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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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Refused Entry and Removed from the UK; What are the Consequences?

Last week I was travelling to London Heathrow from Pakistan. The immigration officer asked me my reason for coming to the UK. I replied that I was going to visit my friends and also meeting with an ...
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Quickest way from London to Dubai without flying?

This is a question from a friend not (yet!) on Travel.SE... From London, what is the quickest way to get to Dubai (via trains, buses, ferries etc) without flying? (My usual advice of "just check ...
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UK visa refused due to sloppy documentation. How should I reapply?

I'm a Russian national reapplying for UK general (6 month) visa. Unfortunately I treated my first application with unacceptable sloppiness and only now come to realize seriousness of consequences. ...
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I am married to a UK citizen. What type of visa do I need to travel to the UK for tourism?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen married with my husband who is a British citizen by birth. Currently, we both live in Bangladesh and my husband works at a university. We, are planning to visit UK for about ...
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Expired UK passport number

I'm a British passport holder and need to find out an expired passport's number for a passport I held with a business visa in it. I no longer have the physical copy and speaking to the Passport Office ...
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Can I go to UK holding an accompanied visa, unaccompanied

I am a minor, 14 years old and I applied for an accompanied UK visa stating that I would be accompanied with my uncle. My visa also clearly states my uncle's name and that I would only be allowed ...
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What proof of expertise do UK immigration accept for conference speakers?

This question is a followon from What are the visa rules for US speakers, at UK conferences, who may be getting paid? Let us assume the following givens: a person would normally be admitted on ...
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Immigration officer placed a standard Leave to Enter stamp when I have Indefinite Leave to Remain. What do I do? [closed]

I travel on a NZ passport and have lived in the UK since 2006. I travelled to Canada in June 2016 to begin a 2 year Canadian working visa but on a trip back to the UK in July I received a 6 month visa ...
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UK online visa application: travelling “with” someone who doesn't have visa “yet”

I am filling in the UK online visa application on visa4uk.gov.uk. They ask if I am travelling "with" anyone. My plans have been made in conjunction with someone else, we arrive at the same time and ...
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Where do UK border checks currently take place for Eurostar trains from Marne-la-Vallée Chessy to London?

I know that when going from Paris, Brussels or Bourg-St Maurice, UK border checks are done at these stations, and when going from Marseille, you get off the train at Lille for the checks. But what ...
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Renew passport with visa

My wife's passport will expire in May 2013 but we are planning on going to Spain at the end of December. I read that you need a passport with at least 6 months validity so I'm wondering if she can ...
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Can a UK indefinite leave to remain sticker in an expired passport be used alongside a valid passport for travelling?

I am a UK national as are all my children, but my wife is not. She does however have an indefinite leave to remain sticker in her old expired passport. Will she still be able to travel, using her old ...
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UK Train - Can I board at a different station

I have a train ticket that goes from Liverpool to Hull and has 2 changes. It goes from Liverpool Central to Liverpool South Parkway, Liverpool South Parkway to Leeds and Leeds to Hull. I was wondering ...
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Can a visitor to the UK work as volunteer?

Someone wants to visit their family in the UK for about 4 or 5 months. They have an entry clearance valid for 6 months. The host family is heavily involved in religious activities in their community. ...
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UK visit visa: What documents prove genuine relationship with the visitor?

In the UK immigration rules for visitor visa PART V4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS (STANDARD) it states if; Funds, maintenance and accommodation provided by a third party V 4.3 A ...
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Do I need a passport to visit Edinburgh in Scotland from elsewhere in the UK?

I'm visiting Scotland for the first time this week, Edinburgh. I've lived in the UK for over 10 years but my nationality is Spanish. I only have a Spanish passport. I'm also traveling by train. Do I ...
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Is a No Objection Certificate really needed when applying for a UK visa?

I am from India and I am planning to visit London to meet my friends. I am working in a private company in India. In the employment proof, they are asking for a letter from my employer on headed ...
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UK Standard visitor visa received but a few documents submitted are missing. How to get them back?

I have submitted the original offer letter of my employment along with the letters as supporting documents for a UK standard visitor visa from India. I have done it through VFS global. I received the ...
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Can I change my dates of travel to the UK after filling out the online form?

I have successfully applied and made payment for UK visa around 26th February. Intended date of travel I wrote on the form was 4th April which I wanted to change to mid-May but just could not because ...
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Applied for Family Visit but refused under V4.2(a) and (c)

This is the 3rd time I submit my application. My husband is a British citizen and I am only 7th passed so I am not able to clear IELTS exam for settlement. This time I just want to visit London and ...
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Still waiting for a decision on my visit visa application

On August 5, 41 days ago, I submitted an application for a UK visitor visa. This is the third time I have applied. The only notice I have received so far says this: "Unfortunately, the processing of ...
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UK visa refusal for not showing strong family ties in Nigeria

I am Nigerian and I applied for a UK visa, but was refused. I provided all the required documents ranging from bank statements to introduction letter from the company I work with to my tax card to ...
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UK visa requirement: Residence or citizenship?

On gov.uk's Standard Visitor visa page it is indicated Check if you need this visa if you’re visiting from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland" “Visiting from” makes you ...
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My passport is expiring; can I still travel?

I'm scheduled to travel in the first week of July, and I found out that my passport expires on 03 August 2012. I've got a Canadian passport and UK work permit. Will I be able to travel without a ...
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Can existing C-VISIT Visa be used for Business from April 2015 onwards?

I hold a UK 10-year C-VISIT Visa that was issued to me IN 2013 for Tourism. In view of the changes to the Visitor Category from April 2015, would I be able to use the existing Tourist Visa for ...
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UK Visitor (standard) With Family Situation

I am a Masters Student in Germany and will be student while traveling to UK. My nationality is Pakistani I want to visit my sister living in UK (British national) but she is living under government ...
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Can departing earlier than scheduled cause problems with UK Immigration?

For UK visitors whose entry are scrutinized and landing interview details recorded, including return flight date and airline etc, will departing earlier than stated on the landing card and via a ...
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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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Can you leave the UK on a non-UK passport if you're eligible for one?

I have a fairly convoluted situation: I'm a British national currently resident in Bermuda. I have a Brazilian passport and also up until recently a British passport. Earlier this month I lost my ...
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Flying from US. Do I need to recheck my bags at Heathrow for a UK domestic flight?

I am flying from the US to Edinburgh, UK. My layover is at Heathrow. Will I need to go through customs and check bags again at Heathrow before I take the next flight?
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UK visa in NY (Indian Citizen)

I took all the steps as shown in the gov.uk link to Apply for a UK visa in the USA. Apply online Paid fees Go to your appointment Post your application For #4 I sent my application to following ...
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UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa - “Refused entry at border” definition

I am a Canadian applying for a UK Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa. At one point during the application process, it asks if I have ever been denied entry into the UK, but I am not sure what to answer with. ...
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Removal at the expense of the Secretary of State?

This question is a follow up to someone's question: Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport If a traveler with a one way ticket to the UK from his/her home country is refused ...
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In the UK, what is the difference between “Leave to Enter” and a visa?

In most countries that I have traveled to, a visa is a document / attestation that allows you to travel to the country's borders in order to request temporary entry, because you are not normally ...
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The UK's “instant” passport service … how long currently to appointment?

My colleague was wondering if anyone has used the https://www.gov.uk/get-a-passport-urgently/online-premium-service UK's "instant" "online premium" passport service. You apply using that page and (...
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Do I need to provide any documents for my friend's UK visa application?

I am a UK citizen and a friend of mine plans to visit me in the UK during the summer. He is planning to stay one month. He is a recent graduate and his parent are rewarding him with a holiday to ...
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My Tier 5 youth mobility expired 2 months ago — can I re-enter the UK as a tourist?

I was on a Tier 5 youth mobility visa which expired 25th June 2017 (nearly two months ago). I am currently back in Canada for the summer, but would like to come back to England as a tourist, I have a ...
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Vietnam visa for UK citizen

I am visiting Vietnam in November 2015, I will entering the country on the 10th and my flight home is 14 days later, I will be leaving Vietnam and travelling to Cambodia in between the 2 weeks then ...
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Can I travel to Sweden as a UK passport holding resident?

I'm travelling to Sweden for a few days on the 26th of November. I'm a UK resident and passport holder, will I need any other documents in order to travel?
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Can I travel in UK before switching to a study visa?

As I read in general visitor visa Terms & Condition, I would only be granted to stay up to 6 months in UK. However I am planning to apply for General Student Visa to further my studies. Would it ...
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Travelling to London from US with an F1 Visa for vacation

Hi I am an Indian with a valid passport and am currently pursuing my graduate studies at the United States and I hold an F1 visa. For my summer vacation I plan to visit my cousins in London for a two ...
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Is the “Young Driver Surcharge” fee the same for all car rental companies in the UK?

I am a 21 year old with almost 2 year old driving license. I'm going to the UK, and want to rent a car for several days, however when I searched for a rental car, I saw that 35-40 GBP were added as "...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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UK visa bank statement info

I need some info please. I am going to apply for a UK visa for PLAB exam. About the bank account statement, I have a joint account with my brother in an Indian bank, but I am currently not in India. ...
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UK visa: unsigned application form

I just submitted my UK tourist visa application. However I forgot to sign the printed online form although I made an e-signature after my fingerprints registration. Does this lead to a refusal?
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UK Visa Appointment Refund

I had UK Visa appointment today and I visited the office. But unfortunately I had some henna tattoo on my hand (was applied 2 weeks back), so the security lady didn't even let me submit my application ...
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Documents to be carried when entering UK (or any other country) on a Visa

I note in many answers provided about 2nd visits or changed purpose, the respondents advise that you are likely to be interviewed by (British) immigration officer and should carry ALL the documents ...
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UK tourism visa refused twice - if refused again should my friend appeal?

Here's the situation. My friend applied for a UK tourism visa stating that she would be visiting the UK for 2 weeks (It's written in the visa that she could stay up to 180 days) and granted but she ...
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Expired British passport and travel

My British passport has been expired for more than 10 years. Can I enter the UK with my South African passport? Will I be able to get a visa? Approximately a year ago, my husband and I traveled to ...
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Can I travel to the UK on different dates from those on my entry clearance?

I have a "Standard Visitor Entry Clearance" for the UK and will be traveling there from Saudi Arabia. Is it necessary to travel on the same date I provided on my application? Will the Immigration ...