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

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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Can I visit UK with Italian stay permit?

I'm an Egyptian citizen, who holds Schengen visa and stay permit in Italy. Can I go to UK for some days with my stay permit and Schengen visa?
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Extending Oyster card trip outside the Oyster card validity zones with valid ticket outside zones and without changing trains?

If I had a season ticket from the last station where Oyster/contactless cards are valid to a couple of stops further out and wanted to go back from London to the final stop covered by the ticket, I ...
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UK visa to sit for PLAB 1 without savings or job

I am a medical doctor in Pakistan. I have been on a career break to allow myself to study full time for the IELTS exam (which I recently got the required band score) and PLAB 1. I have now registered ...
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Car or Motorbike Insurance in UK for Business Visa visitor from India

What kind of insurance do I need to drive/drive a car/motorbike in UK if I am visiting on Business Visa? I have International Driving license from India.
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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying to Ireland through the UK?

I am Lebanese Citizen and am planning a trip to Ireland this month. A valid Irish visa is already in hand and I am willing to reach there through the UK. Will I need a transit visa in the UK for few ...
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Will I be refused entry to the UK if I have stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen countries?

I am from the US and came to Spain to be an Au Pair. I came on a tourist visa and it's now expired by almost 4 months. I am trying to go back home but wanted to make one last visit to the UK before ...
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Is a transit visa required for USA and the UK? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Quito, Ecuador, via London and Miami. Please advise if I need a transit visa for UK and USA. I know that Quito, Ecuador has visa on arrival.
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Can a visitor to the UK work as volunteer?

Someone wants to visit their family in the UK for about 4 or 5 months. They have an entry clearance valid for 6 months. The host family is heavily involved in religious activities in their community. ...
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What is a change of circumstances that outweighs a previous overstay in a UK visa application? [closed]

I applied to the UK recently and I was refused on the grounds that I visited my friend for more than the days I applied for. I applied to spend three weeks and ended up spending 141 days and did not ...
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UK Visa Application Following a previous Refusal: Changes to the answers on the form

Can we make changes in uk visa new application form for reapplying for tourist visa after refusal of visa? Do they compare previous application with the new application? Additional info from ...
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Being late to a train (UK) because of overground/underground cancellation?

I had this happen to me a month ago but I didn't want to risk it, so didn't find out myself what would happen in such a case. I had two single advance tickets with Virgin Trains. One in the morning ...
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How to stop UK mobile number being disconnected while abroad travelling for 6+ months?

I'm from the UK going on a long trip on which I'll be using local SIM cards for my phone. While I won't be using my UK mobile number during this trip, I want it still to be there when I get back, to ...
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can I use my valid UK visit visa to enter UK only for one night and reenter again after one week for 10 days? [duplicate]

I have a 6 month valid visit visa for UK , I plan to go there for one night only then off to Portugal for one week then back again direct to UK for 10 days. will that be ok? will they consider my ...
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Health vaccinations for UK

I'm travelling from South Africa to the UK. Just asking if I need any shots? Any vaccinations? I'm travelling for 8 days. I leave in a week. Nothing was said when I applied for a visa and now i'm ...
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Mumbai -> London -> Manchester : Reclaim checked bags at London? [duplicate]

I will be travelling via British Airways from Mumbai, India to Manchester, UK soon with a layover at the Heathrow airport in London. I am travelling on a short visitors visa to meet family there. I ...
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Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?

The UK Visas and Immigration Directorate publishes guidance that provides helpful tips that can result in successful visa applications. Section 2 of this guidance opens is entitled "other documents ...
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Uk visa application form filling doubt [duplicate]

I am going to travel alone to the uk for holidays and i am a student.My sponsors are my FATHER and my COUSIN.I have a doubt regarding what option in the application formto select for this question: ...