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

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UK visa refused (pakistani nationals) - need advice on fresh application

Recently my parents and I applied for a UK general visitor visa. My father's visa was rejected due to an influx of funds in his account. Furthermore, my mother’s application was also subsequently ...
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Is my toothbrush plug compatible with UK bathroom socket?

I have a toothbrush charger that is supposed to have a standard UK bathroom plug, but when I'm trying to plug it into the socket, it is very loose, and I'm not sure if it is charging as there is no ...
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Applying for UK visa after refusal

I'm a Russian national reapplying for UK general (6 month) visa. Unfortunately I threated my first application with unacceptable sloppiness and only now come to realize seriousness of consequences. ...
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Do I need a UK or Ireland transit visa when flying from the US to a Schengen country?

I am travelling to Budapest and therefore have a Schengen Visa. I hold an Indian passport and a valid US visa. I'm travelling from Chicago-Heathrow-Budapest and returning by Budapest-Dublin-Chicago. ...
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Travelling to the UK as a South African citizen - evidence for funds?

I'm a South African looking to go to the UK on a visitor visa for 6 months and will be staying with friends and family. On the visa page they say you need to prove you can support your self ...
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How long does it take for a UK Visa application in New Delhi?

I applied for my UK tourist visa on 30th March and got an SMS saying my application has been sent to the embassy. I haven't heard anything since. Any idea how long they typically take for processing ...
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Can I transit through UK using Business Visitor Visa?

This is my first time posting on this forum. I am a resident of U.A.E. and a Pakistani national. I was born in U.A.E. I am planning to transit through UK to Colombia for visit during June / July 2015 ...
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Why is taxi fare (in the UK at least) the same price for 1 as for 4 people

It is something I have been wondering for a very long time, and I apologise if this question is posted on the wrong site. (Kindly direct me to the correct one if that is the case) According to the ...
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How can I, a permanent resident of Canada, get an Emergency UK visa to visit sick nephew?

This is an emergency. I want to visit my nephew who has been admitted to a Manchester, England hospital where he is on life support equipment. I live in Canada where I am a permanent resident. Nobody ...
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Can a minor travel to the UK with an adult but return alone?

I am 13 years old and have an accompanied visa with my aunt. Can I enter the UK with my aunt and then return back to Pakistan alone (without her or with any other adult) if my aunts name is on MY ...
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Uk visa refusal for not showing strong family ties in Nigeria

I am Nigerian and i applied for a Uk visa but was refused. I provided all the required documents ranging from bank statements to introduction letter from the company i work with to my tax card to ...
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UK Tourist Visa for Indian Citizens from Paris

I am an Indian Citizen and scheduled to visit Schengen countries during 04.04.2015 to 12.05.2015 and accordingly obtained Schengen Visa. I have applied for UK visa as a Tourist to visit London from ...
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Taking wife on visitor visa while I am on business visa (UK)

I am resident of India and just got UK Business visa ( 6 months, multiple entry) .. I am going for a week on business trip. I want to take my wife along with me and at the end of trip.. I want to ...
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Want to take my family while I'm on business visa UK [duplicate]

Hi I am a resident of India and have a UK Business visa ( 6 months, multiple entry) .. I am going for a 4 week on business trip and this will be my 2nd trip and now I want to take my wife and my child ...
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Business academic visitor visa possible refusal for separated marital status

I am a doctor (neuroanaesthesiologist) working in reputed institute in Delhi and want to attend a conference in UK. I'm married, but have applied for divorce; however this is in the initial stages ...
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SA in UK require French Schengen

I am a South African currently in the UK (Wales) on a visiting visa. I work on a cruise line that has there embarkation in Monte Carlo (France). My company is stating a Schengen visa to basically get ...
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Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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Is it easy to enter the UK multiple times on the same Business Visitor Visa?

I got a business visitor visa, sponsored by a company, for a 4-5 day visit. The visa was provided for a period of 6 months, with multiple entry possible. First, what should I carry with me when ...
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Returning to UK using C Business Visitor Visa [duplicate]

I have a C-business-visitor visa to the UK (multiple entry visa), that I used to represent my NGO in a conference on November. My visa is still valid. Can I use it again to enter to the UK to present ...
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Expired UK Passport number

I'm a British passport holder and need to find out an expired passport number for a passport I held with a business visa in it. I no longer have the physical copy and speaking to the Passport Office ...
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Greek Blue Paper

I am going to travel to UK, I have a Greek blue paper that is my residence, I am a student in Greece. I am South American Citizen with a valid visa for UK. If I travel to UK would I be able to ...
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Funding friend's visit to UK from USA

My girlfriend who lives in the US wants to visit me in the UK for a couple of weeks. I will be funding her while she stays here and I'm a bit worried she'll have a problem when she arrives and goes ...
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Do I have to validate train tickets in the UK?

I bought train tickets in the UK like this one: I always swipe them on the barriers1 before boarding the train, but I never see anyone else doing it. I wonder if it is necessary, but people simply ...
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UK online visa application: travelling “with” someone who doesn't have visa “yet”

I am filling in the UK online visa application on visa4uk.gov.uk. They ask if I am travelling "with" anyone. My plans have been made in conjunction with someone else, we arrive at the same time and ...
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Is it possible to travel from London to India while on an ICT visa in the UK?

I have come to London on ICT short term visa which has multiple entry. My visa expires by September. I need to travel to India for a personal reason. Will there be any problem for my return travel? ...
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Can I enter the UK the day before the expiry date of my visa?

We are arriving UK on 29th Apr and visa expires on 30th Apr. Our return date is 10th MAY. Will they allow us entry ? Is the expiry date like enter UK before 30th Apr or Expires on that day ?
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Can ESTA holder do some remote work from US for a UK company? [duplicate]

I'm an ESTA holder regularly travelling to the US to see my girlfriend. I am a UK resident, in full time employment for a UK company. This summer, I want to go over to US for 2-3 months (up to 90 ...
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Is a tour of a US Embassy possible?

Just as seeing the inside of tech companies would be interesting, I think it could be interesting to see the inside of embassies too. Let's say I was going to be in London for a week and wanted to see ...
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Is it possible to bring fudge from New Zealand to UK?

I have bought fudge for gifts in NZ but am now unsure whether I will be allowed to take it inti UK - will I?
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Visit UK with Business Visitor visa again for tourism purposes

I already got Business Visitor Visa (Multi Entry) for UK in previous year, when I participated in the conference in London. My Visa is not expired yet. I want to spend my holiday in UK. My question ...
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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UK Entry Stamp - different from a visa?

I've seen similar questions like this on the site before, but was wondering if anyone was able to point me to an official site that says that, as an American citizen traveling to the UK, the stamp put ...
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Schengen and UK Visa for Indian citizen: Which type of ticket can I use as supporting documentation?

I am an Indian citizen in the US with valid H1B visa. This is my travel plan across Europe: Flight from US to London Take the Eurostar train from London to Paris Visit other Schengen visa valid ...
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Can I carry sand to UK in luggage bag?

I'm making a trip to UK and I would like to take sand from India with me as a keepsake or memento.So I was wondering if it's even worth bothering trying to bring sand aboard the plane in my carry-on?
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Multiple entry visa to UK (sponsored visitor)

I'll be going to UK as sponsored visitor - am I allowed to apply for Multiple visa entry to UK?
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Is multiple entry for UK general tourist visa possible? [duplicate]

I am a Filipina. I booked a tour package with Expat Explore for 10 days tour in Europe. But the start and end point of the tour will be in Greenwich. Basically, I will enter London on June 1, then ...
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British Irish visa for Indian citizens?

Does anybody know the exact date on when British Irish visa scheme is applicable for Indian Citizens? Although the scheme has been announced and implemented in China, there is no update on when it ...
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Clarification on UK Visitor Rules Paragraph 41 and the Schengen cooling off period

This question concerns tourists and 'visitors' only, it is not about those seeking long-term migration strategies. The rule is Paragraph 41 concerning visitors. The clause is (ii), and in 2014 this ...
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How much money do I need to show I have to visit the UK from Egpyt? [duplicate]

How much must be in my account when I apply for a visitor visa to visit my friend in the UK? I need bank statements for the last six months. I am in Egypt.
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Dual Canadian and British citizen - healthcare coverage in the UK?

I want to know if I am entitled to medical assistance in the UK while visiting for 3 weeks in June. I am travelling on my Canadian passport since my UK one is outdated. Thank you.
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How much does a taxi from Southampton to London cost?

I am looking for the best option and I found a website https://www.londondrivers.com/southampton-london/ and the price is 105 GBP ... Is this price correct? EDIT ADDED from comment posted as ...
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What to do with an invitation from a friend in UK whom I wish to visit during a short holiday there?

I have a friend in England ready to welcome me for a short holiday. Where or which office should he approach with his invitation for my visa application?
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Child Accompanied Visa- Return with another adult

We are visiting our brother in UK along with our 2 kids and my mother. We have planned to drop them there and travel back. They have planned to return along with my brother after couple of weeks. Our ...
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Working Holiday Visa Expiring. Can I re-enter the UK on a tourist visa

I am an Australian citizen coming to the end of a 2 year working holiday visa for the UK. I would like to come back to the UK for 3 months to travel after my visa expires. Can I leave the UK for the ...
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Refused plab visa last year, reapplying now [duplicate]

I visited my sister in UK last year for 6 months sep-mar 2014, for which I got family visitors visa during which I had cleared my plab 1 and had vacation with my sister and her family in UK. ...
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Traveling from Ireland to UK on a South African passport? [duplicate]

I have dual nationality ie a British and a South African passport. My British passport has expired I will be renew once in in the UK. I will be travelling from South Africa, into Dublin and onto ...
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UK ESTA USA Visa run

I am spending 2 months in the USA with friends, then plan to go back to London for a month, then back to the USA for another two months. Just to hang out with friends again. I can easily prove, that ...
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Travelling through UK - H1B (Visa stamp expired) but have a UK visitor's visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to India on a vacation. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 5-6 hours. I have a visitor's visa for UK but not ...
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What supporting evidence is required for a Moroccan travel visa?

I plan to travel to Morocco later this year and wanted to check if anyone with previous experience getting a travel visa can shed some light here. The Embassy of Morocco in the UK states that for a ...
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Entering the UK for a prolonged time of six months with no visa

I am studying in London for under 6 months, I am an Australian Citizen so I do not need a visa to enter while I study. I am allowed in the country 10 days before my course starts. My partner and I ...