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You appear to have committed the cardinal sin of over-answering immigration's first questions. Canadians visit the UK for several weeks all the time - you presented them with a story of someone likely to stay longer than they should. You probably got those extra questions based on your initial presentation. You say you are a Canadian citizen - do you look ...


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You failed your landing interview and got a Temporary Admission (TA) instead of "Leave to Enter". You were served a removal notice which says at the bottom "IS.82 No AR RLE" (No appeal rights, Refusal of Leave to Enter"... Are these real reasons under the immigration act? They are absolutely real. They got you under Paragraph 320 of the rules, which ...


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Do I calculate my NZ dollars into pounds before entering? They don't care as long as you state on the form which currency you are using, looking at the form's instructions... If you do decide to convert the amounts to Sterling, they like it if you use Oanda spot rate because it's the one they are accustomed to. But you should always explain which ...


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On 24 April 2015 all existing visitor visas, including family visitor, business visitor, student visitor, child visitor, and others were automatically converted to the 'standard visitor visa'. So yes, your father can go on a vaction to the UK or do any of the other activities listed in Appendix 3 (Permitted Activities) in Appendix V of the rules. The ...


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you need to submit your cousin residency proof in London(indefinite or eu passport),if she is the owner then property ownership and if she has rented then rental agreement, utility bills under her,his name. letter from her preferably undertaking that she will provide you a place during your stay there apart from this if your cousin is sponsoring you also you ...


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If the UK visa mentions the same name as your new passport, you can bring in both passports and enter the UK without issues. Otherwise, apply for a new visa just to be safe.


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You need the Youth Hostel Association: http://www.yha.org.uk/places-to-stay/london Central London beds from £15/person/night - not quite as cheap as you asked for but probably one of the cheapest you're likely to get, short of a tent or a homeless shelter. Actually, looking on Airbnb there are a couple of places offering beds for as low as £7, and a ...


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Checking a couple of TOCs, including Southeastern Railway and ThamesLink there seems to be a general exemption with identical wording: Delay Repay is a national scheme train companies use to compensate passengers for delays. You can claim compensation if you're delayed by more than 30 minutes when you travel with us (except when delays are caused ...


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This answer assumes your entry clearance was issued under Appendix V of the rules. Your entry clearance was cancelled and you were removed from the UK. The stated reason is that you did not have the funds to pay for the cigarettes you were importing, I figure it was roughly GBP 160. The Immigration Officer was entitled to assume that you were in a ...


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The guidance says they should not be more than a year old. Ideally, you'll show several months of statements, so by definition most of them will be more than a month old. See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents: Section 4: documents you should not send unless specifically requested This page ...


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Updates on June 18th, 2015: Nationals of certain countries may visit Vietnam without visa for a period of time. Starting from July 1st, 2015 to June 30, 2016 visitors from the following countries may not need a visa to Vietnam for less than 15 days: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain. First time you don't need a visa. Second time if you want ...


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You should give full details of the entire trip, because they want to know that you can reasonably afford the entire trip. If you give them an itinerary that includes Italy, and then report the cost of the tickets as if you were not flying to Italy, they will see the inconsistency. The inconsistency will then call the credibility of the application into ...


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No, the limit is a total amount you can bring in, regardless of where or when on your trip you bought them - so if the limit is 200, and you've got 100 left from your outbound trip, you can buy another 100 on the way back to take you back up to 200.


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I've previously been interested in a related question, which is if I buy an item tax free at the airport, such as a laptop or phone, am I supposed to declare it when I return home? I found a link that seems to answer both questions: ...


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If you have booked two separate items, a flight reservation and a hotel booking, and paid only the airfare portion of the bill, then perhaps the third party will allow you to keep the air. If you booked a package deal, airfare plus hotel and have paid 400 towards that package then you are stuck with that package to continue with or cancel in its entirety. ...


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If you are eligible for the British Irish Visa Scheme, your visa will have "BIVS" printed on it. With this visa, you can visit the UK from Ireland and remain for the remainder of the 90 days stay you were granted on arrival into Ireland, or you can return to Ireland as well. In either case your total stay is limited to 90 days from when you first entered ...


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You can fly to the UK on your original ticket, but your remaining flights will be cancelled when you don't show up for the London-Jeddah leg. Your best bet would likely be to get in touch with the airline/travel agent and see if they can convert your ticket into an open jaw: Halifax-India, "surface leg" from India to Jeddah, then back from Jeddah to ...


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Airlines hate when you do that. If you do not take both legs of your outward journey, they will cancel the return ticket, re-sell your seat, and not refund your money. You are probably better off re-writing the ticket with your agent or just to Jeddah as planned then heading straight on to India, which will be about $400.


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Searching on Matrix, it is possible to find a fare from, for example, OXF (Oxford railway station) to MUC (Munich). An example fare is Carrier 9B ZNXADT OXF to LON, where 9B is the IATA code for AccesRail (in this case a National Express Coach journey) connecting to fare Carrier KL T7WKWGB LON to MUC, where KL is KLM. The fare rules for the 9B fare contain: ...


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What's your citizenship and which country are you applying from? I don't know UK specifics, but generally in many Western countries there's no expectation that your passport will contain an accurate address (or in fact any address), it is understood that you're free to move about anywhere without officially registering, making a passport change, etc. So, I ...


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Per the guidance, the visa form is asking for your current address, where you live now. This is the address where you live rather than your family home. You MUST include your full residential address details including house number or name/street/village/town/city/state/province/postal or zip code/country.


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The Heron Tower (also known as the Salesforce Tower) is the 3rd tallest building in Greater London with a roof height of 202m, and has a restaurant & bar at 175m / 574ft called Duck and Waffle. Entry to the bar is free, and open to the public.


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If you don't mind being outside, you can get some good views over most of London from some of the hills that surround it. Two good spots are Parliament Hill, in Hampstead, and Alexandra Palace, in Muswell Hill.


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The Walkie-Talkie (20 Fenchurch St) is only the 13th-tallest building in London at 160m height, but it does have a free viewing gallery (height 155m): The famous enlarged glass dome of 20 Fenchurch Street is dedicated to three storeys of exquisitely landscaped public gardens and London’s most exclusive social spaces, including observation decks and an ...


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It seems that you would probably be OK, although as ever, if you want to be "safe", then applying for a visitor in transit visa makes things much more straightforward. You can find the full rules for Transit Wiwhout Visa (TWOV) on gov.uk (sections v7.6 - 7.10). As we already know that you meet the requirements of v7.8(a), I'll quote V7.7 here so you can ...


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I've used Google Maps for cycling in the US. So far it's been great - it gives you cycling roads and avoids the more "dangerous" roads, gives you a small graph of the hills you need to go through, works on the phone/watch etc. Hope that helps!


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Presuming you have applied for a visa outside of the UK, the relevant information regarding refunds is available here. What is the visa fee refund policy? We will only refund your visa fee if you withdraw your application in writing, using the refund request form on visa4UK, before biometrics are submitted and within 3 months and 7 days of the ...


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An excess fare is payable according to this operator's typical conditions of carriage for various transgressions of the ticket actually used: (Summary) Travel in the right train(s) and the right part of the train(s) - otherwise you could be charged an excess or Penalty Fare. You may only change from standard class to first class areas if a member ...


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The common-format card looks like this (found with an internet search): If your card does not look like this, it isn't a common-format residence permit. However, you may hold another document that exempts you from the transit visa requirement; see Is there a way to find out if I need a transit visa for a layover in the UK?


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Yes. Baggage fees are always per check-in. It is valid for multiple legs when you fly them in sequence, but when you get your baggage back, you're done, and next check-in costs again.


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Google Maps has that capability. It is probably not the greatest in the world, but free, and many people have it anyway. After you have chosen you target and directions as usual, you can switch to different locomotion modes; car is on the very left (and the default), but there is also public transportation, pedestrian, bicycle, and plane. in addition you ...


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Take a look at GPSies, people share routes there and you can find one fitting your criteria. You may also like to combine it with OpenStreetMap.org and Wikimapia.org to select the most appropriate route.


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I've always quite liked http://cycle.travel - UK oriented but the map interface is OpenStreetMap based so can handle overseas as well. Website not an app, but may still be useful. It defaults to low-traffic-roads (calculated from known traffic data, not simply road classification) and includes a very useful height mapper display, so you can tweak a proposed ...


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You can use the trainline's ticket alert service. You put in the route and date you want and your email, and it will email you when advance tickets become available for that route. You don't have to then book with the trainline, though they obviously want you to do so. Note that it does not cover Eurostar services (for which I don't know of an easy way to ...


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I am filling out an application for a UK visitors visa and I am planning on traveling with my child who is a minor. What visa fees am I required to pay? If you are planning to travel with a child under 18, you must... Apply for a Standard Visitor Visa for yourself; Apply for a Standard Visitor Visa (child visitor) for your child; Pay for your ...


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I use Strava for ride route mapping, and it works okay. Some local knowledge helps avoid possible pitfalls. It doesn't specifically avoid main roads, but the "use popularity" switch will favour roads where cyclists go. You can also "minimise elevation" if you would rather go around than over something. Example - here's our planned lunchtime route at work ...


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For UK based routes (this is where I think you are, judging by your profile) you can use CycleStreets. It’s also available as an app on most phone platforms (Apple, Android, Windows Phone). Input your start and end points then when you get a route select the "Quietest Route" tab. That should give you either cycle paths or quieter roads.


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Attending a convocation in Edinburgh is a personal objective and you would apply for a Standard Visitor Visa. To do this, you would open an account at Visa4UK and create a new application. The first set of questions on the application would be filled out like this screen shot... For the generic case, that's really all there is to it. You have a ...


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Just to elaborate, you cannot switch from a visitor visa into any other kind of UK visa category.


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According to The Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972 4.—(1) Every person of or over the age of 16 years who stays at any premises to which this Order applies shall, on arriving at the premises, inform the keeper of the premises of his full name and nationality. (2) Every such person who is an alien shall also— (a)on arriving at the ...


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Can you apply in the UK? the Immigration Rules only allow people who were last granted leave in certain immigration categories to make a Tier 4 application in the UK. In short, no.


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The UK does issue a special category of Visitor in Transit visas, but they are only for stays of at most 48 hours. For a 4-5 day stopover you'll need to apply for a Standard Visitor visa, which costs £87. (That's if you need a visa for the UK in the first place, of course -- I assume so, since otherwise you probably wouldn't have asked, but I don't know ...


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Can I visit London with the US visit visa I have (this is accepted in many countries I heard)? You heard wrong. (Schengen transit visa is the only one where a US resident visa makes the Schengen transit unnecessary but I am unaware of any visitor visas which a US visitor visa can replace.) Do British Airways provide any help in this kind of ...


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The US visa lets you transit airside in the UK but it doesn't let you leave the international part of the airport.


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They are probably going to visit us a lot. What would they need to do in order to qualify for a multiple entry visa? The 'Standard Visitor Visa' is multiple-entry by default so there is nothing special they need to do. ...how should they apply for the visa, since we do not have exact dates, and they can not book tickets yet? Unlike other ...


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The controlling technical reference for this situation is spelled out in Paragraph 321 of the rules... A person seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom who holds an entry clearance which was duly issued to him and is still current may be refused leave to enter only where the Immigration Officer is satisfied that: ... not applicable stuff, ...


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Yes. The visa sticker need not have an entry stamp. The other answer appears to be confused because some people use the term "visa stamp" to refer to the visa sticker, and "visa stamping" to refer to the insertion of the visa sticker into the passport. However, it is obvious from the question that you are asking about the inked entry stamp, which, when a ...


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There are two rejection criteria here. One is easy to resolve, the other less so. The first point is that they are not sure that your Aunt is related to you as you say they are, or that they are willing to support you. You are going to need to provide some documentation showing that your Aunt is your legal guardian to cover that, and that your Aunt is ...


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Reading the document, I assume that your question is related to UK, isn't it? :) I have found a page that details more or less what you are looking for. If your train is cancelled or delayed, you are entitled for a full refund. Then for the compensation, it is usually 50% of the ticket price. You need to take into considerations that this compensation ...


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No. Data exchange between countries on such infraction are not common. No automatic links are yet done with the UK yet. However be aware that they keep your plate number and if you get controlled with unpaid fines your car can be block till you pay them (but do not worry they take credit card). Also, severe infraction is transferred manually between ...



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