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If you just want to get from Heathrow to Oxford - Don't take the train! Until they get round to building the western approach spur into Heathrow, taking the train between Heathrow and Oxford is a faff, and it isn't all that cheap either. You either need to take a train into Paddington, change platforms, then head back out to Oxford (minimum journey time ...


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In the case of the UK, the earliest bookable tickets offered by National Rail are Advance Tickets. These are discounted early-bird single journey fares, available in limited numbers and with strict conditions. Advanced tickets are valid only for the selected journey (although they are changeable prior to departure) and non-refundable. Turns out that ...


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Besides taking a train, you can always use a coach (i.e. bus) to get from Heathrow directly to Oxford. There are a couple of options. One choice is Oxford Bus The Airline - it stops at terminal 5 as well as the central bus station and takes about 80-90 minutes to reach Oxford. The coaches run every 30 minutes. It'll probably be cheaper than a train, too.


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I strongly recommend the "Airline" bus service over the train. I live in Oxford and fly from Heathrow several times a year: I always use the bus and wouldn't even consider the train. It's cheaper: about £30 vs about £40 for a one-month return. It's faster: about 75-90 minutes for the bus, vs 100-150 minutes for the train via London. It runs 24 hours, ...


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If you realize that your application contains a clerical error (or simple mistake) the first remedy is to contact the consulate (or Visa Facilitation Centre) where you submitted it. You can do this by email or fax or by post. The critical information in this (and any communication to a British visa issuing post) would be: your name date of birth ...


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Depends a lot of the interpretation of your question. If you stick to a short walk from the train station Windermere is the natural option. If you are willing to loosen that requirement a little and accept traveling by bus, the whole Lake District is a possibility. Bus transportation in the Lakes is very good, but a bit pricey (to my taste at least). ...


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You have asked how to apply for a visa for two different sovereignties. Accordingly, you will need to file two applications... For the UK... Read the guidance at Guide to Supporting Documents Assemble all of the requisite documents, including photographs Determine if you will need one of the priority services Create an account at Visa4UK and be sure ...


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The Home Office provides a tool (in beta version) to estimate the time your application will take. The announced duration is in business days. For General Visit visas from New Delhi, 98% of applications take 10 business days or less. You should go through the estimation process with your specific situation (since I don't know your precise situation). But a ...


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The UK has requirements for bringing pets into the country which, while stringent, are fairly easy to meet. As long as you have all your pet's documentation in order, it will not be quarantined or refused entry. The following is a brief summary: If your pet already has an EU pet passport, then you need do nothing but keep rabies booster shots up to date. ...


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We have stayed at the Rampsbeck Country House Hotel. It's right on the Ullswater on the A592 south of Penrith Cumbria. The surrounding hills are honeycombed with paths, byways, and old droves suitable for hiking and/or mountain biking. There's also a couple of farms offering horseback riding. There's a boat service that can take you down to the Trust ...


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I will readily presume your family is OK with this idea. It is not our place to speculate on that. Despite what @GayotFow indicates I can't find any gender specific information. The only airline flying London-Islamabad direct, Pakistan Airlines Conditions of Carriage says: 7.7.1 You will not be accepted for carriage if you are under 5 years of age on ...


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If your business visa was obtained while working for a UK company, or if you worked at a UK company after 2005, then the Human Resources department of that company would have taken a photocopy of the portrait page. You can contact the HR department and ask them to give you a copy of their copy, or simply to tell you the passport number. They are only ...


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People who try to gloss over a previous discrepancy often find themselves in an awkward situation as the 'tangled web' grows bigger and bigger. They appreciate it more if you are straight up about it. Your optimal strategy at this point is to identify the REAL company you work for. It may be different from what you wrote in your first application. It ...


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If you only hold a valid bebaiosi, you can only leave Greece to travel and return to your home country. If you travel elsewhere, you may be denied entry on return to Greece. You should wait until you receive your residence permit (Άδεια Παραμονής) before traveling to other countries.


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When you get to question 6.5 on the application form, it asks "Have you been refused entry on arrival to the UK in the last 10 years?" You should tick the YES box and provide the rest of the answers to question 6.3. To do this, you can transcribe the reasons given on your removal notice to the form. You should attach a copy of the removal notice to the ...


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The exit checks apply to all passengers on all commercial travel out of the UK, by air, sea or land. The vast majority of passengers leaving the country on scheduled commercial international air, sea and rail routes will go through exit checks. School coach parties of EEA children under 16 years old will be exempt from checks. The advice so far seems ...


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The Heathrow Express is free between Terminal 5 and Terminals 1,2,3, where you can do a same-platform transfer to Heathrow Connect which will take you to Hayes & Harlington. (Likewise, Heathrow Connect is free between Terminals 1,2,3 and Terminal 4, for people arriving on Heathrow Express). So you don't need to bother with the Underground for this ...


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It seems that "resolved" is just confusing wording and they are not finished with my application. Someone else who has just been through the process told me he received three emails, the first of which was this one. Another one with wording about a decision being made and a third about it being ready to collect came before the process was completed.


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In the UK, vehicles of this type are known as minibuses; passenger vans or small buses which seat up to 16 people. Generally you are allowed to drive a minibus in the UK on a regular driving licence as long as you are not paid for driving it, nor are your passengers charged, and it is "used for social purposes by a non-commercial body". There are some other ...


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Google shows a pub The Harrow* 0.6 miles north east, more or less on the 296 bus route (every 20 min). *Opening Hours: Mon: 11:00 - 23:00 Tue: 11:00 - 23:00 Wed: 11:00 - 23:00 Thu: 11:00 - 23:00 Fri: 11:00 - 23:00 Sat: 11:00 - 23:00 Sun: 12:00 - 22:30 Your image is distinctly more impressive than this one (from Google Maps)!: ...


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Savings are a factor but the major factor is a steady income in your place of residence that assures your return to your country of residence. Not having a source of income would seriously hamper your chances of getting a visa. Having immovable properties and investments are also a big plus when applying for a visa. They do not look at the total amount you ...


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The BS4573 plug is a standard British shaver plug and the socket looks like a multi-plug receptacle. It could be that someone crammed something in the outlet that was too big and bent the contacts inside so they don't grip. Or maybe they are just getting well used and lost some of their spring. You can try shining a flashlight into the socket to see if ...


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Your girlfriend will not need a visa to arrive in the UK. Instead she will be interviewed by a British Immigration Officer and if she's successful she will receive 'leave to enter'. The terms and conditions for that type of visa are in Paragraph 42 of the Immigration Rules, and hence what the IO will focus on in the landing interview. The UK Government ...


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I can recall a very similar question, and being a single male with nobody depending on me, I can share the same experience. The flight bookings, hotel reservations, and bank statements all prove that you have enough funds to spend during your stay. This is, however, only a part of you that they evaluate. Single people with a lot of freedom to move to a ...


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The visitor form has several options for marital status... If you are still married, then select the option that indicates you are married. If you have a legal separation, select that one. You should then follow through in Part 4 where it asks "Does your spouse/partner currently live with you?" ...and answer it according to the current status at the ...


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Based upon what's written, you will not be successful in applying for a Schengen visa. This is because your status in the UK is visitor. Even though your visa has a two year duration, the limit of 6 months does not qualify as a South African who is resident in the UK, and hence the French will refuse your application. You may be able to qualify for a ...


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You need an UK entry clearance before you leave Denmark or your carrier will refuse to board you. It does not matter that you have a Danish work permit, it is entirely governed by what type of passport you hold. For your question about the difference between 'visa' and 'entry clearance'. An 'entry clearance' is what they will put in your passport if your ...


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I would recommend one of two options: Go to the ticket window at the station, not a machine. The machines are quick if you know exactly what you want, but the ticket office staff know the system much better than anyone and are able to help if you're not sure exactly what you need. Buy (or at least search for) your ticket online. You can say exactly what ...


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I would recommend Ambleside: there's a frequent bus service (555) from Windermere (which it is very close to) and you can do day-hikes without a bus to Grasmere and quite a few fells (e.g. Fairfield). With short bus trip (at least in Summer) you can get up the Langdale valley, and on to Coniston or towards Keswick for day-hikes on some classic hills (the Old ...


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You only need one kind of visa, and the one you need will be determined by the purpose of your visit to the UK. If your previous Business Visit visa has not yet expired, you can use that to safely transit. On your outbound journey (UAE to Columbia), you'll need a DATV (airside transit visa) if you are transiting through the same airport and are not going ...



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