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

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How should I answer the questions in the “Employment and Income” section of a UK visa application?

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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Long-distance relationship: Going to UK for 6 months [closed]

I'm planning to go to london for 6 months to visit my boyfriend. As a singaporean i don't have to apply for a visa and can just be in london on a normal social visit visa but i'm afraid of getting ...
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Asking for VAT refund on online purchases in Europe [closed]

I want to buy some goods (around 700 pounds worth - a camera, a gpu and an ssd) from Amazon UK. As I am living in Europe right now (residence in Ireland) is it possible to ask for a VAT refund, even ...
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UK Tier 2 Visa - Reenter UK after visa expiry [closed]

I am a Malaysian and I have a Tier 2 Skilled Migrant visa that will be expiring on April 20 and I plan to leave on 15 April to go for a vacation in Poland before I leave Europe for good and go home to ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - passport validity requirements on a reentry

If a person (friend of mine) holds a Tier 2 UK visa (actually, a spouse variant of Tier 2) and their passport is expiring within a couple of month - can that person still exit and enter the UK freely ...
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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 ...
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UK visitor visa criteria

I am planning to visit the UK to meet my husband. This is my first trip to the UK. I also wish to take the IELTS exam in the UK during my stay. Can I apply for a standard visitor visa in this case?
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Entering and leaving the UK on the day of visa expiry

I will be entering the UK in the morning and leaving in the evening of my multiple entry visa expiry date as I have a 12 hr layover in LHR. Will I be granted entry if I have my itinerary showing that ...
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UK tourist visa refused: no proof of leaving [duplicate]

I would like to travel to uk at my cousins place for a short holiday during my vacation. My sponsor has provided me with all of his documents. I got my visa rejected due to no proof of leaving the UK ...
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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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I reapplied for a UK visa how long will it take?

My visa was denied. I applied for a family visa instead of a tourism visa (like an idiot hides in shame). How long will it take to process if I reapply as I don't want to change my flight.
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Questions about Visit Visa to the UK [closed]

I am in the process of making an application to visit the UK as a tourist. I have already filled in the online application and am ready to submit. I will be attending my friend's bachelor party and ...
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UK visa refused under Appendix V 4.2

I had applied for UK visa recently and it got refused. My trip was funded by my brother in law and my dad so, financially it should be no problem. The reason for refusal were as follows. I have ...
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What should be done before returning a rental caravan back to the rental company?

I'm going to leave my on-site caravan in a few days, but I wanted to know: Generally, what condition should I leave it in? Should I empty the garbage can, should I wash the utensils, should I clean ...
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UK Visa while on short-term Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen visiting Germany for tourism on short-term (3 months)Schengen Visa. While in Germany, can I apply for a UK Tourism Visa in Germany (Munich/Duesseldorf)? I appreciate your ...
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Meaning of from in “bank statements or payslips from the last N months” [duplicate]

The UK immigration requires "bank statements or payslips from the last 6 months" for a standard visitor visa. I cannot understand this usage of the word "from". Oxford dictionaries give many ...
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Visa requirement during a layover in Heathrow airport [duplicate]

I am a Philippines passport holder and I have a long layover at Heathrow Airport traveling from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur. My layover is about 8 hours. Would I need a visa to explore London (central ...
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ICT Tier 2 Move back to UK [migrated]

I have a valid ICT Visa till Aug 2016 and I recently moved back to India in Jan 2016 and my employer has informed UKBA about my movement back to India and end of assignment and also filled returns ...
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I want to travel to the UK for visit but my visa was previously denied.. wondering if I will have problems getting into the country?

So I went into the UK in OCT'15 coming from work in Japan and came to UK to see work clients. I didn't have a return flight but they still granted me to come in with a letter from my work. No ...
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Do they have to take checked suitcase off the airplane, if passenger does not show up at the gate? [duplicate]

Is it correct, that if the passenger checks in a suitcase - but never shows up at the gate - they have to take the suitcase off the plane before take-off? Is this a regulatory issue - or is it a ...
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Can you leave the UK on a non-UK passport if you're eligible for one?

I have a fairly convoluted situation: I'm a British national currently resident in Bermuda. I have a Brazilian passport and also up until recently a British passport. Earlier this month I lost my ...
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Do i need to book flights before applying Schengen Visa [Indian with UK Tier2 VISA] [duplicate]

Apologies first if i am asking a duplicate question but i was unable to find anything specific for my case. I am an Indian currently having a UK Tier2 ICT (Work VISA). I am planning to Visit(on ...
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Realising you made a mistake in completing the visa application form

Please what do you do after realising you have made some mistakes in completing your visa application questions after you have printed out the forms? Can I cross out and write the right answer and ...
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Can the validity start date of my UK visitor visa be changed to an earlier date? [duplicate]

I got my standard visitor visa for UK stamped and it starts from 15th April. But my flight will be reaching London on 14th April 7AM local time(due to my mistake of overlooking dates). I think airline ...
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Visa options and Entry Clearance [duplicate]

I posted this question; USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed) I would like to thank the people who answered this and helped, I didn't know how to respond on there, so, thanks. I had ...
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I am about to apply tier 5 visa but I have a tier 4 which is valid until 1st Nov [closed]

I am currently studying in the UK. I will graduate this July. I am Korean, studying with tier 4 via and about to apply tier 5 visa. 01. I have tier 4 visa which is valid until 1st NOV 2016. 02. I am ...
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U.K Visa How to Re-Apply visa which got refused [duplicate]

I have applied for a UK visa and the refusal letter states the reason as below. I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of ...
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Pakistani traveling to Bangalore (India) on business visit

I live in the UK and work for a Big 4 consulting firm. I'm supposed to make a trip to Bangalore but I hold a Pakistani passport, so not too sure if there are still issues with Pakistanis in India. I ...
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Concerns regarding UK Border Control and no job

So I am graduating from college this May, and to celebrate I'm going to Scotland to visit my girlfriend for nearly 2 months. I've been to the UK three times before, have never had any issues, and have ...
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Filling a UK landing card for sleeping in airport for transit

I am flying into an UK airport at night and planned to sleep in the airport for the early flight out of UK in the next morning. My passport allow me to have visa free visit to UK and I have been in UK ...
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Application for UK Special visa (Attendant for Medical Treatment) twice refused, planning to apply for Third time?

I applied for UK visitors Visa in February 2015 to travel with my Father as a Medical Attendant, He is a Thyroid Cancer patient and Under treatment at Royal Mardsen Hospital, NHS UK. He visits UK ...
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UK visit visa enquiries [closed]

Please here is my situation... While in the last semester of my final year in the university in 2012, I applied for a family visit visa to go and spend time with my cousins because I hadn't seen them ...
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Do I need a UK visa to transit / layover in London from the US to Nigeria? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian student in the US, with a valid F1 visa. I plan to travel to Nigeria soon and I was considering a transit through London to see some friends, and I will be in London for about one day. ...
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USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed)

The story goes as I met my wife online, I am from the UK and she is from USA. Also I am muslim and she is now also but wasn't always. I visited her in August 2015 for 2 weeks- we have been in a ...
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UK Business visa for Indian citizen from France [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and holding Schengen visa in France valid til June 2016. I need to visit UK for a business purpose for couple of days. Can I apply for a UK Business visa from France/Paris?
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Use of expired French ID to travel to the UK for 2 weeks

A friend of mine is planning to come to London in April but she knows that her French ID expires while she is here. As far as the French authorities is concerned an expired ID card is still valid for ...
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How much would it cost to go London Heathrow airport in a cab? [closed]

I want to go London Heathrow airport in cab I have luggage and 2 kids
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Can I make an appeal to my UK Visa decision, denied after marriage and child where previously approved single [closed]

I visited the UK last year on 12 June 2015 and returned 16 June 2015. In last year's visa application, I stated that I was single because I wasn't married at that time. I did have a girlfriend and she ...
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UK visitor Visa for a Non-EU national working in Germany [duplicate]

I am basically from India and working in Germany on a work permit. I would like to know, am I eligible to apply for a UK Visitor visa in Germany UK embassy?
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Can I get a UK Visa at short notice?

My Husband has won a contest in his office and they are taking him to London from India for 5 days on 7th April 2016. I want to go with him but his office is not doing any arrangement for me, so we ...
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Is a No Objection Certificate really needed when applying for a UK visa?

I am from India and I am planning to visit London to meet my friends. I am working in a private company in India. In the employment proof, they are asking for a letter from my employer on headed ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa: How to mail multiple applications when applying as a family

I am a permanent resident of USA. I am making a trip to India but planning a stop-over in London,UK for a week. For this stop-over , I am applying for a standard visitor visa. My biometric appointment ...
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Refused 'Leave to Enter' at Gatwick Airport UK (and subsequently removed)

I recently (Mar 9, 2016) arrived in Gatwick Airport on a visit from the United States (intended 1-1.5 months), mistakenly requesting a visa length of 3 months (I thought visas were issued on a 3 or 6 ...
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Are there any submarine group trips originating from The UK?

I would like to try travelling on a submarine, is there such trips for a reasonable price? Google results showed only this ridiculously expensive offer Sailing the seas in a luxury submarine By ...
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What does the letter “A” signify at the end of the expiry date on a British rail ticket?

I just bought a 7 day season ticket this morning when I noticed the letter "A" at the end of the expiry date. The last time I bought the same ticket on the same route, there was no letter. Does this ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa? [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK (London Heathrow) in my way somewhere else (USA with a USA tourist visa)? I'm going to arrive and depart in the same terminal (2). And I'm non-EU but I ...
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UK car short term insurance of a non-UK car

I want to borrow a car of a friend in the UK on a regular, but only daily basis for traveling. I searched the internet for possible short term insurances. The car is registered in a EU country ...
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Refusal of a UK Standard Visitor Visa (no economic ties)

I have applied for my mother to visit me and my children in the UK for six months and the application has been refused. The decision I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am ...
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Which “travel vaccinations” are available for free with the NHS in the UK?

NHS GP surgeries and clinics provide vaccinations for travel for free, but for only certain kinds of diseases. Is there a comprehensive list of which "travel vaccinations" will be covered by the NHS ...
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Can I travel to Ireland seperately on the BIVS Scheme after an initial trip to the UK?

I am an Indian citizen. I have a UK Business C-Visa, and I have visited the UK before. Now I would like to visit Dublin (on a stopover) as a part of a separate trip to North America. Can I make a ...