I have been refused a visa: can I still travel to England, and on arrival at the airport, show that I have the necessary funds? I was refused because I put incorrectly the amount of money for my stay, which is for two weeks.

I am coming from Australia and it seems I don't really need a visa. Can I just do it at on arrival at the London airport?

  • You're an Australian citizen? Traveling to the UK for two weeks? Why did you apply for the visa in the first place? Mar 2, 2017 at 0:55
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    Yes, you can do it. The airline won't stop you because you don't need a visa. The question is whether you will be allowed in once you arrive. Australia is a long flight back if you're denied entry.
    – user57303
    Mar 2, 2017 at 1:23
  • Yes, it's possible, but better to fix the refusal so you're not having to explain it all the time.
    – Gayot Fow
    Mar 2, 2017 at 3:20
  • I am exhibiting in an art exhibition and did not want things to go wrong so thought it may be best to make sure, and have a visa
    – Matt Fit
    Mar 2, 2017 at 4:40
  • Also, it is done through a collection agency via the UK website and then the documents are sent, you don't have access to any people physicallyl
    – Matt Fit
    Mar 2, 2017 at 4:56

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While there are some limitations on it, namely length of stay above six months, as an Australian citizen, you do not have to apply for a visa to enter the UK. You still have to carry the same supporting documents with you to show an immigration officer at the border.

But with your recent refusal I would not recommend doing that, and instead open a new question here with a scan of your refusal. It's very easy to focus on what you think is the most important part of the refusal, and subsequently, ignore very dangerous warning signs that are also there and may put future applications in jeopardy.

You can then use the advice given here to apply again, hopefully, this time successfully. This saves you not only the process you will likely have to go through at the airport but also money in case you are denied entry.


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