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

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UK visa to sit for PLAB 1 without savings or job

I am a medical doctor in Pakistan. I have been on a career break to allow myself to study full time for the IELTS exam (which I recently got the required band score) and PLAB 1. I have now registered ...
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Extending oyster card trip outside zones (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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Car or Motorbike Insurance in UK for Business Visa visitor from India

What kind of insurance do I need to drive/drive a car/motorbike in UK if I am visiting on Business Visa? I have International Driving license from India.
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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying to Ireland through the UK?

I am Lebanese Citizen and am planning a trip to Ireland this month. A valid Irish visa is already in hand and I am willing to reach there through the UK. Will I need a transit visa in the UK for few ...
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Will I be refused entry to the UK if I have stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen countries?

I am from the US and came to Spain to be an Au Pair. I came on a tourist visa and it's now expired by almost 4 months. I am trying to go back home but wanted to make one last visit to the UK before ...
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Would I be allowed to get on a plane from the UK and fly to America with tea?

Today I was doing some research on food and drinks and realised that tea is not a very big thing in America and that all the "good" brands of tea are extremely overpriced or quite un-attractive. So I ...
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Is a transit visa required for USA and the UK? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Quito, Ecuador, via London and Miami. Please advise if I need a transit visa for UK and USA. I know that Quito, Ecuador has visa on arrival.
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Why is self-catered accommodation in the United Kingdom apparently only per week?

When looking for vacation accommodation in the United Kingdom, it appears self-catering accommodation such as in cottages is typically available only per week. I have noticed this in the Isles of ...
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Refused UK Visit Visa - now I want to study there [migrated]

In February I was denied a UK General Visitor Visa because I didn't have sufficient funds I didn't provide a letter of consent from who I would be staying with I didn't provide enough evidence of ...
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Can a visitor to the UK work as volunteer?

Someone wants to visit their family in the UK for about 4 or 5 months. They have an entry clearance valid for 6 months. The host family is heavily involved in religious activities in their community. ...
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What is a change of circumstances that outweighs a previous overstay in a UK visa application? [on hold]

I applied to the UK recently and I was refused on the grounds that I visited my friend for more than the days I applied for. I applied to spend three weeks and ended up spending 141 days and did not ...
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Do I require a UK visa when I already have a Schengen multiple entry 3 year visa?

My partner is a UK citizen and I want to visit London and other parts of the UK to see him and his children from time to time, from South Africa, so I already have a 3 year Schengen visa for this very ...
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UK Visa Application Following a previous Refusal: Changes to the answers on the form

Can we make changes in uk visa new application form for reapplying for tourist visa after refusal of visa? Do they compare previous application with the new application? Additional info from ...
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Being late to a train (UK) because of overground/underground cancellation?

I had this happen to me a month ago but I didn't want to risk it, so didn't find out myself what would happen in such a case. I had two single advance tickets with Virgin Trains. One in the morning ...
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How to stop UK mobile number being disconnected while abroad travelling for 6+ months?

I'm from the UK going on a long trip on which I'll be using local SIM cards for my phone. While I won't be using my UK mobile number during this trip, I want it still to be there when I get back, to ...
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What is the best way to find a place and a job in Manchester from an another country? [on hold]

I'm from Brussels (Belgium) and I am going to live in Manchester, starting from 7th May. The thing is that I am going to live with a friend who already lives there, and we are currently looking for a ...
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can I use my valid UK visit visa to enter UK only for one night and reenter again after one week for 10 days? [duplicate]

I have a 6 month valid visit visa for UK , I plan to go there for one night only then off to Portugal for one week then back again direct to UK for 10 days. will that be ok? will they consider my ...
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Health vaccinations for UK

I'm travelling from South Africa to the UK. Just asking if I need any shots? Any vaccinations? I'm travelling for 8 days. I leave in a week. Nothing was said when I applied for a visa and now i'm ...
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Help with Uk visa application form [duplicate]

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: How to answer these questions: 1)What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? 2)The ...
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Mumbai -> London -> Manchester : Reclaim checked bags at London? [duplicate]

I will be travelling via British Airways from Mumbai, India to Manchester, UK soon with a layover at the Heathrow airport in London. I am travelling on a short visitors visa to meet family there. I ...
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Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?

The UK Visas and Immigration Directorate publishes guidance that provides helpful tips that can result in successful visa applications. Section 2 of this guidance opens is entitled "other documents ...
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Uk visa application form filling doubt [duplicate]

I am going to travel alone to the uk for holidays and i am a student.My sponsors are my FATHER and my COUSIN.I have a doubt regarding what option in the application formto select for this question: ...
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SPONSOR STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT FOR UK TRIP [duplicate]

I am being invited by my partner to visit him for the Sumner holidays in UK. I am a student in moscow, please I will like to known the basic requirements when it comes to funds. I was told by someone ...
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Travel to UK with valid Visa & passport [on hold]

Can i enter UK with a valid visa up to June 2016 and valid passport till October 2016, my travel period is for 5 days starting from first week of May 2016.
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what evidence is important to show that u leave the country at end of the visit? [on hold]

Recently i was applied for uk visitor visa from india ..it has been refused.. My dad was sponsored me ..he is british citizen .. Documents i attached-- 1) Sponsership 2) additional letter in which ...
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Travel from UK to US (1 week) and Europe (1 week or less) and come back. What kind of Visa?

I am travelling to UK (Sheffield) from India for a short term study tour (3 months). During that time when I m in UK, I have to visit US for a week time and Europe (For a week again) and come back to ...
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Validity of long term visitor visa UK

I have a long term (2 years) type C business visa to the UK. From the website and other resources, it says that: If you can prove you need to visit the UK regularly over a longer period, you can ...
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How should I answer the questions in the “Employment and Income” section of a UK visa application?

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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The barcode sticker which VFS in India puts on the back of my passport got damaged by water. Will this cause me problems upon re-entering India?

I have an Indian passport. I have travelled to UK on a work visa. VFS in India puts a barcode sticker on the back of the passport. Unfortunately, here in the UK, some water applied on the barcode ...
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10 Year UK Tourist Visa

I would like to apply for a 10 year UK tourist visa. Current Visa Status: H1B (US Work visa) UK Visa History: Been granted 3 separate 6-month tourist visas in the last 8 years. (2008, 2012, 2014) ...
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Good pay check but nothing much to show [duplicate]

I'm an Indian working in UAE I get paid about equivalent to 4000 £ /month and my wife about 1500£/month. But my bank statement will show double figures at the end of the month, (wife's a little ...
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Do I need a visa for a layover in London, UK? [duplicate]

Im from Philippines. and i have a Schengen Visa. I have a flight from PH to Madrid. but I have a stop over to the london heathrow airport. And its 10 hours long. Then london to madrid. My question is ...
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Can I get a Schengen Visa if my UK visa expires in 2 months?

I'm an Ecuadorian citizen but I have been in the UK as a social volunteer for 8 months and I have a valid UK visa until the 30 of august of 2016 and a schengen visa valid until the 24 of June of 2016. ...
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Extending an UK C-Visit Visa, do I need BRP?

On 25th of November 2015, I was granted a 6 months C-VISIT visa for UK. I entered the country on 22nd of March 2016 and my visa expires on 25th of April. On my entry application I noted that I will ...
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Is there a chart comparing airports in London and the south-east? [closed]

I am interested to know how London airports compare to each other, including if travelling to a different airport - such as Southend, Southampton or Bristol - might be more feasible. Despite Gatwick ...
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My husband applying for visit visa for uk! How much in bank account does he need? [duplicate]

Hi my husband and I are applying for a visit visa for him to come to the uk . We were told he needs so much in his bank account? Can any one help and let us know how much! And does anyone know or have ...
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UK visit visa refusal: insufficient financial documentation

My friend applied for general visit visa from Kampala to UK but the officer refused his visa. The reason I'm going to mention: 1: I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am not ...
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Visa schengen refusal appeal [duplicate]

I requested visa schengen from France consulate in Djibouti but they refuse reason #8 so how I can take an appeal?
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UK online visa application: travelling “with” someone who doesn't have visa “yet”

I am filling in the UK online visa application on visa4uk.gov.uk. They ask if I am travelling "with" anyone. My plans have been made in conjunction with someone else, we arrive at the same time and ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa because of having the UK student visa?

I have an Iranian citizenship and I am living in Turkey. I am a self-employed i.e. have had 45% share of an active company (the other shares are for other members of my family). As I decided to ...
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Do Indian documents need to be endorsed by the Ministry of External Affairs when applying for a UK Visitor Visa?

I am applying for UK standard visa from India to meet my husband living in the UK. I already have my passport with my husband's name endorsed. The VFS agency has asked for my marriage certificate. ...
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Traveling to the UK for business: do I need to show proof of funds?

I'm from Manila, Philippines and might be travelling to UK for business and training purposes for 4 to 6 weeks. Just want to know if we are required to show money or provide bank transactions? (Ex: ...
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Best SIM option for UK and Italy?

My partner is Italian and we live in the UK. We frequently travel to Italy. We'd like to have a phone that we can use to call Italy affordably from the UK, and use in Italy to contact both Italian ...
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Kicked out of hotel in morning when booking through booking agency (asked to pay for extra day)

I am from UK, I went to travel agent website and booked holiday (flights + hotel), today is the last day and my flight is 22:30. In the morning we went to the city to have some lunch and when we came ...
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What can I do with my UK Transit Visa? [duplicate]

Hope you could help me. I am a Philippine Passport holder. I am currently working in Trinidad and Tobago. For my one month vacation, I am planning to pass through the ...
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Does a US Green Card holder with Iranian Passport need to obtain UK Visa?

I am a US Green Card holder with Iranian Passport, Living in US for couple of months, wanna visit my friends in UK for a week, Do I need to obtain UK Visa? If yes, How can I apply for that? Online ...
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Help a nervous flyer plan routes that minimise flight changes and time spent in the air

I'm new here! I'm just looking for some advice and some guidance. So, I feel like it's just better if I cut to the chase. I'm from Scotland and this year I was accepted to study abroad in the USA ...
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Does an Accesrail intermodal ticket guarantee connections to and from flights?

The Accesrail website states: First Great Western now provides, thanks to AccesRail, its first air-rail intermodal solution. This allows passengers to go to/from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport to ...
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What to show as proof of accommodation when applying for a UK visitor visa?

I am applying for UK Visa and for the accommodation I have confirmed the reservation of a hotel through bookings.com. I also received an email regarding the same, under PAY AT THE HOTEL option. I ...
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Indian applying for UK tourist visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian but living in France for the last 2 years. I have a French residence permit and would like to apply for a UK Tourist visa. Is it possible? Has anyone done it? If so, how long did the ...