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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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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 visitors visa refusal [closed]

My UK visitors visa was refused on August 2019. I acknowledge you have submitted a letter from your family and sponsor and documents demonstrating their funds I am satisfied that your sponsor who I ...
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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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UK Visa Refusal V4.2 Freelancer / Married / Permanent EU Resident

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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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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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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Real estate as proof of ties to home country [closed]

I want to use a landed property as evidence for a UK visa application. The problem I am having is the document was not written in my name but my aunt has handed the building to me because my uncle who ...
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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 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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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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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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US citizen worried about Tier 4 visa rejection after frequent UK visits [closed]

I am a US citizen/passport holder currently nearing the end of my tier 4 student visa (sep '19- feb '21) for my MA, this is after I studied in the UK with 6-month visa stamp during my undergrad (jan '...
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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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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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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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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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Canada Transit Visa and UK Direct airside visa [closed]

Does anyone know when these visas expire after they are issued? Also, can you apply for both at the same time (I know it's different agencies). I'm trying to decide whether to apply now or wait until ...
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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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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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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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Since when did the UK not check travel documents on airport departures?

All countries check travel documents on arrivals. Some check on departure too. In UK there is no border control on airport departures. It was not always like this, because I have seen stamps in old ...
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Authenticating a denial by UK embassy

10 years ago I used an agent to apply for UK visa, He said it was a group application. I entered the UK embassy with him while he took the documents into an office while we waited outside, no ...
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Do airlines book you on other airlines if they cancel flights?

I am scheduled to fly from the UK to Singapore using Lufthansa (stop in Germany) on the 29th. If Germany bans all flights from the UK but Singapore does not, can I expect them to rebook me onto a ...
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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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How long do you get to use a UK standard visitor visa from time of issue or is it valid for entry indefinite

I am going to apply for a standard visitor visa for my girlfriend to enter UK. If it is issued how soon does it have to be used after issue, ie. validity until time of entry?
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CBD Prescribed Cannabis Oil onboard a flight to United Kingdom

I will be flying from South Africa to the United Kingdom and was wondering if I will be allowed to take my prescribed CBD oil onboard the flight. Or will I have problems on arrival in London?
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Which covid test for UKs Test to Release scheme

I understand that the 10 day quarentine for international travellers returning to the UK can be reduced to 5 with a covid test under the "Test to Release" scheme. Looking at the list of ...
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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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Obtaining a UK Visitor visa for a disabled student's mother as live-in assistant [duplicate]

I am from Iran. I am a Master's student at City university of London. Although my student visa is approved, I am still in my country because I have a physical disability called Cerebral Palsy, and I ...
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Uk visitor visa sponsored by boyfriend? [duplicate]

So my boyfriend and I met online and we’ve been dating since April 2020. We haven’t met yet because I’ve been working in the US as an au pair. I was supposed to go home to South Africa in July and he ...
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I was banned from UK for giving false information

I am a Nigerian, I was banned from UK for 10 years 12 years ago for stating that I haven’t applied before and used a wrong date of birth in my previous passport. I lied because I was a teenager when I ...
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minimum Solvency requirements for a visa to the UK. a 90 day visa is required [duplicate]

I have a friend from Russia who wants to visit the UK on a 90 day visa. what is the minimum amount she needs to prove her solvency
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UK COVID Test-to-release programs starting date

The UK has recently announced a test-to-release programme. Details are available on: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel I currently have travel ...
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UK visit visa refusal - Not sure how to proceed [duplicate]

I am wondering if someone can help with this visit visa refusal my Indonesian girlfriend received today This is a second refusal letter. The first one was refused because we didn't include any proof ...
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Travelling to Delhi from Berlin with transit in London Heathrow [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen traveling to Delhi via the UK. I have a Permanent Residence in Germany along with US and Canadian visas. Do I need a transit visa as the ticket is issued by British Airways and ...
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can a non EEA / EU citizen with a current, valid right to work uk visa enter schengen countries for holiday? [duplicate]

is it currently possible to enter sweden for a non EU / EEA citizen with a UK work permit visa? this is for a short holiday. edit: the type of visa is a work permit / residence visa, not a temporary ...
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Can I visit the UK for tourism if I originally applied to receive it for business travel? [duplicate]

I'm going to apply for UK standard visitor visa with an business invitation. The purpose of visit is Business related. What i can see with UK standard visitor visa i can do lots of activities normal ...
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Is Flight Booking Is a Must For Uk Visit Visa? [duplicate]

i want to know do i have to attach a flight booking confirmation with my uk visit visa application? Is there any rules that can reject my visa if i wont attach flight reservation before getting my ...
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UK car rental: protections against charges for damage, that was pre-existing and renter had no chance to discover at checkout?

I recently rented a car in the UK (from a major chain). When I returned the car, the inspection found three pieces of minor interior damage, and I’m now getting charged £100 for these as “change of ...
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EEA family permit delayed [closed]

I applied for EEA Family permit from italy and i have permesso di soggiorno, but I didn’t received my passport yet (44 days) while they said in my appointment 3 to 4 weeks! I contact with home office ...
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How to explain income from an unregistered business when applying for UK Visitor visa? [duplicate]

I’m a student, my parents and other relatives send me money, but I also have an online clothing store I started this year. Because it’s online and upcoming I haven’t registered it. Should I explain ...
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Can I as EU citizen visit the UK in December and January? [closed]

I live in the Netherlands and have a Dutch passport. My partner (not married) lives in England and has a British passport. I would like to know what is possible and impossible regarding visiting my ...
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Biometrics for a second UK partner visa [closed]

I had a partner visa back in 2014 for the UK. We stayed there for 10 months and then returned back to Australia. We would like to move back to the UK, but I'm not sure if I need to do biometrics again....
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Applying again to visit UK, long term visit visa

I had a UK 6 month visit visa last year which was expired on February 2020. On my previous application I mentioned that I wanted to visit London but after getting the visa I travelled to Manchester 2 ...
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Should my father tell on visa application that he lived in the UK illegally?

My father went to the UK a long time ago on a 6 month visit visa. But, he ended up staying and working there for about 10 years. The Home Office had taken his biometrics, but in 2008, he left the UK ...
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UK Visitor Visa Refusal [duplicate]

I applied for standard visitor Visa with a sponsor from my fiance, but my Visa was refused with this reason below: You have applied for leave to enter to visit the UK for 21 days for tourism. You ...
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UK tax on an amber painting coming from abroad

Unsure if this is in the right section of Stack Exchange but, I have a family member coming to the UK (from outside of the EU) in the near immediate future. They will be bringing a painting with them ...
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I want to travel in Uk with my spouse

I am interested about some informations. We are a new couple and we want to travel in Uk for honeymoon from brussel by train. My wife is EU citizen. Can we travel in UK together with marriage ...

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