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

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Electronic medical devices through British airport security

I heard that British airport security had a policy of disposing of electronic equipment if you were unable to prove that you can turn them on. Is this true? What if I am carrying a spare insulin pump ...
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Visit the UK with Schengen tourist short-stay visa

I'm Russian, and I have touristic (C-type) Schengen Schengen short stay visa. I want to know, can I stay for some period in UK without getting UK visa, or it is not possible (I heard about 36 hours ...
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How do you drive a British car? Is it with the left hand and foot or right? [duplicate]

So, I'm an American. I'm right-handed and I drive on the right side of the road :) My clutch is the pedal furthest to the left, followed (from left to right) by the brake and the gas. I use my ...
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Do I need a visa to stay at a hotel close to Heathrow before connecting to a flight to Vancouver, Canada? [duplicate]

My daughter and I are travelling to Vancouver, Canada through Heathrow but staying all night to get connected. I have a valid multi-entry visa to the UK that I obtained for previous travel, but my ...
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Is my Turkish Driving License valid in the UK?

I have a B category driving licence which I obtained in Turkey. Do you know if my Turkish driving licence is valid in the UK? It was issued both in Turkish and English. If not, what kind of steps I ...
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Name of British Museum Exhibit on objects of civil disobedience?

I heard on NPR (or BBC) a few weeks ago that there is museum exhibit showing items over the years that were used or iconic of revolution and civil disobedience. I have been looking all over the ...
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Switching from a tourist to student visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I have absolutely racked Google trying to figure this out, and I'm not allowed to seek advice from my uni or embassy about it! I have been accepted into the University of Bristol for a 6 month ...
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Mastercard Black travel Insurance in UK

My mother in law is traveling to the UK (Britain and Scotland) and bought her ticket using a master card black. I know this means she is covered by the master card black insurance. Will this be enough ...
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Do I need a Schengen visa if I have a UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport? [duplicate]

I have UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport. Should I apply for a Schengen visa if I have to travel to Portugal?
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa, I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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uk visa but couldn't travel

I am from Nigeria, and I have UK visa to visit for 6 months. I didn't use it to travel because I am pregnant and due for delivery. My doctor says I can't travel. Will I be able to get another visa ...
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UK resident reentering UK on NZ passport as UK passport is being renewed [duplicate]

So I have to travel out of the UK using my NZ passport, as my UK passport is at the UK passport office. Will they only give me a tourist visa on my NZ passport? What happens when this expires? Or can ...
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40 days left to my UK visa will I be allowed to enter?

My general visitor type visa will expire in 18th august 2014 and i will not be able to travel before 10th of July because of me being busy at work, I have been in the UK few months back for 5 days and ...
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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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South African with Netherlands residence permit wanting to travel to UK

I am a South African wanting to travel to UK I have a residence permit valid till 2015 April for the Netherlands, this allows multiple access in Schengen countries, do I need a visa to visit the UK?
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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I am a UK state pensioner (dual citizenship) now living in Canada returning for a 3 week visit to UK - will NHS cover me?

I am a UK state pensioner living in canada with Dual citizenship. will the NHS cover me during my 3 week trip to the UK starting 22 June? I will travel with my Canadian passport
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Transporting meat from the UK to the US

So I'm in the UK right now and will be returning to the US in a few days and would like to bring back a particular foodstuff with me (sausage) to share with someone. Is this possible and if so, how? I ...
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travel to schengen countries more than once from UK [duplicate]

If I have multiple entry visa for schengen and i am Indian staying in UK can i travel to schengen countries more than once from UK till the VISA is valid?
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Where am I able to do my laundry in the Peak District?

Where am I able to do my laundry in the Peak District, if my accommodation doesn't provide laundry services?
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I and my family (wife and kid) will be travelling from US to India via UK. We have a 2 hour layover at London Heathrow and arriving/departing from the same terminal (5). I had an F1 (student visa) for ...
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UK medical Insurance [duplicate]

I am 70 years of age, born in U.K., but now Canadian citizen. I receive a pension from U.K. (Senior Citizen). Do I need medical insurance to visit U.K. for 3 weeks?
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UK visa exemptions residence permit EEA [duplicate]

Do i need a transit visa for a flight that goes from Belgium to Ecuador and has a stop on London? I have a Belgian Residence Permit valid for a year because I'm a student, I have only the Residence ...
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UK tourist visa refused 3 times. Need to get there for flight home

Around 3 years ago I applied for a temporary working visa for the UK, but it got rejected because I lied to the police once and had some old DUI charges. So I never went to the UK. I recently arrived ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa in addition to an Italian work permit to change terminals at LHR?

I am an Indian by nationality and have an Italian work permit (which corresponds to a residence permit). I am travelling back to India via London Heathrow Airport. I have a layover there for less than ...
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valid UK visa in canceled passport [duplicate]

I have to travel to London later this month. But I just got my passport renewed and so the passport which contains my visa is now canceled. I have all the old passports and my existing fresh one too. ...
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Transit Visa from Peru to Italy

I am traveling from Peru to Italy via London Heathrow on August 25. I will be at LHR on 26 August at 2 pm and departing at 8 pm. I'm an Peruvian national and have a valid Schengen student visa. Do I ...
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Can I enter the UK as a tourist then on a student visa?

I am an Australian student going on exchange to the UK for six months. I am intending on travelling prior to the commencement of my studies. As a condition of my student visa I am unable to enter the ...
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Canadian Driver renting a car in the UK

Do I need to get an international licence to rent a car in the UK?
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UK Transit visa from Zimbabwe to LAX

Do I need a transit visa for uk when travelling from Zimbabwe to Los Angeles by air, layover less than 24 hours in London
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Do i need a transit visa through London from India to Toronto [duplicate]

I am going to Toronto from India. But I have to change my Flight at a London airport. Do I need a transit visa? My connecting flight is from same airport but different terminal.
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Is it possible to apply for UK transit visa in Heathrow on arrival?

My parents are travelling from Bombay to Copenhagen via Heathrow. They are Indian citizens, and have a Schengen visa - type C to enter Denmark with. Like a stupid fool I have not applied for a transit ...
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Going to UK for 1 night with only 3 days left on visa

I have been in/out visiting the UK. I am planning to go to the UK again on August 24 just to join the one day tennis tournament and back to Ireland the next day, the 25th of August, but my UK visa ...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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Drop-off child with accompanied UK visa

I was supposed to leave for Scotland with a group of children for a course tonight, but upon reaching the airport I was told that my visa was an Accompanied Child visa, and I could not travel without ...
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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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Can I get in to London after being deported in Ireland?

I got deported from Ireland (Cork Airport) last year. The letter states: MR FERNANDEZ THIS IS TO INFORM THE PERSON TO WHOM NOTICE IS ADDRESSED THAT HE IS BEING REFUSED PERMISSION TO LAND IN ...
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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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It is possible to travel from London, England to Detroit, USA using a British convention travel document?

My friend wants to travel with me on a trip to Detroit. The problem is he only has a 1951 convention travel document as he is an Iranian refugee and has been living in the UK for four years. Also ...
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What kinds of documentation does a US citizen need to enter the UK on a tourist visa?

I am a US citizen travelling to the UK for tourism. What kinds of documentation do I need to make sure that I have have with me when I get to passport control to make sure I get a visa on arrival?
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How to get a UK visa while also travelling as a Chinese citizen

I am a Chinese citizen, and I currently live and work in Germany. I have been invited for a job interview in the UK on the 21st of July. Unfortunately I need to get a UK visa to travel there, and I ...
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Riding on a narrowboat in London

I think it would be interesting to ride on a narrowboat for maybe an hour or two. Unfortunately, I do not know how one would go about arranging this. Ideally I'd like to be able to leave from London ...
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Why is the British passport the most valuable despite colonization? [closed]

I was checking out Wikipedia and I could see a British passport entitles to visa-free or visa-on-arrival for 173 countries despite colonization by the British. While USA ranks 2nd with 172 countries. ...
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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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“Proof of foreign residence” for BritRail?

What kind of "proof of foreign residence" is accepted/expected for a BritRail pass, which is only available to non-UK residents? The conditions for the pass say that I have to provide such a proof ...
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Transit visa requirements while traveling from US to India with stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt

I'm an Indian passport holder traveling from US to India with transit stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt (my flight is ORD–LHR–FRA–BLR). I have a valid US H1 visa, and my transits in both London and ...
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Travelling from a UK airport, can I use a plastic bag with a zip for bringing liquids into my carry-on luggage?

I bought one of these from Sainsbury's (UK): http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/travel-toiletries/sainsburys-travel-organiser It's a clear plastic bag, kind of like a pencil case, with a ...
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Transit in Heathrow with an Italian student visa

I am an Indian citizen travelling from India to Italy on a student visa via the UK. My flight stops at Heathrow for 2.30 hours. Will I be required to have a transit visa?