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

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How to maintain 6 months bank statements for UK visit visa? [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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Online ticketing of National express in UK

National express is the largest coach services operator in UK. The ticket can be purchased online or in their office. Instead of £1 online booking fee, is there any difference between online ...
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UK Immigration Control: Will henna/mehndi on my hands cause a problem?

I have plans to travel to the UK. This is the first time I will be going abroad. It would be a two week trip. My question is, if I put mehndi or henna on my hands before I go, is it going to create ...
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Can I enter Canada and return to the UK using different passports?

I am a dual British/Canadian with a passport from each nation. Can I use the Canadian passport to enter/leave Canada and the British passport to leave/return to the UK?
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I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia

I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia, I looked at evisitor visa (subclass 651) and it says if you hold another visa it can replace it. Is ...
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Domestic-domestic at Manchester, UK: any security to clear?

I have a potential domestic-to-domestic connection early next week at Manchester Airport, UK (MAN). I'd be connecting Flybe to Flybe, online (one ticket), all in Terminal 3. Scheduled layover is 35 ...
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UK student visitor visa refused, Erasmus Mundus scholarship

I believe my question is not a duplicate of another question. In that question their trip is funded by their father. In mine - not. I don't have a family sponsor but European Commision and Erasmus ...
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Transit VISA for US from India via London [duplicate]

I know this is a kind of duplicate question but my scenario is bit different and I am looking for the answer as per my scenario. My parents will be travelling from India to New York via London after ...
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Options for Eurostar travel affected by strike?

My parents are due to get the Eurostar on Friday August 28th and there will be tube strikes. Their train is coming from Lowestoft to Liverpool Street and I allowed 2 hours for them to get the St ...
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South African Travel agent wants to see my passport - I live in the UK [duplicate]

My friends in South Africa are purchasing a round trip plane ticket for me in December 2015. I'll be flying from London to Durban and back to London and their travel agent wants to see my Passport. I ...
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How to get passport back from UK consulate while traveling to other countries?

I am a US permanent resident applied for UK visa. I received email saying that visa has been granted and my documents will be shipped in 72 hours. It's been 8 days, I am still waiting. My problem ...
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Travelling with someone to the UK

I'm filling my application at the official visa4uk site. I have plans for my family including my wife and kids joining me later Regarding the question are you travelling with anyone should I mention ...
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Reapplying for a UK Standard Visitor visa after a refusal

I applied for a UK visitor's visa. My friend sent me an invite to spend a month with her with a letter stating she would would pay for my accommodation and food. She provided her salary slip, bank ...
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reapplying visit visa after refusal - income and expenditure

Tax return documents that my husband has are for big contracts he did as far back as 2013. Will these be too old to use to support his self employed status? For filing for tax returns in retrospect, ...
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Re-Applying for UK Visit visa after refusal

I am a Ghanaian studying in the UK. My husband applied for a General visit visa to come over to the UK to support me in September when our baby is due but was refused on grounds of insufficient funds. ...
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How many laptops can I take to UK?

I'll be traveling to England with a stopover in Dubai. I'm a student going to study in England and have two laptops (both Macbook Pros) and of course they're for my own use (can't seem to transfer the ...
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Can I travel to the UK on different dates from those on my entry clearance?

I have a "Standard Visitor Entry Clearance" for the UK and will be traveling there from Saudi Arabia. Is it necessary to travel on the same date I provided on my application? Will the Immigration ...
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Can I reenter the UK on the visa-free regime?

My wife is a US citizen. She was given a 180-day private medical visa to the UK finishing on 24th August. She left the UK on 16th July after using 97 days of the visa. She wishes to reenter the UK on ...
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We apply for UK Visa in 29th July 2015 [duplicate]

We have applied for UK Visa on 29th July 2015 and would like to know the date when we will get the Visa
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UK Transit Visa from Pakistan [closed]

I have student visa of Sweden. I'm applying for UK transit visa. Just confused that if i get visa and go UK airport, immigration officer can make problem for me and will not let me allow to cross uk ...
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Do i need a transit visa for heathrow airport? [duplicate]

I would be boarding flight from Copenhagen to Bangalore via Heathrow stopover for roughly 2 hours.I have an Indian passport,I checked the flight details,its clearly mentioned that I wouldnt be ...
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General Visit Visa for UK bank statement [duplicate]

I am planning to apply tourist visa for myself and my family. I am doing all of the travel expenses for my family. Do I need to submit my 6 months bank statement for each application of my dependents ...
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Is birth certificate accepted when entering UK?

I am a Lithuanian that lives in UK. I am planning to take a trip to Portugal in two weeks time, and my 4 year old son's Lithuanian passport (EU Citizen) would expire while in Portugal. I have ...
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Transit Visa required for London while going to USA? [duplicate]

I hold a valid Indian passport and I would be travelling to the USA (from India) with a valid US Visa the coming weekend. I have a long layover of 10 hours at the LHR terminal 5. I would like to roam ...
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Travelling to Dublin via London

I am travelling to UK from India on a Business Visa. But have a meeting in Dublin the immediate next day. I know my BV allows me to travel to Dublin. My question : My port of entry has to be ...
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Transit passenger through Heathrow with expiry of period J1 visa period [duplicate]

J1 visa just expired one day before but i am coming in British airwsys from OKC to Dallas to Heathrow reaching at 625AM n next flight British airways at 1015AM to New Delhi with my valid Passport ...
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British Airways airport desk & dual nationality [duplicate]

I hold both a Bahraini and a British passport. There is a slight difference ( one letter ) n my first name. To travel from Bahrain to the UK can I show the BA check in desk my Bahraini passport. It ...
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Travel Plans To take along my wife to UK from Paris

I am a Portuguese Passport Holder and and at present on visit to my relatives in Paris and my wife is holding Indian Passport and had traveled along with me to Paris on Schengen Visa which was valid ...
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Under the VWP a visitor from USA can stay,6 months in any 12,when does the 12 months start? [closed]

[Allegedly...] A US visitor can stay in the UK for 6 months in any 12 months,does anyone know when the 12 months start?
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How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?

On the Great Northern line between London's Kings Cross, Stevenage and Cambridge, services can be operated by 4, 8 or 12 coach trains. On parts of the route, you can also get 3, 6 or 9 coach ones. ...