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

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Driving non-GB registered car inside Low Emission Zone (London)

Almost all of greater London area is Low Emission Zone. That means, that older diesel cars are not allowed into the zone, or must face high fee (up to 200£ / day). The LEZ does not apply to cars ...
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UK tourism visa rejected twice - if rejected again should my friend appeal?

Here's the situation. My friend applied for a UK tourism visa stating that she would be visiting the UK for 2 weeks (It's written in the visa that she could stay up to 180 days) and granted but she ...
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Money at UK border control

If I'm travelling to the UK for a couple of days as a visitor: do I need to have cash on me? if I only show my bank cards will I be asked to withdraw to prove I have funds? do I need a bank ...
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US citizen husband visiting me in the UK

My husband (US citizen) is coming over from November 4th until Jan 21st 2015. Can we take a cruise holiday in Spain and then return to the UK for the remainder of his visit?
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What is the duty-free allowance limit when purchasing electronics in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am planning to travel from UK to Hong Kong and buy there some electronics (either iPhone, iPad or Mac mini‎). Then I'm travel by air to Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and back to UK. ...
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Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? but I have a valid multiple visiting visa for UK

Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? I'm from Sri Lanka and I got 6 months multiple visit visa for UK and 1 month Schengen tourist visa for Italy. my plan was to visit my sister in ...
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Any cash machine in central London which can dispense £5?

I'm sure travellers to the United Kingdom carrying an overseas/non-UK debit card can relate to this question. Most cash machines start dispensing starting from £10 and in multiples of £10. That means ...
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Where to stay for London nightlife?

For those looking to travel to London and enjoy the nightlife, where would be the best area to stay? Requirements are nearby bars, alcohol and 20-something crowd all preferably within walking ...
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How many electronics can I take with me when I travel from USA to the UK

I will travel in USA net week and some of my friends asked me to buy Iphone6 for them. Maybe I have to take 5 Iphone6 with me when I am going back. Is that possible? What if I open them all and active ...
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UK transit under processing..Change of travel dates?

I have applied for UK transit Visa, which is still under processing. Meanwhile my travel date is with in 3 days.. Will there be an issue If I change the air tickets and hotel bookings(Since I did not ...
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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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Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?

I'm a US citizen traveling through Europe visa-free. I started my trip in Spain and got an entry stamp there. Later, I took the IDBUS from France to the UK and got an exit stamp from France and an ...
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Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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How can my aunt obtain a UK visa while in the US?

My aunt is currently visiting the USA, but now has a need to visit London. Is it possible for her to get a visa to the UK while in the USA, and if so how? Or must she return to India to get a UK visa? ...
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How to use sink with separate hot/cold taps?

I just traveled to Ireland. I was amazed to find that water sinks (at home, restaurants and public) have separate taps for hot and cold water. If you use only the cold water, your hands freeze. If ...
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Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?

A friend of mine recently returned from Germany and I was asking him about VAT refund and he said that the Apple store refused to give him a refund receipt because according to the store clerk, they ...
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UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
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Luggage storage in Oxford

When looking to leave luggage somewhere for a few hours in the UK, for larger places my normal go-to is one of the commercial left luggage places at a large station, though sadly Oxford isn't one of ...
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Is the “Young Driver Surcharge” fee the same for all car rental companies in the UK?

I am a 21 year old with almost 2 year old driving license. I'm going to the UK, and want to rent a car for several days, however when I searched for a rental car, I saw that 35-40 GBP were added as ...
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Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then ...
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Visit to London from Belgium as a Myanmar citizen

I am from Myanmar. I will be in Belgium on 3rd October till 30 October 2014. During my stay in Belgium, I would like to visit to London for three days. Is it easy and quick to get visa from Brussels? ...
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Uk child visitor visa

I am 16 years old. I have got uk visit accompanied with my parents only. Now I have to travel alone to uk next week. I can go same visa? kindly advice me.
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Dual Citizen UK Australia, Entering UK on OZ passport to avoid possible UK arrest warrant

My first post here and its a tricky situation. Basically I need to know if I enter the UK on my Australian passport (I have done this before with no problems) will the authorities know about any ...
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Visa requirements traveling in Transit via Heathrow [duplicate]

Traveling from Boston via London (Heathrow) to South Africa. Will be in Transit. Do I need a visa?
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Hill walking and camping in the Peak District

I would like to do a moderate hill walking (5-6 hours) in the Peak District, and camp as well. Which part(s) is suitable, for this activity?
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Travel insurance with a pre-existing condition

I have ulcerative collitis. It's not particularly bad. I'm trying to get travel insurance for two different holidays (one to the US and one to China/Japan). Unfortunately having ulcerative collitis ...
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Is riding a bicycle in the parks of Glasgow allowed?

I have heard that bicycles are not allowed in some parks in London, so I thought that maybe in Glasgow the council has the same rule. Are they forbidden in Glasgow? Does it depend on the park?
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Stop over in London [closed]

We are travelling from South Africa to Denver to visit my son but we have a stop over at heathrow for 11 hours, my granddaughter lives in the uk, could we pass through security to see her? We are ...
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Do I need a transit visa for London, UK? [duplicate]

I'm Chinese citizen, leaving in Italy and in possession of an unlimited permission of stay in Italy, I flow from MILAN to BEIJING via LONDON with return ticket, everything = OK, by getting to the ...
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need help with UK visitor in transit form

What should I fill for the below question in Visitor on transit form What is the main address and the contact details of where you will be staying whilst in the UK? I have no one in UK.. and I am ...
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Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?

I truly wonder why does EasyJet need to know my ID details in advance for my flight from Prague to London: It is a requirement of UK customs? If so, why haven't I been asked this information for my ...
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Do I need to show my passport when I leave the UK?

I'm a dual US/German citizen, residing in the UK. I am currently applying for a visa for South Africa with my German passport, which may take another 3 weeks to process. Now, I need to travel to the ...
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Can I get visas to travel from Vietnam to the UK and go to Australia and then go back to Vietnam?

I'm Vietnamese and have a Vietnamese passport. I'm just married and my husband is from England, and I have 3 sisters who live in Australia. Now, I want to visit my husband in the UK from about 10 ...
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Pin-and-chip versus signature in the UK

I obtained a pin-and-chip credit card from the Andrews Federal Credit union to smooth transactions in Europe. However, it doesn't quite work as intended in the UK. Every single time that I use it, the ...
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Apply for UK visa while in Germany

Can I apply for UK Business Visit visa from Germany? I'm an Egyptian citizen.
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Which UK visa do I need? I'm Peruvian, travelling to the UK to visit school, but also need multiple entry

I'm Peruvian, 15 years old, and travelling to the UK to visit school. I will be arriving in the UK, then departing to the Vatican for a week, then back to the UK again to resume my school visit. What ...
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Do Philippines citizens need visa for London Heathrow stopover? [duplicate]

I'm a Philippines citizen staying in Norway. I have a valid tickets from Oslo to Manila via London Heathrow with a 2-3 hours stopover in London. Do I need an English transit visa for this stopover?
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Is it easy to get the UK tourist visa again after expiring? [closed]

My UK tourist visa has expired. Is it easy to get the visa extended, or will they investigate me to the same degree as the first time I applied? I have an Indian passport and I crossed the UK border ...
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, etc. during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from New York to Nairobi, Kenya, with a layover at Heathrow. Both flights are on the same itinerary with British Airways (i.e. it was booked as a flight from New York to Nairobi). They ...
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Is transit visa required for London, UK when travelling from USA to India while on expired US visa?

I am an indian national, currently staying in USA. My current H1B Visa has expired and I am planning to travel back to india via London, UK. Will I require an airside transit Visa for London?
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Getting from Oxford to Saunderton (near High Wycombe), by public transport, before 9am?

In a few weeks, I'll need to get from Oxford to the lovely village of Saunderton, which is between Princes Risborough and High Wycombe. I'll need to get there by 9am, and by public transport. If I ...
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Traveling home to England with only 5 months on passport

My daughter wants to travel home from Australia but only has 5 months left on her UK Passport. Will she still be able to travel?
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Recommendations on Car Hire and Train Travel for a UK trip in March 2013?

We are flying into London in early March and after a few days wish to catch a train out of London and hire a car for about 2.5 weeks - drive around England / Scotland / Wales / Ireland. There will be ...
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Name has “Mr” appended on reservation, airline will not reply

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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Exactly 6 months for a transit visa from US to India via UK

Before you close this for being a potentially duplicate question, please understand that I have seen some of the questions and what I'm asking is a bit different. As I understand, one would need a ...
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Can I get landside transit visa while flying to US with Indian passport of US B1/B2 visa via London with 22hrs of hault? [duplicate]

I am traveling to US via London, my flight is landing UK local time on 12th Sep 13:50 @ t4. I have another flight to US @ 12:45 on 13th Sep @ t3. Can I get landside transit visa just to visit the ...
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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 ...