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

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Can I leave the UK and come back in, on a Tourist visa?

I am a United States citizen with a 6-month Tourist visa to the UK (a stamp in my passport). Additionally, in 2013 I spent about two months in the UK on tourist visas, split between two separate ...
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Non-EU citizen travelling with EU citizen (Irish spouse) to Turkey; do I need a visa?

Am a non EU citizen but my husband is. We live and work in UK and I have a residential permit. I'm looking to book a holiday to Turkey for my hubby and I for 5 days. Do I need to apply for a visa to ...
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*Urgent* American citizen studying in the UK. Flight leaves tomorrow, visa in processing and no biometrics? [closed]

Can I enter the UK as a visitor, while my visa is in processing and have my biometrics done there? Or do I have to come back to the USA? I only recently received my CAS and there were no biometric ...
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Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe (events information)

I've wanted to visit the Edinburgh Fringe for some time now and if not this year, then almost certainly next year. How do I go about it? Are there tickets to the festival itself or do I buy tickets ...
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UK PLAB Visa Refusal

I had applied for a PLAB (Doctors) Visa for the UK to appear in PLAB test. I got refused on the basis of two recent large deposits in the bank statement I provided (my mothers). In reality, these are ...
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I am applying for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa, but have been refused a visa/overstayed in the Czech Republic/Schengen zone

I am applying for the tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa from Canada. I traveled to the Czech Republic in 2012 and was denied a freelance working visa shortly thereafter in 2013. I appealed the decision, only ...
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Can I buy a plane ticket from A-B-C but get on the plane at B? [duplicate]

I'm planning a trip to South-Korea in April. I was looking at flight ticket prices and found that I can go from Brussels to Seoul (and back) for about 600€. It lands in London however. I then tried to ...
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UK Transit Visa from USA to India

I'm traveling to India from the US for my H1 stamping. I'm planning to go via the UK (LHR). I'm changing my visa status from F1 (visa expires in 2015) to H1. Is my visa valid to qualify for a transit ...
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Do the governments of United Kingdom and USA share immigration data?

My brother applied for a US visa in 2008 with a fake document and it was refused on those grounds. In 2015, he got the visas of and traveled to two Schengen countries on another passport. He intends ...
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Driving 12 passenger van in UK

We are wanting to take a family vacation in the U.K. and want to hire a 12-14 passenger vehicle. I understand a special license is required. We have U.S. License, but don't know if it is possible to ...
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Lost/missing half a UK rail ticket (advanced purchase), can I get it reprinted?

A few weeks ago, I needed to book tickets for several different journeys, over a few weeks. It seemed to make life easier to book them all in one go on a single (no fee!) website, so I did. ...
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Best location for car rental when heading into/out of North Wales from London?

In my initial research into visiting North Wales (Snowdonia, Caernarfon Castle, etc) it looks like having a car is beneficial as a lot of the attractions are not on the single rail line. When ...
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How can I work out where I can go for a weekend away by public transport, starting from Oxford or Cambridge

To help out some friends, I'm trying to work out where you can get to for a weekend away, starting in either Oxford or Cambridge, travelling only by public transport. Are there any tools / websites / ...
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UK entry denied: how to go about ensuring access next time

My 20 year old son was denied entry to the UK with a valid U.S. passport; reason given was they felt he would try to gain employment and not leave the country. How do we go about trying again? ...
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UK Immigration officers arrivals interview questions

When interviewing arrivals seeking entry, what questions do UK Immigration offices ask? Also, what will be asked on the landing card?
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UK Visa in The Philippines (submitted with clerical error)

I just submitted my UK Tourist VISa Application and I inadvertently answered the question "did your travel outside your country of residence?".. i answered NO which should be YES as I have plenty of ...
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How long does it take for a UK Visa application in New Delhi?

I applied for my UK tourist visa on 30th March and got an SMS saying my application has been sent to the embassy. I haven't heard anything since. Any idea how long they typically take for processing ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the mobile plan options for a short-term (6 month) visit to the UK?

I am starting an internship in London starting October and was wondering what the options for a short-term mobile plan in the UK are. I use an iPhone so a data plan would be nice but not necessary.
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Application for UK Special visa (Attendant for Medical Treatment) twice refused, planning to apply for Third time?

I applied for UK visitors Visa in February 2015 to travel with my Father as a Medical Attendant, He is a Thyroid Cancer patient and Under treatment at Royal Mardsen Hospital, NHS UK. He visits UK ...
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Is a No Objection Certificate really needed when applying for a UK visa?

I am from India and I am planning to visit London to meet my friends. I am working in a private company in India. In the employment proof, they are asking for a letter from my employer on headed ...
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May I be refused to enter the UK?

I currently have the UK student visitor visa, valid until 26th of February. I am done with my semester in the UK, my studies are officially over but I really want to visit my friend in England for ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname to its mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have UK ...
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Recourse for bad/inaccurate information given on the Home Office help line

The Home Office sponsors a type of help desk where people can call them or exchange emails or even engage in live chat. When someone calls the Home Office with a question about a Visitor Visa and the ...
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Literary Pilgrimage to Top Withens, Yorkshire (Wuthering Heights)

This summer hundreds (maybe thousands) of tourists and literary pilgrims will make the trek from Haworth to the ruins of Top Withens. For the most part they will start at the Bronte Parsonage and ...
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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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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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Emergency UK Visa for foreign spouse: Funeral

I'm a British national. My grandmother just passed. My wife is Chinese. In general it's a major pain to get my wife a visa to visit the UK, we have never been before. Is there anyway to get an ...
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Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?

I am flying from the US to Edinburgh, UK. My layover is at Heathrow. Will I need to go through customs and check bags again at Heathrow before I take the next flight?
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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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Travelling to UK as a dual-national, when your British Passport has expired?

I am a South African (living in South Africa) with a British passport (Dual Nationality) I need to visit the UK in a few months time, but my British passport has expired. Can I enter the country with ...
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Multiple entry visa to UK (sponsored visitor)

I'll be going to UK as sponsored visitor - am I allowed to apply for Multiple visa entry to UK?
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Exploring Mainland UK with an Isle of man visa

I'm from India. Recently I've applied for the Isle of Man - UK visa for some official purpose. I intended to stay at london over the weekend to explore the city. I expected to receive the UK Visa as ...
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Does a Nicaraguan citizen need a visa for the UK?

I don't need a visa to enter certain European countries as a tourist... but I am not sure about the UK. A friend invited me to go to the UK. I will stay in Amsterdam for a month before going there. ...
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Are there detailed street-by-street maps of the 2012 Olympics torch relay?

The official map is plain horrible to use, and although they do have the exact route for all days except the last two (which are yet to be revealed), there's no way to get a proper list of streets or ...
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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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Can a minor travel to the UK with an adult but return alone?

I am 13 years old and have an accompanied visa with my aunt. Can I enter the UK with my aunt and then return back to Pakistan alone (without her or with any other adult) if my aunts name is on MY ...
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Can I enter the UK the day before the expiry date of my visa?

We are arriving UK on 29th Apr and visa expires on 30th Apr. Our return date is 10th MAY. Will they allow us entry ? Is the expiry date like enter UK before 30th Apr or Expires on that day ?
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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UK Business Visa from India - Status Check

I have recently applied for long term UK business visa (2 years) in India. Last time when I had applied for Muti Entry 6 months Business Visa, I had received a reference number to track the status ...
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Wrong ID proof selected for UK train ticket

I have a problem. I recently booked a ticket to London through East Coast trains. I selected the print@home option and they asked for a ID proof. Being an international traveller I naturally gave my ...
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Recommendations on Car Hire and Train Travel for a UK trip in March 2013?

We are flying into London in early March and after a few days wish to catch a train out of London and hire a car for about 2.5 weeks - drive around England / Scotland / Wales / Ireland. There will be ...
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Extending Oyster card trip outside the Oyster card validity zones with valid ticket outside zones and without changing trains?

If I had a season ticket from the last station where Oyster/contactless cards are valid to a couple of stops further out and wanted to go back from London to the final stop covered by the ticket, I ...
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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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Crossing French-UK border under 18 alone

This august I am planning to travel around Europe and want to cross the French-UK border. I am under 18 and won't be with my parents or legal guardian, so what kind of documents do I need to have with ...
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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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Extension of validity of French identity cards

I am French. Can I enter Britain with an expired French identity card ?