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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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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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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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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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Should I carry a passport around everywhere I go in the UK?

I am a new student in the UK. I attend classes both in London and Cambridge. Should I carry my passport with me wherever I go within UK? Or is a college identity enough? My parents are visiting me ...
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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 ...
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Renting a car in Ireland & Great Britain: 1 rental or 2?

My wife, two kids and I will be traveling in Ireland and the UK Nov. 1st through 21st. We're flying into and out of Dublin. Our plan is to do a clockwise tour: Fly into Dublin -> Belfast -> Scotland ->...
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Where can I find the restrictions and easements that apply to a given UK Rail Ticket?

UK rail ticketing isn't always the simplest thing in the world, but the basics aren't too hard to learn. There are broadly tickets valid at any time of the day, those available only outside of peak ...
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How should I answer the questions in the “Employment and Income” section of a UK visa application?

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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Would I be allowed to get on a plane from the UK and fly to America with tea?

Today I was doing some research on food and drinks and realised that tea is not a very big thing in The U.S. and that all the "good" brands of tea are extremely overpriced or quite "unattractive". So ...
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Why was I refused 'Leave to Enter' at an airport in the UK (and subsequently removed)?

I recently (Mar 9, 2016) arrived in Gatwick Airport on a visit from the United States (intended 1-1.5 months), mistakenly requesting a visa length of 3 months (I thought visas were issued on a 3 or 6 ...
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Visit the UK with Schengen tourist short-stay visa

I'm Russian, and I have touristic (C-type) Schengen Schengen short stay visa. I want to know, can I stay for some period in UK without getting UK visa, or it is not possible (I heard about 36 hours ...
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How to fill out and apply for Subject Access Request (SAR)?

I am on the SAR website and confused a bit as to how I may go about applying to figure out gathering my travel history/personal information/ traveling restrictions and what not on my passport. Please ...
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My girlfriend was a refused a visa to visit me in the UK. What now?

I have read lots of stories about visa refusal and I'm no exception as I have just had my applicant denied too. After reading refusal it is very common for the applicant to be refused because of a ...
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I'm travelling from Heathrow to Toledo in the USA with 2 connections, will I need to see to my luggage before I get to Toledo?

I'm worried as it's my first trip on my own. All my flights are American Airlines and I have connections at Raleigh/Durham and at Chicago O'Hare, however there are no terminal changes, just connection ...
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Do I need visa for UK visit if I have a work permit for Ireland?

I hold an Indian passport and am living and working in Ireland with a valid work permit. Do I need a visa to go to the UK? Do they have border control?
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No exit stamp on leaving Schengen area from Budapest to UK

I'm a Georgian national holding a multiple entry Schengen visa. Last summer I was traveling to Hungary, spent a few days there, then flew to the UK. The Hungarian border official did NOT stamp my ...
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Can my spouse receive an emergency UK visa to visit a funeral?

I'm a British national. My grandmother just passed. My wife is Chinese. In general it's a major pain to get my wife a visa to visit the UK, we have never been before. Is there any way to get an ...
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What more should I add when applying for a Standard Visitor visa to attend British Army assessment?

I am a university student from Ghana and have an invitation letter from the British Army to attend assessment in the month of February (20th-22nd). I have a bank account with savings containing Gh9,...
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Can I enter the UK on my expired British passport if I have a valid South African passport?

I have a valid South African passport and an expired British passport - it expired 18 October 2009. I need to travel to the UK in March 2015. Do I need a visa to get into the UK?
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Making pen and ink corrections on a UK visa form?

After printing out a UK visa form, can you cross out planned arrival date with a pen and write a new one?
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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UK entry denied: how to go about ensuring access next time

My 20 year old son was denied entry to the UK with a valid U.S. passport; reason given was they felt he would try to gain employment and not leave the country. How do we go about trying again? ...
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Do I need a UK visa? How and where to apply?

I live in Germany since May 2013 as a spouse of German citizen. In Nov 2015 we divorced and I have German residence permit till Jan 2018. We have a son in this marriage and legally I have the right to ...
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Can you travel from Northern Ireland to Britain without a passport or driver's license?

Can you travel from Northern Ireland to Britain without a passport or driver's license? In theory there are no border checks but ferries seem to demand photo ID.
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Can I apply for and recieve a UK visa if I have a South African passport, while living in Russia?

I'm studying in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia) and I want to visit a friend in the UK. How can I go about getting a visa, without traveling all the way back to SA?
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Multiple entry visa to UK (sponsored visitor)

I'll be going to UK as sponsored visitor - am I allowed to apply for Multiple visa entry to UK?
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How can I obtain a lost copy of a UK Visa Refusal Letter from UKBA or concerned authority?

I am a Citizen from Nepal. I applied for a UK student visa [Tier 4 (General) Student] in November 2009 got refused on grounds of poor documentation. I have lost the hard copy of my visa refusal letter ...
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UK visa type to attend conference and training in London

I'd like to visit London for a week to attend a conference (2-3 days) and a short 3-day non-recreational training course. (1) What is the correct type of visa (and subtype) for activities listed ...
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Is it easy to get a visa for France if one already has a visa for the UK and applies from the UK?

For a Russian citizen: If I have a general purpose (6 months) visa for the UK, and am currently in the UK, does that make it easier to get a visa for France. For example: I'm in the UK on the ...
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Can I travel to UK with my Italian national daughter and husband with my permesso di soggiorno?

I have an Italian permesso di soggiorno and I want to join my husband in the UK. My baby and my husband are Italian nationals. Can I travel with them with only the permesso di soggiorno?
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Do Indian passport holders with UK Tier 2 need to get a tourist visa for Mexico?

I'm an Indian passport holder currently resident in the UK under a Tier 2 (General) visa and planning on going to Mexico on a holiday. So I was looking into the rules on the Mexican embassy in the UK ...
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Entering and leaving the UK on the day of visa expiry

I will be entering the UK in the morning and leaving in the evening of my multiple entry visa expiry date as I have a 12 hr layover in LHR. Will I be granted entry if I have my itinerary showing that ...
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Applying for UK tourist visa and travelling with documents in my maiden name?

I am a Chinese citizen married to a US citizen last year. I am going to apply for a UK tourist visa. The name shows on my passport is my maiden name, while any other documents the UK visa needed, such ...
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Does a non-EEA spouse, travelling to the UK without their EEA national spouse, require a visa?

Are my German residence card and South African passport sufficient for entry into the UK for a few days to visit a friend? Should I, in addition to this, still apply for an EEA Family Permit or some ...
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Travelling through UK, what is considered a “common format residence permit”?

I will be travelling through UK (Manchester) from Africa to Paris. I will pass through border controls since I have to pick up my luggage and check in again in a different terminal but still at ...
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Enforcement of translational requirements for UK short term visitor visa from Italy

I am an Indian living in Italy and I am going to the UK for a leisurely family vacation for about 10 days. Please note, this application is not very straight forward. There are four applicants, one ...
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Transiting from the US through the UK on a Child Visitor visa

I have a UK child visitor visa but I have to transit through the UK from USA. Is this possible if I'm going alone?
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Home address for uk visa application documents if living with husband?

I am married to an EU citizen, I am confused about what to submit on "home address" supporting documents. I don't have a mortgage or property deed simply because I live with my husband. So what should ...
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UK visa (of any kind) good enough for travelling to Dublin?

I have a Indian passport and a UK ICT Tier 2 Visa valid through April 2016. Do I need a separate visa to visit Dublin in March?
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Is there any way to know when I will receive my UK visa?

On May 9, I applied from Rome using the UK visa center. Two months have passed, and I have not been given any decision on my application. I submitted my visa request on the basis of my husband's ...
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How to expedite a UK visa application?

I have applied for visa to UK on 28th June, 2016. I have to travel on 17th July, 2016. But still my visa request is pending. Who can be requested to expedite my application? What can someone do in ...
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Flight deals from the UK

Can someone recommend a good website with flight deals from London/UK, which I could subscribe to? I mean promotions in different airlines, e.g. bmi used to have a bmifriday promotion (not sure if its ...
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Why does collecting a UK train ticket require you to insert a card?

If you book a UK train ticket online, for most routes, you're given a 8 character code. You then head to a UK railway station, go to the ticket machine, tell it you want to collect a ticket, give it a ...
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UK visa refused because the immigration officer suspects I'm trying to live in the UK through successive visits. What are my options?

I am in a relationship with a UK citizen. We just started dating and in Oct of 2016 I went to visit the UK to spend time with them. I stayed from Oct 11th to Nov 4th. I flew home to attend my older ...
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Laptop Searches by Customs - UK and US

I'll be traveling to the UK (London) on a study abroad in the spring and will be bring my laptop for school and intern purposes. I was just curious what/if any rights UK customs has to search laptops ...
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How can I know if I am still refused entry to the UK?

When I traveled to the UK about two year ago (in April 2014) with my British Oversea Citizen (BOC) Passport, the officer at the counter said, 'you're refused entry', after scanning my BOC Passport. '...
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US citizens previously refused entry into UK. Does this refusal of entry mean that we will have problems going back as tourists?

Back in 2011 I was married and traveled to London to stay for a month. At the end of the month my wife and I decided to stay for a couple more months as we had an online marketing business. Being ...
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Did USCIS resume its biometric service for UK visa?

Service has been suspended since Mar 29th. It looks like all the new applicants are allowed to reserve appointment with USCIS for biometrics (see: Steps after appointment booking from USA for UK visa, ...
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Boarding a train in the UK at a later calling station, on an advanced purchase (train specific) ticket

This question is not about breaking a train journey in the United Kingdom. I wanted return tickets from London to Bicester. Thanks to an offer, I have purchased return tickets from London to ...
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What happens when someone inadvertently enters the UK without a landing interview?

As a follow-on question to Which queue for a EU/non-EU couple travelling through UK Immigration Control together? for a question that arose in the commentary... There may remain several routes into ...

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