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I'm sorry but this has to be lamest question and bizarre console craze I have ever read about. Maybe I'll just go ahead and order school chair modeled after a functional Xbox controller. Damn fetishes!


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TEA?? IT'S AMERICA!!! They will check your purse for hand grenades. Then they will come back to the tea bags, then hold your for hours and claim is cyanide.


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The answer to your question is no. Practically, your option is to tolerate the maximum fare [in breach of the TfL conditions of carriage] and claim a refund, which will be granted unless you make a habit out of it. 6.8.5 [...] If you do not touch in at the start and touch out at the end of your journey, you may be charged a maximum fare and this journey ...


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IMHO the problem here is that the UK law forbids importing imitation firearms. Quoting from the Guide on Firearms Licensing Law found on Gov.uk: Section 36 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 makes it an offence for a person to manufacture, sell, import or cause a realistic imitation firearm to be brought into Great Britain. As it turns out, an ...


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Realistic toy guns are banned in the UK. Based on the information on that page, it seems quite likely that this would qualify and therefore be banned. The penalty for trying to import it could be up to a £5000 fine or 6 month prison sentence. This mainly hinges on whether this gun is considered "realistic". In the U.S. an orange tip on a gun is ...


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According to gov.uk, you need to show the following for a Standard Visitor Visa: you’ll leave the UK at the end of your visit you’re able to support yourself and any dependents for the duration of your trip you’re able to pay for your return or onward journey and any other costs relating to your visit you have proof of any business or other activities you ...


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To drive legally in the UK you need at least "third party" insurance (insurance that covers liability to third parties). Other common types of insurance are "third party, fire and theft" (which covers third party liability, fire damage and theft but does not cover damage to your own car in an accident) and "comprehensive" (which does cover damage to your own ...


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Transit visas are not valid for transit to the Republic of Ireland (here and here). This is because, due to the CTA, you must pass through border control and enter UK territory to board the flight (I am not sure why the Visitor in Transit Visa does not apply, as it is specifically for those who need to pass through Border Control). You have two options: If ...


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The UK border is very tough. I can't give you a yes/no answer, but since you have already overstayed one visa, it would be perfectly reasonable of them to assume you are going to overstay a second one. If they think this they won't let you in. You'll be officially declined entry, it will be entered in your passport, and then good luck travelling anywhere ...


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I always tell my relatives to bring their own teabags when they visit. There have been no issues whatever about this; customs officials think this perfectly normal for visitors from the UK, and may even look askance at those who do not. Tea is HUGE here. You can get Earl Grey with lavender accents and snobby French teas that even the French can't pronounce ...


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As a concrete datapoint, I have flown at least three times into the US where a full suitcase contained (branded, packaged) Argentinean yerba mate, say some 25kg. I declared it, the bag was opened but not the packages, and nothing happened.


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How do i get a multiple entry Uk visa so that I can visit the Uk more often on my trips to the rest of Europe? All "Standard Visitor Visas" are multiple entry by default. You can come and go multiple times. Of course you have a landing interview upon arrival where you state your premise. I would not like to apply for a UK visa each time I go to the Uk and ...


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I've never had any problems bringing back packaged loose leaf tea from Sweden or Austria. I've made the trip three times, and not once has customs asked to examine my tea. (They confiscated a single orange once though.) As one poster said, you will need to fill out a form on the plane declaring your items, but as long as you aren't bringing a boatload of ...


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This answer was too long for a comment but it just a combination of Zach's and Andrew's answer. You shouldn't have a problem bringing in "packages" of tea. Try to stick with a sealed, store bought, container. An unopened box, with that plastic film around it for example. It will come down to the discretion of customs people rather your tea looks suspect or ...


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I have brought commercially packaged tea into the USA on numerous occasions without any incident. Didn't want to leave a half-empty box to be thrown out by the hotel maids. On the other hand, I can not imagine why the OP thinks that tea is not a big deal in the United States. There are at least three high-end tea shops in Berkeley, California alone. (Site, ...


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Your question is two parts... Can you change the application so that it is different from a previous refused application? Yes, that's what they want people to do. Part of your refusal notice says that your next application will fail unless there's a change in circumstances, so it's important to emphasize those changes. Is your new evidence going to work? ...


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You'll certainly be allowed to get on a plane in the UK with the tea, but you'll have to declare it to Customs and may have it examined by an agricultural specialist, who will decide whether it is allowed in. Here's US Customs and Border Protection on importing tea: There are no restrictions on the importation of coffee, tea or spices for personal ...


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The London Overground is part of the national rail network (here). According to the previous answer ("Through domestic or international tickets"), connections on the national rail network allow those on an advance ticket to continue on the next available train. However, they also technically need to verify that you were actually on the delayed train (it is ...


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This is covered in the Frequently Asked Questions about Advance fares section of the National Rail Enquiries (internal) Knowledgebase (iKB), which isn't available online officially. However, one of the nice members of Rail UK Forums posted that to their site earlier in response to a different query. The relevant question in the FAQ is this: Q22 - Can a ...


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Leave your old sim card with someone at home. Ask him to boot with it once a fortnight, perhaps checking for critical messages. He can also help set up call forwarding for you after you get your travel number.


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I can't find any government advice from the South African government for South African travellers. As such, I'll point you to the CDC website, giving advice to American travellers, which only recommends "routine vaccines" - you can follow the link to see what those are for Americans. (With a note that you could also choose to get Hep A (rare but can ...


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There are no special vaccinations recommended for the UK, the basic recommendations are basically the same as in the rest of European Union and probably South Africa (but I am not sure here). For example take a look at: http://mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/europe/united_kingdom.php


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You will clear immigration at London. Your bag will be checked through to Manchester. You will not collect or recheck your bag in London. Where customs is "cleared" is a nuanced question. In principle your hand luggage gets "cleared" at Heathrow and your hold luggage at Manchester... but if you have anything to declare it is wise to seek advice about it ...


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At the time the person enters the UK, their passport must be valid for at least two months beyond the expiry of their entry clearance. If not, the Immigration Officer is entitled to curtail the person's entry clearance so that the above condition will be valid. In your case, your visa expires in June and your passport expires in October, that's four ...


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When is the start of your UK visa validity? As I understood from your statement, your visa expires/ends in June and since you'll be travelling on May (before it expires), you'll be good to go! If your travel date is within the validity of the visa, you can definitely travel to the UK! Safe travel! :)


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What is a multiple entry visa? A multiple entry visa is a visa that lets you enter as many times as needed within its validity period. In contrast a single entry visa only lets you enter once and a double entry visa (not sure if the UK does this) only lets you enter twice. It sounds like your travel plans would have you entering the UK three times so ...


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I think much of this is due to the work involved. Whenever someone leaves the cottage, it has to be cleaned and prepared for the next guests. Then you have to arrange to meet the next guests, and pass on keys etc as required. Especially in rural areas, or on islands, many people will have several other jobs, eg working on the ferries, or on their croft. Or ...


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As so often, the answer is a combination of local tradition and economic reality. Most UK people who travel to the cottages are going for the whole week, the places which rent them out are geared to that and do not want to rent them out for shorter periods as that will result in the cottages standing empty, unpaid, for times that are too short for others to ...


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if you had a 6 months visa with an evidence of using the visa wisely. you can ask for 2 years. if you travel for like 2 3 or 4 times on the 2 year visa. you can upgrade to 5 years. and so on


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The VFS affixed a barcode sticker to the back of your passport; this is so that they can track when your passport is sent to the consulate, received at the consulate, returned to the VFS, and returned to the applicant. Each time the sticker is scanned a computer system is updated with the new status. The sticker is meaningless to the end-user and it is ...


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You can certainly apply -- in the sense that the circumstances you have described does not require the Portuguese consulate in London to reject an application from you. The Schengen visa processing handbook gives this example: However, an application may be accepted from a person legally present – but not residing - in the jurisdiction of the ...


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From https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/490874/Visitor_guidance_v4_0.pdf: Extensions for long-term and multiple-entry visit visas If a visitor holds a long-term multiple-entry visa and they want to stay for longer than the visa expiry date, it is possible for them to apply to extend their leave for up to the ...


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There are no provisions in the rules for extending a Standard Visitor Visa (the UK type "C") except as below... The visa was issued for a period less than 6 months and you want to extend to a full 6 months; If you qualify, you can fill out an FLR(O) form and take it to the Home Office along with the £1,622 fee (yes you read it right, one thousand six ...


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Does having a UK visa, of any sort, help improve my chances of applying for a Schengen? Yes, having a current, valid UK visa is an absolute plus and lends credibility to your application. It is not a guarantee however, and you will still need a viable premise for visiting the Schengen zone; and you will need to submit a well-formed itinerary (along ...


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All documents you submit should be: Translated into English (if not already in English). The translation should be done by an office authorized for such translations. The documents should be endorsed by the issuing agency, and then further by the Ministry of External Affairs if its a government issued document (like a degree, a marriage certificate, ...


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If you apply with case when you have your sponsor (father) Can be 0. (or some personal savings.) £1500 (Long term students {Tier4} if they want to stay in London they need to have at least £1,265 for each month, or £1,015 for each month if they study outside of London. Though this can be less, if they prove with documents that accommodation and food are ...


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If you don't want to sign contracts you can get free sims from Lykamobile or Lybara and use them as Pay As You Go. Calls cost from 5-7p. roaming also cheap. http://www.lebara.co.uk/ http://www.lycamobile.co.uk/en/italy http://www.lycamobile.it/it/


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There is one thing missing from the other answers: In every hotel I ever stayed in (in total about 50), they tell you in person what the check out time is while you check in. They tell you even if you don't ask. If you book through a website or a travel agency doesn't matter, the one telling you about checkout times is the person who checks you in at the ...


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Most of Europe is in the Schengen treaty area. The UK isn't. You would need a Schengen tourist visa for sightseeing. And a transit visa isn't sufficient for a longer stay in the UK, either.


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TL;DR; Hotel was right (I was wrong) - to pay for one extra day was most appropriate solution. As an addition to the above answers there is a long discussion in comments around was it legal to keep my belongings (this is what I was looking for). In one of comments @piet.t refers to the hotelkeepers liens article. Hotelkeeper’s liens allow a ...


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You should not submit a hotel booking with your application. Section 4: documents you should not send unless specifically requested This page provides guidance on the types of documents that are not required to consider your application. if you are applying as a family/group you do not need to provide multiple copies of the same documents ...


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Option #1: Three using their Feel At Home special deal available on all their price plans. As both the UK and Italy are covered, with a UK sim, you can use your bundles of minutes / texts / data for no additional charge when in Italy (amongst other countries). UK calling UK = normal prices / free with bundle Italy calling UK = free with bundle / add-on ...


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I am sure other search engines have this, but I have only seen it on Hipmunk, an "agony" filter - which sorts flights by a combination of price, number of stops and duration to find one that's most comfortable. It only caters for flights so you may miss out on alternate means of transport. I would normally recommend arriving at NYC / Washington / Boston ...


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I'm a fan of Google Flights - although there are plenty of other options that others would recommend, such as Kayak and Skyscanner. The nice thing about Google Flights is that you can enter a list of airports you're willing to fly from and to. So in your case, you could search for flights from either Edinburgh or Glasgow, to Raleigh-Durham or Charlotte, and ...


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I'm still an avid Skyscanner user. It gives you a great understanding of what flights are possible with a number of advanced search options available. I then make my own contact with the airlines to try and get the best price possible. Phoning them is really underrated in the modern age of computers as you can almost always get discounts from the advertised ...


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Rome2Rio is great for seeing a wide range of options, and it's not just limited to flights. If there are good options involving other modes of transport, it shows them, and it has no problem mixing modes of transport. For example, you can enter "Scotland" to "North Carolina", and it includes options not just flying from both Glasgow (including some direct ...


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Short answer, to echo the other answers: it's entirely legal. Checkout time is checkout time, typically anywhere from 9am - 1pm (0900 - 1300). Depending on the situation, you may be able to extend this to within an hour or so of check-in time (typically 3pm), and a late checkout may or may be free. Factors which affect the situation include: what the ...


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When you purchase a ticket on an airline, any airline, you have agreed to both terms and conditions of the ticket and to the airline's Conditions of Carriage (or Contract of Carriage, or General Conditions of Carriage, etc.). The Conditions of Carriage is your contract with the airline, and sets forth what the passenger can expect as far as accommodations in ...


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In a situation like this, you are entitled to a full refund. That's all. It's in your terms and conditions somewhere. Yes, it's patently unfair, but it's the way things work. Your only way to get shifted to the previous flight is to negotiate, and your only leverage is that you are entitled to a refund. The airline does not particularly want to lose 12 ...


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You have to obtain a UK visa. You can apply for a visa in the United States, using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa



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