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

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Could I re-enter the UK again for another 6 months?

I am a Hong Kong citizen holding a HK SAR passport. How long am I able to visit the UK within a 365 day period ? My stamp is for 6 months. Could I leave within 6 months but re-enter again a couple ...
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How, exactly, does the ESTA system work - specifically on arrival?

I am travelling to the US next week and want to check I have it right about how the ESTA system works. I have a UK passport. I have registered with ESTA online and submitted the form. My application ...
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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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Moving girlfriend with me from US to UK - visas? [migrated]

I may be moving from the US to the London for a job offer and I'd like my girlfriend to come with me. We would live there for a few years at least, so she'd like to find a job there. What options ...
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Job interview in London requires me to wire money to the travel agent. Is this a scam?

I was told that I can have a visitor visa to UK, is this legitimate? I have received an invitation letter and a job offer, and I was contacted by the appointed travel agent to prepare all related ...
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Refused entry into Schengen after Ryanair checked passport. Now the airline wants me to pay a fine. What are my options?

I was travelling from London to Kaunas (Lithuania) and was refused entry because I did not have a biometric passport, even though a Ryanair officer at the gate before boarding checked my passport, ...
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UK visa refused twice. What am I doing wrong? [on hold]

I'm Jordanian in Saudi Arabia So I applied for a visitor visa to the UK, 1st time I applied I was unaware of what document I had to apply and got a refusal and honestly that was my fault, but on the ...
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For how long an invitation/sponsorship letter is valid?

Can I send the invitation/sponsorship letter today, knowing that my friend is going to apply for the visa after two months? Would the invitation letter be still valid, specially the bank statements? ...
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Can I get UK visa appointment fees refund before my appointment date?

I have taken appointment for my UK travel visa one week from now. But I want to cancel my UK trip. Can I claim refund for appointment fees paid on appointment cancellation?
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Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport

I have been to the UK 12 times and I also had a 2 year visa. My boyfriend lives in England and we have been together 8 years. Last time I visited I was refused entry because I didn't have a return ...
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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.
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Is it possible to hike the moors in Dartmoor without having a car?

I'm interested in doing some hikes in Dartmoor -- single day hikes, for the most part, to see the moors and tors and the like. However I do not have a car, nor am I able to rent one (I have no driver'...
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Using Multiple Entry Type C Visa for business meeting then tourism [on hold]

I was granted a Type C visa in June 2016, but when we applied for it the purpose was to attend business meetings in Ireland. I was granted 6 months multiple entry, I will be going back to UK in ...
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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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please help me understand the meaning visitor visa rules UK

what does v 4.2- v 4.10 mean? does "-" mean from v4.2 to v4.10 that includes v4.3, v4.4 etc until v4.10 or does it mean just v4.2 and v4.10
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UK visa needs to be valid 3 months after your visit to Schengen, any workarounds?

This is what Schengen countries say on their visa page UK residence permit (original and copy): valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen area. Reference : ...
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US Friend's UK visa refused, still plans on going [on hold]

Friends and I are planning a trip to the UK soon, but one of my friends had his Visa application denied. He still wants to make the trip and try to get through customs regardless. I'm concerned ...
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RE-entering UK on tourist visa after leaving just before ancestry visa expires

I am a NZ citizen who has been staying in the UK on an ancestry visa. I plan to leave the UK in March, just before my visa expires, and go to Eire for 6-8 weeks to visit friends. I would like to re-...
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Do I need a UK visa? How and where to apply?

I live in Germany since May 2013 as a spouse of German citizen. In Nov 2015 we divorced and I have German residence permit till Jan 2018. We have a son in this marriage and legally I have the right to ...
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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...
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Can I apply same visa after I finish my 6 months visit visa in uk [on hold]

good day I would like to ask if I can apply same Six months uk visa again in the Philippines after I finished my 6months visa this coming 22 of August? If not is there's another option that I can do ...
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How are the National Express coaches from London to Cardiff? [on hold]

Planning a trip from London to Cardiff using National Express coaches. Compared to rail they are very cheap, but I'm wondering about the comfort. In the past I experienced issues with where to to ...
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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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Advice on additional documents for UK family visitor visa [duplicate]

I applied for UK family visitor visa for my uncle and aunt who are Pakistani citizens and are over 70 years of age. My uncle is retired shopkeeper and has no pension. My aunt is/was a housewife. They ...
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entering and leaving UK before 48hours of my expiry visa [duplicate]

GOOD DAY. I will visit LONDON (UK) on AUG06,2016 and leave on AUG09,2016 BUT the expiry date of my visa on 11AUG,2016 .is that possible?
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Can I go to UK holding an accompanied visa, unaccompanied

I am a minor, 14 years old and I applied for an accompanied UK visa stating that I would be accompanied with my uncle. My visa also clearly states my uncle's name and that I would only be allowed ...
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UK Visa Refused, Please Help in Reapplying ( Will Appreciate Your Kind Response ) [duplicate]

I have a good Travel history ( Visited UAE Twice , Italy , Spain , USA Twice , also Visit UK Last year on a Family Visit Visa Which was Sponsored by my Brother ) Now this time I apply for UK General ...
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Traveling from Spain to Dublin while having a UK arrest warrant [on hold]

I have a UK arrest warrant for non payment of fines. Can I travel to Dublin from Spain by plane? Please let me know only if you know the facts.
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Buying a flight ticket to the UK for a foreign national

My girlfriend from Mexico is coming to study her Master's in the UK for a year. She's in the process of applying for a visa and looking at flights to the UK. For some reason, when she searches for ...
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UK visa refusal due to undefined source of fund after retirement

My mother (aged 62) applied for UK visitor visa from Bangladesh recently and got refused. She was intending to meet her elder sister who is a British Citizen living in London. As they haven't met for ...
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US citizen travelling to the UK with an immigration hiccup in the past

I am a US citizen currently living in France with a long-term researcher visa. In the next year, I need to visit the UK for the following purposes: A week-long meeting / informal training with ...
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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 ...
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Can my 13 year old sister travel back to her country (India) unaccompanied?

Me and my sister (13 years old), are traveling to the UK and my sister has an accompanied visa. Is it possible for my sister to travel back to her country (India) unaccompanied with airlines escort ...
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refusal of my visa [closed]

Am a twin.I applied for u.k visa with my twin sister to join our parents.we submitted the same documents but mine was refused.in the refusal letter they didn't state any reason why they didn't give me ...
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direction and draw polyline [closed]

When drawing polylines for directions, change the color of the lines to indicate the traffic conditions. Green lines if no traffic Red lines if heavy traffic Orange lines if moderate traffic in ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname to its mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have UK ...
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Visitor Visa for 2 Years [closed]

I visited to Uk in april 2016 and now i need 2 year visit visa, so please suggest me what kind of reason i need to mentioned in my application to get 2 year visa. Kind Regards ZM
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Can we opt for fast track service after the refusal?

Last saturday I got refusal from BHC due to lack of funds and my reasons to come back to india. Am planning to visit my family who is settled in Uk. Am married and planning to visit my family along ...
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Can my sons have a tourist visa, if they are refused as dependents? [closed]

I will apply for a student visa tier 4 this week. Since i was not sure that my two sons can have visas as my dependents, I put in my application that my sons will travel with me as tourists and will ...
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Reapplying for UK tourist visa once refused under article 320 (7a)

So my girlfriend was refused a UK visa as she didn't mention that she was arrested in 2010 for shoplifting but only received a warning. At the time she was told she would have no record and it was a ...
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Do I need a visa to change from Heathrow airport to Gatwick airport? [duplicate]

I would like to find out if I am traveling to the USA and would like to change airports from Heathrow to Gatwick, I will be in transit for less than 12 hours, but I have a USA visa and not a British ...
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Do I need UK transit visa while travelleing to Ireland [duplicate]

I am holding Irish student visa and I am making a flight change at London while travelling. Do I need a UK transit visa.
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UK visitor visa from Ireland for an Indian citizen [duplicate]

I am currently in Ireland on a Six month training visa, I need to visit the company's plant in UK as a training requirement. How do I apply for UK visa from the Republic of Ireland?
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Irish Visa or UK Visa or both?

My husband and I are traveling to the UK for a wedding and then want to travel to Ireland to visit. I read up on BIVS and it looks like if I have a UK visa, I can travel to Ireland for a short stay. ...
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UK visitor visa refused (multiple sponsors)cont

I have Three questions : 1There is no path for appeal and judicial reviews of visitor applications seldom, if ever, reach the hearing stage. What this amalgamates to is there's nothing to be done. ...
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Tourist visa from Norway [closed]

I am a filipino citizen, and have a permanent residence permit, do I still need a visa to travel in UK for holiday?
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How do UK airports prevent people without UK visas from boarding domestic flights?

The UK, like the US, doesn't do exit border checks at Airports, meaning domestic and international flights leave from the same gates. For this reason, the US does not have airside Transit; however ...
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What kind of Visa do I need for a four month stay at backpacking hostel in Torquay, England [duplicate]

I am from the United States, and I have been offered a 4-month stay at a backpacking hostel in Torquay, England. In exchange for staying, I have been asked to help around the hostel for four hours ...
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Best Prepaid Sim Card for Paris and London [closed]

We are traveling to Paris and London. We've been seeing that we can get one sim card for both places but we aren't sure if that is the best answer. Can anyone help with some suggestions?
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transit from dfw to hyd on stand by ticket [closed]

I am traveling on stand by ticket from usa to lhr on wards to India with confirm ticket. Do I need to go through uk customs to collect the luggage and to recheck it?