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If your bank charges you a fee, as well as a percentage, for every transaction you make in a foreign currency, you could save quite a bit by topping up an oyster card once every so often as opposed to using a contactless payment card every day. For example my bank charges me 3€ + 2% for each non Euro transaction. This would mean paying an extra 3€ for every ...


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Weekly travelcard: Contactless weekly travelcard is only from Monday to Sunday, so if you arrive and leave mid-week, you might get better rates if you still get an Oyster card, and buy a weekly travelcard on that. On the other hand it might still be cheaper if you don't intend to travel every day for 7 days to just use your Contactless and use the daily ...


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One of the issues that could be encountered when using Apple Pay or Google Wallet for your contactless travel is when your device runs out of battery after you've started a journey - you will not be able to "tap out" and then will be charged the full penalty fare. Most devices with contactless payment are still relatively new, but we all know that with ...


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The main agencies are Blakes and Hoseasons, although most of the individual boatyards are now on the internet, and you might get a better deal if you contact them directly. Google 'boatyard' plus the region or the name of the waterway that you're interested in. You are allowed to drive the boat yourself and you don't need any kind of permit. If you haven't ...


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If you specifically mean a holiday on a canal narrow-boat, you need to do some research into your planned route. You can get advice, maps, etc, from the hire company. Bear in mind that the maximum legal speed is 4 miles per hour, and most hire boats will not exceed that my much even if you disregard the law. Also, you need to allow time for going through ...


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I reapplied on last Monday, paid for a priority service and finally received my visa today. I got very valuable advice from people on this website and I really appreciate it. They checked my cover letter and helped me to polish it. Here it is: To: The Entry Clearance Officer Reference: Current GWF00000000; Prior GWF0000000000 Subject: Name ...


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There are a number of discounts that are only available on Oyster - you can get these discounts loaded up on an Oyster card and they are then automatically applied at the ticket gate, but this can't be done for contactless cards. For a regular commuter, the most important of these is the Annual Gold Card discount. You get this for having any annual season ...


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Most airlines have a bit about this on their site - for example, on RyanAir, for travel in the UK: Adults: Any photo ID which matches the passenger name in the booking. Infants and Children: Children under 16 years of age (travelling with an adult) on UK domestic flights can travel without photo identification. So no, they don't need ID to ...


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This is what they refer to as a 'coded landing'. There is a very brief passage about it in the Wiki article, UK Immigration Enforcement. You can also do a Google search on 'coded landing uk' to see where lots of people have experienced anxiety about them. You can obtain a list of some of the codes using the Freedom of Information Act, others are ad-hoc. ...


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According to the airport's website, the only scheduled services are: Citywing operating flights between Blackpool, the Isle of Man and Belfast


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As an EU citizen, you don't have any time limit on remaining in the UK necessarily, under EU freedom of movement rules. Now freedom of movement technically applies only to workers, but practically it means that you can enter the "EU" line in the passport queue, and nobody will bother asking you any questions. It also means that you could remain once your ...


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It's perfectly OK, the henna will pose no problems for you. I wish I could give you a definitive quote or a link for this, but I've looked and I can't. Basically it's such a non-issue that nobody seems to have ever put down something official. I even tried to find an image of someone with henna in a UK airport without success. So, just take the word of ...


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If the other members are not travelling with you, you leave that section blank and go to Part 9 of the form (Additional Information) and explain that your wife and children will file applications later. Doing this is critically important! You would do this regardless of your nationality and regardless if you are applying as a visitor or for something else. ...


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Call the number and make a reservation. If you can't find the number then here's the information that TripAdvisor has on the venue: The Fat Duck High St, Bray, West Berkshire SL6 2AQ, United Kingdom 00441628580333


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Your husband will be a business visitor to the UK and you want to accompany him and so you will need an entry clearance as a dependent. There is no explicit requirement saying that a dependent needs to produce a marriage certificate. Consider the case of unmarried partners and partners in a 'de facto marriage'; they are able to obtain visas without ...


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The Portuguese system works a bit differently... All visa applications lodged in the UK need to made online at their Application Portal. As part of the procedure you will have the opportunity to schedule your appointment request and the site will tell you which locations and dates are available. Edinburgh, being an honorary consulate, does not have the ...


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There is a super-priority visa service to get a decision within 24 hours (for a – steep – fee), which is as close as it gets to ‘spur of the moment’. On the other hand, simply showing up at the border is not possible, Algerian citizens need a visa and they need to apply for it in advance, even if it only means the day before. Even Algerians who reside in ...


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As you are bringing agricultural products into the US, they will need to be inspected by the USDA staff at the airport you arrive back at. If there is no USDA staff on hand then the CPB officials may do an inspection on their own or more likely simply confiscate the items for destruction. I have no firsthand experience with UK import rules on dried flowers ...


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A UK entry clearance gives you 'formal' permission to arrive/depart any time between its start and end dates. The form asked for your travel dates so that they can try to align the visa's start date so that your time in the UK is maximized. Once the entry clearance has been issued, it's ok to change your actual travel date. You can arrive at 12:01 AM on ...


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I can answer several parts of your question. False allegations: They do not make false allegations; in fact, they don't make any allegations. They make a decision based upon what's laid before them and explain how they got there. I don't see anything in the formulae you posted, including the one you deleted, to indicate any sort of personal attack. ...


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Apparently, I have to apply for the visa at Manchester as I'm living in Scotland. I am sure about it now as they (i.e. the London office) refused to receive my application based on my address. Even though they have an online book system, it allowed me to select either Manchester or London office regardless my address, but when I went to the London office, ...


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Assuming we're talking about visiting the UK and not settling in the UK... Yes, ultimately your non-EEA spouse will need a visa of some sort... UNLESS she is a non-visa national. There are currently 56 countries whose citizens exempt from the visa requirement. If your spouse holds a passport from any of the countries listed, she can visit the UK by 'visa ...


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If you are applying through the British issuing post in New Delhi, there is an almost certain likelihood that your application will go through a verification process that includes a first principles verification of your employment. The mission employs about 60 Entry Clearance Assistants (Indian nationals hired locally) who are tasked with verification. ...


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An Algerian national needs to apply for a visa in order to enter the UK, even if they have a French visa and even if they are taking the Eurostar. You will not be able to show the UKVI people your visa at the rail station, or even at the border. On the bright side, the application doesn't take three months to process; it's more like a week. You can apply ...


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The question was since edited to ask for the "top" 3-4 mobile networks in the UK. That's a bit subjective, but answerable I think. The four below come first in most comparison tables (e.g. the Three one below), and in listings in resources like OpenSignal.com, and also matches my perception as a Brit of which are most prominent: O2 have been around for ...


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Customs checks when travelling between EU countries are on a random basis with the main purpose of finding illegal items, most notably drugs. There are no restrictions on bringing elecetronics or produce for personal use between EU countries and you are in no duty to prove that the items have been bought in the EU. Noone will expect you to be awake on the ...


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"Leave to enter" is short for "Leave to enter the United Kingdom". It is defined in Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1971... Six months was initially selected as the maximum amount of leave that can be given to a non-visa national because that interval ties in to lots of other legislation rooted in English common law where the interval of six months ...


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Any ticket you buy having used that search will be valid for that journey. In some cases this may mean you actually have to buy two (or more) tickets, because the "via" station would not normally be on a valid route. Note that if you purchase advance tickets, you are not allowed to leave the train (or at least the stations) except at the end points ...


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As @CMaster explained, you have a right to stay for as long as you like in the UK and you're not required to prove you will leave as there are many ways for you to make sure you are entitled to a longer stay (like finding a job…). Unlike non-EU nationals, you are also entitled to change your mind about this at any time, there is no requirement for you to ...


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The Manchester Airport FAQ page has a section on Domestic to Domestic flight transfer which states: Transferring from a domestic flight to another domestic flight On disembarking from the aircraft check the flight information screens for the gate of your onward flight. If no gate information is shown please proceed to the Terminal 3 Departure ...



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