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

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Why is there a ticket office /after/ the ticket barriers?

At several larger UK train stations, I have noticed that there is a ticket desk beyond the ticket barriers. This is the case, among other places, in Reading and Birmingham New Street. The desk is ...
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can i get uk visa appointment fees refund before my appointment date?

I have taken appointment for my UK travel visa one week from now. But i want to cancel my UK trip. Can i claim refund for appointment fees paid on appointment cancellation?
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UK visitor visa to be expired [duplicate]

My UK tourist visa expires on 1st August. What is the latest I can enter UK for a short stay from Russia?
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Reapply for UK standard visa after refusal [duplicate]

I applied for UK standard visitor visa for myself, my wife, two children & one unmarried sister last month. Today we received back the passports & all are sanctioned visa except my sister. ...
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Do I need to pay Ryanair checked baggage fee separately on the return trip?

I've paid the checked baggage fee at the airport on the outbound trip. The Ryanair Android app doesn't tell me anywhere whether I can bring a checked bag on the return trip. Do I have to pay again? ...
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UK Transit Visa for a student holding a Spanish NIE card

Could you kindly clarify if the NIE card issued by the Spanish government is equivalent to a "Common format residence permit issued by EEA member?" I am an Indian student, studying in Spain. My ...
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Transit visa at London to pass Paris [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to USA via London as a tourist. During the transit at London i would like to visit Paris. What are the documents required to get passes? Where Can i get the passes?
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Refused entry to UK twice [closed]

In February 2015 I travelled to the UK. The 'travel website' said I didn't need a visa to stay for up to 90 days. I was refused entry but allowed to stay for 4 days with my friend there. I travelled ...
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UK visa fees when traveling with a minor?

I am filling out an application for a UK visitors visa and I am planning on traveling with my child who is a minor. What visa fees am I required to pay?
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How do I find out when advance tickets become available for GB trains?

On GB trains, there are some heavily discounted tickets called "Advance" tickets. These become available about three months before the train runs - but that varies from one train company to the next. ...
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Type of UK visa to attend convocation

Can anyone tell me what kind of visa it will be if i apply to attend mrcp convocation ceremony in edinburgh. The types of visa are confusing.
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Changing UK visa from visitor to study

Can I change my visa status from visitor to study while I'm still in UK?
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Can existing C-VISIT Visa be used for Business from April 2015 onwards?

I hold a UK 10-year C-VISIT Visa that was issued to me IN 2013 for Tourism. In view of the changes to the Visitor Category from April 2015, would I be able to use the existing Tourist Visa for ...
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Registering at hotel, one person does not have proper ID

I am trying to book a hotel in Oxford, UK. I have been informed by my travel agent that the Holiday Inn needs my partner's exact name on their passport or drivers license, she has neither, any ...
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United Kingdom transit visa for 4-5 days [duplicate]

I'm travelling from India to Canada and I have Canada visa with me. I haven't buy ticket yet. I want to stay 4 to 5 days in United Kingdom. And I'm planning to buy British Airways ticket which has 1 ...
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Can I visit London with a US visit visa during a 11 hours lay over at LHR? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am flying to Seattle, US from Bangalore, India via LHR, London and the layover is 11 hours. Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many ...
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Can I travel to the UK unaccompanied on an accompanied child visa now that I am over 18?

I got a visa with my mother when I was 17 years. And it was stated that, valid unless accompanied by my mother. But am 18 years now. My question is can I travel to the uk alone? Now that am 18 years? ...
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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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Multiple Entry visa for parents visiting me in UK

I am a South African citizen currently living in the UK with a Tier 2 visa. My parents have recently moved to the Netherlands. If they want to visit us, they would need a visa. For this, I have a ...
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Do I require a UK visa when I already have a Schengen multiple entry 3 year visa?

My partner is a UK citizen and I want to visit London and other parts of the UK to see him and his children from time to time, from South Africa, so I already have a 3 year Schengen visa for this very ...
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UK tourist visa for Nigerian citizen from Paris [duplicate]

I am Nigerian citizen studying in France since November, 2015 and I have extended my stay for another year which will expires October, 2017 to continue my studies. What are the requirements to apply ...
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UK Ancestry visa [duplicate]

I have a UK ancestry visa which expires 20 Jan 2017. I would like to fly to South Africa Dec 2016 and come back 15 January 2017. Will I be allowed back in? I intend applying for a new ancestry 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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Is a US visa valid without an entry stamp?

I would be travelling to the US with H4 visa (first time travelling to the US) through London HT. I came across in the gov.uk site that a Valid US visa holder does not require a transit visa. "You ...
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Why is self-catered accommodation in the United Kingdom apparently only per week?

When looking for vacation accommodation in the United Kingdom, it appears self-catering accommodation such as in cottages is typically available only per week. I have noticed this in the Isles of ...
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UK visit visa reapplication

I'm planning on reapplying, please how can I correct these refusal reasons to get my visa approved. But before, I'm a full time student and I don't know how they want me to own some properties since ...
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When my train is cancelled and I choose to travel the day after, what compensation am I entitled to?

When my UK train is cancelled, I can travel on a later service. When travel disruptions are severe, I may instead choose to have my ticket endorsed by station staff for travel the following day, when ...
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Luxembourg speed cameras uk plates

I just got shot by speed camera in Luxembourg. The car is mine and registered in UK. Steering wheel is on left side (uk type of car). Am I likely to get a fine?
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Can a US Citizen work whilst travelling in UK? [closed]

I know that a US citizen could potentially remain in the UK for up to 6 months on travel. However, I'm also sure that this wouldn't allow them to work while here. If someone were to be visiting the UK ...
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Uk Standard Visitor Visa proof of funds [duplicate]

We based in Dubai. Me & my Mom planning to apply for UK Visitor Visa just for site seeing London & Scotland for about 1 week. we have no family in UK . My Brother & Dad has various ...
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UK visit visa refused (lack of ties) [duplicate]

I applied for a UK visit visa from Ghana to visit UK during our summer break this year, 2016. I was refused the visa on the ground that I do not own any property and also didn't establish any ...
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How to find people from the UK or Ireland interested for home exchange or hospitality exchange?

I live on the dole in Cyprus and have extra bedrooms for renting out, which I do occasionally but not often enough to make serious income. The income for poor people here is 480 euro/month, which is ...
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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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Flying within UK without passport as an international student

I am an Indian international student currently studying in the UK on a Tier 4 Student visa. As part of my United States B-1 visa application for an investment bank training program, I am required to ...
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How to Show Funds if you sponsor someone a UK Visit Visa [duplicate]

I would like to Sponsor a trip to UK as holiday for my parents. My Dad is retired and mom is house wife. I am in Employment (not in UK) have active Bank Account and a Business. Can I attach my Bank ...
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UK Visit Visa Proof of Funds if No Bank Statement [duplicate]

I am planning to apply for UK visitor visa. Basically my current account is not very active NO major Transactions. However it was my Son who used to do all Online banking for me (Collect my Rent and ...
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Travelling to the UK without a return flight - What to expect?

A friend of mine is travelling to the UK soon from the Middle East without a return flight booked. She works for a Middle Eastern airline and is only able to book significantly reduced plane tickets ...
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How should a family with young children apply for UK visas?

We are sponsoring a family to visit us in UK as friends from Madagascar for 2 weeks. They have a 6 year old and a 16 month old. Do the kids need their own visas, and are they the standard visitor ...
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Is the UK 6 month limit passport stamp absolute? [duplicate]

I am an Autralian citizen visiting my fiancée in the UK. When I arrived in Feburary, my passport was stamped with 6months permission to stay. I have a return ticket to Australia for August. If I leave ...
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U.S. to U.K. visa application [closed]

I am an Indian national individual currently in U.S. with a work visa. I want to visit U.K. and Netherlands while going back to India. Is it possible to get Visa for the U.K. and Netherlands while ...
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What are prepaid SIM card options for data in the UK? [closed]

I need to buy a prepaid SIM card with internet connection in London just for 6 days. Any suggestion and prices?
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Year of Shakespeare in England [closed]

this year is 400 years since Shakespeare's death in 1616. I want to visit for first time London in autumn (approximately in September) and have a question, probably somebody can recommend me some good ...
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Prepaid Data Mobile Plan for 30 Days in UK [duplicate]

Will be travelling to UK this Wednesday for training. Will be staying in Leicester for 30 days and might also spend 2 weeks in Edinburgh. Just want to know what would be the best sim card to get (I'm ...
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Original visa application says I want to stay in the UK for 1 week. Can I extend this to 1 month after my visa is issued?

I applied for a UK Visit visa and indicated that I would be staying for 1 week due to university commitments. After that, I realised I could spend one month instead of one week, What can I do to fix ...
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From what point on the earth's surface could you view the most UK counties?

Investigating from where you could view the most UK counties is what prompted my previous question on the US - I know you can view up to eight counties from the Malvern Hills, and a number of travel ...
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UK VISA FOR PLAB [duplicate]

I am a medical doctor on a career break to study for exams. I plan to do the PLAB 1 in UK and have paid for this. My mother's uncle is a British citizen and is fully sponsoring and financially ...
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Why must you be over 18 to use an ePassport gate?

As gov.uk states: You can use the EU/EEA channel to get your passport or identity card checked - this is usually faster than the other channels. You can use automatic ePassport gates at ...
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My name has “Mr” appended on airline ticket reservation. Would that cause problems at the airport?

I recently booked tickets to travel by plane from the UK to Greece. The website I booked through (airfasttickets.co.uk) lists my name correctly, as "Mr Georgios [My surname]", exactly the same as in ...
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Can I import a gun-shaped console controller‎ from the United States into the UK? [closed]

My friend is traveling to the states next week for a short time then he'll be back to England , I would love to ask him to get me this very unique xbox controller. He doesn't have to carry it with ...
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Regarding Transit Visa [duplicate]

I'm an Indian passport holder traveling from US to India with transit stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt (my flight is IAD–LHR–FRA–BOM). I have a valid US H1 visa, and my transits in both London and ...