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

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Will be heading to the UK soon.. What will be asked by the UK Immigration officer?

I posted a question here awhile back (with excellent answers) which I feel comfortable about now. One of the things brought up was the interview(?) with an immigration officer. What sorts of things ...
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Visitor in Transit UK Visa

I am from a Philippine passport holder and I am planning to travel from Paris then London (for less than 48 hours) and then to Frankfurt for my flight to New York. I have a few questions with regard ...
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Documents requirement for UK visitor visa [duplicate]

I am an African married to an Ukrainian with one kid, we want to visit my family in the UK as half of my family is there to introduce my husband to them. What are the required documents? How much ...
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UK Visa Query for an Indian [duplicate]

I am an Indian who holds a valid US Visa and am transiting through UK traveling to the US from India. My transit time is less then 6 hours coming and going however my flights arrive into Gatwick and ...
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UK Immigration Control - Which Queue for EU/non-EU Couple Travelling Together

I'll be arriving at Heathrow in June 2015 with my current girlfriend for a holiday in the UK. I've been trying to find out which immigration queue to join at Heathrow Passport control without much ...
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UK tier 4 visa application tracking [duplicate]

I have applied for UK tier 4 visa on 4th june. I got the receipt from the VFS centre. However, receipt doesn't mention reference number, which is required to track the visa status. Moreover , I also ...
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Valid UK Visa in an Expired Passport

I have a valid (multiple entry) business visit visa to the UK on my old passport. I have recently obtained a new passport as I ran out of pages on my old passport. The purpose of my visit is still for ...
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UK visa validity begins on date of issue or intended date of arrival?

I've already submitted my UK visa application, but have yet to receive the visa. I need to book a flight a day or two before the 'intended date of arrival' that I've entered in my application. My ...
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UK Family Visitor VISA Query

I am a citizen of India and I wish to apply for a family visitor visa for the UK to meet my sister and brother-in-law. My brother-in-law is having a tier 2 residence permit and my sister is on ...
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Travel restrictions for US teen living in London, wishing to travel the UK and Europe alone

In July I'm going for my second summer in London living/working with family friends. At the time of my travel I will be 15 (nearly 16), I'm highly independent and last summer I did a lot of solo ...
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Entering UK before visa expiry [closed]

My UK visa expires on June 22nd ... Can I enter the UK before that day and stay even if my visa expires?? I will have a return ticket to show
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Do I require a transit visa? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen. Traveling between New Delhi and Toronto via London. Do I require a transit visa for UK although I'll not be leaving the airport.
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Balmoral: The Right to Roam and the Royal Family

The Queen maintains a large estate in Scotland called Balmoral; originally built during the reign of Victoria, it has been the favourite get-away spot for all British monarchs since. Legislation ...
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Travel options from London to Edinburgh

I plan to travel from London to Edinburgh this November and want to know the fastest option to travel from London to Edinburgh
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Does my husband need to apply for Schengen visa if he has an indefinite leave to remain?

My husband is a Sri Lankan national with a Sri Lankan passport. He holds an indefinite leave to remain in the UK (card). Our 3 kids and I have British passports, we are all going to go to France. Does ...
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Which UK tourist visa should I apply for?

I'm a non-US citizen with a green card wanting to go on vacations/visit friends and family in the UK. I know I need the standard visitors visa but I have a few questions. How long is the standard ...
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How long should I wait to reapply after refusal of Visa in UK? [duplicate]

My mom & I applied for visit visa to attend my sisters wedding. She got hers approved but mine was denied. She needs to be accompanied bec she is old now. The consul said that I lack some ...
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Can Indians on UK tourist visa apply for Schengen tourist visa in London?

We are Indians and will be visiting UK on short-stay visas for about 5 months. Can we apply for Schengen tourist visas while we are in London?
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UK visa Application Status: no updates for 12 days

I applied for a two-year business visa for the UK 12 days ago in VFS Delhi. I also opted for the SMS/Email facility. However, I did not receive any updates from their side. Also, there is no interface ...
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Importing a brand new laptop in the UK from the US. Can it be confiscated by customs if undeclared?

Next October I going to the US from the UK. I want to buy a Macbook Pro as it's much cheaper over there. I was going to take it out of it original packaging and put it in a laptop holder. My question ...
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Uk Tourist Visa refused twice! [closed]

I applied for a UK tourist visa for the first time last year November 2014 to travel for holiday. I submitted my documents and bank statements including a letter of introduction from my company. I was ...
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Flying from the UK to the US with laser in carry-on

I am flying from the UK to the US for a short house hunting trip. I want to bring a laser range finder in my carry-on luggage. It is a class 2 laser so should be considered safe, but you never know ...
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Applying for US tourist visa from UK

I am an Indian passport holder residing in UK under Tier 2 ITC visa. I plan to visit Orlando (USA) with my wife for a week and return back to London. Is it possible for me to apply from London and ...
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Applying for a tourist UK visa without salary slips - I'm a freelancer. What can I use as proof of funds?

I want to apply for UK visa for a holiday. I am a freelancer working for 2 companies where I take up projects. Depending on the projects I am then paid. I do not have the usual monthly salary slips. ...
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UK visa for trailer driver non-EU citizens [closed]

I'm living in Spain with 2-year residence card and an Indian passport. As I'm a international trailer driver I drive through approximately all Schengen countries. My company also move goods from Spain ...
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Immigration UK removal [closed]

married in the UK with a EEA national member.i also have 2 british children.the home office detained treating me to be removal..is this legal or possible?
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Do I need a UK Transit Visa when my H-1B will expire the day after my travel? [duplicate]

I'm planning to travel to India departing USA on 23rd December 2015. My H-1B visa will expire on 25th December 2015. Can I travel on 24th December 2015 from London Heathrow to India Hyderabad? My ...
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I am on Tier2 visa in UK (from India) with my family. We want to visit France and other European Coutries. What should we do for visa? [duplicate]

I work for a University in the UK (Northern Ireland) as a member of Research Staff on a Tier2 visa (2 years multiple entry). I am from India, and hold Indian Citizenship. I also have my wife and ...
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Refusal of UK visa [closed]

I had applied for UK sports visa. I have done admission in camp there for about 7 week camp. My visa got refused. It stated that your personal circumstances should be stated but I am a student and thy ...
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UK visa bank statement info

I need some info please. I am going to apply for a UK visa for plab exam. About the bank account statement, I have a joint account with my brother in an Indian bank, but I am currently not in India. ...
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Missing a flight because applied for UK visa and do not have my passport

This Sunday (31st of May) I have an important flight to Switzerland from Sweden. Unfortunately, I applied a bit late for UK student visitor visa (today is 7th business day) and I do not have my ...
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Are there any caverns in the Peak District suitable for young children?

I'm travelling to the Peaks this summer with an 18 month old and my wife. I would like for my wife to see one of the caverns there, but it needs to be suitable for our 18mo, meaning we can get out ...
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US Business visa refusal mention in UK visa [closed]

My US B1 visa was rejected under section 214(b), they gave me one template about 214(b)( with no stamping on passport), which i lost now, its beed 3 years now. Now my company applying for UK work ...
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Can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Originating country for first student visa entry to UK

If you have a Tier 4 Student Visa for the UK do you need to enter the UK for the first time from your home country? My home country is Canada but I'll be travelling in Europe (Denmark) before ...
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Can I re apply for a tourist visa immediately

I am a Filipino citizen and I applied for a family visitor visa. The main reason for me to go to UK is to accompany my niece who is a minor in traveling to UK, however my visa was denied. The grounds ...
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UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation

I am a Masters Student in Germany and will be student while traveling to UK. My nationality is Pakistani I want to visit my sister living in UK (British national) but she is living under government ...
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UK type C visa originally obtained for tourism. Can it be used for attending work training? [duplicate]

In March, I obtained a multiple entry 180-day visa to go to the UK for tourism purposes. I did visit the UK in March and left after a week. It just so happens that my new employer (I reside in ...
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Why did I get refused of entry into the UK even if I had a sponsorship letter? [closed]

I applied to volunteer at a scout activity center in London,Gilwell Park. I got refused of entry even with a sponsorship letter where it stated that I will have somewhere to.sleep. I would receive a ...
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Brazilian Girlfriends Visa refused - Administrative Review [closed]

MY girlfriend was recently refused her tier 5 charity visa. We are looking at lodging an appeal to see if we can change the decision. Here is the reasons for refusal. It is a conversation between two ...
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Use of NHS when travelling in Britain with dual citizenship

I have dual citizenship Canadian and British. I receive a British old age pension. Can I use the NHS free when spending 2 weeks holiday in UK and Spain?
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Is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with GP?

I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances ...
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Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?

I'm trying to understand the British train ticket pricing system. Worse, I'm trying to game the system. A popular game is to split tickets, but I've found that a combination of two Advance tickets ...
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What are the ferry options for getting from Sweden to Scotland

As this question points out the routes from Sweden and Denmark to Newcastle has been discontinued. Driving the whole way from Stockholm (for example) to Scotland is some 26 hours and geography ...
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Is there a Post Office in Heathrow?

I am flying from India to England on Saturday and will reach Heathrow on Sunday morning. I would like to post a gift to my friend from Heathrow Airport. Is that possible?
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Recourse for bad/inaccurate information given on the Home Office help line

The Home Office sponsors a type of help desk where people can call them or exchange emails or even engage in live chat. When someone calls the Home Office with a question about a Visitor Visa and the ...
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Travelling on Business visa to UK for tourism purposes

I already have a 6 month valid UK business visa received prior to April 24 2015. I was supposed to travel to UK in April but my trip was cancelled on medical grounds. Am now planning to visit the UK ...
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Indian passport traveling to Scotland

I am an Indian traveling to London for tourism. While in the UK, I am also planning to visit Scotland, so is its necessary to carry my passport with me or should I travel without passport?
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Transit Visa to UK from USA [duplicate]

I am travelling to Prague,Czech Republic and I have 3-4 hours of layover at London Heathrow Airport. I have my confirmed tickets from Philadelphia to Prague. I am currently holding Indian Passport + ...
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Where can a tourist apply for a UK Visitor (standard) Visa?

Prior to 24 April 2015, Paragraph 28 of the Immigration Rules was (emphasis mine)... An applicant for an entry clearance must be outside the United Kingdom and Islands at the time of the ...