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

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How can I work out the price of a UK bus fare online?

I find it vexing and confusing that, while I can get a price for any train ticket, coach ticket, plane ticket, taxi fare etc., there's no obvious way to look up the price of a bus ticket. First - who ...
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Changes to British transit visa policy

A couple of days ago a friend of mine was denied boarding on a flight from Canada to London on the grounds that she did not have a transit visa for the UK. She is a Kenyan citizen with a valid ...
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Does a US Citizen need a visa to enter as a tourist to the UK for 6 months?

Everything I've seen points to no (and I would love that to be true since applying for a visa online costs money) but I'm worried about getting refused due to the length of time I wish to stay, which ...
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Same sex marriage in the UK for foreigners on vacation

While visiting our friends in the UK on vacations and would like to get married there, but neither of us are citizens of the UK. Does the UK allow same sex marriage for two foreigners on vacation ...
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UK Visa-Direct Airside Transit Visa. Indian National having Permesso di soggiorno in Italy

I am an Indian national and having a permesso di soggiorno in Italy. It is issued under " attessa occupazione" status and expires on 23 March 2015. My wife and my child (under 10 years) are connected ...
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UK Business Visa from India - Status Check

I have recently applied for long term UK business visa (2 years) in India. Last time when I had applied for Muti Entry 6 months Business Visa, I had received a reference number to track the status ...
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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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Why do UK train tickets crossing London include the underground, but Paris ones don't for the metro?

When buying a UK train ticket, if one of the allowed routes for it involves changing stations in London, then then the route on the ticket will be printed with a dagger (†; described in publications ...
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Claiming compensation for late service of Eurotunnel

Yesterday I was coming back from France using the Euro Tunnel, and they had substantial delays of about 90 minutes. Hence the question: when is it possible to claim any compensation from them for the ...
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Do I have to enter the UK on my UK passport?

I'm a British National (Overseas), which basically means that while I don't have the right of abode in the UK, I am permitted to visit the UK without a visa. However, my passport has expired, and ...
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What is the cheapest and most direct route from the UK to Malawi?

I'm researching a trip to Malawi and I'm struggling to find direct flights. I'd be happy to travel from any UK city to anywhere in Malawi. I've only been able to find flights for around £900 with at ...
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South African passport but British citizen living in the US planning a trip back to the UK

I am currently on a South African passport, but I am a naturalized UK citizen. I have moved to the US but did not get a UK passport prior to leaving the UK. I am now planning a trip back to the UK ...
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Is it possible to buy another 16-25 Railcard before my current one has expired?

I'm trying to maximise the time I can use a 16-25 railcard. I'm currently 23 and my current card expires in October. I gather that the last date you can purchase a 3 year card is a day before your ...
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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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Wife EU citizenship application [closed]

I am married and living with my husband in Italy since 8 yrs with my husband and child.I have Carta di soggorno.My husband and child are italian national.WE are i UK ,I want to ask that as a wife and ...
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Can I leave the UK and come back just before my work visa expires?

My work permit expires in 2 months' time, and I am planning to go abroad for 10 days. I will return to the UK one month before my visa expiration date. Is it possible that the border agency officer ...
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Ecuadorian traveling to Sochi via Heathrow

I am Ecuadorian and I need a DATV to transit Heathrow, London for 7 hours before going to Sochi, Russia. Can I apply for the DATV in Heathrow, or do I need to do it before traveling?
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How can I use my Verizon “Global Ready” smartphone in the UK and France?

I'd like to use my Droid Razr Maxx phone, obtained from Verizon in the United States, on an upcoming trip to the UK and France. The product specs claim it is global ready, and it has an accessible SIM ...
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Are the UK Highway Code rules regarding roundabouts sufficient? [closed]

Highway Code rule 185 clause 1 states: When reaching the roundabout you should give priority to traffic approaching from your right, unless directed otherwise by signs, road markings or ...
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Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?

I am flying from the US to Edinburgh, UK. My layover is at Heathrow. Will I need to go through customs and check bags again at Heathrow before I take the next flight?
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Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired?

I am Vietnamese. I have a resident permit (ID) in Belgium. It will expire on 31.09.2014, but I have the UK visa valid until December. Can I still go to the UK from Belgium with the nearly-expired ID? ...
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UK Business Visa from India

I have applied for the UK business visa (6 months Multiple Entry). I have submitted the following details Company Cover Letter Invite Letter from UK based office Salary Slips Bank Statements Tax ...
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Schengen visa for UK Banned

I am an Indian Citizen who was working in the UK on a SEGS (Post Study) visa. My HSMP visa was denied as the UKBA were unable to verify the IT Returns document. The time taken for the decision was ...
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Transit visa for passing through London and Brussels for travelling to Africa from Canada [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen living in Canada with a work visa. I arrived on the 20th of May in Canada and on the 30th of September am planning a trip to Yaounde in Cameroon, Africa with a valid visa for the ...
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Emergency UK Visa for foreign spouse: Funeral

I'm a British national. My grandmother just passed. My wife is Chinese. In general it's a major pain to get my wife a visa to visit the UK, we have never been before. Is there anyway to get an ...
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Prepaid bank card in the UK

I would like to get a prepaid debit card while in the UK. I know Mastercard offers such a cards (even gift cards which, as I understand, can be used by other person than myself), however I cannot find ...
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How can I get help understanding UK visa requirements?

There are already many questions on visa requirements to enter the UK, including transit visas and visitor visa for family members (e.g. Can a Thai national married to a UK citizen enter the UK ...
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Travelling from India to canada via Dubai and London. Do I need a transit visa

I am travelling to Calgary from Delhi. I have an Air India flight from Delhi to Dubai then British Airways flight from Dubai to London and Air Canada flight from London to Calgary. My query is "Do I ...
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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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Is a Network Railcard valid for East Coast Trains services between London and Stevenage?

In the UK, the Network Railcard is a rather handy railcard for people travelling off-peak in the "South East" (FSVO South East being rather broader than you might expect!). You generally only need to ...
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Am I a British citizen overseas or just a UK British citizen?

I live in Saudi-Arabia and I have a British passport and a Saudi passport. I'm applying for a US visa with my British passport. What are the requirements? And am I a British citizen overseas or just a ...
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Clarification on Immigration Stamping - In Flight to UK-> Sailing to South Africa->Flight to India

I am an Indian Citizen. Planning to travel to Gibraltar using visa for UK with 6 months validity and multiple entry visa. After reaching Gibraltar since I love sailing in boat planning to travel in a ...
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Determine gate for departing Heathrow flight

Flights out of London Heathrow do not contain departure gate information until about 45 minutes before the flight is ready to depart (presumably so you spend more money at the duty-free). Are there ...
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I have been removed from UK, can I come back? [closed]

I have been removed from UK for being homeless. For how long am I banned from returning to UK?
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UK 6 months visa about to expire

I have a UK tourist visa for 6 months. Am currently in the UK and my visa is about to expire.I have decided to stay in the UK for at least year. Can i renew my visa before it expires while in UK?
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Should I worry about being refused a ‘transit without visa concession’ in the UK?

Some people who cannot enter the UK without a visa can still transit ‘airside’ without a visa (e.g. visa nationals who don't require a direct airside transit visa or DATV nationals flying to the US). ...
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I’m Jordanian, traveling to Germany via London I have Schengen visa do I need a transit visa in London? [duplicate]

I’m Jordanian, traveling to Germany via London. I have a Schengen visa, do I need a transit visa in London?
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Can I travel to Spain on a UK visa? I am a Fillipino [duplicate]

I am a Filipino living in Dubai and I have a two year visa for the UK. I need to travel to Spain, can I do this using my UK visa ?
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Dual Aussie/British national but need to enter UK on Aussie passport [duplicate]

I have searched on this forum for an answer to my question & while I found someone with a similar question their situation was a bit different so I'm going to still post this as need some advice. ...
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transit visa for UK required? layover time-14 hrs/ travel - india to vancouver/ valid canadian visa/ arriving in london on 20 aug and leaving 21 [duplicate]

im going to travel from Hyderabad to Vancouver on 20th august, and will be passing through heathrow. My layover time being 14hrs, will I require a transit visa? I have a valid canadian study permit, ...
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UK expedited visa Processing

I will be heading to the UK in 17 days with my husband who is a UK/US citizen, we are planning on living in the UK for one year. my question is this... I had filled out my visa application, got my ...
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Transit visa for UK [duplicate]

I am an Indian passport holder and will be travelling to Canada on British airways tickets. There is a stopover in london for about 6 hours. There will be a flight change. Both flights are British ...
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London Transit Visa for US to Indian with Valid US H4 Visa [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen Came to US: Sept 2013 US Visa Type: H4 (My husband has valid H1B and i797 valid till Sept 2015) US Visa Validity: Sept 2015 In Nov 2014, I am planning to travel to India via ...
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If my layover time at London is 14 hours, should I have a UK transit visa for the travel? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Mumbai to Houston via London and have a valid US visa. I have to wait in London for 14 hours for my connecting flight. Some of my friends were saying transit visa is not required ...
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Fastest way to travel between London and Sheffield by train or airplane

I need to go and come back a lot between London and Sheffield for the next year. What is the fastest way to travel between these two. I looked into trains time-tables and they are all 2 hours+.
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looking up movie show times in london [closed]

In the US I'd use Fandango . Just type in my zip code, see what's playing near me and go at the time that it's playing at. Is there a comparable service for London / UK theaters?
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UK transit visa required? [duplicate]

I am the holder of an Indian passport, presently in the USA with valid visa. While returning I plan to visit Oslo, Norway by transiting through Heathrow airport. I have a valid Norwegian visa. Do I ...
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Electronic medical devices through British airport security

I heard that British airport security had a policy of disposing of electronic equipment if you were unable to prove that you can turn them on. Is this true? What if I am carrying a spare insulin pump ...
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Visit the UK with Schengen tourist short-stay visa

I'm Russian, and I have touristic (C-type) Schengen Schengen short stay visa. I want to know, can I stay for some period in UK without getting UK visa, or it is not possible (I heard about 36 hours ...
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How do you drive a British car? Is it with the left hand and foot or right? [duplicate]

So, I'm an American. I'm right-handed and I drive on the right side of the road :) My clutch is the pedal furthest to the left, followed (from left to right) by the brake and the gas. I use my ...