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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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Need clarification on applying for UK Visitor Visa from a Red list country

The GOV.UK visitor visa advice for applicants from Red list country states that: If you’re applying for a visitor visa Your application decision may be delayed if you’re applying from a red list ...
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How should I deposit money in my bank account for the uk study visa? [migrated]

I would like to know how should I deposit money in my bank account to provide it as a financial proof for uk study visa. I should deposit around 18000£. This money was donated to me by my parents and ...
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Planning to visit my girlfriend in UK, what should I fill in the relationship status?

I am planning to visit my girlfriend in UK. She left for UK in Sep 2019. I was supposed to visit her during April 2020 but due to Covid-19, could not travel. When I applied for my visa in 2020, I ...
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Can my child enter the US on a foreign passport?

My child is entitled to US citizenship but we have been unable to register her birth abroad as due to covid we cannot get an embassy appointment. She has a valid UK passport. We need to travel to the ...
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UK visa and regular income

So I applied for UK visa with a regular income of 129,429 . However , when I was paid it reflected in my account statement has 129,400 . I am worried that this little difference mine cause trouble ...
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Does EU family member need DATV (Transit Visa) in Heathrow, London? [duplicate]

I am an Indonesian passport holder living in France, married with a French citizen and have a Residence Card. Do I need DATV (Transit visa) in Heathrow, London for my 6 hours transit for my flight to ...
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Flying to the UK for 1 day

I want to fly into the UK for 1 day (from the US, also I'm a UK citizen), and then leave for another country. Do I need to pay for the test which they require me to do before or on the second day and ...
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Canadian fiancé in the UK

Complex one here (I think) I am from the UK and currently have a outland visa application in the works for Canada. I did go over to Canada in September 2020 to stay there whilst my visa was approved ...
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Any train planner website in the UK without giving destination?

Is there any train travel planner website in the UK that shows possible destinations from a point? Something Like Google flight explorer.
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Can I combine two “consecutive” tickets on the same journey without leaving the train?

I booked off-peak return tickets from London to Oxford. Unfortunately I mis-tapped in the Trainline app and accidentally bought tickets to Oxford Parkway rather than Oxford (the main station). Parkway ...
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Can my friend from the U.S visit the U.K. after a custodial sentence

My friend in the U.S was sentenced to 1 year and a day, he actually served just 8 months, that was ten years ago, the crime was financial, he only wants to visit for about ten days, meet with friends ...
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Travel to Serbia with UK type C visa

I am a Pakistani and we need an embassy visa to enter Serbia. I also hold a UK type C visa right now and I was wondering if I could go to Serbia during this pandemic from Pakistan on the basis of this ...
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UK border, post-Brexit, UK citizen travelling with EU citizens: approach passport control desk together or separately?

At the end of the year I'd like to visit the UK with my girlfriend and her mother for a week or two. I'm a UK citizen and passport holder. They are EU citizens and Spanish passport holders. This week ...
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Post-Brexit: Is a UK visa needed for a UK citizen's non-EU spouse with EU Article 50 Residence Card to visit the UK together?

Post-Brexit, Is a UK visitor visa needed for a UK citizen's non-EU spouse with EU Article 50 Residence Card to visit the UK together? I am a Chinese citizen, living with my UK citizen spouse in ...
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Is this train cancelled or not?

I see two conflicting information on my itinerary, on Trainline UK, one saying that train is cancelled and one saying "on time". I'm supposed to change on Swindon and head over to Bristol ...
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How likely is it that my wife will have her UK Visitor Visa refused? [closed]

Context: I live in the UK; she does not. I am a British citizen. She is a Kazakh national living in Kazakhstan. She has visited the UK three times in the past: once in 2018 for one month; once in 2019 ...
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Can foreign tourists arrive in the UK from amber list countries?

Current UK guidance reads: "You should not travel to amber list countries or territories for leisure purposes." I assume however that this is talking about UK citizens travelling TO amber ...
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May I apply for a UK Visa extension from within the UK with Indian passport validity of less than 6 months?

I am an Indian citizen and residing in UK and currently hold Tier 2 ICT visa and due for extension of my VISA, but I heard that for VISA extension one should have passport with minimum 6 months ...
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Can UK citizens connect through Madrid at the moment?

I am looking to book the following itinerary (after May 17th): London, GB -> Madrid, ES -> San Jose, CR Pretty much all options are with Iberia Airlines. The layover is around 1.5 hours, at ...
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Bringing my laptop from the EU to UK tax free [duplicate]

Shortly I will leave from the UK to the EU, bringing with me my laptop which I purchased here in the UK. When I go back to the UK, do I need to declare my laptop? I have purchased it years ago in the ...
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Can you look for a job in the UK without a visa?

A lot of news reports appearing lately of visitors to the UK from elsewhere in Europe being detained and deported for entering with the intention to work illegally. e.g. https://www.politico.eu/...
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Travelling to UK from India via Srilanka (Tourist Visa)

I need to join my spouse who is studying in UK and I am currently in India. UK added India to the red list countries list - whcih means from India flights are very less and also I need to be in hotel ...
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Which city is pictured in this scene from Line of Duty S6E1?

This screenshot is taken from the S6E1 of the BBC series Line of Duty. It’s taken from the 4:25 mark (approximately). Apologies for the poor resolution. I’m guessing Midlands / North of England. The ...
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Can you get cashback in coins in the UK?

Is it possible to ask a shop, e.g. Tesco, for a cashback in coins, say 5 x £1? Or is it better to withdraw a £10 bill from a cash machine and ask for the change to be in £1 coins when paying with it?
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Schengen visa for international student in UK

I am an international student in the United Kingdom holding an Indian passport and I am planning to travel around Europe. Am I eligible to get a Schengen visa from the UK at the moment? Is Ireland ...
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Can an EU citizen be prevented from entering another member state?

This doesn't apply to any real scenario but it's just a hypothetical. I was watching a border security show (UK Border Force) and in one episode a Polish gentleman who had a criminal record for petty ...
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Is it futile to apply for UK Visitor Visa if country is added to red list

Does it make sense to apply for a UK visitor visa if your resident country has been added to the red-list? What are the chances for getting a visa in such cases? Has anyone here applied in such ...
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Children joining train later UK

I need to travel from London to the north and my children aged 5 and 8 will join me on the train at Milton Keynes, delivered there by their grandparents. If I book the ticket for all three of us from ...
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Reason for rejection [duplicate]

My in-law applied for UK visit visa with his wife and only son. He is self employed and employed part time with a Korean company. And also employed freelancer with another company in Nigeria. He ...
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Currently in a UK red list country. Can I travel to a country that's not in red list and then travel to UK?

I am a student in the UK. I am currently in a red list country and the Hotel Quarantine is too expensive. If I travel to a country that is not on the red list for 2 weeks and then travel to the UK, ...
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What are current rules for short stays in England?

Traveling from Spain to England. Madrid to London. Not in red list. Government site says tests are needed for the second and eighth day. Shorter stays are not mentioned. What if I stay three days - ...
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When to reapply after UK refusal [duplicate]

My cousin UK visit visa was refused with her one year old son and husband. The reason for her refusal is that she said they are traveling to visit her uncle and they will be spending 21 days. The Eco ...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel to ireland via UK? [duplicate]

I am having an Irish residence permit. I am travelling via UK airport to Dublin. Do I need a transit visa?
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Will a refused UK Visa based on false documents affect my Canada application? [closed]

I once applied to UK in the year 2017, the Visa was refused based on false business documents presented. I never knew my business documents were fake. The agent in Africa who did the business ...
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Transiting the UK with a residence document issued by an European Economic Area country

I am an Egyptian citizen residing in Italy. I have had family residency for five years. I am traveling from Rome to Iceland with a transit in London. I will pass through the border area to change ...
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Worried that my parents information might not match

In a previous UK visa application I entered my father year of birth as 1964. My visa was approved. Now I am applying for a skilled worker visa and I realized that my father is actually 1966. Should I ...
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London Heathrow airport to Leeds

In reference to my earlier question - earlier question I will be reaching at 10:15 am as I changed my travel date time. Should I prebook national express coach to Leeds Station? Or should I reach ...
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Paying tax when traveling home to the EU with UK bought goods and gifts after Brexit?

When travel opens up after COVID 19 we are going to experience travel after Brexit and the adjustment period for the first time. In my case it will be to the Netherlands, but I might travel via France ...
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Travelling from London Heathrow airport to Leeds Tempest Road

I am planning to land on 17th April at 7pm at London Heathrow Airport, mostly Terminal 2. I will have two checked bags, one laptop bag, and a carry-on bag. I'm planning to prebook the National Express ...
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Testing Kit to Transit Heathrow to Belfast?

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not require the day 2 & 8 Covid test kit for international arrivals. I'm trying to anticipate whether, when connecting in Heathrow, I will be ...
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Error in UK visa application

Can someone help me out. Someone filled a United Kingdom visit visa online application form for me. He didn't confirm from me if I was refused visa by any country and he put No. He just submitted the ...
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J1 Visa overstaying?

J1 Visa overstaying? I have overstayed my J-1 visa by 6 weeks beyond the grace period end date in 2016. Currently, I am applying for a UK tourist visa. I haven't received any official warnings during ...
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For which reasons might a UK immigration officer refuse entry at the border with a valid visa? Are there stricter criteria during the pandemic?

My significant other has just been granted a 6 month multiple entry visitor visa to the UK. They visited the UK twice before in 2019 with another visitor visa. I haven't seen them for 14 months due to ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa for traveling from denmark to Bangladesh via Heathrow Airport [duplicate]

I want to travel to Bangladesh from Denmark via Heathrow Airport, so do I need a transit visa from the UK? My onward flight from Heathrow Airport within 2 hours and same as when I will return to ...
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Can a non-UK citizen marry in the UK on a visitor visa?

I live in the UK as a British citizen. My girlfriend lives in Switzerland (not as a Swiss citizen.) She has a UK visitor visa that was issued 13/11/2019 and expires 13/11/2021. Can she come here to ...
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UK registered number plate in Europe but non UK font

i picked up a couple of German style registration plates in California a few years ago that has my UK registered personalised number on both (one yellow and one white) I appreciate that they are ...
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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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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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