My wife and kids are Italian citizens. Can I visit the UK with my stay permit without a visa?

  • No. All other things being equal, your permit will help getting a visa, but it won't replace it. That works only in the Schengen area, which the UK did not join.
    – o.m.
    Feb 23, 2018 at 6:01
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    What's your nationality?
    – user16259
    Feb 23, 2018 at 6:53
  • @o.m. if the card is an article 10 card, which it might well be, then that's the wrong duplicate and the answer to the question is "maybe" rather than "no."
    – phoog
    Feb 23, 2018 at 8:43
  • Please upload a copy of your stay permit.
    – Crazydre
    Feb 23, 2018 at 12:10

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No, UK is not in the Schengen area, so you need a visa to enter UK (unless you are from a country which is in the list of countries which don't need a visa to enter UK, check it on https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y)

  • What if the card is an article ten card and the traveler is accompanying or joining his wife?
    – phoog
    Feb 23, 2018 at 8:45
  • he didn't say that otherwise there should be no doubts...
    – Val
    Feb 23, 2018 at 9:45

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