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

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In the UK, what rights do you have if a hotel is overbooked?

Today I had a pre-paid reservation for a hotel, booked a month or so back. They rang me to say they'd had a problem at the hotel, and were having to move a number of guests elsewhere as the rooms ...
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UK Visit Visa Refusal (Deception) and Reapplying Procedure

My mother had a criminal record in UK on 2010 for which she had conditional discharge for 12 months and charged 85 pounds. This time while applying the on-line applications for her, I accidentally ...
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Turkey Overstay impact on subsequent UK visas?

I need an important help on my further visa. I have been in Turkey two years back on work visa. I was working for a company out there and it was an IT project. The visa duration was for a year but ...
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I'm in the UK on a working holiday visa. How can I cancel the visa if I want to leave the country?

I am a New Zealander on a Working Holiday visa in the UK. I want to leave the UK before my visa expires to get the visa for the Netherlands before I turn 31. How long does it take to be considered ...
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Student removed from UK want to move USA for study [duplicate]

I am from Bangladesh. I have received an undergraduate degree from UK. When I applied after that for a postgraduate program, I was refused as I took a TOEIC exam and they said I committed fraud. I ...
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UK Visit visa refusal [duplicate]

I received a refusal for my UK visit visa for 2 weeks. The reason given by the officer is I do not have sufficient funds. In my documents I gave fixed deposits worth 2.5 Lakhs (approx £2,500) my ...
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Which parts of Europe I can take my children to without passports but only birth certificates?

Both my wife and I are British and we have valid passports, both my children (3 & 1 year old) have no passports yet because they only countersignatory I know lives in an other city and he is lazy. ...
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do i need a transit visa in heathrow airport [duplicate]

I am travelling to Canada on student visa. I have a stay over of 18 hours in Heathrow airport, so can I sightsee London for few hours? Do I need any visa or else I need any thing else? I heard that ...
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UK visit visa refused Twice. Shall I reapply?

I am Pakistani citizen female doctor residing in Saudi Arabia with my Husband. I had applied for Business visit visa ((PLAB/OSCE TEST) to take MRCP PACES (Medical Post Graduate Diploma) exam in the ...
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Visa - Changing planes in Great Britain [duplicate]

I am traveling from Paris to Tallinn but I couldn't find the affordable straight flight and because of that my route looks the following way Paris->Dublin->Manchester->Tallinn, I am citizen of ...
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Non-EU citizen, student in Spain holding a residence permit. Do I need a UK visa?

I am from a non-EU country (Georgia). I have been studying in Spain for the past five years and hold the residence permit. Next month I will need to travel to London for a job interview and I was ...
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UK visit visa refused. Planning to re-apply

My husband had planned to attend a training program in London later in October this year, and he had applied for a Business Visit Visa from Riyadh, KSA. Me and my daughter applied along with him as ...
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Can I leave Gatwick (London) airport and explore the city as a US citizen?

I have a 7 hour layover in Gatwick and I wanted to explore the city during that time. I have a US passport if that helps.
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Cheapest way to travel from Köln to Bristol

i am planning to visit my friends in Bristol during new year 2016. What is the cheapest way to travel at that time from Köln? What can be the expected cost?
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UK Visa problem [closed]

UK Visa does not contain requested dates - it expires 6 weeks prior to planned arrival and BRP is already at post office. There is no time to send the passport back as the planned trip to the UK ...
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Entry for tourist with student visa

I wonder if I can enter with student visa like tourist for 4 days. The problems is that I changed the date of my school and the visa does not include the new date but i will look for a house and I ...
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Is immediate reapplication fruitful for UK business visit with more documents as evidence?

Our university delegation comprising of 15 female faculty members of English have been invited to attend a 7 day training session of English Language Teaching Methodology in redacted University UK. ...
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Rejection of UK visa got an entire delegation coming for University-sponsored one-week training [closed]

Recently, UK visit visa of entire delegation comprising of 15 full time faculty members of our university based in Pakistan and ranked top most in private sector universities has been rejected. The ...
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UK student visa refusal for not being a genuine student [duplicate]

My name is Deepika and I am n Indian citizen. I applied for my MSc in UK for the first time however, my visa got rejected on the bases of not being a genuine student, though all my documents are ...
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Immigrating to UK, I have a layover in Dublin. Will that cause me problems?

All the affordable flights that I could find seem to have a layover in Dublin. It seems like I'll have to go through border control/immigration in Dublin, and though I'm not settling in Ireland I have ...
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US to India layover in London

U.S. citizen flying with visa to visit India. Possible 14 hr. layover at Heathrow. Would like to take train into London to visit family during layover. What is the procedure for doing so? Lived in ...
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How far can I be from Britain and be in “British X”?

This is a just for fun question. I'm studying in British Columbia, Canada, which is quite far away from Great Britain proper: 4,190 miles (6743 km) to be exact. I'm wondering, though, how far ...
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What to do to get Visa before my travelling date?

I am from India, New Delhi. I have applied for a UK visa for me and for my wife on the 29th of September 2015, with that application I had given a written application for processing our visa request ...
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UKvisa was refused and I intend to reapply [closed]

I, my brother and sister (Three) applied for a UK family visa to visit our younger sister and mainly our mother who s fighting a life threatening ailment and was placed on a palliative care in the UK, ...
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Travel to UK and planning to take wife [duplicate]

I am travelling to UK on short term visa for Work (Tier 2),and planning to take wife for 30 days, which visa I need to apply and what supporting documents I will need for it..?
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Visit visa for husband [closed]

I am going to travel on a Tier 2 visa to UK,can my husband travel along with me in a tourist visa and stay with me for 6 months as he can apply for his dependent visa only after 8 months as i am on a ...
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Visa validity for UK

I haves tourist visa to UK from july26 2015 to January 26,2016. How do they count the months im going to stay in UkFrom the time I arrived in UK or I will be allowed only the months stated in my ...
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Do the United Kingdom and American governments share immigration information?

My brother applied for US visa in 2008 with a fake document and it was refused because of that. In 2015, he got the visas of and traveled to two Schengen countries on another passport. He intends to ...
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Consequences of withholding information for a UK visa

I want to go to UK in December 2015 for tourism for two weeks. But while I was checking the application in part 5.9 it asks "Have you ever worked for any organisation ..." and I ticked yes in the ...
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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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UK student visitor refused, what to do next? [closed]

I am 21. I am Vietnamese. I have been accepted for the 26-week-long General English course in St Giles International Brighton, UK. I have applied to the UK Visas and Immigration office in Vietnam. I ...
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Fast lane in the UK? [duplicate]

As an American, I am used to driving on the right, and that the left lane on a major highway is supposed to be the "fast lane"... If I attempt to drive in the UK, is the right lane the "fast lane" on ...
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Do I need a transit visa for UK? [duplicate]

I am an Indian studying Germany with category D visa. I need to travel to India and back to Germany through British airway which has a transit at London Airport. Do I need a transit visa, if I am not ...
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How many laptops can I take from India to UK in flight?

I am travelling to UK on Business Visa with 2 laptops, 1 work laptop and other is my personal laptop from India. Is it allowed to take 2 laptops to UK and vice versa or do I need to pay any customs ...
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Extension of validity of French identity cards

I am French. Can I enter Britain with an expired French identity card ?
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Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport

I have been to the UK 12 times and I also had a 2 year visa. My boyfriend lives in England and we have been together 8 years. Last time I visited I was refused entry because I didn't have a return ...
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UK: Train vs. Car in 2015 [closed]

I am currently staying in the UK under a work visa. My parents, who have never been out of the United States, are coming to visit me and want to see all that the UK has to offer. I have only traveled ...
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What do I need to do to move in with a friend and his family in another country? [closed]

I live in the United States and my friend lives over in England with his family. There's a very good chance that I'm going to be living with them somewhere down the line. I'll be working for my ...
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Is it normal that a socket only gives electricity when the plug is plugged in one way

I bought this type f to type g power adapter for using my norwegian laptop etc in UK. It only works if I put the charger plug in one way into the adapter, but if I switch it around so that the ...
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UK entry denied: how to go about ensuring access next time

My 20 year old son was denied entry to the UK with a valid U.S. passport; reason given was they felt he would try to gain employment and not leave the country. How do we go about trying again? ...
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10 Year UK Tourist Visa

I would like to apply for a 10 year UK tourist visa. Current Visa Status: H1B (US Work visa) UK Visa History: Been granted 3 separate 6-month tourist visas in the last 8 years. (2008, 2012, 2014) ...
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Uk visa Refusal

I am a Ghanian citizen. The evidence I provided in support of my UK visa application are: a letter from my employer, a wage slips from my company, a bank statements, person who invited me provided ...
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Bus from London to Europe…which ones take the ferry?

I'm a Canadian flying to London next year and I want to take the ferry to Europe. I see fares to Brussels that look good at around $40 round trip, but I don't wanna do the Channel Tunnel, I wanna take ...
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Expenditure for uk visit visa for dependents

My family is applying for a visit visa application to the UK and I have some questions. they are going together as a family, however each person has to fill out the form. In the income/expenditure ...
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Is there a limit to a total number of months a holder of UK multiple entry visitor visa can spend in UK per calendar year?

A relative of mine has received a multiple-entry UK visa for 2 years. Is there a particular limit on how many months in total per year she can stay in UK? The way I understand the current rule is that ...
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UK Rail Season Ticket and Intermediate Stations

Suppose I have a UK rail season ticket for journeys between stations A and D on the following line: ---A---B---C---D--- Can I use the same season ticket to make the following journeys: A to B C to ...
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Will I be denied student visa? [closed]

I traveled from the Bahamas to the UK a few days ago embark on a 1yr foundation program. I was told by the international student advisor that I should travel to the UK and begin my program and work on ...
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Identifying reserved seats on British trains

Is there a clear way to tell on British trains (generally) which seats/tables are reserved seats? In Germany we definitely made some mistakes accidentally taking seats that were eventually reserved, ...
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Using Britrail Pass - reservations

We decided to go with the Britrail pass for our journey (thanks for the recommendation there). I understand it's like a German train ticket (my only European experience) in that you can get on ...
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What sort of power adapter do I need to use Norwegian electronics in UK

I am going from Norway to UK for a 4 year long university course. I think the power socket is different to the one used here in Norway. Can somebody give a link (amazon.co.uk) to the power adapter I ...