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You were refused an entry clearance to the UK, but still may qualify under Paragraph 23A of the rules to apply for leave to enter at a border point. And your question is: should you try for leave to enter? The UK has a (working) policy that people in your situation should continue to apply for entry clearance until they are successful, and after that you ...


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As a Canadian citizen, when you enter the US (especially by land) they'll probably ask you simple questions like "Where do you live?", "Where are you going (in the US)?", "For how long?" and then if you give sensible-sounding answers, they'll send you on your way. Certainly going to New York for a week on the way to the UK is nothing out of the ordinary and ...


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You're a Pakistani national and want to visit the UK for a couple of days. Since your visit will be really short, you don't know which type of visa to apply for (transit or visitor). I assume that your visit will be done via a round trip from the Schengen zone. You need to apply as a General Visitor using The official UK website for online visa ...


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The Wrekin in Shropshire... Shropshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire, Gloucestershire, West Midlands, with Greater Manchester County if you count it as distinct from Lancashire. The Wrekin /ˈriːkɨn/ is a hill in east Shropshire, England. It is located some 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Telford, on the border between the unitary authorities of Shropshire and ...


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Assuming you are flying on a regular scheduled flight (clearly, you are), it is always included in the final price of the ticket. It is paid for by the operator (i.e. the airline). Source: https://www.gov.uk/pay-air-passenger-duty.


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Assuming that you're traveling on one ticket (and, as you say, on the same airline), your luggage will be checked through all the way to your final destination in the UK, and you won't see it as it's transferred between flights at Frankfurt. [If in doubt, check that the airport code of your destination airport appears on your bag claim tag; but most check-in ...


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The definitive source for this is the UK government website, . Unfortunately there is no precise answer to your question. The UK government rules require that the visitor does not >"intend to live for extended periods in the United Kingdom through frequent or successive visits", which means that you can't enter for 6 months, skip the country to (say) ...


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It is best to contact British authorities in order avoid legal issues. You can speak with someone using a live-chat with the UK Border Agency for a fee here. As an alternative, I would contact the British Embassy in the USA. Phone: +1 202 588 6500 Email: britishembassyenquiries@gmail.com In regards to checking visa requirements, although it isn't ...


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At least on this particular route, facilities - or lack of them for foot-passengers - might be part of the issue. If you check out the Dublin Port area on Google or Bing maps, you'll notice that of the three ferry terminals - Irish Ferries (T1), Stena (T2) and P&O (T3), the only one with passenger facilities right alongside the dock area (with a bridge ...


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There are two sides to this question... If you are in the UK on a business visa, and you want to add some time for recreation and you can demonstrate that it is not the principal part of your visit, it is ok. It's reasonable for an individual to spend time in that way and no one will object. If you are outside of the UK with unspent leave on your business ...


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As @neubery commented, the London bus map is divided into six reasonably sized spider-maps, namely, Central London Bus Map Central London Night Bus Map North-West London Bus Map North-East London Bus Map South-East London Bust Map South-West London Bust Map You could simply download the relevant PDFs on your phone, zoom in and plan your journey yourself. ...


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I don't know if it is a valid source, but on a trip between Ostende and Ramsgate, where foot passengers are also off-limits I was told by a bystander that it has to do with crowd management. There is only a limited number of passengers that can board with a car (9 max). With foot passengers you risk larger crowds of for example football ...


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You applied for a UK transit visa and while it is in processing, your travel dates have changed. You didn't say whether you are applying through a VFS (Visa Facilitation Service) or their internet site, and you didn't say which British consulate you applied to. In the first instance you should fax a letter to the consulate with the subject "Change of ...


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The visa policy for Aussie citizens: Australian citizens are able to visit the United Kingdom for up to 6 months (or 3 months if they enter from the Republic of Ireland) without the need to apply for a visa as long as they fulfil all of the following criteria: they do not work during their stay in the UK they must not register a marriage ...


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The job of the border guys is to make sure they're confident that you're not trying to 'sneak in' as you suspect they may be concerned. I'm not sure which airport you're flying in, but often the suitcases is after immigration anyway (much like Vancouver, if that helps you imagine it). However, if it's not, and they do question it, it's simply to assure ...


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You can use a US-style "type A" power strip in the UK, so long as some conditions are met: It must not have any components such as lamps or meters which are sensitive to the line voltage. Obviously the power strip will be seeing 220V instead of 120V, and some power strips do have lamps to indicate power being applied which could pose a problem if used ...


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As you noted, a requirement is proof of how you're going to fund yourself while there. SO if you don't, you'll clearly get rejected. This is not a surprise. For most people, they provide their own bank accounts with funds in there. If you're using someone else's funds (eg your father), you need to provide proof of this. As a result, you're going to ...


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So, you have got a lot of questions there at once, let me address two of them I do know about. Netherlands In the Netherlands this has been possible for quite a while and was originally called paalkamperen (though it seems it has officially been renamed sometime in the past 2 years), however it must be noted that this is bound by a lot of rules. Most ...


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The UK visa application process starts online but involves a personal appointment at a visa application center. Where you can have the personal appointment is determined by your current address, rather than your country of origin. This can be inferred from the FAQ page of the online visa application system which states: Can I change my appointment ...


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The J1 grace period is a matter arising under US law only and not recognised outside of US jurisdiction. The UK Border Force will use the starting date on your J1 to determine if you qualify for visa free transit. Based upon what you wrote, you will not qualify because you will not have a valid exemption document. It means you will need a UK transit visa, ...


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GOV.UK has details of how to contact UK Visas and Immigration from outside the UK: Contact UKVI for information by: • live webchat • telephone • email There is a charge for contacting UKVI by telephone and webchat. and We will respond to your email within one working day. It requires selection of the country the person ...


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Yes. Indian citizens need visa for entering either the UK or Ireland, and a Schengen visa doesn't change that; neither does the length of your planned stay. The UK does issue a category of Visitor in Transit visas which are valid for up to 48 hours (and are presumably easier to get than a general visitor visa for their intended users). However, that is not ...


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If your permesso di soggiorno is a residence card in the common EEA format that looks like this, then you're exempt from needing a Direct Airside Transit visa for the UK. (Source: www.gov.uk). Your wife and child will probably need to hold residence cards of their own.


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You don't say what cities are involved or what airline, but most airlines while offer you travel insurance when you book the flights (since it's a useful option that also makes the airline money). So, I'd go through the flight booking process online and see if you get that option -- it normally turns up before you need to pay. Or check the website for the ...



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