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

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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 ...
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Do Iranians need a transit visa at London Heathrow or Frankfurt airports? [duplicate]

I am an International student with Iranian nationality studying in Canada, I am traveling (as a visit) to Iran and I'll come back one month after; first from Montreal to London Heathrow with less than ...
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Cancelled uk visa at the point of entry (with Removal form IS82C)

I was granted a 2 year UK visa but was denied entry when I got to London Airport because there was a Ghana stamp on my old passport that is fake. The 2 years UK visa is on my new passport. I was ...
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Travel to Ireland and the UK 3 weeks before passport expiration [duplicate]

My USA passport expires two weeks after my planned return from a one week trip. The trip starts in Chicago and lands in Dublin, Ireland we stay for three days and take a domestic flight to the UK. ...
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Are UK entry stamps considered visas?

I am in the process of applying for a UK work visa. The visa application asks me to list all the visas issued to me by the UK in the last 10 years. I have traveled to the UK as a tourist in the last ...
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Work permit (Tier 2) - Impact on schengen application (nonEU)

I have a Work Permit (Tier 2) for the UK for 2 years, and would like to travel to various countries in Europe whenever possible during this time. I have no EU Family Members. Would I be able to ...
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Non-EU citizen applying UK visa, return ticket from France, should I book a return from UK for UK visa appliation?

I'm a non-EU citizen, I have valid Schengen and USA visa at the moment. (I also had many Schengen visas before). I'm going on a trip next month but my flights are first one to London and return from ...
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Where might I find the best rates to exchange money in Glasgow?

I'm travelling to Glasgow and I am looking for the place with the best rates. I want to change EUR to GBP. I've been searching on the Internet but I can't find what is the best way to do it. Some ...
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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 Philippines 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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Do I require a UK transit visa when travelling home from the US more than 6 months after last entering the US?

I am an Indian citizen, living in the US on a H1B. I am transiting through the UK. My bags will be checked through, I don't need to change airports, and all I need to do is change terminals in ...
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How many visas will this itinerary require?

I am an Indian citizen, living in the US on a H1B visa, have the following itinerary - Going to India via London on December 24th, staying at the Heathrow airport for 3 hours. (Assume that if I ...
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Getting a Tourist visa after a Student visa

I did see a very similar question to this but it applied to working visas not student visas, but my situation is that I will be studying in France next year for 5-6 months using a student visa. Can I ...
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Do I need both a UK visa and a Schengen visa?

I am a Filipino Citizen working in Qatar and have a valid Residence Permit. I am planning to visit my wife's sister in the UK, and afterwards we are planning a Schengen tour with the other family ...
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May I re-enter UK on a marriage visa that is about to expire? [closed]

In my Philippine passport I have a marriage visa for the UK valid until the end of the year. May I return to the UK on that visa before it expires? Me and my fiance haven't had a chance to get married ...
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US wife visiting me in the UK - what to tell the immigration officer?

I am an Indian national currently residing in the UK. My wife is a US citizen. She will be visiting me in the UK soon. What should she tell the immigration officer? Does she tell him/her that we are ...
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Does my visa expire along with my passport?

I have a Philippine passport and with a visa. My passport expired on the 23rd of August. If I renew that, do I need to renew my visa as well? My visa is a settlement visa to join my parents and stay ...
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Do I need UK Transit Visa from India to USA with valid US Visa [duplicate]

I will be travelling to Phoenix, USA via London with valid US Visa and onwards journey boarding pass with Indian Passport. I have 18+ hours layover in London. I want to know How likely is to get the ...
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Can I collect post at / near Heathrow airport (on a Saturday)?

This coming weekend, I have a moderate layover in Heathrow airport. As long as there's no big delays, I should have a few hours spare. At the same time, I've realised there's some papers I need for ...
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UK visa required or not, for an American on a long-ish trip?

I am an American trying to get a tourist visa but I am confused. The UK visa and immigration says that I do not need a visa for a 180 day (6 month) visit, but the General visa description says that I ...
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Using emergency US passport to leave/enter UK while UKBA is reviewing my visa

I am a US expat living in the UK. I am currently renewing my UK visa, but I need to travel during the process. The US London Embassy says If your current U.S. passport is being held by the UK ...
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Entering France on German issued Schengan Visa (South African Passport)

I have a South African passport and valid visa's for the UK and Schengen. My trip is that Im going to UK for a week then to Germany for 2 weeks after that. Itinerary is that Im staying in Germany for ...
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Apply for new UK tourist visa from home while current one is still valid?

I would like to know if it is possible to apply for a new UK visitors visa in your home country (Nigeria) two weeks before old one expires. The reason is because I have to be back in the Uk in the ...
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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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Is it possible to travel from Ireland to England on a student visa

I would be traveling to Ireland for Studies on Student Visa. My course is of one year. I want to know, if its permitted to travel from Ireland to England on student visa for a short trip. May be few ...
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Family visitor visa rejected, should I apply for dependent visa? [closed]

My husband got a working visa (TIER 2 (INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER) VISA TYPE: SHORT-TERM STAFF MIGRANT, UP TO 1 YEAR) upto april. So I applied for a family visitor visa (in September) for six months. I ...
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Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?

We'll be spending a couple weeks this summer in the UK (Scotland and London), then a week in Ireland. Is there any slang common in the United States that we be best avoided in either country? For ...
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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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Afghan citizen on a tier 4 student visa in the UK. Can I travel to France on my Schengen visa a week before it expires? [duplicate]

I am an Afghan citizen, a student on a tier 4 visa in the UK. I have a Schengen visa which will expire in a week. Can I travel to France for 2 days before my visa expires?
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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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Is a holder of a German unlimited residence permit allowed to work in the UK? [closed]

I am asking for a friend who is interested to take up employment for a company who requires her service for max 6 weeks in a year. She will remain in Germany most of the time. So is it possible for ...
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Cost of UK visa in Netherlands for a South African citizen?

I am an Au Pair in the Netherlands and want to go visit family in the UK. How much would a visa cost me? And will I be able to apply from Netherlands as I can't apply from home country (South Africa)
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Sources of Authenticated Official information about carrying camping gas canisters on UK public transport

Asking a question in the similar/parallel league with this one here, I plan to carry my own portable either Propane or White Gas stove when I do a part of the E2 trail. There are official ...
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Driving non-GB registered car inside Low Emission Zone (London)

Almost all of greater London area is Low Emission Zone. That means, that older diesel cars are not allowed into the zone, or must face high fee (up to 200£ / day). The LEZ does not apply to cars ...
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Money at UK border control

If I'm travelling to the UK for a couple of days as a visitor: do I need to have cash on me? if I only show my bank cards will I be asked to withdraw to prove I have funds? do I need a bank ...
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US citizen husband visiting me in the UK

My husband (US citizen) is coming over from November 4th until Jan 21st 2015. Can we take a cruise holiday in Spain and then return to the UK for the remainder of his visit?
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What is the duty-free allowance limit when purchasing electronics in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am planning to travel from UK to Hong Kong and buy there some electronics (either iPhone, iPad or Mac mini‎). Then I'm travel by air to Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and back to UK. ...
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Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? but I have a valid multiple visiting visa for UK

Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? I'm from Sri Lanka and I got 6 months multiple visit visa for UK and 1 month Schengen tourist visa for Italy. my plan was to visit my sister in ...
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Any cash machine in central London which can dispense £5?

I'm sure travellers to the United Kingdom carrying an overseas/non-UK debit card can relate to this question. Most cash machines start dispensing starting from £10 and in multiples of £10. That means ...
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Where to stay for London nightlife?

For those looking to travel to London and enjoy the nightlife, where would be the best area to stay? Requirements are nearby bars, alcohol and 20-something crowd all preferably within walking ...
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How many electronics can I take with me when I travel from USA to the UK

I will travel in USA net week and some of my friends asked me to buy Iphone6 for them. Maybe I have to take 5 Iphone6 with me when I am going back. Is that possible? What if I open them all and active ...
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Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?

I'm a US citizen traveling through Europe visa-free. I started my trip in Spain and got an entry stamp there. Later, I took the IDBUS from France to the UK and got an exit stamp from France and an ...
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Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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How can my aunt obtain a UK visa while in the US?

My aunt is currently visiting the USA, but now has a need to visit London. Is it possible for her to get a visa to the UK while in the USA, and if so how? Or must she return to India to get a UK visa? ...
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How to use sink with separate hot/cold taps?

I just traveled to Ireland. I was amazed to find that water sinks (at home, restaurants and public) have separate taps for hot and cold water. If you use only the cold water, your hands freeze. If ...
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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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UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
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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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Is the “Young Driver Surcharge” fee the same for all car rental companies in the UK?

I am a 21 year old with almost 2 year old driving license. I'm going to the UK, and want to rent a car for several days, however when I searched for a rental car, I saw that 35-40 GBP were added as ...