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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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Does mentioning that I had two US tourist visa refusals is negative for my UK skilled worker visa application? [migrated]

In September/2013 I applied for a US tourist visa because I was going to stay 16 months in Canada as a student, and I was 19 years old, had no job, no properties, nothing haha and in the US visa ...
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UK visitor Visa

I had given a personal short-term credit of 2000 GBP to a family friend, he credited back to my account 6 days before my visa application, my bank statement demonstrates both the outgoing and incoming ...
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Can I leave England to visit France if I am in the UK without a Visa?

I’m an American citizen studying abroad in the UK for less than 6 months and not working, so I don’t need to get a Student Visa. Visas are kind of confusing to me since I’ve never traveled abroad, but ...
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Can i meet a friend at LHR while i am in a Transit

I have a friend who is in London, and I am traveling from Canada to India, and I have a layover of 14 hrs in LHR. so can he come inside the airport and we could go for a coffee. I have a valid ...
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Help/Critique: - UK 2yr Visitor Visa (China - Super priority application)

I (the sponsor) am hoping I may be able to get fresh perspectives/opinions on this application. An initial application was also made however it was cancelled and refunded does this count/show up on ...
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Do I have to go through customs and immigrations for my Dublin, Ireland layover?

I am flying from NYC to Edinburgh, Scotland with a layover in Dublin, Ireland. Will I have to go through customs and immigration in Dublin or just immigration?
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UK visitor visa - 180 days

A family member received this multi-entry UK visitor visa last year. What does the "Duration 180 days" refer to? Is this the total number of days within the 2 year validity period or is it ...
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Can my spouse accompany me to the U.K. without a visa?

I am a British Citizen and passport holder married to an Egyptian citizen with Egyptian passport. We are both holders of the Spanish TIE card. My question is, British citizens are allowed to travel ...
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Can I use a UK iPhone charger with my US iPhone in the UK, or do I need to use an adapter and my US charger?

I live in the US and will study abroad in England this spring. I'm wondering if I can just buy a new iPhone charger once I arrive there or if I need to carry around an adapter with my current charger? ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa - what is the total amount of money you spend each month

This is concerning UK visa I know someone has asked a similar question but my issue is my monthly spendings are not consistent. I also do not have a job and my only “income” is from the money I get ...
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Applied for two year UK Standard Visitor visa - granted six months with no explanation

I'm a British Citizen and my wife is Filipino. We live in Spain, and we'd like to visit the UK fairly regularly to see my family. My wife applied for a two year Standard Visitor visa so that we can ...
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Repercussions of applying U.K. standard visit visa more than 3 months before travel

I was curious if the 3 month rule is strictly enforced for the standard visit visa to the U.K. I am an Indian passport and Canadian PR and I applied to the U.K. standard visit visa more than 3 months ...
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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

Background: A friend's long term girlfriend (4+ years) studied in this country and has since worked a couple of jobs. She is a German/UAE dual national. I was apparently mistaken about her being a ...
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What exactly do I have to pay taxes/duty on when traveling to the UK?

I am traveling from the United States to the United Kingdom with a layover in Ireland. I have never traveled to the UK and I have seen mixed answers regarding what I have to pay taxes on at customs ...
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Got UK Visitor Visa refusal due to Visa Officer overlooking my documents. Need advice

Hope you all are doing well! I have received a UK visitor refusal because the visa officer said that I only have 122 PKR (£0.5) in my Checking account. Completely overlooking the fact that I had given ...
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I wish to travel from UK to France with a minor who is not one of my family. What documentation do I need?

I wish to travel on holiday from UK to France - and back - with family members and a minor who is not one of my family. I have the parents' consent. The minor, like me, is British and has a UK ...
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EU national living in UK: Do I need visa to travel to the Netherlands or to Iceland?

I have a Polish passport. I am living in UK under the EU settlement scheme. Do I need a visa to go to either country? My intention is to attend a festival.
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US Registered Sex Offender Travel to UK

I'm a registered sex offender and have been for over 5 years. My conviction is a misdemeanor and also over 5 years old. My question is, can I travel to the UK, for a couple of weeks? I've heard of &...
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Does the refusal of a visitor visa for Canada affect our UK skilled worker visa application?

I applied for a visitor visa for Canada through an agent. I don’t know the reason the agent listed for the visitor visa in the application. The visa was refused but I didn't receive a reason for ...
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Can i visit in November to the uk?

On June 21st, after I enlisted in the UK, the immigration officer took my passport and gave me a visa stamp. I received a second visa stamp on October 15th. I would like to know what the second stamp ...
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UK Marriage visitor visa and giving notice

My Fiancé and I are planning to get married in the UK. I am a UK Citizen but he is a Canadian citizen. I know we need a Marriage visitor visa to get married in England. We do not plan to stay there ...
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Whether minor criminal record (petty theft) in Sweden affects UK visitor visa application?

I am a Chinese and would like to seek help with the UK visa application. I forgot to scan an item (11 Euro) at the supermarket in Sweden in August 2022. But I paid for the other 17 Euro items. The ...
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Is this a visa refusal stamp?

I am applying for my wife's visa as a student dependant. She had earlier applied for UK visit visa in 2004 and 2008. In both cases, they did not pursue the case when asked for further documents and ...
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Irish visa data sharing

Friend wife applied Irish Spouse visa and sign application summary.her husband provided unsigned sponsorship letter but they refused her visa as they said husband living in UK. Visa application was ...
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Refugee Passport / Refugee Travel Document from France to London

I am from Mali, and I have a Refugee Travel Document, a TVR as we say in French, otherwise called a "refugee passport." Do I need a visa to go to London?
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Have I been deported from Germany? Can l apply for study Visa in UK

I was a master degree student in Germany. Due to family and health-related issues, my study and research took more time than l expected and l had to prolong my study. And parellel to this development, ...
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Getting refund for unused train tickets

On November 7, we got stuck at Tottenham Hale train station in London because all trains of Stansted Express to the airport were canceled. We were told that one of the options was to buy a ticket from ...
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Does a Turkish National living/working in Norway require Visa to enter UK on holiday?

Does a Turkish National (Turkish passport) living/working in Norway, who has a 3 year Resident Permit require a Visitor's Visa to enter UK for holiday? Or is he exempted under the EAA rules? If Visa ...
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UK visa application: “Collection” email rather than refusal?

I received a “collection” email from TLScontact for a UK visa application, but there was not a refusal email. I checked my spam folder several times because after my passport collection, I noticed ...
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Travel 1 month before my BRP expires

Good afternoon! I wanted to ask that I am currently in UK and working at a registered UK based company. My BRP expiration date is 30th Jan 2023. Currently I am on student visa/BRP i.e., I joined that ...
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Does Elizabeth Line run on weekend?

This Saturday I will need to get from central London to Heathrow Airport with minimal luggage (a backpack and a very small, carry-on size, wheeled case). On the surface of it, Elizabeth Line is ...
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Fulfilling Chinese COVID testing requirements while transiting at Heathrow, London

The current COVID-19 test requirements for traveling to China consists of two PCR tests within 24 and 48 hours before departure respectively. In principle the rules can be different depending on the ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa: Question Asked At Border for Non-EU (Indian) Citizen

I am an Indian citizen, coming to UK on a standard visitor visa. I have a job overseas and have booked both my inbound and outbound air tickets from UK. Wondering what are the questions that I would ...
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How do you use a railcard on TFL if you pay by phone or debit/credit card?

TFL allows you to add a National Railcard to an Oyster card. However, most people use a bank card either with the physical card or via an NFC payment system. Is there any way to add an existing ...
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UK Visa Validity Query

This person's visa will expire on 20th Nov 2022. My question : Can he enter the UK on 19th Nov? If yes, then Immigration will give a stay for 180 days or only for 1 day?
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Visa refusal and reapplication [duplicate]

I was refused a UK visa application in January 2010 which the eco stated that I have not established myself independently here in my country, then I reapplied again in June 2022,I was refused again ...
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Elizabeth line UK - where are ticket fares shown?

If I travel from North Acton to Heathrow Airport, I have the option of using the Elizabeth Line from Ealing Broadway to the airport. I can also use the District and Piccadilly lines to complete the ...
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Declaring a single justice procedure notice on UK work visa application

I bought a car June this year and I became the registered keeper 2 weeks later. Later, I received a letter from dvla to tax or SORN the car. However, I left the car at the sellers custody to resell ...
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ATAS certificate [duplicate]

I have accepted to do visiting research at Glasgow university and they require an ATAS certificate. I applied for it in the middle of September. What are the chances of me getting the ATAS before the ...
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information whether to declare or not declare previous US visa in UK application

i have been refused US visa three times, first visit visa and the rest study visa on a generic ground. i have gotten my CAS for UK school. should i declare the refusals or not also will UK be aware i ...
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Visa-free travel to Mexico - UK Residence Card under EU Settlement Scheme (vs Biometric Residence Permit)

I am a EU citizen living in the EU with settled status. My wife is a third-country National, but equally has settled status under the EUSS scheme, and was issued a permanent "Residence Card"....
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Applying for UK visitor visa outside home country? [duplicate]

I have family that are Indian citizens but currently overseas on holiday. Can they visit the local visa application centre to submit biometrics etc? The ECB05 rule suggests they can https://www.gov.uk/...
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I self transfer (Madrid-)Stansted(-Stockholm) being European, what do I need to do?

I am a Spaniard (European citizen). I have a flight with Ryanair, which would go Madrid-Stansted, arriving at 11:35pm, and Stansted-Stockholm, leaving the next morning. With the whole Brexit ordeal, I ...
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Can a tourist exchange old 20 and 50 Pound notes at the post offices?

Recently (from 1st October 2022), the old 20 and 50 GBP bank notes are not valid anymore. From what I understood, it is possible to exchange them (among others) at some specific post offices, for the ...
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Do I need to apply Visa to UK with Italian spouse?

I'm Indonesian passport holder with Italian husband, I have Carta di soggiorno per familiari di cittadino dell'Unione. Can I go to London without Visa?
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Name change with Australian passport and UK BRP

I am an Australian citizen working in the UK on a Tier 2 visa, I have legally changed my name in the UK (by stat dec) and Australia (via updated birth certificate). Next week I will be updating it on ...
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Do I need a Visa to travel to Mexico [duplicate]

I am a South African citizen living in the UK with a valid Biometric residence permit. I'd like to travel to Mexico on holiday. This suggest I can https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/finlandia/index.php/...
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Re-entry to Germany within 1 month after leaving a job with a valid EU blue card?

I left Germany to start a new job in the UK. My blue card is valid until 2025. Can I travel back to Germany within 2 months with the same card?
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What should I write in UK visa application as expenses [duplicate]

I need an answer from people who have been through this ... how can I calculate my monthly expenses and write it in the VISA application .. I have saving account with 5k pounds but I do not have ...
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Explaining big amount withdrawal in UK visa

I'm in the process of submitting a UK visitor's visa, and I'm wondering if I need to explain and backup with evidence a significant, large withdrawal from my active account? Or would that only apply ...

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