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An island country in Western Europe, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland.

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Will a smartcard work alongside a railcard?

I have recently been made aware of smartcards that can be used on regional train services in the UK that act in a similar way to an Oyster card - You load on tickets (similar to loading credit onto an ...
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Is it more economical to get a network railcard or under 25 railcard?

I want to get a railcard, but I am unsure whether to get a network railcard (which covers the South East England and London regions) or to get a 16-25 railcard. My confusion stems from the fact that ...
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application for re-entry to the UK

I was in the UK from 2004-2008 and was removed in 2008. I guess i got a 10yr ban but not sure as no papers was given to me to state this. I wish to return to the UK to see my daughter for the first ...
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Will EU nationals need a UK visa way after Brexit

Since the UK is almost out of the EU, and the detachment is almost imminent, will EU nationals need a visa for the UK for tourist vacation only?
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Can a Tunisian child with an EU residence card, travelling with an EU citizen, visit the UK without needing a UK visa?

I'm an Italian citizen living in Italy. I want to travel to London for holiday week, with my child but he have card resident EU family Italy, not European (Tunisian Citizen). My question is can my ...
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Does UK Standard Visitor Visa require proof of all the addresses you lived in for past 2 years

While filling the UK Standard Visa form, I was asked to enter all the addresses I have lived in past 2 years. I am living at my current address since 16 months, I have the tenancy agreement to show ...
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UK Visit visa for family [duplicate]

UK Visit Visa for Family. I want to apply for uk Visit/Tourist visa along with my wife and kids, Must i Apply for everyone separately? or is there a way to apply together just one application for the ...
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Transit via UK with a valid IM1 visa

Background: My family has extended visitor record and study permit (but not the VISA stamped on their passport) Also I have recently got my approved PR approved and have onetime IM-1 VISA stamped on ...
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Is UK visitor visa counted as UK visa?

I see a question in UK visa form: Have you been issued with a UK visa in the past 10 years? I had a standard visitor visa issues 2 years back where I visited UK for 5 days. Is it counted as UK visa? ...
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UK visitor visa sponsor

I would like to sponsor someone to visit the UK on a UK visitor visa. However finding it all very confusing! As a sponsor do I transfer the money to the person I am sponsoring? As I will be paying ...
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Does my 4 month old baby need a visa for United Kingdom

I am British by birth and I have a 4 month old Philippines son. I wish to bring my son home and after researching my self I need help. I am needing information as to whether my son needs a visa if so ...
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What laws should I be aware of as a motorcyclist going from the UK to Germany via the Netherlands

I need to get from the UK to Dortmund, Germany without flying so I'm planning on riding a motorbike there and getting the ferry from either Hull or Harwich to Hook of Holland. I'll be on a a ...
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Visting the UK with my own car

I am from Austria and would like to visit the UK with my own car. The plan is to travel through Germany and France to take a ferry to England (Calais-Dover), stay 1,5 weeks in the UK and then go back ...
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UK e-gates after being denied entry

My fiancee was refused entry to UK in 2018. She later obtained a tourist visa in May 2019 and used that around August 2019 to enter the UK for 3 weeks. She's returning to UK next week for another 3 ...
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UK visa application for a person who had overstayed earlier

About 3 years back my parents, both Indian citizens visited my sister, a UK citizen. About a week before they were supposed to return, my father was hospitalised. The Visa was was about to expire in 2 ...
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UK Visa Refusal Letter, email or attached with passport? [duplicate]

Dears, I have applied for UK visitor visa, this is my second attempt. my first one was refused. HO sent me the refusal letter in an email and I received my passport later. But this time they sent me ...
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Ukrainian with permant German residency, do I need a visa for the UK?

I am a Ukrainian with permanent German residency. Do I need a visa for the UK?
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Can a US citizen living abroad on a long stay visa in France travel to the UK (by train) without a passport?

I am a US citizen with a valid US passport, and have a long stay visa for France. I'm getting my residence card next Month, as part of my EU blue card. Is it possible to take the Paris <-> London ...
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Why there isn't public transport on Christmas Day in the UK

There are no trains, no underground, no trams, almost or no buses at all on 25th of December in the UK. The 10 million London goes to a halt. We live in Manchester, a single bus service from approx. ...
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Original documents for UK visa biometric appointment

I'm a Sri Lankan citizen, currently in Serbia, and I'm planning to apply for a UK visa. I have secured an appointment to provide my fingerprints and passport at the UK Visa application center here in ...
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USA fingerprint on arrival

In 2001 I claimed asylum in the UK using a different name and date of birth and I was also fingerprinted. The application was refused and I was later granted indefinite leave to remain in that fake ...
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How much money do you have in savings - UK Visitor visa , Could I show mutual funds and Stock market investment as savings? [duplicate]

I was asked to enter "how much money do you have in savings" while I was filling my UK Visa form. I have entered the amount I current have in my Bank Account. I have also invested in mutual funds and ...
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What document should i give under 'documents showing where you live' for UK visa from India, if i dont have tenancy agreements, deeds etc?

I live with my uncle and aunt in a rented house but the rent agreement is not in my name. Although this address is the address in my passport, i am not sure what document should i give for 'documents ...
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VAT Refund on Used Musical Instruments

A quote from gov.uk regarding tax-free shopping: Goods you cannot get a refund for You cannot get a VAT refund for: .... goods you’ve already used in the EU, such as perfume .......
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Could address written on bank account be used for UK standard visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen applying for a UK visitor visa. I need to show proof for my current address. I have a bank account in which my current address is mentioned, I also have a rental agreement but ...
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Transit though Heathrow from US to India with an expired H-1B stamp but a valid Canada visa stamp

My travel is through British Airways From Chicago-->Heathrow-->India and I am travelling to India for my H-1B visa stamp renewal. I depart the same day I land in Heathrow from the same terminal and my ...
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Do I have to declare a UK “spent traffic conviction” from 2007 in an Ireland tourist visa application?

I was convicted of traffic offence in the UK in 2007 when I was a student there (Indian national). It was driving without full license and insurance. The punishment was some fine and 6 points on the ...
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UK Visa decided but no email received

I've been monitoring my Tier2 UK visa on the tracker available online and my application reached the step 'Application sent to VAC' a week ago but till now I haven't received an email claiming that a ...
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UK visitor Visa while traveling in a different country than resident country

I'm planning to visit the UK next February, and I'm currently in Serbia, soon to travel to Bosnia. I'm a Sri Lankan citizen, and I will be in Bosnia for tourism with visa-free entry, and without a ...
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UK landing interview [closed]

About six months ago I entered the UK the second time on my visitor visa which I've already used once. In my landing interview, the border staff asked how many days I've stayed in the UK for my last ...
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UK visa - English or foreign language for passport entries

I am applying for a UK visa, when filling out the application there are some instances where the country/place of birth is required. My question is: In case the name of the country/place of birth, ...
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Apply for a Vistor VISA UK

I have a student visa that will expire January 30 But I also have a conference I'm invited to give an oral presentation at in February So I was told I need to apply for a standard visitor visa Is ...
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Can UK student visa refusal impact on Australian Student visa application?

I have been recently refused (3 weeks ago) student visa application that I applied for UK and the refusal reasons were based on my credibility interview where the ECO asked me detailed ranking ...
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How to defer jury duty in USA that may conflict with a scheduled trip? [closed]

My fiancee and I are in a long-distance relationship and have not seen each other since August 2019. She has flights booked to the UK from Dec. 26 2019 to Jan. 18 2020 flying in from USA. She ...
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Accidentally created 2 UK visa applications on Gov.UK site

I accidentally created 2 applications. Thought I was logging in to my prior application, but was actually creating a brand new one! Both applications have the same email address. Now I have 2 ...
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Does an Irish visa marked with BC need transit visa in UK [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen traveling to Cork, Ireland through London. In London I need to go from Terminal 4 to terminal 2 to board domestic flight. I have to collect luggage and recheckin again. My Irish ...
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Does the Document Checklist issued by gov.uk need to be uploaded on VFS global along with other supporting documents?

On the vfs page for self upload of documents, the option "document checklist" was part of the additional document section. However there are clear instructions on the gov.uk document checklist to ...
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Is 4.5 hours between flights enough time to get from LHR to LGW?

I was scheduled for a 3-leg flight from my hometown to Dubrovnik (DBV). I made the booking through StudentUniverse as a single unit, and it appears that the 3 legs were all on one ticket, but they ...
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If I buy a super off-peak ticket, can I travel on a off-peak train and pay the difference?

So I always try and buy the cheapest, off peak ticket - i.e super-off-peak. Sitting here at my desk on a long Thursday, I really want to get that earlier train which is "normal" off peak - but alas, ...
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UK Visitor Visa multiple sponsorship - requirements of sponsors' invitations to stay, and UK citizen but not UK resident sponsor

I (British) and my partner (Ethiopian) live in Ethiopia and are applying for a visitor visa to visit my family in the UK. I have assumed I would be the sponsor, and that I would get invitation ...
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Am I eligible for transit without visa at Heathrow Airport? [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Chicago to Copenhagen on 15th December with an overnight layover at Heathrow airport (Terminal 3, American airlines). I'll be reaching UK at 10:45 pm and will be leaving the ...
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UK Visa for Algerians [closed]

I am Algerian, I teach English at high school and I want to ask about the process of applying for a UK Visa from Algiers. I would like to spend few days there.
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Unemployed; applying for a tourist visa sponsored by my British friend from Scotland

Is it possible for me to get a standard tourist visa as an unemployed person? I live in the Philippines and my friend of almost 4 years wants to sponsor me for a visa. What documents do I need to ...
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One of my friends deposited £42 into my account that he had borrowed previously. Will it affect my UK visa application?

One of my friends deposited £42 in my account that he had borrowed previously. Will it affect my UK visa process? It shows in my bank statement. Is the entry clearance officer only concerned about ...
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Goods from Germany, sent to U.K. address, VAT refund when leaving EU with them

I will buy some items online from Germany but have them sent to a UK address. I will be in the U.K. for a visit and shopping. Can I claim VAT refund for the German purchase? The retailer will ...
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Was refused in UK, should I replace my passport? [closed]

My entry was refused in London. I was just visiting for 20 days from Italy where I'm visiting too. They sent me back to Italy. Now I would like to know if is better to get a new passport here before I ...
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How much do you have in savings (GBP)? UK Visitor visa [closed]

I put the balance confirmation of my two savings account plus the amount in the fixed deposit account. Will it be an issue?
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Applying for a UK visitor visa from Australia [closed]

I am a Russian citizen currently living in Australia on a temporary working visa. I want to visit my boyfriend in the UK and I have some concerns about my application. First of all, I'm unemployed. I ...
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Can I travel to UK as a cabin crew after being refused entry to Ireland?

I was in Ireland from 2014-2016 with a student visa. But I was refused entry to Ireland at the immigration after traveling. The reason was that my attendance was lower than 80%, and I didn't have ...
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Is this an entry ban?

I got an entry refusal but I would like to know if it is an entry ban. The letter states: You have sought leave to enter the UK as a visitor. However you have admitted that during your ...

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