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

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Can I go to UK holding an accompanied visa, unaccompanied

I am a minor, 14 years old and I applied for an accompanied UK visa stating that I would be accompanied with my uncle. My visa also clearly states my uncle's name and that I would only be allowed ...
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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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UK Visa Refused, Please Help in Reapplying ( Will Appreciate Your Kind Response )

I have a good Travel history ( Visited UAE Twice , Italy , Spain , USA Twice , also Visit UK Last year on a Family Visit Visa Which was Sponsored by my Brother ) Now this time I apply for UK General ...
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Visa requirement for Indian Passport holder living in Germany to travel to UK as Tourist

I live in Germany since May 2013 as a spouse of German citizen. In Nov 2015 we divorced and I have German residence permit till Jan 2018. We have a son in this marriage and legally I have the right to ...
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Traveling from Spain to Dublin while having a UK arrest warrant [on hold]

I have a UK arrest warrant for non payment of fines. Can I travel to Dublin from Spain by plane? Please let me know only if you know the facts.
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UK visa refused twice. What am I doing wrong? [on hold]

I'm Jordanian in Saudi Arabia So I applied for a visitor visa to the UK, 1st time I applied I was unaware of what document I had to apply and got a refusal and honestly that was my fault, but on the ...
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Is it possible to hike the moors in Dartmoor without having a car?

I'm interested in doing some hikes in Dartmoor -- single day hikes, for the most part, to see the moors and tors and the like. However I do not have a car, nor am I able to rent one (I have no driver'...
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Buying a flight ticket to the UK for a foreign national

My girlfriend from Mexico is coming to study her Master's in the UK for a year. She's in the process of applying for a visa and looking at flights to the UK. For some reason, when she searches for ...
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UK visa refusal due to undefined source of fund after retirement

My mother (aged 62) applied for UK visitor visa from Bangladesh recently and got refused. She was intending to meet her elder sister who is a British Citizen living in London. As they haven't met for ...
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US citizen travelling to the UK with an immigration hiccup in the past

I am a US citizen currently living in France with a long-term researcher visa. In the next year, I need to visit the UK for the following purposes: A week-long meeting / informal training with ...
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UK general visit Visa refused for my Spouse

I am currently in UK on ICT Tier 2 VISA for 6 months. My wife (housewife) applied for general visit Visa in March 2015, to join me and for tourism purpose for 4 months. She intended to leave Uk with ...
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Can my 13 year old sister travel back to her country (India) unaccompanied?

Me and my sister (13 years old), are traveling to the UK and my sister has an accompanied visa. Is it possible for my sister to travel back to her country (India) unaccompanied with airlines escort ...
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refusal of my visa [on hold]

Am a twin.I applied for u.k visa with my twin sister to join our parents.we submitted the same documents but mine was refused.in the refusal letter they didn't state any reason why they didn't give me ...
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direction and draw polyline [on hold]

When drawing polylines for directions, change the color of the lines to indicate the traffic conditions. Green lines if no traffic Red lines if heavy traffic Orange lines if moderate traffic in ...
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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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Visitor Visa for 2 Years [on hold]

I visited to Uk in april 2016 and now i need 2 year visit visa, so please suggest me what kind of reason i need to mentioned in my application to get 2 year visa. Kind Regards ZM
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Can we opt for fast track service after the refusal?

Last saturday I got refusal from BHC due to lack of funds and my reasons to come back to india. Am planning to visit my family who is settled in Uk. Am married and planning to visit my family along ...
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Can my sons have a tourist visa, if they are refused as dependents? [on hold]

I will apply for a student visa tier 4 this week. Since i was not sure that my two sons can have visas as my dependents, I put in my application that my sons will travel with me as tourists and will ...
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Reapplying for UK tourist visa once refused under article 320 (7a)

So my girlfriend was refused a UK visa as she didn't mention that she was arrested in 2010 for shoplifting but only received a warning. At the time she was told she would have no record and it was a ...
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Do I need a visa to change from Heathrow airport to Gatwick airport? [duplicate]

I would like to find out if I am traveling to the USA and would like to change airports from Heathrow to Gatwick, I will be in transit for less than 12 hours, but I have a USA visa and not a British ...
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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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Do I need UK transit visa while travelleing to Ireland [duplicate]

I am holding Irish student visa and I am making a flight change at London while travelling. Do I need a UK transit visa.
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UK visitor visa from Ireland for an Indian citizen [duplicate]

I am currently in Ireland on a Six month training visa, I need to visit the company's plant in UK as a training requirement. How do I apply for UK visa from the Republic of Ireland?
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Irish Visa or UK Visa or both?

My husband and I are traveling to the UK for a wedding and then want to travel to Ireland to visit. I read up on BIVS and it looks like if I have a UK visa, I can travel to Ireland for a short stay. ...
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UK visitor visa refused (multiple sponsors)cont

I have Three questions : 1There is no path for appeal and judicial reviews of visitor applications seldom, if ever, reach the hearing stage. What this amalgamates to is there's nothing to be done. ...
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Tourist visa from Norway [on hold]

I am a filipino citizen, and have a permanent residence permit, do I still need a visa to travel in UK for holiday?
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How do UK airports prevent people without UK visas from boarding domestic flights?

The UK, like the US, doesn't do exit border checks at Airports, meaning domestic and international flights leave from the same gates. For this reason, the US does not have airside Transit; however ...
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What kind of Visa do I need for a four month stay at backpacking hostel in Torquay, England [duplicate]

I am from the United States, and I have been offered a 4-month stay at a backpacking hostel in Torquay, England. In exchange for staying, I have been asked to help around the hostel for four hours ...
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Best Prepaid Sim Card for Paris and London [closed]

We are traveling to Paris and London. We've been seeing that we can get one sim card for both places but we aren't sure if that is the best answer. Can anyone help with some suggestions?
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transit from dfw to hyd on stand by ticket [closed]

I am traveling on stand by ticket from usa to lhr on wards to India with confirm ticket. Do I need to go through uk customs to collect the luggage and to recheck it?
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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I have been refused visit to UK [closed]

1 the statements show £7823 they said in the application state that u intend to spend £6302 during ur visat thats represents almost all of ur liquid funds and 15 times ur monthly disposable income 2 i ...
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Where do UK border checks currently take place for Eurostar trains from Marne-la-Vallée Chessy to London?

I know that when going from Paris, Brussels or Bourg-St Maurice, UK border checks are done at These stations, and when going from Marseille, you get off the Train at Lille for the checks. But what ...
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Taming the nightmare of public toilets in the UK

Public toilets in the UK are established and maintained by the local authorities, most commonly local councils. This is great for people that advocate local autonomy, but a hellish nightmare for ...
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Will including itinerary along with UK visit visa be helpful

Should I include itinerary along with printed application form for UK visit visa application. Secondly should the itinerary contain specifics about my vacation in UK or it should be summarized.
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Dieppe to Newhaven ferry - necessary to prebook ticket?

I will be travelling on my bike through France and eventually taking ferry from Dieppe (FR) to Newhaven (UK). It will be just me and my bicycle and I would like to go by ferry at around 6am. I ...
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UK visa refusal for not showing strong family ties in Nigeria

I am Nigerian and I applied for a UK visa, but was refused. I provided all the required documents ranging from bank statements to introduction letter from the company I work with to my tax card to ...
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What are the Top things to do in London? [closed]

What are the Top things to do in London? I want to enjoy my holiday please suggest some good Events, Attractions and Activities in London to make my trip memorable.
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US Citizen, UK Visa Denied for visiting daughter

I am a British Citizen and my wife is American and has been living and working here in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain since 2007. Her Mother, who is the only family she has, visits regularly ...
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2 Rejections on EEA Family Permit to UK, Now I want to apply for Family Visit

I am an Egyptian citizen and my wife is British. We've been married for 6 months, we got married in Liverpool then have been in Egypt since then. I just recently applied to get the EEA Family permit ...
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Rental car insurance in the UK

I will be visiting the UK for two weeks later this year and renting a car. I would rather not pay the extortionate insurance rates that the rental company will charge me for this. I have a valid UK ...
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Original visa application says I want to stay in the UK for 1 week. Can I extend this to 1 month after my visa is issued?

I applied for a UK Visit visa and indicated that I would be staying for 1 week due to university commitments. After that, I realised I could spend one month instead of one week, What can I do to fix ...
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My UK visit visa application got refused, i was planning to visit my sister, can i reapply?

Reason for the refusal is inconsistent bank statement and they are not statisfied by my income, I had applied for 40 days visit visa.
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UK visitor visa refused (multiple sponsors)

I applied for my mother for visitor visa to UK and got refusal today. documents submitted mothers- application letter,3 year itr(340000:2015-16),bank statement with suffient funds,bank passpbook,bank ...
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UK travel after previous visa refusal

I have a quick question if anyone can help it would be appreciated. My friend (she is Canadian) is on a trip through Europe. She arrived in London for a layover today before heading onto the continent ...
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Can I ask for an earlier UK visa start date after visa issued? [duplicate]

I live in the US and I'm not a US Citizen. Just applied to the UK visa and received my passport back. I was supposed to go on a work project to India early August and on my way back I wanted to stay ...
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Dual Passport - One European (expired) One Brazilian (valid) to enter UK

I live in the UK with a Portuguese passport which expired 2 months ago. I also have a valid Brazilian Passport. I need to leave the UK in two weeks time and I know that coming back to the UK with a ...
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Can I ask for an earlier UK visa start date?

I just received my UK visa and the start date is August 8th. I actually stated that my travel date would be in August because I was under the impression that the visa application needs to be made 2-3 ...
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Cancelled UK visa on entry

My friend applied for a UK visa last month (that is, June 2015) for 3 weeks in the UK, but got 6 months. Since she got more days, she decided to extend her stay, because she has a six month valid visa ...
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Indian passport holder living in Scotland, travelling to portugal for vacations

I am living in Edinburgh and hold a 5-year work permit in the UK. I want to travel to Portugal for 15 days. I hold an Indian passport; can you please tell me if I need to apply for a visa? if so, ...