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

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Can a Kenyan person with a Schengen visa travel to the UK?

Can a Kenyan citizen who holds a Schengen visa travel to the UK for a short period?
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Forgot old passport with schengen/student visa

I am a Japanese full-time student in the UK now on a trip to Paris. I have two passports: one new and valid, one old and void. However, my student visa/Schengen visa is in the old passport, which I ...
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Will VFS UK Chennai call my sponsor?

I applied for my Graduation visit visa to the UK this week and I put a company sponsor letter and their bank statements as proof. Usually, do they make telephone calls to my sposnsor (the Company CEO)...
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UK Transit visa and Schengen visas [duplicate]

I will travel from Prague to Rome. I have a layover in London for 5 hours and proceed to Rome by the same airlines. I was only granted a single entry Schengen Visa by the Poland Embassy. Do I qualify ...
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How long is a CA Statement valid as per UKIV for UK visit visa purposes?

I got my CA (Chartered Accountant) Statement done a month back. Which include the property Assessment, other Immovable assets (to prove financial ties to back home), family income and available liquid ...
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UK 10 days visit visa refusal [duplicate]

I've applied for a visit visa to spend my paid annual leave with my fiancée - 10 days ( British Citizen ). Although I 've submitted all the requested documents ( signed application form, Employment ...
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Can I travel to Dublin with a Permanent Residence (UK)?

I have Permanent Residence in UK and would need to travel to Dublin for Business. Do I have to get visa? or can I travel without it? It would only be for 1 day.
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Transfer time at LHR (T3->T2 to SNN)

Arriving (T3) on an AA ORD flight and have 2 hours to transfer to an Aer Lingus flt to SNN (T2). Will that be enough time to make it?
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Can I transfer biometrics information for a UK visitor visa to a Canadian visitor visa application?

I gave biometrics for my UK visitor visa application 3 weeks ago. I now want to apply for a Canadian visitor visa and the biometrics center is literally the same one I just travelled to and gave my ...
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UK visa: unsigned application form

I just submitted my UK tourist visa application. However I forgot to sign the printed online form although I made an e-signature after my fingerprints registration. Does this lead to a refusal?
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Applying for UK Student Visa while in France as a Student [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen who will be starting my studies in France this autumn. So I will be having a French Long Stay Visa as a student. However, I am pursuing a mobility programme, which means I will ...
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Do I need a transit visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I have a Philippino passort and am travelling from Dubai to Milan on British Airways and have a 4 hour stopover in London. My baggage will be checked through to my final destination. I do not have to ...
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Can I ask for an earlier UK visa start date?

I just received my UK visa and the start date is August 8th. I actually stated that my travel date would be in August because I was under the impression that the visa application needs to be made 2-3 ...
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i have been refused a UK business visitor visa twice. What are my chances on a third application after few months? [duplicate]

I had applied for a PLAB visa and got refused on V4.2(a)(e). My father was sponsoring me and and the ECO was convinced with his financial standing. However, it is mentioned in my refusal that I am an ...
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Arriving in the UK 3 weeks earlier before valid study visa date [duplicate]

I would be traveling from Malaysia to the UK to further my studies in September 2016 under the Tier 4 General Study Visa. I understand that I am only allowed to arrive at the UK up to one month before ...
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Use of Biometric Residence Permit for multiple visit to UK [migrated]

I have a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) valid till Feb 2017, whereas vignette on passport is valid till April 2016. Can I visit UK again on BRP I have? If not do I have to follow any other process?
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Can I Use Different Bank Accounts to fulfill UK Visit Visa's Financial Requirement?

I have money in two different accounts (different banks) and can I use both of them to fulfil UK visit visa's financial requirement? And another question related to this => how long the money has to ...
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Effects of removal from the UK on entry to USA and Canada

I arrived at Heathrow airport on 5/5/16. Following an interview with the immigration officer I was refused leave to enter for not giving a reliable answer to the immigration officer. I was detained ...
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Can I travel as a tourist on a business visa to UK? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian holding a valid C-type-business visa, issued to me in August 2015. I've already visited UK in last September. I'm now planning a trip with my family to visit UK again, this time on ...
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Is it a sign of being gay if a male wears a white trousers in the UK?

Long story short, we were a group of people on a short visit to London, one of us (a male) wore white jeans, then an European woman from the group told him that it is a sign of being gay to wear white ...
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Business visa validity after I switch organization

I have a valid 2 year business visa issued in July 2014, I changed jobs in June 2015 and now my current employer wants me to travel to UK for a business trip. My visa is showing valid till July 2016. ...
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Different documents shown when entering and exiting the UK - could this lead to immigration assuming I've overstayed?

When flying into the UK I've shown my (non-EU) passport to immigration control and got my regular entry stamp. Upon exiting the UK, the airline employee didn't want to see my passport and instead ...
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Visa Issues when crossing the English Channel by Jet Ski

Inspired by this video: Jet Skiing Across the English Channel, a Canadian wants to rent a jet ski in Dover and use it to cross the channel. Travelling by jet ski opens visa issues when international ...
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Do we need to create separate accounts for our children to apply for a UK visit visa?

My wife, three kids and I want to apply for UK visitor visas. Do we need to create five different accounts for the online applications or can we all apply from the same account?
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa. I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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South African citizen in UK on a student visa (less than 90 days left) travelling to Schengen Area [closed]

I am a South African citizen on a Tier 4 UK student visa which expires at the end of August. I am hoping to go to the Schengen area (Italy and then France) from 28 June to 4 July, but I noticed that ...
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UK General Visa Refused, how long till I Reapply

I am a peruvian who has a permanent resident in Australia and live in Sydney (27 years), I wanted to travel to the UK and visit some friends, i applied online but my application got refused. I put a ...
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Travelling from Bulgaria to UK via Turkey, will I have issues with tobacco products bought from the EU?

So basically I will travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to UK, but I have a layover in Turkey. Previously I've flew the Bulgaria-UK route, but only within the EU borders. Usually when I do so, I buy ...
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UK Visa - will we get it? [closed]

My husband and I are traveling to the UK for our honeymoon after getting married. I have traveled quite a bit previously, but I have had one UK visa rejection four years ago, as I was careless and ...
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Transit visa for UK if on Dutch residency permit [duplicate]

I am a South African living in the Netherlands on a residence permit. My husband is Dutch, and we are going on holiday to South Africa. I have a flight booked back from South Africa to Amsterdam, via ...
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Long term Visa for Nepal [closed]

I am a British citizen and wish to work and stay in Nepal for 2 years. Will I get 2 years visa in order to work and stay?
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Do I need to pass UK Border Control if I'm changing from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian national. I'm travelling from Germany to India and I have a 9 hour stop at Heathrow Airport. I have to change terminals, does this mean I have to go through UK's Border Control?
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UK Visa Type - sightseeing followed by academic “induction” ceremony

I'm applying for an UK Standard Visitor Visa from India but I'm a bit caught on what to select on the "Visa type" drop down menu. I am holding an erasmus scholarship and I'm invited to attend a two-...
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Can I travel to the UK later than the start date of my visa?

I'm an Indian with an Indian passport. I'm planning to apply for visitors visa to UK. Once I have my visitors visa approved, can I make my travel plans anytime within that approved time frame? I ...
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Can Wife Use Husband's Bank Statement for UK Visit Visa Financial Requirement Purpose?

I was confused whether husband and wife should apply separately for their own UK visit visa or not? then I found my answer here, but this answer raised another question in mind that, can wife use her ...
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What should a sponsor tell the ECO?

Some people who want to visit the UK are unable to do so unless a 3rd party steps in and offers to provide sponsorship. We see a lot of this type of thing on this site; nearly all the refusals have to ...
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Urgent tips for UK Visit Visa application for a student and how to prove strong ties with my country? [duplicate]

I am applying to UK for the visit visa. I have just taken my A-level exams and awaiting for my results, and I have already enrolled into a university in my country, Pakistan. I've no property, or ...
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How much cash can we carry to UK and Schengen area from India? [duplicate]

Will be traveling with my family of 4 to UK and Spain, although we have set up foreign currency cards in GBP and Euro, can we carry cash with us? If yes, how much and does it require some sort of ...
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UK Visitor visa refused under para V 4.2 (a) (c) & (e) [duplicate]

I have a trip planned to UK (london to be specific) for 6 days but I have been refused a visa last week. I am reapplying next week with an explanation to the queries raised by the visa officer. I have ...
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Where can I hike in the UK?

I'm planning to visit the UK soon, and am interesting in taking myself off for walks and hikes, of varying lengths. Exactly where in the country is not fixed yet. How can I find out where it is ...
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Which Train Companies Provide Plug Sockets, Which Are Free, And On What Services?

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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visa for uk as a family member of EEA National [duplicate]

My question is that can i go to uk without any visa for a holiday with my husband and children under 18.all of them are european national.only i have an indian passport but having a 10 year permanent ...
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BIVS for Indian citizens applying outside of India

I'm an Indian citizen applying for an Irish visa outside of India and I'm thinking of visiting the UK as well. The BIVS ( British-Irish Visa Scheme ) FAQ as of Feb 2015 says that in order to visit the ...
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UK Visitor Visa refused. Is there any point in reapplying?

Okay first of all I might be wrong and may not have represented the case properly. What I am looking for is if there is any point in re-applying or should I just leave it. I have given all the ...
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Entering the UK with dual Danish/Chinese citizenship from China

My son has 2 passports, Danish and Chinese. My wife is Chinese and I'm Danish. We are currently living in Japan, but will be going to the UK later in the year. My wife and son will be going to China ...
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Should I show my bank statement when I am being fully sponsored by a family member? [duplicate]

I was refused a business visit visa to the UK recently because my sponsor's deposits did not match his salary. They also objected that I did not show my bank statements hence 'not shown proof of my ...
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I have applied for UK visa but they refused my application in accordance with appendix V:4.2 (a),(c),(e). immigration rules [duplicate]

The Decision I have refused your application for a visit visa because i am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph(s)V4.2 of appendix V: immigration rules for visitor because ...