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I am not aware of short term rental of either USB 3G/4G dongles in the United Kingdom, and have not seen these advertised either in domestic mobile phone shops or when passing through British airports - it should be noted though that this travel has not often been for business purposes, and I already have unlimited data and wireless tethering available ...


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I have used a mobile dongle in the UK before while waiting for a phone line to be connected in my new house - it was alright, but signal can be variable depending on what area you're in - most cities are OK but can still have some blind spots on certain networks. I bought a dongle for around £15 - the main cost will be the bandwidth. Based on my experience, ...


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Here's some general advice: Your inclination to disclose your earlier rejection is correct. It's never a good idea to conceal anything; the cost of getting found out is likely to be very high. The 214(b) rejection seems to indicate that the evaluating officer was unconvinced that you were planning to leave the country. The UK also issues visa rejections ...


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I can't tell you about Heathrow airport arrivals, however in pretty much all towns and cities (and in several "out of town" sites as well), you will find the general purpose mobile shop Carphone Warehouse, and shops for the four major mobile networks: EE, Vodaphone, O2 and Three. Any of these will happily sell you a dongle and a pay as you go/one month ...


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Perhaps. If your pension is "a UK state retirement pension or another state benefit," and if you "have lived lawfully in the UK for at least ten years continuously in the past, or worked for the UK government for at least ten years continuously," then you are eligible for free NHS care. See (near the bottom of) ...


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Psychologically for right handed human beings it's a big thing to allow someone to stand on their right. Multiple researches have shown, that usually it is the person with superiority, that is allowed to stand on the right on the lesser "qualified" one. On the old continent, superiority is a big thing (especially in countries with long history such as the ...


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At Heathrow the post office is located in terminal 3 http://www.heathrowairport.com/heathrow-airport-guide/services-and-facilities/postal-services There are post boxes located in all terminals both before and after security. Anything posted can be inspected by HMRC. Also the postboxes at Heathrow are size limited so only letters can be posted. Below ...


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Advance tickets are only available in limited numbers and not on all journeys. So it could be that the advance tickets you are interested in are sold out. It's worth pointing out that there is some risk with both splitting tickets and buying advance - advance tickets are only valid on a specific train. If you have to change, and your first train is late ...


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Yes you can, at least in Britain Ordinarily eligibility for free healthcare in the UK, like most places, is based on residency, not citizenship, and being a British Citizen does not matter. However it turns out that there is an exemption for those in receipt of a British state pension. If one of the following applies to you then you will be exempt from ...


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Couple of points to clarify. If by NHS you mean the British National Health Service, then you can only use the NHS in the UK. When you are in Spain, you will have to use the Spanish Healthcare Service. If you are a UK citizen then you get automatic health insurance through your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This means that you will get the same ...


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TL;DR - for almost all cases, all trains which permit seat reservations need to be with the same TOC to get a cheap deal Advanced Purchase tickets on their own are always for specific trains. When you get your ticket, it'll have 2+ parts, one for the route, one saying what trains you have to take (and normally your seat too). In some cases, the ticket will ...


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There doesn't seem to be any ferry routes from Stockholm going West of Gdansk. You can probably go to Direct Ferries to look at a fairly comprehensive list of major ferry operators around Europe. The best I can figure here is Stockholm-> Gdansk drive to Amsterdam or Rotterdam and take a ferry to England then drive to Scotland. Rome2Rio also reports ...


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There is a Post Office branch in Heathrow Terminal 3. Photo at https://flic.kr/p/iZidNM It is open every day but only 5 hours on Sundays, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Walking directions are here


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Your legal claim has no standing. Visas are not a service or product that is sold to you as a consumer by a private business under a contract. You will have no luck persuading a court that this would be a reasonable way to run the immigration service. Even if you did, UK law has already provided how appeals to immigration decisions must be made. An appeal ...


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It's fine. On 24 April 2015 your visa was automatically converted to a Visitor (standard) Visa. The Visitor (standard) Visa allows the holder to engage in any permitted activity, which includes both business and tourism. You should always carry the original documentation in preparation for your landing interview. If the IO wants to know why you didn't go ...


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As the answer by JoErNanO says, there are no passport checks within the United Kingdom. The border between England and Scotland is largely unmarked. Moreover, no one can require ID from you at random, the UK is not a police state. If you are travelling by air within the United Kingdom (from London to Edinburgh for example) it is not legally necessary to ...


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There are no border/immigration checks between Scotland and England since, at the time of writing, they're part of the same country - United Kingdom. Hence you won't have to show your passport to immigration officers when entering Scotland from England and vice versa. You will nevertheless need to prove your ID to airline staff before boarding intra-UK ...


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The UK is part of a protocol between the USA and the affluent Commonwealth to share immigration related data. This includes biometrics, photographs, current name, previous names, passport scans, previous applications, and visa history. For the USA, it means the information is sent to the Department of Homeland Security where it is kept on file more or less ...


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You do not need a visa for a "layover" at London Heathrow. [A "stopover" in an international context lasts for more than twenty four hours.] You may certainly make an airside transit, and as I remember the timing of flights from SFO to SOF at LHR will give you time to do this. If you entered the USA within the last six months on the visa in question, you ...


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First, the airside parts of Heathrow close over night. So you will have to leave the airport via immigration whether or not you want to. In your circumstance (Indian passport, holding a valid entry visa to the USA), you will be permitted to enter the United Kingdom for transit purposes providing you leave again the next day. You do not need a visa, but you ...


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If your current visa expires on 20 July, then you will not be able to travel on the 29 July. If you just show up at the airport or train station or whatever else point of exit of your current country, you will simply be denied boarding. Therefore you simply need to act as if you don't have a visa at all - and plan accordingly. On the positive side, you ...


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If your visa has expired (or will expire prior to entry), you need to get a new one before arriving. There are no facilities at a UK port to issue entry clearances and you will get removed. In fact, your carrier may not allow you to board. There is no such thing as an extension to a visitor visa, they are good for a maximum of 6 months and cannot be ...


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So he applied for a residence visa but it was refused. Background. Your brother applied under Paragraph 317 (P317) and was refused. When a person is successful with an application under P317, they get immediate permanent residence with full access to public funds, council housing, income support and all the rest in one single step. It is unquestionably ...


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It has no disadvantages to you to use the international phone format when calling from a GSM or newer technology cell phone. If you are calling a national subscriber with the international prefix, your call will still be billed as a national call. YMMV in other, older cell networks, if you should happen to find something like that. The obvious advantage to ...


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No, you are not allowed to get airside in the other terminals without a same day boarding pass departing from the terminal in question. Even if you do successfully get into the other terminals (actually it is possible to get access to Terminals 2,3 and 4 without a boarding pass but only if you really know your way around Heathrow), the lounge staff are ...


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This is covered explicitly in Paragraph 20A of the Immigration Rules, which says... Leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom will usually lapse on the holder going to a country or territory outside the common travel area. However, under article 13 of the Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) Order 2000 such leave will not lapse where it was ...


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You can generally enter the UK with only your US passport, without a visa. It does not matter what country you are traveling from. The important factor is your citizenship. For certain purposes, however, US citizens do require a visa to enter the UK, for example, for study or employment, so it's not possible to answer your question fully without knowing ...


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you don't need to show anything to enter the UK as an American citizen


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The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service's page on biometric visas will give you more information on them. It states You may be required to provide your biometric information as part of the visa application process. ... For the purposes of the visa application process it refers to the capture of your fingerprints and, in some cases, a ...


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Based upon the formulae in your refusal notice, this is a captious refusal. They are rarely issued. What this generally means is that they found something objectionable (or several things), but there was no refusal formulae they could use (either for security reasons or for reasons related to your personal circumstances). It could also be that ...


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The invitation letter should be original (as pointed out in their guidance) with 'wet signatures'. This is especially true if it's the applicant's first visit. They will (or may) check the font and resolution of the letter. You didn't mention the contents of the letter, but given the applicant is in Morocco, the letter should be fairly high quality and ...


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If you have NOT submitted your biometrics, you can cancel and get a refund. Send them a letter (via the VFS if you used one), telling them you are cancelling with a view towards a future application and now want a refund. They have up to 90 days to clear the refund request.


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Standard disclaimer: the information below is not a legal advice and may not be interpreted as such. We cannot give any legal advice and the information below is my own interpretation of the UK law. While it's technically legal to bring it into the UK, there are three things to consider. UK laws on carrying such a knife. A lock knife is an illegal ...


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You can import lock knives into the UK. Quoting from the HM Revenue & Customs Border Force governmental page on importing offensive weapons: Offensive weapons that can be imported Not all offensive weapons are controlled when imported. The following are classed as non-prohibited offensive weapons: antique weapons - generally over 100 - ...


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If you violate your transit visa conditions you may be arrested, fined, deported removed back to your country of residence (at your expense) and your future entry to the UK (even on transit) declined. Probably no one will notice, but it is possible. Your passport will be stamped at Heathrow. Unless you bought a very expensive airline ticket allowing you to ...


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If you have been detained and removed from the UK, you will need to declare it when you apply for your student visa. It's best to include a copy of your removal notice(s) with your application and to put their reference numbers on the form. For your question about whether a removal affects future applications, yes of course it does. It is not an automatic ...


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No. The UK does not participate in US Pre-Clearance. As such, it is not possible to clear US immigration and customs in any UK airports If you wish to avail yourself of UK pre-clearance, your nearest option is the Republic of Ireland. Both Dublin and Shannon airports feature US pre-clearance. We've a few questions on that here already if you need more ...


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According to the US Customs and Border Protection there is currently no US Immigration preclearance location in the UK. That doesn't mean that there won't be any in the future as: Beginning in 2015, the United States intends to enter into negotiations in order to expand air preclearance operations to new locations. Now as far as clearing immigration ...


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It's a valid question (assuming your interest is genuine). South African nationals were non-visa nationals up to 2012, meaning they could arrive and seek leave to enter just like Australians, Canadians, and so on. But starting in about 2006, the Home Office determined that there were grave performance issues and asked Parliament to add South Africa to the ...


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There are no provisions in the rules for a visitor to stay for more than 6 months. When your 6 months are up, you can try to "channel hop" to get another 6 months. The current rules allow for this strategy, but now that exit controls are in place, it's risky.


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On the 24th April 2015, the UK implemented new immigration rules which simplify visitor visas. Many different visa types were consolidated into the new Standard Visitor visa, which allows business, tourism, family visits and more. Existing visas of these types are treated the same as a Standard Visitor visa, so you can now do tourism and business on your old ...


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As @DumbCoder mentioned, the burden of proof is on you to show that you have an strong and valid intention to leave. This could include things such as family back home (spouse and/or children), a large bank account, a really good job, some combination of the above, or something else that ties you to your home and offers a compelling reason why you would ...


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Take a look at this photo and this Google map. I believe that the photo was taken from around about the site of Bottom Withens (which I think is at 53.818568, -2.025406 on the map - North East along the Pennine Way from Top Withens - a distance of some 520 metres) as we look. I think that the 520 metre distance makes sense - very much farther apart and, even ...


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Here is the relevant page from gov.uk It appears that you may be eligible to transit without a visa, under the grounds that your onward flight is before midnight on the day after you arrive, and presuming you are going direct to Ukraine. This is the additional criteria you need to meet, note the time criteria: You’re travelling from (or on part of a ...


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The bit about "meeting with Artistic Directors of various theatre companies to see if they might be interested in producing my work" is in the work spectrum. If you were trying to enter the UK in the visa you obtained at the airport and valid for 6 months, and claimed that you were a tourist, then this could be the reason. Both assertions are not ...


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A removal from port is one of the more distressing experiences a traveller can have, and the UK Border Force has been taking a harder line towards abuse. Based upon what you wrote, you were building up a private life in the UK and working without the proper documentation (even though your work was performed for US companies and probably denominated in US ...


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Yes, the immigration officer can see all the stamps in your passport, and can, at their discretion, refuse you entry into the country (even if you have a valid visa to enter). Further, some countries share databases with this information that might effect your ability to get a visa in the first place. If you just want to get rid of the overstay stamp, you ...


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As I have only ridden through Reading on a through train, I can only give the answer as Internet allows me. But from the lack of information I would say that the parking is not safe enough to leave an expensive bike for 3 days. The railway station information page gives 'stands' as main option for parking the bikes, the car parks are given as extra without ...


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Yes, you will be allowed to enter. As long as your visa is valid, your passport is valid and your expected departure is before the expiry of your visa and passport, there will be no problems at the immigration. Ditto for multiple entries. As an example, my mother-in-law received a 6-month visitor visa to the UK back in December last year and travelled ...


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The answer given by community member phoog is fine because it shows the only official information on the net with respect to visas issued prior to 24 April 2015. Unfortunately, the transitional provisions are a bit arcane because end users of the immigration system are not expected to know which paragraph(s) governs their visas. The relevant text on that ...



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