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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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I am a dual Australian/British citizen with an expired emergency Aussie passport and a valid UK passport. What are my chances for an Aussie visit?

I was going to have to miss my brother's wedding on Jan 4th but he bought me a flight today. But my Aussie passport is expired and was only an emergency passport to begin with. I'm born and bred ...
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What does the acronym “ECO” mean in discussions of visas?

I saw this term ECO used in discussions on our meta pages and didn't notice a definition though I may have just skipped it. Googling it mostly returns hits about Eco-tourism, so it seems a bit ...
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UK Immigration officers arrivals interview questions

When interviewing arrivals seeking entry, what questions do UK Immigration offices ask? Also, what will be asked on the landing card?
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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying to Ireland through the UK?

I am Lebanese Citizen and am planning a trip to Ireland this month. A valid Irish visa is already in hand and I am willing to reach there through the UK. Will I need a transit visa in the UK for few ...
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Valid UK Visa in an Expired Passport

I have a valid (multiple entry) business visit visa to the UK on my old passport. I have recently obtained a new passport as I ran out of pages on my old passport. The purpose of my visit is still for ...
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How to apply for a UK standard visitor visa as a family?

I am an Indian citizen residing in the United States. My wife and I are planning to travel to the UK for a week. We plan to apply for the UK standard visitor visa from the US. I was filling out the ...
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UK visa refused under 3.6 a of Appendix V (deception)

I got a refusal under 3.6 a of Appendix V due to failure of checking the previous denial that I had 8 years ago. I changed the passport 2 times since then and have travelled to many countries and ...
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Can a UK visa ban affect an Ireland visa application?

I was issued a 10-year ban by the UK 4 years ago. Unfortunately, I answered no to the question of 'Have you been refused a UK visa before?' . It was a genuine error on my part when I was filling out ...
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Overstayed UK student visa in the past. Can I now visit the UK again?

I was on a student visa in UK. My visa got expired and I overstayed 3 yrs more in addition to my visa. So in simple I stayed 3 yrs as illegal in the UK. Then I came back to my country deliberately. ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa?

On 23rd of June, 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. This leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens traveling to the EU affected? Are EU citizens traveling to the UK affected? ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname from their mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have ...
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UK visitor visa refused due to previously staying for too long and not having strong ties. How should I reapply?

I had applied for a UK visa recently and it got refused. My trip was funded by my brother and sister so financially it should have been no problem. The reasons for refusal were: I have refused your ...
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Slightly illicit: felon traveling on a US passport; will I be refused entry to the UK?

I was convicted of a felony in the US, and my conviction will not be considered "spent" as of the period in which I intend to travel to the UK. I understand if I were to apply for a standard visa I ...
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Can I marry in the UK while on a standard visitor visa?

I am planning to go to the UK with a standard visitor visa. I will meet my girlfriend there. If we all of a sudden decide to marry, can we? My girlfriend is Lithuanian who just works and lives ...
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I am a minor with a UK Accompanied visa. Will I be allowed to travel without my parent, who is already in the UK?

I am supposed to be traveling to the UK tomorrow, but my visa is an accompanied visa by my mom. My mom is already in the UK (she had to leave early). Will I be allowed in the airport to enter if my ...
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Can I visit the UK with an EU permanent residence card?

I am non EU national, living in a Schengen country for past 5 years. I hold Indian passport and EU permanent residence card valid for 5 years. Can i go to UK for few days to visit friends without a ...
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How does the British-Irish Visa Scheme (BIVS) work?

I am an Indian citizen and have applied for the Standard Visitor visa to the UK, and wish to travel to Ireland by using the BIVS scheme. Do I need to fill up a separate application for BIVS ...
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Is the UK planning to introduce exit checks in 2015?

Someone from America is a tourist/visitor here who has overstayed their 6 month 'leave to enter'. In order to avoid getting caught, they are relying upon the fact that the UK does only random, ...
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How long before I can re-enter the UK after Youth Mobility?

I complied with the rules by leaving after 2 years in UK and didn't overstay. It's been 3 months since I exited UK. I flew to the Republic of Ireland and have been a tourist doing unpaid writing and ...
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Is there a limit to a total number of months a holder of UK multiple entry visitor visa can spend in UK per calendar year?

A relative of mine has received a multiple-entry UK visa for 2 years. Is there a particular limit on how many months in total per year she can stay in UK? The way I understand the current rule is that ...
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Can I enter the UK with a Schengen visa?

I am planning a trip to France and other Schengen countries. First point of entry will by France. I am from South africa. Can I visit from France, with a Schengen visa from there the UK? Can I apply ...
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Do I need transit visa in London with an EEA residence permit?

Do I need a transit visa in London if I am an Egyptian citizen living in Greece with a residence permit? I am travelling from Greece to Italy and I'll do transit landside less than 24 hours. I read ...
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Do I need a UK airside transit visa, if I already have a UK visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen and I do not qualify for DATV concession. Going for a trip to UK and Europe, I am having Multiple entry valid Visitor visa for UK. While on my way back from Paris I will be ...
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What are these stamps in my passport after I was advised to divert via the UK but didn't have a visa?

I am from Myanmar. I was on my way to Venice from Brussels while holding Schengen visa (single entry). I bought a British Airways ticket to fly from Brussels to Venice. Unfortunately, on that day, all ...
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Can I board if my flight arrives 1.5 hours before my UK visa becomes valid?

My visa to UK is valid starting from June 25 but my flight to LGW is June 24 10:30 PM (edit: this is landing time not departure based on VCE-LGW flight times presented by easyjet.com). I still have 1....
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Recourse for bad/inaccurate information given on the Home Office help line

The Home Office sponsors a type of help desk where people can call them or exchange emails or even engage in live chat. When someone calls the Home Office with a question about a Visitor Visa and the ...
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UK: Is a 10 year ban still valid after acquiring new citizenship?

I am an Indian national and was refused a UK visa in 2009 in NYC and given a 10 year ban, but now I'm a US citizen. Would the ban still apply if I wanted to visit the UK?
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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?

I'm a US citizen traveling through Europe visa-free. I started my trip in Spain and got an entry stamp there. Later, I took the IDBUS from France to the UK and got an exit stamp from France and an ...
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UK visitor visa refused (multiple sponsors)

I helped my mother apply for visitor visa to UK and received a refusal today. Documents submitted included: Mother's - Application letter, 3 year Income Tax return (ITR)(340000:2015-16), Bank ...
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UK Visa in an expired Nigerian passport - what to use?

I am in Nigeria, my passport will expire in 4 months and I have a document to apply for a UK visiting Visa with that passport number. Should I use it like that or go for another passport. If I choose ...
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Refused entry to UK, not sure what to do

I'm a writer and theater/film director who has been traveling nearly all my life without incident. In February, I decided to pull up stakes in NYC and move to London. I am a freelancer and I'm working ...
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Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport

I have been to the UK 12 times and I also had a 2 year visa. My boyfriend lives in England and we have been together 8 years. Last time I visited I was refused entry because I didn't have a return ...
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I have had five prior UK visa refusals, should I still apply for UK tourist visa?

I am from India. I visited the UK twice in 2003, when I was 19 and playing cricket there. Although initially refused, the team manager made arrangements and we received 6-month multiple entry visas. ...
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How long can I stay in the UK during a 1-year period?

I am a Chinese citizen holding a HK SAR passport. How long am I able to visit the UK within a 365-day period? My stamp is for 6 months. Could I leave within 6 months but re-enter again a couple of ...
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Standard Visitor visa refusal (Deception, V3.6(b)) and procedure for reapplying

My mother acquired a criminal record in UK in 2010 when she was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and charged £85. This time while applying the on-line applications for her, I accidentally ...
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UK visa refusal on credibility grounds (longer visit than originally described)

I would like to enquire about the maximum length of stay possible for an individual with a 6-month UK visit visa. Although it's mentioned in the Home Office webpage that granting a 6-month visitor ...
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Does this email mean that I have been granted the visa? [closed]

I received the following email this morning. Does it mean that my visa has been granted? UK Visas & Immigration has now assessed your UK visa application and made a decision. Your documents and ...
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What does this mean? “Your UK visa application has been issued”

Your UK visa application has been issued. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE VISA APPLICATION CENTRE BEFORE THEY CONTACT YOU. You will be contacted by the Visa Application Centre when your documents ...
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Is it easy to enter the UK multiple times on the same Business Visitor Visa?

I got a business visitor visa, sponsored by a company, for a 4-5 day visit. The visa was provided for a period of 6 months, with multiple entry possible. First, what should I carry with me when ...
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UK citizen Entering the UK on a one way ticket and US passport

My son is a UK citizen but holds only a US passport. Will he be able to enter the UK on a one-way ticket? He has his certificate of UK citizenship. We want to visit family and apply for his UK ...
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Can I visit UK a month before my visa expires?

I'm from the State of Kuwait and hold an Eritrean passport. I'm planning to visit UK in October but my visa will expire in November. Is it OK to make a journey in the last month of my visa, ...
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Do I need both a UK visa and a Schengen visa?

I am a Filipino Citizen working in Qatar and have a valid Residence Permit. I am planning to visit my wife's sister in the UK, and afterwards we are planning a Schengen tour with the other family ...
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Do we need to create separate accounts for our children to apply for a UK visit visa?

My wife, three kids and I want to apply for UK visitor visas. Do we need to create five different accounts for the online applications or can we all apply from the same account?
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Can someone enter the U.K. visa-free after being denied a visitor visa [duplicate]

My boyfriend is due to come to the U.K. on March 14th from the USA, but has been denied his visitor visa (not sure why yet). Can he still enter the U.K. visa-free. Will he be denied entry at the ...
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Uk visa got refused due to unexplained deposits. How to re-apply? [duplicate]

My husband, my 4-year-old son and I as a family applied for a Family Visit visa last month to visit my husband's sister in UK. For documents we submitted everything that was required (employee ...
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Apply for a UK visa while not in my home country

Can I apply for UK standard visit visa from any place in the world? I'm an Egyptian citizen and would like to apply in Germany, France, Japan, etc...
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Will a refusal for UK visitor's visa have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?

UK visitor's visa was denied because a residence visa application had been refused previously, about 4 years ago. Now will it have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?
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Why are UK visa biometrics appointments suspended at USCIS Application Support Centers?

Today (April 2nd 2019), my family had an appointment at USCIS ASC Washington location. At the appointment, we were told that ASC has suspended the processing of UK visa biometrics until further notice....
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Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?

I just arrived in the UK yesterday, from the US, carrying a piece of jewelry, which I intend to carry with me for the following months before I give it to someone at the right time and place, then ...