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

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Travelling on Business visa to UK for tourism purposes

I already have a 6 month valid UK business visa received prior to April 24 2015. I was supposed to travel to UK in April but my trip was cancelled on medical grounds. Am now planning to visit the UK ...
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Indian passport traveling to Scotland

I am an Indian traveling to London for tourism. While in the UK, I am also planning to visit Scotland, so is its necessary to carry my passport with me or should I travel without passport?
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Transit Visa to UK from USA [duplicate]

I am travelling to Prague,Czech Republic and I have 3-4 hours of layover at London Heathrow Airport. I have my confirmed tickets from Philadelphia to Prague. I am currently holding Indian Passport + ...
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Where can a tourist apply for a UK Visitor (standard) Visa?

Prior to 24 April 2015, Paragraph 28 of the Immigration Rules was (emphasis mine)... An applicant for an entry clearance must be outside the United Kingdom and Islands at the time of the ...
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UK Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am citizen of Pakistan and hold a regular passport. I have a B-1/B-2 visa for USA and I want to fly from San Francisco to Sofia, Bulgaria (I'll get a Schengen visa soon). Almost all flights that I ...
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Will a refusal for UK visitor's visa have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?

UK visitor's visa was denied because a residence visa application had been refused previously, about 4 years ago. Now will it have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?
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20 hour layover at London Heathrow. Do I need a transit visa to go to a hotel outside airport ? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national(Indian passport) traveling from Bangalore to US with a student F-1 visa. I have a 20 hour layover at London Heathrow. I will arrive at 1pm in LHR and leave for US the next day ...
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Hoping to travel to the uk till July 29 but my visa expires on July 20. What can I do?

I am hoping to travel and exit the UK on July 29 but my visa is valid only till July 20. I have not begun my journey yet. Is it possible to make this trip and, if so, what do I need to do? Do I apply ...
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International Phone Numbers in Cell

I have an unlocked GSM smartphone. I am currently in the USA and I am programming some number into the phone. I have been putting then in like +44 01XXXX..., etc. Should I remove the country code ...
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Can I change terminals to have access to Lounges at Heathrow without a transit visa

I am exempted from a transit visa for the UK as I am flying from South Africa to the USA via the UK. I am arriving & departing from T5 on BA. I am not allowed access into any of the BA Lounges at ...
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Travelling on my UK visa

I was granted a 6 months visa to the Uk but Have been working a lot and also my grandma died in February so i had to go to the US for a few weeks then I came back and went back to the US again, but I ...
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Visa Refusal: Should we re-apply?

When my brother was widowed 4 years ago I invited him to join us as he has no children. So he applied for a residence visa but it was refused. In the refusal notice they said "In your current ...
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American citizen travelling to London from Ghana - do I need a UK visa? [duplicate]

I am a naturalized American travelling to Ghana and UK. I know I need a visa for Ghana, but what do I need to show at the Ghana airport coming to UK?
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UK Visa Appointment Refund

I had UK Visa appointment today and I visited the office. But unfortunately I had some henna tattoo on my hand (was applied 2 weeks back), so the security lady didn't even let me submit my application ...
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UK General visitor refusal visa

I applied for a UK general visitor visa, and after a month, I found out that my visa got rejected for these reasons: my host family sent me a invitation letter, but we haven't mentioned how we know ...
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What is an Irish biometric visa?

I am a resident in Ireland, I have Garda National Immigration Bureau Registration Card and a visa in my passport for residence/work. I wanted to fly to Egypt but I need to transit through London, ...
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Visitor visa invitation letter original or scanned copy?

I'm writing an invitation letter for my friend in Morocco to come and stay with us in England. I was wondering whether anyone knows if the invitation letter needs to be a hand written original sent by ...
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Bringing a lock knife into the UK with British Airways

Can I bring a lock knife I want to buy in the US into the UK in my luggage? the blade is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long - you can buy the same knife in the UK but at twice the price?
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Refused Entry to UK. Will this affect my Student Visa application?

I lived in the UK as Visiting Student for less than 6 months. 4 months later, I tried to go back to United Kingdom for a two weeks vacation. But I was denied the permission to get into the country ...
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Can we undergo US Immigration checks at Heathrow?

I'll be traveling from Mumbai, India to Gainesville, Florida. For that I have to board a flight at Mumbai which will drop me at Heathrow. I have layover time of about 8 hours at Heathrow, from where ...
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British citizen, why does my South-African wife need a visa to visit me in the UK?

My wife is South African, why does she need a visa to visit me in the UK? I am English, born and bred.
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I want to stay in UK for a year as my partner has a job there [closed]

My civil law partner will be working in UK for a year. She has a UK passport. I have a New Zealand passport. Will I be able to stay in UK beyond the 6 month limit?
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Where can I apply for a Portuguese visa as a resident of Scotland?

I heard that in order to apply for Portugal visa while living in Scotland, I have to do it via the consulate in Manchester, even though the consulate in London is easier to reach. However I cannot ...
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Traveling to UK with expiring Italian residence permit (waiting for renewal)

I am traveling to the UK for a conference. I am flying from Italy on May 19th and flying back to Italy on May 24th. My permit is valid UNTIL May 24th. Therefore, my permit is still valid on the 24th ...
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Refused business visitor but have Family visitor visa?

I'm a post graduate doctor from Pakistan, want to pursue post graduate work in the UK. I read on Travel SE that the business visitor visa was being discontinued from 24 April 2015, I applied for it on ...
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Reapplying UK General Visitor visa

My visa application has been rejected, due to lack of financial evidence clarity.This time I am getting a letter from my uncle that I will stay 5 days with him and the other 5 days in London. My ...
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Is UK Transit Visa required? [duplicate]

I am returning to Ukraine from Canada in August, requiring a 1 night layover at Heathrow (I have booked at Sofitel). I am British Airway both flights, going through Terminal 5. Do I need any kind ...
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Accompanied child visa returning alone [duplicate]

My nephew and his mother travelled to the UK on family visitor visa. My nephew has accompanied child visa with his mother's details on it. Does anyone know if there would be any issue if he were to ...
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I want a UK tourist visa but I am travelling alone

I am 20 years old, I want to go to UK to attend a wedding, my relatives send me a sponsor form their passport copy, tax bill, waterbill and bank statement and I am going to stay in their home but my ...
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Refused entry to UK, not sure what to do

I'm a writer and theater/film director who has been traveling nearly all my life without incident. In February, I decided to pull up stakes in NYC and move to London. I am a freelancer and I'm working ...
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Literary Pilgrimage to Top Withens, Yorkshire (Wuthering Heights)

This summer hundreds (maybe thousands) of tourists and literary pilgrims will make the trek from Haworth to the ruins of Top Withens. For the most part they will start at the Bronte Parsonage and ...
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UK Visa Refusal: Can I Reapply and What Should I Change? What Documents Should I Use? [duplicate]

The Decision you have applied for entry clearance for 10 days to visit your uncle and for tourism. In support of your application, you have submitted a letter from him inviting you, a copy of ...
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Can an over-stayed stamp from one country affect my abillity to travel to other countries?

I overstayed in South Africa for a week and got this ugly stamp in my passport which bans me from entering South Africa for a year. Now I want to travel to Italy, Paris and London for 2 months (in ...
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Do I need DATV - Indian citizen travelling from US to Europe via London [duplicate]

I researched this community for a matching situation like mine but did not find any, so postig this question. I am Indian citizen living in US and I am in the last stage of green card ...
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Is it now possible to visit the UK for tourism on an exsiting multiple entry business visa? [duplicate]

I am a British citizen residing in South Africa. In June I will be visiting family in the UK accompanied by my South African wife who holds a valid C Business visa (expiring in 2018). Under the new ...
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how long can i reapply UK general visa after refusal [closed]

I am from Nigeria and i'm doing a one year Internship program with The Marriott hotel in Wisconsin, i applied for the UK visitor visa two weeks ago to visit my fiance who lives and work in the UK,but ...
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Can I stay in UK after finishing my short English language courses?

I'm from Russia. I have student-visitor visa for 6 months of staying in UK. The length of my English language courses is 2 weeks. Question: Can I stay in UK after finishing courses (up to my visa ...
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Can I bring a skillet with me as a carry-on item?

My suitcases are very small (smaller than the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on items), so I can't put my skillet inside and check the suitcase. I wonder if it is possible to take the skillet ...
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General Visitor VISA refusal for lack of evidence on funds - reapplying

I am reapplying for General VISITOR VISA for myself, wife & 3 kids, I want more clarity on below: please enter details of what you plan to do whilst in the uk Do I need to be specific, as ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with UK visa expiring in less than 3 months? [closed]

I was thinking of visiting some Schengen countries this June. However, my UK visa will be expired on August 30th, 2015. I know that most (or all) of Schengen countries require UK visa to be valid for ...
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General visit visa Validity time [closed]

can I enter uk before 2 month of my visit visa expire? This is my first visit and I am nepali citizen.
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Myself and my immediate family UK General Visitor visa was refused for insufficient funds evidence

We applied for UK General Visitor visa for 10 days, and were refused: You have submitted an employment letter to confirm your occupation in KSA. Although your employment letter details your ...
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UK visit visa after Schengen visa

Me and my husband (non eu) are planning a trip to Germany and then UK to visit my family. We will be in Germany for 3 months and then go to the UK. Does anyone know if it is possible to forward date a ...
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UK immigration check at airport

I always wonder that what UK immigration at airport check in their computer and why they type our answers in their PC?
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Entering the UK as a tourist after expired work visa

I am a Brazilian currently in the UK with a tier 1 visa that is expiring within the following months. The time I had here was entirely on work and hence I would like to spend maybe a month more as a ...
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Non-EU spouse of EU citizen traveling to UK for tourism purpose! [closed]

Can I travel to England with my wife who is an EU citizen for a tourism purpose?
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Heathrow to Oxford without going through London

I will be traveling to Oxford, UK this summer. My flight lands at Heathrow around 12:30pm on a Sunday; it is on British Airways so I believe it will arrive at Terminal 5. Based on this map and other ...
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UK General visitor visa without professional situation, is my husband's situation sufficient?

My husband is going to UK on a business trip for 4 weeks and I would like to join him on his last week there and return back with him. I am currently a housewife, so I havent got any source of income. ...
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What is a good Lake District base for hiking?

I'm planning few day's trip (from London) to the Lake District during which the I would like to hike as much as possible, stay somewhere nice (possibly really nice), and drive not at all. I'm ...
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How do you buy the right train ticket in the UK? [duplicate]

I recently traveled by train in the UK. I went to the station and bought a return ticket from Bristol to Oxford. The machine presented a huge number of options but in the end I chose a super off peak ...