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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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UK and Italy sharing immigration data

2019, I was rejected Italy study visa base on fake bank statements. Will this affect my UK student visa this yr. Will I have to declare the reject with reasons. Do UK and Italy share immigration data?
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How can I check whether or not I did actually drive into the congestion charge zone [duplicate]

I am not sure whether or not my journey took me inside the congestion zone yesterday. Is there any way I can check whether or not I have a charge against me?
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Does a South African ban affect a UK visa?

I was banned to enter SA for one year after I overstayed by one day. Do African countries share immigration data with European countries? And is there any need to disclose the ban on a UK visa ...
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I accidentally created 2 UK visa applications on Gov.UK site. One involves no payment, the other one has payment involved

I made one application online but realized I input wrong information in No.2 Application tab and I was not able to edit this information after hitting save button on No.4 Declaration tab just before ...
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How can I bring my mother to UK for visit [closed]

Hi I’m British and my wife on spouse visa and we due a baby on November how can I bring my mother in law for visit ?
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Easy Jet flight Amsterdam to Malaga with a change in London in the middle. Not allowed to board flight because of no UK entry Visa

I was flying from Amsterdam (Schipol Airport) to Malaga on Easy Jet and had to change planes in London. I am an Indian Citizen but have a Dutch Residence permit. I was not allowed to board the ...
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UK Tier 2 visa expires on last day of work contract. Can I leave and immediately return as a visitor to arrange my move out of country?

I am a US citizen and have been working in the UK on a Tier 2 visa for a number of years. My contract with my employer has the same end date as my residence permit's "valid until" date. As ...
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UK train strike: London Heathrow to Cambridge travel

So looks like all of UK rail is on strike tomorrow 27th July Wed. According to the National rail website partial service is available on some routes. It shows London to Cambridge as one such. But i am ...
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What to mention in the visa application form for the issuing authority of passport while applying for UK Transit visa from India

What to mention in the visa application form in the section for issuing authority of passport while applying for UK Transit visa from India? is it the officer who signed the passport when we open it?
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I received an email from UKVI saying my application is not straightforward [closed]

I received an email from UK Visas & Immigration regarding my application. I applied at VFS on 14th June and still have not received any update or passport collection email. It’s been 42 days. Do I ...
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Private roads to Bristol from Leeds

We are going to travel from Leeds to Bristol by Road next week. When checking in google maps, i see that "Continue onto A42 Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or on certain days&...
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Compensation because of cancelled flight: was there a baggage handler strike on July 2nd?

I was booked on flight BA 363 from LYS (Lyon) to LHR (London) on July 2nd 2022. The flight was cancelled - reasons not specified at the time - and I have applied for compensation plus costs. Unknown ...
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What are my chances to enter the UK with an expired visa?

I am travelling from a country that requires a visa. I got the six month visa last year, but I couldn't travel due to well-known worldwide difficulties. In the meantime, I got a visa for Schengen Area ...
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Can a 17-year-old travel to Portugal with an 18-year-old friend?

As per GOV.UK: Children aged 17 and under travelling to Portugal alone or in the company of a person who is not their parent or legal guardian, must either: be met at the airport or point of entry by ...
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Can I use an Irish passport card to enter the UK?

I am a dual UK / Irish citizen currently living in the UK. I like to carry my Irish passport card as it is small and convenient. I could hop on a plane, train, or boat to the EU (and some more ...
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Bronze Service Package for UK visa

I have applied for UK visitor visa from USA. I was forced to buy bronze service package in order to proceed for biometrics appointment. There is no clear instructions as to once the appointment is ...
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I accidentally booked the same flight twice and only noticed at check-in – do I have reasons to get refund back for one of them?

While booking a flight and paying for it, I had connection issues. When checking in in person, I was asked for my booking number because they expected two passengers with my name on that flight. Only ...
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UK Standard Visa - Monthly Savings [duplicate]

Please bear with me on this one... I have read somewhere that regardless of your savings for trip, the ECO also looks at your monthly spendings or how much you save per month out of your income. for ...
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UK and Schengen Visa rules - order of applying

I'm traveling to the UK and Schengen this winter and must apply for both visitor visas. It will be the UK first, then the Schengen area. It will be more convenient for me to apply for the Schengen ...
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May taxi drivers insist waiting on site rather than make two journeys?

On my next visit to England, I would like to visit a historic site in the middle of the countryside, about 10 miles (20 minutes drive) from the nearest train station. Without nearby public transport ...
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What kind of UK visa to apply for?

Good morning, I am a software engineer from Pakistan with over 20 years of experience. I have a friend in the UK, who along with some partners, wants to create a startup. He has recommended me for ...
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Traveling with temporary residence work permit

Hello everyone my question is i have a child that has cypriot passport and as the family of an eu citizen i was given a resident work permit card and i will like to know if i can travel to uk or ...
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Unusual routes from UK to Denmark

My wife and I are going to Denmark soon. The original plan was to fly out and return by train. We booked a flight with SAS from Birmingham to Copenhagen but it was cancelled. Now we have a booking ...
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Does Indians with Ireland Residence Permit need transit visa in UK [duplicate]

I am a Indian Passport holder having Ireland Residence Permit (IRP) having a layover of 5 hours in London Heathrow Airport to travel to Bangalore, India from Dublin, Ireland. Do I need a Direct air ...
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Can I WFH on a UK tourist visa and if so do I still need a NOC?

I am from India and want to go to UK for 2.5 weeks. I will first go to Paris for 4 days and then travel to London. I am planning to stay in Stevenage for about 10 days and explore London and ...
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Self employed, I'm applying for a UK visa from Ghana [duplicate]

My business registered in April 2022. I use my savings account for my savings.my father will sponsor my trip. Do I have the opportunity to be granted UK visitors visa since I don't have business bank ...
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Personal items allowance when visiting UK

I would like to understand if there are any customs restrictions on visitors to the UK for the personal items they bring with them; items which they plan to take back with them. By personal items I ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a connecting flight transfer in Heathrow? [duplicate]

I (Ukrainian) am traveling to the USA via Heathrow in London, UK (LHR). I was a little confused from reading the UK govt website, I'm not sure if my transfer is "airside" or not. More ...
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Is the EHIC still valid/recommended for travel to the UK post Brexit

Is the European Health Insurance Card still useful/required/recommended for travel to the UK (post Brexit) or is something else required? Edit: I'm legally resident in France and am on the French ...
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Does this count as denied entry?

2 years ago I had a flight from New Delhi > London > Bahamas. The flight from New Delhi to London was delayed, causing me to miss the flight to the Bahamas. The airline very kindly offered me a ...
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Why are the rail strikes in the UK spaced out? [closed]

In June 2022, there have been 3 days of striking scheduled for railway staff across the UK. These are intended to be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I would have expected greater disruption to the ...
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Child Accompanied UK Visa

My son has a child accompanied visa valid till 2025, he turned 18 this year and has been issued a new visa starting from July. He is flying home from Canada through UK. Will he be allowed into UK ...
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Does a UK citizen with US residency need any paperwork to travel to UK and back?

My son holds a UK passport. He is married to an american girl and has a daughter and has lived in America for around 15 years. He is a legal resident. What paperwork does he need to travel to the UK ...
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UK DATV - Evidence that your sponsor is not, or will not be, in breach of UK immigration laws at the time of your visit

I'm in Indian citizen and am applying for a UK DATV for traveling New Delhi -> London Heathrow -> Barbados. The visa application form at the end has a list of documents that I need to check to ...
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Is a third-party Canadian criminal record check OK for UK visa applications?

I am about to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa, of UK, and I need to provide some criminal record corresponding to my time in Canada. The official site here notes that one may use the services of third-...
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Will a refusal of US diversity visa affect Tier 4 dependent visa application?

My brother applied for a US Diversity visa in year 2014 and he was refused with his partner on Misrepresentation of information. Will that affect his visa application to UK? If yes, how can he ...
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Stain on back of photo page and along edge of photo page- should i replace my british passport? [duplicate]

Stain on back page does not show through. There is a stain along edge of photo page which runs along perforations Would I be denied travel?...
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UK Work Visa application

Im an Indian National.Currently living in the UK as a dependant.To switch into work visa what national identity card number to be use in the visa application?
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update Australian passport from UK

I have legally changed my name. I am trying to update my Australian Passport. I live in the UK under a Tier 2 Visa. I have assembled my documents and have everything I need. But because my current ...
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Which national identity card number should I enter in a UK Student Visa application as an Indian UAE resident? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen resident in the UAE, and I am currently applying for a student visa in the UK. What ID number should I enter on the visa application form: my Emirates ID or my Aadhar Card? Will ...
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Proof of return ticket at Immigration

I am looking to purchase a flight ticket to show as a proof of return ticket at immigration. I am not sure about my return dates so I can't actually commit to a date. I explored dummy ticket options ...
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Sending a 'blacklisted' phone from Kos to England, will there be any issues with customs etc.?

When visiting Kos, Greece, recently, my travel partner lost their phone at the hotel. When we returned home, we contacted our mobile network provider. They have 'blacklisted' the phone. We contacted ...
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Modify application for visa or visa itself to add 1 day

My mother-in-law (From the Philippines) has applied for a 6 month VISA to UK. and in our invitation letter we specified a date in August until February 2023 (it was few days shorter than 6 months). ...
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Is my passport damage as it has this small minor dots on the top on the blank pages rest all the details are in good condition? Should I reissue?

Is my passport valid should I opt for reissue.
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Joining a major road to A64 to Leeds from a small road

Please let me know how to approach and join this major road A64 to Leeds from York. My car is coming as the yellow line highlighted. There is no give way sign(there is only one broken line) in the ...
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Can I Travel To The UK With An Accompanied Visa While Unaccompanied Due To Sudden Circumstances?

When I got my visitor's visa handed to me, I was 15. I am now 16, and I must travel to England alone. However, my visa states that it is only valid if I am accompanied by my mother. This cannot be ...
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Do I need a visa for UK when my wife is EU citizen and I am not?

I am non-EU citizen (Bosnian) but my wife is. We permanently reside in an EU country and want to visit UK as tourists. Do we both need a visa to enter UK? Or is it only me who needs a visa as non-EU ...
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Do I need a transit visa for UK to change terminals at LHR?

I am traveling from India to Phoenix through British Airways with a valid US visa (F1). I have a connecting flight at the Heathrow airport. I will arrive at Terminal 5 and will need to commute to ...
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UK DATV for visa-free destination country

I'm an Indian citizen planing to travel New Delhi -> London -> Barbados. Barbados provides visa-free entry for Indian passport holders so no visa needed for that. For UK DATV, there's a question ...
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Can I use a Dutch debit card in UK public transport?

I have a Dutch ING vpay debit card with a chip and NFC. Can I use it at UK bus/tube terminals?

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