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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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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 ...
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Can my fiance get a marriage visit visa after a 6 month long tourist visa?

I am a British national, currently engaged to a Japanese national. Our intentions are to reside permanently in Japan from next year, but want to marry in the UK first. Our current plan is for him to ...
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Complaint Against Visit Visa Refusal

We were refused a visit visa last month of 6 month. We complained against the decision through MP and some email adresses. We were asked to submit 3 more documents. Today we were asked to resubmit ...
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I withdrew a lot of cash every month so far, do I need to wait until salary day to apply UK visa? [duplicate]

I’m working in Singapore, my salary is 3000 SGD per month. But I usually use cash for living costs (shopping, meal expenses, travel, rental) and my home is quite far away from the ATM, so I withdrew a ...
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Have I been granted the UK spouse visa?

I received the following email from Home Office. Did I get the visa? Your help would highly be appreciated. I am writing to inform you that I have reviewed the decision made on 00/00/000 to refuse ...
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Should I mention my Canadian visa refusal in my UK visa application? [closed]

My Canada visa was refused; I got a refusal letter but nothing was stamped in my passport. I got rejected under section 205(a) and 186 for not demonstrating specialized knowledge. Do I have to ...
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I have a indian passport and have a French permanent residence card valid for 10 years. Can I go to the UK for a few days to visit without a visa? [duplicate]

I have a French permanent residence card valid for 10 years. Can I go to the UK for a few days to visit without a visa?
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Should I wash dishes before leaving a serviced apartment?

I have been staying in a serviced apartment for 3 weeks and will leave soon. The service was once a week. They didn't wash dishes so far, I did myself. I wonder if they expect me to wash dishes ...
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EEA family permit visa refusal: appeal or reapply?

My application was refused based on only one reason, insufficient proof of financial dependency. My sponsor, who is my father-in-law, sent me money from July 2017 to February 2018 using a local money ...
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Do German resident who is Nigerian still have to obtain a visa to travel to the UK?

I am a Nigerian citizen having residence permit and living in Germany. Do I still need a visa to travel to the united kingdom for the purpose of visiting
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Does the UK-Ireland Common Travel Area have both border agencies at ports?

For example in Dublin airport, does the UKBA check that you have a valid UK visa? And vice versa? If not, doesn't that mean travelers can use that as a loophole? Let's say someone has trouble ...
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Emergency Care Clarification for Visitor in UK

There are a few questions here about emergency care for visitors in the UK accessing the NHS. None addressed my question. From the NHS website: Unplanned treatment on a temporary visit to England ...
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Why does this US to UK adapter not fit properly?

A friend brought me a present with a (reportedly) US-type electrical plug. I bought a (reportedly) US-to-UK adapter on ebay, and this is what I got: However, when I tried it, the plug wouldn't fit ...
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New application for UK visitor visa after previous refusal

I was previously refused a UK visit visa for reasons in the attached pic. The sponsor for that visa was my sister’s British partner. At the time of my first visa application, in late 2016, my sister ...
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Is appearance important at the border?

I hold a Swedish passport and I plan to travel to the UK this month and then to Canada within the next three months. I have a type of personality preferring old clothing and high-time not shaving ...
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Does a university ID card imply that I can legally drink in the UK?

I hold Swedish passport and I am traveling to UK this month. I've read that the legal age of drinking alcohol in UK is 16 to 18 depending on the type of beverage. I am an undergraduate student and ...
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UK Border Control - Visiting Spouse - Does Marriage Certificate from EU country need to be translated?

I am planning to travel to the UK to visit my spouse (I am a non EU-citizen). We got married in a non-English speaking country in the European Union. Does the marriage certificate need to be ...
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Can I get a UK tourist visa after being deported from Greece? [closed]

I volunteered for deportation and was deported in September 2018 from the Schengen zone (Greece) for illegal entrance and stay. My girlfriend came with me (she is from the UK); we will be married in ...
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Is it possible to transit through a UK airport whilst barred for entry into the UK

A particular person wanting to travel is barred for entry to the UK. This means if they set foot on UK soil they will be arrested and put in jail. This is all ok, however there are a number of good ...
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Questions before applying for UK visa and Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I'm an Indonesian citizen who is planning to apply for a UK visa and a Schengen visa. I have also lived in the United States since 2012 so I'm a legal US permanent resident with valid green card and ...
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With an aufenthaltskarte, can I visit the UK with my EU citizen wife?

My wife and I want to visit the UK. She has a Greek passport and I have an aufenthaltskarte (residency permit card for family members of nationals of EU). Are we are free to travel or do we need ...
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Will a refused Schengen entry affect application for a UK EEA family permit?

I want to apply for the EEA family permit in order to travel to the UK with my husband, an EEA national (Spanish); I am a Ghanaian (non EEA). In 2010, I applied for a Schengen visa (Belgium). I ...
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UK visa application online form confusion

When filling in my UK visa application form online, I can't choose a visa subtype. After choosing the reason for the application and the visa type, it just stays stuck on the first page. Why would ...
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Non-EEA spouse wanting to travel to UK with EEA citizen

I'm a South African married to a Portuguese for 13 years. We live in Zimbabwe permanently, and we want to travel together as a family with my EEA kids to visit family. Please could you advise me on ...
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UK DATV transit visa form queries

Can anyone please help me in answering some questions for the UK DATV form? For reference, I am an Indian national who would be travelling from US to India and back via UK Heathrow airport. My ...
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Can a Portuguese national id card be used for travel from the UK to Germany?

Next month I am going on holiday to Germany. I am a Portuguese citizen who lives in the UK and I am travelling with my Portuguese passport. However, my sister's passport is expired and she has only ...
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UK / GB senior railcard outside the UK?

I have just become eligible for a senior railcard. This question is more in hope than expectation: can I get any discounts outside the UK? I guess that the answer is no. The FAQ page tells me that ...
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My Marriage visitor visa is rejected. Is it wise to apply again but for the tourist visitor visa instead?

Me and my girlfriend are both non-EU. She is a student in the UK with her studies completing at the end of this year and I am a full time employee at a top company in Germany with a German Permanent ...
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applying for UK visa after attempting an overstay in the united states

I've been to the united states for 3 months and made an overstay for 1 month. and now i want to apply for a uk visa, but I've heard about sharing info between countries ? would that affect me in the ...
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what should an invitation letter from UK look like ? , how to approve it legally?

I'm new to the community, my friend moved to the UK, Leicester city, I want to visit her, as I asked before if I can convince the council that my circumstances in my home country is good the ...
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Can I get a visitor visa invitation from a non UK student living in the UK?

I'm new to the community. My friend moved to Leicester, UK, for 1 and a half years in order to continue her masters degree in a well known university. I want to visit her, but taking a standard ...
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Explaining large sum transfer not consistent with monthly earnings [duplicate]

I am applying for a standard visitors UK visa this week. I have a good monthly income and stable employment. I had my brother in-law transfer a sum of money through my bank account to my mother (...
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Will I get refund on my application if I cancel now?

I am a pakistani national and I came to Netherlands on a work visa. I applied for uk tourist visa but I think I made a mistake. It asked me about my status in the Netherlands and I replied I am a ...
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Irish Residency

Two questions, does Irish residency give you permission to travel to mainland Europe without needing a visa? Secondly does the Irish residency give you access to the United Kingdom in terms of tourism ...
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What counts as “about to expire” for UK paper premium passport renewal?

I’m a British citizen living abroad (I don’t believe this belongs on the expatriates stack exchange because my specific question could apply equally to British citizens in the UK - indeed it’s about a ...