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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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Buying Paris metro tickets from Eurostar before/during the journey?

Whenever a Eurostar gets into Brussels, and especially when one gets into Paris, there is always a mad scramble for the metro ticket machines, and if you weren't in the first coach then a very long ...
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My mother-in-law (US citizen) was refused a UK visa to visit her grandson. What are my options?

I am a British Citizen and my wife is American and has been living and working here in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain since 2007. Her Mother, who is the only family she has, visits regularly ...
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Does voluntary departure from the UK count as deportation?

If someone chose voluntary departure from UK, and is now filling a form to say have you ever been deported from another country, would they tick 'yes' Then does a voluntary departure appear on travel ...
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Should I mention my Canadian visa refusal in my UK visa application? [closed]

My Canada visa was refused; I got a refusal letter but nothing was stamped in my passport. I got rejected under section 205(a) and 186 for not demonstrating specialized knowledge. Do I have to ...
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Holiday visit to UK with a C-Visit visa which I got for a business trip that never happened; meantime I left the company that backed my application

So, this September I applied for a Standard Visitor Visa in order to spend 3-4 weeks in the London office of the company where I worked, and in the application I said I would stay 3 weeks for a ...
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What is the document might be as “Evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel” for Standard Visitor Visa?

Applying for Standard Visitor Visa from Russia while being Russian. In case I have children and wife, I apply the marriage certificate and children birth certificates with the rest of documents. Is ...
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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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Do I have to go through customs, recheck my bag, etc. during my Heathrow layover?

I am flying from New York to Nairobi, Kenya, with a layover at Heathrow. Both flights are on the same itinerary with British Airways (i.e. it was booked as a flight from New York to Nairobi). They ...
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Can EU citizens travel to UK after Brexit with just an identity card?

I am traveling as a Belgian citizen after 28 March (brexit). Can I still enter with my identity card?
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Can we opt for fast track service after the refusal?

Last Saturday, I got a refusal from BHC due to lack of funds and my reasons to come back to India. I am planning to visit my family who are settled in the UK. I am married and planning to visit my ...
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Is there a way to look up live delay information for Eurostars?

I'm currently on a Eurostar that's stationary somewhere in Kent... No announcements, no staff to be seen, but excellent 4G signal strength! And I'd quite like to know how late we're likely to be, some ...
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Does my husband need to apply for Schengen visa if he has an indefinite leave to remain?

My husband is a Sri Lankan national with a Sri Lankan passport. He holds an indefinite leave to remain in the UK (card). Our 3 kids and I have British passports, we are all going to go to France. Does ...
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UK visa hotel booking and contact information

It seems like that this question has been asked for visas to other countries, but I am not sure if it applies juts the same for a UK short-term visit visa. I want to visit UK for 2 weeks and the visa ...
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Requirements for obtaining a long-term UK visitor visa (2, 5, or 10 years)

I am a Indian resident but currently own shares and am one of the directors of a Limited company registered in UK. Now we would like to visit UK quite often for client meetings and sales-related ...
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Can I travel to the UK for business on a C visit visa?

I selected tourism as the purpose when I applied for my visa and was given a 2-year multi-entry C visit visa. I have a business trip next month; can I use this visa to enter the UK for business?
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After my girlfriend's visa being cancelled at UK border, will her UK visa application be banned? [duplicate]

I work in the UK and have a UK permanent residency visa. My girlfriend got a visitor visa to visit me and it was cancelled at the UK border. Could anyone kindly advice if her visa would be banned ...
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Is it possible to enter the UK with a child on an Accompanied visa and then leave alone? [duplicate]

I was supposed to leave for Scotland with a group of children for a course tonight, but upon reaching the airport I was told that my visa was an Accompanied Child visa, and I could not travel without ...
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Travelling to UK as a dual-national, when your British Passport has expired?

I am a South African (living in South Africa) with a British passport (Dual Nationality) I need to visit the UK in a few months time, but my British passport has expired. Can I enter the country with ...
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Are there any documents one needs to provide at the UK Border? (Standard Visitor)

I'm from the Philippines, and 've been granted a (visitor) visa to UK. I will stay there for a month. My relative, who lives there, will sponsor my travel expenses and accommodation. Are there any ...
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What does “Leave to enter for six months” on a UK visitor visa mean?

For visitors who are able to get a visa on arrival, it's common to get a stamp with the entry date and the following: Leave to enter for six months How is the six months counted? Is it a number of ...
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Immigration check between Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland and Great Britain

Do immigration checks exist between Northern Ireland and England/Scotland? (not just for flights but also ferry/bus/train) Do immigration checks exist between the Republic of Ireland and England/...
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What can be considered as “Home ties” for a UK Standard Visitor visa (PLAB)?

I am an Indian national who recently cleared his PLAB1 examination and has booked to sit PLAB2 in UK (which can be given only in UK). Before applying for a visa, I would like to know about the how one ...
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Do I need Transit Visa to visit London for 4-5 hours during layover?

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to study in Canada with a study-permit. I am planning to have my flight via London. I've a layover there at London for almost 9 hours. Is it wise to visit the city ...
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UK Visa Status check

I have a US Green Card and applied for UK visa (Travel Visa) last month but haven't heard anything back from the New York Office. I am travelling on the 19th and am really concerned. They don't have ...
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Need advice for UK landing interview (visa-free entry)

I am a Saint Lucian and will be traveling to Manchester, UK soon about which I am a bit nervous. Run Down: I own a small business in my country (in the Caribbean), I have a certificate mentioning ...
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Can I have two UK visas simultaneously?

I have a visitor UK visa valid until October 2017. I also want to apply for a Tier 4 student visa. My studies in the UK start in September 2017. If I apply for the student visa in June, will they ...
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How long should I wait before applying for a visa after being refused entry?

I was denied entry to the UK last week (without a visa which was possible BUT was rejected for a few reasons) and was wondering how long I should wait before applying for a visitor's visa? Is there ...
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Entering the UK before Tier 5 YMS visa start date [closed]

My Tier 5 YMS visa is set to start on September 30th, 2016 however, I want to get there earlier. Can I enter the UK as a tourist, if I explain to border control/immigration that I am entering as a ...
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Restroom facilities near Saint Chad's Well (Sacred Spring in England)

A visitor to the UK wants to visit the sacred spring associated with Saint Chad (Chadwell Heath -- Not the other ones in Mercia and Lichfield and Staffordshire) for its reputed healing and spiritual ...
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Here are my ties to my home country. Do you think they are enough? How can I prove them?

I am married with kids. I have a stable job I have no property or other source of income apart from monthly salary. I'm traveling alone to UK for tourism. One of the grounds for refusal on the ...
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Is the UK planning to charge fees for application status checks?

People who have a pending application with UKVI can experience stress, impatience, worry, or even "post-submission anxiety". So status checking has become a popular outlet. Internally, UKVI only has ...
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Can you reapply for a UK visa after being refused entry?

If one is refused entry to UK for bringing more tobacco than is allowed, does he have a right to reapply for a visa? Would he be granted another visa? There is no cancelled stamp on the visa used to ...
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Can I correct an error on a visa application? [duplicate]

I am applying for an EEA national permanent visa and the planned date of arrival is not correct on the application form submitted. Am I able to cross it out and write in the new one? I am from Spain ...
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Can you enter UK later than intended date of travel on the visa application?

If I apply in December to travel in March, and I am granted the visa, what happens if something comes up (emergency, work etc.) and I have to postpone the trip? Will I still be allowed to enter the ...
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Dual US/UK citizen. Will this show when my UK passport is scanned in America?

I have dual US and UK citizenship, but the US citizenship has only just been realized (wasn't aware I had claim to US citizenship earlier). Unfortunately I haven't received my US passport yet. Can I ...
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UK visitor visa refused (multiple sponsors) - second part

I have Three questions : There is no path for appeal and judicial reviews of visitor applications seldom, if ever, reach the hearing stage. What this amalgamates to is there's nothing to be done. ...
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Shipping Labels not received for round trip courier service for UK Visa using VFS Global

I purchased the round-trip courier service through VFS Global. In the instructions, it states that you will receive in a separate email the shipping labels for this courier service. I receive ...
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Travel Plans To take along my wife to UK from Paris

I am a Portuguese Passport Holder and and at present on visit to my relatives in Paris and my wife is holding Indian Passport and had traveled along with me to Paris on Schengen Visa which was valid ...
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How to send the UK visa application in the USA?

Which courrier to use? Do I have to use this VFS Global for the return shipping label, or for both delivery and return? VFS Global costs $70 for the round trip and I'd like to avoid that if possible. ...
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Your visa application has been concluded - what does this mean? [closed]

I got two mails from the UK embassy in Abu, saying your visa application has been concluded. I'm really confused, did I get the visa or not? What could the possible results be?
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Application for a UK visitor visa as an unemployed person?

Myself, my mother and my grandmother have been invited to visit the United Kingdom by my brother who lives there. I am unemployed because I take care of my mother and grandmother, my grandmother ...
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What is the highest viewing spot in London that is accessible free of charge?

I would like to visit a viewing spot in London, but I don't want to pay any entrance fees. Where is the highest spot to do so? Note that restaurants and bars (or other freely accessible venues) are ...
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How to answer “Have you ever been refused a visa?” if I've had a refusal overturned

A few years ago, I applied for a UK visa. The visa was initially refused and I had no rights of appeal. However, the refusal letter had some glaring mistakes and I sent an email to the Embassy. The ...
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Are drivers from mainland Europe likely to end up in an accident when driving in the UK?

I have a European license and would like to rent a car in the UK for a trip to the countryside. The only thing that worries me is driving on the left — it seems that one would need quite a bit of ...
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Immigration officer stamped “Indefinite leave to enter UK” in US passport of EU citizen. How to fix it?

At Heathrow yesterday, a US-Swedish dual citizen presented his US passport to immigration, as he had forgotten his Swedish one at home. He went in the non-EEA queue and was initially interviewed like ...
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Can I use a priority seat if it is vacant?

Since I don't have any priority, I avoid using priority seats* on busses, trains etc. However I see that other people who have no priority are occasionally using those seats. I wonder if there is a ...
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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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Is it true that you can receive emergency care in the UK completely free of charge?

In a related question @GayotFow mentions that: I am aware that visitors can received emergency treatment from the National Health Service (NHS) for free. This seems a bit suspicious but other ...
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Can I use a one-way ticket to come to the UK? Or do I need to show a return ticket to be able to get in?

I am an American who wants to come to the UK to discern whether or not my boyfriend and I want to continue our dating and possibly marry in the future (not necessarily this trip). If I purchase a one-...
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Is it normal/expected to tip taxi drivers in the UK?

I've lived in the UK all my life, but since I have got relatively few shared taxis in my life, I don't have that much experience of what the social norms are for tipping. I almost always tip roughly ...

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