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You don't need a return ticket, but with you having a boyfriend there, I'd strongly recommend you to get one. If nothing else, a random fully-refundable ticket for a date around the time you suspect you'll return. Also, if staying longer than a month, bring every single piece of documentation proving your ties to the US (signed/stamped employment/school ...


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We were in the UK twice in 2019, first time for three weeks in February in London, Cambridge, and Glasgow, then another week in December in Cambridge. TL;DR: we lived easily on credit cards, and never obtained UK currency. "Chipped" credit card acceptance is pervasive. "Contactless" cards are also widely accepted in shops and markets and — very usefully — ...


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A return or round trip ticket is not required. However, depending on your entry experience, it may be helpful to demonstrate your intention to return or at least leave. If you are routed to a Border Force Officer, they must be satisfied you are not an overstay risk. If cash is an issue, you can often find award tickets for less than most credit card sign ...


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It's also worth looking into a "Miscellaneous_charges_order" (MCO). Its like an airline ticket, issued by an airline in your home country, but shows a currency amount rather than a flight booking. It is convertable into an airline ticket on demand, with any airline (almost). It is refundable in your home country if not used, but not refundable for cash ...


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All the answers above are good, but I have a bit of additional advice. I'm British, and my wife is American and works for a US airline, so we frequently have family coming to the UK using her cheap travel benefits, who usually stay for a while, so I have some experience on what to expect. If you don't have a return ticket, your first problem will not be ...


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Apply for the Schengen visa first, and have it in-hand before you apply for the UK visa. As to the Schengen visa application: you're already re-admissible to the US with your F1 status, so you won't have to convince the Schengen authorities that you can depart when your visit is over. Schengen won't care how you get to your Schengen country of entry. As to ...


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Q1 Enter your marital status as at the application date. You can make your wedding plans clear in the ‘additional information’ section at the end of the application, and in your covering letter What details should a good cover letter contain to back up a UK Visit Visa application? Q2 The application contains a section where the applicant explains who is ...


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The UK gives advice to applicants for visas (who are from countries which do not have a visa waiver, like Nigeria). The UK says specifically Don't bother buying an airline ticket; they will not convince us of your intent to leave the UK at the end of your planned visit. Immigration is there to enforce the immigration laws: mainly to make sure visitors don'...


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So as you mentioned you had not yet submitted the visa applications nor had any interviews, which means you should get a refund as the submission has not yet been processed by the home office. According to the UK government website, you can either call or email to request your refund, and you should get a response to say they are working on it in two ...


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You have a lot of answers related to your current plan of staying up to six months. This answer questions that whole plan. Your goal is to work out where your current long distance relationship is going, and if it goes well to be able to marry your boyfriend and move to the UK. For that to be feasible, you need to keep a good record with the UK immigration ...


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Did a contract at a major Australian airline, where I was required to fly on specific planes on specific days. Even up to 30 min before, our own internal systems might show one plane, and then engineering or Ops would switch them. So the first point, is especially on busy routes, you can't always guarantee which plane you'll be on. As for the seat plan -...


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Before last year we would say that you should expect a lot of scrutiny at the border if you arrive without a return ticket and say you want to stay for the maximum allowable time, but if you can prove your finances are such that you do not need to work while in the UK (or, preferably, ever again in your life) and you can support yourself, then you would ...


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Since there is no posted answer espousing the view that "a UK citizen visiting the Netherlands for a holiday is 'exercising their EU rights of free movement,'" I will post one. Obviously that is true only while the UK continues to participate in the EU's freedom of movement scheme, which currently seems like it will be until the end of this year. ...


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If you looking nearby airport then Northolt Airport is just 5-miles away from Harrow, and if you are looking airport that easily reachable by public transport then London Heathrow Airport.


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