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

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Do I need a transit visa flying from Germany to India though transit at London?

I am a Indian national currently living in Germany with a EU Resident Permit valid for next 4 years, I am flying back to India through a transit from London airport. And same procedure when I return ...
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UK Visitor VISA Refusal. Possible future consequences?

Well, I was supposed to visit UK on 20th-22nd July this year to participate in a Competition/Conference as an undergraduate student from Bangladesh. I submitted it on 18th June. But my VISA ...
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Business visit visa

i recived a business invitation letter from UK (London) company.. this is because i had attended an interview and it was successful when i was in UK 4months ago from now, but my visa was expired and ...
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Status of work visa London

My husband had applied for a work visa in the UK after being told to contact Mr. James Bevan via mail (british.high.commission@india.com) All the documents required were sent through mail and a ...
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How can I sponsor my Kenyan friend to the UK?

So far I have gathered some documents together (bank statements, payslips, letter of employment, tenancy agreement, etc.) She is employed but only has the equivalent of about of £200 in her account. ...
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British residence throught GAY marriage [on hold]

Can you get any kind of residence in UK through a GAY civil union or marriage or such kind? Would I be able to get residence in England if I get married to my boyfriend HE is british? What you ...
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Trying to gather the right documents for my next application

I was refused a visit visa to the UK and I'm trying to apply again, but I'm still confused on how to answer some questions. cost of trip to you personally cost of flights or ship how much do you ...
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How should I tip for food in a UK pub? At the bar, or at my table?

I'm in a pub in England. I went up to the bar and asked for a plate of fish and chips (to be served to my table) and a pint (handed to me on the spot). My money was collected at the bar. I would like ...
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Visit UK like a tourist with C-Visit-business [duplicate]

I am confused a little I want to attend a UK like a tourist but my visa type is C-Visit-Business. I read a lot of information but can't understand can I go to UK or can't.
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Entering the UK on a tourist visa prior to the effective date of a working visa [on hold]

My UK working visa is valid from mid-september, however I am travelling to Europe for 3 weeks prior to this for a holiday - for which we need to fly through Heathrow. Can I enter the UK on a visitors ...
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Cancelled UK visa on entry

My friend applied for a UK visa last month (that is, June 2015) for 3 weeks in the UK, but got 6 months. Since she got more days, she decided to extend her stay, because she has a six month valid visa ...
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Husband removed from UK wishes to travel with british wife to UK [on hold]

My Algerian husband was removed from UK in May 2013, we married in February 2013 whilst he was in detention. I have been residing in France since September 2014 and my husband since January 2015. He ...
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Refusal of a visit visa to the UK [duplicate]

Applied for a visa to visit my uncle in the UK but was refused giving the following reasons: They said I applied to to visit my aunt (which I never stated in my application) but brought supporting ...
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Refusal of UK Visit Visa [on hold]

I applied for a uk visit visa but my application was refused because the officer doubted a genuine relationship between me and my boyfriend who happened to indicate friend only in his invitation ...
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Application for Schengen visa when bank statement is not available

I would be going to UK and from there I would like to apply for a Schengen visa where the port of entry would be France. My friend who is a student stays in Lyon and I would be visiting him. However ...
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Chinese visiting England, have Schengen visa

In Sweden on vacation with my Chinese wife. We plan to go to London 3-4 days. I heard, that there is simple way to get a visa to England, when you already have a Schengen visa. Its impossible to get ...
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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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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UK Visas for a Malagasy family with young children

We are sponsoring a family to visit us in UK as friends from Madagascar for 2 weeks. They have a 6 year old and a 16 month old. Do the kids need their own visas, and are they the standard visitor ...
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Will my US cell phone work in the UK?

I'm traveling to the UK in the near future and it never occurred to me until today that there may be roaming charges or network incompatibilities etc. with trying to use my ATT iPhone in the UK. I ...
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VFS UK Visa Delivery [closed]

I have applied for Visa on Monday. Yesterday evening I received a message as it will be delivered to designated place. How long it will take to deliver?
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Expired UK work Visa (Sole Rep) returning for 3 days

I had a Sole Rep work visa in the UK that expired about 6 months ago. I have been back in the US for about a year or so. I need to return to UK for a couple days as tourist. Will this be an ...
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Can I travel days after my intended date of travel? [closed]

I applied for a general visitor visa and the date is for 25th but I'l have to go 3days later. Am I allowed to do that and am I allowed to extend my stay with 3 days?
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UK Visit Visa hotel arrangement

Its another question related to my previous post: UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation In online uk visit visa application, under the heading of Travel Information there is a question that ...
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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 ...
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Traveling with a Dog from the USA to the UK [duplicate]

This dog came from the UK to the USA with me five years ago, now I want to take her back with me. I have the carrier etc all good, but I have quesitons about entering the UK that nobody seems to have ...
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US citizen going to UK. Jewelry/Gifts customs and VAT

I'm leaving for the UK this week and packing a bunch of gifts and an engagement ring that I intend to give there. Is the VAT only for UK citizens? Or will I have to declare the value of my gifts and ...
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What is the oldest train in the UK still operated regularly for a non-tourism purpose?

What can I find the oldest train in the UK still operating regularly, and the train(s) is/are operated for common service but not solely for tourist attraction? And which route(s) are they serving?
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How long should we wait for a UK Visitor Visa in New Delhi? [duplicate]

We applied for a visitor visa (less than 6 month)in New Delhi at 10 June but nobody is given answer when we will got visa. Already our passports in embassy from last 40 days At least they should be ...
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24 hour visit to UK holding schengen type-c visa while in germany [duplicate]

i am a Pakistani national and i am here in Germany for 2 months with Schengen type-C visa. I want to visit London for less than 24 hours. Do i need a visa for my visit or not?
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Sponsoring friend's visa application from kenya to UK [closed]

I am sponsoring a friend's 2 week visit to the UK. She is applying for a UK visa from kenya. She needs a bit of help with the following questions on the UK visa application form:- What is the cost ...
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UK PLAB Visa Refusal

I had applied for a PLAB (Doctors) Visa for the UK to appear in PLAB test. I got refused on the basis of two recent large deposits in the bank statement I provided (my mothers). In reality, these are ...
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Explanation for large inflows into bank account: UK visa for Indian Citizen

I have liquidated some savings which will be transferred online into my bank account by the brokerage firm. As it was suggested here that a note of explanation is not enough, would it be enough if, ...
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uk visa for plab 1 exam [closed]

I applied for uk business visitor visa for giving plab 1 exam. i got my passport back yesterday with a small stamp saying uk warsaw . what does this stamp mean? i didn't get any email or letter from ...
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Can an American get a UK Transit Visa on Arrival?

A US citizen enroute to Almaty has a 17 hour layover in Heathrow requiring them to fly out of Stansted. The flight arrangements are necessarily complex owing to factors that are irrelevant here. ...
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What does the acronym “ECO” mean in discussions of visas?

I saw this term ECO used in discussions on our meta pages and didn't notice a definition though I may have just skipped it. Googling it mostly returns hits about Eco-tourism, so it seems a bit ...
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Tour of Stack Exchange offices, other than NY HQ? [migrated]

I really got the idea from Is it possible to go on a tour of the Stack Exchange headquarters? I live closer to Denver, is there much of an office there? What about your London offices? Can we have ...
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Expired British passport and travel

My British passport has been expired for more than 10 years. Can I enter the UK with my South African passport? Will I be able to get a visa? Approximately a year ago, my husband and I traveled to ...
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UK visitor entry clearance application refused: impact on future travel

I am Indian citizen living in Poland for the past 4 years for business. I never visited UK before. I applied for UK visa few months ago in Warsaw to visit London for just 3 days, carelessly missed ...
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UK and Schengen visa fund question from India

We are applying for UK and Schengen visas consecutively as that seems to be the requirement, though it is one combined visit for us. We plan to arrive in Europe and then go across to UK and head back ...
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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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Applying for UK Visitor visa for daughter's graduation

My husband and I are applying for a UK standard visitor visa ( tourist) to attend our daughter's graduation ceremony and travel a bit in UK and Europe. We filled in the form that we will be staying ...
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Can I visit UK before a month from the valid date of its expired

I'm from the State of Kuwait and I hold an Eritrean passport. I'm planning to visit UK on October but my visa will expire on November. Is it OK to make a journey in the last month of my visa, provided ...
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Frequent Traveller to the UK Does Not Want to Fill Out Landing Cards, Be Interviewed

A US citizen has been visiting the UK 4 or 5 times a year for either personal or business reasons. He is tired of the same procedure of filling out a landing card and waiting in the queue for his ...
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UK child visitor visa

I am 16 years old. I have got UK visit accompanied with my parents only. Now I have to travel alone to UK next week. Can I go with the same visa? Kindly advice me.
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Travel insurance with a pre-existing condition

I have ulcerative collitis. It's not particularly bad. I'm trying to get travel insurance for two different holidays (one to the US and one to China/Japan). Unfortunately having ulcerative collitis ...
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Can I submit a scanned copy of statement of account [closed]

I am reapplying for a UK settlement visa can I submit a scanned copy of my husband's statement of account ?
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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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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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UK Visit Visa refused

I was trying visit UK with my wife for holiday for 3 weeks. Cost of the holiday was roughly £2500. But our visa was refused with the reason that I do not have enough funds. But I had enough funds ...