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

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Can I travel from France to UK with a recently expired French passport?

I'm a French national, with a recently expired passport (expired 1 month ago) and no national ID card. I'd like to go to London from Paris (by bus, if it matters). Can I do so with my expired ...
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What is the type of visa I need to stay at a hotel outside Heathrow, London? [closed]

I am a student from India heading to the USA. I am transiting through London and have a very long layover (22 hours) at Heathrow. My flight from India arrives at noon at Heathrow, and the flight to ...
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See as much of London as possible in one day [closed]

I'm going with a friend for one day and one night in London after that we go to a festival in London. We are from Holland I want to see as much as possible one day and in the evening we want to go ...
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Renting a car in London (young drivers)

A group of friends and I plan to attend to the ArcTangent festival, which will take place in Bristol, UK on August 28–30 this year. We"ll travel from Belgium to London (St. Pancras) via Eurostar. The ...
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Where are the start points for the Phoenix Trail between Princes Risborough & Thame (UK)?

Can somebody tell me specifically where the start/end points are for the Phoenix Trail between Princes Risborough and Thame in the UK? I've looked on Google, and I think I've found the route, but when ...
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Do I need transit visa in London with a Greek residence permit?

Do I need a transit visa in London if I am an Egyptian citizen living in Greece with a residence permit? I am travelling from Greece to Italy and I'll do transit landside less than 24 hours. I read ...
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Which visa should I get if I am going to UK for a job interview?

I plan to go to UK for an onsite job interview and need an advice about which visa type should I get. "General visitor" and "business visitor" seems like closest matched for me, but descriptions on ...
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US citizen has a declined academic UK visa, can they travel to the UK without a visa for tourism?

Backstory US Citizen (and passport holder) applies for an academic (business) visa and is declined on the grounds that they are not on sabbatical leave. However, they are a professor teaching online ...
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Need Guidance for Documents Required in Case of Visitor Visa to UK

I am Planning to Travel to UK in July beginning and planning to have Stay there for a Month. Brief details in My Case : I am Currently working with a Listed Bank in India and Having vintage of 2 ...
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Do I need UK Transit or Visitor Visa – staying 2 days in London while traveling from India to USA

I am an Indian Citizen and US green-card holder. While returning from Mumbai to USA, I will stay 2 days in London for a short trip. But according to the scheduled arrival and departure time of my ...
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Schengen visa from UK for Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen holding a regular passport, can I apply for a Schengen visa from within the UK?
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Is it possible to travel from Ireland to England on a student visa

I would be traveling to Ireland for Studies on Student Visa. My course is of one year. I want to know, if its permitted to travel from Ireland to England on student visa for a short trip. May be few ...
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Will I need UK transit visa while flying from India to Norway [duplicate]

I'll be travelling from Delhi, India to Stavanger, Norway via London Heathrow airport through British Airways. I've Norweigian residence permit. Norway is EEA member. Thanks. EDIT: I got the ...
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Can my cousin visit me on a family visit visa when I am not a UK resident? [closed]

I am in UK on a Business Visit Visa for 6 months. I want to invite my cousin who studies in Germany to the UK. Should I ask her to apply for a "Family Visit Visa" or a "General Visit Visa" ? I do ...
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Can Indian nationals not visit the UK for a short course (not by a university)?

I applied to a short-term course (5 weeks) that is arranged by a private organization. My application was declined by the organizers because they said that Indian nationals will not be granted visas ...
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Does the ICT Short Term visa allow multiple entry?

I am from India and currently in UK with ICT Tier 2 Short Term VISA. My COS Start Date Oct 15, 2013 and ends by Oct 14 2014. The For my marriage I am planning to go India on Jul 3rd week and return ...
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How can I get to Luton Airport from Watford via public transport?

What is the easiest and cheapest way to get to Luton airport from Watford? I know Arriva run a 321 bus service but judging by the timetable, not all services terminate at the airport. Has anyone ...
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Layover at London Heathrow [duplicate]

I am flying from Chicago(USA) to New Delhi(INDIA) via London Heathrow Airport(LHR). Actually the route is the following - Chicago --> London Heathrow --> Munich --> New Delhi. The layover at LHR ...
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Will the traffic and parking be easier in York on a week day or a weekend?

Driving up from the Peak District, is driving in to York more busy on a week day or a weekend? The former would have regular works, the latter would have more tourists. I'm not sure what the ...
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Stopping overnight at London Heathrow - do I need an arrival visa and what kind? [duplicate]

In May I'm stopping at Heathrow Airport for 24 hours, on the way to New York from New Delhi. I'm an Indian passport holder and I have a 10 year US visitor visa. Can I leave the airport and which visa ...
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What constitutes “studying” in the UK for visa purposes?

A comment on this question, points to a document, which specifies that: You cannot study in the UK with General Visitor or Business Visitor permission and you cannot register at LSE if you have ...
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Two sets of guests; one reservation for one room

I have booked a double room for a week in a large hotel in London. One night I am staying with friends and would like to offer the room to my sister & husband. Is the hotel likely to give me a ...
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Do I need to provide any documents for my friend's UK visa application?

I am a UK citizen and a friend of mine plans to visit me in the UK during the summer. He is planning to stay one month. He is a recent graduate and his parent are rewarding him with a holiday to ...
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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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Where can I stay in a castle in northern Wales?

Where can I stay in a castle in northern Wales, specifically in the Snowdonia Natioal Park, Anglesey or Caernafon-Llandudno areas (not sure of the official name of this area)?
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What is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK?

Extracting from the comments a question on buying a GPS in the UK, what is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK? Comparison of costs: Buying a GPS in the UK, less ...
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Where can I buy a GPS/satnav near St Pancras or Paddington stations?

It's often cheaper to buy a GPS/satnav than renting them from a hirecar company, but unfortunately we'll be travelling from Paris through London to Swansea to pick up the car. I'd imagine it'd be ...
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Eastbourne/Beachy Head with a toddler

I am hoping to make a two-night trip to Eastbourne, to visit Beachy Head. I'll be accompanied by my wife and one-year old baby (most probably in a buggy). I'll take a train from London to Eastbourne, ...
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What route of transportation between Oxford and Amsterdam optimizes economy and convenience?

I am making a trip to Amsterdam in late September for a beer festival for 5 days, and I am trying to determine a means of getting there and back to Oxford that is both easy on my wallet but not overly ...
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Travelling with a car from London to Orkney Islands

I would like to travel by car from London to the Orkney Islands. According to Google Maps, the drive would take 14+ hours. Is there a ferry (e.g. overnight) etc. that would make that journey more ...
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa, I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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Are there “Doctor Who” themed tourist attractions in the UK?

The last time I was in Edinburgh I bought a coffee from an outlet that excited me in the sense that I was drinking coffee from the Tardis. I am fully aware of the fact that the Tardis was inspired on ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying from Lebanon to Ireland?

I am Lebanese Citizen and am planning a trip to Ireland this month. A valid Irish visa is already in hand and I am willing to reach there through the UK. Will I need a transit visa in the UK for few ...
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Returning after being removed from UK

I've recently been refused entry at Heathrow Airport and was detained for 6 hours with some interviews before they decided to put me on the next immediate direct flight back home. I wrote that I was ...
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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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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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Best location for car rental when heading into/out of North Wales from London?

In my initial research into visiting North Wales (Snowdonia, Caernarfon Castle, etc) it looks like having a car is beneficial as a lot of the attractions are not on the single rail line. When ...
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Best location for car rental in to the Peak District coming from London?

Having previously experienced the intermittent state of public transport in the Peak District we're looking at renting a car on our return. Coming up from London, what would be the location with ...
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Places to ski in Ireland (or UK)

During the last years I learnt to ski and I find it very entertaining. Now there is the possibility for me to move to Ireland and I was wondering if there exist some places where you can ski in the ...
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Visiting the UK for 90 days - what are the visa/passport requirements?

My boyfriend is going to be staying with me for 90 days. He lives in the USA and I live in the UK. What does he need to do before travelling? Does he just need a valid passport? I know that when ...
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Multiple entry visa to UK (sponsored visitor)

I'll be going to UK as sponsored visitor - am I allowed to apply for Multiple visa entry to UK?
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Can you break your journey in both directions, on a UK off-peak return train ticket?

For an upcoming UK rail trip, on day 1 I'd like to go from A to B, spend a few hours in B, then carry on to C. On day 2, I'd like to go from C back to B, spend several hours in B, then carry on from B ...
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Can you collect UK train tickets from machines, with a non-chip card?

In increasing portions of the world, and especially in Europe, most debit and credit cards have a chip on them, like this one: However, not all cards have these chips on them, whether that's ...
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Transit visa needed? [duplicate]

We are Filipino passport holder arriving at terminal 4 of Heathrow airport and departing at terminal 5 of the same airport after 4 hours going to France. Do we need to apply for UK transit visa?
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Locating a Sunni mosque in Worcestershire

I am hosting a group of Saudi Arabians in Worcestershire, UK. I am trying to locate a suitable mosque (Sunni based) that they can attend but I am struggling to find an appropriate one using the ...
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UK Direct Air-side Transits Visa Processing Time

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. I am having a doubt in processing time of Direct Air-side Transits Visa ...
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Should I leave the U.K. the day before my work visa expires?

I've a U.K. work visa that expires in several months. Can I leave the country the exact day the visa is marked as "valid until"? Or should I depart a day earlier?
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Direct Airside Transit Visa or Schengen visa first?

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. But my problem is which one should be obtained first. Schengen visa or DAT ...
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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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Why do UK people stand on the right on escalators?

UK uses left-hand traffic. Traffic flows on the left side, people walk on the left. Is there any reason to stand on the right while using escalators?