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

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Do I require a UK visa when I already have a Schengen multiple entry 3 year visa?

My partner is a UK citizen and I want to visit London and other parts of the UK to see him and his children from time to time, from South Africa, so I already have a 3 year Schengen visa for this very ...
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Is a transit visa required for USA and the UK? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Quito, Ecuador, via London and Miami. Please advise if I need a transit visa for UK and USA. I know that Quito, Ecuador has visa on arrival.
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Would I be allowed to get on a plane from the UK and fly to America with tea?

Today I was doing some research on food and drinks and realised that tea is not a very big thing in America and that all the "good" brands of tea are extremely overpriced or quite "un-attractive". So ...
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UK Visa Application Following a previous Refusal: Changes to the answers on the form

Can we make changes in uk visa new application form for reapplying for tourist visa after refusal of visa? Do they compare previous application with the new application? Additional info from ...
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Being late to a train (UK) because of overground/underground cancellation?

I had this happen to me a month ago but I didn't want to risk it, so didn't find out myself what would happen in such a case. I had two single advance tickets with Virgin Trains. One in the morning ...
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can I use my valid UK visit visa to enter UK only for one night and reenter again after one week for 10 days? [duplicate]

I have a 6 month valid visit visa for UK , I plan to go there for one night only then off to Portugal for one week then back again direct to UK for 10 days. will that be ok? will they consider my ...
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Health vaccinations for UK

I'm travelling from South Africa to the UK. Just asking if I need any shots? Any vaccinations? I'm travelling for 8 days. I leave in a week. Nothing was said when I applied for a visa and now i'm ...
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Mumbai -> London -> Manchester : Reclaim checked bags at London? [duplicate]

I will be travelling via British Airways from Mumbai, India to Manchester, UK soon with a layover at the Heathrow airport in London. I am travelling on a short visitors visa to meet family there. I ...
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Uk visa application form filling doubt [duplicate]

I am going to travel alone to the uk for holidays and i am a student.My sponsors are my FATHER and my COUSIN.I have a doubt regarding what option in the application formto select for this question: ...
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SPONSOR STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FOR UK TRIP [duplicate]

I am being invited by my partner to visit him for the Sumner holidays in UK. I am a student in moscow, please I will like to known the basic requirements when it comes to funds. I was told by someone ...
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Travel to UK with valid Visa & passport [closed]

What are the rules about when a passport with an entry clearance inside nears its expiration date? Are there any rules where my visa could be curtailed because my passport will expire soon? Can i ...
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Why is self-catered accommodation in the United Kingdom apparently only per week?

When looking for vacation accommodation in the United Kingdom, it appears self-catering accommodation such as in cottages is typically available only per week. I have noticed this in the Isles of ...
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Travel from UK to US (1 week) and Europe (1 week or less) and come back. What kind of Visa?

I am travelling to UK (Sheffield) from India for a short term study tour (3 months). During that time when I m in UK, I have to visit US for a week time and Europe (For a week again) and come back to ...
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Good pay check but nothing much to show [duplicate]

I'm an Indian working in UAE I get paid about equivalent to 4000 £ /month and my wife about 1500£/month. But my bank statement will show double figures at the end of the month, (wife's a little ...
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The barcode sticker which VFS in India puts on the back of my passport got damaged by water. Will this cause me problems upon re-entering India?

I have an Indian passport. I have travelled to UK on a work visa. VFS in India puts a barcode sticker on the back of the passport. Unfortunately, here in the UK, some water applied on the barcode ...
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Do I need a visa for a layover in London, UK? [duplicate]

Im from Philippines. and i have a Schengen Visa. I have a flight from PH to Madrid. but I have a stop over to the london heathrow airport. And its 10 hours long. Then london to madrid. My question is ...
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Can I get a Schengen Visa if my UK visa expires in 2 months?

I'm an Ecuadorian citizen but I have been in the UK as a social volunteer for 8 months and I have a valid UK visa until the 30 of august of 2016 and a schengen visa valid until the 24 of June of 2016. ...
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Extending an UK C-Visit Visa, do I need BRP?

On 25th of November 2015, I was granted a 6 months C-VISIT visa for UK. I entered the country on 22nd of March 2016 and my visa expires on 25th of April. On my entry application I noted that I will ...
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Visa schengen refusal appeal [duplicate]

I requested visa schengen from France consulate in Djibouti but they refuse reason #8 so how I can take an appeal?
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Can I get a Schengen visa because of having the UK student visa?

I have an Iranian citizenship and I am living in Turkey. I am a self-employed i.e. have had 45% share of an active company (the other shares are for other members of my family). As I decided to ...
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Do Indian documents need to be endorsed by the Ministry of External Affairs when applying for a UK Visitor Visa?

I am applying for UK standard visa from India to meet my husband living in the UK. I already have my passport with my husband's name endorsed. The VFS agency has asked for my marriage certificate. ...
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What can I do with my UK Transit Visa? [duplicate]

Hope you could help me. I am a Philippine Passport holder. I am currently working in Trinidad and Tobago. For my one month vacation, I am planning to pass through the Trinidad-London-Dubai-...
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What to show as proof of accommodation when applying for a UK visitor visa?

I am applying for UK Visa and for the accommodation I have confirmed the reservation of a hotel through bookings.com. I also received an email regarding the same, under PAY AT THE HOTEL option. I ...
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Indian applying for UK tourist visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian but living in France for the last 2 years. I have a French residence permit and would like to apply for a UK Tourist visa. Is it possible? Has anyone done it? If so, how long did the ...
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Indian Citizen on F1 Visa in the US; Is it possible to apply for a UK tourist visa from India? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student currently on an F1 Student Visa in the US and I have been staying in the US for the past 9 months. I am planning to travel to India on the 30th of April and then visit the UK on ...
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Best SIM option for UK and Italy?

My partner is Italian and we live in the UK. We frequently travel to Italy. We'd like to have a phone that we can use to call Italy affordably from the UK, and use in Italy to contact both Italian ...
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Help a nervous flyer plan routes that minimise flight changes and time spent in the air

I'm new here! I'm just looking for some advice and some guidance. So, I feel like it's just better if I cut to the chase. I'm from Scotland and this year I was accepted to study abroad in the USA ...
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Ireland and Scotland Car Hire [duplicate]

My family and I are travelling from Australia in about a month. We would like to hire a car from Dublin airport, drive north to Belfast, take it over to Scotland ( via ferry - no other way) and then ...
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Non-EU national with Irish residence permit. Can I visit UK? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national with Irish residence permit. Can I visit the UK without visa? I plan to visit the London for 1 week. I know that Irish citizens can visit UK without any restrictions, ...
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Is transit visa required for below itinerary for Indian passport holder [duplicate]

My friend is a Indian passport holder studying in the US and wants to visit family for 2 months on vacation. She has a student visa. I am opting for following itinerary and want to know whether a ...
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Rights regarding airline schedule change

12 of us booked flights with Thomas Cook airlines to travel from Manchester to Dalaman. A month or so after booking we were notified that instead of departing at 9am our flight had been changed to 6am....
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Does a US Green Card holder with Iranian Passport need to obtain UK Visa?

I am a US Green Card holder with Iranian Passport, Living in US for couple of months, wanna visit my friends in UK for a week, Do I need to obtain UK Visa? If yes, How can I apply for that? Online ...
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UK visa type to attend conference and training in London

I'd like to visit London for a week to attend a conference (2-3 days) and a short 3-day non-recreational training course. (1) What is the correct type of visa (and subtype) for activities listed ...
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Kicked out of hotel in morning when booking through booking agency (asked to pay for extra day)

I am from UK, I went to travel agent website and booked holiday (flights + hotel), today is the last day and my flight is 22:30. In the morning we went to the city to have some lunch and when we came ...
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Traveling to the UK for business: do I need to show proof of funds?

I'm from Manila, Philippines and might be travelling to UK for business and training purposes for 4 to 6 weeks. Just want to know if we are required to show money or provide bank transactions? (Ex: ...
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Change of job recently prior to applying UK visa [closed]

I would like to know, if someone takes a new job within 3 months prior to applying for UK visit visa, is there any specific rule for that? I have browsed in Google but couldn't find appropriate answer....
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Travelling to UK with expired US Immigrant Visa

I am planning to travel to UK for business and training purposes (Company initiated). I've been staying here in the Philippines for 6 years (still a Filipino citizen). Now, I went to US around Oct ...
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entering in uk without visa travling from india to us,on virgin atlantic airline and layover is less than 24 hours [duplicate]

facts are- 1 traveling from delhi - los angles. 2 having us b1-b2 visa 3 travel through Virgin atlantic 4 lay over time 23 hours. 5 landing on the day and take off on next date. 6 heathrow air port is ...
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How should I answer the questions in the “Employment and Income” section of a UK visa application?

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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Long-distance relationship: Going to UK for 6 months [closed]

I'm planning to go to london for 6 months to visit my boyfriend. As a singaporean i don't have to apply for a visa and can just be in london on a normal social visit visa but i'm afraid of getting ...
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Asking for VAT refund on online purchases in Europe [closed]

I want to buy some goods (around 700 pounds worth - a camera, a gpu and an ssd) from Amazon UK. As I am living in Europe right now (residence in Ireland) is it possible to ask for a VAT refund, even ...
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UK Tier 2 Visa - Reenter UK after visa expiry [closed]

I am a Malaysian and I have a Tier 2 Skilled Migrant visa that will be expiring on April 20 and I plan to leave on 15 April to go for a vacation in Poland before I leave Europe for good and go home to ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - passport validity requirements on a reentry

If a person (friend of mine) holds a Tier 2 UK visa (actually, a spouse variant of Tier 2) and their passport is expiring within a couple of month - can that person still exit and enter the UK freely ...
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What category does my (expired) residency permit fall, when it comes to UK visa applications?

I am making an application for UK visit visa, and on the online application, there are 2 particular questions, one asks (keep in mind I am paraphrasing here) "Have you been granted any visas to the UK ...
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What activities may one carry out on a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am planning to visit the UK to meet my husband. This is my first trip to the UK. I also wish to take the IELTS exam in the UK during my stay. Can I apply for a standard visitor visa in this case?
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Entering and leaving the UK on the day of visa expiry

I will be entering the UK in the morning and leaving in the evening of my multiple entry visa expiry date as I have a 12 hr layover in LHR. Will I be granted entry if I have my itinerary showing that ...
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UK tourist visa refused: no proof of leaving [duplicate]

I would like to travel to uk at my cousins place for a short holiday during my vacation. My sponsor has provided me with all of his documents. I got my visa rejected due to no proof of leaving the UK ...
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Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?

The UK Visas and Immigration Directorate publishes guidance that provides helpful tips that can result in successful visa applications. Section 2 of this guidance opens is entitled "other documents ...
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I reapplied for a UK visa how long will it take?

My visa was denied. I applied for a family visa instead of a tourism visa (like an idiot hides in shame). How long will it take to process if I reapply as I don't want to change my flight.
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Questions about Visit Visa to the UK [closed]

I am in the process of making an application to visit the UK as a tourist. I have already filled in the online application and am ready to submit. I will be attending my friend's bachelor party and ...