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

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Can I travel days after my intended date of travel? [closed]

I applied for a general visitor visa and the date is for 25th but I'l have to go 3days later. Am I allowed to do that and am I allowed to extend my stay with 3 days?
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UK Visit Visa hotel arrangement

Its another question related to my previous post: UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation In online uk visit visa application, under the heading of Travel Information there is a question that ...
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How can I sponsor my Kenyan friend to the UK?

So far I have gathered some documents together (bank statements, payslips, letter of employment, tenancy agreement, etc.) She is employed but only has the equivalent of about of £200 in her account. ...
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Traveling with a Dog from the USA to the UK [duplicate]

This dog came from the UK to the USA with me five years ago, now I want to take her back with me. I have the carrier etc all good, but I have quesitons about entering the UK that nobody seems to have ...
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US citizen going to UK. Jewelry/Gifts customs and VAT

I'm leaving for the UK this week and packing a bunch of gifts and an engagement ring that I intend to give there. Is the VAT only for UK citizens? Or will I have to declare the value of my gifts and ...
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How long should we wait for a UK Visitor Visa in New Delhi? [duplicate]

We applied for a visitor visa (less than 6 month)in New Delhi at 10 June but nobody is given answer when we will got visa. Already our passports in embassy from last 40 days At least they should be ...
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24 hour visit to UK holding schengen type-c visa while in germany [duplicate]

i am a Pakistani national and i am here in Germany for 2 months with Schengen type-C visa. I want to visit London for less than 24 hours. Do i need a visa for my visit or not?
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Explanation for large inflows into bank account: UK visa for Indian Citizen

I have liquidated some savings which will be transferred online into my bank account by the brokerage firm. As it was suggested here that a note of explanation is not enough, would it be enough if, ...
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Expired British passport and travel

My British passport has been expired for more than 10 years. Can I enter the UK with my South African passport? Will I be able to get a visa? Approximately a year ago, my husband and I traveled to ...
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How to stop UK mobile number being disconnected while abroad travelling for 6+ months?

I'm from the UK going on a long trip on which I'll be using local SIM cards for my phone. While I won't be using my UK mobile number during this trip, I want it still to be there when I get back, to ...
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UK and Schengen visa fund question from India

We are applying for UK and Schengen visas consecutively as that seems to be the requirement, though it is one combined visit for us. We plan to arrive in Europe and then go across to UK and head back ...
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Applying for UK Visitor visa for daughter's graduation

My husband and I are applying for a UK standard visitor visa ( tourist) to attend our daughter's graduation ceremony and travel a bit in UK and Europe. We filled in the form that we will be staying ...
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Can I visit UK before a month from the valid date of its expired

I'm from the State of Kuwait and I hold an Eritrean passport. I'm planning to visit UK on October but my visa will expire on November. Is it OK to make a journey in the last month of my visa, provided ...
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How should I tip for food in a UK pub? At the bar, or at my table?

I'm in a pub in England. I went up to the bar and asked for a plate of fish and chips (to be served to my table) and a pint (handed to me on the spot). My money was collected at the bar. I would like ...
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Frequent Traveller to the UK Does Not Want to Fill Out Landing Cards, Be Interviewed

A US citizen has been visiting the UK 4 or 5 times a year for either personal or business reasons. He is tired of the same procedure of filling out a landing card and waiting in the queue for his ...
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Can an American get a UK Transit Visa on Arrival?

A US citizen enroute to Almaty has a 17 hour layover in Heathrow requiring them to fly out of Stansted. The flight arrangements are necessarily complex owing to factors that are irrelevant here. ...
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Immigration entry stamp on UK visitor visa

I have Valid Multiple entry visitor visa and I traveled to UK once and at immigration they put the entry stamp on the visa.Will this cause any problem during my next visit and what is the significance ...
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UK visa - bank statements in foreign language

I'm Ukrainian living and working in Germany and I want to apply for UK visitor visa to go to London for a week with my friend. All my bank statements are in German, although one can surely recognize ...
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UK Multiple entry visitor visa

I am from India and I have valid multiple entry visa valid till September 2015. I travelled to UK and stayed for a month and came back to India. Can I again travel to UK on the same visa and stay till ...
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Traveling to UK before visa is valid?

I am an Australian male and I've just had my application for a YMS (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa accepted (passport arrived in the mail today). In the application for my visa, I put down that I would ...
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How soon can you re-apply for a UK visitor visa after refusal [duplicate]

I applied for a UK visitor visa for my son in The Gambia, but he was refused. Can you reapply for a UK visitor visa straight after you have been refused? Does the reapplication have any time frame?
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UK Visit Visa refused - False Allegations in Refusal Letters

First Refusal I was trying visit UK with my wife for holiday for 3 weeks (Both of us are Sri Lankan). Cost of the holiday was roughly £2500. But our visa was refused with the reason that I do not ...
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Transiting from the US through the UK on a Child Visitor visa

I have a UK child visitor visa but I have to transit through the UK from USA. Is this possible if I'm going alone?
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What is the best way to transport a large bike pack and two suitcases from Heathrow to Pinner?

My husband and I are traveling from Australia to London at the end of July. We will have the normal luggage plus a large bike pack. Can anyone give any suggestions as to the best way to transport our ...
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Applying for a UK visitor visa in India after receiving a UK visa refusal in Saudi Arabia

With regard to my visa refusal as mentioned in my previous post, I have tried to change my residence status from being under the sponsorship of my father to my current employer. But due to certain ...
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Slightly illicit: felon traveling on a US passport; will I be refused entry to the UK?

I was convicted of a felony in the US, and my conviction will not be considered "spent" as of the period in which I intend to travel to the UK. I understand if I were to apply for a standard visa I ...
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Request different entry clearance officer [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to request for a different entry clearance officer to review my UK visa application after a prior visa refusal and would that in any way have an adverse effect on the outcome of ...
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What is the oldest train in the UK still operated regularly for a non-tourism purpose?

What can I find the oldest train in the UK still operating regularly, and the train(s) is/are operated for common service but not solely for tourist attraction? And which route(s) are they serving?
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UK visa requirement: Residence or citizenship?

On gov.uk's Standard Visitor visa page it is indicated Check if you need this visa if you’re visiting from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland" “Visiting from” makes you ...
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Can I use 2 passports? [duplicate]

I am going to the UK for 2 weeks, courtesy of SAASTA. I have both a South African and a German (EU) passport. Would it be an issue for me to use my South African passport to leave OR Tambo, and then ...
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UK student visa, no sponsor, possible?

I'm currently trying to apply for a visa to United Kingdom. The aim of my trip is a short English language course (15 days). The type of visa I'm trying to apply for is a short-term study visa. ...
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London Tube Strike: What to do?

Unless something miraculous happens, the entire London tube will be shut down by the unions on 8 July 2015. The BBC is reporting that the strike will begin Wednesday afternoon and continue all day on ...
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Left UK without passing through Immigration, why?

Last year, I traveled to the UK for a conference. Upon entry, my passport was stamped confirming my entry via immigration. Upon my exit, surprisingly (and something I'm been wondering about ever ...
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Re applying for UK visa [duplicate]

I really appreciate your quick response on this and to have full review on my refusal decision.. like u said there must be some para missing i checked the letter again, my question too the letter is ...
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Is it okay for holiday-makers to enter the United Kingdom with a single ticket?

People's vacation plans may change. Getting a single airline ticket is better than getting a return ticket in such situations. The potential visitors have just received their new United Kindgom ...
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Uk visa got refused planning to re apply

Me my husband and my 4yrs son as a family applied family visit visa last month to visit my husband sis in uk. For documents we submitted everything which was required ( employee certifacte of my ...
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UK visitor visa refusal

I had recently applied for UK visitor visa with all the supporting documents but my visa was refused on the grounds that I have not submitted the confirmation paper of online booking I made for the ...
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Travel to England from Argentina: how much money for a 17 day visit?

How much money would I need to bring with me if I want to enter the United Kingdom from Argentina, is there a minimum for 17 days or will they ask me to show my finances ?
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UK Business Visa validity

I Have a Valid UK Business visa that will get expired on 19th July 2015. But I need to travel in August. So now can I apply for a business visa before 19th July 2015 or will I have to wait till this ...
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Transit visa to UK required if I already have valid business visa for UK

I will be travelling to UK on business visa in August for a week. But in september I have plans to transit through UK to Jamaica. I have booked a flight which will be landing in London heathrow ...
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Dubai Airport : do I have to collect and recheck my luggage between airlines?

From Birmingham (UK) to Dubai terminal 3 From Dubai to Ahwaz (Iran) terminal 2
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Applying for visitor visa to France, should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I have a British wife and children but I have a British residency, I would like to travel to France with my family this summer, and I have been told it will cost me £75 to get a Spouse visa to enter ...
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UK Visitor Visa Refusal: what went wrong?

My husband was to travel to attend my graduation ceremony in UK after many pleas from me. He is a productively busy businessman with a successful growing company and part time job. The visa ...
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UK transit visa for Indian Citizen travelling to India having a Residence permit in Brussels [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and will travel to India via Heathrow airport. I am residing in Belgium for last 8 months and I have a valid residence permit. My question is do I need any kind of visa to ...
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Refused my first visa application to UK, Can I apply for Schengen visa now for another visit?

I applied for UK business visa 10 days ago and it was refused because of a missing document, Here is full question on same - http://travel.stackexchange.com/a/49744/30903 Now I need to go to Italy as ...
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What's the point of reserving a seat when purchasing an Off-Peak/Anytime train ticket with National Rail?

My understanding is that Off-Peak UK National Rail train tickets can be used on any train serving the selected route, as long as the travelling time window fits in the off-peak definition. Or Buy ...
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Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months?

My partner is planning to visit me for 3 months from August this year. I previously visited him in the US for 10 weeks from Dec to Feb with no issues with border staff. My partner is a US citizen and ...
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South African passport holder traveling via Heathow to Ireland [duplicate]

My daughter is traveling from SA to Ireland Dublin via Heathrow . She will be catching a connecting flight to Dublin via an Irish airline What visa is required ?
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UK Visa - Mention my previously refused applications

I'm applying for a short term student visa in UK to attend a summer school. I have applied for UK visit visa two times before and was refused. The first was on 2008 because I did not submit a bank ...
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Expired UK work Visa (Sole Rep) returning for 3 days

I had a Sole Rep work visa in the UK that expired about 6 months ago. I have been back in the US for about a year or so. I need to return to UK for a couple days as tourist. Will this be an issue?...