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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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EU national with settled status travelling back to the UK on a new passport - how to prove settled status? [closed]

Imagine the following scenario - an EU national with settled status tied to their current passport who has gone home to their EU member state to renew it. This particular member state does not allow ...
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Name spelling is different in passport and educational documents

My name in my passport, Ielts certificate is Zakiya Khan Hakim Khan, whereas in all educational documents it is Zakia Hakeem Khan. kindly guide me what should I do in this case? will they refuse me ...
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Visa for Honorary Research Fellow in the UK [closed]

If a medical doctor wants to come to UK to spent a period of 1-year as an "honorary research fellow" (i.e., it is not paid by the UK academic institution, will not apply for UK funds, but ...
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Is it possible to apply for Visa extension of a Nigerian visitor in the UK?

I am UK citizen and I have a girlfriend who is Nigerian visiting me in the UK. Can I apply for visa extension as a partner for her. Not ready to marry
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Heathrow Terminal 2 Satellite

An interesting question I had when I was travelling out of Heathrow T2 last week. After the main terminal's security check on departures, I wandered around a little bit and then wanted to check the ...
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Do I need to mention the Poland stay back refusal in UK visa application?

I've been in poland for four years and completed my education. Applied for stayback because of the delay in getting the certificate and get apostile. Unfortunately, stay back visa was refused and I ...
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I over stayed in America as a child, would this affect applying as an international student in a different country?

When I was a child I entered America with my mom in 1992, but she doesn't have that passport anymore, so we had to get a new one. According to my mom I didn't need one back then because I was little. ...
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Would a loan repayment appearing in bank statement affect visa application [duplicate]

I work as a doctor in my country and I am applying for a standard 6 months uk visa to enable me write the plab 2 examination which can only be taken in the uk. My dilemma is that I am planning on ...
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Can I get a refund from Thameslink for a flight I missed because of their train's delay? How?

On June the 18th I caught the 4:44AM train from Cambridge to Stansted, which should have arrived at destination at 5:14AM, well before the scheduled flight departure, 6:45, for Napoli. However, the ...
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Landing in England, Staying in Scotland - which rules should I follow? (July 2021)

My family and I (all US citizens) are traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland but our flight lands in London, England. We are taking a train from London to Edinburgh the day we arrive and we will quarantine ...
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Does a Moroccan living in France need a visa for a stopover at London Stansted airport?

I would like to have clarification on the following case. A person of Moroccan nationality with a residence permit (private and family life) who travels by plane to France but has a stopover in London,...
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Can I interrupt quarantine to go get the 2nd dose of the vaccine after coming back from an amber list-country?

From here I read If you have been in a country or territory on the: [...] amber list - you must quarantine in the place you’re staying and take 2 COVID-19 tests This makes me think I can't leave ...
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UK visitor visa reconsidering after Pap how long new decision will take?

I have applied for a UK visitor visa on 24th May 2021 and received a refusal on 1st June and I sent ECO a Pre-action protocol letter and he sent me reconsidering letter on 7th June. How long the new ...
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Are there compassionate exemptions from isolation requirements for travellers to England and Wales (in June 2021)

As of 15th June 2021, most of the world is on the UK government's "Amber" list. Travellers from these countries arriving in England or Wales are required to enter self-isolation (quarantine) ...
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I want to travel to the UK to meet my boyfriend for the first time. Do I mention him on the application?

I met my boyfriend online last April and we have been in a long distance relationship for over a year with texting and video calling every single day, I adore this man and all we want is to meet each ...
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Does an EU citizen need to get health insurance before flying to London (2021 update)

I found an identical question asked 3 years ago here: Does an EU citizen need to get health insurance before flying to London? I'm looking for an updated answer valid after Brexit. In particular my ...
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Need clarification on applying for UK Visitor Visa from a Red list country

The GOV.UK visitor visa advice for applicants from Red list country states that: If you’re applying for a visitor visa Your application decision may be delayed if you’re applying from a red list ...
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Planning to visit my girlfriend in UK, what should I fill in the relationship status?

I am planning to visit my girlfriend in UK. She left for UK in Sep 2019. I was supposed to visit her during April 2020 but due to Covid-19, could not travel. When I applied for my visa in 2020, I ...
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Can my child enter the US on a foreign passport?

My child is entitled to US citizenship but we have been unable to register her birth abroad as due to covid we cannot get an embassy appointment. She has a valid UK passport. We need to travel to the ...
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UK visa and regular income

So I applied for UK visa with a regular income of 129,429 . However , when I was paid it reflected in my account statement has 129,400 . I am worried that this little difference mine cause trouble ...
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Does EU family member need DATV (Transit Visa) in Heathrow, London? [duplicate]

I am an Indonesian passport holder living in France, married with a French citizen and have a Residence Card. Do I need DATV (Transit visa) in Heathrow, London for my 6 hours transit for my flight to ...
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Flying to the UK for 1 day

I want to fly into the UK for 1 day (from the US, also I'm a UK citizen), and then leave for another country. Do I need to pay for the test which they require me to do before or on the second day and ...
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Canadian fiancé in the UK

Complex one here (I think) I am from the UK and currently have a outland visa application in the works for Canada. I did go over to Canada in September 2020 to stay there whilst my visa was approved ...
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Any train planner website in the UK without giving destination?

Is there any train travel planner website in the UK that shows possible destinations from a point? Something Like Google flight explorer.
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Can I combine two "consecutive" tickets on the same journey without leaving the train?

I booked off-peak return tickets from London to Oxford. Unfortunately I mis-tapped in the Trainline app and accidentally bought tickets to Oxford Parkway rather than Oxford (the main station). Parkway ...
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Can my friend from the U.S visit the U.K. after a custodial sentence

My friend in the U.S was sentenced to 1 year and a day, he actually served just 8 months, that was ten years ago, the crime was financial, he only wants to visit for about ten days, meet with friends ...
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Travel to Serbia with UK type C visa

I am a Pakistani and we need an embassy visa to enter Serbia. I also hold a UK type C visa right now and I was wondering if I could go to Serbia during this pandemic from Pakistan on the basis of this ...
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UK border, post-Brexit, UK citizen travelling with EU citizens: approach passport control desk together or separately?

At the end of the year I'd like to visit the UK with my girlfriend and her mother for a week or two. I'm a UK citizen and passport holder. They are EU citizens and Spanish passport holders. This week ...
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Post-Brexit: Is a UK visa needed for a UK citizen's non-EU spouse with EU Article 50 Residence Card to visit the UK together?

Post-Brexit, Is a UK visitor visa needed for a UK citizen's non-EU spouse with EU Article 50 Residence Card to visit the UK together? I am a Chinese citizen, living with my UK citizen spouse in ...
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Is this train cancelled or not?

I see two conflicting information on my itinerary, on Trainline UK, one saying that train is cancelled and one saying "on time". I'm supposed to change on Swindon and head over to Bristol ...
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How likely is it that my wife will have her UK Visitor Visa refused? [closed]

Context: I live in the UK; she does not. I am a British citizen. She is a Kazakh national living in Kazakhstan. She has visited the UK three times in the past: once in 2018 for one month; once in 2019 ...
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Can foreign tourists arrive in the UK from amber list countries?

Current UK guidance reads: "You should not travel to amber list countries or territories for leisure purposes." I assume however that this is talking about UK citizens travelling TO amber ...
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May I apply for a UK Visa extension from within the UK with Indian passport validity of less than 6 months?

I am an Indian citizen and residing in UK and currently hold Tier 2 ICT visa and due for extension of my VISA, but I heard that for VISA extension one should have passport with minimum 6 months ...
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Can UK citizens connect through Madrid at the moment?

I am looking to book the following itinerary (after May 17th): London, GB -> Madrid, ES -> San Jose, CR Pretty much all options are with Iberia Airlines. The layover is around 1.5 hours, at ...
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Bringing my laptop from the EU to UK tax free [duplicate]

Shortly I will leave from the UK to the EU, bringing with me my laptop which I purchased here in the UK. When I go back to the UK, do I need to declare my laptop? I have purchased it years ago in the ...
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Can you look for a job in the UK without a visa?

A lot of news reports appearing lately of visitors to the UK from elsewhere in Europe being detained and deported for entering with the intention to work illegally. e.g. https://www.politico.eu/...
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Travelling to UK from India via Srilanka (Tourist Visa)

I need to join my spouse who is studying in UK and I am currently in India. UK added India to the red list countries list - whcih means from India flights are very less and also I need to be in hotel ...
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Which city is pictured in this scene from Line of Duty S6E1?

This screenshot is taken from the S6E1 of the BBC series Line of Duty. It’s taken from the 4:25 mark (approximately). Apologies for the poor resolution. I’m guessing Midlands / North of England. The ...
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Can you get cashback in coins in the UK?

Is it possible to ask a shop, e.g. Tesco, for a cashback in coins, say 5 x £1? Or is it better to withdraw a £10 bill from a cash machine and ask for the change to be in £1 coins when paying with it?
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Schengen visa for international student in UK

I am an international student in the United Kingdom holding an Indian passport and I am planning to travel around Europe. Am I eligible to get a Schengen visa from the UK at the moment? Is Ireland ...
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Can an EU citizen be prevented from entering another member state?

This doesn't apply to any real scenario but it's just a hypothetical. I was watching a border security show (UK Border Force) and in one episode a Polish gentleman who had a criminal record for petty ...
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Is it futile to apply for UK Visitor Visa if country is added to red list

Does it make sense to apply for a UK visitor visa if your resident country has been added to the red-list? What are the chances for getting a visa in such cases? Has anyone here applied in such ...
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Children joining train later UK

I need to travel from London to the north and my children aged 5 and 8 will join me on the train at Milton Keynes, delivered there by their grandparents. If I book the ticket for all three of us from ...
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Reason for rejection [duplicate]

My in-law applied for UK visit visa with his wife and only son. He is self employed and employed part time with a Korean company. And also employed freelancer with another company in Nigeria. He ...
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Currently in a UK red list country. Can I travel to a country that's not in red list and then travel to UK?

I am a student in the UK. I am currently in a red list country and the Hotel Quarantine is too expensive. If I travel to a country that is not on the red list for 2 weeks and then travel to the UK, ...
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What are current rules for short stays in England?

Traveling from Spain to England. Madrid to London. Not in red list. Government site says tests are needed for the second and eighth day. Shorter stays are not mentioned. What if I stay three days - ...
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When to reapply after UK refusal [duplicate]

My cousin UK visit visa was refused with her one year old son and husband. The reason for her refusal is that she said they are traveling to visit her uncle and they will be spending 21 days. The Eco ...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel to ireland via UK? [duplicate]

I am having an Irish residence permit. I am travelling via UK airport to Dublin. Do I need a transit visa?
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Will a refused UK Visa based on false documents affect my Canada application? [closed]

I once applied to UK in the year 2017, the Visa was refused based on false business documents presented. I never knew my business documents were fake. The agent in Africa who did the business ...
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Transiting the UK with a residence document issued by an European Economic Area country

I am an Egyptian citizen residing in Italy. I have had family residency for five years. I am traveling from Rome to Iceland with a transit in London. I will pass through the border area to change ...

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