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An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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do i need to add my statement when someone is sponsoring? [duplicate]

My cousin in the Uk is sponsoring my visit , i will also be adding the bank statement of my mother that she supports me . I work myself and will include my employment letter as proof. Do i need to ...
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How do I prove other funds in my bank account other than my salary? [duplicate]

I was refused UK visa recently because they could not verify the funds other than my salary. These funds were gifts sent to me by my mother and they were not large amounts. What can I do to rectify ...
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VAT refund for tourists in UK?

Having been to Italy multiple times, I am used to getting the tax back for purchases above a certain price when leaving through the airport. Some articles mention that the UK have changed the details ...
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Which short-term UK visa is applicable for a remote independent contractor working outside of the UK for a UK company?

I have been working for a UK-based company as a remote independent contractor for the last 3 years. I want to do a short-term visit to the UK to meet the team and work from there for a few weeks. The ...
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Can mother student apply for child dependent without husband [migrated]

I want to apply dependent visa for my children as i got student visa and want to travel all together. The question is can i apply dependent visa for them without applying for husband as he can't apply ...
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UK Tourist Visa rejected with untrue reasons [duplicate]

My girlfriend recently got her visa rejected. I was her sponsor offering to cover all costs for her trip in the UK. We believe that the email including the reasoning behind their decision about her ...
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Did the UK not catch my misrepresentation regarding earlier US visa denial [closed]

I was denied a US visa in 2017. I applied for a UK visa through an agent in 2020. In the application, he didn't disclose my refusal of the US visa. He misrepresented me on several occasions and the ...
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Can apply again after uk visa refusal?

I have a student visa in the UK and wish to apply for a dependent visa for my husband. He has got a prior refusal under 320(7a) in 2012 for visitor visa. The refusal stated that they weren't satisfied ...
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Uk Visit Visa 320 (7a) refusal [duplicate]

I have a student visa in the UK and wish to apply for a dependent visa for my husband. He has got a prior refusal under 320(7a) in 2012 for visitor visa. The refusal stated that they weren't satisfied ...
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Place of arrival when travelling to UK via connecting flights?

I'm travelling to Edinburgh for college tomorrow from India. While completing the mandatory passenger locator form, I am asked the following questions: Where will you arrive in the UK? What is your ...
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UK student on exchange in USA travelling to Canada for Christmas

I'm a UK student currently on exchange in the USA. I have a J1 Visa. For Christmas I'd like to go and visit some family who live in Canada. Other than getting my DS-2019 "travel validation" ...
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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Hello, I'm new here (and to the rules) and apologise for any errors in posting or asking questions which may not fit. In any case please let me know of anything wrong. I have read almost all the ...
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UK Visitor Visa [duplicate]

I am fully sponsoring my cousin's travel to the UK on a visitor's visa, he is a student over 18 years old. At submission, the gov.uk website has provided a checklist and the first requirement of the ...
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Can I use a previously lost UK passport? [duplicate]

So I’m travelling to France at the end of November. I got a new passport a few years back after losing my old passport. I’ve now lost my new passport but found the previously lost passport when moving ...
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UK Covid-19 Testing for travelers from the US

I understand from the gov.uk site that fully vaccinated travelers from the US need to book a "Day 2" test prior to arrival in the UK. The https://www.find-travel-test-provider.service.gov.uk/...
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Connect flight from Berlin (Germany) to Palma (Spain) refusing us

We bought connected flight from Berlin to Palma via London from Ryanair (third party, my trip). We checked on UK.gov website and it said with EU residence permit (Iranian citizen living in Germany) we ...
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Transit through Heathrow on separate tickets?

I will be transiting through Heathrow coming from Frankfurt, connecting to Dubai soon. Those flights are on seperate tickets with hours of connecting times inbetween. I will only be carrying hand ...
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Transit Visa for Ukraine

I am traveling to Yerevan-Armenia from London with my daughter with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the UK. We have a few hours stay in Boryspil airport in Kyiv. Do we need an airport transit visa?...
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UK Visa: can my mother-in-law be our sponsor?

My wife and I are applying for UK visitor visa to sit PLAB 2 exam in the UK and we are applying from Iraq. We are both working as medical doctors and we will leave our eight months child back home. We ...
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I want to move to my boyfriend in the UK so we can see each other and possibly enter a civil partnership and live together. What should I apply for? [migrated]

Well, question is pretty much entirely in the title. We will probably hire a lawyer later on, but I want to figure out as much as possible before everything else on my own. The situation and plan is ...
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When is the latest time to apply for UK standard visitor visa?

If I am traveling to the United Kingdom on 1 February 2022, When is the latest time to apply for the visa taking into account the Christmas holiday? P.S. I want to apply as late as possible to arrange ...
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Advice and suggestions for someone taking their first flight to the USA

I'm a 22 year old male who will be taking my first flight to the USA from Heathrow (LON) in November to visit my girlfriend (and I will not be working whilst I'm out there). I did fly to Spain over a ...
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Non-EU citizen, UK ILR, and Irish visa

I've got a non-EU passport and UK Indefinite Leave to Remain and I permanently reside in the UK. My country is on the list of the Irish Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme (which I don't understand if it'...
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Standard Visitor Visa for a UK Limited Company Director

You can register and run a UK limited company as a nonresident. But sometimes you might want to visit the UK, it's a safety concern: if you have a company, it might turn out you need to visit to ...
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Do I need a PCR test for travelling from UK to Poland

I'm going to be travelling to Poland soon for a week but I can't work out if I need to get a PCR test for traveling? I'm fully vaccinated (with proof) Travelling via air (RyanAir) Filling in a ...
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Traveling to Gibraltar from Spain as an EU citizen. Is a passport required?

I have found a similar question posted here but without clear answers. So this is my issue too. It is clear that after October 1st 2021 if one wants to travel to United Kingdom as an EU citizen you ...
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UK standard visitor visa: “The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel” meaning?

I am asking about this vague statement that is mentioned on the website of UK.GOV. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. (source) It says you can apply three months from your ...
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UK Visa after H-1B Petition Denied

My employer had applied for a H-1B visa back in FY2020. The Form I-129, Petition for Non-Immigrant worker visa was denied by the USCIS. So my application was refused at the USCIS, and not after an ...
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Can I carry £25 in cash to UK without a receipt?

I am going to carry £25 cash (2x £10 note, 1x £2 coin and 3x £1 coins) with me on a flight to UK. I don't have any receipt for this money. What questions I might face at immigration because of this? ...
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I am an Indian National holding a German residence permit. Do I need a UK Transit Visa? [duplicate]

We are currently residing in Germany and are traveling to India on 10th October and our itinerary has a transit in London. We are not sure if we need a transit visa. I have a couple of questions in ...
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UK residency and spouse of Irish citizens [migrated]

Can a US citizen, who is a spouse of an Irish citizen and Irish passport holder, legally reside in UK with spouse?
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UK visitor visa question about EEA

In my visitor visa application there is a question saying how many times have you visited the EEA. I am not sure what to answer here as I entered to France and stayed there for a few days but went ...
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UK day two test switchover date?

Relevant tweet: https://twitter.com/grantshapps/status/1438890006437847043?lang=en TRAVEL UPDATE🔊: we’re making testing easier for travel 🧳💉 From Mon 4 Oct, if you’re fully vax you won’t need a ...
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Applying for UK (and/or Schengen Visa) with 1 passport while I have 2

Turkish citizen. I will need to apply and will need passport for the following processes in the coming months: Ireland naturalization process (am legal resident) A Schengen Visa from the country I ...
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UK Visitor Visa, if a Christmas visa was refused, will it affect our future PLAB 2 visa?

My wife and I are planning to visit London on a five-day vacation on Christmas, we are from Iraq and both of us are employed as Medical doctors and have satisfactory amount of funds in our 5 months ...
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Do I need updated documents to show at border control due to delayed trip?

My trip to UK was planned from Sep6-Sep30, 2021. I expected my tourist visa to come before that but visa got delayed by 2 weeks. I submitted Employment Leave Letter and Invitation Letter in support of ...
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Does a French Pass Sanitaire based on a UK vaccine constitute an EU Digital Covid Certificate?

I'm a UK citizen and resident looking to travel to a handful of EU countries including France in the next few months. The EU-wide Digital Covid Certificate should be valid as proof of vaccination in ...
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Do I have to quarantine and/or taken another PCR if I have been PCR-tested negative but been in contact with someone positve in the preceding days?

I am Italian and am fully vaccinated with Astrazeneca-Pfizer, and I came in England for two weeks. So I'm just a traveller and not an expatriate. However, based on the help center, I think this is the ...
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Bank Statements for Visitor Visa appointment to the UK [duplicate]

I have an upcoming trip to the UK from India and have scheduled the Visa appointment on priority. I have the jitters before the interview primarily because of my bank statement. My circumstance is as ...
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My wife and I are applying for UK PLAB 2 visa - is it better to apply to travel together or to book separate exam dates?

My wife and I are medical doctors in our country and we have a five-month-old son. Both of us have to take PLAB 2 in 2022, we have the option to book the exam on the same day and leave our child with ...
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Confused on UK to US travel in regards to testing

Traveling from UK to USA on 13th September with a layover in Amsterdam. On the way back it's USA to UK with a layover in Amsterdam. Traveling with my US wife (I'm a British citizen). Both fully ...
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Travel to Gibraltar in October 2021 as an EU national

I'm a Romanian/EU citizen and I will travel to Gibraltar from Spain in mid October 2021. My question is: can I enter Gibraltar with my national ID card or do I need a passport for this event?
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How long to book a quarantine place if using test to release scheme

I booked a self-isolation place for 10 days for my trip to the UK. Due to some circumstances, my plans are postponed by 5 days. I made some bookings in UK after my 10 days isolation was supposed to ...
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Is the BIVS scheme for Indian Nationals valid in COVID times?

Is the BIVS scheme for Indian Nationals valid in COVID times? Can someone with a BIVS approved UK visa travel to Dublin?
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UK Visit Visa Bank Statement Monthly Income, should I put all the salary and withdraw my expenditures or I can only deposit my savings?

My monthly salary is 650 USD which I receive in cash each month. (transactions in my country are mostly cash-based) I know the ideal bank statement would show a deposit of 650 USDs payday and a ...
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For a UK family visa, must we have lived together 2 years before the application date, or 2 years before the visa validity date?

I am applying for a family visa for my Ethiopian partner and I to move to the UK. My partner moved in with me early January 2020. We will submit our application for the visa early October. It will ...
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How can a UK 10 year visa ban affect a US visa application?

I was given a 10yr UK visa ban in 2015. I recently got admission to a US university for masters. Can the existing UK ban affect my chances of getting the US visa? What other countries can I migrate to?...
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Can I leave USA as a US citizen prior to end of 2-week quarantine after arrival

Somewhat related to this question, but not duplicate. I am a dual USA/UK citizen residing in the UK. General travel from the UK to USA is currently banned; however, the USA does allow its citizens to ...
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Can I visit my father in the USA if I'm fully vaccinated?

This is a part two for this question: Can I visit my father in the USA? I'm now fully vaccinated- two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. It has been two weeks since my last dose and I have a certificate ...
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What happens if someone arrives in England with the wrong Covid-19 tests booked?

If a person arrives in England by plane and they do not have the correct combination of Covid-19 PCR tests booked, what happens? Will they be given a chance to book the correct tests, and be allowed ...

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