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

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UK visa refusal

I have applied recently for a general visitor visa to the UK to spend 10 days during Christmas with my British unmarried partner and it has been turned down. The Entry Clearance Officer stated on ...
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UK visa decision advice?

I have recently been refused visa entry clearance into the UK after applying for a 6 months visa based on failure to include criminality or state reasons for different alias used in UK previously. ...
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Refusal of Family Visa

My daughter in law who has been a British Citizen for over 7 years wanted her brother and sister to come on a visit to see our family in the UK over the Christmas holiday. We as a family have told ...
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Do I need a Schengen Visa if I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2

I'm a Turkish citizen and do I need to have a Schengen Visa for short visits to countries which are inside the Schengen Area If I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2? I wasn't able to find ...
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How can I see currency exchange rates?

I need to know how many pounds I can get from my dollars? I need to know it before traveling, since I want to make a plan before going to London, and everything is in pounds and euros... Also, which ...
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Do Iranians need a transit visa at London Heathrow or Frankfurt airports? [duplicate]

I am an International student with Iranian nationality studying in Canada, I am traveling (as a visit) to Iran and I'll come back one month after; first from Montreal to London Heathrow with less than ...
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Uk Tourist Visa Refused [duplicate]

I applied for a tourist visa from 4 months but I got refused. I have a British uncle who can send me an invitation but I have a problem: while filling my first application I told them I have no ...
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How do I get from Manchester Airport to Old Trafford?

I'm bit confused about Manchester's Metrolink serving Manchester Airport. Metrolink website states there are trams going to Cornbrook every 12 minutes, which seems like the best way to get from the ...
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U.K. visa rejected: will this be any problem for U.S. visa?

I am an Indian citizen and would be highly thankful if anyone could suggest me a better option. My husband initially got a short term work visa to work in U.K., so I applied for a family visitor visa ...
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Travel to Ireland and the UK 3 weeks before passport expiration [duplicate]

My USA passport expires two weeks after my planned return from a one week trip. The trip starts in Chicago and lands in Dublin, Ireland we stay for three days and take a domestic flight to the UK. ...
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Cancelled uk visa at the point of entry (with Removal form IS82C)

I was granted a 2 year UK visa but was denied entry when I got to London Airport because there was a Ghana stamp on my old passport that is fake. The 2 years UK visa is on my new passport. I was ...
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Where might I find the best rates to exchange money in Glasgow?

I'm travelling to Glasgow and I am looking for the place with the best rates. I want to change EUR to GBP. I've been searching on the Internet but I can't find what is the best way to do it. Some ...
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UK Visa refusal - what to do next? [closed]

Last year i was refused Visa based on funds as my husband's company was to sponsor me but because I was a contract staff, the embassy refused. This year they said details on my slip did not match my ...
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Remedy for tourist visa rejected twice

I have twice been rejected for a UK tourist visa. I have completed BSc Information Technology in Organisation from University of Southampton United Kingdom in July 2014. First time the tourist visa ...
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Does UK have any constraint on work permit for previous Chinese work permit holders?

Is it true that people (from other 3rd world countries)who have"previously worked in China" (with Chinese work permit) are "not allowed to work in UK" ("work permit" for UK becomes "troublesome or are ...
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UK General visitor visa refusal! [duplicate]

I've submitted an application to visit my unmarried partner in the UK during Christmas and the embassy turned it down. My partner is British and I have Sudanese passport. Enters clearance officer ...
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How many visas will this itinerary require?

I am an Indian citizen, living in the US on a H1B visa, have the following itinerary - Going to India via London on December 24th, staying at the Heathrow airport for 3 hours. (Assume that if I ...
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Do I require a UK transit visa when travelling home from the US more than 6 months after last entering the US?

I am an Indian citizen, living in the US on a H1B. I am transiting through the UK. My bags will be checked through, I don't need to change airports, and all I need to do is change terminals in ...
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Getting a Tourist visa after a Student visa

I did see a very similar question to this but it applied to working visas not student visas, but my situation is that I will be studying in France next year for 5-6 months using a student visa. Can I ...
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UK Visa Status check

I have a US Green Card and applied for UK visa (Travel Visa) last month but haven't heard anything back from the New York Office. I am travelling on the 19th and am really concerned. They don't have ...
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May I re-enter UK on a marriage visa that is about to expire? [closed]

In my Philippine passport I have a marriage visa for the UK valid until the end of the year. May I return to the UK on that visa before it expires? Me and my fiance haven't had a chance to get married ...
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I am applying for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa, but have been denied a visa/overstayed in the Czech Republic/Schengen zone

I am applying for the tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa from Canada. I traveled to the Czech Republic in 2012 and was denied a freelance working visa shortly thereafter in 2013. I appealed the decision, only ...
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Do I need UK Transit Visa from India to USA with valid US Visa [duplicate]

I will be travelling to Phoenix, USA via London with valid US Visa and onwards journey boarding pass with Indian Passport. I have 18+ hours layover in London. I want to know How likely is to get the ...
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UK Family Visa Refused, how long till I reapply?

I applied for a family visa on 19th October 2014 and today (10 November.'14) I got the refusal letter. The documents I have provided are listed below: Sponsor's invitation letter Sponsor's bank ...
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Can I collect post at / near Heathrow airport (on a Saturday)?

This coming weekend, I have a moderate layover in Heathrow airport. As long as there's no big delays, I should have a few hours spare. At the same time, I've realised there's some papers I need for ...
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Travel insurance for elderly visitor from Georgia to UK

I am preparing documents for a family member from Georgia to visit me in the UK for a period of about 1 month. He is a citizen of Georgia and lives in Georgia. I am a UK citizen residing in the UK. ...
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Entering France on German issued Schengan Visa (South African Passport)

I have a South African passport and valid visa's for the UK and Schengen. My trip is that Im going to UK for a week then to Germany for 2 weeks after that. Itinerary is that Im staying in Germany for ...
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Can I rent a manual transmission car in the UK with a Canadian driving license?

I've read that in the UK, in order to drive a manual transmission car, you must hold a driver's license that shows you took your test with a manual transmission. I have a Canadian driving license ...
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What to do when creeped out by Charlie Chaplin on Westminster Bridge?

Firstly, although still quite a newbie to the city, I'm NOT a tourist so I'm perfectly fine around such minor threats - I just ignore everybody around me - Londoners will understand. Just kidding :) ...
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Family visitor visa rejected, should I apply for dependent visa? [closed]

My husband got a working visa (TIER 2 (INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER) VISA TYPE: SHORT-TERM STAFF MIGRANT, UP TO 1 YEAR) upto april. So I applied for a family visitor visa (in September) for six months. I ...
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I have a 16 hour layover in Heathrow London [closed]

I'm travelling from the USA to Madeira Portugal and I have a layover for 16 hours. I was wondering if I need a Visa in order to stay the night in a hotel at the airport in terminal 4? This is the ...
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Transit Visa requirement [duplicate]

I am Kenyan and a resident of Germany. I would like to book a flight with British Airways for my son and I. Do we need transit visas?
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Afghan citizen on a tier 4 student visa in the UK. Can I travel to France on my Schengen visa a week before it expires? [duplicate]

I am an Afghan citizen, a student on a tier 4 visa in the UK. I have a Schengen visa which will expire in a week. Can I travel to France for 2 days before my visa expires?
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Is a holder of a German unlimited residence permit allowed to work in the UK? [closed]

I am asking for a friend who is interested to take up employment for a company who requires her service for max 6 weeks in a year. She will remain in Germany most of the time. So is it possible for ...
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Cost of UK visa in Netherlands for a South African citizen?

I am an Au Pair in the Netherlands and want to go visit family in the UK. How much would a visa cost me? And will I be able to apply from Netherlands as I can't apply from home country (South Africa)
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reapplying for tourist visa to UK after rejection

My daughter wanted to travel to UK on tourist visa as her student visa expired. She wanted to go there to meet her sister working there on tier 2 (general visa). She by mistake showed my bank ...
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Driving non-GB registered car inside Low Emission Zone (London)

Almost all of greater London area is Low Emission Zone. That means, that older diesel cars are not allowed into the zone, or must face high fee (up to 200£ / day). The LEZ does not apply to cars ...
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How many types of Pound Sterling are there and what is the relationship between them?

Some years ago I brought some left over pounds to England. In a shop a shopkeeper denied my money with the quote: "This isn't Scotland." At that time I though I just met a patriotic idiot and moved ...
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Sources of Authenticated Official information about carrying camping gas canisters on UK public transport

Asking a question in the similar/parallel league with this one here, I plan to carry my own portable either Propane or White Gas stove when I do a part of the E2 trail. There are official ...
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What is the duty-free allowance limit when purchasing electronics in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am planning to travel from UK to Hong Kong and buy there some electronics (either iPhone, iPad or Mac mini‎). Then I'm travel by air to Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and back to UK. ...
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Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? but I have a valid multiple visiting visa for UK

Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? I'm from Sri Lanka and I got 6 months multiple visit visa for UK and 1 month Schengen tourist visa for Italy. my plan was to visit my sister in ...
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US wife visiting me in the UK - what to tell the immigration officer?

I am an Indian national currently residing in the UK. My wife is a US citizen. She will be visiting me in the UK soon. What should she tell the immigration officer? Does she tell him/her that we are ...
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Any cash machine in central London which can dispense £5?

I'm sure travellers to the United Kingdom carrying an overseas/non-UK debit card can relate to this question. Most cash machines start dispensing starting from £10 and in multiples of £10. That means ...
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How many electronics can I take with me when I travel from USA to the UK

I will travel in USA net week and some of my friends asked me to buy Iphone6 for them. Maybe I have to take 5 Iphone6 with me when I am going back. Is that possible? What if I open them all and active ...
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UK transit under processing..Change of travel dates?

I have applied for UK transit Visa, which is still under processing. Meanwhile my travel date is with in 3 days.. Will there be an issue If I change the air tickets and hotel bookings(Since I did not ...
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Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?

A friend of mine recently returned from Germany and I was asking him about VAT refund and he said that the Apple store refused to give him a refund receipt because according to the store clerk, they ...
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UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
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Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then ...
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Visit to London from Belgium as a Myanmar citizen

I am from Myanmar. I will be in Belgium on 3rd October till 30 October 2014. During my stay in Belgium, I would like to visit to London for three days. Is it easy and quick to get visa from Brussels? ...