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

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Can I get a Schengen visa because of having the UK student visa?

I have an Iranian citizenship and I am living in Turkey. I am a self-employed i.e. have had 45% share of an active company (the other shares are for other members of my family). As I decided to ...
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Do Indian documents need to be endorsed by the Ministry of External Affairs when applying for a UK Visitor Visa?

I am applying for UK standard visa from India to meet my husband living in the UK. I already have my passport with my husband's name endorsed. The VFS agency has asked for my marriage certificate. ...
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Traveling to the UK for business: do I need to show proof of funds?

I'm from Manila, Philippines and might be travelling to UK for business and training purposes for 4 to 6 weeks. Just want to know if we are required to show money or provide bank transactions? (Ex: ...
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Best SIM option for UK and Italy?

My partner is Italian and we live in the UK. We frequently travel to Italy. We'd like to have a phone that we can use to call Italy affordably from the UK, and use in Italy to contact both Italian ...
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Kicked out of hotel in morning when booking through booking agency (asked to pay for extra day)

I am from UK, I went to travel agent website and booked holiday (flights + hotel), today is the last day and my flight is 22:30. In the morning we went to the city to have some lunch and when we came ...
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What can I do with my UK Transit Visa? [duplicate]

Hope you could help me. I am a Philippine Passport holder. I am currently working in Trinidad and Tobago. For my one month vacation, I am planning to pass through the Trinidad-London-Dubai-...
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Does a US Green Card holder with Iranian Passport need to obtain UK Visa?

I am a US Green Card holder with Iranian Passport, Living in US for couple of months, wanna visit my friends in UK for a week, Do I need to obtain UK Visa? If yes, How can I apply for that? Online ...
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Help a nervous flyer plan routes that minimise flight changes and time spent in the air

I'm new here! I'm just looking for some advice and some guidance. So, I feel like it's just better if I cut to the chase. I'm from Scotland and this year I was accepted to study abroad in the USA ...
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What to show as proof of accommodation when applying for a UK visitor visa?

I am applying for UK Visa and for the accommodation I have confirmed the reservation of a hotel through bookings.com. I also received an email regarding the same, under PAY AT THE HOTEL option. I ...
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Indian applying for UK tourist visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian but living in France for the last 2 years. I have a French residence permit and would like to apply for a UK Tourist visa. Is it possible? Has anyone done it? If so, how long did the ...
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Indian Citizen on F1 Visa in the US; Is it possible to apply for a UK tourist visa from India? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student currently on an F1 Student Visa in the US and I have been staying in the US for the past 9 months. I am planning to travel to India on the 30th of April and then visit the UK on ...
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Apply for UK visa while not in my home country

Can I apply for UK Standard Visitor Visa from any place in the world? I'm an Egyptian citizen and would like to apply in Germany/France/Japan/etc, etc.
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Non-EU national with Irish residence permit. Can I visit UK? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national with Irish residence permit. Can I visit the UK without visa? I plan to visit the London for 1 week. I know that Irish citizens can visit UK without any restrictions, ...
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Ireland and Scotland Car Hire [duplicate]

My family and I are travelling from Australia in about a month. We would like to hire a car from Dublin airport, drive north to Belfast, take it over to Scotland ( via ferry - no other way) and then ...
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Strategy while applying for visa to UK 2nd time ( after first refusal )

I applied for visa around 2 months ago. Unfortunately got refused because of a missing document. Here's is the full context - India to UK Business VISA refused due to wording issues My previous visa ...
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Rights regarding airline schedule change

12 of us booked flights with Thomas Cook airlines to travel from Manchester to Dalaman. A month or so after booking we were notified that instead of departing at 9am our flight had been changed to 6am....
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Is transit visa required for below itinerary for Indian passport holder [duplicate]

My friend is a Indian passport holder studying in the US and wants to visit family for 2 months on vacation. She has a student visa. I am opting for following itinerary and want to know whether a ...
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UK visa type to attend conference and training in London

I'd like to visit London for a week to attend a conference (2-3 days) and a short 3-day non-recreational training course. (1) What is the correct type of visa (and subtype) for activities listed ...
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Is a Network Railcard valid for East Coast Trains services between London and Stevenage?

In the UK, the Network Railcard is a rather handy railcard for people travelling off-peak in the "South East" (FSVO South East being rather broader than you might expect!). You generally only need to ...
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UK visa refused under Appendix V 4.2

I had applied for UK visa recently and it got refused. My trip was funded by my brother in law and my dad so, financially it should be no problem. The reason for refusal were as follows. I have ...
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Change of job recently prior to applying UK visa [closed]

I would like to know, if someone takes a new job within 3 months prior to applying for UK visit visa, is there any specific rule for that? I have browsed in Google but couldn't find appropriate answer....
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Can my wife leave the UK while on a spouse visa?

I'm recently married. I was born here in the UK. My wife lives with me and has an Indian passport and spouse visa. We are looking at going on holiday back to India. Is she allowed to leave the country ...
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Travelling to UK with expired US Immigrant Visa

I am planning to travel to UK for business and training purposes (Company initiated). I've been staying here in the Philippines for 6 years (still a Filipino citizen). Now, I went to US around Oct ...
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Long-distance relationship: Going to UK for 6 months [closed]

I'm planning to go to london for 6 months to visit my boyfriend. As a singaporean i don't have to apply for a visa and can just be in london on a normal social visit visa but i'm afraid of getting ...
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entering in uk without visa travling from india to us,on virgin atlantic airline and layover is less than 24 hours [duplicate]

facts are- 1 traveling from delhi - los angles. 2 having us b1-b2 visa 3 travel through Virgin atlantic 4 lay over time 23 hours. 5 landing on the day and take off on next date. 6 heathrow air port is ...
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Asking for VAT refund on online purchases in Europe [closed]

I want to buy some goods (around 700 pounds worth - a camera, a gpu and an ssd) from Amazon UK. As I am living in Europe right now (residence in Ireland) is it possible to ask for a VAT refund, even ...
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Simultaneously applying for Schengen and UK tourist visas as an Indian citizen

I am planning to go to UK and visit European countries on visitor visa, can we apply visa simultaneously in one application ?
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UK Tier 2 Visa - Reenter UK after visa expiry [closed]

I am a Malaysian and I have a Tier 2 Skilled Migrant visa that will be expiring on April 20 and I plan to leave on 15 April to go for a vacation in Poland before I leave Europe for good and go home to ...
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UK Tier 2 visa - passport validity requirements on a reentry

If a person (friend of mine) holds a Tier 2 UK visa (actually, a spouse variant of Tier 2) and their passport is expiring within a couple of month - can that person still exit and enter the UK freely ...
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Entering and leaving the UK on the day of visa expiry

I will be entering the UK in the morning and leaving in the evening of my multiple entry visa expiry date as I have a 12 hr layover in LHR. Will I be granted entry if I have my itinerary showing that ...
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UK tourist visa refused: no proof of leaving [duplicate]

I would like to travel to uk at my cousins place for a short holiday during my vacation. My sponsor has provided me with all of his documents. I got my visa rejected due to no proof of leaving the UK ...
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Use of expired French ID to travel to the UK for 2 weeks

A friend of mine is planning to come to London in April but she knows that her French ID expires while she is here. As far as the French authorities is concerned an expired ID card is still valid for ...
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Can the validity start date of my UK visitor visa be changed to an earlier date? [duplicate]

I got my standard visitor visa for UK stamped and it starts from 15th April. But my flight will be reaching London on 14th April 7AM local time(due to my mistake of overlooking dates). I think airline ...
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I reapplied for a UK visa how long will it take?

My visa was denied. I applied for a family visa instead of a tourism visa (like an idiot hides in shame). How long will it take to process if I reapply as I don't want to change my flight.
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Questions about Visit Visa to the UK [closed]

I am in the process of making an application to visit the UK as a tourist. I have already filled in the online application and am ready to submit. I will be attending my friend's bachelor party and ...
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How to maintain 6 months bank statements for UK visit visa? [duplicate]

I am a doctor and I want to give my plab 2 exam in the UK. As I am a recent graduate my father is supporting me financially. He is a retired government officer who gets pension, rents from his ...
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UK Visa while on short-term Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen visiting Germany for tourism on short-term (3 months)Schengen Visa. While in Germany, can I apply for a UK Tourism Visa in Germany (Munich/Duesseldorf)? I appreciate your ...
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Missing a flight because applied for UK visa and do not have my passport

This Sunday (31st of May) I have an important flight to Switzerland from Sweden. Unfortunately, I applied a bit late for UK student visitor visa (today is 7th business day) and I do not have my ...
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Meaning of from in “bank statements or payslips from the last N months” [duplicate]

The UK immigration requires "bank statements or payslips from the last 6 months" for a standard visitor visa. I cannot understand this usage of the word "from". Oxford dictionaries give many ...
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Visa requirement during a layover in Heathrow airport [duplicate]

I am a Philippines passport holder and I have a long layover at Heathrow Airport traveling from Chicago to Kuala Lumpur. My layover is about 8 hours. Would I need a visa to explore London (central ...
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I want to travel to the UK for visit but my visa was previously denied.. wondering if I will have problems getting into the country?

So I went into the UK in OCT'15 coming from work in Japan and came to UK to see work clients. I didn't have a return flight but they still granted me to come in with a letter from my work. No issues. ...
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Do they have to take checked suitcase off the airplane, if passenger does not show up at the gate? [duplicate]

Is it correct, that if the passenger checks in a suitcase - but never shows up at the gate - they have to take the suitcase off the plane before take-off? Is this a regulatory issue - or is it a ...
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What does the letter “A” signify at the end of the expiry date on a British rail ticket?

I just bought a 7 day season ticket this morning when I noticed the letter "A" at the end of the expiry date. The last time I bought the same ticket on the same route, there was no letter. Does this ...
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Can you leave the UK on a non-UK passport if you're eligible for one?

I have a fairly convoluted situation: I'm a British national currently resident in Bermuda. I have a Brazilian passport and also up until recently a British passport. Earlier this month I lost my ...
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Are there any submarine group trips originating from The UK?

I would like to try travelling on a submarine, is there such trips for a reasonable price? Google results showed only this ridiculously expensive offer Sailing the seas in a luxury submarine By ...
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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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Places to ski in Ireland (or UK)

During the last years I learnt to ski and I find it very entertaining. Now there is the possibility for me to move to Ireland and I was wondering if there exist some places where you can ski in the ...
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Do i need to book flights before applying Schengen Visa [Indian with UK Tier2 VISA] [duplicate]

Apologies first if i am asking a duplicate question but i was unable to find anything specific for my case. I am an Indian currently having a UK Tier2 ICT (Work VISA). I am planning to Visit(on ...
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Concerns regarding UK Border Control and no job

So I am graduating from college this May, and to celebrate I'm going to Scotland to visit my girlfriend for nearly 2 months. I've been to the UK three times before, have never had any issues, and have ...
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Realising you made a mistake in completing the visa application form

Please what do you do after realising you have made some mistakes in completing your visa application questions after you have printed out the forms? Can I cross out and write the right answer and ...