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Technically the only note that is valid legal tender in England and Wales are England and Welsh bank notes: Are Scottish & Northern Ireland banknotes "legal tender"? In short ‘No’ these banknotes are not "legal tender"; furthermore, Bank of England banknotes are only legal tender in England and Wales. Legal tender has, however, a very narrow ...


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There is one Pound Sterling, which is represented by Bank of England, Scottish and Northern Irish notes and by Royal Mint coins (there aren't separate coins in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland). Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and Saint Helena (overseas territories) and Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man (crown dependencies) each have their own ...


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The first sentence of the gibraltarinfo.gi page you quote is oversimplified to the point of being incorrect. The currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar Pound, which is a separate currency but fixed at a 1:1 exchange rate with Sterling. People and businesses in Gibraltar choose to use both Gibraltar Pounds and Sterling for their own convenience. However, as ...


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First of all, what you intended to do and what you actually did, seem to go in two different directions. For all relevant legal definitions of "import", you did try to import the ring to the UK and had the ring not been found before you had opted for the green lane (and thereby making a legal statement that you have nothing to declare), you would most ...


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Got it. Yes, there are, and there's even a handy website: Link's ATM locator which, when you click one on the map, will tell you if it supports 5 quid notes or not. Checking the one I remember, it shows that indeed, the BT phone/ATM kiosk opposite Waterloo station entrance (address: Waterloo road, London, SE1 7LY) still dispenses 5 quid notes. :D I'm ...


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UK National Rail Conditions of Carriage Restrictions Any Train Company may refuse to accept an item of luggage, an article, an animal or a cycle, even though it meets the requirements set out in Condition 47 and 48 and Appendix B, if, in the opinion of its staff: (a) it may cause injury, inconvenience or a nuisance or it may cause ...


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I think you misunderstood the LEZ, or maybe I did? Quote: "The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) operates to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles driving in London to become cleaner. The LEZ covers most of Greater London and is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year." The key phrase is, "heavy diesel vehicles", which means 'good vehicles' or ...


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To answer my own question: when I was crossing the border from Slovenia to Croatia, the border officer asked me about the lack of an entry stamp into the EU. I showed him my chewed-up IDBUS ticket and explained that, apparently, the French border control sometimes didn't stamp passports coming from the UK. He asked me why; I said that I didn't know, and that ...


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No, you're not missing things this is standard ticketing policy in the UK. Single tickets frequently cost almost as much as return tickets. Article in The Telegraph discussing train fares


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I arrived in the UK ... carrying a piece of jewelry So you intended to import an expensive, dutiable bauble into the UK. They discovered the jewelry while searching my bags You did not declare the bauble to HM Customs upon arrival. because the intended recipient is an EU citizen currently living in the UK And intend to give said bauble to a ...


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As this journey involves changing trains at Sheffield, two different train companies are used. This often means that the cheaper ticket types are not available. You can circumvent this by buying separate tickets for each leg of the journey. For example, using the East Midlands Trains website, for 11th November I found Loughborough to Sheffield Advance ...


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https://www.gov.uk/visa-fees "Use this tool to work out the cost of your UK visa application."


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As far as UK Visitor Visas go, there is no time limit that a person must wait after a refusal before applying again. The applicant is, however, always advised that they should address and remedy the grounds for the refusal before applying again, but this is not a requirement. She will also have to think up something to say about her prior refusal. Based ...


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No it is not mandatory in the UK. How do I shop tax free? .... Find a shop that offers Tax Free Shopping. You have to be in the shop yourself when you buy the goods (although somebody else can pay for them). taken from HMRC guide to tax free shopping The visit London site is a little more explicit on the subject: The VAT refund scheme ...


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It's certainly not mandatory across the EU. The rules for France, where your friend was unable to obtain a refund, are described on service-public.fr: La vente en détaxe est une exonération de la taxe sur la valeur ajoutée (TVA) sur le prix de biens achetés par des personnes de passage en France, soumise à conditions. Le commerçant est libre d'appliquer ...


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https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/arrivals-from-outside-the-eu You can bring in goods worth up to £390 duty-free.


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There is no limit on buying duty free items, but there are limits on how much you can bring in duty free when you come home to the UK. As far as Hong Kong is concerned you can buy as much as you please. The limits on importing items into the UK will be per person, so you and your girlfriend each get an allotted amount and if you exceed that amount then ...


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You can travel to the UK, but having a successful landing interview may present problems. You're in breach on your Schengen, and this would need to be disclosed to the IO because it is a material change in circumstances (Paragraph 321 (ii) and (iii)). If you chose to disclose it, you will need to think up a good explanation in order to convince the IO ...


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Sounds exactly the same as I heard from friends - showed three day return tickets for Canary Islands and received three day visas from Spain. I would not expect EU embassies to give longer visas than the return tickets, unless more proof or an explanation or a good EU travel history is provided. I think this is fair. Please ensure that you take proactive ...


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(Adding new answer 21 Oct 2014) It is not possible to appeal the refusal of a UK visitor visa. If you read their determination letter, it will state this outright. The refusal of a UK Visitor Visa does NOT attract appeal rights. This option was removed from the books in 1991. Last year the right of appeal for family visitors was turned off, and there is ...


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While others have answered how, I'll try to answer why. Technology. The hot water used to come from a hot water storage tank, usually in the attic. The stagnant water in the tank isn't considered safe for drinking. That's why there has to be a separate system, all the way down to the taps, so it can't contaminate the safe cold water from the mains (should ...


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Based upon what you wrote, the governing authority is Paragraph 28 of the UK immigration rules. It states in part... An applicant for an entry clearance must be outside the United Kingdom and Islands at the time of the application. An applicant for an entry clearance who is seeking entry as a visitor must apply to a post designated by the ...


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Form the UK gov website Travelling alone You can travel to the UK without an adult (someone over the age of 18). Your parent or guardian will need to provide their: written consent for you to travel to the UK full contact details They’ll also need to provide proof that you have somewhere suitable to live during your stay in the UK, ...



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