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People ordinarily residing in the UK, whether or not nationals of the country.

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Can Indian nationals resident in the UK and fully vaccinated by the NHS currently travel to Luxembourg?

I'm planning to visit Luxembourg and have reviewed the guidelines here: https://covid19.public.lu/en/travellers/visiting-luxembourg.html . It states that third-country nationals are not allowed to ...
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Driving ban in EU but need to exchange my EU driving licence for UK full license cat B

I have a driving ban in the Czech Republic. Now I live in the UK and need to exchange my driving licence for a UK licence. Will I get a full UK driving licence or not, because of my driving ban in the ...
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How far in advance can I apply for a B2 visa?

I want to apply for a B2 visa in London to visit Orlando and Disney World with my family (wife is British citizen as are our children). Can I apply for the visa 12/11 months in advance of intended ...
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I am UK resident with Indian passport traveling to Greece. Can I book Schengen visa appointment in Edinburgh instead of London?

I am UK resident with Indian passport traveling to Greece. Can I book Schengen visa appointment in Edinburgh instead of London because there are no appointments available in London?
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Can I use my UK Biometric Residence Permit to enter the UK after serving out my notice period with my sponsoring company?

I have a UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) due to my tier 2 general visa, valid till mid-March 2022. My nationality is Indian. I have completed my 1 month notice period with my sponsoring company on ...
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I created 2 UK immigration accounts

I renewed my passport and I was trying to update it on gov.uk but accidently I created a new pre settlement application, I didn't finish it and just cancelled the application, but the account remains ...
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Can British travellers enter France via another EU member state under the 18 December COVID restrictions?

I understand that starting 18 December 2021, travellers from the UK are indefinitely forbidden from entering France due to the Omnicron variant, unless they fall under a "compelling reason" ...
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UK naturalization background checks what is the meaning? [closed]

What is the meaning of this question on UK naturalization background check Your application will be refused if you have attempted to deceive the Home Office within the last 10 years. Does this only ...
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Non-EU citizen, UK ILR, and Irish visa

I've got a non-EU passport and UK Indefinite Leave to Remain and I permanently reside in the UK. My country is on the list of the Irish Short-stay Visa Waiver Programme (which I don't understand if it'...
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Schengen visa - Italian issued visa but now going to Spain [duplicate]

I am an EU citizen. Wife is Kazhak national and we live in UK. We planned a holiday in Italy and obtained multi entry visa from Italian consulate. Covid restrictions have resulted in us having ...
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Does a Ghanaian UK resident need a Belgian transit visa?

I am a Ghanaian with a UK Biometric Residence Permit. I wish to travel to Ghana through Belgium using Air Brussels. Do l need a transit visa if l will not be going outside the airport when I get to ...
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Currently in a UK red list country. Can I travel to a country that's not in red list and then travel to UK?

I am a student in the UK. I am currently in a red list country and the Hotel Quarantine is too expensive. If I travel to a country that is not on the red list for 2 weeks and then travel to the UK, ...
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How are older drivers in the UK intended to learn about smart motorways? [closed]

This question arises from a conversation about road holidays in the UK, where I live. I was chatting to an older friend of the family, and it turns out they haven't heard of smart motorways. They ...
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Dubai visa on arrival Indian Passport/UK resident

I am travelling Manchester to Dubai very soon. Emirates website states "Nationals of India with a normal passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date with a residence permit ...
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Entering UK with dependant visa

I hold a valid UK Residence Permit as a dependant of my parent. I study in the UK, but because of the COVID-19 situation, currently I am back in my home country with my parent and most probably my ...
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Travelling from UK to Russia with Israeli passport

Are there any restrictions imposed on israeli citizents travelling to Russia from UK because of the increasing number of covid cases?
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Schengen visa requirement for newly-married wife of a British citizen with a family member residence card through her son-in-law? [closed]

As above, I'm getting married on 1st Aug as a UK national. My wife is non-EU (Cameroonian) but has a residency card for the UK through her son-in-law who is Polish but resident in the UK. Does she ...
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Malaysian passport travel to Germany

I have a UK resident permit holder with a Malaysian passport. I reside in the UK Can I travel from the UK to Germany for a holiday? Malaysians are not allowed to enter Germany but as I am a UK ...
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EHIC, applying for a refund

I am a UK resident and while visiting Switzerland I went for a health check. I have a EHIC and wonder how I can apply for a refund. On the EHIC website it says that one can apply for a refund but I ...
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Refunding the ticket, not the value of the ticket

I have been looking around and I see many question related to flights being cancelled due to COVID-19. Some questions are about flights with TAP - Air Portugal, British Airways, AlItalia etc. other ...
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Schengen entry rules for a UK resident with EU-citizen spouse

I'm trying to get some clear information on what category I fall under with regards entering the Schengen Area, since the immigration offices I've called have not been very helpful. I am a Brazilian ...
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Obtaining Domestic Travel Insurance During Covid-19

We booked a holiday cottage in the UK for the end of July 2020. We neglected to purchase travel insurance when we booked it at the start of 2020 (we've learnt from this mistake). We have already ...
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Revolut closing account abroad? [closed]

I opened my Revolut account 2 years ago in the UK (at that time it was only for residents in the UK). I moved last year to Sweden to study… I never informed Revolut. My problem is that my passport ...
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Mexico visa with Indian passport query

Hiya we are travelling to Mexico and I have a British passport and my husband has a Indian passport he has a UK spouse visa with leave to remain. Am I right I’m saying he will not need a visa. Thanks
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Why would a UK resident need both passport and BRP while travelling within the UK?

I have a business trip from Bristol to Edinburgh and the travel agent who booked the flights advised me to have my passport and BRP (biometric residence permit) with me. Since I have never needed my ...
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Fax Invitation letter to the consulate for Schengen business visa application?

I am a PhD student in the UK, planning to attend a workshop in France. In looking up the visa application information, I come to this forum and has known that business visa would be my right choice. ...
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Thai Transit Visa For Sri Lankan Passport

I have a British passport, and my wife has a Sri Lankan passport with a permanent residence in the UK. We are going to Sri Lanka, with a 7 hour stopover in Bangkok. We are thinking of going out of the ...
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Is travel to Iraqi Kurdistan without an Iraqi visa a problem when applying for a UK visa?

I will soon be making a UK visa application to extend a temporary stay in the UK. Iraqi Kurdistan gives nationals of most Western countries visa-free access. However, there is an ongoing dispute ...
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Visa to Mexico for Belarus citizen with a permanent Uk residency

I am a Belarusian citizen, living in the UK on a permanent residency status. Do I need a visa to Mexico?
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Family of settled person/citizen visa for UK (above age 18) [duplicate]

Hope y'all doing great? I have a couple of questions I got a 6-month visit visa in November (Expires May). I am using 2 months on my first visit which ends in January and will be back home shortly. ...
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How duration of Schengen Visa Validity is decided

I would like to know what are the factors an embassy (from any Schengen country, in my case France) takes into consideration while granting the duration of Schengen Visa. I have applied for Schengen ...
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Making the first trip using Schengen visa with UK Visa expiring in less than 3 months

I have got my Schengen Visa from French embassy but I couldn't make my first trip yet. Now I have less than 3 months for my UK visa to expire. Is it still ok to make my first trip to Schengen area ? ...
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Can I enter Germany as my first entry point with French Multi entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I got my Multi Entry Schengen visa(Type C) on french embassy using the itinerary which covers french cities only but I have dropped the itinerary for some personal reasons. Can I enter Germany as my ...
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Travel with Expired Greek Passport from UK to Greece and Return

My Greek passport is about to expire in about a month. I had started a process for the renewal but the application got rejected due to a typo an employee (bureaucratic process). This December, I am ...
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Does a UK-resident Pakistani need a visa for Dubai? [duplicate]

My nationality is Pakistani, but I’m living in the UK. I have a British resident card but not a British passport. I’m travelling in December to Dubai. Do I need apply for a tourist visa?
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Non Eu family member travelling to Ireland

I am living in Madrid, Spain, with a wife who is working here in Madrid too. I want to go to Ireland to visit as a tourist but without her. I have a Spanish residence permit of family member of the EU....
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Can I travel to France with my UK residence permit?

I would like to travel to France to visit my family, however the Greek ambassador has my Congolese passport to stamp a visa because I am going on holiday over there. But in the meantime I would like ...
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Can I still use my Indefinite Leave to Remain Visa in my old passport to travel? [duplicate]

Friends and I are planning to travel to Europe this September, and I have an Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK in my old passport. Does ILR even have an expiration date? And getting a BRP now ...
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Schenghen visa enquiry

I am an 18 year old who has been a UK resident for about 11 years. I just finished my alevels and I am about to go to uni. Planning to apply for a Spanish schengen visa for my prospective travel in ...
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Denied boarding - Who is responsible and how do I proceed [closed]

My son in law is an Egyptian with a permanent residency permit for the UK. He was traveling from Manchester to Cairo via Milan. First leg of trip was with fly be second leg with air Italia. We ...
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Can UK residents from eligible countries use the ePassport gates in the UK?

Now US citizens and more can use ePassport gates when coming to the UK, can UK residents that are US citizens use these gates? I notice that if you are a US citizen, coming to study for 6 months or ...
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Can I apply for work visa for one country and tourist visa for another at the same time?

Some background to my question: I'm on a work visa in UK My husband is on a different category of work visa in UK I applied to switch my visa (within UK) to be his dependant and it takes another 6-7 ...
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Will my Indian spouse need to be apply for Irish Visa for a weekend away (I am a British National)

I am a British national and my wife is an Indian national residing in Britain (holder of Biometric Resident Permit - Spouse/Partner Leave to Remain). We are planning a weekend away in Republic of ...
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Didn't get France Visa ( Schengen visa) yet but my plane leaves in two days

I'm Indian citizen with UK residence permit holder(my husband is British) we decide to visit France for this summer holidays, so i applied for my France visa as i'm not EU member but i have residence ...
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Applying for a US travel visa after denial [closed]

Last August I went to the US embassy in London, UK and tried to get a travel visa to the USA, and it was denied due to insufficient ties to the UK. I'm a Polish citizen living in the UK for almost six ...
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How can I track the time (official records) I spend outside the UK?

Since there is no passport control while exiting the UK (e.g. via Heathrow), I have stamps on my passport for entries only. During the entry, passport officers ask me how long I have been outside the ...
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Philippine passport, based in UK

Does a Philippine passport holder, based in UK need Transit Visa to lay over flight either Bucharest or Istanbul destination is Cairo Egypt?
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Travelling to Europe when 1 month before expiry of BRP

I intend to travel Spain for a wedding in mid-June and my BRP visa expires in mid-July. I am currently holding a UK Spouse visa and have to apply for extension in July. Can I still apply for a ...
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With UK ILR can I get a German visa on arrival?

With a UK Indefinite Leave to Remain and a biometric card, can I get a visa on arrival in Germany?
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Looking for advice for my proposed spouse applying for uk visa, using visitor or tier 4 dependant?

I am currently on a tier 4 general student visa in UK as Indonesian (since 29 September 2018), and plan to stay in UK until 14 October 2019. So in my case, I'd like to invite my proposed spouse to ...
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