies that I have to choose from in London? and which one has ...
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US Citizen, US Company with UK subisdiary, How to work from UK? [migrated]

I'm a US citizen and I work for a US company. My company has a subsidiary in the UK where we have at least one person employed. What are my options for working from London? How long can a "business" ...
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Refused UK Visit visa for lack of sufficient funds

I recently got a visa refusal for uk visit visa. As my father is sponsoring me he encashed some of the money from his fixed deposit and transferred in to his account i provided the evidence of ...
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How to show proof of employment?

I recently got a visa refusal for UK visit visa. I provided a letter of employment from my hospital plus a letter of leave. It stated my job, position, salary. Visa officer stated that he is not ...
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How to maintain 6 months bank statement for uk visit visa?

I am a doctor and I want to give my plab 2 exam in the UK. As I am a recent graduate my father is supporting me financially. He is a retired government officer who gets pension, rents from his ...
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UK visa requirements for Algerian citizen in France on French tourist visa wanting to visit UK?

When an Algerian citizen in France on a French tourist visa wishes to visit the UK, entering and leaving by Eurostar, must he apply for a UK tourist visa? If so, should he apply 3 months before (as ...
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How can I find the canonical validity map/area for a UK train PlusBus ticket?

In the UK, for many places, there's a rather nifty thing you can add onto your train ticket - PlusBus. For normally a few quid more than the normal train ticket, you also get unlimited bus travel ...
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Can I return to UK within 1-3 months on a 'tourist visa' after expiration of a 1-year academic visitors visa?

I am a US semi-retired professional woman who was granted a 1-yr multiple entry academic visitors visa to pursue select higher education activities. The visa expires in early october. I would like to ...
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Do UK visits visa call your workplace for verification?

I am from India. I have applied for UK visits visa for ten days. I do not want to inform about this holiday at my workplace since my boss hates me. Is there any way that my employers will get to know ...
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How do I rent canal boat in the UK?

Canal boating is one of the most famous tourist activities in the UK. However, usually the boat comes with a pilot, and it may be expensive to travel with many people. Is it as easy to rent a canal ...
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Traveling to London from Paris as a U.S. Citizen [duplicate]

I am staying in Paris in a couple of weeks and I booked a day trip to London via EuroStar. Looking around here and the internet I believe I do not need a visa to travel to London from Paris since I ...
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Visa needed for UK entry by non-EEA spouse of non-EU but EEA citizen? [closed]

Can a Norwegian citizen bring their non-EEA spouse to live in Britain, without the spouse needing a visa that has an earnings requirement, or any other visa, just as a Polish citizen can but a British ...
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UK Visitor Application with UK based sponsor: What type of visa to apply for?

I am Filipino. I have a friend that is a citizen in UK. He told me that I will visit him and he will cover all of my expenses when I am in his country. So what kind of visa should I apply for? And ...
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Going to UK from US on Tier 4 Visa, but going on Holiday from UK to Sardinia first

I am hoping my plan is ok. I am a US Citizen going to England on September 1st on a Tier 4 Visa for 2 years. I have had a trip to Sardinia planned for some time. Are there any issues with my flying ...
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Can I travel to the UK for leisure holding a UK Business Visa? [duplicate]

I'm a Kurdish Iraqi national, I have a UK Business Visa valid until 24th Sep 2015. I visited London on 11th May 2015 for some business meetings, and went back to Erbil on 24th May 2015. I'm planing ...
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US Boyfriend visiting me (UK citizen) for 6 weeks having just sold house

I previously posted this question and got some excellent advice: Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months? We have changed plans to not marry in the US but instead apply for a ...
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I have a UK visitor visa starting on 30 Oct; will I need a DATV for an itinerary on 12 Sep? [duplicate]

I am traveling on a BA flight from Amsterdam - Mumbai via London (LHR). I have a visitor visa for the UK starting one month after my current travel. Will I require a Direct Airside Transit Visa ...
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What does this pen notation in my UK entry stamp mean?

I entered the UK from Paris once (riding the Eurostar train), and after the UK border control officer placed an entry stamp in my passport, he added a notation in pen (picture below). What does it ...
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UK business academic visitor visa for 4 months for GMC ID check refused…What about being only 4 days?

I am Egyptian and applied for a UK business academic visitor visa in connection with my appointment on October 5 with the General Medical Council for an ID check, and for visiting my brother. I ...
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Code 1a Stamp ‘EEA Dependant’ ink stamp [migrated]

I applied for EEA Family Permit 3 times but I got refuse every time they give me very strange reason even I supplied all the documents they required it. I showed the refusal decision to many people ...
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UK visitor visa for GMC ID check refused

What subtype of business visitor visa should I apply for? (business) single, double, multiple valid up to 6 months (business) permitted paid engagement other type which I didn't mention?
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Are there still any advantages to using an Oyster card for travel in London?

The advice to visitors to London always used to be to procure an Oyster card. Given that Transport for London now accept (in fact, have accepted for a while) Contactless credit/debit cards (and Apple ...
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I'm UK citizen, residing in Germany, does my non-EU wife need a visa to visit the UK?

I'm UK citizen. I reside in Germany with my non-EU wife, who holds German resident permit. Does she need visa to enter UK?
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Strategy while applying for visa to UK 2nd time ( after first refusal )

I applied for visa around 2 months ago. Unfortunately got refused because of a missing document. Here's is the full context - India to UK Business VISA refused due to wording issues My previous visa ...
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Application for UK Standard visa twice refused, what next?

I have previously entered the UK as a tourist, in 2007 for 20 days. Last month I applied for a Standard visa to visit my brother who is temporarily resident in the UK. My brother has his own home ...
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Documents to support a further application following the refusal of a Standard UK visa

A couple of days ago I posted Reapplying for a UK Standard Visitor visa after a refusal where I included the reasons for my being refused a UK Standard visa. I am planning to re-apply but require ...