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

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US to UK visa or no visa for multiple visits

I'm confused with some of the visas and reasons. I am a US citizen, and my boyfriend is a UK citizen. I have traveled to the UK to spend a month with him and did not need a visa. Upon researching ...
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Applying for a UK Tourist Visa from outside country of origin

I am an Indian citizen, studying in the USA on an F1 visa that expires in 2019. I was hoping to visit England for a couple of weeks on my way back home to India in June, but I do not have a valid UK ...
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UK transit visa under processing; change of travel dates?

I have applied for a UK transit Visa, which is still under processing. Meanwhile my travel date is within 3 days… Will there be an issue If I change the air tickets and hotel bookings (since I did not ...
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UK transit visa required post December 2014 changes in visa rules? [duplicate]

My Parents are travelling from India to Usa on Jan 20th, 2015. They have Indian passports & a valid US Visa(B1/B2). Travelling with British Airways & have 7 hours layover in Heathrow, London. ...
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Landed briefly in London for 9 hrs, can I return to the UK again without going home (Australia) first?

I hold an Australian passport and stopped in London on the way to Malta for 9 hrs and got passport stamped. Have been in Malta since. Can I return if it has been over 90 days?
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From what point on the earth's surface could you view the most UK counties?

Investigating from where you could view the most UK counties is what prompted my previous question on the US - I know you can view up to eight counties from the Malvern Hills, and a number of travel ...
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I have a 16 hour layover in Heathrow London [closed]

I'm travelling from the USA to Madeira Portugal and I have a layover for 16 hours. I was wondering if I need a Visa in order to stay the night in a hotel at the airport in terminal 4? This is the ...
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Why do some ferries (like Liverpool to Dublin) only allow passengers with a vehicle?

In a trip some time ago I was in London and my next stop was supposed to be Dublin. A friend of mine had just moved to Liverpool and I discovered there was a ferry from Liverpool to Dublin. I thought ...
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How do I pay UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) on my flight to the UK?

I am Indian citizen travelling to UK for two weeks (Business Trip) with my wife (General Visitor). Our itinerary is India -> Doha -> London -> Doha -> India. I just read about UK Air Passenger ...
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Is it a sign of being gay if a male wears a white trousers in the UK?

Long story short, we were a group of people on a short visit to London, one of us (a male) wore white jeans, then an European woman from the group told him that it is a sign of being gay to wear white ...
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Have UK visa but couldn't travel; can I extend my stay to the full visa length?

I have 6 months of UK visa but due to few family emergencies couldn't travel for 4 months. Now only 2 months left, but I want to stay there for 6 months, how can I do that. Do I have to apply for ...
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London Bus Map app offline

I'm in London for 5 days and I'll travel with only tram&buses. I need to find an off-line app (Android || iPhone) which can display bus map; It would be a plus if I can plan a journey with it. ...
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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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Can I use my UK provisional Driving Licence as a residence permit?

Actually I want to apply for Turkey electronic visa. Moreover as per their requirement I should got valid residence permit of UK or valid schengen vise. I have valid provisional driving license ...
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UK visitor and work visa

Next month my boyfriend is coming to work in the UK on a Tier 5 sportsperson visa sponsored by his employer. However he wants to come as a tourist before his work visa starts. From Argentina, he is a ...
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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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Going to Amsterdam via the UK when previously denied entry to UK

I was stopped twice on 2 different occasions coming into the UK back in 2011 and again in 2012. The first time I was coming from Spain; I was randomly picked out of the line. They checked my Facebook ...
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No exit stamp on leaving Schengen area from Budapest to UK

I'm a Georgian national holding a multiple entry Schengen visa. Last summer I was traveling to Hungary, spent a few days there, then flew to the UK. The Hungarian border official did NOT stamp my ...
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How can I work out the price of a UK bus fare online?

I find it vexing and confusing that, while I can get a price for any train ticket, coach ticket, plane ticket, taxi fare etc., there's no obvious way to look up the price of a bus ticket. First - who ...
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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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How to get a bank account in UK (without proof of address)? [closed]

About 10 years ago I took a contract job in UK (IT consulting) and found out after getting there that some banks were not willing to give me a bank account without proof of address. I did not have a ...
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Scotland in one week: What to see and do?

I'm planning to visit Scotland this August with some friends, but we only have one week. We have already made a sketch of our trip and so far we have in mind to visit Glasgow, Stirling, Kyle Of ...
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How to track my UK Visa Application Status?

I have applied Tier 2 visa on 20th Aug and I have opted for SMS Facility in Chennai. First day I got an SMS from VFS Team stating application forwarded to Embassy. Today is the 10th working day and I ...
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Do I need a transit Visa when changing terminals in LHR(UK)? [duplicate]

I am Indian national, residing in Qatar. I am traveling to the US through London Heathrow (UK). My stopover at Heathrow is approx. 4 hours, before proceeding to US on same day of my arrival. I will ...
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Re-entering the US from Mexico [duplicate]

I came to the US from the UK on September 1st and spent the full 90 days travelling round under the VWP and an ESTA. After my 90 days were up I have come to Mexico, where I will be spending 6 weeks in ...
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Going to Italy for 2 days then back to UK for 4 days then to France for 2 weeks. Which embassy should I apply to for my Schengen visa?

I've got a dilemma. I am going on my holiday to France for two weeks in July but few days before that I need to fly to Italy for 2 days. So my traveling plan is: going to Italy for two days then back ...
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Exchange Euros to Pounds before or after arriving in UK [duplicate]

I'm going to travel from Faro, Portugal to Edimburgh in the UK. Can I get better rates in exchanging Euro to Pounds here in Portugal, before travelling or would it be better to do it in Scotland when ...
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UK Direct Air-side Transits Visa processing time

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. I am having a doubt in processing time of Direct Air-side Transits Visa ...
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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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Direct Airside Transit Visa or Schengen visa first?

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. But my problem is which one should be obtained first. Schengen visa or DAT ...
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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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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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Do I need to get a DATV to transit through the UK on a F1 visa? [duplicate]

Need some advice regarding my travel to India this holiday season. I am an Indian national, currently in the US on a F1 visa. I am working full-time with an IT consulting firm as part of my OPT. I ...
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DATV visa application address

I decided to apply for a DATV visa for my upcoming trip from SAN to LHR to Munich to LHR to Chennai, India. I have an Indian passport with a valid F1 and Schengen visa! I looked at the UK website, ...
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Can anyone say what will be the procedure need for visiting visa to come to UK for my cousin?

I'm EU citizen I want to bring my cousin who is working in Muscat for a visit to UK. Can anyone say what will be the procedure to bring him?
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Where can I buy egg and chips near Glasgow Central?

Arriving in Glasgow Central station on the sleeper, I'd like to have breakfast and, for preference, egg and chips or failing that a vegetarian cooked breakfast of some kind that would include eggs. ...
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How am I able to smoke at Heathrow during a 13-hour layover as a South African citizen? Can I exit passport control?

I am flying Virgin Atlantic from the USA back home to South Africa. I have a 13-hour layover at Heathrow airport. Will I be able to pass through passport control to be able to go smoke in the ...
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Transit Visa in the UK? [duplicate]

A friend from Jamaica is visiting me in Nigeria. He has a valid US visa. His return flight is from Lagos to London Heathrow, and then London Gatwick to Kingston, all on British Airways. He will be ...
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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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Travel time from Heathrow to King's Cross [duplicate]

What's the travel time, by tube, from Heathrow to King's Cross Station in London and how often does the tube run between those locations?
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What are “Signal Failures” on The Tube and why do they happen so often?

As a Londoner, my tube journeys are often delayed by "signal failures". What constitutes a signal failure? How do they occur? Why do they happen so often? Why can't they be effectively ...
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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 does it take the UK embassy to grant tourist visa?

I will be in Denmark soon and I was wanting to apply for a tourist visa to UK from Copenhagen. What is the duration the embassy will need to give me a visa. Usually it says 2 weeks, is it reliable?
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Getting medicine from the UK for a UK/US dual citizen living in the US

My dad has developed a lung disease and the cost of medicine in the US is very expensive. He wants me to ask if he is entitled at any medicines from the UK. I told him I would ask the question, does ...
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Traveling from Mexico to Amman; do I need a transit visa for CDG or LHR?

I am a Jordanian citizen living in Mexico. I will be traveling from Mexico to Amman, Jordan. Do I need a transit visa for CDG or LHR? I have less than a 24 hour layover.
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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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Refusal of Family Visa

My daughter in law who has been a British Citizen for over 7 years wanted her brother and sister to come on a visit to see our family in the UK over the Christmas holiday. We as a family have told ...
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Do I need a Schengen Visa if I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2

I'm a Turkish citizen and do I need to have a Schengen Visa for short visits to countries which are inside the Schengen Area If I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2? I wasn't able to find ...
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How can I see currency exchange rates?

I need to know how many pounds I can get from my dollars? I need to know it before traveling, since I want to make a plan before going to London, and everything is in pounds and euros... Also, which ...