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

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If I want to see the Olympic Torch in 2012, what route is it taking in the UK?

The claim is that 95 per cent of the UK population will come within ten miles of the torch during its 8,000-mile journey between May 19 and July 27. Is there a map of the route of the general UK ...
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UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
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Is riding a bicycle in the parks of Glasgow allowed?

I have heard that bicycles are not allowed in some parks in London, so I thought that maybe in Glasgow the council has the same rule. Are they forbidden in Glasgow? Does it depend on the park?
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Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?

I truly wonder why does EasyJet need to know my ID details in advance for my flight from Prague to London: It is a requirement of UK customs? If so, why haven't I been asked this information for my ...
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I am a dual Australian/British citizen with an expired emergency Aussie passport and a valid UK passport. What are my chances for an Aussie visit?

I was going to have to miss my brother's wedding on Jan 4th but he bought me a flight today. But my Aussie passport is expired and was only an emergency passport to begin with. I'm born and bred ...
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I'm travelling from Heathrow to Toledo in the USA with 2 connections, will I need to see to my luggage before I get to Toledo?

I'm worried as it's my first trip on my own. All my flights are American Airlines and I have connections at Raleigh/Durham and at Chicago O'Hare, however there are no terminal changes, just connection ...
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VAT refund at Luton airport

I'm a non-EU citizen, leaving London from Luton airport. I'm trying to understand how to get a VAT refund on my way out. All I was able to find is this very sparse description at the airport website: ...
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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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Can I leave the UK and come back in, on a Tourist visa?

I am a United States citizen with a 6-month Tourist visa to the UK (a stamp in my passport). Additionally, in 2013 I spent about two months in the UK on tourist visas, split between two separate ...
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Can you get a UK visa close to the French/UK or Belgian/UK border and if so how fast?

We will have friends over visiting us on Schengen visa. We are considering going on a weekend trip to Kent. They would need a UK visa to enter. How quickly can this be arranged and is it possible ...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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Is it possible to obtain a work permit for a teaching role in the UK without a teaching degree? [closed]

I have a friend who is American, and cannot qualify under any normal visa for the UK. I heard teaching is in high demand in the UK and it is possible to work as a teacher if the company you are ...
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Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?

I am flying from the US to Edinburgh, UK. My layover is at Heathrow. Will I need to go through customs and check bags again at Heathrow before I take the next flight?
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Pin-and-chip versus signature in the UK

I obtained a pin-and-chip credit card from the Andrews Federal Credit union to smooth transactions in Europe. However, it doesn't quite work as intended in the UK. Every single time that I use it, the ...
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Travelling from a UK airport, can I use a plastic bag with a zip for bringing liquids into my carry-on luggage?

I bought one of these from Sainsbury's (UK): http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/travel-toiletries/sainsburys-travel-organiser It's a clear plastic bag, kind of like a pencil case, with a ...
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Do you need a visa to visit the UK for 5 days as an Ecuadorian citizen?

My boyfriend and I want to go visit my sister in the UK, I am English citizen with residence in Spain and he is from Ecuador and with residence in Spain too. Will he need an visa even though he is ...
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Exploring Mainland UK with an Isle of man visa

I'm from India. Recently I've applied for the Isle of Man - UK visa for some official purpose. I intended to stay at london over the weekend to explore the city. I expected to receive the UK Visa as ...
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Where can I find the restrictions and easements that apply to a given UK Rail Ticket?

UK rail ticketing isn't always the simplest thing in the world, but the basics aren't too hard to learn. There are broadly tickets valid at any time of the day, those available only outside of peak ...
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Tourism on Schengen business visa (circulation)

I am an Indian citizen living in UK on a tier 2 visa. Recently, I have received Short stay Schengen visas (multiple entry, business trips for 1 year) for travelling to France. (Applied at French ...
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Driving License required for travelling to France from UK

What driving license is required for driving in France from UK? Is it paper, card or both? The gov.uk site says: You can use your Great Britain (GB) or Northern Ireland driving licence in all ...
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Does a Nicaraguan citizen need a visa for the UK?

I don't need a visa to enter certain European countries as a tourist... but I am not sure about the UK. A friend invited me to go to the UK. I will stay in Amsterdam for a month before going there. ...
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South African passport but British citizen living in the US planning a trip back to the UK

I am currently on a South African passport, but I am a naturalized UK citizen. I have moved to the US but did not get a UK passport prior to leaving the UK. I am now planning a trip back to the UK ...
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Is the “Young Driver Surcharge” fee the same for all car rental companies in the UK?

I am a 21 year old with almost 2 year old driving license. I'm going to the UK, and want to rent a car for several days, however when I searched for a rental car, I saw that 35-40 GBP were added as ...
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It is possible to travel from London, England to Detroit, USA using a British convention travel document?

My friend wants to travel with me on a trip to Detroit. The problem is he only has a 1951 convention travel document as he is an Iranian refugee and has been living in the UK for four years. Also ...
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Passport expires soon. Can I apply for UK spouse visa?

I am a US citizen. I'm married to a UK citizen. I spent the last 6 months in the UK with him but my travel visa expired so I am now back in the US. I am about to apply for a spouse visa but realized ...
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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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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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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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UK tourism visa rejected twice - if rejected again should my friend appeal?

Here's the situation. My friend applied for a UK tourism visa stating that she would be visiting the UK for 2 weeks (It's written in the visa that she could stay up to 180 days) and granted but she ...
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Are there metal clubs in London?

Are there any clubs/bars/pubs/etc in London that are only playing heavy metal (of any kind) ?
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Using UK Immigration line with baby who does not yet hold an EU passport

My wife and I are flying back to the UK with our baby. We both hold UK passports, however our baby doesn't hold an EU passport yet. (They have a separate non-EU passport that is valid for entering the ...
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5 yr residence card: does it let me travel without my husband?

I am Australian, married to an EU national, and have just been issued with a 5 yr residence card. I want to travel to Malta with a friend. My husband and I run an import business in the UK and my ...
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Would a Colombian citizen with Canadian residency need a transit visa for the UK?

I'm traveling from Toronto to Madrid with one stop in London. My passport is Colombian but I'm a permanent resident in Canada. So my question is do I need a visa or transit permit for the UK? My ...
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Electronic medical devices through British airport security

I heard that British airport security had a policy of disposing of electronic equipment if you were unable to prove that you can turn them on. Is this true? What if I am carrying a spare insulin pump ...
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Drop-off child with accompanied UK visa

I was supposed to leave for Scotland with a group of children for a course tonight, but upon reaching the airport I was told that my visa was an Accompanied Child visa, and I could not travel without ...
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Is a US visa valid without an entry stamp?

I would be travelling to the US with H4 visa (first time travelling to the US) through London HT. I came across in the gov.uk site that a Valid US visa holder does not require a transit visa. "You ...
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uk visa but couldn't travel

I am from Nigeria, and I have UK visa to visit for 6 months. I didn't use it to travel because I am pregnant and due for delivery. My doctor says I can't travel. Will I be able to get another visa ...
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UK Business Visa from India - Status Check

I have recently applied for long term UK business visa (2 years) in India. Last time when I had applied for Muti Entry 6 months Business Visa, I had received a reference number to track the status ...
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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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South African with Netherlands residence permit wanting to travel to UK

I am a South African wanting to travel to UK I have a residence permit valid till 2015 April for the Netherlands, this allows multiple access in Schengen countries, do I need a visa to visit the UK?
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How long to get from Covent Garden to Heathrow?

How long will it take me to get from Covent Garden to Heathrow Terminal 5 on a weekday evening? I'm planning to take the Tube from Covent Garden to Paddington Station and Heathrow Express from ...
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What are the procedures and documents necessary when traveling to France from the UK (not by plane)?

I have a United States passport and will be in London this year. I am looking into rail and ferry options to coastal France and was wondering if I will need to present any documents other than having ...
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Do I need both a UK visa and a Schengen visa?

I am a Filipino Citizen working in Qatar and have a valid Residence Permit. I am planning to visit my wife's sister in the UK, and afterwards we are planning a Schengen tour with the other family ...
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How to get a 1 week-fast track British passport replacement appointment upgraded to the 1-day premium service

Complete nightmare so far, missed flight and missing foreign visa as well. Going to IPS tomorrow with a fast-track appointment in hand and aiming to upgrade to the premium one-day service. Anyone ...
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Is it possible to apply for UK transit visa in Heathrow on arrival?

My parents are travelling from Bombay to Copenhagen via Heathrow. They are Indian citizens, and have a Schengen visa - type C to enter Denmark with. Like a stupid fool I have not applied for a transit ...
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Transporting meat from the UK to the US

So I'm in the UK right now and will be returning to the US in a few days and would like to bring back a particular foodstuff with me (sausage) to share with someone. Is this possible and if so, how? I ...
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British ex-pat travelling to U.K. w/only a few months left on passport

I'm travelling to the U.K. from the States as a U.S. permanent resident in mid-July. I still have my British passport, but it expires in mid-October. For the life of me I can't find any expiry ...
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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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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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Is it easy to get a visa for France if one already has a visa for the UK and applies from the UK?

For a Russian citizen: If I have a general purpose (6 months) visa for the UK, and am currently in the UK, does that make it easier to get a visa for France. For example: I'm in the UK on the ...