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Questions tagged [uk-citizens]

For questions specifically about people travelling with United Kingdom passports.

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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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How can I check if I am banned from travelling to the US?

I am a UK citizen and I last entered the US in 1998 under the Visa Waiver Program. I overstayed the maximum permitted time, leaving after approximately 21 months total stay. At no time was I ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

I am a self-taught software developer been working online for a while. I've been building a software for an employee in a company and getting paid through Paypal. The company now decides to buy the ...
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Travelling soon and lost UK passport. What can I do?

UPDATE: Praise your choice of deity, I found it! UPDATE AGAIN: Due to a number of people wanting to know where it was found - I sold my car a couple of months ago and had a bag of stuff I'd removed ...
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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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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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Can I go to Israel with a Jordanian visa on my UK passport?

I travelled to Jordan on business with my UK passport and it was stamped on arrival. Will I have challenges later going to Israel or if I can go to Israel with the Jordanian stamp, will I have ...
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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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Do British citizens need a passport to visit the Republic of Ireland?

I am flying from Manchester UK to Knock in the Republic of Ireland for one week in June 2017 on FlyBe. I am British, born in Yorkshire 1946, and my passport has expired. At 71 years old, I am not ...
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UK citizens traveling to Ireland with a child having no passport, what's the alternative for the ID?

I understand from various answers here, and from .gov.uk that I don't need a passport to travel to Ireland: I can just show my UK driver's license. But what if I'm travelling with a 10 year old child ...
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Wonky passport photo

My UK passport recently arrived and the picture isn’t straight. It’s around 85 degrees. If I travel with it will I be ok? Isn’t my photo stored on a database? Bear in mind I mostly use the e-...
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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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I am a US/UK citizen and I entered the UK with my US passport. Can I stay in the UK past the visa expiration date?

I have dual US/UK citizenship. Four months ago, I left my country of residence in the US to live in UK. I entered UK on my US passport which was stamped with a 6-month stay on it. Can I or should I ...
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Our daughter's foreign passport is stuck on a Home Office application. What are the options if we need to travel soon?

We are about to travel from the UK to Greece on holidays in the next 10 days. 5 ½ months ago we submitted our documentation to the Home Office to register our 2 year old as British citizen which ...
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Problems associated with booking flights inside another set of flights?

I am planning two trips back to the UK from Australia, one over Christmas and one in the late Spring. I have found that booking the tickets differently can reduce the price I have to pay: Type 1: ...
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Will I be covered under the UK Health system?

I am an Australian resident but a British Citizen. I currently hold a British passport and receive a small British pension but do not pay any British taxes. I have cancer and I am coming to the UK to ...
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My passport expires in more than 10 years, so the Australian consulate refuses to issue a visa. Is there a way around this?

I have applied for a visa for a short holiday to Australia and renewed my UK passport accordingly. The passport office have added unexpired time to the expiry date, meaning that it was issued in ...
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Is the CBP more likely to interrogate lone travellers who haven't booked hotels?

My girlfriend is currently in America working at a summer camp, and I am due to fly there in a few weeks from the UK. She will meet me at the airport, and we plan to travel down the East Coast ...
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Is it possible to travel to the US to speak at a conference under the rules of VWP?

In a month's time, I'm travelling to the United States to speak at a conference in Jacksonville (unpaid). I don't know if I need a special visa for this, as the border agency website doesn't have info ...
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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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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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eTA Application “In Progress” for a month. What can I do?

This question is related to the Canadian eTA application that I had discussed previously (see here). It has now been a whole month since I applied and my application status is "In Progress". I will be ...
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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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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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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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How to apply for a Belarus tourist visa without booking a hotel?

I'm planing a day's visit to Minsk on 19th June. I arrive at 6.30am on the sleeper from Warsaw and depart at 10pm the same day on the sleeper to Moscow. However the train times mean that I will ...
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Travelling in US for more than 90 days [duplicate]

As UK citizens, if we bought an RV to travel through the US for several months, longer than 90 days, would we have to exit the country and return for periods?
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If I have a visa, do I still need an ESTA?

I am British with a B1/B2 visa for USA. Do I still need an ESTA?
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What can be done if there is no one that could countersign kids picture for a British passport?

I'm aware what the Recognised professions are (so please don't repeat). Either I don't know them long enough or not in touch with them any longer or has passed away or not in the Recognised ...
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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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How can a 14 year old travel to Germany from the UK without adult supervision?

I have visited a lawyer here in the UK to ask if I need any documents or letters as I am underage. Other than booking with an airline that accepts children travelling alone. And he said that he can ...
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New UK passport with new name; would the US know it's still me? Suspected outstanding warrant

I went to Florida on family holiday, and at Disney World my little boy hid some toys under his pram, and I walked out the store not knowing he had hid stuff under there. Basically I got arrested and ...
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New British Passport and entering UK for the first time

I am a British Citizen living in South Africa and am applying for a British Passport from South Africa for my 2-year-old son. We are going to the UK in December which will be his first time but I ...
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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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UK citizen without UK passport re-entering the UK

I am a UK citizen that is currently in Hong Kong and will be going back to the UK for studies. I also have a Hong Kong Passport. Before leaving the UK for summer, I had lost my passport and started ...
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Does being an Irish person born in the UK make me a previous British citizen?

I am an Irish citizen born in the UK, as far as I can tell I've not "applied" for British citizenship. I'm currently applying for visas and many of them are asking for previous citizenship. Was I ...
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British Iranian Dual National travelling to USA

I have lived in Scotland (Britain) all of my life and hold a full UK passport. I also have an Iranian passport as both of my parents were brought up there. I have been to Iran a handful of times, most ...
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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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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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Who can countersign my UK passport photo?

The photo in my current passport is quite old (10+ years) so I figured it best to get a new one for my passport renewal. I will need it countersigned by somebody but I'm slightly unsure as to who I ...
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How short notice can you fly to USA?

Is it possible to fly to the US this upcoming Thursday (todays Tuesday so about 3 days)? We've (My Dad and me) never flown to the US before, but my passport is valid and up to date. We're from 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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Who offers travel insurance that covers a holiday in your country of citizenship?

I am a British national but have been living abroad with my family for the last 6 years. I plan to travel back the the UK for a holiday next week, however, I have been having difficulty finding a ...
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How do I apply for a tourist visa after separation from UK-citizen spouse?

I want to apply for a long-term tourist visa, but my husband and I are no longer together. He is a British citizen and lives in the UK, but he didn't file for me to join him while we were together, ...
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How do passport control officers know I have a PhD (UK passport)? [closed]

My UK passport doesn't list a title, but often when I go through passport control, the officer will say something like 'Thank you Doctor' or 'Have a good day doc'. How do they know I have a PhD? I'd ...
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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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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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Minimum age limit for a tourist from UK to drive a rented car in Florida?

I am a 21 year old British citizen who has a full driving license for cars in the United Kingdom. I am planning on going to the USA (Florida) next week and I want to hire a car for one week. Am I ...
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How long does it take to obtain a US visa for a British citizen?

My family and I are planning to go to the US next summer for a holiday, the first we've ever had outside Europe. We live in Guernsey but have British citizenship (since Guernsey is a British crown ...