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British consulates and embassies cannot provide support for non British nationals unless they fit into categories below, even if they legally reside in the UK. Support for British Nationals Abroad: Summary from WWW.GOV.UK Who We Can Help We can provide the support set out in this guide to people outside the UK who are: British nationals (whether ...


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See the answer by @Chris Melville, he is in the business and knows what he talks about. You still have two months before Christmas, best to initiate the passport or ID card replacement right now, with a request for fast service as the earlier try was not handled as it should be. If you can not get your passport or ID card replaced in time while not in ...


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If your wife has an article 10 residence card, she does not need a visa if she travels with you. The UK's residence card for the family member of an EEA national is an article 10 card. She is also entitled to use the EU/EEA/Swiss passports queue when she arrives in the Schengen area, even though she doesn't have an EU, EEA, or Swiss passport, because she ...


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"My Greek ID is in a bad condition and will not be accepted" How bad? Do not assume that it won't be accepted. Even if it's a bit tatty, as long as your photograph still identifies you - and contains no signs of tampering or fraud - then it will be accepted. Possibly the MRZ (Machine-Readable Zone) won't work if the card is too spoiled. But this isn't a ...


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It's there, under England, London.


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Does she need a visa? We will be traveling together. Maybe. If your wife's residence card notes that it is the residence card of the family member of an EEA national, then she can travel with you in the EU without needing a visa. If the residence card does not have this notation (for example, if she acquired her residence through employment, or through ...


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Background Babies who are born in the UK but do not have a claim on British citizenship get a special status called "tolerated". It means they do not necessarily need a British visa because the government recognises that there are circumstantial practicalities surrounding newborn babies where immigration rules are concerned. If the child stays in the UK (...


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Does the Tier 4 need to be valid at least three months after the UK re-entry date? Other answers have pointed out that the visa (or BRP, or etc) must be valid for at least 90 days after returning to the UK, and that stipulation is uncontested. I wanted to add that this is not necessarily a hard requirement and that the Visa Code has provisions for ...


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The card you're asking about would allow your wife to travel to Iceland without a visa. She can also travel to Iceland by getting a visa. That is probably the way to go, as outlined below. First, does your wife's current permit say that it is a "Residence card of a family member of an EEA national"? If so, it is an Article 10 (or Article 20) card. It ...


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US generally does not allow a 'sterile' transit in the international section of an airport, as is common in most other countries. If you have a connecting flight in the US, even when directly coming from abroad and leaving to a different country, you will be and must be entitled to regularly enter the US as a visitor. As a Greek citizen, you would usually ...


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Some airlines, especially low cost carriers like Ryanair and easyjet, have passenger documentation requirements which far exceed those required by law. Ryanair in particular is especially infamous for this. Your travel agent will have been aware of this and would advise you to carry both your passport and BRP to ensure that you did not have any trouble with ...


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You can not visit the USA without a visa if you are not on the VWP list, regardless of where you reside. UK aside, even if someone is a permanent resident of Canada they still need a visa to enter USA if they are not eligible for VWP. Permanent residents (landed immigrants) of Canada must have a nonimmigrant visa unless the permanent resident is a ...


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Depending on what exactly you want to do in Germany, you might need a residence and work permit. Otherwise, you would apply for a C Schengen visa for the first visit and mention that more will follow. Summarized, a C visa allows you to come to Germany and talk about work, you need a work permit to come to Germany and do work. Usually first-time Schengen ...


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My husband has an Indian passport and has UK residency with Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR). Does he need a Mexican visa ? NO visa required. Your husband can simply enter Mexico without a visa on a valid visa or permanent residence of UK. Source:Consulate General of Mexico The answer is from official consulate general of Mexico in San Francisco: " ...


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I assume that you're actually a citizen of Australia, not just a resident, since that seems to be the interpretation under which the rest of the question makes the most sense. If that assumption is incorrect, please leave a comment on this answer, and I will change it as appropriate. The UK residence permit has no bearing on your ability to spend time in ...


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You can request personal information about you that is held on the Home Office’s immigration records (this is also known as a ‘subject access request’). There are three types of request you can make, all are free of charge: Basic, Specific, or Detailed. A Basic request takes 30 days and should provide you with the information you’re seeking in your question....


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You'll still have to forfeit the fees, and would likely have to re-apply again. For example, from the Indian page on Schengen applications: Please note the service charges will be forfeited in the following situations and a new appointment will have to be scheduled If you miss your appointment on the scheduled date If you are delayed for your ...


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A British Embassy is only obliged to lend assistance to British citizens, subjects or nationals - or in other words, people with a British passport - and other EU nationals when there is no embassy or consulate for that national in that country (citation here - thankyou to DUman for pointing this out). You have to go to the embassy of your own nationality, ...


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There are no visas on arrival in Germany (except for the corner case of non-EU family members of EU citizens traveling with them). You will need to apply for your Schengen visa in advance.


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If I were you, I would change my flight. How much? Ask the authorities how long they expect it to take. My Hellenic mother had a similar experience with an employee touching her photograph, and guess what, nothing practical she could do about it. I don't know if there is an elaborate and hairy process of chasing this, but it's probably not worth the effort, ...


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Your question can be divided into two subquestions: Who has liability for a car accident in Germany? Liability for an accident is determined by the local legislation, in this case the German one. Whether you are a local or a foreigner makes no difference. However, reading your description, I don't see any clear indication that you are liable yet. The ...


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Unfortunately, the best answer you probably will get is that 'it depends on the circumstances'. To be eligible for NHS benefits, you must be an 'ordinary resident' of the UK, but there is no definitive definition of the concept of ordinary residence. If in doubt, an NHS body will decide on a case-by-case basis. The NHS guidelines on determining ordinary ...


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No, you only have to provide the itinerary for your first trip, as well as a justification for why you need a multi-entry visa. E.g. here's what the Czech consulate in Teheran says about multi-entry visas: Multiple-entry visas may be issued with a period of validity between six months and five years, where the following conditions are met: (a) The ...


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As @Relaxed indicated, Bulgaria and Serbia aren't part of the Schengen area (yet). They will both let you in if you have a Schengen visa, but it's not required. You do need a local visa for Bulgaria, it seems it doesn't care about your status in the UK, but Serbia will let you in. Bulgaria (reference) Last update: 03.06.2015 Country Visa is required ...


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If you are challenged at a CTA port (which is unlikely), they will scan it and if nothing flags up, you can proceed. You might get some stick about upgrading to the newer ID's, but that's reasonable. Keep your DVLA reference number handy. If you are an ROI citizen you are covered on UK side by the Ireland Act 1949 http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/hmso/...


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A UK residence permit does not exempt you from a Schengen visa. So if your nationality requires one, you need it. You can, of course, apply through an embassy in the UK


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@MichaelHampton is correct. While a Tier 2 visa allows you to live and work in the UK, as a non-EEA national you would still need to complete a landing card. However, there is an exception you might consider, the Registered Traveller, should you be eligible. Entering the UK You’re from a non-EEA country Your carrier will give you a landing ...


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I would like to respectfully suggest that you change your approach. You write: the authorities must give me every chance to get one within a reasonable time limit or produce other satisfactory evidence of your identity and citizenship... Later, you say: ...it is not my fault and I should deserve a compensation as I am gonna miss the flight and have ...


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It's not certain that if the OP starts the procedure now, he will have a passport before his travel to Greece. The Greek embassies in Europe urge Greeks to go back home in order to renew their passport due to the long waiting times (reference: personal experience). And a fast procedure only exists for serious reasons like health problems. The only loophole ...


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