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

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Can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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UK visa bank statement info

I need some info please. I am going to apply for a UK visa for plab exam. About the bank account statement, I have a joint account with my brother in an Indian bank, but I am currently not in India. ...
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Are there any caverns in the Peak District suitable for young children?

I'm travelling to the Peaks this summer with an 18 month old and my wife. I would like for my wife to see one of the caverns there, but it needs to be suitable for our 18mo, meaning we can get out ...
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Missing 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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US Business visa refusal mention in UK visa [on hold]

My US B1 visa was rejected under section 214(b), they gave me one template about 214(b)( with no stamping on passport), which i lost now, its beed 3 years now. Now my company applying for UK work ...
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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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Use of NHS when travelling in Britain with dual citizenship

I have dual citizenship Canadian and British. I receive a British old age pension. Can I use the NHS free when spending 2 weeks holiday in UK and Spain?
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UK General Visit VISA Situation

I am a Masters Student in Germany and will be student while traveling to UK. My nationality is Pakistani I want to visit my sister living in UK (British national) but she is living under government ...
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Can I re apply for a tourist visa immediately

I am a Filipino citizen and I applied for a family visitor visa. The main reason for me to go to UK is to accompany my niece who is a minor in traveling to UK, however my visa was denied. The grounds ...
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UK type C visa originally obtained for tourism. Can it be used for attending work training? [duplicate]

In March, I obtained a multiple entry 180-day visa to go to the UK for tourism purposes. I did visit the UK in March and left after a week. It just so happens that my new employer (I reside in ...
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Why do UK people stand on the right on escalators?

UK uses left-hand traffic. Traffic flows on the left side, people walk on the left. Is there any reason to stand on the right while using escalators?
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Is it feasible to do a Monopoly board pub crawl in London?

Putting aside the question of how intoxicated one might become, is it feasible to travel to all the "streets" on a Monopoly board in London in a single day? How long would it take? Do all these ...
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Where can a tourist apply for a UK Visitor (standard) Visa?

Prior to 24 April 2015, Paragraph 28 of the Immigration Rules was (emphasis mine)... An applicant for an entry clearance must be outside the United Kingdom and Islands at the time of the ...
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Why did I get refused of entry into the UK even if I had a sponsorship letter? [on hold]

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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Is there a Post Office in Heathrow?

I am flying from India to England on Saturday and will reach Heathrow on Sunday morning. I would like to post a gift to my friend from Heathrow Airport. Is that possible?
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Brazilian Girlfriends Visa refused - Administrative Review [on hold]

MY girlfriend was recently refused her tier 5 charity visa. We are looking at lodging an appeal to see if we can change the decision. Here is the reasons for refusal. It is a conversation between two ...
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Under what conditions might Advance tickets be available on the British rail network?

I'm trying to understand the British train ticket pricing system. Worse, I'm trying to game the system. A popular game is to split tickets, but I've found that a combination of two Advance tickets ...
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Is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with GP?

I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances ...
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What are the ferry options for getting from Sweden to Scotland

As this question points out the routes from Sweden and Denmark to Newcastle has been discontinued. Driving the whole way from Stockholm (for example) to Scotland is some 26 hours and geography ...
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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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UK settlement visa time for Sri Lankan applicants [closed]

I applied for the settlement visa from Colombo. Text alert received on next day confirming application received to Visa center. After 16 days I received email from chennai, that they received my ...
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Indian passport traveling to Scotland

I am an Indian traveling to London for tourism. While in the UK, I am also planning to visit Scotland, so is its necessary to carry my passport with me or should I travel without passport?
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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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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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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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Transit Visa to UK from USA [duplicate]

I am travelling to Prague,Czech Republic and I have 3-4 hours of layover at London Heathrow Airport. I have my confirmed tickets from Philadelphia to Prague. I am currently holding Indian Passport + ...
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Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?

Is there a website or some other way to find out if I need a transit visa for a short stop in the UK on my way somewhere else? Ideally this should give me the answer for all nationalities, and take ...
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Will a refusal for UK visitor's visa have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?

UK visitor's visa was denied because a residence visa application had been refused previously, about 4 years ago. Now will it have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?
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UK Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am citizen of Pakistan and hold a regular passport. I have a B-1/B-2 visa for USA and I want to fly from San Francisco to Sofia, Bulgaria (I'll get a Schengen visa soon). Almost all flights that I ...
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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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Dual Canadian and British citizen - healthcare coverage in the UK?

I want to know if I am entitled to medical assistance in the UK while visiting for 3 weeks in June. I am travelling on my Canadian passport since my UK one is outdated. Thank you.
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20 hour layover at London Heathrow. Do I need a transit visa to go to a hotel outside airport ? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national(Indian passport) traveling from Bangalore to US with a student F-1 visa. I have a 20 hour layover at London Heathrow. I will arrive at 1pm in LHR and leave for US the next day ...
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General Visit visa with spouse's business visa [on hold]

My wife will get business visa for official trip to her London Office, i want to accompany her for 2 weeks of her stay in London. Her company is not helping us for my Visit visa, so finding some ...
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Do my total years of British residency qualify me for UK health coverage during visits to UK? [closed]

1940,born in UK, lived there until 1967. 1940 - 1967 +27 years 1967,emigrated to Canada until 1972. 1967 - 1972 -5 years 1972,returned to UK until 1979. ...
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Hoping to travel to the uk till July 29 but my visa expires on July 20. What can I do?

I am hoping to travel and exit the UK on July 29 but my visa is valid only till July 20. I have not begun my journey yet. Is it possible to make this trip and, if so, what do I need to do? Do I apply ...
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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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International Phone Numbers in Cell

I have an unlocked GSM smartphone. I am currently in the USA and I am programming some number into the phone. I have been putting then in like +44 01XXXX..., etc. Should I remove the country code ...
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Can I change terminals to have access to Lounges at Heathrow without a transit visa

I am exempted from a transit visa for the UK as I am flying from South Africa to the USA via the UK. I am arriving & departing from T5 on BA. I am not allowed access into any of the BA Lounges at ...
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Do I need a transit visa through London from India to Toronto? [duplicate]

I am going to Toronto from India. But I have to change my flight at a London airport. Do I need a transit visa? My connecting flight is from the same airport, but a different terminal.
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American citizen travelling to London from Ghana - do I need a UK visa?

I am a naturalized American travelling to Ghana and UK. I know I need a visa for Ghana, but what do I need to show at the Ghana airport coming to UK?
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Travelling on my UK visa

I was granted a 6 months visa to the Uk but Have been working a lot and also my grandma died in February so i had to go to the US for a few weeks then I came back and went back to the US again, but I ...
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What is an Irish biometric visa?

I am a resident in Ireland, I have Garda National Immigration Bureau Registration Card and a visa in my passport for residence/work. I wanted to fly to Egypt but I need to transit through London, ...
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UK Visa Appointment Refund

I had UK Visa appointment today and I visited the office. But unfortunately I had some henna tattoo on my hand (was applied 2 weeks back), so the security lady didn't even let me submit my application ...
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UK General visitor refusal visa

I applied for a UK general visitor visa, and after a month, I found out that my visa got rejected for these reasons: my host family sent me a invitation letter, but we haven't mentioned how we know ...
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Nationalism or Fanatical Fanhood in the UK?

My friend was about 15 years old when he was on a trip to the UK. He is an Indian and was in the UK for just a short trip and had an odd incident which made us all think a good amount of what happened ...
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Visitor visa invitation letter original or scanned copy?

I'm writing an invitation letter for my friend in Morocco to come and stay with us in England. I was wondering whether anyone knows if the invitation letter needs to be a hand written original sent by ...
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UK General visitor visa without professional situation, is my husband's situation sufficient?

My husband is going to UK on a business trip for 4 weeks and I would like to join him on his last week there and return back with him. I am currently a housewife, so I havent got any source of income. ...
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Entering the UK as a tourist after expired work visa

I am a Brazilian currently in the UK with a tier 1 visa that is expiring within the following months. The time I had here was entirely on work and hence I would like to spend maybe a month more as a ...
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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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British citizen, why does my South-African wife need a visa to visit me in the UK?

My wife is South African, why does she need a visa to visit me in the UK? I am English, born and bred.