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ESTA or visa after past arrest and NFA (for a non CIMT offence) [duplicate]

I'm a UK citizen looking to travel to the US for the second time. I earlier travelled to the US almost 12 years back on a different passport on a B1/B2 visa before acquiring UK nationality. I have ...
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Long holiday in Spain, UK citizen with German husband

I am German, my wife is British. Normally I could go on a holiday to Spain for any amount of time, and my wife could go for up to three months. Would it be possible for my wife to stay more than three ...
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Will a visa be necessary for UK citizens to travel by bus to Paris?

We are traveling from London to Paris by bus, booked on a website called flixbus. It says on our booking reference that we need a visa, but as we are both British citizens and are from the UK, and are ...
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Can a British citizen travel from mainland China to Taiwan as a temporary resident of China without a special permit?

I'm a British citizen with only a British passport. I'm in mainland China on exchange, so I arrived with an X1 visa then applied for temporary residency, which expires in July 2024. I'd like to visit ...
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Procedure for obtaining Schengen visa

My wife and I are planning to visit Kos in Greece this summer. My wife is from Thailand and currently holds a Thai passport. We both reside in the UK. I am a UK citizen, my wife is here on a spouse ...
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Is the Emergency Travel Passport in France ONLY available to French citizens?

I am currently in France and have a permanent Carte de séjour. My brother has died suddenly in the UK and I need to go to his funeral in 11 days time. The UK passport I have applied for will probably ...
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Riyadh Airport Transit No visa?

I have a Wizz air flight that lands in Riyadh airport, then 2hrs 25mins later I have a Flynas flight to Mumbai. Can I transit directly to the different Terminal, and do I need a visa? I hold a United ...
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UK crew working on cruise ship in Schengen area: does Seaman's Book stop passport being stamped at airport on arrival in the country before boarding?

EDIT: Thank you to everyone who replied to my post. She has now sorted this out. It has been confirmed by someone who has been on board and knows the ropes that she will be stamped out before the ship ...
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Can I come to the UK if I marry a single mother [closed]

Can I come to the UK if I marry a single mother who has British citizenship, although am not the father of her child?
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Travel to US on one-way ticket using R B1 OCS Visa

I am travelling for work in the Gulf of Mexico on a R B1 OCS Visa. I wish to book a one-way ticket for now, and book my return closer to the date. Am I allowed to do this?
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Husband has dual citizenship Canada & UK. We reside in the UK. Will India let him in?

My husband has both U.K. and Canadian passports. We have a holiday booked to Goa in January. We reside in the UK. We're looking at the visa application: he has to declare his Canadian passport. ...
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UK citizen ESTA/VWP eligibility with previous arrest

I'm a UK citizen looking to travel to the US for the first time. I have been reading about the entry requirements and I am seeing conflicting rules/advice from different places regarding whether or ...
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Entry denial concern, travelling from UK to USA to see girlfriend after becoming newly unemployed

Earlier this year I travelled from the UK to visit my girlfriend who lives in the US. My employment is I look after my dad who is disabled, I receive benefits for this. I'm planning on visiting my ...
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Transit Visa at RUH Airport

I have tickets to go to Pakistan which are as follows: MAN-SOF-RUH-ISB (Manchester-Sofia-Riyadh-Islamabad) The stop over at RUH is only 1hr30mins and the airline is different from SOF-RUH to RUH-ISB ...
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Can I travel through Greece with UK emergency travel document/passport

I was traveling from South Africa to the United Kingdom through Greece.UK embassy and Greek Embassy prior to purchasing the ticket confirmed the emergency passport was valid for entry, transit and ...
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Time for self transfer at Okinawa Naha airport

I have a Hong Kong Airlines flight booked landing at Okinawa Naha airport at 15:00 on a Sunday. Our plans have changed slightly and we now want to fly immediately on to Ishigaki that same day. It'll ...
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Czech Republic registration requirements for UK citizens

I am planning to visit the Czech Republic later this year. Vacation, staying with friends and leaving CZ within 7 days of arriving. I am a UK citizen, with a passport that satisfies the entry ...
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UK and Australian dual national travelling in Europe

I hold UK and Australian citizenship/passport, and have entered Europe on my UK passport. I plan to leave Europe and head back to the UK after about 3 weeks stay, but will need to return to Europe ...
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Interrogated every time crossing UK Border as citizen

I am a UK citizen and full passport holder since birth. I now live full time outside of the UK, each time I visit the UK, my passport is rejected by the electronic passport gates and I am routed to a ...
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Do I need transit visa through Netherlands on a British passort and a Ghanaian citizenship card? [duplicate]

I'm travelling on a British passport to Ghana with a Ghanaian citizenship card through the Netherlands. Do I need an airport transit visa?
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I'm from the UK travelling to meeting my Girlfriend for the first time who is from the US. How will I get on going through CBP?

So I've got my ESTA and passport. I will be getting my flight ticket, travel insurance and vaccinations soon. My current 'employment' is that I care for my dad who is disabled. But I've arranged that ...
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Is it okay for me to sponsor my husband to UK for 6 months

I was told me or my mum could not sponsor my husband to the UK for 6 months by a lawyer and that he must sponsor himself, but this isn’t possible as his bank account was only made 2 months ago and his ...
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Using a foreign passport in the UK as a British citizen

I have an expired British passport and an EU passport that is still valid. I live in the UK. Can I continue using my European passport without renewing the British one when going in and out of the ...
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New Zealand working holiday visa medical requirements - UK citizen

I'm trying to find what medical examination and certification I need for the New Zealand working holiday visa as a UK citizen. The only information I can find is here. This says that applicants "...
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If I come from UK and I have travellers cheque how can I convert it at Mumbai airport

I am British citizen and I have a travellers cheque of 30000 thousands euro. How can I convert my travellers cheque into Indian rupees at Mumbai airport? What are the rules and regulations? If I can't ...
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Is my passport considered too damaged to fly?

I have just checked my passport before I leave the UK to go on holiday this weekend (6 days time). I noticed there was a bit of breakfast bar stuck to the back of the bio-data page and this has caused ...
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What visa covers me for remote working in the US whilst on holiday?

I am planning on going to the US for a month to visit a friend who lives there. The main purpose of this trip is for a vacation. However, my employer (UK based) are happy for me to work remotely from ...
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Travelling to the UK from Argentina with a company computer bought in the US - will I pay VAT at UK border?

I live between the UK and Argentina, but I am only a legal resident in the UK. I have a LTD company in the UK which I used to purchase a laptop (~4000USD) in New York (travelling Buenos Aires to New ...
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Travelling in Schengen with UK passport

I’m a dual Irish and British passport holder, and due to travel from Amsterdam to Slovenia - usually I would travel with my Irish passport but due to circumstances I only have my UK passport available ...
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Visa required for transfer through Amsterdam airport [duplicate]

I'm a UK citizen travelling from Aberdeen UK to Thailand through Amsterdam. Do I need a visa for a 2-hour layover in the Amsterdam airport? Both flights are KLM and are in/out of AMS. Do I need a ...
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Dual citizen (Australia and UK) with different surname on each passport. Which passport do I use to book and to travel? [duplicate]

I have dual citizenship (Australia & UK). Both passports have a different surname. The first and middle names are identical in both passports. I’m planning a return trip from Australia to the UK. ...
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Tourist Visa to USA for UK Citizen - What is the process?

I am a UK Citizen currently living in India. I was born in India and after 5 years of continous stay in UK, I became a naturalised citizen of UK. I have a valid ESTA and can travel to the USA, but ...
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Can I visit Vienna during a long layover?

I am a UK citizen travelling on Austrian Airlines from London to Bangkok, with a connection in Vienna. I have a 7-hour layover. I am thinking of using the time to visit Vienna itself. I believe that ...
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Can I enter the UK with my UK passport, even though I became a US citizen in 2021 and changed my name back to my maiden name?

I became a US citizen in 2021 and changed my name back to my maiden name. I still have a United Kingdom passport that does not expire until 2027, but it is in my married name. Can I enter the UK with ...
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Travelling to EU on Belarus or British passports and Polish permanent residence permit

I'm a citizen of both Belarus and UK and also hold Polish permanent residence permit (10-years "stały pobyt"). The permit card is attached to my Belarus passport (and has "Belarusian&...
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Will my current Chinese visa (2023) still be valid if I renew my UK passport? [duplicate]

I have a UK passport which will expire in May 2023 along with my current Chinese Visa. I was hoping to return to the UK and renew my passport as travel restrictions are getting easier. There have been ...
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Transiting Sabiha Gökçen Istanbul from the UK for Kazakhstan. Do I need a transit visa as a British citizen? [duplicate]

I will be flying from the UK to Kazakhstan via Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen airport. I'll have an hour layover there, do I need a Turkish transit visa? I am British and I fly both flights with Pegasus on ...
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What is the immigration and customs process when entering America from the UK?

My partner will be flying to the United States from the UK and the flight will have a layover in a different state. When they land at the airport, what happens before they can proceed to the gate for ...
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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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Global Entry: Can non-residents use Enrollment on Arrival?

I’m a UK-resident UK citizen, I’ve just been conditionally approved for Global Entry and I have a trip to New York in a couple of weeks. There are no appointments available nearby while I’m there, but ...
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How should I enter Schengen as a dual UK & EU citizen?

As the title suggests, I hold two passports (Italy & UK) and I would like to use my British passport to travel to the EU in a few weeks' time. My outbound journey has an overnight layover in Paris ...
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Difficulties likely faced when travelling regularly to the US border on an ESTA (also for long durations)

I have a flight a week before Christmas where I intend on staying in the US for 2 weeks. I'll be staying with my girlfriend in a house we've had together for about a year. I'll be entering the US on a ...
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UK Citizen applying for Indian Business Visa

I’m looking for a faster way of applying for an Indian Business Visa in the UK. Our online E-visa application option has been removed and have to wait until after Christmas for an appointment with VFS!...
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Who qualifies as a "a person of good standing in their community" for countersigning UK passport applications? Is it objective or subjective?

According to the official UK government website, certain applications for UK passports must be countersigned by a third party. One of the criteria for being an authorized countersignatory is (link in ...
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Returning home to France with less than 6 months on British passport and French post-Brexit residency card

I am a British Citizen living in France, I hold a French EU-Article 50 (Brexit) residency permit. Is there any risk that I'd be stopped when returning to France from the UK on my British passport ...
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British Visa & Passport

I have a EU passport is this still valid in Britain? Also will a British Visa let me back into Australia? Also I THINK my passport is valid until June 2027, how would I make sure?
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I'm a British citizen and ESTA keeps not authorizing me to travel to the United States

I got my British passport on 19 September, 2022. My birth country is Afghanistan. I applied for the ESTA to go to the United States to visit my family and they keep telling me I am not authorised to ...
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Do I need a work visa to attend a conference?

I'm a British citizen and my company is sending me to a conference in the EU (the Netherlands) later this month. Do I need to apply for a work visa while I am attending the conference? This is my ...
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British passport holder working while travelling in the UK

I am a British Citizen with the French EU-Article 50 (Brexit) residency permit, allowing me to live and work in France. I am a permanent employee of a French company (CDI), and I work for them from my ...
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Tips on entering China as a British tourist

I am British passport holder living in Australia. I plan to visit China next month. I was invited to a wedding and would like to explore the country. Are there any special requirements currently in ...
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