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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

5
votes
1answer
143 views

How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in the UK?

I'm trying to book a train journey in the UK for September. We are currently in April and the National Rail website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (5 months) in advance. So ...
4
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
827 views

Can I bring a skillet with me as a carry-on item?

My suitcases are very small (smaller than the maximum dimensions allowed for carry-on items), so I can't put my skillet inside and check the suitcase. I wonder if it is possible to take the skillet ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Need US B1 B2 Visa, Last year already visited UK, what are the chances, I will get visa this time [on hold]

I have visited Google summit in London last year, But this time it is happening in Mountain view for 6 days, I am not working in Google, whereas we are using the Google platform for advertising in ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

UK General Visa Refused

My mother and sister had applied for uk general visa to stay with me for 3 weeks. visa is rejected for the below comments . Can you please let me know apart from the original documents what other ...
-3
votes
0answers
55 views

UK visitor visa refused [on hold]

My husband holds an Indian passport. I am his wife and I have a british passport. I want my husband to travel with me to UK to visit our children; but when he applied for a visa it was refused ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

General Visitor VISA refusal for lack of evidence on funds - reapplying

I am reapplying for General VISITOR VISA for myself, wife & 3 kids, I want more clarity on below: please enter details of what you plan to do whilst in the uk Do I need to be specific, as ...
3
votes
0answers
35 views

Schengen visa with UK visa expires in less than 3 months?

I was thinking of visiting some Schengen countries this June. However, my UK visa will be expired on August 30th, 2015. I know that most (or all) of Schengen countries require UK visa to be valid for ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Myself and my immediate family UK General Visitor visa was refused for insufficient funds evidence

We applied for UK General Visitor visa for 10 days, and were refused: You have submitted an employment letter to confirm your occupation in KSA. Although your employment letter details your ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

General visit visa Validity time

can I enter uk before 2 month of my visit visa expire? This is my first visit and I am nepali citizen.
2
votes
1answer
87 views

UK immigration check at airport

I always wonder that what UK immigration at airport check in their computer and why they type our answers in their PC?
2
votes
1answer
28 views

UK visit visa after Schengen visa

Me and my husband (non eu) are planning a trip to Germany and then UK to visit my family. We will be in Germany for 3 months and then go to the UK. Does anyone know if it is possible to forward date a ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Entering on UK as tourist after expired 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 ...
4
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

non-EU spouse of EU citizen traveling to UK for tourism purpose! [closed]

can I travel to England with my wife who is an EU citizen for a tourism purpose?
3
votes
1answer
462 views

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 ...
11
votes
5answers
1k views

Heathrow to Oxford without going through London

I will be traveling to Oxford, UK this summer. My flight lands at Heathrow around 12:30pm on a Sunday; it is on British Airways so I believe it will arrive at Terminal 5. Based on this map and other ...
5
votes
3answers
473 views

What is a good Lake District base for hiking?

I'm planning few day's trip (from London) to the Lake District during which the I would like to hike as much as possible, stay somewhere nice (possibly really nice), and drive not at all. I'm ...
3
votes
2answers
369 views

Can I enter the UK as a tourist then on a student visa?

I am an Australian student going on exchange to the UK for six months. I am intending on travelling prior to the commencement of my studies. As a condition of my student visa I am unable to enter the ...
3
votes
1answer
192 views

What route of transportation between Oxford and Amsterdam optimizes economy and convenience?

I am making a trip to Amsterdam in late September for a beer festival for 5 days, and I am trying to determine a means of getting there and back to Oxford that is both easy on my wallet but not overly ...
2
votes
1answer
164 views

UK general visit Visa refused for my Spouse

I am currently in UK on ICT Tier 2 VISA for 6 months. My wife (housewife) applied for general visit Visa in March 2015, to join me and for tourism purpose for 4 months. She intended to leave Uk with ...
8
votes
2answers
454 views

Can I rent a manual transmission car in the UK with a Canadian driving license?

I've read that in the UK, in order to drive a manual transmission car, you must hold a driver's license that shows you took your test with a manual transmission. I have a Canadian driving license ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

Is a visa required for Indian citizen with work permit in Denmark to visit UK?

I have read so much online but still I would like a final confirmation from someone who's been in similar situation as mine. I have an Indian passport and I live in Denmark. I have a Danish work ...
3
votes
1answer
126 views

How do you buy the right train ticket in the UK? [duplicate]

I recently traveled by train in the UK. I went to the station and bought a return ticket from Bristol to Oxford. The machine presented a huge number of options but in the end I chose a super off peak ...
-1
votes
0answers
32 views

How long do I have to wait if I submit additional documents? [closed]

After waiting for almost 8 weeks for the result of my spouse visa I received email asking for additional docs., saying the employment letters content was incomplete so I need to submit again. Do I ...
6
votes
0answers
51 views

Is there secure bicycle parking at the Reading train station?

Is there secure bicycle parking at Reading train station? By secure I mean: staffed and with a system that ensures other people cannot take my bicycle, where I can leave a bicycle safely for 3 days. ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

Dependent children deported from in UK visa form [closed]

In the general visitor visa for UK form, there is an option named "Dependent children". If you click on it, there is a drop down menu named "Deported from". Can someone explain what to enter in that? ...
2
votes
2answers
516 views

Can I visit UK with Italian stay permit?

I'm an Egyptian citizen, who holds Schengen visa and stay permit in Italy. Can I go to UK for some days with my stay permit and Schengen visa?
5
votes
1answer
115 views

UK Exit Checks: Are people driving via Eurotunnel/Ferry affected?

I am informed that the Home Office has activated a plan to implement exit checks for people leaving the UK. One way to leave the UK is to drive via the Eurotunnel to France. Another way is to take a ...
15
votes
1answer
13k views

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 ...
25
votes
4answers
8k views

Name has “Mr” appended on reservation, airline will not reply

I recently booked tickets to travel by plane from the UK to Greece. The website I booked through (airfasttickets.co.uk) lists my name correctly, as "Mr Georgios [My surname]", exactly the same as in ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

UK transit visa for Greek resident permit holder [duplicate]

I have called and mailed different offices including the UK embassy in Greece concerning this question, I have one office directing me to another in circle. Anyway, I have a 5years Greek resident ...
3
votes
2answers
193 views

What are the English laws on bringing pets into the country?

I wish to take my pet cat with me to the United Kingdom, to stay with relatives (they are fine with the cat, and understand that she travels with me a lot). I am concerned, however, whether or not I ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

If I am on a business visa to UK from India and want to travel to Italy, which visas to apply for?

I am an Indian citizen and planning for a business trip to UK from where I plan to join my family for a vacation in Italy and come back to UK for business. What visas should I apply for? Business visa ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Applying for a Schengen Visa as a visiting student in UK

I am an exchange student in the UK for January- May 2015. I have a Pakistani passport. My visa here ends July 1. I want to do an Europe tour, or at least go to one or two countries, after my exams end ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
470 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
713 views

Travelling from India to canada via Dubai and London. Do I need a transit visa

I am travelling to Calgary from Delhi. I have an Air India flight from Delhi to Dubai then British Airways flight from Dubai to London and Air Canada flight from London to Calgary. My query is "Do I ...
6
votes
1answer
4k views

How to get a new UK Driver's licence while travelling?

So hypothetically my driver's licence is lost (quite likely). I'm not in the UK. Is there any way I can get a replacement one from overseas and get it sent to either me, or a friend in the UK who ...
4
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Do I need a transit visa for a stop in London? [duplicate]

I am indian citizen. I am staying in canada. I want to go to India from Canada with connecting flight from London. Do I need visa for that?
10
votes
1answer
761 views

Visa rules regarding travel back to the UK with wife I married abroad

I am planning to marry my Uruguayan fiancé in Santiago Chile and we are looking to head back to the UK (I am a British National) to visit my family early next year. Would my wife be able to travel ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

As Philippine do I need a transit visa on a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland?

I am from Philippines and will do a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland in 2015. I will be doing a sea cruise, coming from Denmark where I will embark, passing through a couple ...
8
votes
1answer
7k views

UK Visa Refused - Can I reapply immediately?

I applied for the UK tourism visa. I mentioned that I was going to travel only for 2 weeks. However I got rejected because I didn't mention in the application, that I was working, nor mentioned that ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

UK Visa application: maintenance and bank accounts

Can someone suggest if me & my husband both are travelling to UK for vacation and paying for our share of expenses like half & half...What should I fill in my visa application for 'Cost ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Can I apply for UK tourist visa from France if I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany?

I want to visit UK. I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. Can I apply UK tourist visa from France? Or do I have to apply from Germany?
5
votes
1answer
40 views

Connecting through UK when between UK visas

My friend is a Canadian citizen and currently in the UK on a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa. This expires at the end of July. She has obtained a place at a UK university and that course starts in ...
2
votes
1answer
95 views

will my visa be refused due to my history of being refused entry to the uk? [closed]

I was denied entry to the UK for the following reasons: limited funding 'used deception' by concealing that my parents are in the UK no return ticket Now the deception part I am concerned about: ...
1
vote
2answers
112 views

how long should I wait before applying for a visa after being refused entry?

I was denied entry to the UK last week (without a visa which was possible BUT was rejected for a few reasons) and was wondering how long I should wait before applying for a visitor's visa? Is there a ...