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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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What can I do: UK transit visa not issued or passport returned: my flight is in two days?

I applied for a UK direct airside visa at New York VFS on 17th Oct 2018, as I am flying from San Diego to India via London. It is 30 Nov now, and I still didn't get back my passport. My flight is on ...
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Non-Eea Spouse going to the UK with tourist visa! [closed]

I applied for the family permit but it was refused due to the absence of the Original Marriage Certificate, I sent only the legal translation! The thing is: I’ve already got tickets (Brazil - UK non ...
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Visiting the U.K. for three months will I have issues at IO? [closed]

So I’m in a long distance relationship and I’ll be visiting my boyfriend for 3 months. I’ve been in the U.K. before with no issue but that was only for two weeks. I’m a single person. I have a dog, ...
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Download Festival UK - What should I present as an invitation letter for a UK Visa from India?

I will be traveling to UK in June 19 for Download Festival in Donnington. I need to start the Visa procedure for it as soon as possible. I read in an article that I will need to present an invitation ...
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How should I visit the U.K. after a voluntary departure? [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen. My family was on a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa in the UK. Our visa renewal was rejected multiple times, thus my sister and I opted for voluntary departure to return to Canada ...
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Uk tourist visa - duration of stay

My mother is given a UK tourist visa for 2 years with a duration of stay as 180 days. It is a c type multiple entry visa. Is this 180 days is the total stay she can take or is it duration of stay per ...
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Can husband deported from UK apply again as spouse? [closed]

I am going to the UK with a work permit. My husband got deported from the UK in 2014 because he stayed illegally on a student visa. Can my husband apply again as a spouse?
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Is a 13-hour layover in the middle of the night enough time to go see Buckingham Palace?

My plane lands at Heathrow at 8:30 pm on December 10 and leaves Gatwick the next morning, December 11, at 9:15 am. Do I have the time to see Buckingham Palace?
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Can I get a UK Standard Visitor Visa at the border?

I'm a musician, and I'll be traveling to the UK in February 2019 to perform. I've done this previously (in 2018) on a Performer Visa. It looks like the regulations have since changed though. While I ...
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UK visitor visa issues because of previous transgression [duplicate]

Between 1999 - 2005, I lived in Nigeria but travelled in and out of the UK numerous times. In 2006 (I was 21 years old), I overstayed my visa by a month and left voluntarily (was not deported or ...
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How can I get a UK transit visa when my US student visa has expired?

I'm in US on a student visa, currently expired; my last entry was 3 years ago. I do have an approved I-797 (H1-B). Can I travel through London without a transit visa? BTW, the layover is 3 hours and ...
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After a UK visitor visa is refused, does it mean you can never go to the UK? [duplicate]

If someone was refused a UK visitor visa, does that mean they cannot visit the UK at all? If so, for how long?
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Do I need a UK visa if I have a visa for Ireland? [duplicate]

I have lot of confusion. I am traveling from Bangalore (India) to Dublin (Ireland) and I have a stopover of 4h15m in London Heathrow; I have to change terminals from 2 to 5. I have valid Irish Join ...
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What affect could prior illegal work in the UK have on future visa applications?

My groupmate was a student and was working illegally in London in 2016. In May, he was caught, taken by the police, released and allowed to leave the country voluntarily. According to his documents, ...
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When parents apply for UK visas, can one be approved and one refused?

For people who apply together for a UK visitor visa as parents, or parents and one child, can it be the case that one visa gets approved and the other rejected? Or is it a required that all should be ...
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UK Immigration Officer stamped wrong and invalid date on Standard Visitor Visa

My friend, an Indian citizen and a resident of France, entered the UK via Calais on a new UK Standard Visitor Visa issued earlier in this month. The officer stamped the date as '32 NOV 2018' on his ...
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Can i travel to Uk?

I'm married with an italian , but i'm albanian and we want to travel to UK as tourists . Do i need a visa or just a certification of our marriage is enough?..Thank you in advance!!
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Specialised visa refusal lawyers - UK (Scotland ideally) [duplicate]

This may be a duplicate question however I can’t find a similar one, I’m looking for advice on the right lawyer for my partner after his UK visit visa was refused. I’ve already been in contact with ...
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After being deported by the UK, is there any chance of getting a visa? [closed]

I have a friend; he’s been living in the UK since he was 18. He has applied for family and work visas but the UK has refused all of them. He got married to someone in the UK. Immigration didn’t think ...
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In 2011, could a UK visa holder go to France without a French visa? [duplicate]

In 2011, could a Bangladeshi citizen, with a Bangladeshi passport and a valid UK visa, enter France without needing an additional French visa?
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My UK visa has been refused please help I want to re apply [duplicate]

every month in my bank statement I transferred money to my cousin to save and he transferred it back before my visa....
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Is it possible to work remotely as a UK employee from France while on a long holiday? [closed]

I'm studying French and would love to "live" there for 1-2 months to immerse myself a little and explore French culture. My job makes this possible as I'm a remote software developer, employed by a ...
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decision making process [duplicate]

I have applied in Munich, Germany to have a tourist visa to visit UK. Usually, from experience, how long does it take to have the decision made? I have tracked my visa through TLS. Thanks in advance!
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Using Sentri lanes as a UK Citizen with Global Entry

I am a British (UK) citizen currently living in Mexico with permanent residency status in Mexico. I have a B2 visa for the US and was recently approved for the Global Entry program. I plan to use the ...
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Can I enter the UK if my visa is expiring within 2 weeks? [closed]

I am on a tier2 dependent visa which is expiring in 3 weeks. I would like to enter the UK 2 weeks prior to the visa expiry date. Do I need to have entry clearance?
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Ukraine to Spain via London. Transit visa needed? [duplicate]

Do I require a VISA to travel from Kiev (Ukraine) airport to Spain changing flights at London Stansted? Thank you
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What does this mean? “Your UK visa application has been issued”

Your UK visa application has been issued. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE VISA APPLICATION CENTRE BEFORE THEY CONTACT YOU. You will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre when your documents ...
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When I enter the UK on a work visa, can my mother go with me on a visitor visa?

I have submitted my application for a Tier 2 ICT employer sponsored visa. While this is in process, can I start the standard visitor visa application for my mother who would be traveling with me and ...
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Should I mention my previous Italian Schengen visa refusal in a new UK visa application? [duplicate]

My Schengen visa to Italy was refused in 2013; I had a previous passport back then which I no longer use. I don’t remember if there was any document attached with the reason for refusal, except for a ...
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Re-entering the UK after tier 5 visa expires [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen and had a YMS visa that expired on May 10th 2018. I left the UK on September 1st 2017. I plan on going to the UK to visit some friends at the end of November/beginning of ...
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Does travel to African countries have a negative impact on Schengen & UK visa applications? [closed]

I travelled to West Africa in 2014. Now I would like to visit European countries (UK and Belgium) to attend conferences. Are passport stamps from African countries a problem while applying for those ...
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Do bank statements in French need to be translated for a UK visa application? [duplicate]

I hope my concern will make a sense here. I am a Congolese student in South Africa. I am planning to visit the UK for my holidays. My father (a company owner since before 2013) in Congo is ...
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Travelling to UK for tourism purpose with family

I've planned to travel to UK with my family that's my father and mother. My mother are self sufficient to show their basic income for the trip. I'm employed but joined the present employment 4months ...
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Apply for Schengen without leaving the passport

Is it possible to apply for Schengen visa without leaving mt passport in the consulate. As I want to apply for UK visa nearly at the same time or I have to wait until step by step
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How long does it take to get a passport returned during re-evaluation of UK application?

I know the timing of return of a passport is about 20 working days for a standard visitor visa application. I am unable to see on any forum an example of the timing of return of passport after a ...
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Transiting through Heathrow airport with a Bangladeshi passport and Canadian Student Visa [duplicate]

I would be helped a lot if you could answer to my question. Would I be able to transit through Heathrow airport without a transit visa for travelling to India from Canada having a Canadian Student ...
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Yearly visits to UK [closed]

My husband and 2 children and I previously lived in the UK on a work visa. We loved it and would like to return and visit for 5-6 months every year. We wont be working or using the NHS. We just love ...
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UK Border control always takes me under investigation. Why it could be?

I am Turkish citizen. I have Turkish Passport. I live in Germany. I have 2 years valid UK visa. I frequently fly from Germany to London. And each time, the UK Border Police checks my documents, ...
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Flying for the first time tomorrow, is a physical boarding pass required or is the app enough?

I am flying for the first time tomorrow, and one of my many many worries is regarding the boarding pass. I am flying with SAS and I have checked in on the SAS APP. It then shows me a boarding pass ...
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My visa application to the UK got refused under 4.2 (a), (c), (e) [duplicate]

I recently became unemployed and applied for the UK short term standard visitor visa to see my boyfriend who is a British citizen. I provided an invitation letter from his father (because he is the ...
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Do I have a Schengen entry ban if I was arrested in the UK for immigration violation?

I have been arrested by immigration enforcment in the UK for working with fraudulent documents. I am from a Balkan country and wanted to know whether this would mean that I also have a Schengen ...
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Do I need a visa for UK If I am British citizen travelling on foreign passport

I have British passport which recently expired. The lag time for renewal means it will not be ready for my holiday to Britain. Am told by visa office I don't need visa because I am citizen. But I ...
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I have a schengen visa can I enter to london [duplicate]

I have a schengen short stay visa can I enter to london I have examine pte acedemic test in london
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Can you travel one day before a visa becomes valid, and leave three weeks after it expires?

My mum's visa is valid on the 23rd November and she will be leaving Fiji on the 22nd November and arrive UK on the 23rd November. 1) Is she allowed to travel from Fiji on the 22nd since the visa is ...
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for how long can I stay in the UK if Iam on a 6 month visit visa

I was told that if you apply for the 6 months visit visa you can't stay in the UK for the exact 6 months. what I want to know is whether you can stay in the UK for the exact 6 months if you are ...
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If my passport is stamped to stay in the UK for six months, can I ship my furniture over?

I've come over as a visitor to the UK. I might be staying longer than planned and would love to ship my furniture over if possible because it will be cheaper than continuing to store it in the US. My ...
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What are these stamps in my passport after I was advised to divert via the UK but didn't have a visa?

I am from Myanmar. I was on my way to Venice from Brussels while holding Schengen visa (single entry). I bought a British Airways ticket to fly from Brussels to Venice. Unfortunately, on that day, all ...
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Using a chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at e-passport-gates in the UK

Can I use a new, chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at the e-passport-gates in the UK, e.g. at Heathrow airport? It has also a biometrical chip, but carries another symbol than the passport.
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obtain UK visa from Egypt and travel from another country

I am going to apply for visa to do ID check for GMC registration I would like to ask is it possible to obtain the visa from Egypt and travel using it from Czech Republic on January as I will be there ...
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Visa for transit through UK [duplicate]

Planning buying tickets to go from Norway to Houston or New Orleans in US, it seems that passing through the UK are the cheapest options. For instance, look at this: Or another example: My concern ...