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

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UK visitor Visa for a Non-EU national working in Germany [duplicate]

I am basically from India and working in Germany on a work permit. I would like to know, am I eligible to apply for a UK Visitor visa in Germany UK embassy?
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Can I get a UK Visa at short notice?

My Husband has won a contest in his office and they are taking him to London from India for 5 days on 7th April 2016. I want to go with him but his office is not doing any arrangement for me, so we ...
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Refused 'Leave to Enter' at Gatwick Airport UK (and subsequently removed)

I recently (Mar 9, 2016) arrived in Gatwick Airport on a visit from the United States (intended 1-1.5 months), mistakenly requesting a visa length of 3 months (I thought visas were issued on a 3 or 6 ...
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Bringing a lock knife into the UK with British Airways

Can I bring a lock knife I want to buy in the US into the UK in my luggage? the blade is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long - you can buy the same knife in the UK but at twice the price?
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Accompanied Visa (Child) Travelling Without Parent

i am supposed to be traveling to the UK tomorrow, but my visa is an accompanied visa by my mom. My mom is already in the UK (she had to leave early). I just wanted to know if i am going to be allowed ...
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Will a UK ban affect other visa applications?

I was banned for a year in the UK and that ban has been passed and removed from the UK. Will this have implication on any other visa that I apply to other countries?
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Do I need a UK transit visa? [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK (London Heathrow) in my way somewhere else (USA with a USA tourist visa)? I'm going to arrive and depart in the same terminal (2). And I'm non-EU but I ...
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Refusal of a UK Standard Visitor Visa (no economic ties)

I have applied for my mother to visit me and my children in the UK for six months and the application has been refused. The decision I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am ...
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UK car short term insurance of a non-UK car

I want to borrow a car of a friend in the UK on a regular, but only daily basis for traveling. I searched the internet for possible short term insurances. The car is registered in a EU country (...
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How much does a taxi from Southampton to London cost?

I am looking for the best option and I found a website https://www.londondrivers.com/southampton-london/ and the price is 105 GBP ... Is this price correct? EDIT ADDED from comment posted as answer:...
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UK Visitor visa refused (deception on prior convictions, 10 year ban), can I reapply immediately?

I'm a US permanent resident (30+ years), I applied for a UK visitor visa. There was a question concerning whether I had ever been "convicted" of a crime. I plead guilty to a crime in 1997 (white ...
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Application for UK standard Visa

I would like to visit my friend in the UK for 2 weeks holidays in March. I am employed have an online business and have a 3 year old baby who I am the primary carer. I also own land in Kenya. This ...
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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Is the UK planning to charge fees for application status checks?

People who have a pending application with UKVI can experience stress, impatience, worry, or even "post-submission anxiety". So status checking has become a popular outlet. Internally, UKVI only has ...
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How soon can I re-apply for a UK visa after getting a refusal? [closed]

I am from Nigeria and I'm doing a one year Internship program with The Marriott hotel in Wisconsin, I applied for the UK visitor visa two weeks ago to visit my fiance who lives and work in the UK, but ...
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Which “travel vaccinations” are available for free with the NHS in the UK?

NHS GP surgeries and clinics provide vaccinations for travel for free, but for only certain kinds of diseases. Is there a comprehensive list of which "travel vaccinations" will be covered by the NHS (...
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Can I travel to Ireland seperately on the BIVS Scheme after an initial trip to the UK?

I am an Indian citizen. I have a UK Business C-Visa, and I have visited the UK before. Now I would like to visit Dublin (on a stopover) as a part of a separate trip to North America. Can I make a ...
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Entry on an EU passport after deportation from the UK on an Israeli passport

Over 5 years ago I was deported from the UK after working illegally with my Israeli passport. I didnt get any stamp in my passport. Today I have an EU passport and I'm coming for a visit on New Year'...
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What's the best way for foreigners outside of the UK to get to an English Premier League game?

I recently got a bonus from my company and want to fly to England for a weekend to watch some soccer. It would be great to go to a big game, however I know getting my hands on tickets can be really ...
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Where can one apply for a UK visa in a proper embassy?

In Helsinki, UK visa applications involve a visit to what appears to be a temp agency. The UK has a perfectly nice Helsinki embassy, so this isn't an issue of remote location. I had assumed that ...
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How can a train unexpectedly be the wrong way round?

In the UK, most long distance trains are laid out in a similar pattern. At one end is a standard class quiet coach, often with bike storage. Then it's standard class most of the way, and first class ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa for wife and 3 year old daughter [closed]

I am resident of India. I am in UK since 2nd Jan 2016 on tier2 ICT short term visa (6 months) valid till 2nd July 2016. I am planning to bring my wife and daughter on a Tourist Visa for 3 months 01 ...
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UK Work Visa Issue Tier 2

I am an Indian. I have got a tier 2 general visa/ UK work permit from my employer for 6 months (with sponsorship certificate). So, I will be visiting UK from this April, 2016 to August, 2016. Now, ...
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Travel insurance for person living in UK but not technically resident

Many UK travel insurance providers require the policy holder to have lived and been registered with a GP in the UK for at least six months. However, I have only lived in the UK for two months (prior ...
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Can I enter the UK as a tourist/in transit even having a valid student visa?

I own a Brazilian passport. I will arrive in London, fly to France on the same day and spend 14 days there before going back to the UK for my studies. I will already have my student visa but I don't ...
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Refused business visitor but have Family visitor visa?

I'm a post graduate doctor from Pakistan, want to pursue post graduate work in the UK. I read on Travel SE that the business visitor visa was being discontinued from 24 April 2015, I applied for it on ...
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Visiting the UK for tourism on a Business Visitor visa, after previously visiting the country for business

I already got Business Visitor Visa (Multi Entry) for UK in previous year, when I participated in the conference in London. My Visa is not expired yet. I want to spend my holiday in UK. My question ...
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Travelling on Business visa to UK for tourism purposes

I already have a 6 month valid UK business visa received prior to April 24 2015. I was supposed to travel to UK in April but my trip was cancelled on medical grounds. Am now planning to visit the UK ...
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What should be the visa type for a under 18 going to a conference in the uk?

I am 17 years old and I have an invitation from a university regarding a conference. Usually, for a conference, a business visa is appropriate but when I clicked that it said this visa is for adults ...
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Tattoos while Traveling Overseas

I'm traveling from the USA to England and France this summer and thought it would be a novel idea to get small tattoos from each country as souvenirs. Are there any health code type issues preventing ...
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Shops and museums openings during Easter weekend in London

Are most shops and museums open during the Easter weekend (from Good Friday to Easter Monday) in London? Is there any day during the four-day break where there is more chance of finding them open?
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Where can I find the GWR web chat?

According to the GWR Customer Charter (PDF, 1.7 MiB), If you’re travelling soon and need help straightaway, start a web chat with one of our advisers. I have searched the GWR website, but I can't ...
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Possible to get Schengen visa and UK visa together

I am from India. I have planned to visit my friends in the UK. From there we have planned to visit Switzerland and Germany. Is it possible for me to take both visas together in India?
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Overstay in UK 8 years ago - with mention in passport

I over stayed in the UK (Scotland) for more than a year and while returning to India, they wrote (handwritten) 1515/a in my passport. It happened 8 years ago. Will there be still any record of that ...
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C-Visit-Business Issued post 24 Apr 2015 [duplicate]

Context: I applied for a 2 year Business Visa in July 2015. From other answers I have read, it seems as a standard Visitor visa should have been issued given this category was removed post 24 April ...
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UK 6 months visa. Can I leave and re-enter before that? [duplicate]

I am Argentine, was travelling through Europe for 3 months and got a visa to come to UK for 6 months: NWT 26164 Leave to enter for/until 6 months. No work or recourse to public funds. Immigration ...
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UK Visit Visa Refused

Today, my mother's UK Visit application got rejected. We live in Pakistan, and here, mostly, the property is owned by the males. Therefore, in our case, my mom does not have any property on her name. ...
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Do I need a UK Airside Transit Visa [duplicate]

I have a Green Card, which has expired and renewal applied for. Nowadays, while they are processing for issue of new Green Card, USCIS does NOT issue the I797 letter of extension but only affix a ...
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Can I visit my cousin in the UK with my Italian residence permit? [duplicate]

I am from Africa. I have a residence permit. I live in Italy. I am a cook I work just 4 months in a year. Can I visit my cousin in the UK?
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Visit visa refusal. she wants to apply again [duplicate]

My cousin got the refusal on last month. I am attaching the refusal letter. She wants to visit me again. Please tell me which way she should apply to get a visa. She is currently living in saudia ...
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Revisiting UK on tourist visa [duplicate]

My sister is from India and is currently in the UK on a visitor visa. Her visa is expiring in February. We will be moving homes next year and so far have not found any good childcare at our new ...
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What documents do I need to travel to Northern Ireland from another part of the UK?

I am a Chinese citizen living in England. I have a PRC passport with a UK visa. I plan to go on holiday to Northern Ireland soon and will travel there by plane. Is there anything I should bring other ...
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Travelling from uk to mexico via canada [closed]

Planning to go to mexico with stopovers in canada. Canadian government websites says that travelling to Canada after 15/03/16 requires application of an eTA (electronic travel authorisation). It ...
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Can I enter the UK on my expired British passport if I have a valid South African passport?

I have a valid South African passport and an expired British passport - it expired 18 October 2009. I need to travel to the UK in March 2015. Do I need a visa to get into the UK?
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UK Standard Visitor Visa for Paces - MRCP Exam with Cosponsor [duplicate]

I am a candidate of MRCP paces exam in Uk for january 2016.i have paid my fees for the exam . I need to process my visa soon.i have some queries , i will be obliged if anyone could help me out to ...
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U.K. Standard Visitor Visa refused - Chennai

We are a family of 3 - myself, husband and kid and had planned a 6 day trip to London for the year end vacations. We had booked our air tickets and hotel reservations were done as well (I know we ...
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Income and expenditure for a married couple visit to the UK

Both my husband and I have decided to visit our son in London for a few weeks in the summer. I'm in full time employment as a teacher while my husband has just retired but still receives monthly ...
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UK visa (of any kind) good enough for travelling to Dublin?

I have a Indian passport and a UK ICT Tier 2 Visa valid through April 2016. Do I need a separate visa to visit Dublin in March?
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Travel to Ireland on a Standard Visitor Visa for business meeting/conference [duplicate]

Can I travel to Ireland on a UK standard visitor visa on Indian passport for the purpose of attending a conference. Thanks Komal
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Transit Visa for United Kingdom [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Barcelona to the Cayman Islands next month. I plan to fly BA all the way from Barcelona-London-Cayman. I have a 12 hour overnight stopover in London during which I have to ...