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

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Working Holiday Visa Expiring. Can I re-enter the UK on a tourist visa

I am an Australian citizen coming to the end of a 2 year working holiday visa for the UK. I would like to come back to the UK for 3 months to travel after my visa expires. Can I leave the UK for the ...
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Refused plab visa last year, reapplying now [duplicate]

I visited my sister in UK last year for 6 months sep-mar 2014, for which I got family visitors visa during which I had cleared my plab 1 and had vacation with my sister and her family in UK. ...
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What to do with an invitation from a friend in UK whom I wish to visit during a short holiday there?

I have a friend in England ready to welcome me for a short holiday. Where or which office should he approach with his invitation for my visa application?
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Traveling from Ireland to UK on a South African passport? [duplicate]

I have dual nationality ie a British and a South African passport. My British passport has expired I will be renew once in in the UK. I will be travelling from South Africa, into Dublin and onto ...
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Travelling through UK - H1B (Visa stamp expired) but have a UK visitor's visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to India on a vacation. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 5-6 hours. I have a visitor's visa for UK but not ...
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Entering the UK for a prolonged time of six months with no visa

I am studying in London for under 6 months, I am an Australian Citizen so I do not need a visa to enter while I study. I am allowed in the country 10 days before my course starts. My partner and I ...
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UK transit visa, can my brother bring my daughter to UK when travelling to US

I am already working in UK, my daughter (2 years) is in India and she just got a dependent visa last week. I was supposed to go to India for 2 week to pick her up later this month BUT now there is a ...
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Question about UK General Visitor Visa

I am an Indian passport holder living and working in the US on a green card (permanent resident). I am considering traveling to UK to visit family and friends, so I believe I need to apply for a UK ...
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Dieppe to Newhaven ferry - necessary to prebook ticket?

I will be travelling on my bike through France and eventually taking ferry from Dieppe (FR) to Newhaven (UK). It will be just me and my bicycle and I would like to go by ferry at around 6am. I ...
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What happens if I miss my flight on a 1 day visa in UK?

I was given a 1 day visa to the UK because I had an overnight layover in London as a result of an airline mistake. I'm supposed to fly out today, but I'm running late, and I'm wondering what happens ...
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Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe (events information)

I've wanted to visit the Edinburgh Fringe for some time now and if not this year, then almost certainly next year. How do I go about it? Are there tickets to the festival itself or do I buy tickets ...
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Refused UK business visitor visa

I applied for a business visa for the UK from India for 15 days, but I have been refused entry clearance on financial grounds. They stated that they did not find many financial ties with India. Also, ...
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Exiting landside at Heathrow when I don't have a landside transit visa

I am a Vietnamese traveller, without a landside transit visa, arriving at Heathrow with ongoing direct travel to the USA via Gatwick with a valid USA Visa. My ticket to the USA leaves within the ...
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traffic through Schengen area with an EEA Family Permit

I am a Chilean National and I have been granted EEA Family Permit here in Chile, to join my husband in UK. I came from Oslo to Chile to issue my Family Permit. I would like to use my ticket return to ...
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As Philippine do I need a transit visa on a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland?

I am from Philippines and will do a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland in 2015. I will be doing a sea cruise, coming from Denmark where I will embark, passing through a couple ...
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Can I enter the UK on my expired British passport if I have a valid South African passport?

I have a valid South African passport and an expired British passport - it expired 18 October 2009. I need to travel to the UK in March 2015. Do I need a visa to get into the UK?
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UK Visa Refused. Want to reapply

I am an India National. I wanted to visit a friend currently studying at Glasgow. I applied for a General Visitor Visa in early January 2015. The documents I provided were: The letter of intent to ...
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Is the UK planning to introduce exit checks in 2015?

Someone from America is a tourist/visitor here who has overstayed their 6 month 'leave to enter'. In order to avoid getting caught, they are relying upon the fact that the UK does only random, ...
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UK Visitor Visa: Required Time or Interval Between Visits?

I am a US citizen and have recently visted the UK with simply a passport which allowed me to vist for 6months I have heard rumors that I am obligated to stay in the US for a Equal amount of time that ...
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Indian citizen living in United Kingdom wants to get a Schengen visa for France

I am an Indian living in UK with a valid UK business visa. I learnt that it is not possible to get a France on-arrival visa from this question. Can I walk in to the French embassy in UK and apply for ...
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Depart UK by Air or Ship?

(Taken from the UK Immigration website) You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if: you arrive and depart by air have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before ...
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transit visa for london [duplicate]

I am Egyptian and I have a national visa from Spain not scschengen. I will travel from Cairo to Madrid through London. Do I must have a transit visa for London? Just 2 hours transit
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Can a visitor to the UK work as volunteer?

Someone wants to visit their family in the UK for about 4 or 5 months. They have an entry clearance valid for 6 months. The host family is heavily involved in religious activities in their community. ...
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Indian having UK visa. Can I get a Schengen visa on arrival at France?

I am Indian travelling to UK with a business visa. I plan to travel to France for a day or two, while I am in UK through Euro Tunnel. Can I get a Schegan visa on arrival at France? How much does it ...
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UK hotel overcharged credit card, where to complain?

I recently stayed in a hotel in London UK, which overcharged my credit card by 8.4% or ~100 US$. They refuse to address the issue in any way. As a foreigner, is there an Ombudsman or some consumer ...
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What is the purpose of numbers on some UK street name signs?

As a frequent traveller around the UK I have developed a somewhat unhealthy obsession with street signs and their small but significant differences. Can someone explain what the purpose of the small ...
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Do I need UK visa to enter London from Cork, Ireland?

I am an Iranian citizen who is going to Cork, Ireland for a short visit with an Irish tourist visa. Can I go to London with this visa or do I need UK visa?
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Will a UK ban affect other visa applications?

I was banned for a year in the UK and that ban has been passed and removed from the UK. Will this have implication on any other visa that I apply to other countries?
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UK tourist visa? [closed]

How difficult it is to get a UK tourist visa?. I am indian national holding EU residence permit. I checked the home office website, it seems they take 3 weeks to give a visa (they take the passport), ...
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90-day USA visitor visa expires in five days. Can I go to Canada and renew my 90 days? [duplicate]

I have been in the USA for meetings on a 90-day visitor visa and have a year's ESTA. I have applied for a B-1 visa that allows three years of work and it is still in process. My 90-day visa runs out ...
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What does the acronym “ECO” mean in discussions of visas?

I saw this term ECO used in discussions on our meta pages and didn't notice a definition though I may have just skipped it. Googling it mostly returns hits about Eco-tourism, so it seems a bit ...
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Reapply or appeal UK visa

I am from Pakistan. I had applied for a UK visa for my plab (medical) examination, but my visa was refused due to sudden influx of money in my father's bank statement and secondly as I am unemployed, ...
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Visa refusal. Should I reapply or appeal? [closed]

My visa got rejected because I've shown wrong income, it was to be shown in currency I'm earning but I showed it in Pounds. I wrote I have nobody staying in UK but in addition I wrote to meet my ...
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Is it rude to talk on a mobile phone for the whole journey, when travelling alone in a London black taxi?

I had an uncanny feeling that it was rude of me to talk on a mobile phone for the whole journey, while travelling alone in a London black taxi. Is it the etiquette to have a conversation with the ...
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British Irish visa for Indian citizens?

Does anybody know the exact date on when British Irish visa scheme is applicable for Indian Citizens? Although the scheme has been announced and implemented in China, there is no update on when it ...
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Egyptian student - was refused tourist visa from UK? [closed]

I am an Egyptian student. Last summer I applied for a tourist visa and I got refused because my bank statement when I applied showing the past 3 months were: first month balance : 0 , and other two ...
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Transit UK London Healthrow from India on the way to Dublin? [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen and have Irish Visitor visa and will be travel transiting through London Heathrow to Dublin. The stop over is 3 h 45 mins. The previous reply to the question on the forum is to ...
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Refund of the application fee (UK Family Visa)

My friend has applied for a UK Family Visa which has been rejected. Can he claim a refund of the application fee?
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Travel to the United Kingdom visa free for non-EU family member of EU Citizen

I am citizen of Uzbekistan, and I am living in Czech Republik 7 years, I do hold a permanent Resident card - Family member of EU Citizen. Me, my boyfriend (he is Czech citizen) and our son (Czech ...
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Lost/missing half a UK rail ticket (advanced purchase), can I get it reprinted?

A few weeks ago, I needed to book tickets for several different journeys, over a few weeks. It seemed to make life easier to book them all in one go on a single (no fee!) website, so I did. ...
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Tube delay on a cross-London rail transfer, who to claim compensation from?

This is another wrinkle on the existing For a UK rail delay, which train company do you claim compensation from question. Assume you buy a ticket from a London tube station to your destination, which ...
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UK PLAB Visa Refusal

I had applied for a PLAB (Doctors) Visa for the UK to appear in PLAB test. I got refused on the basis of two recent large deposits in the bank statement I provided (my mothers). In reality, these are ...
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Does a Macedonian need a visa to visit the UK if she has a 5 year resident visa in the EU?

I live in Germany and have an EU passport; my wife is here with me. She is from Macedonia but she has received a five year resident visa. I would like to know if she needs a visa to visit the UK. We ...
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Forgotten Oyster card in London

I forgot to take my Oyster card with me a few days ago and I travelled on my contactless credit card. Is it possible to get a refund, based on the fact that I have a monthly ticket on my Oyster? If ...
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How much money do I need to show as proof of support when applying for a UK tourist visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in Italy on an Italian visa that expires 19 November, 2015. I have permesso di soggiorno. I want to visit the United Kingdom for my vacations for a week during March. I ...
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Do I need a Transit VISA for staying at Heathrow airport only for 2 hours [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen. I am travelling to Stockholm, Sweden from Mumbai, India on 2nd February’15 & returning back on 6th February’15, with all too & fro tickets booked in advance.From same ...
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US Green Card Holder but Indian Passport, Studying in Spain with Multi-entry Schengen Visa - UK/Ireland Visit?

I will be leaving for my study abroad in Spain next week and was wondering if I will need a UK/Ireland visa for a possible weekend trip up there? I know that they are not part of the Schengen visa ...
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UK visa: transit versus visitor question

I have a Pakistani passport but living in Dubai, UAE, with residency visa. I also have a Shengen Visa as I have my family in France. I am planning to travel to France (from Dubai) in March and I also ...
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On a trip from US to UK with a layover in Germany, at which point of my journey will I go through customs?

I am traveling from the United States to the UK in a few days, and I will have a checked suitcase. My layover is in Frankfurt, Germany. Since my final stop is in the UK. Will I go through customs in ...
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Can I return to England from the US with a British passport only two months before expiry? [duplicate]

I am currently working in San Diego on a J1 Visa, and am contracted until the 23rd June. My passport expires on the 25 Aug. I plan to leave the country just before my contract ends (19-21st of June), ...