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I believe that the oldest ones in service right now are on the Island Line on the Isle of Wight, which is part of the South West Trains franchise. Not to be confused with the Isle of Wight Stream Railway, the Island Line is a regular part of the UK rail network run as normal services. Because of the low ceiling of the Ryde Tunnel, the Island Line has a much ...


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Tipping is optional in general in the UK, rather than customary. Especially in a pub food environment, it's unexpected (much more common when the bill is brought to your table), although always of course welcomed. In general if you are tipping, it is done at approximately the same time as paying. The normal way of tipping in a pub where money is exchanged ...


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He can apply for the Registered Traveller service: Apply for the Registered Traveller service to get through UK border control faster. You won’t need to fill in a landing card. You can apply if you’re 18 or over and you’re a national of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or the USA. One of the following must also be true: you’ve got ...


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I'm primarily concerned with whether or not there are communications between the relevant agencies in the US and the UK The controlling reference for this is a treaty between the US and UK which was drafted in 2013 and entered into force last year (2014) which says in part... CONSIDERING that the effective administration and enforcement of the ...


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Getting to and from Heathrow By train The Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services will operate as usual. Neither do usually accept Oyster cards, but it might be worth checking on the day. They both terminate at Paddington station; the Connect stops at several stations along the way. Travellers could get the Connect to Hayes and Harlington, then ...


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Let's take this one first: Can she appeal? No. When your friend was removed, she was served with a removal notice at the port, this explains the reason(s) for the removal and whether or not there is recourse for their decision. Since she arrived on a visit visa, she has no recourse (including appeal). We can't understand whether this is right. When ...


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UK visit visas are usually granted for 3 or 6 months and 1, 2, 5 or 10 years. Even if you are staying a day in the UK, visa will be granted for a minimum of 3 months (could be 6 months depending on the entry clearance officer) One of the general requirements for a Visitor Visa is You must intend to leave the UK after the end of your visit... ...


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This is an experience answer, no links from me here. As a regular visitor to the UK and going out with locals, I have seen both. In a busy pub, most people do not leave money on the table as the staff can miss it being there. But when the pub is quiet, like after the end of the lunch rush, it is quite common to see people leaving money on the table. Photo ...


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As a rule, at airline check-in, you need to show the airline the documents that prove that you can transit any countries that you may be transiting, and that you can enter the destination country. If you travel on a direct flight from Bahrain to the UK, then you need to show the airline the documents that prove you can enter the UK. In your case, this is ...


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I suppose this question could be put more succinctly as Does the United Kingdom have a known traveller programme, like ANZ SmartGate or the North American NEXUS/Global Entry? Indeed, they do: the Registered Traveller service. Frequent visitors and some visa holders who are adult nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the US can apply. ...


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I'm British, have lived in the South-East of England all my life and have been using pubs for 30 years all over the UK. There are pubs and there are pubs. Many UK "pubs" are now basically restaurants in an old pub building. Hardly anyone sits at the bar and drinks. Your food - and the bill - are brought to your table. In these, normal restaurant rules ...


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You'll often find (sometimes improvised) tip jars next to the cash register, or somewhere behind the counter. If you feel like tipping you can place your cash in there. For completeness sake look for something like this: Image courtesy of blogspot.


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The general consensus on the internet seems to be that the sticker is an RFID chip used by Identity and Passport Service (IPS) to track the production process of the passport from start to shipping. There are many such questions disseminated across the web (here, here and here are a few examples). Most mention stories of people traveling with and without the ...


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I am afraid that this is a visa scam. You should contact the local authorities immediately to report that you and your husband have been the victims of fraud. The British High Commission, according to their own website, does not deal with visa matters. Also, the High Commissioner is Sir James Bevan, and he would never be the first point of contact for ...


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Actually unless you're transiting through UK your US visa plays no role in whether or not you will be allowed in the country. So if you have a Visitor's visa for the UK you shouldn't have any other visa to enter the country.


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Disclaimer: keep in mind that receiving any advice regarding visas from a non-official source (such as myself and, presumably, most people on this website) is speculation at best. If you are uncertain, contacting an embassy and/or the company providing the course is highly recommended. That said, sponsorship probably doesn't refer to financial sponsorship, ...


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The refusal notice is wonky... The title identifies it as a business visit visa refusal, which is erroneous and unrelated to the application. The content refers to a 'family visa'. There's no such thing as a 'family visa' for visitors or even 'family visit visa'. The ECO refused on paragraph V4.2 (a) (c), but the reasons he wrote indicate he should have ...


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If you have a monthly bill, just keep paying the bill. If you have a pay-as-you-go plan, top up your credit every month or three. Put the UK SIM card in every once in a while and make a 2-second call. Won't you want to check your voice messages every now and then? Above all, read your service agreement and/or call your mobile provider's service center to ...


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For your British passport, the controlling reference is Paragraph 12 of the rules, which says in part... A person claiming to be a British citizen must prove that he has the right of abode in the United Kingdom by producing either: a United Kingdom passport describing him as a British citizen or as a citizen of the United Kingdom and ...


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There is no minimum age threshold where a child can be exempt from the requirements. Malagasy people are visa nationals and so each child must have an entry clearance in their own passport. In the pre 9/11 era, children could travel with an amendment in their parent's passport, but it is no longer allowed. As a knock-on effect to requiring separate ...


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All of the areas you mentioned are in the so-called Common Travel Area... The Common Travel Area (CTA) is a travel zone that comprises Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. In general, the CTA's internal borders are subject to minimal or non-existent border controls and can normally be crossed by British and Irish ...


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There is no need to obtain a UK transit visa if you already hold a more senior visa of any type. The primary legislation for this situation is in Section 33 of the Immigration Act 1971, which is referenced in Appendix V of the current rules... visit visa means an entry clearance for the purpose of a visit under section 33 of the Immigration Act 1971. ...


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Travelling to the UK without nailing down an onward journey is a poor idea. Some background... Having an entry clearance basically implies that you have successfully completed your landing interview before you even arrived in the UK. Paragraph 25A of the rules makes this clear... An entry clearance which satisfies the requirements set out in article ...


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I agree that the site is slightly out of whack in the way you have pointed out. The text... Check if you need this visa if you’re visiting from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. ...should say... Check if you need this visa if your passport or travel document is from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or ...


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You don't tip in pubs; at least, not in the South around London. If you appreciate the barman/barmaid, offer to buy them a drink when you buy your round. This is a reminder that they are ordinary people like you who like a drink, and not just servants. They may pour their drink on the spot, or they may choose not to and drink later; in that case, they will ...


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If you submit a document that is not in English or Welsh, it must be accompanied by a full translation that can be independently verified by the Home Office. Visit visa: guide to supporting documents


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In this situation I would say that tipping would be considered odd/unusual. You would usually tip the waiter/waitress in a restaurant or pub if you were paying at the table. I.e. they presented you with a bill at the end of your meal; the tip being in response to receiving what you considered to be good service. If you were paying in advance for your meal ...


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Yes indeed there is a simple way for Chinese nationals to get a UK visa at the same time they get a Schengen. This question/answer pair reveals the details Obtaining a UK and Schengen Visa in a Single Application or Single Step in China Upon reading the article, you will find that the procedure extracts fields from a UK application and puts the information ...


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You are asking what to put down to questions on the UK entry clearance form, and invariably the answer is taken from 'best practices': write down the correct answers. If the form calls for an explicit number like What is the cost to you personally? You are in a position to know this figure and would write it down. If you do not know the figure, then your ...


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A multiple entry visa means you can visit multiple times. Unless there is something written on your visa restricting the number of times you can visit, you can come back and visit as many times as you like until the visa expires.



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