Questions tagged [uk-citizens]

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Do I have to enter the UK on my UK passport?

I'm a British National (Overseas), which basically means that while I don't have the right of abode in the UK, I am permitted to visit the UK without a visa. However, my passport has expired, and ...
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Esta return, can I reset the “clock” by visiting the Bahamas?

I've read a few questions/responses on this but seem to be reading conflicting information I've tried to find a number for immigration at Fort Lauderdale but don't appear to be able to call My ...
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Travelling within the US as a foreign citizen without a passport

I'm travelling within the US and am a British citizen. Can I travel without my passport and just show my UK driver's license instead?
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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a UK ...
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Do I need an ESTA if entering the US from Canada by train

As a UK citizen, I will be flying to Vancouver (for which I will need an eTA) and then taking an AMTRAK train to Seattle. I will stay in Seattle for several days before returning to Vancouver and ...
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US Border With British Wife

Hopefully a quick question - I am a US citizen currently residing in the UK on a visa. I am traveling to the US for 2 weeks with my wife, who is a British citizen. We do not yet share a last name (due ...
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Can I enter the UK on my expired British passport if I have a valid South African passport?

I have a valid South African passport and an expired British passport - it expired 18 October 2009. I need to travel to the UK in March 2015. Do I need a visa to get into the UK?
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How can I minimise the time to get a new UK passport?

I am a UK citizen. I have lost my passport and planned to travel by Eurostar from London to Paris in five days' time. The quoted time for a fast-track replacement passport is "within 1 week" of an ...
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UK Passport validity dates format

The date in my UK passport isn't in the usual format (day, month, year) it shows as- Date off issue 20 DEC /DEC 10 Date of expiration 20 DEC /DEC 20 bit confusing but I'm guessing it means it ...
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Schengen visa for Pakistani national married to British citizen wife

I am a Pakistani citizen holding a Pakistani passport, my wife is dual national meaning Pakistani and British citizen and lives with me in Pakistan; We have been married for 7 years and I have ...
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Minimum available passport blank page requirements

For a British Citizen travelling on business to one country for up to 30 days what are the maximum numbers of consecutive and not-necessarily-consecutive minimum blank pages required in a passport ...
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How to get a 1 week-fast track British passport replacement appointment upgraded to the 1-day premium service

Complete nightmare so far, missed flight and missing foreign visa as well. Going to IPS tomorrow with a fast-track appointment in hand and aiming to upgrade to the premium one-day service. Anyone ...
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Does a non-American need an ESTA to leave the USA?

I am a British Citizen who will be travelling to Canada and then onwards to USA by train and then returning to Canada by air. I am aware that I do not need an ESTA to enter the USA by train but do I ...
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US VWP interruption and return from Canada

Sorry about my wrong terminology, thank you for the corrections, I am revising my question a little so hope it is a little clearer. Thank once again. We plan to travel to the US (Colorado) from the ...
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How flexible are Chinese tourist visas? [duplicate]

I'm considering travelling with my sister (both British citizens) from the UK to China later this year. Mostly likely we would fly into a big city (Beijing/Shangai) and travel around somewhat from ...
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I was born in Yemen, but to British parents and never had Yemeni citizenship. Can I travel to the USA under the Trump ban?

Always been British and left Yemen as a young child many decades ago. But I was born there and it says so in my passport. Can I travel to the USA? Same question applies to children born in any of the ...
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US entry with tourist visa but past alcohol arrest

I’m a UK Citizen, and have a B1/2 Tourist Visa. I applied for the visa as per the embassy guidelines as I was once arrested for Drunk and Disorderly. No conviction was ever made. I attended the ...
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Is the border between Cyprus and North Cyprus an issue for a casual tourist?

I am taking a couple of weeks in Cyprus with the family, and will be flying directly from the UK to Paphos, in the southwest of the island. We plan on doing some lazing by the pool, but a fair bit of ...
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I am married to a UK citizen. What type of visa do I need to travel to the UK for tourism?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen married with my husband who is a British citizen by birth. Currently, we both live in Bangladesh and my husband works at a university. We, are planning to visit UK for about ...
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Solo traveller from UK to John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY

I'm a single traveller going to JFK for my 70th Birthday. I'm very anxious. I have baggage to collect. I have no idea what to do after landing. What happens and where do I go first, will I be told?
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Can a UK citizen travel to a country in Schengen without a passport?

Under what circumstances can a UK citizen travel to a country in the Schengen area without a passport? My understanding is that because the UK does not have national ID cards, it is not possible, but ...
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US citizen entering USA as non-citizen

The situation: Husband (UK citizen) and wife (US citizen) live together in the UK with their child, who was born in the UK and has never left that country. Child holds British passport. Per US law, ...
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Traveling without passport - just a Green Card - between US and UK?

My passport is with Indian Embassy who are processing a visitors visa but cannot promise to return it prior to a planned visit to UK. I am a British citizen living permanently in USA and in possession ...
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UK Citizen flying to US, then Canada, then back to UK - How does this affect Visa Waiver Program?

I'm a British citizen flying from London to Seattle in late May. My plan is to stay in Seattle for a few days, then travel south to Portland before flying up to Vancouver, Canada. From there I plan to ...
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Travelling to Italy without my spouse who is a UK citizen

I am India citizen married to a UK national who has been issued a Schengen Visa from the Italian consulate as a spouse of a UK national. My husband was supposed to travel with me but now can’t. We ...
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Travelling to the USA, but want to stay longer than 3 months? is this possible? UK citizen

I want to travel to the USA (I am UK Citizen) and I am only allowed 90 days. Is it possible for me to stay longer - say 6 months to a year, and how?
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Schengen visa: Must I enter and leave the Schengen area in the same country?

I live in London and am planning to visit France and Brussels. I'm applying in French embassy, showing hotel booking in France and I will stay there three nights and 4th day morning I will travel to ...
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Travelling to New Zealand on visa waiver while work visa is pending

My wife (a doctor) has the opportunity to work in NZ for several months from a negotiable point in July, and as such has applied for transfer of her medical registration to the NZ medical body, and is ...
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A friend's visa has expired in Thailand. How does he get back to the UK?

A friend in Thailand with no visa has been told he has to leave before the end of the month or he will be put in jail. How do I get him home back to the UK?
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Applying for tourist visa for US in country other than your own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I apply for and receive a US visa when residing in country other than my own? Can British passport holders apply for a B2 USA visa from other countries, if they are living ...
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Hard Brexit and travel for UK citizens into Schengen countries in 2019

I am a British citizen and US permanent resident. I rarely need visas. However, I am considering a Mediterranean cruise in the spring or summer of 2019. Unlike British politicians, I like to plan ...
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Refuse to answer questions at border control

When returning from a long holiday, rather than the usual cursory glance at the passport and wave through, the person behind the passport control desk started asking a whole load of rather intrusive ...
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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As a dual national, can my daughter travel to the UK on just her British passport?

I am traveling to England from South Africa with my 3 daughters. I am British; my daughters were born in South Africa, but all have British and South African passports. We have realized that my eldest ...
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Travelling to the US as a speaker in a conference [duplicate]

I have been trying to find an answer to this and I receive conflicting information. I am travelling to the US for a conference and also tourism. The conference in covering part of my flight cost in ...
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Can I enter the USA as a visitor, while I wait for an H1-B visa?

I'm a UK citizen, and am going through the process of obtaining an H1-B visa for the USA. There's a fair backlog at the moment so I have some free time on my hands and I'd like to visit the USA (to ...
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What should a UK citizen say when applying for a US visa if they were arrested and tried for an offence and acquitted?

If a UK citizen was arrested on suspicion of a serious offence against property 30 years ago, tried, and acquitted, then they should answer "yes" when they apply for a US visa and are asked whether ...
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Can I re-enter the US under VWP after my J-1 visa expires?

This summer I will be in the US on a J-1 visa program, and will be there for a few weeks after the program ends (as I have a 30 day window to leave). I then plan to be in Canada for a few days, and ...
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UK Passport Renewal Application for a dual citizen (UK & AUS)

Has anybody submitted their renewal application with just the identity page of their Australian passport and not colour copies of every single page as requested on the application form? Are they ...
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Are these intended activities legal to do in the USA under the VWP?

I'm a British citizen traveling to the USA next month with an ESTA to see my fiancee. I'm traveling there to plan our wedding, talk about a location to get married, and probably finalise a date and a ...
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Russian visas and short-term apartment rental in St Petersburg and Moscow

I'm attending a close friend's wedding in Russia in July. We'll be visiting St Petersburg for a few days first, then on to Moscow. We have a toddler who goes to bed early and we would much rather stay ...
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Stopover in Iceland (w/ Icelandair) - can I leave the airport?

I'm researching an excursion to America (I'm a British Citizen) and planning to fly out using reward points, which means I will be subject to one-way-tax on the way back with BA/AA (Reward points). ...
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My son has overstayed his visa in Cambodia. He has no money. What can I do?

My son, from the UK, is in Cambodia and has overstayed his visa by months. He has no money to pay exit fees. How can I get him home to the UK?
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Multiple visits to USA

I have visited Los Angeles, USA on 3 long stays using the ESTA programme, purely as a visitor. I have a British Citizen passport. The stays began in September 2012 and I left the last time in August ...
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Can I fit a kitchen in the US on the visa waiver program?

I am a sole trader and am based in the UK as a freelance kitchen fitter. I have been asked to fit a kitchen for a client in the US. The kitchen is being built in the UK and shipped over. I have fitted ...
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I am British, If I change my passport name, would other countries know my old name?

Let's just say I am asking for a friend. If they were to get their name of their British passport changed and visited countries outside the EU. Would their customs have record of their old name plus ...
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What can a British National be asked in a UK Landing Interview?

In an answer to a question on entering the UK as a non-National, there was this interesting snippet of information: Even Brits are subject to portions of the landing interview. I'd always sort of ...
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Do I need a transit visa for layover in Luanda?

I am a UK citizen flying from London to Namibia, via Morocco and Angola (what a journey) and have a 9 hour layover in Luanda Airport Angola. Does anyone know if I would need a transit visa for that?
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Transiting in Abu Dhabi (UK passport) for 20 hours, is this itinerary possible?

I'm flying from LHR to NRT on the 28th December, with a 20 hour stopover in Abu Dhabi. I arrive at AUH at 01:20 (AM) and my connecting flight is at 22:10 (PM) on the same day. That basically gives me ...
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Will I be eligible for an Emergency Travel Document?

I'm a UK citizen residing in the US. I haven't travelled overseas in nearly 2 years and wish to travel to the UK for 10 days in August. Unfortunately, I discovered that my passport has expired. I can ...