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

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Best Prepaid Sim Card for Paris and London [closed]

We are traveling to Paris and London. We've been seeing that we can get one sim card for both places but we aren't sure if that is the best answer. Can anyone help with some suggestions?
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transit from dfw to hyd on stand by ticket [closed]

I am traveling on stand by ticket from usa to lhr on wards to India with confirm ticket. Do I need to go through uk customs to collect the luggage and to recheck it?
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Where do UK border checks currently take place for Eurostar trains from Marne-la-Vallée Chessy to London?

I know that when going from Paris, Brussels or Bourg-St Maurice, UK border checks are done at These stations, and when going from Marseille, you get off the Train at Lille for the checks. But what ...
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Taming the nightmare of public toilets in the UK

Public toilets in the UK are established and maintained by the local authorities, most commonly local councils. This is great for people that advocate local autonomy, but a hellish nightmare for ...
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Will including itinerary along with UK visit visa be helpful

Should I include itinerary along with printed application form for UK visit visa application. Secondly should the itinerary contain specifics about my vacation in UK or it should be summarized.
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Dieppe to Newhaven ferry - necessary to prebook ticket?

I will be travelling on my bike through France and eventually taking ferry from Dieppe (FR) to Newhaven (UK). It will be just me and my bicycle and I would like to go by ferry at around 6am. I ...
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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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US Citizen, UK Visa Denied for visiting daughter

I am a British Citizen and my wife is American and has been living and working here in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain since 2007. Her Mother, who is the only family she has, visits regularly ...
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2 Rejections on EEA Family Permit to UK, Now I want to apply for Family Visit

I am an Egyptian citizen and my wife is British. We've been married for 6 months, we got married in Liverpool then have been in Egypt since then. I just recently applied to get the EEA Family permit ...
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Rental car insurance in the UK

I will be visiting the UK for two weeks later this year and renting a car. I would rather not pay the extortionate insurance rates that the rental company will charge me for this. I have a valid UK ...
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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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My UK visit visa application got refused, i was planning to visit my sister, can i reapply?

Reason for the refusal is inconsistent bank statement and they are not statisfied by my income, I had applied for 40 days visit visa.
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UK visitor visa refused (multiple sponsors)

I applied for my mother for visitor visa to UK and got refusal today. documents submitted mothers- application letter,3 year itr(340000:2015-16),bank statement with suffient funds,bank passpbook,bank ...
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UK travel after previous visa refusal

I have a quick question if anyone can help it would be appreciated. My friend (she is Canadian) is on a trip through Europe. She arrived in London for a layover today before heading onto the continent ...
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Can I ask for an earlier UK visa start date after visa issued? [duplicate]

I live in the US and I'm not a US Citizen. Just applied to the UK visa and received my passport back. I was supposed to go on a work project to India early August and on my way back I wanted to stay ...
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Dual Passport - One European (expired) One Brazilian (valid) to enter UK

I live in the UK with a Portuguese passport which expired 2 months ago. I also have a valid Brazilian Passport. I need to leave the UK in two weeks time and I know that coming back to the UK with a ...
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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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Cancelled UK visa on entry

My friend applied for a UK visa last month (that is, June 2015) for 3 weeks in the UK, but got 6 months. Since she got more days, she decided to extend her stay, because she has a six month valid visa ...
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Indian passport holder living in Scotland, travelling to portugal for vacations

I am living in Edinburgh and hold a 5-year work permit in the UK. I want to travel to Portugal for 15 days. I hold an Indian passport; can you please tell me if I need to apply for a visa? if so, ...
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How to expedite a UK visa application?

I have applied for visa to UK on 28th June, 2016. I have to travel on 17th July, 2016. But still my visa request is pending. Who can be requested to expedite my application? What can someone do in ...
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Why isn't United States an option on the UK “check if you need a visa” site?

While I'm sure I can find an answer to this elsewhere, I'm still just confused by this. Why would the primary government site for checking if you need a visa not list the US? Every other country ...
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Luxembourg speed cameras, UK plates. Will I get a ticket?

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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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?

Is it cheaper to prebook a taxi from Heathrow to get to King's Cross station, or better to find a taxi waiting at the airport? We're flying in from New Zealand.
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Can I extend my duration of stay in my UK visitor visa?

I have applied for 6 months visitor visa and as the intended duration, I've given 2nd Aug - 14th August. My visa should be valid upto January. So can I extend my stay to 20th August after I get my ...
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UK Family Visitor Visa Refused

Urgently can anybody help me? I have been travelling to UK since 1978. I with my wife applied visitor visa as the last one was expiring on 08/07/2016. Since 2001 to 2016 I got my UK Visa 7 times. ...
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Parking in Oxford

I'll visiting Oxford for the day (maybe four our five hours), on a weekday in the last week of July. I'll be driving a rented car, coming from London, on my way to the North of Britain. Where would it ...
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Can an over-stayed stamp from one country affect my abillity to travel to other countries?

I overstayed in South Africa for a week and got this ugly stamp in my passport which bans me from entering South Africa for a year. Now I want to travel to Italy, Paris and London for 2 months (in ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa eligibility criteria [duplicate]

I'm Syrian, I have an EU Student Residence Permit and soon I'll have an EU Working Residence Permit. I'm planing to visit London. I need to have a Standard Visitor Visa. In the process to apply, ...
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Malaysian tourist length of stay extension

My mum is currently here in the UK to visit me on a Malaysian passport, hence she is not required to apply for a tourist visa and is granted 6 months stay from the date of arrival. She arrived in mid ...
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schengen visa from uk related query [duplicate]

I am having work permit for one year in UK and currently staying in UK. My wife will join me here on tourist visa, Can she apply Schengen tourist visa from UK? Thanks, Amit
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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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Bringing pre-made bird's nest soup into the UK

I have an Asian tourist who wants to bring into the UK bags of pre-made bird's nest soup which is apparently very expensive in Asia and needs some advice on this. Is this item allowed? If so, what ...
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Type of visa for the UK

I'm a Tunisian citizen residing in France, I have a face to face meeting regarding a scientific project during the month of august. However I am lost to what type of visa I should be applying for. ...
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Visitor visa refused

I applied for a visitor visa to the UK in May, which got declined due to insufficient funds and immigration thinking I would not exit the country (I am visiting my BF). This time, I'm reapplying for ...
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How to find which UK visa type was previously issued for me, if I don't have the previous passport?

I need to check the visa type of my previous UK, I am trying to check this since I am at my native and to get this information I need to travel back to work place but it would take min 10 days. Can ...
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Denied entry into UK/given temporary administion - anyone entered again without a visa

Wondering if anyone has been denied entry into the UK (because of a small misunderstanding etc) but were able to enter again without having to get a visitor visa/clearance visa? Previous I held a T5 ...
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UK - Need for business visa, if already have standard visitor visa

I currently have a UK visitor (category: Family) visa for 10 years, which I received in Nov 2015. I need to attend a meeting in Dublin, Ireland for a week and want to find out if I can use my existing ...
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Evidence of return following a visit to the UK [closed]

What are the best sorts of evidence of return following a visit to the UK to provide when applying for a visa ? Apart from employer letter
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Fly into Edinburgh or Glasgow?

Is there any reason to fly to Edinburgh or Glasgow if flight prices and times are approximately the same? I want to tour around Scotland, so I will visit both cities anyway. Good reasons would be XXX ...
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Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe (events information)

I've wanted to visit the Edinburgh Fringe for some time now and if not this year, then almost certainly next year. How do I go about it? Are there tickets to the festival itself or do I buy tickets ...
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UK last train cancellation and unhelpful staff - what to do?

Last night, we were planning to travel on the last train of the night to get us home, which was the penultimate train from the station. (Exact route withheld for now, but it was with Chiltern Railways ...
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Transit in Heathrow with an Italian student visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen travelling from India to Italy on a student visa via the UK. My flight stops at Heathrow for 2.5 hours. Will I be required to have a transit visa?
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tourist visa to uk from ghana [duplicate]

my cousin from Ghana who is a student was refused a general visitor visitor visa as a tourist to the uk sponsored by her uncle on the grounds that and i quote 1.you state that that you wish to visit ...
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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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Why is a landing card required at UK border control?

Why do they ask for a landing card from non-EU citizens at UK passport control? I read that you have to complete this card, and hand it over to the UK border control along with your passport and visa....
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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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What happens if I miss my flight on a 1 day visa in UK?

I was given a 1 day visa to the UK because I had an overnight layover in London as a result of an airline mistake. I'm supposed to fly out today, but I'm running late, and I'm wondering what happens ...
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How does UK Border Force decide which travelers get extra scrutiny?

Both times I entered the UK, I was asked lots of questions while others breezed through. The second time, my anxious bus driver and many passengers had to wait a long time. Do I just look like a bum?...
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Is it possible to apply for UK transit visa in Heathrow on arrival?

My parents are travelling from Bombay to Copenhagen via Heathrow. They are Indian citizens, and have a Schengen visa - type C to enter Denmark with. Like a stupid fool I have not applied for a transit ...
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What category does my (expired) residency permit fall, when it comes to UK visa applications?

I am making an application for UK visit visa, and on the online application, there are 2 particular questions, one asks (keep in mind I am paraphrasing here) "Have you been granted any visas to the UK ...