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

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Transit via UK from US to Ghana (same day flight/US visa): Do I need a UK transit visa?

I am a Ghanaian student studying in the US. I am scheduled to be travelling to Ghana via the UK. I have a 3 hour layover in the airport and then my flight for Ghana departs. I have a valid F-1 visa ...
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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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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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Can you use a UK paper license counterpart in New Zealand?

A few weeks ago I lost my card UK driver's license somewhere in Arizona/Nevada. Next month I will be in New Zealand. My new license may not make it here in time. However I still have the paper ...
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Wrong ID proof selected for UK train ticket

I have a problem. I recently booked a ticket to London through East Coast trains. I selected the print@home option and they asked for a ID proof. Being an international traveller I naturally gave my ...
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Will I be required to be in possession of Direct Airside Transit Visa for UK if I have a valid F-1 student visa for the US? [duplicate]

I will be traveling alone to India from the United States by British Airways via London Heathrow. I am an Indian passport holder and I am in the US on a valid F-1 visa. Although Indian citizens fall ...
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How can I work out where I can go for a weekend away by public transport, starting from Oxford or Cambridge

To help out some friends, I'm trying to work out where you can get to for a weekend away, starting in either Oxford or Cambridge, travelling only by public transport. Are there any tools / websites / ...
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Do I need a UK or Ireland transit visa when flying from the US to a Schengen country?

I am travelling to Budapest and therefore have a Schengen Visa. I hold an Indian passport and a valid US visa. I'm travelling from Chicago-Heathrow-Budapest and returning by Budapest-Dublin-Chicago. ...
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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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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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Travelling to Morocco with two passports (one is Moroccan), which one to use?

I have a Kenyan passport and a Moroccan passport, and I am a student studying in the UK. The Kenyan passport is the only passport out of the two listed that has the British student visa. If I want to ...
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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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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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Can I leave the heathrow airport during my travel to India for a tour? [duplicate]

I am a US permanent resident but I am a Indian citizen. I am planning to travel to the India and have a ticket with a 21 hours layover in London Heatrhow. Am I allowed to go out of the airport and ...
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Is UK's Iris biometric entry system being phased out?

UK operates a biometric access control system at its airports called Iris, that allows people to skip immigration queues and get automated clearance using their pre-registered biometric details. I was ...
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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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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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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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visa for 3 days while travelling brussels [closed]

I am a Bangladeshi national and got Belgium visa. Now I want to visit Uk for a week. I have friends there. But I don't want their help. How I can have UK visa in this case, for example through hotel ...
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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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Should I carry a passport around everywhere I go in the UK?

I am a new student in the UK. I attend classes both in London and Cambridge. Should I carry my passport with me wherever I go within UK? Or is a college identity enough? My parents are visiting me ...
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Do I need UK transit visa? [duplicate]

I have a US transit visa. I am travelling from India to Jamaica. Will I need a UK transit visa as well? My flight goes from Mumbai to LHR to Miami to Montego bay.
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How to find comprehensive travel insurance available for all EU residents with the following parameters? [closed]

Many UK insurers provide policies not only to UK residents but all EU residents - most often a better deal than available in your country; if you speak English. I know this is not the place for ...
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An UK visa works for Germany as well? [duplicate]

I will travel to Germany for a show. But I need to stop by London, UK for 3 days. Can I use an UK visa to enter Germany or do I need to apply for visa to Germany as well? Any help is greatly ...
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How good are dentists in the United Kingdom? [closed]

Bit OT perhaps, but I'm toying with the idea to travel abroad to have some dental work done. I'm not after cheap... I'm not after the very best (though I'd like it to be good)... I'm after painless - ...
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Four to six days in Scottish Highlands - questions about renting cars and accommodation

I will be spending some 4 to 6 days in Scotland with my wife in about 2 weeks. We plan on driving around and seeing some of the beautiful sightings and places in the Highlands (and islands, maybe?). ...
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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 ...
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Can I leave the airport in London during my layover for a visit?

I am a US permanent resident but I am a Filipino citizen. I am planning to travel to the Phillipines and wanted to get a ticket with a 15 hours layover in the UK. Am I allowed to go out of the airport ...
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Travel to Jersey for UK Biometric Resident Permit Holders

I have a UK Biometric Residence Permit under Tier 2 and I want to visit Jersey (not NEW JERSEY, the Jersey between England And France, a tiny island) for a sport event. I am not sure if I will be able ...
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UK visa submission after biometric scanning

I am a green card holder living in America. I am planning to go to Scotland. I have completed all the documents except, am waiting for the employment letter which will be ready by tomorrow i.e., ...
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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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Fly to France from UK with no passport?

I have a flight to France from the UK tomorrow. My passport is currently with a company that are working on a Visa for India (a miscommunication with a friend menas I thought they had picked it up), ...
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Does a UK Citizen with a foreign passport need a Visa to enter the UK?

I am a UK citizen and I live in Colombia. My daughter is due to be born soon. When she is born I will register her birth at the UK Embassy here in Colombia so she will have a UK birth certificate and ...
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Type D visa enters the UK or not? [duplicate]

my husband has a type D visa issued from the French embassy. Do you know if he can enter London with this type of visa?
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Can I board from a different country rather than the country where visa application is done (Schengen) [closed]

My brother has an Austrian Schengen visa; he applied for UK visitor visa as well from Austria. Is it possible for him to board from some near by country (Schengen only) rather then Austria. i.e Can ...
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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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Attend a lecture in computer science while travelling in the UK

I'm planning a trip to the UK in May. I will stay in London, Edinburgh and Dundee. It would be very interesting for me to attend a lecture in computer science there. Am I allowed to do this as I am ...
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Is UK transit visa required for transit flight from Frankfurt (FRA) to London Heathrow (LHR) [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and a valid US visa. I am travelling from Bangalore (BLR) - Frankfurt (FRA) - London (Heathrow) (LHR) - New York (EWR) and I have one ticket for the entire journey and the ...
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What type of power outlets are used in Bath, UK?

I am having a discussion about travel in the UK with some friends and I believe that in the town of Bath buildings use the same power outlets as Europe and not the UK for some reason. Can someone ...
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Is a suitable power adapter for UK also usable for Canada and USA?

I have a power adapter that works for Great Britain. Can I use the same adapter in Canada and/or the USA too?
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Can I buy a plane ticket from A-B-C but get on the plane at B? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip to South-Korea in April. I was looking at flight ticket prices and found that I can go from Brussels to Seoul (and back) for about 600€. It lands in London however. I then tried to ...
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Taxi in rural area: how to ensure it will turn up?

I live in a rural area and occasionally need to get a taxi to the local airport or railway station: my destination is distant (that’s why I choose to live in a rural area) the local airport/railway ...
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Schengen visa application by an Indian studying in the UK

I'm leaving for London in 15 days from now for my higher studies. I plan to go to Spain on Sep 23rd. For Schengen Visa, I was wondering under the "financial documents required" section, they want us ...
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Booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I am in the process of filling the forms for my wife and daughter (Chinese) to travel with me (British) to the UK for a short holiday. On the government advice located at ...
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Transit via uk with Italian Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am Eritrean traveling from Sudan to Italy. I have got a Schengen visa to Italy, my question is, can I transit through UK without any other additional visa, mean with that Italian schengen visa ...
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My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but has a green card. Does he need a visa to visit me in the UK?

My boyfriend is Turkish citizen but he has a green card as his mother is a teacher. Does he need a visa to visit me in the UK?
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Is tap water in Ireland and England drinkable?

I would like to ask if the tap water in hostels of Ireland and England is drinkable. I never saw someone drink from there, and even in the pubs you have to order for a bottle.
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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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I am a south African with indefinate leave to remain UK visa. Can I travel with my British children to EEA country without a visa?

I am a south African with a indefinite leave to remain visa, married to a British citizen and have British citizen children. I am planing to go on holiday to Italy with my children only can I travel ...
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How can I get a VAT refund after I've left the UK from Luton Airport?

I'm a non-EU citizen. I left London from Luton Airport at 23:30. I did not find the blue HM customs post, so I took the VAT refund paper with me. How I can request the refund? Can I send it by post? ...