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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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Do I need a transit visa for a layover at London while travelling from India to Canada? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling from India to Canada on British Airways with Canada Student Visa. There is a layover at London Heathrow Airport. Both arrival and departure are from same ...
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Renewed UK Passport - Do I need to Update Greencard? [migrated]

I am a UK citizen living in Texas with a greencard and I recently had to renew my UK passport which was about to expire in April. My greencard does not expire until 2026. Do I need to renew/update ...
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UK travel days with quarantine

Good day. Please I want to confirm if I want to visit the UK for 7 days then I need to quarantine for 10 days. On the application form, it asks for how many days do I intend to stay in the UK. Should ...
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Can I enter the UK before my student visa as a Canadian citizen?

I am a Canadian citizen. I've been living with my English partner for the last two years in Canada and I have officially been accepted to an English University for a 1 year masters degree starting ...
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For how many days I can over-stay than what I mentioned in the UK Visitor visa application? [closed]

I am planning to visit UK for around 20-30 days. I know that the Standard Visitor visa is valid for 6 months. let's assume that in my Visa application I wrote that I would be staying in UK for 25 days ...
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Traffic law UK, pedestrians

The following scenario has happened to me a lot in London, UK: I'm walking straight and am about to cross a street that goes orthogonal to my direction, without a traffic light or zebra crossing. A ...
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UK courier for delivering covid-19 test (fit-to-fly requirements)

Are there any reliable couriers in the UK to deliver my (used) coronavirus test kit? The most common ones like DHL and DPD do not accept them, and Royal Mail deliveries are often delayed. Travellers ...
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Questions regarding UK Visitor Visa in 2021

I am an Indian citizen, planning to visit my friend in UK during April-May 2021. I have couple of questions that I would like to ask. I would have to self-isolate in UK for 10 days, Where do I need ...
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Indian Passport Holder travelling to India from UK during lockdown

I hold Indian Passport and UK residence permit I would like to travel india due to my fathers expected eye operation Do I need to provide a doctors letter at UK airport before departure?
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Are you allowed to work for your employer on a UK Visitor VISA

I am planning to visit my friend in UK. I am an Indian citizen and working for a company in India. Due to Covid-19, I am working from home since Mar 2020. When I visit UK, can I continue working for ...
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Is someone else's surgery a legally permitted reason for international travel from the UK?

I need to travel to India to attend a medical emergency. My mother needs a major surgery and she wants to see her grand kids before this surgery. She is over 85. National lock-down and International ...
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Detained in UK and almost sent away in Dublin, will I always be stopped at every airport now?

I'm a US citizen that traveled to the UK a long time ago and was detained and sent back right away because I didn't have a round trip ticket, I had no travel insurance, and low funds in my account. ...
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UK Skilled Worker visa after Canada Tourist visa refusal [migrated]

I am an Indian citizen working in Germany for 2 years and I hold a German residence permit. In Dec 2019, I applied for the Canada tourist visa which was refused for not having sufficient funds, family ...
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Applying for ILR through 5 or 10 years route [migrated]

I wanted to ask whether anyone has applied for the indefinite leave to remain in the uk through the 10 years route, and when is the earliest time you could apply? So for instance, if in august you ...
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Do I need to get my bank statements stamped for UK Standard Visitor Visa during Covid-19

Last year, I applied for UK Standard Visitor Visa and I submitted my bank statements with stamps from my bank. I also submitted my salary slips stamped by my Employer. I got the visa issued but ...
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A French registered car in the UK caught up in travel restrictions with owner now out of the UK

A person had traveled from France by car to visit relatives in the UK and then had to fly out to Ireland on a family medical emergency ( an expected short duration. ) leaving their French registered ...
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Can I travel to Finland indirectly given the current U.K. travel ban?

I wanted to ask if anyone would know if it is permissible for me to travel to Helsinki from the U.K. indirectly given the current travel ban on direct flights from U.K. to Finland? My travel would be ...
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Schengen visa refusal with an alert and chance of getting UK visa

My application for Schengen visa was rejected twice, first time in the French embassy in March 2019 on the basis "the information regarding the justification for the purpose of intended stay was ...
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Can I ask for an extension from my ''leave to enter'' stamp in the UK?

I arrived to UK on 19th December 2020, and at the border control after the general questions that why I came as a visitor she asked me for a return flight (It was to Italy for March 2021)the officer ...
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Cannot find the decision made as indicated in the email and the passport has also not yet been returned [duplicate]

Email from TLScontact states that decision has been made and sent directly to my email however, I haven't seen the email nor received the passport. Any one who has ever received a similar email and ...
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UK COVID: any consequences if a passenger locator form was not completed for a brief entry?

I had a layover in the UK recently on a trip from the U.S. to the EU, where I had to exit the international transfer zone to check in for the next flight. I did not complete a passenger locator form. ...
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Visit visa stay allowance [duplicate]

I have 2 year visit visa allowed from feb 2020 to feb 2022. I didnt come in 2020. Now i want to stay from Jan, feb, march and april in uk Then may in Pakistan, then june, july, august, september and ...
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Transporting meat from the UK to the US

So I'm in the UK right now and will be returning to the US in a few days and would like to bring back a particular foodstuff with me (sausage) to share with someone. Is this possible and if so, how? I ...
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Can Kazakh nationals apply for UK visas and travel to the country?

Can Kazakhs apply for a UK visit visa and travel to the country right now due to the Covid situation, yes or no? Reason for visit: I am a UK citizen, my wife is Kazakh - she's in Kazakhstan right now. ...
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Bank statement for visitors visa [duplicate]

Can a unemployed student who is not working used his guardian's or parents' bank statement from his own country or the unemployed student must have his or her own bank statement? Even when the sponsor ...
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I'm a UK citizen/resident employed remotely by a US company. What's the chances of getting an H1B visa? [closed]

I'm a UK citizen working in London. For three years, I have been a writer employed by a company based in the USA. It's fair to say I'm indispensable but I do not have any formal writing qualifications....
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Do separate tickets satisfy the UK's DATV transit requirement for an onward ticket?

I'm trying to travel to Nassau, Bahamas from Colombo, Sri Lanka with 1 connection in London Heathrow. I am concerned about the "onward" ticket requirement in the DATV transit visa ...
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How to fill in UK Visa application that requires 2 years of addresses, when child is less than 2?

I am applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa for my daughter who is less than 2 years old. I am stuck at this page of the form: Previous address history You must provide the addresses that you have ...
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What are the “legally permitted reasons” for international travel FROM the UK?

I have a flight ticket from the UK, to Costa Rica, with a connecting flight in Germany (in March). The airline is Lufthansa. Costa Rica is allowing international travellers in, however, the UK is ...
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UK DATV - Evidence onward journey is booked

The UK gov website says for Direct airside transit visa requirements: You must also provide evidence that your onward journey is booked or confirmed, such as: a flight booking email printed tickets ...
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UK Visa Refusal V4.2 Freelancer / Married / Permanent EU Resident [duplicate]

Over the summer 2020 a friend from the UK visited myself and my husband in Greece for a few weeks. The friend in trying to repay the favour has offered me the opportunity to visit her and her husband ...
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Do i need to show my Canadian study visa refusal to the UK embassy for study visa?

I got a refusal from Canadian embassy, there is no stamp on my passport, do I need to show my Canadian study visa refusal to the UK embassy for study visa? My agent,however, recommends me not to show ...
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Evidence of Bank statement

My aunt opened a bank account on my name in England since May 2019 with 3500 pounds. Can I use it as my bank statement?
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Why the change in visa type from Visa to Entry Clearance and the reduced validity from 2 years to 6 months

In 2018 I applied for UK standard visitors Visa and was successfully issued 2-year with Visa which has the resemblance of the schengen Visa. In 2021 I applied for another 2-year visa and instead I ...
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Where was this picture of a seaside road taken?

Can someone help identify which location this might in the UK? I've seen this in a movie. I know for sure that the movie is shot in the UK as the story is based in the UK.
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Reasons for UK visitors refusal [duplicate]

My visa was refused because I stated I am a student but the information provided does not demonstrate I am a student or currently enrolled in an academic institution. And it is also unclear in the ...
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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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How do I get back to the UK if my country is in the COVID “banned countries” list? (Tier 2 Work visa)

My context: Started a job in the UK in late 2019 Got a Tier 2 (General) work visa Got a "Leave to Remain" BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) valid for 3 years. Rented a flat already. Came to ...
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Travelling to the UK on an accompanied visa, unaccompanied [duplicate]

I am a Europen Union member and I applied for my brother to accompany me to the UK. He was granted an a visa to accompany to the UK and before the UK left the EU, I applied for settlement. I now live ...
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Visit visa refused appendix v 4.5 a and c [duplicate]

I applied for my friend to visit me here in the uk. I am fully sponsoring his visit here. We admit we made a stupid mistake and we thought that his "bank statements" were not worth ...
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Can I bring a single shot of live ammunition onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir?

I’m on holiday in the US and I’m planning on going to shoot some guns at the gun range. As a souvenir, I would like to bring a single shot of ammo (maybe a 9mm or something small) with me to the UK, ...
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New visa after overstaying in UK

My partner left the UK after overstaying for 4 months. He is now banned from the Uk for a year. I'm wondering if he can reapply for his new visa before the year ban is complete, so that he can come ...
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Returning to France as a resident

I'm British and have been living in France for just over 5 years. I am a resident without official residency papers (I don't have to have these until June, due to brexit). I've been visiting my ...
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UK visa application: How to explain that I have several employers?

I'm a doctor applying to a UK visa for an examination. I am employed by the university hospital in my city but I also work in several private hospitals where I earn several times the salary I receive ...
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Does having no exit record from the UK on my passport risk my visa application for re entering?

I have fairly some complicated questions that cast doubt on my process of applying for a student visa in the UK. I hope you read till the end to understand my situation and apologize in advance for ...
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Heathrow Airport: Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, can you transit without visa? (conflicting answers)

I'm a Sri Lanka national and traveling to Bahamas. The route is Sri Lanka (Sri Lankan Airlines) to Heathrow (British Airways) to Nassau. Sri Lankan airlines will arrive in Heathrow around 4PM. The ...
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Entering the UK as a visitor (then leaving) before the start date of a Tier 4 visa

I've seen some similar posts regarding entering the UK as a visitor then re-entering, but I haven't seen any ones from recent and thought I'd ask since I'm in a situation like it now. I am a US ...
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Should I pay for importing my iPhone in the UK?

Until now when arriving from EU to the UK I was walking green corridors and life was good. Now gov.uk website says this (https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/arriving-in-Great-Britain): You can bring ...
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With the 19 December 2020 COVID 19 measures, can I travel between the UK and the Netherlands?

My UK boyfriend and I, in the Netherlands, do not plan to see each other over Christmas, but we like to know what is possible in case of emergencies to either of us or our close families. So we like ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa [duplicate]

Once a visa is issued, is there a time limit on when it has to be used by, i.e. How soon do you have to enter the UK after issue.

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