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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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Been to the UK in the past 10 years

I was issued a UK study visa in 2013, arrived the UK 1st January 2014 and left 1st January, 2016. Can I say I have been to the UK in the past 10 years?
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May a national of Oman enter Ireland under the Short-stay visa waiver programme with an ETA?

The Irish Short-stay visa waiver programme says that nationals of Oman are allowed to travel to Ireland without an Irish visa, provided that they have obtained a short-stay visa in the UK and have ...
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UK Global Talent Checklist

I am applying for a 2-year UK Global Talent Visa. After the application was done and paid for, I received the checklist. In the checklist, aside from the mandatory passport, there are elements such as:...
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I spent a term abroad in Copenhagen. I'm US citizen. I will return to US after term .then 2 months later I go to England for 5 weeks can I enter UK?

I spent a term abroad in Copenhagen since January getting a residency visa for school. I'm a US citizen. I will return to the US after the term in May, then 2 months later I will go to England for 5 ...
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Should my wife mention me as a dependent in her UK visa application if she's sponsoring my trip?

My spouse and I are planning a trip to the UK in June to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. However, a significant portion of my income goes towards our home loan EMIs, leaving me with limited ...
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What are examples of "Official Observations" in a passport?

I noticed in my UK passport that there is a page (next to the details page) labelled "This space is reserved for official observations". Underneath it says "There are no official ...
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Can I submit an additional document after submitting the documents vis self upload in TLS contact (UK visa)

I submitted my documents via self upload in TLS contact for my UK visitor visa application. However, I just received a letter confirming my registration to the event I am attending in UK by its ...
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Should I check "Required to Leave" while filing my visa application?

I came to the UK on a student visa. The validity was 2 years. Due to some issues, I had to withdraw from my course and went back my home country after 2 weeks of stay. After 2 months I got a "...
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UK Visit visa after leaving without notifying

Let me summaerize my situation: UK student visa: 2011 Visa canceled (deception of language certificate in the UK, after extending my visa) and ordered to leave in 60 days: end of 2013. Appealed ...
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Expired passport and flight tomorrow

Tomorrow I am flying from Eindhoven airport to London Stansted. My friend has an expired passport. The passport expired in February this year. We cannot get a new passport anymore but we could get a &...
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UK visitor visa for an OCI card holder with US passport

My son is a US citizen by birth and also a valid US passport holder but living with me in India on an OCI card for over 10 years. We are planning to travel to the UK on a vacation. Does my son require ...
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UK visa - Past visa denial

I want to apply for a UK visa - Stage 2 of global talent fast route. However, in the part of the form where they ask to disclose past visa denials, I have a past denial from South Africa from a visa ...
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Where in/near London does a giant electric tee hang off the ceiling as a piece of art?

In some museum of London or its vicinity, there was (and perhaps still is) an enormous electric tee (also known as three-way electric plug, multiplug outlet/power extender, cube tap, …) in a dark ...
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An error has occurred. Please retry later message when uploading pdf files for online UK Visa application

My wife is studying an MBA in Germany, as part of this MBA the students are given the option of attending a one-week course in the UK, my wife is applying for a short-term visa to the UK to attend ...
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UK visa refusal on opening balance and also company affidavit of support letter [duplicate]

I hope someone on this forum will be able to answer my question regarding my visitor visa application. I am from Pakistan. I applied for s standard visitor visa on 11/3/2024 in Islamabad. On 27/03/...
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Should I disclose past travels in some form even though I have no proof of travel?

I am applying for a UK visa under the Global Talent category using the endorsement route. In this form, it asks me to disclose all my previous international travels. I have visited a few countries in ...
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I was deported from the UK in 2010, after spending 8 months in prison, can I go back now in 2024? [migrated]

I was deported from the UK in 2010, after spending 8 months in prison, now in 2024 I would like to go back to the UK for studying with my family? Can I go back to the UK?
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Which documents should I include when reapplying for a UK visa after a refusal linked to fund transfers between my and my mother's accounts? [duplicate]

In my initial UK tourist visa application, it was refused due to an inadvertent error in my financial documentation (My bank statements). I had temporarily transferred funds to my mother's account, ...
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Is Euro Airlines legit?

Trying to track down more information about rumours of a new direct flight between the UK and Cuba (Manchester >Holguin), which is supposedly to be operated by Spanish company Euro Airlines (EA). I ...
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UK Visitor - Business and Tourism with Family

I am an Indian citizen working in the US for more than a decade. I have a work trip to the UK coming up (internal company meetings etc). I would like to use this opportunity to also have my family ...
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Will deportation from Romania harm my chances of getting a UK Study visa?

Last year I travelled from Pakistan To Romania on work permit But in Romania there was no physical existence of company therefore I can't work there.(Company was only registered to issue work permits)....
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USA visa cancellation in the past and applying for a new UK visa

I applied for the US tourism visa 5 times before and I got it in 2019. However, I did many mistakes and my visa was cancelled at the border and I didn't enter the US. I admit to my mistakes as I was ...
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Uk Visit visa for my parents from India got refused due to no transactions in bank account, despite sufficient funds [duplicate]

We applied for a UK visit visa for my parents and it was refused, stating that "there are no transactions from your account, so how you are fixing your expenditure in your home country is not ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa travelling from the Netherlands to India [duplicate]

I am an Indian and have a Netherlands Type-1 residence permit. I am travelling from Amsterdam to New Delhi and will be transiting in LHR. Do I need a transit visa? In the exemptions it says if you ...
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Ireland Visa Waiver program – minimum time in the UK?

I'm an Indian passport holder with a UK Short Stay "C" visa issued in the US. My visa does not have a BIVS endorsement. I understand that I can travel to Ireland without an Ireland visa, as ...
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How would I find out which is the flattest Center Parcs?

I'd like to take an elderly relative to one of the Center Parcs sites in the UK. She tires easily going up and down slopes, so I'd like to find out which of the sites is flattest - ideally out of ...
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Entering UK on a business visa for vacation

I applied for UK Standard Visitor visa a few months ago to attend my company's team building event in the London office. In my application I truthfully stated that it was for a business trip, and that ...
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What kind of pet carriers are allowed on UK trains?

What kinds of pet carriers are allowed on UK trains? The National Rail website says: Dogs without leads, cats, birds and small animals must be carried in an enclosed cage or pet carrier which must be ...
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Mistake in previous visa application but visa approved. In new visa application what to do?

I’m currently on a student dependant visa in the UK, and during my visa application, I entered my mother’s date of birth incorrectly. I noticed this after I got my visa, and thus didn’t upload a ...
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Indian national travelling to UK with ricevuta and expired permesso di soggiorno

I am an Indian national and I had a 2-year UK multiple-entry visa, which expired last month. Now I have to travel to the UK in July for an academic ceremony. I will apply for a UK visa again. But my ...
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Can an EUSS Family permit be used to visit?

Can an EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit be used in place of a standard visitor visa to visit family in the UK, if you qualify for it? It's listed as an option for coming to the UK in the gov.uk ...
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Visit the United Kingdom from South America: proving where we stay

My parents are going to visit the United Kingdom from South America. I have checked UK's site and they do not need a visa. Only one requirements is not clear enough to me, and that is whether they ask ...
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US citizen with UK tourist plans made prior to receiving study offer in UK: Will I be allowed to enter the country prior to my program start date?

I am a US citizen who booked a flight in December 2023 to visit a friend in the UK from July 11 to August 7, 2024. In January, I decided to apply to study in the UK, starting in September 2024. Today, ...
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My Pakistani passport is going to expire on 1 September 2024. Can I go to Pakistan in April and come back to the UK in May? I have a valid NIC card

My Pakistani passport has less than 7 months. But I need to go to Pakistan in April and come back to the UK in May. Can I travel with less than 6 months on my passport?
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Can I expect to get a UK visa if I was refused under v14 and v4.2a,c?

I had US (B1/B2) visa and I wanted to set up LLC in the US to run my own start-up. I had created LLC and received my EIN through the internet. The next step is to open business account in one of the ...
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Are you exempt for Kosovo visa if you have a valid UK multi-entry tourist visa?

I am an Indian passport holder and have a valid UK multi-entry tourist visa. Am I exempt from the need for a Kosovo visa?
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Can a UK Visitor visa be used for a different purpose than when it was first granted?

My partner has a two-year Standard Visitor visa valid until Jan 2025. Up to now he has only used this and previous Visitor visas to enter the UK to holiday with me. It’s possible he may be invited to ...
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Do I need a transit UK visa? [duplicate]

I’m traveling from France to the US through London Heathrow airport. I have an Ethiopian passport but also a USA visa and French residency permit/ card. I wanted to know if I still needed a transit ...
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My spouse and I are planning to visit UK for both our graduations in the same university. Do we need to submit separate visa applications?

My spouse and I are planning to visit the UK for both our graduations in the same university. Do we need to submit separate visa applications? We are both Sri Lankan citizens, residents of Dubai. My ...
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Can a Ghanaian receive an emergency UK visa to visit a funeral in London? [duplicate]

I'm a Swedish national. My husband is a Ghanaian citizen and has permanent residence in Sweden. My sister-in-law just passed away, and we want to attend her funeral in London. We plan to stay from 20 ...
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Traveling from UK to Spain with prescription painkillers

I will soon be flying from UK to Spain (direct flight with Jet2). I am currently recovering after a surgery and use opioid-based prescription painkillers for pain management (codeine). I have a ...
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Travel Ban in the United Kingdom for Criminal History

I was convicted of a crime in the US approximately 37 years ago in 1987. The sentence I received exceeds what the United Kingdom terms a ban (I served four years). Is there any way that I can get some ...
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Accidentally entered and exited the UK with different passports

I hold dual Chinese and Canadian citizenships. Last year, I was returning to China from Canada, but the only available flight option was a transfer flight with a layover in London. Upon passing ...
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For a UK visa, do I need to provide any sponsor letter for my adult daughter and son? [duplicate]

We all are travelling together (myself, wife, son and daughter). Son and daughter are students so not earning money. My wife is also working.
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My visit visa was refused due to large cash deposits. How to address it? [duplicate]

I need your advice as I was refused a visit visa to go see my daughter for two reasons: You have stated that you are employed as a principal nursing officer earning a monthly income of 188776.00 NGN (...
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Do I need a credit card to apply for a visa to Norway?

I am a Chinese citizen, and I currently live and work in the United Kingdom after studying there. I am following the steps at UDI in order to apply for a visa to visit Norway. While following the ...
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10-year UK visa ban. 15 years later and new citizenship

I was given a 10-year UK visa ban. It's been 15 years since the ban, I have learnt my lesson and through the grace of Jah, I have become a naturalized citizen of a country that doesn't require a visa ...
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Can I use my C and A type UK phone charger in the US without voltage converter?

Can anyone help me out please? I live in the UK. I bought a Duracell 30W C and A type charger for my Google pixel 8 pro and for my power bank to charge. I'm travelling to Costa Rica and wondering if I ...
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I am a registered sex offender from Arizona. Will I be allowed entry into Scotland? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Scotland from Arizona on March 3rd. Will I be allowed to stay in Scotland for vacation until the 12th of March 2024?
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Can one apply for a UK Visit Visa and France Schengen visa together / in parallel?

I am from India (with no UK or Schengen visa), visiting London and Paris. Entering London first, staying there for 2 weeks. From London, taking the Eurostar to Paris, staying there for a week and then ...
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