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

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Can you get a UK visa close to the French/UK or Belgian/UK border and if so how fast?

We will have friends over visiting us on Schengen visa. We are considering going on a weekend trip to Kent. They would need a UK visa to enter. How quickly can this be arranged and is it possible ...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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What are my cellular options in London

In the US, we have 4 options for cellular plans (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint). To get a comparison, who are the top 3-4 companies that I have to choose from in London? and which one has ...
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UK visa - bank statements in foreign language

I'm Ukrainian living and working in Germany and I want to apply for UK visitor visa to go to London for a week with my friend. All my bank statements are in German, although one can surely recognize ...
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Can I stay in UK after finishing my short English language courses?

I'm from Russia. I have student-visitor visa for 6 months of staying in UK. The length of my English language courses is 2 weeks. Question: Can I stay in UK after finishing courses (up to my visa ...
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London Bus Map app offline

I'm in London for 5 days and I'll travel with only tram&buses. I need to find an off-line app (Android || iPhone) which can display bus map; It would be a plus if I can plan a journey with it. ...
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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 ...
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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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Pin-and-chip versus signature in the UK

I obtained a pin-and-chip credit card from the Andrews Federal Credit union to smooth transactions in Europe. However, it doesn't quite work as intended in the UK. Every single time that I use it, the ...
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Electronic medical devices through British airport security

I heard that British airport security had a policy of disposing of electronic equipment if you were unable to prove that you can turn them on. Is this true? What if I am carrying a spare insulin pump ...
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Traveling from Mexico to Amman; do I need a transit visa for CDG or LHR?

I am a Jordanian citizen living in Mexico. I will be traveling from Mexico to Amman, Jordan. Do I need a transit visa for CDG or LHR? I have less than a 24 hour layover.
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Travelling from a UK airport, can I use a plastic bag with a zip for bringing liquids into my carry-on luggage?

I bought one of these from Sainsbury's (UK): http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/travel-toiletries/sainsburys-travel-organiser It's a clear plastic bag, kind of like a pencil case, with a ...
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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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Do you need a visa to visit the UK for 5 days as an Ecuadorian citizen?

My boyfriend and I want to go visit my sister in the UK, I am English citizen with residence in Spain and he is from Ecuador and with residence in Spain too. Will he need an visa even though he is ...
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UK student visa legal situation for traveling in the EU more than 3 months without Schengen visa?

I'm Mexican, with a student visa for UK until mid-January, I left the UK on August 10. I'm in the EU but I'm not planing to come back to UK. I can be in Schengen area countries as a tourist for no ...
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Using my UK Multi Visit visa

I applied for a UK visa with the reason of "to renew my Philippine passport there in London as there is no longer a Philippine embassy here in Dublin." Then they issued me a multiple entry visit visa ...
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Tourism on Schengen business visa (circulation)

I am an Indian citizen living in UK on a tier 2 visa. Recently, I have received Short stay Schengen visas (multiple entry, business trips for 1 year) for travelling to France. (Applied at French ...
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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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Driving License required for travelling to France from UK

What driving license is required for driving in France from UK? Is it paper, card or both? The gov.uk site says: You can use your Great Britain (GB) or Northern Ireland driving licence in all ...
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Are British immigration officers permitted to require evidence of a relationship between passengers and their children?

Sometimes we hear stories where passengers who accompany a child are questioned when the relationship between the child and the passenger is not immediately clear. The questions seem intrusive and ...
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UK visa for trailer driver non-EU citizens [closed]

I'm living in Spain with 2-year residence card and an Indian passport. As I'm a international trailer driver I drive through approximately all Schengen countries. My company also move goods from Spain ...
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Visa Refusal: Should we re-apply?

When my brother was widowed 4 years ago I invited him to join us as he has no children. So he applied for a residence visa but it was refused. In the refusal notice they said "In your current ...
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Funding friend's visit to UK from USA

My girlfriend who lives in the US wants to visit me in the UK for a couple of weeks. I will be funding her while she stays here and I'm a bit worried she'll have a problem when she arrives and goes ...
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Is it easy to enter the UK multiple times on the same Business Visitor Visa?

I got a business visitor visa, sponsored by a company, for a 4-5 day visit. The visa was provided for a period of 6 months, with multiple entry possible. First, what should I carry with me when ...
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South African passport but British citizen living in the US planning a trip back to the UK

I am currently on a South African passport, but I am a naturalized UK citizen. I have moved to the US but did not get a UK passport prior to leaving the UK. I am now planning a trip back to the UK ...
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Drop-off child with accompanied UK visa

I was supposed to leave for Scotland with a group of children for a course tonight, but upon reaching the airport I was told that my visa was an Accompanied Child visa, and I could not travel without ...
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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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It is possible to travel from London, England to Detroit, USA using a British convention travel document?

My friend wants to travel with me on a trip to Detroit. The problem is he only has a 1951 convention travel document as he is an Iranian refugee and has been living in the UK for four years. Also ...
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Passport expires soon. Can I apply for UK spouse visa?

I am a US citizen. I'm married to a UK citizen. I spent the last 6 months in the UK with him but my travel visa expired so I am now back in the US. I am about to apply for a spouse visa but realized ...
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Which visa should I get if I am going to UK for a job interview?

I plan to go to UK for an onsite job interview and need an advice about which visa type should I get. "General visitor" and "business visitor" seems like closest matched for me, but descriptions on ...
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Do I need UK Transit or Visitor Visa – staying 2 days in London while traveling from India to USA

I am an Indian Citizen and US green-card holder. While returning from Mumbai to USA, I will stay 2 days in London for a short trip. But according to the scheduled arrival and departure time of my ...
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Changes to British transit visa policy

A couple of days ago a friend of mine was denied boarding on a flight from Canada to London on the grounds that she did not have a transit visa for the UK. She is a Kenyan citizen with a valid ...
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Are there metal clubs in London?

Are there any clubs/bars/pubs/etc in London that are only playing heavy metal (of any kind) ?
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Using UK Immigration line with baby who does not yet hold an EU passport

My wife and I are flying back to the UK with our baby. We both hold UK passports, however our baby doesn't hold an EU passport yet. (They have a separate non-EU passport that is valid for entering the ...
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Would a Colombian citizen with Canadian residency need a transit visa for the UK?

I'm traveling from Toronto to Madrid with one stop in London. My passport is Colombian but I'm a permanent resident in Canada. So my question is do I need a visa or transit permit for the UK? My ...
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I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia

I am a UK Citizen on a working holiday visa in New Zealand but want to go on holiday to Australia, I looked at evisitor visa (subclass 651) and it says if you hold another visa it can replace it. Is ...
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Refused UK Visit visa for lack of sufficient funds - What more can I do?

I've been refused a Visitor visa for UK twice back-to-back because I haven't provided enough evidence of my personal circumstances. Some of my background: My nationality is Albanian but I've been ...
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Originating country for first student visa entry to UK

If you have a Tier 4 Student Visa for the UK do you need to enter the UK for the first time from your home country? My home country is Canada but I'll be travelling in Europe (Denmark) before ...
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Traveling to UK on visit visa as a Syrian citizen?

Hi i have a question regarding my trip to London, as i have a visit visa that will expire on September 5th. and am planning the trip on September 1st but would it be a problem to leave london few days ...
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Can existing C-VISIT Visa be used for Business from April 2015 onwards?

I hold a UK 10-year C-VISIT Visa that was issued to me IN 2013 for Tourism. In view of the changes to the Visitor Category from April 2015, would I be able to use the existing Tourist Visa for ...
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Travelling to the UK as a South African citizen - evidence for funds?

I'm a South African looking to go to the UK on a visitor visa for 6 months and will be staying with friends and family. On the visa page they say you need to prove you can support your self ...
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How can I, a permanent resident of Canada, get an Emergency UK visa to visit sick nephew?

This is an emergency. I want to visit my nephew who has been admitted to a Manchester, England hospital where he is on life support equipment. I live in Canada where I am a permanent resident. Nobody ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa when travelling in the grace period of a J1 visa?

I am an Indian Citizen going to the US on a J1 visa. The J1 visa is valid from 23rd Aug to 13th September. I am transitioning through London on my way to the US. For the journey from India to the US, ...
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How can I find the canonical validity map/area for a UK train PlusBus ticket?

In the UK, for many places, there's a rather nifty thing you can add onto your train ticket - PlusBus. For normally a few quid more than the normal train ticket, you also get unlimited bus travel ...
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US Boyfriend visiting me (UK citizen) for 6 weeks having just sold house

I previously posted this question and got some excellent advice: Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months? We have changed plans to not marry in the US but instead apply for a ...
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Immigration entry stamp on UK visitor visa

I have Valid Multiple entry visitor visa and I traveled to UK once and at immigration they put the entry stamp on the visa.Will this cause any problem during my next visit and what is the significance ...
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Travel insurance for elderly visitor from Georgia to UK

I am preparing documents for a family member from Georgia to visit me in the UK for a period of about 1 month. He is a citizen of Georgia and lives in Georgia. I am a UK citizen residing in the UK. ...
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Do I need to provide any documents for my friend's UK visa application?

I am a UK citizen and a friend of mine plans to visit me in the UK during the summer. He is planning to stay one month. He is a recent graduate and his parent are rewarding him with a holiday to ...
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Why did I get refused of entry into the UK even if I had a sponsorship letter? [closed]

I applied to volunteer at a scout activity center in London,Gilwell Park. I got refused of entry even with a sponsorship letter where it stated that I will have somewhere to.sleep. I would receive a ...
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Visa refusal. Should I reapply or appeal? [closed]

My visa got rejected because I've shown wrong income, it was to be shown in currency I'm earning but I showed it in Pounds. I wrote I have nobody staying in UK but in addition I wrote to meet my ...