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

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Is transit visa required for London, UK when travelling from USA to India while on expired US visa?

I am an indian national, currently staying in USA. My current H1B Visa has expired and I am planning to travel back to india via London, UK. Will I require an airside transit Visa for London?
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Schengen Visa - Schengen countries visit after UK visit

I have a 6 months UK Business visa. I need to apply for Schengen Visa to allow other EU countries travel. I will be travelling multiple time to Schengen countries for next 3-4 months and I have ...
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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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Taking wife on visitor visa while I am on business visa (UK)

I am resident of India and just got UK Business visa ( 6 months, multiple entry) .. I am going for a week on business trip. I want to take my wife along with me and at the end of trip.. I want to ...
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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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Is the Travelodge chain in the UK part of any loyalty programme?

I know that the Travelodge chain of hotels in some regions of the world is part of the Wyndham Rewards programme. However, I'm not quite sure whether the UK chain (it doesn't seem to be affiliated ...
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What constitutes “studying” in the UK for visa purposes?

A comment on this question, points to a document, which specifies that: You cannot study in the UK with General Visitor or Business Visitor permission and you cannot register at LSE if you have ...
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Eastbourne/Beachy Head with a toddler

I am hoping to make a two-night trip to Eastbourne, to visit Beachy Head. I'll be accompanied by my wife and one-year old baby (most probably in a buggy). I'll take a train from London to Eastbourne, ...
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Transit via UK from US to Ghana (same day flight/US visa): Do I need a UK transit visa?

I am a Ghanaian student studying in the US. I am scheduled to be travelling to Ghana via the UK. I have a 3 hour layover in the airport and then my flight for Ghana departs. I have a valid F-1 visa ...
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How can I get a VAT refund after I've left the UK from Luton Airport?

I'm a non-EU citizen. I left London from Luton Airport at 23:30. I did not find the blue HM customs post, so I took the VAT refund paper with me. How I can request the refund? Can I send it by post? ...
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Petrol station in Folkestone before boarding the Eurotunnel

Where is the most convenient petrol station to fill up if we have some spare time before boarding the Eurotunnel train? Is it possible to fill-up after checking-in? We will be driving from London.
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Can you renew a UK railcard early (and carry over the extra days)

If you're going to be taking several train journeys per year in the UK, and especially if you won't be starting your journey until 10am, it's well worth investigating the railcards available, as for ...
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Clubbing in Liverpool

I am going to Liverpool next Friday with 4 other friends and was wondering where could we get the best value for money clubbing experience? I read that Heebie Jeebies was good, but recent reviews ...
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Is my toothbrush plug compatible with UK bathroom socket?

I have a toothbrush charger that is supposed to have a standard UK bathroom plug, but when I'm trying to plug it into the socket, it is very loose, and I'm not sure if it is charging as there is no ...
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Business academic visitor visa possible refusal for separated marital status

I am a doctor (neuroanaesthesiologist) working in reputed institute in Delhi and want to attend a conference in UK. I'm married, but have applied for divorce; however this is in the initial stages ...
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UK Visa Refused. Want to reapply

I am an India National. I wanted to visit a friend currently studying at Glasgow. I applied for a General Visitor Visa in early January 2015. The documents I provided were: The letter of intent to ...
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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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Does a Macedonian need a visa to visit the UK if she has a 5 year resident visa in the EU?

I live in Germany and have an EU passport; my wife is here with me. She is from Macedonia but she has received a five year resident visa. I would like to know if she needs a visa to visit the UK. We ...
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How much money do I need to show as proof of support when applying for a UK tourist visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in Italy on an Italian visa that expires 19 November, 2015. I have permesso di soggiorno. I want to visit the United Kingdom for my vacations for a week during March. I ...
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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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UK Visa Status check

I have a US Green Card and applied for UK visa (Travel Visa) last month but haven't heard anything back from the New York Office. I am travelling on the 19th and am really concerned. They don't have ...
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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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Can you enter the UK via Eurostar on an EU passport with only one month of validity?

I'm like two hours away and just realised my passport will expire in September.
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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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Mobile Internet (3G) in UK for some days

At the end of June I will be headed to Cambridge (UK) for a conference. The conference lasts three days. However, I'll stay there for four days. Is it possible to have a mobile (and preferably ...
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Best location for car rental in to the Peak District coming from London?

Having previously experienced the intermittent state of public transport in the Peak District we're looking at renting a car on our return. Coming up from London, what would be the location with ...
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Can you break your journey in both directions, on a UK off-peak return train ticket?

For an upcoming UK rail trip, on day 1 I'd like to go from A to B, spend a few hours in B, then carry on to C. On day 2, I'd like to go from C back to B, spend several hours in B, then carry on from B ...
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How can I get boarding card in UK Gatwick airport with Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV)?

I am from Iran and I have been issued a UK DATV (Direct Airside Transit Visa). In London Gatwick airport, I've got a connection from from Turkish airline to British Airways. But as long as there are ...
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My Schengen visa and UK visa are valid until November, am I ok to travel in September/October?

I am from China and my Schengen visa is valid until 2nd of November this year. My UK dependent visa will expire at the same time as well. I am just wondering if I am allowed to travel 3 months before ...
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Can I bring protein powder and health bars into the UK from the US?

Will be travelling to the U.K. from the U.S. and would like to take my protein powder and some health bars to snack on during my visit. Is this allowed to bring into the country?
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UK Tourist Visa for Indian Citizens from Paris

I am an Indian Citizen and scheduled to visit Schengen countries during 04.04.2015 to 12.05.2015 and accordingly obtained Schengen Visa. I have applied for UK visa as a Tourist to visit London from ...
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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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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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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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UK Visa in an expired Nigerian passport - what to use?

I am in Nigeria, my passport will expire in 4 months and I have a document to apply for a UK visiting Visa with that passport number. Should I use it like that or go for another passport. If I choose ...
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Travelling from India to Canada: Transit visa in the UK? [duplicate]

I will be traveling from India to Canada via United Kingdom in British Airways flight. The stopover in London is for 6 hours. I will be staying in the airport only. Do I need a transit visa for United ...
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Entering UK on a Tourist Visa after refusal of citizenship application

I would like to enter the United Kingdom on a tourist visa for a short visit. Unfortunately my citizenship application was refused earlier but is under appeal at the moment. I am a citizen of ...
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Re-visiting the UK alone with the EU national family visa

I've recently received the UK visa for an EU national family member (6 months, multiple). I cannot find it on the Home Office site, but the visa itself reads: UK Entry Clearance Number of ...
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Do I need a general or business visitor visa to take the IELTS in the UK?

I'm planning to go to the UK to visit friends and also to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) while I'm there. What sort of visa should I apply for? General visitor or ...
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Visiting the UK for 90 days - what are the visa/passport requirements?

My boyfriend is going to be staying with me for 90 days. He lives in the USA and I live in the UK. What does he need to do before travelling? Does he just need a valid passport? I know that when ...
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Can I bag wrap my suitcase at Leeds railway station?

I want to take 2 suitcases, one inside the other but the zip won't zip up. My local airport does not offer a bag wrap service and I wondered if I could do this at Leeds railway station before my ...
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U.S. Citizen Wants to Travel to UK, but take side-trip to Spain?

I'm a U.S. citizen and my boyfriend is from the UK. I am planning to visit him for 2 weeks. I will probably stay with him the first week in the UK. In the second week, if we wanted to take a side-trip ...
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Can you use a UK paper license counterpart in Australia?

A few weeks ago I lost my card UK driver's license somewhere in Arizona/Nevada. In November I will be in Australia. My new license may not make it here in time. However I still have the paper ...
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Who offers travel insurance that covers a holiday to your home country

I am a British national but have been living abroad with my family for the last 6 years. I plan to travel back the the UK for a holiday next week, however, I have been having difficulty finding a ...
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Tourist on ICT Short term visa?

I am an Indian citizen. I have ICT tier 2 short term UK visa valid till June 2015. I was in UK for 6 months. My assignment got over and I came back to India in Jan 2015. I want to visit UK again as a ...
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Can I carry sand to UK in luggage bag?

I'm making a trip to UK and I would like to take sand from India with me as a keepsake or memento.So I was wondering if it's even worth bothering trying to bring sand aboard the plane in my carry-on?
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What to do with an invitation from a friend in UK whom I wish to visit during a short holiday there?

I have a friend in England ready to welcome me for a short holiday. Where or which office should he approach with his invitation for my visa application?
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Can I get visas to travel from Vietnam to the UK and go to Australia and then go back to Vietnam?

I'm Vietnamese and have a Vietnamese passport. I'm just married and my husband is from England, and I have 3 sisters who live in Australia. Now, I want to visit my husband in the UK from about 10 ...
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UK Visa-Direct Airside Transit Visa. Indian National having Permesso di soggiorno in Italy

I am an Indian national and having a Permesso di Soggiorno in Italy. It is issued under Attesa occupazione status and expires on 23 March 2015. My wife and my child (under 10 years) are connected to ...
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How to get a British passport stamp?

I'm going to the UK tomorrow and I've only been there twice before. I'm a British citizen and they always refuse to stamp me, is there any way that I can get them to give me a passport stamp? Is there ...