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As a British citizen, I get stopped for 40 minutes wait due to wrong record of refusal to entry

I came to the UK under a Tier 2 visa about 10 years ago. After the 5th year, I obtained my Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) and a year later, I became a citizen. Since I started using my UK passport, ...
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Can a British citizen, currently visiting Canada on ETA, enter the USA via the Niagara Falls land border without an ESTA?

We are British citizen, in Canada on ETA, and would like to cross Niagara Falls bridge to enter the USA. Would we need to apply for ESTA for land border crossing or just the British passport?
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Istanbul Turkey Visa

I got single entry visa for turkey from 16/02/2024 to 13/08/2024 I went Istanbul on 16/02/2024 for 7 nights the visa is expiring on 13/08/2024 and its single entry visa can i go again on the same visa ...
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My sister is going through a divorce and needs to move to the USA from the UK but only has an ESTA [migrated]

Like the title says my sister is going through a divorce and needs to move to the US since our parents live in the States under an L2 visa provided in a relocation package. She is over the age of 21 ...
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Visa requirements for British passport holders going to Ghana via Brussels

My husband and I are UK citizens; I have a blue UK passport, and my husband has a red one. We are travelling on Brussels Airlines and will have a three-hour transit, then we will travel onwards to ...
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UK citizen married to an Irish citizen. How much time can I spend in the EU after Brexit?

My wife has dual nationality British and Irish (with a British and Irish passport) I only have a British passport. We like to travel around Europe in our Motorhome between Jan and June. Would I need a ...
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British passport with water damage

I have a British passport. The last page and a few inside pages are damaged with water. The writing is clear and can be read easily, while the picture and ID details are intact. Can I travel to ...
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Transit in Riyadh [duplicate]

I'm British national and transiting through Riyadh, flying with Saudia Airline. I bought a ticket through other online platform. My transit time is exact 12 hours on Riyadh airport at Terminal 4. My ...
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I have a UK passport. Do I need a transit visa to travel by car through Saudi Arabia to Jordan?

I’m a British citizen with a UAE residence visa. Where or how do I get a transit visa to travel to Jordan by car. I will travel through Saudi so do I need a transit visa? If so can it be obtained from ...
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Dual-national British child with Italian mother. Which document can she use to travel to/from Italy on her own?

My child is British, 17 years old and born in the UK. As I am Italian she is a dual national. Can she travel to Italy on her own with her British passport or could she face problems? Last year she was ...
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ESTA “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country”

I made a mistake on my US ESTA application. I plan to go to New York in 2 months time for a little birthday trip. On the ESTA TRANSIT question “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another ...
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Dual Passports: Advice on API and destination entry procedures

Many countries, such as Japan, now require API (Advanced Passenger Information) before travel. My wife is a dual passport holder (UK passport and Chinese passport with Japanese working permit). We ...
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How long do I need to wait between ESTA applications? [duplicate]

I'm a UK citizen. I want to travel to the USA for a holiday and to see some friends. I've used an ESTA a few times in the past and it was fairly straightforward. However this time I'd like to spend ...
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Dual UK Australian national visiting Vietnam

I have dual Australian and UK citizenship/passports. I am leaving Australia, travelling to Vietnam, then returning to Australia after 13 days. I was planning to leave Australia with my Australian ...
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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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Renewing UK passport also holding an Irish passport

I am a British Citizen from birth but hold an Irish passport. My British passport has expired and I am trying to renew it. The passport office is asking that I send them my foreign passport. I don't ...
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Can I leave South Africa before 90 days and go back for another month?

I’ve seen a similar question was asked a few years ago but I’m reposting it in case something has changed. I’m planning to be in South Africa for 3 months (visa-free), go back to my home country (UK) ...
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Travel ban to South Africa. What can I do?

I was born and raised in South Africa and have been declared undesirable for 5 years. I didn't realise I could be banned! I didn't have a clue. I showed them my birth certificate and was told it's not ...
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Flying within Schengen with a British passport

I am a British national living in France with the post-Brexit titre de séjour (i.e., it never expires). I don't have any other kind of French ID, nor French nationality. Do I need my French titre de ...
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Is undertaking lab research on the USA Visa Waiver program allowed?

I am a UK medical student and wanted to do some lab research this summer. I got in contact with a university professor and sorted out a 11-week project at his lab. I also received a grant from a ...
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New UK passport dual citizenship observation

I just received my renewed UK passport and one detail really troubled me. On the first page, they printed all info regarding my second passport, complete name, number, expiry, issue date etc. During ...
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Does the EU stamp passports when travelling to and from Andorra?

My passport is starting to get quite full, but is still valid for several years. Later this year I expect to have to cross the Schengen / Andorra border several times. I know Andorra doesn't stamp ...
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When does my 90/180 days restart with German residence permit?

I'm a student on my university year abroad. I was in Germany, where I got a residence permit valid until 31st March 2024, but I got that issued on the 10th January. I had to complete the second part ...
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UK Citizen visiting Norway for a month volunteering

My son, a 26 year old English university student and bird watching fanatic is hoping to go to Norway for one month to a nature reserve to assist in bird ringing, migration monitoring and other related ...
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Travelling with two passports (same name) - which passport should be used for booking? [duplicate]

I need advice for my family's itinerary: China - Indonesia - UK - China. My kids have Chinese and UK passports. Can I book their tickets using only their Chinese passports? Exiting China with the ...
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Self-transfer at Istanbul Airport [duplicate]

I’ve been looking everywhere, however I have been unable to find an answer to this. On Thursday I arrive into Istanbul (IST) at 17.45 (BA) and my next flight is on Flyadeal at 21.35. I already have a ...
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UK citizen living in UK, contractor for US company. ESTA Requirements?

I'm a UK citizen who lives permanently in the UK I work as a self-employed contractor/consultant for a US company. I work for them primarily remotely from the UK, and the company sends my payments ...
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Travelling Europe with UK partner as Dutch citizen

My partner is a UK citizen and I'm a Dutch citizen but we both live in Australia. I'm wondering if the 90/180 Schengen rules apply to us if we are planning on visiting multiple EU countries for more ...
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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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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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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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DS160 vs Appointment Interview Location

I submitted my DS160 for a non-immigrant visa and selected Belfast as the location as I believed that to be the most suitable at the time. When it came to the appointment schedule, I chose London as ...
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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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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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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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Dual UK citizen who also has a UK Visa

I am a dual citizen of the UK and Nigeria. I have surprisingly been given a UK visa before I was given a UK Passport and the visa is still valid. I now have a UK passport and a valid UK visa. Is this ...
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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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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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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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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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