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

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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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Mobile Internet (3G) in UK for some days

At the end of June I will be headed to Cambridge (UK) for a conference. The conference lasts three days. However, I'll stay there for four days. Is it possible to have a mobile (and preferably ...
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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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Best location for car rental in to the Peak District coming from London?

Having previously experienced the intermittent state of public transport in the Peak District we're looking at renting a car on our return. Coming up from London, what would be the location with ...
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Can you break your journey in both directions, on a UK off-peak return train ticket?

For an upcoming UK rail trip, on day 1 I'd like to go from A to B, spend a few hours in B, then carry on to C. On day 2, I'd like to go from C back to B, spend several hours in B, then carry on from B ...
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Using my UK Multi Visit visa

I applied for a UK visa with the reason of "to renew my Philippine passport there in London as there is no longer a Philippine embassy here in Dublin." Then they issued me a multiple entry visit visa ...
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Can I bring protein powder and health bars into the UK from the US?

Will be travelling to the U.K. from the U.S. and would like to take my protein powder and some health bars to snack on during my visit. Is this allowed to bring into the country?
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Documentation for 9yr old Spanish national traveling to UK

We are a Spanish couple planing a trip to London with our 9 yr old son next month. I assume there is a minimum age for which you need to have your own documents, but I am not sure what that might be, ...
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UK Visa in an expired Nigerian passport - what to use?

I am in Nigeria, my passport will expire in 4 months and I have a document to apply for a UK visiting Visa with that passport number. Should I use it like that or go for another passport. If I choose ...
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Travelling from India to Canada: Transit visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I will be traveling from India to Canada via United Kingdom in British Airways flight. The stopover in London is for 6 hours. I will be staying in the airport only. Do I need a transit visa for United ...
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Entering UK on a Tourist Visa after refusal of citizenship application

I would like to enter the United Kingdom on a tourist visa for a short visit. Unfortunately my citizenship application was refused earlier but is under appeal at the moment. I am a citizen of ...
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Re-visiting the UK alone with the EU national family visa

I've recently received the UK visa for an EU national family member (6 months, multiple). I cannot find it on the Home Office site, but the visa itself reads: UK Entry Clearance Number of ...
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Do I need a general or business visitor visa to take the IELTS in the UK?

I'm planning to go to the UK to visit friends and also to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) while I'm there. What sort of visa should I apply for? General visitor or ...
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Visiting the UK for 90 days - what are the visa/passport requirements?

My boyfriend is going to be staying with me for 90 days. He lives in the USA and I live in the UK. What does he need to do before travelling? Does he just need a valid passport? I know that when ...
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Can I bag wrap my suitcase at Leeds railway station?

I want to take 2 suitcases, one inside the other but the zip won't zip up. My local airport does not offer a bag wrap service and I wondered if I could do this at Leeds railway station before my ...
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How can I get boarding card in UK Gatwick airport with Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV)?

I am from Iran and I have been issued a UK DATV (Direct Airside Transit Visa). In London Gatwick airport, I've got a connection from from Turkish airline to British Airways. But as long as there are ...
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U.S. Citizen Wants to Travel to UK, but take side-trip to Spain?

I'm a U.S. citizen and my boyfriend is from the UK. I am planning to visit him for 2 weeks. I will probably stay with him the first week in the UK. In the second week, if we wanted to take a side-trip ...
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My Schengen visa and UK visa are valid until November, am I ok to travel in September/October?

I am from China and my Schengen visa is valid until 2nd of November this year. My UK dependent visa will expire at the same time as well. I am just wondering if I am allowed to travel 3 months before ...
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Can you use a UK paper license counterpart in Australia?

A few weeks ago I lost my card UK driver's license somewhere in Arizona/Nevada. In November I will be in Australia. My new license may not make it here in time. However I still have the paper ...
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Who offers travel insurance that covers a holiday to your home country

I am a British national but have been living abroad with my family for the last 6 years. I plan to travel back the the UK for a holiday next week, however, I have been having difficulty finding a ...
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How to get a British passport stamp?

I'm going to the UK tomorrow and I've only been there twice before. I'm a British citizen and they always refuse to stamp me, is there any way that I can get them to give me a passport stamp? Is there ...
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Travel when passport has been sent for renewal

I'm starting to worry a little. I have dual passports UK and Australia. I recently got married and had to apply for two new ones with my new name in. My Australian one was back in three weeks but my ...
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Turning 18, visitor visa UK

My sister in law came to the UK with her mum and dad in April 2014 for a couple of weeks on a 6-month family visitor visa. They returned to Morocco on 23 April. She wants to come back to the UK this ...
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Travelling to UK as a dual-national, when your British Passport has expired?

I am a South African (living in South Africa) with a British passport (Dual Nationality) I need to visit the UK in a few months time, but my British passport has expired. Can I enter the country with ...
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Do I need a Direct Air Transit Visa or Visitor in Transit Visa for the UK?

I am traveling from the United States to India via British Airways with a 4 hour layover in London. My current H1-B visa has expired, but I have the approval for my extension (I-797) and I plan to ...
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Travelling with a Pet from and to the UK

What is the most cost effective way to travel with a pet (a chihuahua to be specific) from the UK to Europe and back? It seems like no one accepts pets. Not flights, not coaches, not trains. If you ...
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Do I need transit visa in London with a Greek residence permit?

Do I need a transit visa in London if I am an Egyptian citizen living in Greece with a residence permit? I am travelling from Greece to Italy and I'll do transit landside less than 24 hours. I read ...
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Can I enter the UK as a tourist/in transit even having a valid student visa?

I own a Brazilian passport. I will arrive in London, fly to France on the same day and spend 14 days there before going back to the UK for my studies. I will already have my student visa but I don't ...
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looking up movie show times in london [closed]

In the US I'd use Fandango . Just type in my zip code, see what's playing near me and go at the time that it's playing at. Is there a comparable service for London / UK theaters?
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Exactly 6 months for a transit visa from US to India via UK

Before you close this for being a potentially duplicate question, please understand that I have seen some of the questions and what I'm asking is a bit different. As I understand, one would need a ...
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Visa requirements for Indian Nationals transiting through Schengen to the UK, by train/ferry?

I'm looking into the cost and complexity, for a colleague, for them to come over to the UK from India during August. Normally, I'd lean towards suggesting they get a UK visa and fly into Heathrow or ...
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Fastest way to travel between London and Sheffield by train or airplane

I need to go and come back a lot between London and Sheffield for the next year. What is the fastest way to travel between these two. I looked into trains time-tables and they are all 2 hours+.
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Should I worry about being refused a ‘transit without visa concession’ in the UK?

Some people who cannot enter the UK without a visa can still transit ‘airside’ without a visa (e.g. visa nationals who don't require a direct airside transit visa or DATV nationals flying to the US). ...
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Non-EU citizen travelling with EU citizen (Irish spouse) to Turkey; do I need a visa?

Am a non EU citizen but my husband is. We live and work in UK and I have a residential permit. I'm looking to book a holiday to Turkey for my hubby and I for 5 days. Do I need to apply for a visa to ...
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Two sets of guests; one reservation for one room

I have booked a double room for a week in a large hotel in London. One night I am staying with friends and would like to offer the room to my sister & husband. Is the hotel likely to give me a ...
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Can I travel to Spain on a UK visa? I am a Fillipino [duplicate]

I am a Filipino living in Dubai and I have a two year visa for the UK. I need to travel to Spain, can I do this using my UK visa ?
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Where can I buy a GPS/satnav near St Pancras or Paddington stations?

It's often cheaper to buy a GPS/satnav than renting them from a hirecar company, but unfortunately we'll be travelling from Paris through London to Swansea to pick up the car. I'd imagine it'd be ...
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What route of transportation between Oxford and Amsterdam optimizes economy and convenience?

I am making a trip to Amsterdam in late September for a beer festival for 5 days, and I am trying to determine a means of getting there and back to Oxford that is both easy on my wallet but not overly ...
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Long layover in Heathrow

I'm an Indian passport holder with a valid US visa. I have an 18 hour layover in Heathrow. With a land side transit visa can I go out of the airport just to check into a nearby hotel to get some rest? ...
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Am I a British citizen overseas or just a UK British citizen?

I live in Saudi-Arabia and I have a British passport and a Saudi passport. I'm applying for a US visa with my British passport. What are the requirements? And am I a British citizen overseas or just a ...
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Luggage storage in Oxford

When looking to leave luggage somewhere for a few hours in the UK, for larger places my normal go-to is one of the commercial left luggage places at a large station, though sadly Oxford isn't one of ...
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Dual US/UK citizen. Will this show when my UK passport is scanned in America?

I have dual US and UK citizenship, but the US citizenship has only just been realized (wasn't aware I had claim to US citizenship earlier). Unfortunately I haven't received my US passport yet. Can I ...
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With an Advanced Purchase UK train ticket, what happens if your train is cancelled?

There are broadly three different kinds of UK train ticket available, Anytime (valid on any train), Off-Peak / Super Off-Peak (valid on trains outside of peak hours), and Advanced Purchase (valid on ...
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How can I reclaim for my VAT refund when leaving the UK?

I am citizen from Kosovo who visited London few months ago (march 2013) and the day I left the UK from Luton airport I claimed my VAT refund on some shopping I have done in London. I asked at the ...
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Is transit visa required for London, UK when travelling from USA to India while on expired US visa?

I am an indian national, currently staying in USA. My current H1B Visa has expired and I am planning to travel back to india via London, UK. Will I require an airside transit Visa for London?
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Getting Schengen Visa within a week of traveling?

I will be studying in Spain for 81 days, then a break for 3 weeks, then to the UK to study another quarter. I leave in a week and never got a Schengen Visa because my second quarter plans came ...
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Do I need a UK airside transit visa, if I already have a UK visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen and I do not qualify for DATV concession. Going for a trip to UK and Europe, I am having Multiple entry valid Visitor visa for UK. While on my way back from Paris I will be ...
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Are there limited term identification cards in the UK?

I was reading about Limited Term Identification Cards in the state of Texas and was wondering... does the UK have anything similar? I'm just visiting for a week, so I don't think it's really that ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa for flying to the Canary Islands?

I am planning to visit Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain in October from Mumbai, India. I have already applied for a Spanish visa and am expecting to get it in two to three weeks. I have booked a ...
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Is the Travelodge chain in the UK part of any loyalty programme?

I know that the Travelodge chain of hotels in some regions of the world is part of the Wyndham Rewards programme. However, I'm not quite sure whether the UK chain (it doesn't seem to be affiliated ...