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

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I'm Singaporean, my 90-day Schengen stay has expired. Can I transit via Zurich from Croatia to UK? [duplicate]

I hold a Singapore passport but my tourist stay under the 90/180 Schengen rule has expired. I'm currently in Croatia (not under Schengen rule) and want to travel to UK (also not under Schengen rule) ...
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Can I travel in UK before switching to a study visa?

As I read in general visitor visa Terms & Condition, I would only be granted to stay up to 6 months in UK. However I am planning to apply for General Student Visa to further my studies. Would it ...
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Is there somewhere I can work on a laptop in or near London Euston station?

I have a longish layover in London Euston and I have some work to do. Working includes using a laptop, ideally with a power socket, and paper notebooks. Is there somewhere I can work in or near London ...
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Are you allowed to stay in London parks after closing time?

I notice that many London parks (Hyde, Regent's, etc) have closing times between 4pm-8pm. I'd like to stargaze at a park, but I'm not sure if I'll be chased out after the park officially closes?
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Taking personal prescription drugs to London?

I have some prescription modafinil, and will be visiting London for a short trip. Is it okay to bring a couple of pills for personal use? I do not have a prescription on me atm (I am coming from India)...
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Is there a way to look up live delay information for Eurostars?

I'm currently on a Eurostar that's stationary somewhere in Kent... No announcements, no staff to be seen, but excellent 4G signal strength! And I'd quite like to know how late we're likely to be, some ...
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UK business VISA: Not getting any SMS or notification regarding application process [duplicate]

I have recently applied for UK business visa (6 months) in India (Ahmedabad, Gujarat). Now I did not receive any email confirming the receipt of the application form. Also not getting SMS (already ...
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I am German citizen and my wife is non EU with german spouse residence permit. Does she need a visa for visiting UK? [duplicate]

My wife is from India and I am German. We both live in Germany and she has a German residence permit through our marriage. We both plan to visit UK. Does she need a visa to visit UK?
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Apple Pay used in UK with a US credit card

I like to use Apple Pay when it's available, for security reasons as well as convenience. I'm a US citizen, with one US credit card (Visa) tied to it. It's the card I'd use for normal payment abroad ...
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UK transit visa for Indian passport holder [duplicate]

I'd like to know if I require a UK transit visa. I'm taking a flight from Dublin-LHR-Mumbai and vice versa. I'm an Indian passport holder, working in Dublin, Ireland on a Work Permit (Stamp - 1 Visa, ...
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UK Visitor Visa

I'm preparing a new application to visit my partner in the UK this Christmas. What kind of documents which I should support my application with? I'm resident in Saudi Arabia, but own a Flat in ...
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Is a marriage certificate necessary to accompany husband who will be on business visa?

My husband is going to UK on business visa. Do I need to produce marriage certificate if I apply for general visa? I'm a housewife and dependent on my husband's income.
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Do I need to show proof I will be leaving UK when I enter (as an EU citizen)?

I will be studying abroad in Edinburgh in the fall and will be using my Dutch passport the whole time I am there, as EU citizens don't need visas to study in the UK (I have dual citizenship for the US ...
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Change of itinerary and applying for UK visa after getting Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen residing in Malaysia on an employment visa. I received a multiple entry Schengen visa, valid for two months, to attend a conference in Vienna from the Austrian Embassy. My ...
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UK DIrect Airside transit Visa [duplicate]

I have one question for you regarding my travel from US to India via UK(layover 3 hrs). I have Expired H1B and valid H1B extension(I797) and In addition to H1B I also have valid USA Business( B1/B2 ...
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Compensation for Eurotunnel delay of 4 1/2 hours 2015 [duplicate]

Arrived 1 hour before scheduled departure hoping to get an earlier crossing but told on arrival that the trains were delayed by 1 hour. In Duty Free the boards said crossings were delayed by 2 hours. ...
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Transit visa for the UK [duplicate]

I am traveling to Tenerife via London and the layover is for 10 hours. I need to visit friends in London during this time. Please suggest for which visa I should apply. The travel date is 17th ...
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I work in the UK on a short-term visa and my wife/daughter are in the UK on a tourist visa. Can we apply for a Schengen visa together in the UK?

I am an Indian national currently working in UK on a Tier 2 short-term visa. My visa is valid till August 2016. My wife and daughter will be visiting the UK on a tourist visa for 2 months. My ...
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Should I open a US bank account for my study abroad? [closed]

I am going to start a year's study in the US, transferring from the UK. I will be staying in San Diego, CA. In the UK, I currently have a student account with Santander and a general account with ...
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Are British immigration officers permitted to require evidence of a relationship between passengers and their children?

Sometimes we hear stories where passengers who accompany a child are questioned when the relationship between the child and the passenger is not immediately clear. The questions seem intrusive and ...
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Can I search for a train ticket from A to C via B?

When looking up tickets with national rail you can check train times with a via option. Is this just for planning purposes or is it possible to buy the via ticket?
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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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UK Type C-Visit - Business visa for tourism [duplicate]

Query is similar to one asked before but not the same. I have gone through all the links in similar questions, but I am unable to find a home office document which states that if my visa was issued ...
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Vietnam visa for UK citizen

I am visiting Vietnam in November 2015, I will entering the country on the 10th and my flight home is 14 days later, I will be leaving Vietnam and travelling to Cambodia in between the 2 weeks then ...
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What does “Leave to enter for six months” on a UK visitor visa mean?

For visitors who are able to get a visa on arrival, it's common to get a stamp with the entry date and the following: Leave to enter for six months How is the six months counted? Is it a number ...
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Can we bring lavender wands from the US to the UK and back again?

We're traveling to the UK next week, and would like to take some lavender wands with us (lavender, dried, then woven with straw to make a nice smelling block). Does anyone know if UK Customs will ...
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How do I make a reservation with The Fat Duck? [closed]

Their website is mysterious, I believe it is one of the top resturants in the world that every tourist should visit
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Do my children need any kind of identification if we are flying inside the UK?

I kind of remember advice about having an ID when you fly even if you are traveling within your home country. My children are still young and have no ID apart from their birth certificates.
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How to get schengen visa if already in UK [duplicate]

I am in United Kingdom on a visit c-type.. What if I wish to visit Paris from UK.. How to get a Schengen visa on Pakistani passport?
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Peru to UK: need round trip ticket?

As a European citizen planing to go to Peru from the UK, I need a round trip ticket even if I don't plan to return at all. With just a one way ticket, I may be required to book a return flight at the ...
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Are there any flights from London to Blackpool?

I am rather confused here, it looks like Blackpool Airport has been shut down according to Google but Wikipedia states that the airport is still there. Also there are results from Skyscanner and ...
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How to change some details on the passport application AFTER it got submitted?

My sister wants to renew her British passport from overseas, she made two mistakes on her application form: wrong email missing middle name Whats is the standard procedure to deal with a similar ...
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travel to london from ghana as U.S citizen [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and I am working in UNICEF as a nurse in Accra, Ghana. Now I want to travel to London on holiday. I just want to know which documents I have to provide to travel to London. Thanks
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Customs in coach travel between France and UK

When travelling between France and the UK via the Eurostar train, I have never actually been stopped by customs on either direction. I've seen some people being stopped, but it seems that it's on a ...
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What are my cellular options in London

In the US, we have 4 options for cellular plans (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint). To get a comparison, who are the top 3-4 companies that I have to choose from in London? and which one has ...
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How to show proof of employment?

I recently got a visa refusal for UK visit visa. I provided a letter of employment from my hospital plus a letter of leave. It stated my job, position, salary. Visa officer stated that he is not ...
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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 ...