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

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UK Visitor visa refused (deception on prior convictions, 10 year ban), can I reapply immediately?

I'm a US permanent resident (30+ years), I applied for a UK visitor visa. There was a question concerning whether I had ever been "convicted" of a crime. I plead guilty to a crime in 1997 (white ...
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Separate visa for husband and wife for UK visitor visa?

Both me and my wife are applying for UK standard visitor visa. Do we need to fill visa application form at visa4uk separately? That will mean we will have to go for biometric appointment separately. ...
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Where can one apply for a UK visa in a proper embassy?

In Helsinki, UK visa applications involve a visit to what appears to be a temp agency. The UK has a perfectly nice Helsinki embassy, so this isn't an issue of remote location. I had assumed that ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa for wife and 3 year old daughter

I am resident of India. I am in UK since 2nd Jan 2016 on tier2 ICT short term visa (6 months) valid till 2nd July 2016. I am planning to bring my wife and daughter on a Tourist Visa for 3 months 01 ...
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UK Work Visa Issue Tier 2

I am an Indian. I have got a tier 2 general visa/ UK work permit from my employer for 6 months (with sponsorship certificate). So, I will be visiting UK from this April, 2016 to August, 2016. Now, ...
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How can a train unexpectedly be the wrong way round?

In the UK, most long distance trains are laid out in a similar pattern. At one end is a standard class quiet coach, often with bike storage. Then it's standard class most of the way, and first class ...
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Travel insurance for person living in UK but not technically resident

Many UK travel insurance providers require the policy holder to have lived and been registered with a GP in the UK for at least six months. However, I have only lived in the UK for two months (prior ...
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Tattoos while Traveling Overseas

I'm traveling from the USA to England and France this summer and thought it would be a novel idea to get small tattoos from each country as souvenirs. Are there any health code type issues preventing ...
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Where can I find the GWR web chat?

According to the GWR Customer Charter (PDF, 1.7 MiB), If you’re travelling soon and need help straightaway, start a web chat with one of our advisers. I have searched the GWR website, but I can't ...
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Accompanied Visa (Child) Travelling Without Parent

i am supposed to be traveling to the UK tomorrow, but my visa is an accompanied visa by my mom. My mom is already in the UK (she had to leave early). I just wanted to know if i am going to be allowed ...
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Possible to get Schengen visa and UK visa together

I am from India. I have planned to visit my friends in the UK. From there we have planned to visit Switzerland and Germany. Is it possible for me to take both visas together in India?
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Shops and museums openings during Easter weekend in London

Are most shops and museums open during the Easter weekend (from Good Friday to Easter Monday) in London? Is there any day during the four-day break where there is more chance of finding them open?
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C-Visit-Business Issued post 24 Apr 2015 [duplicate]

Context: I applied for a 2 year Business Visa in July 2015. From other answers I have read, it seems as a standard Visitor visa should have been issued given this category was removed post 24 April ...
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Can I visit my cousin in the UK with my Italian residence permit? [duplicate]

I am from Africa. I have a residence permit. I live in Italy. I am a cook I work just 4 months in a year. Can I visit my cousin in the UK?
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Overstay in UK 8 years ago - with mention in passport

I over stayed in the UK (Scotland) for more than a year and while returning to India, they wrote (handwritten) 1515/a in my passport. It happened 8 years ago. Will there be still any record of that ...
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Visit visa refusal. she wants to apply again [duplicate]

My cousin got the refusal on last month. I am attaching the refusal letter. She wants to visit me again. Please tell me which way she should apply to get a visa. She is currently living in saudia ...
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What documents do I need to travel to Northern Ireland from another part of the UK?

I am a Chinese citizen living in England. I have a PRC passport with a UK visa. I plan to go on holiday to Northern Ireland soon and will travel there by plane. Is there anything I should bring other ...
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Travelling from uk to mexico via canada [closed]

Planning to go to mexico with stopovers in canada. Canadian government websites says that travelling to Canada after 15/03/16 requires application of an eTA (electronic travel authorisation). It ...
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Transit Visa for United Kingdom [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Barcelona to the Cayman Islands next month. I plan to fly BA all the way from Barcelona-London-Cayman. I have a 12 hour overnight stopover in London during which I have to ...
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Travel to Ireland on a Standard Visitor Visa for business meeting/conference [duplicate]

Can I travel to Ireland on a UK standard visitor visa on Indian passport for the purpose of attending a conference. Thanks Komal
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UK standard visitor visa: disclosure of friends/family

I am about to apply for UK standard visitor visa on Indian passport. the application requires to state if you have friends/family and then requires all their detail (their status in UK, address etc). ...
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Travel to Ireland for business meeting on UK standard visitor visa [duplicate]

Can I travel to Ireland on a UK standard visitor visa on Indian passport for the purpose of attending a conference. Thanks Komal
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United kingdom visa [duplicate]

I'm an Albanian citizen and I'm pursuing a PhD in Italy and have an Italian permit of stay. How can I apply for a tourist visa for the UK to visit my friends?
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UK visa-on-arrival, multiple short visits, with an immigration hiccup in the past. [US citizen]

I am a US citizen currently living in France with a long-term researcher visa. In the next year, I need to visit the UK for the following purposes: A week-long meeting / informal training with ...
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Can a Tier 2 UK Work visa holder, who also holds India Passport, visit Republic of Ireland? Without issuing a separate Irish Visa? [duplicate]

I will be traveling to UK on work visa (Tier 2 - Intra company transfer). Of course, i will also be holding my India passport. Will I be allowed to travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland based on Tier ...
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Visiting UK on schengen Visa

Hi I want to know that I have a national visa for Poland as I'm studying here. Can I visit on the same visa to UK for couple of days ?
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Visitor visa for wife refused for the second time

It's very disappointing that my wife's visitor visa is refused for the second time. I have a business visa and my wife wanted to travel with me as a dependant with a visitor visa. When my wife ...
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When is an Advance fare valid for “connecting services”?

Advance fares are often valid on the fare-setting TOC and connections. For example, Advance Fares set by VWC between Birmingham and Lancaster in each of the types VDS, VCS, or VBS, allow travel on ...
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What can I do to lift a 10 year ban for making a mistake in my UK visa application?

I am a Nigerian citizen. In 2007 I was twice denied a visa to the UK. Recently I was filling out an application for another UK visitor visa and by mistake I answered no to the question whether I had ...
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UK visa for pregnant partner [closed]

I'm a EU citizen residing in the UK. I have an european passport so I'm allowed to live and work here. My girlfriend of four months is Brazilian and her visa is expiring in two months and we've ...
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Which standard visa should i apply?

My husband is in UK on a 3 month business visa. Now i want to apply for visa to visit him for 7-10 day. what visa should i apply. I don't have a marriage certificate but affidavit to prove we are ...
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What would Brexit mean for my immediate Europe travel plans from the UK? [closed]

I am planning a trip from England to Croatia in this coming July 2016, one month after the EU referendum will have taken place in the United Kingdom. How would the possibility of Britain leaving the ...
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Refusal of UK visitors visa [duplicate]

Me and my husband are currently living in the UK and my sister and her daughter applied for visitor visa for 12 days duration to visit us from srilanka . Her husband sponsor for the whole trip. Both ...
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UK train with declassified first class coach due to overcrowding - any recourse for 1st class ticket holders?

Apparently it's half term this week, so the train I took into London today which is normally very full was absolutely heaving. (Why GWR decide to put a 5 coach train on for the first off-peak service ...
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Is the UK planning to charge fees for application status checks?

People who have a pending application with UKVI can experience stress, impatience, worry, or even "post-submission anxiety". So status checking has become a popular outlet. Internally, UKVI only has ...
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Planning two trips to Schengen countries at the beginning/end of UK stay

I am planning a 2-3 week visit to the UK, with short trips to Schengen countries before and after. As pointed out, I should be able to apply for a Schengen visa once to cover both trips. 1) Will the ...
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Are drivers from mainland Europe likely to end up in an accident when driving in the UK?

I have a European license and would like to rent a car in the UK for a trip to the countryside. The only thing that worries me is driving on the left — it seems that one would need quite a bit of ...
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Railcard and Oyster card for traveling in London/England

I will be visiting London soon and when I look up the details for travelling on public transport there I would like some advice about those 'discount' available. To travel within London, it appear to ...
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Grace Period after visa expired

Im a South African and my visa will expire 2 days after my arrival in the UK. Is there a grace period or do I need permission before I can even travel? What's the process I have an emergency ?
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Expired passport with current Tier 2 General visa

I have a Tier 2(General) UK visa with BRP card separately issued. My passport is expiring in 6 months time and I need to renew it soon. Do I have to inform UK immigration that I have a new passport?
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Can I travel to Dublin with a Permanent Residence (UK)?

I have Permanent Residence in UK and would need to travel to Dublin for Business. Do I have to get visa? or can I travel without it? It would only be for 1 day. Thanks guys, Rene
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vistor visa refusal from russia to uk , what now?

i have read lots of stories about visa refusal and im no exception as i have just had my applicant denied too , after reading refusal it is very common for the applicant to be refused because of a ...
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Showering facilities at Kings Cross station - Where are they and what are they like?

On the National Rail enquiries page for Kings Cross station, it simply states: Showers - Yes Ideally, I'd like a little bit more information than that! Such as where they are, how much they ...
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Using UK Bank statement for applying a visit Visa!

Need Help! I'm going to apply for a visit visa with 2 of my dependents. I'm wondering if I can use my UK bank statement which has been idle for couple of years. Currently, I'm living in Pakistan ...
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Are replica unarmed explosives allowed in hand luggage?

If not why? A domestic flight within the UK. I have the alternative of going with Virgin Trains if this is going to cause me unnecessary problems. The item has been bought from here
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UK visit visa refused for fund provenance [duplicate]

Good evening I've just received a refusal of my visit visa application I am a 19 years student , my uncle is a british citizen , my father has a good work , that's my situation. UKVI refused my ...
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Do we require Direct Airside Transit visa travelling Delhi to O'hare via Heathrow? [duplicate]

My family and I are going for a vacation to the United States on a visitor's visa from New Delhi, India. We are flying British Airways with a layover at Heathrow, London. While going to US we have to ...
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Am I a dependent child for UK visa?

I am a student that is currently studying at a university in UK on a short term study visa (I am not a non-visa national, so I had to apply before arrival). My parents are in the process of applying ...
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Visiting the UK on a Child visitor visa after turning 18

I applied for a UK visa to travel with my parents within a period of time, but that trip did not work out and I have a visa stating accompanied. If I need to travel to the UK without my parents after ...
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Is there a chart comparing airports in London and the south-east? [closed]

I am interested to know how London airports compare to each other, including if travelling to a different airport - such as Southend, Southampton or Bristol - might be more feasible. Despite Gatwick ...