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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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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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Traveling to Los Angeles [duplicate]

So I recently went to California on an esta in august 2019 until November 12th. I booked for one month originally but instead I stayed just under 90 days. It’s been a month since I came back to the UK ...
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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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Exchange UK driving license in Germany [closed]

I have UK valid driving license. I want to exchange it in Germany with German license. Do I need to give Driving test again ? What is the procedure. Does anyone have any clear idea. I read lots of ...
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Overstayed then detained then came out from detention center then left voluntarily [migrated]

I gone into uk by study visa in the year of 2014.but I didn’t continue my studies.then I was overstayed for 3 years then I was detained by home office.then I came out from detention center using ...
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Obtaining a long-stay / long-term visa to UK or EU as a US citizen [closed]

I am a US citizen wanting to study full time (year-round for up to 3 years) at a fine art atelier or a 19th century curriculum art academy in either the EU or the UK. As it stands in my research, I'...
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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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Applying for UK Direct Airside Transit Visa [closed]

Has anyone applied and was granted the UK Direct Airside Transit Visa with expired US visa (for travel from US to India via UK)? Please share your experience. My H-1B expired but have a valid I-797. ...
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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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I withdrew UK visa application because of false documents. Now want to apply again

I applied for UK visa (while in the UK) about 8 years ago via a consultancy firm. But while UKVI are processing the visa, they found out that there are some false documents. Around the same time, I ...
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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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Can a non visa national rent in the UK? [migrated]

I understand landlords are required to undertake right-to-rent checks, to check their tenants have the right to stay in the UK. I am currently renting a house on the basis of my Tier 4 student visa. ...
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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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I didn't meet requirements under paragraph V4.2 (a) (c) (e) Appendix V, what does it really mean? And what's the next step to take in reapplying [duplicate]

I was refused tourist visit visa because I didn't meet requirements under paragraph V4.2 (a) (c) (e) Appendix V, what does it really mean? And what's the next step to take in reapplying.
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On street parking in the UK [closed]

This is more a question about UK parking etiquette, couldn’t find a more suitable SE Site. In the UK, I’m getting a car, but parking where I live is very limited. At the same time, about 5 minutes ...
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Indian citizen traveling to Dublin Ireland - Visa question

I have a UK short term standard visitor visa issued in USA (I am an Indian national) and I'm traveling to Dublin Ireland via London (and I don't have a Ireland visa). Will I be allowed to board the ...
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Will my boyfriend have any issues at UK border? [closed]

My boyfriend plans to come visit me in the UK next year. He is from the US so no visa required. He will be staying with me for 4 weeks in the UK. First 2 weeks, then we will travel Europe for around 3 ...
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UK Visa application for conference - Self employed

I am self employed and my Company is sponsoring my trip to attend a Business Conference in London; I have a good personal bank statement that meets the standard - regular income and savings. My ...
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Transit UK-visa for a Russian with EEA residense permit [duplicate]

Does a Russian citizen with a permanent residence permit in EEA-country need a transit UK visa? A citizen changes flight in Stansted airport, stays there for just 5 hours, same day. He travels to the ...
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Do I need all my previous passports for UK visit visa?

I'm currently living in Germany as an expat and I'm planning to visit UK in a couple of months. My question is do I need all my previous passports along with my current one for the application? Will ...
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Double entry visa

My wife is a Chinese national and we have an 11 year old son. We came back to the UK for our son to go to school. My wife has a double entry visa, as we havn't applied for a spouse visa yet, as we are ...
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Documents required for UK tourist visa for Algerian of French spouse

I am Algerian resident in Algeria, I want to apply for a tourist visa to UK with my wife of French nationality (possess French passport as well as French N.I.C ) but she resides in Algeria. What are ...
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Can a son in Kuwait sponsor his mom in India for a UK visitor visa?

I am working in Kuwait, and my mom, dad and my younger brother are living in India. My mom wants to visit the UK on her own, and I am happy to sponsor her trip. However she is unemployed and has no ...
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UK Visa before 3 months before intended date if it is an extended vacation?

I am an Indian Citizen, currently living in Canada(PR). I am traveling from Vancouver to Bombay on 17th Jan, 2020. My return flight is on March 5 from Bombay. I am stopping in UK for 5 days and my ...
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EEA refusal travelling with my brother who is Finnish national

I have been refused twice applying for EEA family permit, I am a Nigeria national, I was refused based on the points. 1 the ECo states I didn't provide evidence of financial circumstances and ...
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Is my friend from Egypt with a Schengen visa allowed to visit the UK?

I've been living in the UK for 11 years. I want to know if it is possible that one of my friends who is from Egypt but is working in Europe for the past nine years and has a Schengen visa is allowed ...
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Can travel agents get an earlier visa appointment?

I've had an issue twice now with opportunities for a trip in two or three weeeks but not being able to go due to unavailability of visa appointment slots. The specific cases were trying to get a ...
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Got refused for a UK visa. Think they might have incorrectly interpreted bank statements

Last month I started working as a software engineering contractor for a company in the UK and I was invited over for an onsite meeting which holds for a period of 1 week this month. I applied for a ...
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Can I leave UK without the person that is on my visa? [duplicate]

I’m a minor 17 and I’m from Peru. I have requested a visa for the UK for a short-term study less than 6 months and I didn’t realize that they wrote in there only acc by/ father/. I’ll be entry the ...