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

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How to get a new UK Driver's licence while travelling?

So hypothetically my driver's licence is lost (quite likely). I'm not in the UK. Is there any way I can get a replacement one from overseas and get it sent to either me, or a friend in the UK who ...
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Strange requirement from the British Embassy in Riyadh

I applied for 6 month general visitor visa on 20/10/2015. They called me this afternoon asking if I can provide them with 24 months bank statement and they also given me a reference number. The ...
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Taking personal prescription drugs to London?

I have some prescription modafinil, and will be visiting London for a short trip. Is it okay to bring a couple of pills for personal use? I do not have a prescription on me atm (I am coming from ...
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My passport is expiring; can I still travel?

I'm scheduled to travel in the first week of July, and I found out that my passport expires on 03 August 2012. I've got a Canadian passport and UK work permit. Will I be able to travel without a ...
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UK online visa application: travelling “with” someone who doesn't have visa “yet”

I am filling in the UK online visa application on visa4uk.gov.uk. They ask if I am travelling "with" anyone. My plans have been made in conjunction with someone else, we arrive at the same time and ...
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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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Do I have to buy my travel insurance in the UK?

If I live in UK and it is a member of the EU, do I have to buy my travel insurance from a UK insurance company or can I buy it from an insurance company in another EU member country?
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Affordable way to visit USA from UK?

I am based in the UK (London) but would love to spend more time in the USA after spending three weeks there on my honeymoon last year. I am even vaguely thinking about trying to visit all 50 states ...
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“Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in United Kingdom

I'm a non-British EU citizen living in United Kingdom and need to apply for a Chinese visa. According to the PRC's visa processing facility in London (with similar requirement listed on the Chinese ...
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Other passports queue arriving in UK?

Do I have to join in to the other passports queue in the UK border control with my Australian passport and residence permit while I am with my British passport holder wife and children? Is there any ...
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Is there somewhere I can work on a laptop in or near London Euston station?

I have a longish layover in London Euston and I have some work to do. Working includes using a laptop, ideally with a power socket, and paper notebooks. Is there somewhere I can work in or near London ...
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Can I bring a skillet with me as a carry-on item?

My suitcases are very small (smaller than the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on items), so I can't put my skillet inside and check the suitcase. I wonder if it is possible to take the skillet ...
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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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Travel from the UK to Finland with a Spanish Schengen visa

I have a Spanish Schengen visa. I am now In Spain and I will go soon to the UK, and then I'm planning to go to Finland, Does a multiple entry visa allow me to go from the UK to Finland rather than ...
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How to get from London Gatwick to Cambridge on public transport?

I'm arriving on London Gatwick airport around 10 pm on a weekday, and would like to make it to central Cambridge the same night. How would I go about it? Apparently there are no direct buses or ...
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Can I rent a car in the UK with a new driving license less than one year old?

I'm a UK citizen visiting the UK over the Christmas period. If possible, I'd like to rent a car - but I've only had a full UK driver's license for less than a year. I gather that there is no longer a ...
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How do I get from Manchester Airport to Old Trafford?

I'm bit confused about Manchester's Metrolink serving Manchester Airport. Metrolink website states there are trams going to Cornbrook every 12 minutes, which seems like the best way to get from the ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa after being deported from the UK 3 years ago?

I'm an Indian national. I was holding a Tier 4 students visa in UK for 2009 to mid of 2011. I was removed to India on working excess of permitted hours, a breach of section 10(1)(a) of the immigration ...
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What happens when someone inadvertently enters the UK without a landing interview?

As a follow-on question to UK Immigration Control - Which Queue for EU/non-EU Couple Travelling Together for a question that arose in the commentary... There may remain several routes into the UK ...
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Returning to UK on the same Business visitor visa

I was granted a 6 months business visitor visa to go to the UK last November and finalize my job interview process with a prospect employer located in London (they covered all the trip expenses). ...
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What to do when creeped out by Charlie Chaplin on Westminster Bridge?

Firstly, although still quite a newbie to the city, I'm NOT a tourist so I'm perfectly fine around such minor threats - I just ignore everybody around me - Londoners will understand. Just kidding :) ...
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Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?

A friend of mine recently returned from Germany and I was asking him about VAT refund and he said that the Apple store refused to give him a refund receipt because according to the store clerk, they ...
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Where can I stay in a castle in northern Wales?

Where can I stay in a castle in northern Wales, specifically in the Snowdonia Natioal Park, Anglesey or Caernafon-Llandudno areas (not sure of the official name of this area)?
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Can you collect UK train tickets from machines, with a non-chip card?

In increasing portions of the world, and especially in Europe, most debit and credit cards have a chip on them, like this one: However, not all cards have these chips on them, whether that's ...
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Cumbria Way in June. Do I need to make reservations?

Anyone here who has walked the Cumbria Way in the lake district in June? Is the weather moderate? Is it recommended to pre-book B&Bs or are there enough accommodation facilities along the trip? ...
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UK transit visas - single or multiple entry?

I'm doing a Europe tour with a UK company which leaves from the UK and returns to the UK by coach. I will have to apply for a land UK transit visa (I'm Zimbabwean) but does anyone know if those are ...
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UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation

I am a Masters Student in Germany and will be student while traveling to UK. My nationality is Pakistani I want to visit my sister living in UK (British national) but she is living under government ...
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Can one get deported from the UK if I don't have a transit visa?

I have a loved one (Syrian citizen) coming to the US from Europe, and he was stopped in the UK for a layover (transit between flights without entering the UK). The UK flight officer allegedly told him ...
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Buying a phone in the US

Does anyone know whether I can buy a phone on google Play in the US and use in the UK? I live in the UK, but will be visiting the US in the next couple of weeks, so thought I could buy the new Google ...
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UK Visit Visa Refused

Today, my mother's UK Visit application got rejected. We live in Pakistan, and here, mostly, the property is owned by the males. Therefore, in our case, my mom does not have any property on her name. ...
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What is the best way to transport a large bike pack and two suitcases from Heathrow to Pinner?

My husband and I are traveling from Australia to London at the end of July. We will have the normal luggage plus a large bike pack. Can anyone give any suggestions as to the best way to transport our ...
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UK Exit Checks: Are people driving via Eurotunnel/Ferry affected?

I am informed that the Home Office has activated a plan to implement exit checks for people leaving the UK. One way to leave the UK is to drive via the Eurotunnel to France. Another way is to take a ...
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Expired UK Passport number

I'm a British passport holder and need to find out an expired passport number for a passport I held with a business visa in it. I no longer have the physical copy and speaking to the Passport Office ...
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Is it possible to bring fudge from New Zealand to UK?

I have bought fudge for gifts in NZ but am now unsure whether I will be allowed to take it inti UK - will I?
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Transiting through the UK both ways on a return journey

I am a citizen of one of the countries for which travellers need a transit visa to pass through the UK. The question is: If you need a visa to transit through the UK, do you need ANOTHER transit ...
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Itinerary to Scotland from London

I am planning to travel from London to the following destinations by train: Edinburgh, Inverness and Windermere and then back to London. My questions are: What would be the best itinerary (order of ...
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Dual citizen (UK Passport & Aus Citizenship) travelling to Australia on holiday

What are the Australian entry requirements for a child travelling to Australia on a UK passport and Australian Citizenship (by Descent)? Will child be refused entry without an Australian passport? ...
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Domestic-domestic at Manchester, UK: any security to clear?

I have a potential domestic-to-domestic connection early next week at Manchester Airport, UK (MAN). I'd be connecting Flybe to Flybe, online (one ticket), all in Terminal 3. Scheduled layover is 35 ...
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Dual Citizen UK Australia, Entering UK on OZ passport to avoid possible UK arrest warrant

My first post here and its a tricky situation. Basically I need to know if I enter the UK on my Australian passport (I have done this before with no problems) will the authorities know about any ...
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Accessibility of “Mayflower Steps” boat tours in Plymouth, England?

I am trying to help a blind woman arrange a trip with her daughter. She's recently lost her sight, and has not yet acquired, much less learned to use, accessibility tools for phone and internet. To ...
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How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?

On the Great Northern line between London's Kings Cross, Stevenage and Cambridge, services can be operated by 4, 8 or 12 coach trains. On parts of the route, you can also get 3, 6 or 9 coach ones. ...
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What are the ferry options for getting from Sweden to Scotland

As this question points out the routes from Sweden and Denmark to Newcastle has been discontinued. Driving the whole way from Stockholm (for example) to Scotland is some 26 hours and geography ...
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Is birth certificate accepted when entering UK?

I am a Lithuanian that lives in UK. I am planning to take a trip to Portugal in two weeks time, and my 4 year old son's Lithuanian passport (EU Citizen) would expire while in Portugal. I have ...
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Forex - Zloty to Euro in UK?

I have returned from Poland with surplus Zloty and wish to change them into Euro before a trip to France. Can I switch easily in UK - what / where is most cost effective method?
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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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Which countries apply the EU rail passenger rights domestically?

I recently discovered that there are some general European rights, similar to those for air travel, that apply to rail journeys within Europe, detailed here. For example, there is quite a ...
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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, etc. during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from New York to Nairobi, Kenya, with a layover at Heathrow. Both flights are on the same itinerary with British Airways (i.e. it was booked as a flight from New York to Nairobi). They ...
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What is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK?

Extracting from the comments a question on buying a GPS in the UK, what is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK? Comparison of costs: Buying a GPS in the UK, less ...
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UK Visitor Visa Refusal: what went wrong?

My husband was to travel to attend my graduation ceremony in UK after many pleas from me. He is a productively busy businessman with a successful growing company and part time job. The visa ...
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Bringing a lock knife into the UK with British Airways

Can I bring a lock knife I want to buy in the US into the UK in my luggage? the blade is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long - you can buy the same knife in the UK but at twice the price?