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

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How long should I wait to reapply after refusal of Visa in UK? [duplicate]

My mom & I applied for visit visa to attend my sisters wedding. She got hers approved but mine was denied. She needs to be accompanied bec she is old now. The consul said that I lack some ...
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Can Indians on UK tourist visa apply for Schengen tourist visa in London?

We are Indians and will be visiting UK on short-stay visas for about 5 months. Can we apply for Schengen tourist visas while we are in London?
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UK visa Application Status: no updates for 12 days

I applied for a two-year business visa for the UK 12 days ago in VFS Delhi. I also opted for the SMS/Email facility. However, I did not receive any updates from their side. Also, there is no interface ...
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Importing a brand new laptop in the UK from the US. Can it be confiscated by customs if undeclared?

Next October I going to the US from the UK. I want to buy a Macbook Pro as it's much cheaper over there. I was going to take it out of it original packaging and put it in a laptop holder. My question ...
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Flying from the UK to the US with laser in carry-on

I am flying from the UK to the US for a short house hunting trip. I want to bring a laser range finder in my carry-on luggage. It is a class 2 laser so should be considered safe, but you never know ...
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Applying for US tourist visa from UK

I am an Indian passport holder residing in UK under Tier 2 ITC visa. I plan to visit Orlando (USA) with my wife for a week and return back to London. Is it possible for me to apply from London and ...
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Applying for a tourist UK visa without salary slips - I'm a freelancer. What can I use as proof of funds?

I want to apply for UK visa for a holiday. I am a freelancer working for 2 companies where I take up projects. Depending on the projects I am then paid. I do not have the usual monthly salary slips. ...
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UK visa for trailer driver non-EU citizens [closed]

I'm living in Spain with 2-year residence card and an Indian passport. As I'm a international trailer driver I drive through approximately all Schengen countries. My company also move goods from Spain ...
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Do I need a UK Transit Visa when my H-1B will expire the day after my travel? [duplicate]

I'm planning to travel to India departing USA on 23rd December 2015. My H-1B visa will expire on 25th December 2015. Can I travel on 24th December 2015 from London Heathrow to India Hyderabad? My ...
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I am on Tier2 visa in UK (from India) with my family. We want to visit France and other European Coutries. What should we do for visa? [duplicate]

I work for a University in the UK (Northern Ireland) as a member of Research Staff on a Tier2 visa (2 years multiple entry). I am from India, and hold Indian Citizenship. I also have my wife and ...
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Refusal of UK visa [closed]

I had applied for UK sports visa. I have done admission in camp there for about 7 week camp. My visa got refused. It stated that your personal circumstances should be stated but I am a student and thy ...
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UK visa bank statement info

I need some info please. I am going to apply for a UK visa for PLAB exam. About the bank account statement, I have a joint account with my brother in an Indian bank, but I am currently not in India. ...
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Missing a flight because applied for UK visa and do not have my passport

This Sunday (31st of May) I have an important flight to Switzerland from Sweden. Unfortunately, I applied a bit late for UK student visitor visa (today is 7th business day) and I do not have my ...
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Are there any caverns in the Peak District suitable for young children?

I'm travelling to the Peaks this summer with an 18 month old and my wife. I would like for my wife to see one of the caverns there, but it needs to be suitable for our 18mo, meaning we can get out ...
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US Business visa refusal mention in UK visa [closed]

My US B1 visa was rejected under section 214(b), they gave me one template about 214(b)( with no stamping on passport), which i lost now, its beed 3 years now. Now my company applying for UK work ...
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How can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Originating country for first student visa entry to UK

If you have a Tier 4 Student Visa for the UK do you need to enter the UK for the first time from your home country? My home country is Canada but I'll be travelling in Europe (Denmark) before ...
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Can I re apply for a tourist visa immediately [closed]

I am a Filipino citizen and I applied for a family visitor visa. The main reason for me to go to UK is to accompany my niece who is a minor in traveling to UK, however my visa was denied. The grounds ...
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UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation

I am a Masters Student in Germany and will be student while traveling to UK. My nationality is Pakistani I want to visit my sister living in UK (British national) but she is living under government ...
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UK type C visa originally obtained for tourism. Can it be used for attending work training? [duplicate]

In March, I obtained a multiple entry 180-day visa to go to the UK for tourism purposes. I did visit the UK in March and left after a week. It just so happens that my new employer (I reside in ...
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Why did I get refused of entry into the UK even if I had a sponsorship letter? [closed]

I applied to volunteer at a scout activity center in London,Gilwell Park. I got refused of entry even with a sponsorship letter where it stated that I will have somewhere to.sleep. I would receive a ...
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Brazilian Girlfriends Visa refused - Administrative Review [closed]

MY girlfriend was recently refused her tier 5 charity visa. We are looking at lodging an appeal to see if we can change the decision. Here is the reasons for refusal. It is a conversation between two ...
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Use of NHS when travelling in Britain with dual citizenship

I have dual citizenship Canadian and British. I receive a British old age pension. Can I use the NHS free when spending 2 weeks holiday in UK and Spain?
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Is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with GP?

I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances ...
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Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?

I'm trying to understand the British train ticket pricing system. Worse, I'm trying to game the system. A popular game is to split tickets, but I've found that a combination of two Advance tickets ...
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What are the ferry options for getting from Sweden to Scotland

As this question points out the routes from Sweden and Denmark to Newcastle has been discontinued. Driving the whole way from Stockholm (for example) to Scotland is some 26 hours and geography ...
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Is there a Post Office in Heathrow?

I am flying from India to England on Saturday and will reach Heathrow on Sunday morning. I would like to post a gift to my friend from Heathrow Airport. Is that possible?
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Recourse for bad/inaccurate information given on the Home Office help line

The Home Office sponsors a type of help desk where people can call them or exchange emails or even engage in live chat. When someone calls the Home Office with a question about a Visitor Visa and the ...
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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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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 ...