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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

3
votes
1answer
108 views

Trying to gather the right documents for my next application

I was refused a visit visa to the UK and I'm trying to apply again, but I'm still confused on how to answer some questions. cost of trip to you personally cost of flights or ship how much do you ...
17
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Refusal of a visit visa to the UK [duplicate]

Applied for a visa to visit my uncle in the UK but was refused giving the following reasons: They said I applied to to visit my aunt (which I never stated in my application) but brought supporting ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

Application for Schengen visa when bank statement is not available

I would be going to UK and from there I would like to apply for a Schengen visa where the port of entry would be France. My friend who is a student stays in Lyon and I would be visiting him. However ...
2
votes
2answers
230 views

Chinese visiting England, have Schengen visa

In Sweden on vacation with my Chinese wife. We plan to go to London 3-4 days. I heard, that there is simple way to get a visa to England, when you already have a Schengen visa. Its impossible to get ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

Refusal of UK Visit Visa [closed]

I applied for a uk visit visa but my application was refused because the officer doubted a genuine relationship between me and my boyfriend who happened to indicate friend only in his invitation ...
8
votes
1answer
234 views

What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
3
votes
1answer
118 views

Will my US cell phone work in the UK?

I'm traveling to the UK in the near future and it never occurred to me until today that there may be roaming charges or network incompatibilities etc. with trying to use my ATT iPhone in the UK. I ...
7
votes
1answer
96 views

UK Visas for a family with young children

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
57 views

Can I travel days after my intended date of travel? [closed]

I applied for a general visitor visa and the date is for 25th but I'l have to go 3days later. Am I allowed to do that and am I allowed to extend my stay with 3 days?
1
vote
1answer
80 views

UK Visit Visa hotel arrangement

Its another question related to my previous post: UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation In online uk visit visa application, under the heading of Travel Information there is a question that ...
2
votes
1answer
151 views

How can I sponsor my Kenyan friend to the UK?

So far I have gathered some documents together (bank statements, payslips, letter of employment, tenancy agreement, etc.) She is employed but only has the equivalent of about of £200 in her account. ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Traveling with a Dog from the USA to the UK [duplicate]

This dog came from the UK to the USA with me five years ago, now I want to take her back with me. I have the carrier etc all good, but I have quesitons about entering the UK that nobody seems to have ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

US citizen going to UK. Jewelry/Gifts customs and VAT

I'm leaving for the UK this week and packing a bunch of gifts and an engagement ring that I intend to give there. Is the VAT only for UK citizens? Or will I have to declare the value of my gifts and ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

How long should we wait for a UK Visitor Visa in New Delhi? [duplicate]

We applied for a visitor visa (less than 6 month)in New Delhi at 10 June but nobody is given answer when we will got visa. Already our passports in embassy from last 40 days At least they should be ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

24 hour visit to UK holding schengen type-c visa while in germany [duplicate]

i am a Pakistani national and i am here in Germany for 2 months with Schengen type-C visa. I want to visit London for less than 24 hours. Do i need a visa for my visit or not?
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Sponsoring friend's visa application from kenya to UK [closed]

I am sponsoring a friend's 2 week visit to the UK. She is applying for a UK visa from kenya. She needs a bit of help with the following questions on the UK visa application form:- What is the cost ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Explanation for large inflows into bank account: UK visa for Indian Citizen

I have liquidated some savings which will be transferred online into my bank account by the brokerage firm. As it was suggested here that a note of explanation is not enough, would it be enough if, ...
4
votes
1answer
317 views

Expired British passport and travel

My British passport has been expired for more than 10 years. Can I enter the UK with my South African passport? Will I be able to get a visa? Approximately a year ago, my husband and I traveled to ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

UK and Schengen visa fund question from India

We are applying for UK and Schengen visas consecutively as that seems to be the requirement, though it is one combined visit for us. We plan to arrive in Europe and then go across to UK and head back ...
3
votes
1answer
81 views

Applying for UK Visitor visa for daughter's graduation

My husband and I are applying for a UK standard visitor visa ( tourist) to attend our daughter's graduation ceremony and travel a bit in UK and Europe. We filled in the form that we will be staying ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
17
votes
8answers
5k views

How should I tip for food in a UK pub? At the bar, or at my table?

I'm in a pub in England. I went up to the bar and asked for a plate of fish and chips (to be served to my table) and a pint (handed to me on the spot). My money was collected at the bar. I would like ...
17
votes
2answers
2k views

Frequent Traveller to the UK Does Not Want to Fill Out Landing Cards, Be Interviewed

A US citizen has been visiting the UK 4 or 5 times a year for either personal or business reasons. He is tired of the same procedure of filling out a landing card and waiting in the queue for his ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Can I submit a scanned copy of statement of account [closed]

I am reapplying for a UK settlement visa can I submit a scanned copy of my husband's statement of account ?
2
votes
2answers
212 views

Can an American get a UK Transit Visa on Arrival?

A US citizen enroute to Almaty has a 17 hour layover in Heathrow requiring them to fly out of Stansted. The flight arrangements are necessarily complex owing to factors that are irrelevant here. ...
4
votes
2answers
82 views

Immigration entry stamp on UK visitor visa

I have Valid Multiple entry visitor visa and I traveled to UK once and at immigration they put the entry stamp on the visa.Will this cause any problem during my next visit and what is the significance ...
4
votes
1answer
596 views

UK visa - bank statements in foreign language

I'm Ukrainian living and working in Germany and I want to apply for UK visitor visa to go to London for a week with my friend. All my bank statements are in German, although one can surely recognize ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

UK Multiple entry visitor visa

I am from India and I have valid multiple entry visa valid till September 2015. I travelled to UK and stayed for a month and came back to India. Can I again travel to UK on the same visa and stay till ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Traveling to UK before visa is valid?

I am an Australian male and I've just had my application for a YMS (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa accepted (passport arrived in the mail today). In the application for my visa, I put down that I would ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

How soon can you re-apply for a UK visitor visa after refusal [duplicate]

I applied for a UK visitor visa for my son in The Gambia, but he was refused. Can you reapply for a UK visitor visa straight after you have been refused? Does the reapplication have any time frame?
2
votes
1answer
361 views

UK Visit Visa refused - False Allegations in Refusal Letters

First Refusal I was trying visit UK with my wife for holiday for 3 weeks (Both of us are Sri Lankan). Cost of the holiday was roughly £2500. But our visa was refused with the reason that I do ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Transiting the UK on a Child Visitor visa

I have a UK child visitor visa but I have to transit through the UK from USA. Is this possible if I'm going alone?
1
vote
0answers
67 views

Applying for a UK visitor visa in India after receiving a UK visa refusal in Saudi Arabia

With regard to my visa refusal as mentioned in my previous post, I have tried to change my residence status from being under the sponsorship of my father to my current employer. But due to certain ...
19
votes
2answers
3k views

Slightly illicit: felon traveling on a US passport; will I be refused entry to the UK?

I was convicted of a felony in the US, and my conviction will not be considered "spent" as of the period in which I intend to travel to the UK. I understand if I were to apply for a standard visa I ...
3
votes
0answers
52 views

Request different entry clearance officer [duplicate]

Is it possible for me to request for a different entry clearance officer to review my UK visa application after a prior visa refusal and would that in any way have an adverse effect on the outcome of ...
18
votes
2answers
2k views

What is the oldest train in the UK still operated regularly for a non-tourism purpose?

What can I find the oldest train in the UK still operating regularly, and the train(s) is/are operated for common service but not solely for tourist attraction? And which route(s) are they serving?
4
votes
2answers
97 views

UK visa requirement: Residence or citizenship?

On gov.uk's Standard Visitor visa page it is indicated Check if you need this visa if you’re visiting from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland" “Visiting from” makes you ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

Can I use 2 passports? [duplicate]

I am going to the UK for 2 weeks, courtesy of SAASTA. I have both a South African and a German (EU) passport. Would it be an issue for me to use my South African passport to leave OR Tambo, and then ...
3
votes
4answers
114 views

UK student visa, no sponsor, possible?

I'm currently trying to apply for a visa to United Kingdom. The aim of my trip is a short English language course (15 days). The type of visa I'm trying to apply for is a short-term study visa. ...
17
votes
1answer
497 views

London Tube Strike: What to do?

Unless something miraculous happens, the entire London tube will be shut down by the unions on 8 July 2015. The BBC is reporting that the strike will begin Wednesday afternoon and continue all day on ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Will a misunderstanding with my visitors visa affect my student visa application? [on hold]

My mother recently applied a visitor's visa for me and I was granted one for 6 months. However, she wrote that I planned to stay in the uk for 1 month. My sister who lives in the UK bought me a ticket ...
3
votes
1answer
226 views

Left UK without passing through Immigration, why?

Last year, I traveled to the UK for a conference. Upon entry, my passport was stamped confirming my entry via immigration. Upon my exit, surprisingly (and something I'm been wondering about ever ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Re applying for UK visa [duplicate]

I really appreciate your quick response on this and to have full review on my refusal decision.. like u said there must be some para missing i checked the letter again, my question too the letter is ...
1
vote
1answer
120 views

Is it okay for holiday-makers to enter the United Kingdom with a single ticket?

People's vacation plans may change. Getting a single airline ticket is better than getting a return ticket in such situations. The potential visitors have just received their new United Kindgom ...
3
votes
1answer
464 views

Uk visa got refused planning to re apply

Me my husband and my 4yrs son as a family applied family visit visa last month to visit my husband sis in uk. For documents we submitted everything which was required ( employee certifacte of my ...
1
vote
2answers
468 views

UK visitor visa refusal

I had recently applied for UK visitor visa with all the supporting documents but my visa was refused on the grounds that I have not submitted the confirmation paper of online booking I made for the ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

Travel to England from Argentina: how much money for a 17 day visit?

How much money would I need to bring with me if I want to enter the United Kingdom from Argentina, is there a minimum for 17 days or will they ask me to show my finances ?
1
vote
1answer
39 views

UK Business Visa validity

I Have a Valid UK Business visa that will get expired on 19th July 2015. But I need to travel in August. So now can I apply for a business visa before 19th July 2015 or will I have to wait till this ...