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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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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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Worried that my parents information might not match

In a previous UK visa application I entered my father year of birth as 1964. My visa was approved. Now I am applying for a skilled worker visa and I realized that my father is actually 1966. Should I ...
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London Heathrow airport to Leeds

In reference to my earlier question - earlier question I will be reaching at 10:15 am as I changed my travel date time. Should I prebook national express coach to Leeds Station? Or should I reach ...
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Paying tax when traveling home to the EU with UK bought goods and gifts after Brexit?

When travel opens up after COVID 19 we are going to experience travel after Brexit and the adjustment period for the first time. In my case it will be to the Netherlands, but I might travel via France ...
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Travelling from London Heathrow airport to Leeds Tempest Road

I am planning to land on 17th April at 7pm at London Heathrow Airport, mostly Terminal 2. I will have two checked bags, one laptop bag, and a carry-on bag. I'm planning to prebook the National Express ...
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Testing Kit to Transit Heathrow to Belfast?

Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that does not require the day 2 & 8 Covid test kit for international arrivals. I'm trying to anticipate whether, when connecting in Heathrow, I will be ...
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Error in UK visa application

Can someone help me out. Someone filled a United Kingdom visit visa online application form for me. He didn't confirm from me if I was refused visa by any country and he put No. He just submitted the ...
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J1 Visa overstaying?

J1 Visa overstaying? I have overstayed my J-1 visa by 6 weeks beyond the grace period end date in 2016. Currently, I am applying for a UK tourist visa. I haven't received any official warnings during ...
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For which reasons might a UK immigration officer refuse entry at the border with a valid visa? Are there stricter criteria during the pandemic?

My significant other has just been granted a 6 month multiple entry visitor visa to the UK. They visited the UK twice before in 2019 with another visitor visa. I haven't seen them for 14 months due to ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa for traveling from denmark to Bangladesh via Heathrow Airport [duplicate]

I want to travel to Bangladesh from Denmark via Heathrow Airport, so do I need a transit visa from the UK? My onward flight from Heathrow Airport within 2 hours and same as when I will return to ...
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Can a non-UK citizen marry in the UK on a visitor visa?

I live in the UK as a British citizen. My girlfriend lives in Switzerland (not as a Swiss citizen.) She has a UK visitor visa that was issued 13/11/2019 and expires 13/11/2021. Can she come here to ...
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UK registered number plate in Europe but non UK font

i picked up a couple of German style registration plates in California a few years ago that has my UK registered personalised number on both (one yellow and one white) I appreciate that they are ...
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UK travel days with quarantine

Good day. Please I want to confirm if I want to visit the UK for 7 days then I need to quarantine for 10 days. On the application form, it asks for how many days do I intend to stay in the UK. Should ...
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Can I enter the UK before my student visa as a Canadian citizen?

I am a Canadian citizen. I've been living with my English partner for the last two years in Canada and I have officially been accepted to an English University for a 1 year masters degree starting ...
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UK courier for delivering covid-19 test (fit-to-fly requirements)

Are there any reliable couriers in the UK to deliver my (used) coronavirus test kit? The most common ones like DHL and DPD do not accept them, and Royal Mail deliveries are often delayed. Travellers ...
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Questions regarding UK Visitor Visa in 2021

I am an Indian citizen, planning to visit my friend in UK during April-May 2021. I have couple of questions that I would like to ask. I would have to self-isolate in UK for 10 days, Where do I need ...
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Are you allowed to work for your employer on a UK Visitor VISA

I am planning to visit my friend in UK. I am an Indian citizen and working for a company in India. Due to Covid-19, I am working from home since Mar 2020. When I visit UK, can I continue working for ...
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Indian Passport Holder travelling to India from UK during lockdown

I hold Indian Passport and UK residence permit I would like to travel india due to my fathers expected eye operation Do I need to provide a doctors letter at UK airport before departure?
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Is someone else's surgery a legally permitted reason for international travel from the UK?

I need to travel to India to attend a medical emergency. My mother needs a major surgery and she wants to see her grand kids before this surgery. She is over 85. National lock-down and International ...
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Detained in UK and almost sent away in Dublin, will I always be stopped at every airport now?

I'm a US citizen that traveled to the UK a long time ago and was detained and sent back right away because I didn't have a round trip ticket, I had no travel insurance, and low funds in my account. ...
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Do I need to get my bank statements stamped for UK Standard Visitor Visa during Covid-19

Last year, I applied for UK Standard Visitor Visa and I submitted my bank statements with stamps from my bank. I also submitted my salary slips stamped by my Employer. I got the visa issued but ...
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A French registered car in the UK caught up in travel restrictions with owner now out of the UK

A person had traveled from France by car to visit relatives in the UK and then had to fly out to Ireland on a family medical emergency ( an expected short duration. ) leaving their French registered ...
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Schengen visa refusal with an alert and chance of getting UK visa

My application for Schengen visa was rejected twice, "the information regarding the justification for the purpose of intended stay was not reliable". Second time but that time an alert was ...
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Can I ask for an extension from my ''leave to enter'' stamp in the UK?

I arrived to UK on 19th December 2020, and at the border control after the general questions that why I came as a visitor she asked me for a return flight (It was to Italy for March 2021)the officer ...
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UK COVID: any consequences if a passenger locator form was not completed for a brief entry?

I had a layover in the UK recently on a trip from the U.S. to the EU, where I had to exit the international transfer zone to check in for the next flight. I did not complete a passenger locator form. ...
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Visit visa stay allowance [duplicate]

I have 2 year visit visa allowed from feb 2020 to feb 2022. I didnt come in 2020. Now i want to stay from Jan, feb, march and april in uk Then may in Pakistan, then june, july, august, september and ...
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Cannot find the decision made as indicated in the email and the passport has also not yet been returned [duplicate]

Email from TLScontact states that decision has been made and sent directly to my email however, I haven't seen the email nor received the passport. Any one who has ever received a similar email and ...
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Can Kazakh nationals apply for UK visas and travel to the country?

Can Kazakhs apply for a UK visit visa and travel to the country right now due to the Covid situation, yes or no? Reason for visit: I am a UK citizen, my wife is Kazakh - she's in Kazakhstan right now. ...
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Bank statement for visitors visa [duplicate]

Can a unemployed student who is not working used his guardian's or parents' bank statement from his own country or the unemployed student must have his or her own bank statement? Even when the sponsor ...
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I'm a UK citizen/resident employed remotely by a US company. What's the chances of getting an H1B visa? [closed]

I'm a UK citizen working in London. For three years, I have been a writer employed by a company based in the USA. It's fair to say I'm indispensable but I do not have any formal writing qualifications....
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UK DATV - Evidence onward journey is booked

The UK gov website says for Direct airside transit visa requirements: You must also provide evidence that your onward journey is booked or confirmed, such as: a flight booking email printed tickets ...
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Do separate tickets satisfy the UK's DATV transit requirement for an onward ticket?

I'm trying to travel to Nassau, Bahamas from Colombo, Sri Lanka with 1 connection in London Heathrow. I am concerned about the "onward" ticket requirement in the DATV transit visa ...
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What are the "legally permitted reasons" for international travel FROM the UK?

I have a flight ticket from the UK, to Costa Rica, with a connecting flight in Germany (in March). The airline is Lufthansa. Costa Rica is allowing international travellers in, however, the UK is ...
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Why the change in visa type from Visa to Entry Clearance and the reduced validity from 2 years to 6 months

In 2018 I applied for UK standard visitors Visa and was successfully issued 2-year with Visa which has the resemblance of the schengen Visa. In 2021 I applied for another 2-year visa and instead I ...
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UK Visa Refusal V4.2 Freelancer / Married / Permanent EU Resident [duplicate]

Over the summer 2020 a friend from the UK visited myself and my husband in Greece for a few weeks. The friend in trying to repay the favour has offered me the opportunity to visit her and her husband ...
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Evidence of Bank statement

My aunt opened a bank account on my name in England since May 2019 with 3500 pounds. Can I use it as my bank statement?
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Where was this picture of a seaside road taken?

Can someone help identify which location this might in the UK? I've seen this in a movie. I know for sure that the movie is shot in the UK as the story is based in the UK.
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Reasons for UK visitors refusal [duplicate]

My visa was refused because I stated I am a student but the information provided does not demonstrate I am a student or currently enrolled in an academic institution. And it is also unclear in the ...
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How do I get back to the UK if my country is in the COVID "banned countries" list? (Tier 2 Work visa)

My context: Started a job in the UK in late 2019 Got a Tier 2 (General) work visa Got a "Leave to Remain" BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) valid for 3 years. Rented a flat already. Came to ...
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How are older drivers in the UK intended to learn about smart motorways? [closed]

This question arises from a conversation about road holidays in the UK, where I live. I was chatting to an older friend of the family, and it turns out they haven't heard of smart motorways. They ...
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Travelling to the UK on an accompanied visa, unaccompanied [duplicate]

I am a Europen Union member and I applied for my brother to accompany me to the UK. He was granted an a visa to accompany to the UK and before the UK left the EU, I applied for settlement. I now live ...
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Visit visa refused appendix v 4.5 a and c [duplicate]

I applied for my friend to visit me here in the uk. I am fully sponsoring his visit here. We admit we made a stupid mistake and we thought that his "bank statements" were not worth ...
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Can I travel to Finland indirectly given the current U.K. travel ban?

I wanted to ask if anyone would know if it is permissible for me to travel to Helsinki from the U.K. indirectly given the current travel ban on direct flights from U.K. to Finland? My travel would be ...
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Can I bring a single shot of live ammunition onto the plane from US to UK as a souvenir?

I’m on holiday in the US and I’m planning on going to shoot some guns at the gun range. As a souvenir, I would like to bring a single shot of ammo (maybe a 9mm or something small) with me to the UK, ...
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New visa after overstaying in UK

My partner left the UK after overstaying for 4 months. He is now banned from the Uk for a year. I'm wondering if he can reapply for his new visa before the year ban is complete, so that he can come ...
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Heathrow Airport: Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, can you transit without visa? (conflicting answers)

I'm a Sri Lanka national and traveling to Bahamas. The route is Sri Lanka (Sri Lankan Airlines) to Heathrow (British Airways) to Nassau. Sri Lankan airlines will arrive in Heathrow around 4PM. The ...
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Does having no exit record from the UK on my passport risk my visa application for re entering?

I have fairly some complicated questions that cast doubt on my process of applying for a student visa in the UK. I hope you read till the end to understand my situation and apologize in advance for ...
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Returning to France as a resident

I'm British and have been living in France for just over 5 years. I am a resident without official residency papers (I don't have to have these until June, due to brexit). I've been visiting my ...
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Should I pay for importing my iPhone in the UK?

Until now when arriving from EU to the UK I was walking green corridors and life was good. Now gov.uk website says this (https://www.gov.uk/duty-free-goods/arriving-in-Great-Britain): You can bring ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa [duplicate]

Once a visa is issued, is there a time limit on when it has to be used by, i.e. How soon do you have to enter the UK after issue.

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