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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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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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Reapplication for UK tourist visa [duplicate]

I applied for the UK tourist visa for my parents and me and it was rejected because of V 4.2 (a) and (c). My mother's application : She is a homemaker and earns income from property around 18K INR per ...
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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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Do I need to include foreign VAT while declaring goods for personal use at UK customs?

Suppose I buy personal goods worth 4500 AED (1000 GBP approx) in UAE and arrive at the UK. I am a UK resident. Now suppose that I have paid an additional 225 AED (50 GBP approx) as VAT in UAE. So the ...
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Real prepaid sim card in Britain

I would like to have a British sim card for identification purposes mostly, e.g. registering on food ordering services. So I do not want a subscription and pay monthly. I would like to buy some ...
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Carrying medicines for my friend to UK [duplicate]

I will be travelling to UK for my job purpose and one of my friend in UK has asked me to deliver some Ayurvedic medicines for her illness which has prescription and receipt along with it, but I am ...
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Is there a UK long-term multiple-visit visa? [duplicate]

My younger sister is in the United Kingdom on a study visa. Can I apply for a long-term visit visa so I can be visiting often, as a first-timer? Like 2 - 5 years for instance?
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Should my partner explain UK visa refusal in her cover letter for Schengen visa application?

My partner and I are applying for a Schengen visa. Previously, she had a UK visitor visa refusal (the visa officer doubted she will leave the UK after her visit). While the Schengen visa application ...
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10-year visa ban

On my application I said that I have been refused a UK visa before, but failed to state the reasons for the refusal. I was refused a visa again under deceit and was given a 10-year ban. Is this a ...
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How many days later does the UK embassy share refusal information with other countries?

Recently I was refused by the UK. Now I want to apply for a Canadian visit visa. My question is, how many days later does the UK embassy share the refusal information with other countries?
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Why are they helping to pay for your visit?

How do I respond to this question when my sister is sponsoring my UK visit? Why are they helping to pay for your visit?
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Indian - Applying for wife (dependent on me) - Visit visa for UK

I was applying for a UK standard visit visa and was filling up the application form for my wife. She is a housewife with no source of income. After filling the application form, at the end the ...
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What to answer for "Regular additional income you get in a year" and "how much money in savings (GBP)" for UK tourist visa?

I am planning to visit the UK as part of a tour group. My UK visa was rejected due to an incorrect amount written for "Total amount of additional income you get in a year". I'm planning on ...
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Indian - Applying for UK Visit visa (6 months) - Self, housewife and son

In May 2024, we are planning (family of 3: me, wife and son, 10 years old) are planning to go on a trip to London and Paris. We will enter London, stay for 2 weeks, from there take the Eurostar train ...
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I mentioned a travel on Most recent travels before making the travel because my appointment date was after the travel. Is that okay?

I had a work visa to the UK for which I had to travel on Jan 10, 2024 to Jan 23, 2024. It is valid only for one month. On Jan 1st I then applied for a standard visit visa to travel in March 2024 to be ...
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How to reach Southampton cruise port from London airports or Eurostar stations and vice-versa, without breaking the bank?

For a cruise project, I am researching the most cost-effective ways to reach a ship that departs Southampton from the different major points of entry in the UK, that are London airports and any train ...
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UK Visitor visa: Can parents depart country of origin a day before the validity date?

My mum and dad applied for a UK standard visitor visa (tourism) and received the approval today. They have been given a multiple-entry visa for 6 months. Their entry clearance vignette shows a ...
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UK Travel History Record

I left the UK 9 years ago, not sure about the exact dates. How can I see my travel history? On SAR they mentioned 5 years of data is kept. I would like to know if UK visa officers have access to past ...
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What documents are needed to justify the funds transferred in bulk indicated in my bank statement, to be submitted for UK visitor visa application?

I am a student currently pursuing my studies in Belgium. My home country is different from where I currently study. I wish to visit my friend in the UK this upcoming spring break and I am planning to ...
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How to search for a hotel for family with more than 2 children?

We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children aged between 8 and 10 in the UK. We do like to travel and usually end up booking our stay via AirBnB. Sometimes though we want to stay at a proper hotel or, ...
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UK tourist visa sponsorship

We would like to invite my cousin to visit us in England, we will only provide her accommodation and her mother will be her sponsor. Do we still need to provide our bank statements and payslips ...
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UK visit visa for Nigerian

I am a Nigerian who has been invited to the UK for assessment by the British Army. I would like to know how I could prove I have funds, as I haven't put funds into my account but I have 2 sponsors (1 ...
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International conference in United Kingdom for doctors

I'm attending an international conference about diabetes, which is paid by me and not sponsored. I intend to attend as a listener. I am a general practitioner doctor. What visa should I apply for ...
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Travelling with prescription ADHD medication to Cyprus

I have an ADHD diagnosis and a prescription for 15 mg of methylphenidate hydrochloride, which is chemically similar to Ritalin. I have tried to research what the Cyprus laws are around this medication ...
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Is a UK BRP card with "Leave to Enter" permit considered to be a residence visa for UK when applying for a UAE tourist visa?

I have booked flights to Dubai, UAE on Emirates for tourism. Now I am trying to apply for pre-approved Visa On Arrival using https://www.dvpc.net/EK-OnlineVisa/. I am an Indian national and I have an ...
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Have you ever successfully negotiated rent in London? If yes, how? [closed]

I am new to London and just moved here from NYC. I am on the hunt for a 1-bed apartment and I noticed that when I ask landlords/agents if the rent is negotiable, they stop responding. I had a couple ...
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Can a child who arrived on an accompanied UK tourist visa stay in the UK without the parent who was issued the visa?

My wife and son (both Thai citizens) are in the UK on a tourist visa (we haven’t sorted the permanent residency things yet). My son’s visa is accompanied with my wife. Can she leave the UK while my ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

Heathrow has started charging £5 for using the drop off zone and the short stay has a minimum charge of £7.50. Given that the traveller is fit and active, and both have mobile telephones (mounted in ...
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UK Standard Visitor visa

I am an Indian citizen and studying in Canada. I am applying for a UK standard visitor visa from Canada. In the question which asks the details of my last ten years' travel history, I chose that I ...
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What information is shared between Schengen countries, UK and US when applying for a visa?

A common advice I hear for travelers is that having more travel visas in your passport will raise your chances to get more travel visas from other countries. For example, if you have a Schengen and a ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa Questions

I'm applying for a direct airside UK transit visa and these are my questions: I run an online shop please how do I answer the question What is your job? Please how do I answer this question since I'...
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UK visit visa refused under alleged deception?

I was recently refused a standard 6-month UK visit visa. I'm not here to prove myself, it is totally a mistake the HO has made here and I need to find a way to resolve this farce. My very first ...
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Do I need my UK Visitor Visa first if my first place of arrival is UK before applying for Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

So we'll be taking a flight from India to UK and then we'll be taking a train to Paris. But since UK has a rule where you can only apply 3 months prior for Visa, we wanted to apply for Schengen first. ...
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UK visit visa application concerns and ties to home country: complex situation

I returned to pursue a bachelor's degree through distance learning from the UK. It took me 5 years because of the pandemic and political instability. Now, I graduated and I plan to travel to the UK ...
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What happens at UK border with pre-settled/settled status as a non-EEA citizen with an expired BRC?

Hong Kong national A has pre-settled status in the UK. Hong Kong national B has settled status in the UK. They travel to Hong Kong on 1 Feb 2024, their BRC will expire on 10 Feb 2024, and they return ...
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My parents UK visitor visa is refused for inconsistent transaction

I am a UK permanent resident and I am sponsoring my parents visa and it was refused twice. This refusal says that their account statement doesn't match with the income. My father is a farmer in India ...
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UK visa refused under Paragraph 9.7.1

My sister's UK visa application was refused under Paragraph 9.7.1. She forgot she had a visa refused 11 years ago. Can she reapply?
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Can I travel to the UK as a dependent, after a 10-year ban? [closed]

I want to know if I can be granted a visa as a dependent after my 10-year ban has elapsed.
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Is loan repayment a red flag for visit visa even if I provide evidence of funds for the trip?

I'm going to apply for PLAB-2 visit visa with 3 months statement of my salary account. I took a loan 6 months ago for Business purpose and monthly repayment is deducted from my account.The Business is ...
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Passport control during travel from UK to Europe

I recently traveled from Manchester to Amsterdam. There wasn’t passport control at Manchester airport, only Immigration at Amsterdam airport checked my passport. Is this normal?
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UK visitor visa refusal under false documents

I just got the horrible news that my mom's UK visitor visa has been refused, and it looks like it is accompanied by a possible 10-year ban. I live in the UK since 2020. I am Tunisian and German and my ...
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My visit visa was cancelled at the border - am I banned?

My visit visa was cancelled at the border due to false misrepresentation I was temporarily admitted into UK but I left UK after getting this letter: If you fail to comply with bail conditions ...
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Can I re enter France with a demande de duplicata pour un titre de séjour?

I have a 10-year France titre de séjour but it was lost. I applied for a duplicate but I haven't received it yet. It's been more than two months. I have only a “demande de duplicata pour un titre de ...
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UK transit with USA residence card initially issued before 21 April 1998

Reading transit visa requirements in UK, it says I need "USA Permanent Residence card issued by the USA on or after 21 April 1998". I initially got my Green Card in 1995, and renewed it ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa to travel from Sweden to the USA? [duplicate]

I am from Bangladesh and studying at Linkoping University, Sweden. I have a Swedish residence permit and a USA tourist visa. During the Christmas holidays I am planning to travel to Miami with British ...
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Can I apply for a UK tourist visa if I overstayed a Schengen visa 11 years ago?

I overstayed in Italy for 2 years in 2012 (11 years ago). Will I be granted a UK tourist visa?
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Should I explain a complicated situation when asked why I'm going to the UK, at the country I'm leaving? [closed]

I am an EU citizen with indefinite leave to remain in the UK (ILR), where my primary residence is. However this is currently complicated to prove, and requires a multitude of documents. This situation ...
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UK tourist visa 4.2 (a) and (c) [duplicate]

I am getting married in 20 days and my fiancé wanted to holiday in the UK after our wedding. His mother is sponsoring the trip as a gift. I applied along with him and the travel agent asked me to ...
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