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

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Is it legal to travel to the UK on a tourist visa to participate in a hackathon?

Is it possible for a non-EU national to visit the UK (on a tourist visa) to participate in a hackathon? The definition of a hackathon is: A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or ...
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Second British visa application - proof of previous visits

We reside in Ireland and, as non-EU citizens, require a visa to travel to UK. Which we successfully applied for and are now traveling, naturally, as tourists. But there is one potential issue with ...
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Student Visa come as a tourist before it expires

I'm a Malaysian student currently studying in the UK using my student visa. If, for example, my visa expires on June 20, and I'm leaving the country (UK) on June 10 and I'm coming back to the UK on ...
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What should a sponsor tell the ECO?

Some people who want to visit the UK are unable to do so unless a 3rd party steps in and offers to provide sponsorship. We see a lot of this type of thing on this site; nearly all the refusals have to ...
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Visa Issues when crossing the English Channel by Jet Ski

Inspired by this video: Jet Skiing Across the English Channel, a Canadian wants to rent a jet ski in Dover and use it to cross the channel. Travelling by jet ski opens visa issues when international ...
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Entering the UK with dual Danish/Chinese citizenship from China

My son has 2 passports, Danish and Chinese. My wife is Chinese and I'm Danish. We are currently living in Japan, but will be going to the UK later in the year. My wife and son will be going to China ...
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UK Transit Visa, for Indian travelling to Peru [duplicate]

I am a Indian National, traveling to Lima, Peru, via London (Heathrow), and I have a connecting flight with a waiting period of 16 Hours. I arrive Heathrow airport at 2PM and the next connecting ...
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Living in the UK with German passport, but going abroad with Brazilian passport. Will this be a problem to reenter the UK?

We live in the UK and my daughter has dual citizenship. However, she never entered the UK with her Brazilian passport, only with the German passport. Now we are travelling to Croatia without the ...
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Where can I go mud sliding in Europe (ideally the UK)?

I've seen a number of videos on Youtube of people sliding down the muddy banks of the Shubenacadie river in Nova Scotia and it looks great fun. But I can't afford to travel to Nova Scotia. Is there ...
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UK transit visa need to go to Schengen country [duplicate]

I am traveling from Mumbai to Sweden, Norway and Denmark on Schengen visa via Heathrow airport. I also hold a valid US visa. Do I still need to get Direct Airside Transit visas for UK for onward and ...
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In the UK, what is the difference between “Leave to Enter” and a visa?

In most countries that I have traveled to, a visa is a document / attestation that allows you to travel to the country's borders in order to request temporary entry, because you are not normally ...
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UK visitors visa for my son, 2 years and I

We are residing in New Zealand. Going to London to visit my mother and stepdad. I would like to know by the income and expenditures it asks for the GBP in pounds. Do I calculate my NZ dollars ...
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I've been granted temporary admission to the UK for only three days. What can I do?

I have been told I can't appeal or anything, but is there anything at all I can do? I only have a temporary stay until Monday (2 and a half days admission). I'm a Canadian who came to visit my ...
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UK visa says it's been issued for a family visit, can I still use it for a vacation?

My dad has a 10 year UK visa, on the remarks it says "family visit" my question is if we go on a vacation to the UK will it be a problem for him ? can they refuse him entry?
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Traveling to UK (London) in July, how to find cheap accomodation? [closed]

i'm planning a trip to (UK)London during early July, and i haven't been able to find any type of cheap ( ~15€ / night * person, 3 nights) accomodation, preferably not that far, or, connected to in any ...
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Refused Entry and Removed from the UK; What are the Consequences?

Last week I was travelling to London Heathrow from Pakistan. The immigration officer asked me my reason for coming to the UK. I replied that I was going to visit my friends and also meeting with an ...
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Accommodation UK visa

If I'm traveling with someone should the amount of accommodation in the application be my half or the full amount that I have to pay. ok for example I'm traveling with my dad and he's funding for the ...
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Bank statement validity for UK Visa

When applying for a UK visa, how old should the bank statement be?
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hotel booking cancellation for UK Visa [duplicate]

Is it alright if i cancel my book now pay later hotel booking during the process of my UK visa application ? for example I sent my application on the 25 may and my free cancellation is till 5 june and ...
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Entering air ticket costs in a UK Visa application

In the UK visa application form they ask for your cost of the air ticket, if I'm stopping somewhere in between before coming to the UK, do I need to give a figure of the whole air fair example: home ...
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Making pen and ink corrections on a UK visa form?

After printing out a UK visa form, can you cross out planned arrival date with a pen and write a new one?
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Visas uk stay 6 months and 17 days [duplicate]

My visas had not expired it remains more a year to me but i havé to exceed 17 days 6 months with it noticing stupidly there is no solution
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Booked with third party - How do I get my flights back?

Basically, I booked a packaged holiday with a third party company, flying with Thomas Cook. I am very disappointed with them. I have already paid (£400) which covers the flights, so technically, the ...
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Visa for baby born in UK, parents on Tier 2 visa [migrated]

I am on a Tier 2 Visa working in the UK, my wife and two kids are on the Tier 2 dependant visas. We are expecting a newborn in July , and I have a few questions regarding his/her visa. Do I need to ...
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Are duty free allowances cumulative across outward and return journeys?

This question is based on travelling between the UK and Cancun, Mexico. On the way out (UK -> Mexico) I purchased 200 cigarettes in the duty free shop at LGW. Some (at the current rate c. 50% by the ...
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UK Visitor visa what document i need [duplicate]

my husband is British and working in rwanda these days. Iam indian and these days on dependent(Resident visa) in Rwanda. My husband and me want to visit his mum so i applied for visitor visa it got ...
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Need information about UK- Irish visa scheme

Currently I am in Dublin on training visa which is sub type of Irish business visa. Visa is valid for 90 days from date of entrance. So just want to understand can I able to visit UK on same visa as ...
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Flying from Halifax via London to India and back from Jeddah

I have a flight booked (round trip) from Halifax,Canada to Jeddah, SaudiArabia VIA London. Now there has been a change in my plans and I want to go to India. So Can I book a flight from UK to India so ...
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Permanent address is old on my passport, what should be filled in the UK visa application form?

I plan to travel to UK but the permanent address on my passport is old one, moved from there few years back. I need to understand what address should I be putting in the visa application form. Will it ...
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What is the highest viewing spot in London that is accessible free of charge?

I would like to visit a viewing spot in London, but I don't want to pay any entrance fees. Where is the highest spot to do so? Note that restaurants and bars (or other freely accessible venues) are ...
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Staying at cousin's home in London, what documentation should I submit with my visa application?

I am planning to stay at my cosuin's place in London, they are not sponsoring my trip we just will be staying with them for period of 10 days. What all documents are required by them apart from ...
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Transit without visa at Heathrow experience with Indian passport?

Hello everyone this is my first question ever here. I apologize in advance if i have neglected any guideline or policy while asking my question here. So my question is about transit visa at Heathrow ...
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uk visa refusal for mrcp paces exam [duplicate]

I had applied for uk visa for mrcp paces exam on 23rd june 2016. I am Undergoing Training in cardiology and receiving RS 18000(120 UK POUNDS) per month as stipend. the transaction they have shown ...
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UK visitor visa to be expired [duplicate]

My UK tourist visa expires on 1st August. What is the latest I can enter UK for a short stay from Russia?
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can i get uk visa appointment fees refund before my appointment date?

I have taken appointment for my UK travel visa one week from now. But i want to cancel my UK trip. Can i claim refund for appointment fees paid on appointment cancellation?
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Reapply for UK standard visa after refusal [duplicate]

I applied for UK standard visitor visa for myself, my wife, two children & one unmarried sister last month. Today we received back the passports & all are sanctioned visa except my sister. ...
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UK Transit Visa for a student holding a Spanish NIE card

Could you kindly clarify if the NIE card issued by the Spanish government is equivalent to a "Common format residence permit issued by EEA member?" I am an Indian student, studying in Spain. My ...
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Why is there a ticket office /after/ the ticket barriers?

At several larger UK train stations, I have noticed that there is a ticket desk beyond the ticket barriers. This is the case, among other places, in Reading and Birmingham New Street. The desk is ...
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Do I need to pay Ryanair checked baggage fee separately on the return trip?

I've paid the checked baggage fee at the airport on the outbound trip. The Ryanair Android app doesn't tell me anywhere whether I can bring a checked bag on the return trip. Do I have to pay again? ...
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Refused entry to UK twice [closed]

In February 2015 I travelled to the UK. The 'travel website' said I didn't need a visa to stay for up to 90 days. I was refused entry but allowed to stay for 4 days with my friend there. I travelled ...
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Transit visa at London to pass Paris [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to USA via London as a tourist. During the transit at London i would like to visit Paris. What are the documents required to get passes? Where Can i get the passes?
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How do I find out when advance tickets become available for GB trains?

On GB trains, there are some heavily discounted tickets called "Advance" tickets. These become available about three months before the train runs - but that varies from one train company to the next. ...
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Will a non-EU citizen get stamped with a family permit at the airport?

Is it true that a non-EU citizen will get stamped with a family permit at the airport when arriving in the UK with their EU spouse? My husband and I lined up in the non-EU line when we arrived. I am ...
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UK visa fees when traveling with a minor?

I am filling out an application for a UK visitors visa and I am planning on traveling with my child who is a minor. What visa fees am I required to pay?
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Is there an app that will calculate a route off main roads for cycling?

I want to go for a short cycle tour but I want to avoid main roads. Is there an app for that?
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Type of UK visa to attend convocation

Can anyone tell me what kind of visa it will be if i apply to attend mrcp convocation ceremony in edinburgh. The types of visa are confusing.
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Changing UK visa from visitor to study

Can I change my visa status from visitor to study while I'm still in UK?
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United Kingdom transit visa for 4-5 days [duplicate]

I'm travelling from India to Canada and I have Canada visa with me. I haven't buy ticket yet. I want to stay 4 to 5 days in United Kingdom. And I'm planning to buy British Airways ticket which has 1 ...
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Can I visit London with a US visit visa during a 11 hours lay over at LHR? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am flying to Seattle, US from Bangalore, India via LHR, London and the layover is 11 hours. Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many ...
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Multiple Entry visa for parents visiting me in UK

I am a South African citizen currently living in the UK with a Tier 2 visa. My parents have recently moved to the Netherlands. If they want to visit us, they would need a visa. For this, I have a ...